It's 1808 . . .
Home. In this unique volume, prominent American writers from the past and present--Willa Cather, Henry David Thoreau, Eloise Greenfield--give voice to the region of the country each calls home. Thomas Locker's lavish oil paintings accompany each passage, transporting the reader from the crashing waves of the Pacific coast to the bluebonnet fields of the Texas prairie. Come along on a spectacular journey through our home--America.
" I had not lived in the former pit village of Lynemouth since 1961 but the winding road north from Newcastle will always be the same nostalgic highway, each twist charged with vivid memories and powerful emotions ' So begins a story full of wonderful humour, emotional candour and hardy tales of tough times a quietly epic family saga set amid the pit villages of the North East . It stretches from the 1920s, before Sid's parents had even met, to the final closing of the mine and his mother's death in 1999. Sid paints a picture of a colourful, tight knit community full of good times and hard work, god-fearing women and hard-drinking men. Always dominating the skyline is Auld Betty, the pit head that took the men away each day and, with a prayer, brought them back each evening. Amongst the unforgettable cast of his extended family and friends, we follow the Waddells' attempts to stay afloat and provide a better future and possible escape for youngsters like Sid."
Laying a firm foundation is critical to the stability of any structure which must withstand opposing forces. This is even more important when that foundation is the basis upon which a child's entire worldview is constructed. This book will challenge parents to consider the dangerous dualism presented in childrens' books through inaccurate and often contradictory imagery. This scripturally sound presentation clearly demonstrates God's desired pattern for the impartation of wisdom to our children and the ruin it can cause if not followed. As King David asked, "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3.)
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.