A Gift Returned was inspired by a personal search of the scriptures, which revealed to the author the personal relationship that developed between the earthly family of Jesus Christ and His chosen disciples and followers during His three-year ministry. Certainly, the most positive evidence of a close relationship occurred at the foot of the cross, when Jesus asked His beloved disciple, John, to care for His mother following His crucifixion. The author desires, using scripture as a foundation, to share this historical novel, and hopefully providing an interesting account of this period in the life of our Lord. The author's intention is to offer the reader imaginative scenarios that might have occurred between the mother of Jesus and the Roman centurion, who retrieved His robe following the crucifixion, and then his determined crusade to return it to her before he is recalled to Rome. The author wants to clarify that there is no intention to alter or change scripture. The aim and goal is, hopefully, to give new believers and young people a lucid insight of His thirty-three years on Earth and to inspire them to make their own personal search of the scriptures. Finally, each story needs a storyteller. The author has chosen James, the half-brother of Jesus. He alone had the opportunity to experience and gain knowledge of the entire life of Jesus. He was reared in the same household, grew to manhood, and, following the crucifixion and resurrection, became a believer in the deity of Jesus. He became very involved in the early Christian movement, working with the apostles and Saint Paul, and becoming a pillar of the Church. Keeping this in mind, come and let James take you on a spiritual and historical trip, revealing truths you might not have known. About the Author Donna Hahn was born and raised in Indiana. She married and became a stay-at-home mother to her two daughters. After her late husband's retirement, the two of them moved back to her hometown where they both became active members of the church and community activities. In 2007, Donna lost her husband to cancer and her daughter to cardiac arrest; now at the age of eighty-six, she remains strong, grateful, and happy with the support of her other daughter, grandchildren, friends, and God.
If you are planning on retiring there are pit falls that you need to plan for. The myths about retirement need to be dispelled. You need to try to predetermine your temperament for retirement, structure your time and develop strategies for handling the financial realities. This book will help you make the right decisions for what could be the most joyful time in your life.
Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket NaturalistÂ® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
Alabaster Caverns State Park in Oklahoma is home to the world's largest natural gypsum cave, and this companion guide is perfect for identifying the wide variety of wildlife contained in this unique ecosystem. In addition to the illustrations of familiar species, a detailed map showing rest stations and camping areas is also included. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this guide support the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department's work in preserving and protecting the caverns.