If you are facing addiction in any facet of your life, The Growing Place is a one-of-a-kind, must-have, comprehensive resource focusing on living the major themes of the New Testament one day at a time. The Growing Place contains straightforward, honest, powerful, and gripping insights that will captivate your mind and stimulate your spiritual desire. The Growing Place is a dynamic, life-changing, daily walk through the Word of God. As you read each page, you will find nourishment for your soul and wisdom for your mind that will give you the strength to love God with all of your heart. Moving past addictions can be a hard thing to do if you aren't properly equipped. The wisdom contain herein will move you beyond your addiction into a new life with Christ. If you are in recovery or looking for a springboard from bondage or habits, needing a fresh start, The Growing Place is boot camp for anyone looking for a new life in Christ and freedom to live an abundant life. Ron Brandon has served as both a pastor and educator. Ron has been an associational Sunday school director and has authored a new-member church curriculum. As a husband and father who has experienced the bondage of addiction and the freedom found in Christ, he offers a personal, yet practical, approach to recovery.
Plant breeding and global warming has made it possible to grow adapted grape varieties in higher latitudes, north of 52 N latitude in Europe. The northernmost grape growing occurs nowadays in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland), the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Poland. Some books available in English quite limited discuss the influence of climate, soil, photoperiodism, and long days during the growing season on grape growing in these new viticulture areas. This book does not provide direct hints on viticulture and does not act as a "cookbook" for wine growing, but instead explains how the current northern growth conditions differ from the growth conditions in the traditional viticulture countries, and what requirements they impose northern viticulture as well as how climate change will influence on them. - First time I found so much climate information on one time specifically for the vine. The work that is done is a large volume and enriches the information on vine for Nordic countries. Assoc. prof. Ludmil Angelov, Head of Faculty of Viticulture and Horticulture, Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
THE BIG DEAL... shows how to develop a stronger relationship with God and more effective spiritual lifestyle by taking small steps that lead to big changes. Been running for Jesus a long time (I'm not tired yet) Been singing for Jesus a long time (I'm not tired yet) Been running by day and praying by night (I'm not tired yet) I've gotta get going, it's a mighty hard fight (No...I'm not tired yet) I've been serving God a long time (I'm not tired yet) I've been living for God a long time (I'm not tired yet) I've been praying to the Lord a long time (I'm not tired yet) It's an uphill journey but all I've got to say is (I'm not tired yet) The old spiritual song lifts you, but you are tired. Or maybe you're bored. You're still going to church. You're still praying. You're still serving. You're still giving. Deep within you, faith remains. But you feel a longing. You're not seeking fireworks. You're not a pew-sitter, safe in some spiritual comfort zone, looking for a thrill from the Lord. Your trust in God is secure. But you feel a longing for something more, deeper, fresher. If you've ignored these innermost feelings thinking they're no big deal, this basic yet dynamic program that Bishop Vashti McKenzie has implemented in more than two hundred churches with astounding results is for you. Individuals who have had many years of Christian life discovered a renewed sense of calling and purpose. Even new believers were invigorated in their faith-building process. Bishop McKenzie prescribes very small changes-such as adding a mere thirty seconds of prayer daily-that lead to radical closeness to God. And building an enjoyable, meaningful relationship with the Almighty doesn't mean striving for perfection. Small steps-but meaningful steps-collectively evolve into intimacy with God. And the big deal result is greater ability to biblically address life challenges. The big deal is that you're even more available to serve family, church, and community: truly in "no ways tired." Increasing spirituality is incremental, not monumental. Mustard-seed-like increases in positive actions (and corresponding decreases in negative ones) yield mountain-moving growth!
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