How does a single acorn produce an intricate structure of branches and leaves? How do migrating birds organize into sweeping patterns across the sky? How does a grounded caterpillar acquire wings and the gift of flight? These are just a few of many questions that arise by observing nature with a keen and watchful eye. By addressing these questions, Pierre Doucet and Paul Doucet are inspired to ask an even deeper question. Is the complexity of nature designed or the result of chance events over time?
Through an extensive inquiry into the natural world, they uncover a number of timeless principles that shed light on the question of design or chance. The authors show how these principles offer a rational explanation for the complexity of nature, and also how they apply to the unfolding of life. The Landscape of Reality provides an evidence-based perspective that is grounded in science and nature. From this framework readers are invited to examine their own lives. They will see how the timeless principles in nature—and the universe as a whole—have a profound influence on the nature of reality, and finally, on their unique life experience.
Paul Doucet and Pierre Doucet are identical twins. They live in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, and share the same occupation as operators of a landscape gardening business. Beyond their work experience they are both intensely curious and share a number of common interests. Some of these include: natural science, philosophy, spirituality, world history and current events. For over 25 years they have worked in close contact with nature, and have pondered how nature accomplishes such magnificence and complexity. The Landscape of Reality follows their progression of thoughts, questions and ideas to a logical conclusion.
Churches have begun awakening to social and political injustices, often carried out in the name of Christianity. But once awakened, how will we respond?Who Will Be a Witness offers a vision for communities of faith to organize for deliverance and justice in their neighborhoods, states, and nation as an essential part of living out the call of Jesus.Author Drew G. I. Hart provides incisive insights into Scripture and history, along with illuminating personal stories, to help us identify how the witness of the church has become mangled by Christendom, white supremacy, and religious nationalism. Hart provides a wide range of options for congregations seeking to give witness to Jesus’ ethic of love for and solidarity with the vulnerable.At a time when many feel disillusioned and distressed, Hart calls the church to action, offering a way forward that is deeply rooted in the life and witness of Jesus. Dr. Hart’s testimony is powerful, personal, and profound, serving as a compass that points the church to the future and offers us a path toward meaningful social change and a more faithful witness to the way of Jesus.
Creative Calling: The Ultimate Guide on How to Unleash Your Creative Side, Learn Useful Tips on How to Trigger and Develop Your Creative MindCreativity is the ability to generate, create, and discover new ideas or solutions, and possibilities. Some people think that there are people who were just born creative while others struggle with it. But creativity is an integral part of being human and part of what separates us from the animal world. Creativity can be manifested in many different forms like artistically, musically, arts and crafts, or maybe in writing, and science as well. The important thing to remember is that creativity means generating new ideas and being able to apply them and produce an end result.In this audiobook, you will learn all about creativity and tips on how to get your creative juices flowing. This audiobook will discuss the following topics: Definition of Creativity, Are You Creative? Integrate Creativity Into Your Life, Creativity in the Workplace, Nurturing the Creativity Within, Enemies of Creativity, Creativity-The First Cousin to Genius, Left Brain, Right Brain, Creativity and Change, Baby Boomers and Creativity, Zen and the Art of Creative Maintenance and many more!Research shows that every one of us is capable of creative thought. Creativity is like a muscle and you must always stretch and exercise it to continuously improve your creativity. If you want to learn more, scroll up and click “add to cart” now!
What if career success was about more than following your passion? What if triumphing on the job had little to do with the latest career-guru buzzwords, and everything to do with the small, seemingly insignificant choices you make every day?
In this practical, funny and refreshingly honest take on the modern workplace, Wall Street veteran, author and podcaster, Greg Campion calls on 20 years of personal experience—and mistakes—to bring listeners 50 Unwritten Rules that take the guesswork out of success in today’s workplace.Avoid common pitfalls that can derail your career, and build a foundation for long-term success.Learn to love routineAvoid email battles like the plagueConsider (gasp!) taking the earphones outHandle compensation discussions with tactBite your lip (more than you think)And remember to keep it all in perspective
This volume chronicles aerial combat of the Korean War through both historical narrative and the personal accounts of Allied airmen and POWs. In Combat Over Korea, military historian Philip D. Chinnery offers a vivid account of aerial warfare above the forbidding terrain of the Korean peninsula. The firsthand accounts presented here run the gamut from air combat between fighters to a B29 Superfortress bomber ditching in the sea, and a C-54 cargo plane being attacked by North Korean fighters. Veterans of the 21 Troop Carrier Squadron, USAF, recount flying into impossibly short strips to rescue thousands of wounded soldiers—a feat for which they received a Presidential Citation. Others tell of their hair-raising escapades after being shot down, while those who were captured tell of the brutal treatment they endured at the hands of the enemy. In a truly rare and remarkable tale, 1st Lieutenant Melvin Shadduck recounts his daring escape from a POW camp.
"In offering this book to the public, I have not undertaken to present a history of my life. I do not consider my life of enough importance to warrant making a book about it. What I have undertaken to do is to tell some of the exciting experiences that have fallen to the lot of that noble band, the Texas Ranger force, of which I had the honor to be a member for twelve years."
An Indian Raid
A Buffalo Hunt
A Stolen Herd
The Hanging of Bill Longly
The Capture of Henry Carothers
An Exciting Fisticuff
Waterspout at Quanah
Five People Beg for Food
The Murder of Hartman
The Chase After Del Dean, When I Break My Arm and Ankle
The Capture and Escape of Morris, the Noted Murderer
The Arrest of Hollingsworth
The Capture of Mayes, The Noted Horse Thief
Exciting Experiences While Pursuing Bill James
Indians on The Warpath
The Opening of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Strip
A Cup and Saucer Event
A Prisoner Escapes
The Capture of Rip Pearce
A Practical Joker Gets Into Trouble
Race Thomas is Guarded
A Sad Farewell
A Clever Thief is Caught
The Gordon Train Robbery
The Surrender of Four Train Robbers
The Pursuit of Bill Cook and Jim Turner
A Miserable Night
My Experiences With a Bearskin Overcoat
A Lively Chase
Battle in the Dugout
An Exciting Experience With Indians
The Arrest of Jerome Loftos
The Capture and Trial of Swin
The Capture of Ihart and Sprey
A Prize Fight Prevented
A Bank Robbery
A Call to Hartley
On the Trail of Train Robbers
The San Saba Mob
A Bad Dog
A Good Time Lost
Fording the River
Girls Try to Kiss Neal
The Capture of Wax Lee
The Cowboys' Reunion
The Hanging of Morrison
I Shoot Myself
A Call for Protection
Unknown Victim Falls in a Gun Fight at Dalhart
The modern world has the ancient Romans to thank for the origins of many modern technologies, conveniences, and ideas, from running water, baths, and republican style government to roads. Similarly, by the 3rd century BCE, the Romans were prodigious monument builders, so much so that the memory of the great Roman Republic and the Roman Empire continues to exist within a cityscape of stone. Rome’s public spaces were filled with statues, arches, temples, and many other varieties of monumental images, and each of these structures had its own civic or religious function. At the same time, most were embedded with stories, messages, and symbolism so that they also tended to function as propaganda. These monuments allowed the leading citizens of Rome, especially its emperors, to sculpt their own self-image and embed themselves and their most memorable deeds into the very structure of the Roman city.
While some of the most famous examples, like the Colosseum and Pantheon, remain striking testaments to Roman engineering and technology, many of the scientific advances the Romans ushered into the world were smaller in scope but not necessarily any less important. Indeed, the Roman Empire was not just one of the most technologically advanced civilizations within the ancient world but also proportionately one of the most prolific throughout all history. A substantial number of these innovations were lost following the eventual fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 and the subsequent centuries of decline of the Byzantine Empire starting in the early 7th century, but rediscoveries of their advancements began during the later Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Era (c. 1400s). Some of their ideas and designs are only now being improved upon thanks to newer, far more advanced modern technologies.
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