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You are important to God - so important that He wants you to be all you can be for Him! Girls -- Have you ever wished you had an older woman--someone besides mom--to talk to about important things? Do you sometimes find it hard to understand what God is saying in His Word, the Bible? Would you like to feel more comfortable in social settings like fancy dinner parties? Do you like to have fun? Appleseeds is for YOU! Moms -- Do you sometimes wonder what your pre-teen is thinking? Do you wish for an older woman's advice? Would you like help in developing your daughter's self image and social skills? Have you longed for a Bible study that was uniquely crafted to teach your daughter about God? Would you like to spend some time having fun with your daughter? Appleseeds is for YOU! Appleseeds is a unique mentoring program for girls ages 9 to 12. The purpose of Appleseeds is to teach young girls how important they are to God, to their family and to others around them. They will learn that they are created in the image of God, that they are valuable to God and others. Like Apples of Gold, Appleseed classes are held in Homes with 'Grammy' mentors teaching the Bible lesson. Moms of the girls will come to help with the etiquette and craft sessions. They will be taught that serving God and others is a high calling, and hopefully, everyone will have lots of FUN in the process.
Trouble strikes in Boston! Lydia and Stephen Lankford are growing up in a Boston that is occupied by more than four thousand British soldiers. Like many other children in Boston, Lydia taunts the soldiers and throws snowballs at them, but Stephen worries that his older sister might get into serious trouble. Then trouble strikes! A British sentry is surrounded by a mob of more than one hundred colonists. The mob refuses to break up and pelts the soldier with ice and stones. When it's over, four colonists are dead and one more is dying. Was it self-defense or murder? Stephen and Lydia eagerly await the verdict. And while they wait, Stephen wonders if Lydia will learn her lesson or if her impulsive behavior will bring danger to their own family.
Boston's streets are filled with violence. William and Kathleen Lankford's neighborhood isn't safe anymore. Angry because of increasing taxes, mobs are attacking British agents and soldiers. The mobs burn homes and destroy properties. Even some of William and Kathleen's friends have lost their homes. Then, to William and Kathleen's horror, a young British soldier is shot right in front of them. Uncle Cuyler, a doctor, wants their help in treating the wounded soldier. But if they do, what will the mobs do to them? And what will happen to their family's home?
There's danger on the railroad. Charles Fisk likes to run risks with the trains on the railroad tracks outside Cincinnati. But when his sister Tina accidentally discovers that a friend's family is involved in the Underground Railroad, the two Fisks run into more trouble than either one had bargained for. When they see an escaping slave being followed by a slave catcher. Tina and Charles know they must help. But what can they do without raising the slave catcher's suspicions?
The events at a Fundamentalist Mormon compound in Texas ignited a national dialogue on religious sects. Formed as a splinter group of the LDS church, these secretive cults exist in an insular world far removed from mainstream American culture. A world of abuse and twisted theology that seems too bizarre to be true.Yet for Brian J. Mackert, life inside this sect was all too real. As a son in a family of one father, four wives, and 31 children, Brian experienced firsthand the devastating realities of polygamous cults. Now Brian tells his remarkable story of tragedy and healing. Illegitimate takes readers behind the shocking headlines and inside the walls of this controversial sect. Brian reveals a world of loving mothers and abusive fathers, devoted children and sibling rivalry, fake religion and the truth eventually found in Christ--outside the walls of the FLDS. Ultimately, Illegitimate demonstrates the incredible love of God, and His ability to bring light into the darkest of places.
David and Daria love baseball David and Daria Fisk are twins. They meet up with TJ and DJ Baxter, another set of twins who have moved to Cincinnati from South Carolina. David is an excellent striker, TJ hurls better than anyone his age, and Dana and DJ are good fielders. With their friends, they form one of the best teams in town. Unfortunately, Mrs. Baxter is not happy with her sons' Yankee friends and their anti-slavery views. Then David and TJ begin fighting over the best way to run the team. Daria and DJ try to bring peace between their brothers, but nothing seems to work. When South Carolina breaks away from the Union, can anything save the twins' friendship?
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