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A Bridge of Life–a Book

A Bridge of Life—a Book

For thirty-two years her depression and grief had nearly swept me away. For thirty-two years I had so wanted to introduce her to words of comfort—words that would truly last her a lifetime.  Then, unexpectedly, in her dying hours, a book fell into my hands that acted like a bridge.

Handprints-Front-CoverWhen I introduced my mother-in-law to the scriptures for the first and last time, it was easier than I had ever envisioned. Thanks to a book by Peter Nicholls—Handprints of the Creator (http://www.peternicholls.com.au/handprints.htm). With this book, I was able to ease her life-threatening pain for a precious half hour, as the scriptures and pictures took us to places far beyond the confines of her palliative  bed. The pictures tapped into a lifetime of glimpses into places she had met me—scenes reminiscent of one happy memory after another. Thank you, Peter, for making the hardest painful hours of Naida’s life just a little bit brighter. This book is truly a bridge for troubled waters.


September 26, 2009 Posted by | Books | | Comments Off on A Bridge of Life–a Book

The real price of GOLD

jewelleryfairtrade5.4 million people have died mining gold since 1998. The killers own the gold mines of the Congo. Workers can spend up to six days underground at a time collecting the gold rocks. They are being poisoned by mercury as they process the gold. That gold is sold in western shops as jewellery. In refugee camps eight out of ten women have been raped. For every one killed in combat about 70 others die from preventable diseases because of it. One of the richest countries in the world for resources, but the Congo is cursed by its lust for gold. *
Here is some jewellery that will bring fair trade to those who need it…
*Source 60 Minutes, Channel 9, 13/09/09

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Sustainable Living, Uncategorized | , | Comments Off on The real price of GOLD