There is one demon spirit that controls, dominates, possesses, oppresses, vexes, and torments eight out of ten people in the world today, including born-again Christians: FEAR!
Children will love to read about these adorable bears and learn about their special caring mission as the Care Bears teach them the importance of caring for others and sharing their feelings.
47 Houses on the Long Journey Home is a big story; a story of love and adventure spanning decades and continents. Two young people set out on a search that takes them from America's midwest to Hong Kong's Suzy Wong area, from life as sheltered expats to living in an old fishing village on the South China Sea and aboard an ocean-going junk in a typhoon shelter, speaking Chinese.
Why? Not even they seem to know. Deeper than the apparent reasons there is a keen longing to delve into life, to find that basic root of what it means to be human. The De Prees and their four children always plan to come back to a li le town in the US - soon...and a fter twenty years in Hong Kong and ten years in the Middle East, gaining new understandings of culture and art, they finally make it. On a chance trip to the mountains of North Carolina they fall in love with a big blue mountain, a creek, and a whole community of artists, singers and warm-hearted people - And house number 47, which finally becomes home.
Lenore De Pree comes from strong Dutch stock in Chicago, was raised in the back hills of Appalachian Kentucky where her parents took in 90 home children, and has been trying to tie worlds together ever since.
Now that her worlds include Chinese and Arabian cultures, the scope has expanded. De Pree alternates between writing and oil painting, searching between colors and words to express a deep-felt response to life.
She has published books in New York and in the midwest. Life now consists of working with husband Gordon in an art gallery in West Jefferson, North Carolina, high up in the Blue Ridge mountains- and enjoying their grown children and grandchildren.
Цей нарис присвячено економічній історії, що включає розвиток ремесел, аграрного сектору та промислів, зовнішньої та внутрішньої торгівлі, грошового обігу, зародків податкової системи та зародження економічної думки на території України в IX–XV ст., з акцентуванням уваги на факторах (зокрема й позаекономічних: політична, релігійна, соціальна та інші сфери), які впливали на розвиток економіки України в зазначений період. Окремий розділ виділено для стислого огляду економічного розвитку від часу появи на українських теренах перших людських колективів і до IX ст.
н. е. Матеріал викладено у науково-популярній формі, тож ця праця буде не тільки корисною для студентів-економістів та істориків під час вивчення курсів і спецкурсів з економічної історії України, але й цікавою для широкого кола читачів.
…. those people and places. None of them seemed real anymore.
It’s like that day his grandparents came in June, he packed up all he had. And it all fit in a duffel bag…. Where are you supposed to go when you’re a thirteen-year-old city kid, your mom has just been thrown in jail for a repeat DUI drug charge, and you’ve never even met the man who is your father? You certainly can’t count on your mom’s latest drug dealer boyfriend to offer any support – he’s basically kicking you to the curb, making it abundantly clear he couldn’t care what happens to you. A story of faith for today, FIND YOUR WAY HOME is a tale of friendship and family, portraying the life of Elliott, a troubled young teen learning to deal with his lot in life. Through his personal, soul searching inner voice, the reader is brought into his world which is darkened by the effects of his mother’s drug and alcohol addiction and the physical abuse at the hands of her boyfriend. Even though, at first, he doesn’t see it as such, his saving grace is found in his grandparents’ insistence that he live with them on their rural Minnesota farm while his mother serves her time in prison and state-mandated treatment program. It’s in the quaint, lakeside town of Lake Belle, Minnesota near his grandparents’ farm, that Elliott crosses paths with the Eastman kids, Daniel and his sister Lauryn. To Elliott, the Eastman kids embody everything he is not – where his life is filled with chaos and dysfunction, their lives seem to be easy and carefree, almost “perfect.” Over the months, and then years, we witness as the Eastman’s accept him as their “other brother” and a deep friendship develops between the three children, with an especially poignant bond between Elliott and Lauryn. Elliott begins to see that their “perfect” life isn’t so perfect after all, seeing firsthand the marital problems of Todd and Gabrielle and the effect it has on his friends, especially Lauryn. As the years pass, the kids begin pursuing their unique interests, taking them in different directions. Elliott, having always embraced computer gaming as a means of escape, turns his boyhood passion into a small business and then into a career, which takes him far from Lake Belle, but leaves him unsatisfied and in an end search for happiness, home and family. Lauryn, always certain that Lake Belle is home, is simply searching for, and thinks she may have finally found in Gabe, a local craftsman, the “right” someone to share it with. When a series of life events suddenly forces Elliott to acknowledge his deep-seated feelings of shame and resentment over his mother’s decade-long battle with addiction, and a soul-searching recognition of his true feelings considering marriage and his future, he finally discovers what family, home, and love really means.
A Secret Life Paris, 1814 – Napoleon is in exile, but his intelligence grid remains as active as ever. At the behest of Whitehall, Major Ty Burrell has taken leave from the British army in order to conduct espionage in Paris. After nearly a decade running down Napoleon on battlefields as much as in back alleys, he’ll go to any lengths to prevent the emperor’s meddling in France. A plot is brewing behind closed doors of the city’s most ruth ministers, and like his Crown superiors, Ty is determined to root it out. With his fellow officers and even his best friend Matthew ignorant of his work, Ty’s assignment promises to be a lonely one. A Secret Purpose Polished, aristocratic Olivia Fletcher has also answered Whitehall’s orders, but with very different motivations. Spending her days as hostess for her widowed uncle Lord Portsmouth, not even her fiancé suspects her of being more than lovely and innocuous – certainly not a seasoned British agent. Having lost both her parents to the aftermath of the French Revolution, her grievances with Paris’s ruling class are personal. She accepts Whitehall’s summons bent on revenge. A Risky Endeavor Ty and Olivia embark on a mission to stop sinister Joseph Fouche, French police minister, before he can carry out his designs. Adopting secret identities, they spiral deeper into Paris’s shadow world, unraveling a conspiracy which will shake all of Europe. By turns predator and prey, they toe the line with a growing attraction that threatens to compromise their assignment. Stolen kisses keep pace with stolen information as the line blurs between reality and the roles they play. Making a dangerous wager of their hearts, they’ll have to untangle Fouche’s plot before their own risks cost them everything. Can they succeed together, or will they have to face their enemy alone?
New York Times bestselling author Joan Hohl delivers a sweeping tale of two bold, ambitious brothers whose passion for the family empire can't compete with the bolder love of two irresistible women.