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Life Before and After Death
Life is short. We never know what each day may hold. In a moment, in the blink of an eye, that life can end. This author relays her own story along with the miraculous journey she has traveled since that day. This collection of stories by Betty Ruth Hatter includes memories, new and old, family tales, a bucket list and all the laughter, tears and experiences along the way. These stories are sure to encourage, uplift and bring a measure of faith and dose of delight to you and yours.
If a Man Dies, Shall He Live Again?
The book in your hands is a companion to a painting, which was inspired by a meditation on Revelation 22, wherein is described the Tree of Life. The artwork answers the question asked by Job millennia ago, a question on the lips of many yet today: “If a man dies, shall he live again?”
Lulabelle is a lively mobile home, who provides love and shelter to the family who lives in her. Join her, along with Cassie, Matthew and Callie the No-Tailed Cat, in discovering what makes a home truly complete. If you and your family have ever lived in a mobile home, or live in one now, “Lulabelle, The Trailer with Lots and Lots of Love,” will find its way into your family’s heart and bookshelf.
The Rainbow in Every Storm
“Why is this happening to me?” “Lord, help me!” “I just don’t know what to do.” “How will I get through this?” “I wish someone would just tell me what to do.” “Who can I turn to?” Haven’t we all had thoughts like these? We can find help in God’s Word. The author found helpful Scriptures while looking for answers during her own storms. She not only hopes they will be helpful to anyone weathering a storm, but that others will become more aware of how to help friends through stormy times.
One beautiful fall day, outside was a girl - When down from a tree fell a small baby squirrel! When Dropsy, a baby squirrel falls from his nest, his only chance for survival is with the help of a loving human family. This is a story about love and values, the love of all creation and how each person can make a difference
Ben Beagle Rides
Ben the Beagle goes for a ride to the veterinarian And pays attention to the farm machinery in this cheerful rhyming story with a gentle lesson about “No” and being safe around things that go!
Southern Seasons 2
All kinds of reasons for a Southern Seasons & Tea-licious Tea Time! An engagement, a wedding, special birthdays, baby shower, celebrating an accomplishment, open house, spring has spring, summer has arrived, butterfly tea with first a caterpillar sleep-over, fall has created a painted backdrop, (who can resist?) winter-warmth cozy fire side sipping, neighborhood celebration, homeschoolers serving/etiquette, classroom sharing , senior center pick-me-up ....get the idea? Theme parties are fun.
Where Was the Yellow School Bus?
What time is it? Is that yellow? Will the bus ever come? Did you hear that noise?Even very young children will enjoy the hint of suspense within the pages of this book. In a very colorful story, twin brothers must be patient as they await the arrival of their older brother from his very last day of kindergarten.Following the read-aloud book leads ‘I Spy’ enthusiasts searching for numbers, time, colors, things that make noise, and more.
When Emmeline gives away her favorite sweater, she decides to include a handwritten note. She’s happy to be generous. She’s excited about getting a new sweater. But things don’t turn out the way Emmeline expects and she isn’t happy. Never does she guess the journey she or her sweater will take!
Hannah Jamison leads an innocent and content life at the edge of the Black Hills during the late 19th century. With the death of her younger brother, the unfamiliar and the unknown are introduced into her life. Hannah withholds her worries because of her mother's obvious fragile state of mind. Hannah's developing relationship with newcomer, Isaac Daniels, is questioned when Bella White comes to town. Things begin to happen that no one can explain. She finds herself feeling confused.
Blue Dust Days
Dessie and her brother Lem live a hard-scrabble life in an Eastern Kentucky coal mining town during the Great Depression. When their house burns down while their father is under the influence of alcohol, Lem must become a miner – a fate far different from his dream of working with horses. Determined to help Lem escape from the mine, Dessie leads him to Lexington and jobs as stable hands at Rutledge Farms. There, Dessie and Lem become entangled in mysterious events centered on Star of Destiny
Childhood is the place where children one-up each other with shouts of "My dad is richer than your dad," "My bike is bigger than yours," etc. Only in this book, two adult guys shout their boasts at each other. Yes, competing but in an unusual way in the small town of Littleford. The surprise ending will have you laughing at the outcome. Would you like to go back to your childhood through a reading journey to Littleford?
Ben Beagle Plays
Ben the beagle lives on a farm, in a nice little doghouse to keep himself warm… So begins the rhyming tale of this happy pup. Come read about Ben’s favorite play, Do you want to know how he ended the day?
Three spiritually equipped kids meet their match when they collide with the Sleeorf in a terrifying battle to save a lander. Join Mamma and Papa Harvesthand in the land of Sniffipiticus as they raise their curiously special children in a world that is being overrun by evil.
Lynn received a donkey from the coal mines as a gift. This is a true tale of a remarkable protector and friend, Jack, a donkey. These events took place on the family farm in Kentucky during the hard times of the Great Depression. She and Jack were almost constant companions during her childhood. They helped her parents with all the chores necessary to make a living. Even after beginning college, she shared a special bond with Jack. She has never forgotten her twenty-nine years with Jack.
Unveiling the Mysteries
The beauty of God’s Word is in the depth you will find as you dig for the gold that is hidden beneath its surface. Allow the Candlestick to light your path and the Table of Shewbread to feed your spirit. As you worship at the Golden Altar of Incense let your prayers ascend to our Holy God. Be thankful for the Mercy Seat that covers the Law hidden in the Ark of the Covenant.
The Descendants of Owen Dogharty
The Descendants of Owen Dogharty of the north of Ireland is a great keepsake book. Leather cover.
One White Christmas
Clip-Clop, Clip Clop Who’s coming into our room? Will it be hairy? Will it be scary? We don’t know-but it’s coming in soon!
Molly Sue the Dingo Diva
Molly Sue the Dingo Diva is a curious Jack Russell Terrier puppy who lives in the town of Marcy with Mother and Daddy. Join us as she discovers what makes her spots so special and unique. Why did Molly loose her spots? Will Molly Sue’s spots ever reappear?
Kentucky's own Award-Winning Author, Linda J. Hawkins, has compiled a lifetime of her favorite remembrances. It is not your ordinary cookbook. There are ways to get everyone involved in creating meals and making memories that will continue from family to family. Grab a spoon, an apron, and a family member or special friend because memories begin here!
A Visit from the Tooth Fairy
Nothing exciting ever happens at school, Mary Ellouise thinks, but once there, she and her classmates enjoy a special visitor--the Tooth Fairy! They go on a thrilling imaginary plane ride to Mother Goose Land. They learn how to take good care of their teeth. Parents and educators will love the information included in this fun read!
How He Touched My Soul
How He Touched My Soul will give comfort and strength to anyone facing challenges in their life. The author's style of writing will touch the heart and the content will stir the mind to see beyond a moment in life to the God of life.
There are millions of children in the United States who have had one or more parents deployed overseas while serving in the military. These children ask many questions about what their deployed parents are doing and why. This book answers some of their questions about other cultures and the services their parents perform. We salute all branches of our military and the jobs they do to protect our freedom and the freedom of others.
Princess Pie is a true-life story of strength and courage. In her young life, Aniya, Princess Pie, has faced many challenges. She teaches us that attitude is what determines the quality of our life.
Because My Daddy Said So
"Because My Daddy Said So is not just for children, but for young adults and adults. How many times have we taken for granted that the person we see everyday knows Jesus? When I read this book for the first time I thought Bella was learning a lesson. But, I realized there is a lesson for everyone in this story."
Why Stars Are in the Sky
Children will enjoy Joseph T. Charles' imaginative tale of how stars came to be. Donna Brook's enchanting illustrations complement the story perfectly. Parents and other caretakers will delight in reading this charming book to little ones. It paints an awesome picture of God's love and mercy and power to forgive and transform even a mistake into a blessing.
Jesus in the Olive
You have heard and read about various typologies of Christ, but none is more detailed than His comparison to the olive. The author takes you from the olive tree, all the way to the olive, and then into its symbolism with Jesus.
When Am I Beautiful?
Girls of all ages are told by society that they must look a certain way in order to be beautiful. In, When Am I Beautiful?, girls of all ages will be reminded that beauty does not come from the clothes we wear or the color and style of our hair. Even the youngest of girls will learn along with "Daddy's little girl" that they are beautiful ALWAYS, because God created them in His own image. An Illumination Book Awards Winner!
Delanie Masden was an intelligent, well-educated, beautiful woman, or so people told her. She had a deep founded faith in God. "Then how . . ." she asked herself, "how do I keep getting tangled up in relationships with the wrong men?" Will it take murder for Delanie to find out? Or, will Hope Island give her that final answer?
The Pointer, can be a powerful tool, pointing all who read it to faith-filled words. Hope and personal Spirit empowerment are the forefront of this book, which can also function as a devotional. Linda carefully read the entire Bible for one year to draw from this awesome book. She will direct you to positive affirmations; help you to speak your own, as you grasp the most comforting and inspiring words ever written.
Somewhere in Thyme
Author Kathy Thiessen offers her readers some recipes for the vintage lifestyle. This book reminds us of that warm feeling we get when we see something Grandma once used, or how that old leather chair that Gramps used to sit in gives us a sense of roots. Now, when families are scattered the vintage look helps us remember where we came from and where home is.
Walking Through the Shadow
This book explores one mother's experience as she dealt with the suicide of her thirty year old son. It is a book to share with those hurting from life's pain and sorrow.
Secrets of the Garden Path
In this book you are invited to walk down Stream Cliff Farm's historic paths to see the quilt shaped gardens in bloom and how the farmstead buildings are used in the present time. There are secrets of gardening and even tips about organic techniques. Also included is information about growing and using favorite culinary herbs.
Sweet Sister Don't Be Afraid
The delightful story of two adorable sisters teaches in a sweet and simple way through powerful examples how to overcome fear by using God's Word, His name, and His power through prayer. Children of all ages will be comforted by this inspiring and beautiful book.
The Story of Norman
Impetuous Norman is a squirrel with an attitude. He thinks he is invincible and a whole lot smarter than his parents. Even though he has been instructed to stay away from humans, his desire to obtain his favorite food, peanuts, soon overwhelms him and he ends up breaking the rules. Norman's recklessness has consequences that impacts his life as he struggles to get back home to his family and best friend, Cedrick.
Snapshots takes you on a walk that becomes a journey into yourself, asking questions and making observations that gently awaken the spirit in each of us. The beautiful, artful pictures help readers to see what they may be overlooking in their own lives. The simple, sometimes poignant, often deep reflections have been called “spiritual.” Snapshots makes us aware of the goodness in life, no matter the stage in which we find ourselves. We are all, in fact, in the midst of our own amazing “snapshot.
Lil's Strawberry House
Lili's Strawberry House is an engrossing story aimed at encouraging small readers to eat their vegetables. Lili, who lives with her mom and dad in a strawberry-shaped house, enjoys working in her vegetable garden each day and loves to eat the vegetables she grows. One evening at supper, Lili decides to make a vegetable plate to show her friends at school.
Right Outside These Walls
Eighty-year old Nelly Katherine O'Claire recalls dozens upon dozens of memories of a youth spent on a small farm in Erin's Abbey, Ireland. Nelly weaves tales of family and friends, of hospitatlity and happiness, and of deprivation and death into her accounts of fairies and leprechauns, and of Old Jack. Along with laughing, loving and living come learning that death is not final and that friendship is to be treasured above gold.
Ivan Becomes a Hero
Tiny Baby Hillary the Hippo is missing! Neither Mother Hippo nor the other animals on the wildlife reserve can find her! But Ivan the Giraffe was learning that God made him special just the way he was, and he wanted to help. Ivan thought, "What can I do?". Like Mother Giraffe, many of us reach out to teach and comfort a child with God's Word. When Scriptures touch his heart, Ivan becomes a brave voice as can any child who reads this classic tale and hears its message.
The Little Star that Shines
The Star of Bethlehem has been a mystery to man for centuries: How could such a bright star appear just in time for Jesus' birth? And from where did it come? The Little Star that Shines for Jesus is the story of how God chose this particular star to play a major role in the universe--both at the very first Christmas and today. Just as the Star of Bethlehem shone to light the way for the wise men to find Jesus, we can light the way for others to find Him and glorify God.
Raised in West Virginia’s humble coal mining community, Gerald Morris now lives in Washington D.C. and is highly successful in all of the areas that matter. Education. Career. And marriage. Wholeheartedly in love with his wife Eleanor-a revered attorney with enticing good looks and a magnetic personality-Gerald couldn’t be happier. Then a crisis occurs and he discovers Eleanor’s darkest secrets, ones so troubling they threaten to change everything he’s ever believed.
It's OK to Be Different
“What is it about being different that has Lance feeling so weird??? Lance is a diabetic, and he is about to learn a lesson in school on how important being different really is!
Hot Food & Warm Memories
Barbara Napier, a personable cross between Alice Waters and Tasha Tudor, has become renowned for her gourmet vegetarian cooking and organic gardens, and the warm hospitality she showers on guests at her rustic Appalachian bed-and-breakfast. Snug Hollow, an eco-friendly, 300-acre farm encircled by gentle mountains, where Barbara’s mouth-watering meals are served at a long dining room table adorned with candles and fresh-cut flowers.
Unspoken Language of Fans & Flowers
In this charming and informative book the reader catches a glimpse into a past era when a lady's fan was employed to send messages of enticement, love, rejection, and more, without uttering a word. Flowers also imparted silent meaning to their recipients as well as how and when they were given. This book also contains an array of recipes that will leave readers with mouth-watering choices, from soups to muffins and cakes, among others.
Hand Me Down Bear
Bo is a tiny bear left alone in a pocket of some hand-me-down clothes. This is his journey to find someone who'll keep him.
Did You Eat Your Vitamins Today?
Have you ever wondered why your body needs vitamins and why natural foods are so good for you? This book provides the answers! From vitamin A to K, children will learn how vitamins benefit the body and the foods in which they are found. The vibrant illustrations, search and find activities, and food chart in this book will have children discovering and identifying nutritious whole foods.
Goodie Two Shoes
The tale of Goodie Two Shoes, from new and shiny to worn and tossed aside, mirrors our own experiences with rejection. Follow Goodie on a magical journey of hope and second chances.
Catering to Children
This book contains a volume of tea information, from hosting a tea party to etiquette tips. It has a primer on tea history and interesting party games. The health benefits of tea are described and the simple steps to brew a post of tea will insure a successful tea party for any host or hostess. The beautiful photographs capture not only the fun of children at a tea party, but some of the treats from the many recipes that will help you create the cherished memories of tea parties to come.
Emma of Winds
1697...Pirates mercilessly terrorize the Seven Seas, despite the English Embassy's attempts to stop them. Yet in the midst of all these foul, adventure-thirsty cutthroats, one pirate stands out. Her parents having been killed as outlaws, Emma has been raised by pirates. Now eighteen years old and the captain of her own ship, Emma's own adventures are thrilling, but unorthodox. And when a mysterious treasure map is found, will Emma be able to outrun the dangers while falling in love?
Can You Love Too Much?
“Forrest Gump” and “Love Story” cross paths in this intriguing tale of courtship, culminating in marriage. Living over 2,200 miles apart when introduced, Frank and Runelle take us on a 48 year journey illustrating how patience, persistence, devotions, and faith can overcome any obstacle in a relationship. A must read, old-school romance that is almost unimaginable in today’s High Tech, Cyber-space world. The Smothers prove that True Love is timeless . . . ~ Thomas J. Blaha, Attorney
Cottage Porch Stories
These 12 short stories will captivate you as you read about Aunt Mattie and what was in her journal, Addison’s great love Libby, Ms. Martha and why she was buried under an oak tree. If you can still see your Grandmother sitting in a church pew with her favorite hat on or if you have ever stood on a front porch and watched the love of your life drive away…..forever, then The Cottage Porch Stories is a must read for you
Bouncer & Friends
Bouncer and Friends will take you and your child on a fairy tale journey. It allows children to see that differences make our lives interesting and that we can love one another. Each animal has a unique interest. They live within a caring community near Mr. Farmer displaying human characteristics. Though these animals are different, they still show one another kindness.
Through creative storytelling and captivating art illustrations, Bullies Beware! shows children that they can face their fears and stand up to any bully with God, their Protector, beside them.
The Great Vegetable
Alexander accidentally kicks a ball into his neighbor's vegetable garden. As he retrieves the ball, he comments, "I hate vegetables." Suddenly, they all come to life and start arguing about who is the most nutritious for growing a strong and healthy body. Find out how Alex discovers that he is the winner of the vegetable feud.
The Great Berry Patch
School has ended! Summer is ahead...what's next? Alexander gets a job at Mr. Ray's Berry Patch. The Berries are determined to help Alexander learn some fun facts. Alexander is equally determined to ignore the talkative and pesky little Berries. He thinks learning is just for school time-not summer time...see how Alexander handles his summer days. Those juicy little berries may help you find learning to be exciting and fun!
The Great Food Fight
Alexander is looking for a snack that tastes great. His friends, the fruit in the basket on the kitchen table, want him to eat snacks good for his body. With so many delicious choices, what should Alexander do?
Who Gives a Hoot?
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