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In Gems of a Lifetime, Barbara Patton Unger shares 'gems' of light that she has mined in her life. Her metaphor of Gemstones for these illuminations points to a glorious and loving God.She focuses on the precious jewels of light discovered from growing up in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri and gives voice to Oracles of Wisdom gained through, and sometimes in spite of, religious affiliation. She then honors the greatest light of all - the essence of the divine within us. She shows God's goodness IS 'OUR' glory; and these "gemstones" point us to our own days of Heaven on Earth. Awakened to the truth of our "spiritual DNA," she presents her treasures to help others recognize how, even in the midst of sorrows, God can enrich their lives if they look for, value and mine their own sparkling gems.
Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1" covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
We are to labour for God's kingdom-not simply follow Jesus. Christ had many followers but few disciples. The Synoptic Gospels record Jesus saying, ""If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."" This passage is frequently quoted, but do we deny self, take up our cross, and follow Him? It takes guts to follow the Lord, and glory comes after one's service. In "God's Precious Children," David A. Darlington explores what it truly means to be a disciple. Do you have the guts to deny self, and become a labourer for His kingdom?
About the Author
David A. Darlington developed a hands-on, practical approach to ministry as a farm boy, a graduate of Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph; and years of dairy farming. Later, he graduated from Emmanuel Bible College (EBC), Kitchener; Canadian Theological Seminary, Calgary; and Tyndale Theological Seminary, Toronto. Ministering in Renfrew County and interacting with military families prompted his first book, "God's Tactical Unit" (Winnipeg, Word Alive Press, 2013). In recognition, EBC Alumni Association and Academic Council awarded him the "Delta Epsilon Chi" award for intellectual achievement, Christian character, and leadership ability. His foci are ministry, studying, teaching, and writing.
"Gems from Spurgeon" is a collection of wisdom divided up into thirty topics. Each of these chapters contains a collection of insightful paragraphs on themes such as heaven, faith, providence, prayer and love. Published in 1858, the material was gathered from Spurgeon's formative years while he preached at The New Park Street Chapel. This book would make a great one month devotional. The text was updated to modern language.
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