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.
Revival in the church can only begin and continue when the people of God experience a renewal within their hearts and a transfomation of their minds. This can never happen unless the Word of God comes alive in us and the practicing of it becomes first nature through us. In and of itself Revival is but a beginning and 'new life' through Christ a starting point to greater things in His Name. As we begin to experience more of the 'beginning of sorrows' God waits to use a people unafraid and unashamed to walk in His Word. It will never be easier than it is today, for the Word itself tells us that the days will grow more difficult. His precious grace will never be more available than in these last days, for He has spoken it in His Word.
MacGregor Stone, a powerful magnate in the pharmaceutical industry, now lies helpless in a hospital bed at the mercy of an incurable disease. It was an unimaginable condition for a man like him and a daunting experience for his wife, Lenore. Despite his life slipping away from him, Mac still has in his grasp a means to preserve the lives of many-including his own. An astounding new discovery is made at Stone Labs, a discovery that would change the face of the industry and of the world forever. But when Mac finds out what lies ahead of him, will he be powerful enough to pay the price? Or will he readily watch his own life rapidly crumble before him?
Every Christian should have a story of faith to tell. When we take time to recognize God's hand in our everyday lives, our stories of faith will write themselves.
Within the pages of this book you will be inspired to:
Spend time daily reading God's Word.
Spend time daily pouring out your heart to the only one who can move heaven and earth to meet your specific needs.
Spend time daily anticipating the Good Shepherd to lead you in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Start recording your own stories of faith to pass on as a legacy to the next generation.
Sometimes we believers carry a false sense of failure, thinking we are simply not doing enough for the Lord. What we often fail to remember is it is not what we do for the Lord that grows our faith, but what we allow Him to do for us and through us. The first mindset causes us to focus on ourselves and fuels our desire for the recognition and accolades only the Lord deserves. The second mindset gives glory where glory is due. God is to be glorified in our lives every day.
May you be encouraged.
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