When her parents announce the family is going on the Holiday of a Lifetime instead of renovating the kitchen, Anna is convinced it will be one Potential Disaster after another. She wants to believe the lucky seahorse charm her gran gave her will be protection enough but when her gran falls ill and her dad must fly home, Anna begins to question her belief in luck. It's in Finland when the thing Anna has feared most actually happens - A Real Life and Death Situation - and it's up to Anna to save her brother and sister.
"You are invited to embark upon a journey."
"My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God." (Proverbs 2:1-5)
"Discover your Life Pearls."
a "Hiddena (TM) older illegal drug users are a seldom researched group; most research on illegal drug users instead focusses on the young or the institutionalised. To counter this trend, this book reports on a study of current 'hidden' users of illegal drugs aged 40 and over. These are individuals who have sustained illegal drug use over the long term, largely away from the gaze of the authorities, whilst living otherwise 'conventional' lives, holding down jobs, raising families and so on. Thus they have much to tell us about how illegal substances can be integrated into life over the long term, how that integration intersects with other aspects of one's existence, and how illegal drug use is ultimately shaped by changes in personal circumstances and wider social contexts. Utilising insights from the 'life course perspective', the development of the participants' use over their lives is analysed and placed in social context. The book also details the nature of their current drug use. Thus the book illustrates the place of illegal drugs in the lives of the participants, and how this came to be over the decades as they also juggled work, family and the everyday minutiae of life with their use. The result is a unique look at the illegal drug use of an often ignored group of older drug users, which charts the changing role that illegal drugs have played - and continue to play - in their lives.
This practical manual is a step-by-step guide for pulpit nominating committees in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In several brief chapters, Dean Foose tells committees how to get organized, how to compose the congregational information materials, how to compile a list of candidates, what kinds of questions to ask in an interview, and other essential tips and tactics for finding the right pastor.
Writing is a huge part of my life. It allows me to express my emotions throughout the difficulties we all experience in our lives. I have had several poems published through some of the online poetry sites and have been fortunate to be blessed with this ability. I enjoy being able to put into words the feelings I have and then allow those feelings to flow from the page to the reader. When they connect with me to the point of being able to see, hear, or feel what I have written then I have accomplished what I set out to do.