Have you ever been surrounded by people smarter, richer, and more physically attractive than you? Or, no matter how hard you try, you can't achieve the lofty accomplishments that your co-workers reach? The Tree No One Wanted felt disillusionment to his core. He was teased and bullied, even though he did nothing to deserve the ridicule from his peers. Yet, he held strong, and grew to maturity to serve a Godly purpose no tree had ever been called upon to do before.
What career would Jesus follow if he came to the earth today? I believe he would be a farmer, working sixteen-hour days, dressed in denim overalls. As he did in Judea, he would possess human characteristics--a face, eyes, ears, hands, feet, arms, and back. His body would be brutalized as it was two thousand years ago. Not only on a Roman cross, but by mobs of followers who would turn on him when their ears were no longer tickled by his words. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be God and have human attributes at the same time? Our God Wears Denim Overalls examines the suffering Jesus endured on earth, but also explores the beauty of heaven that Jesus can see, and we, as his followers, will be entitled to experience after the resurrection.
Christmas Eve shopping is in full swing at the local General Store where we find last minute customers hastily selecting a few more holiday decorations and ornaments. Standing unnoticed in the corner is a small artificial Christmas Tree, watching, listening and wishing only to be chosen and taken home for the holiday festivities. Sadly the tree isnt chosen and soon the doors close as the disappearing shoppers run home to begin their celebrations. The little tree looks out of the store windows toward the empty streets and prepares to spend Christmas Eve alone in the shadows of the now darkened store. But something is about to change. The Five Dollar Christmas Tree is a true story, one children and adults will enjoy sharing at Christmas time over and over again.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, The £1,000,000 Bank Note, A Horse's Tale, Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Innocents Abroad, Life on the Mississippi…
Author: Mark Twain
Category: Young Adult Fiction
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Gilded Age The Prince and the Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective A Horse's Tale The Mysterious Stranger Novelettes A Double Barrelled Detective Story Those Extraordinary Twins The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut The Stolen White Elephant The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Short Story Collections The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Sketches New and Old Merry Tales The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Concerning the Jews To the Person Sitting in Darkness To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget The Treaty with China Stirring Times in Austria The Czar's Soliloquy King Leopold's Soliloquy Adam's Soliloquy Essays on Copyrights Other Essays Travel Books The Innocents Abroad A Tramp Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Autobiography Biographies Mark Twain: A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine My Mark Twain by William Dean Howells
The Tree of Lost Dreams takes Johnny DaSilva and his Big Tree buddies from youths who lived out their fantasies of heroism high on the towering limbs of the Big Tree to the real world. While trying and failing to enter WW II because of their youth, they were greeted with the Korean War. Johnnys words Now we have our own war were received with some standing tall on their high limb while others deciding to instead abandon the heights and place their two feet squarely on the ground. Johnny, Righty, Scoff, Rhesus and others bought into Johnnys words, If we dont fight them there, we will fight them here. The two young girls that were in love with Johnny, wealthy and popular Yelena, and poor and abused Bernadette, are now women. It took little time for the Big Tree gang to learn the great distance between the lofty fresh air of their beloved Tree to the lowly face in the muck, nearly impossible to breathe gasps of battlefield blood and barf. Johnny suffers the epitome of the wounds of the lower depths and the different directions it spirals him, Yelena and Bernadette into. Hopefully you have read the Tree of Young Dreamers, Frank Sousas first novel of the Tree Trilogy. The third, the Tree of New Roots is underway.
The autobiographical material in this book is intended to describe how the development of a clergy comes to pass! This journey through a clergy person's life is intended to: --help us be aware of all the people who have a vital part in the development of a pastor --recognize the level of commitment necessary to be an effective pastor --a life-long refinement of skills and learning through formal education, life experiences and continuing education --the need to care for our personhood and our family, as well as the parish --the necessity of making the Bible a life-long study project --the courage to act in time of crisis --a good sense of humor --the flexibility to grow and change as society and the church reach out for leadership
Captured by Federal Authorities, Peter Baird finds himself incarcerated in a FEMA Camp run by the corrupt officials who've taken over the government. But even here he is aided by the remnants of the militia, still struggling in a seemingly hopeless battle against those who've seized power in the wake of the failed revolution. Peter joins forces with other victims of the government crack-down and plots to seize control of the camp to free them all. The only question is whether any of them will survive.
The first compilation of the full first-edition texts of the classic fairy tale collections by Joseph Jacobs, with Jacobs' original prefaces and annotations. * Reprints Jacobs' original versions of these 87 classic tales exactly as they were first published more than a century ago * Illustrated with the original block prints by John Batten
Are you upset at the direction this great Nation is headed, toward socialism? Are you tired of having other nations belittle and laugh at our Nation? Are you afraid that your children and grandchildren will not have a chance to live the American Dream? Are you ready to take action, and oust those politicians who act only for their own interests, not those whom they supposedly serve? Then read inside where the author tells you what diseases the Tree of Democracy has, how it can be pruned, and what you can do to return it, and this great Nation, to the world pre-eminence which was once ours! The author speaks plainly and forthright, no politically correct apologies or excuses, just plain old common sense! Then take action, and become a PPC!