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An important one for daily use when working in retail on any day that ends with a Y ;D

An important one for daily use when working in retail on any day that ends with a Y ;D

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(1) 'In the Garden of Faith, Hope & Love"

Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; “Which are you?” she asked her granddaughter. [a little long but a good read]

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, “Tell me what do you see?”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft.She then asked her to take an egg and break it.

After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked. “What’s the point,grandmother?”

Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity—boiling water—but each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water.

“Which are you?” she asked her granddaughter.

“When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

Think of this: Which am I?

Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?

Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level?

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. - Edward P. Morgan 

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. - Edward P. Morgan 


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Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction

We say there’s nothing wrong with a bit of Genre Fic - and it’s not like it only drives ebook sales, it moves plenty of physical bookshere in Unicorn Tree Books & Crafts at Lincoln Central Market too!

Of course you can buy both the paperback version through us and the ebook version too by shopping online at www.lincolnbookshop.co.uk & www.hive.co.uk (if shopping on hive we’d really appreciate it if you could register us as your preferred bookshop!)

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This is a fantastic Lent resource for those who want to be challenged and look deeper into the life of Darwin, a man of transitioning faith, great intellect and heartbreaking loss, because that is what this Lent course introduces us to, but also a course that addresses our current society views and values too.
Given that lent is a time of change, reflection and glimpse to sorrow then the subject matter fits perfectly to the season. This is not a creation vis á vis evolution debate, although the principles of evolution are well discussed and insightfully put forward against the backdrop of creationist theory, but rather it is a look at how faith and science meet, interact and can work together.
Given most think Darwin an Atheist (even though in fact he started a man of faith and ended as an agnostic due to loss and grief not science) it is a fantastic book for looking at how our modern world interprets faith and places it today, whilst also looking back to how at the beginning of our faith we needed apologists too.
As a Lent course for a questioning generation this is fantastic material. Well written, deeply challenging but not hard to read at all, covering many subjects that are topical, interesting and relevant with a clear insight but also a deep spirituality flowing throughout it. Certainly this is the Lent course I will want to be doing this year and will likely be thinking of it long after Lent has finished.

Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (19/01/12)

The Naturalist and The Christ - Tim Heaton : Book review by thegoodbookstall.org.uk

In stock now at Unicorn Tree Books & Crafts, Central Market, Lincoln.
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This is a fantastic Lent resource for those who want to be challenged and look deeper into the life of Darwin, a man of transitioning faith, great intellect and heartbreaking loss, because that is what this Lent course introduces us to, but also a course that addresses our current society views and values too.
Given that lent is a time of change, reflection and glimpse to sorrow then the subject matter fits perfectly to the season. This is not a creation vis á vis evolution debate, although the principles of evolution are well discussed and insightfully put forward against the backdrop of creationist theory, but rather it is a look at how faith and science meet, interact and can work together.
Given most think Darwin an Atheist (even though in fact he started a man of faith and ended as an agnostic due to loss and grief not science) it is a fantastic book for looking at how our modern world interprets faith and places it today, whilst also looking back to how at the beginning of our faith we needed apologists too.
As a Lent course for a questioning generation this is fantastic material. Well written, deeply challenging but not hard to read at all, covering many subjects that are topical, interesting and relevant with a clear insight but also a deep spirituality flowing throughout it. Certainly this is the Lent course I will want to be doing this year and will likely be thinking of it long after Lent has finished.

Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (19/01/12)

The Naturalist and The Christ - Tim Heaton : Book review by thegoodbookstall.org.uk

In stock now at Unicorn Tree Books & Crafts, Central Market, Lincoln.
Order online from www.hive.co.uk or www.lincolnchristianbookshop.co.uk

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If I were a book, every page turned would be the flutter of my heart.

Don’t forget not only do we new books at Unicorn Tree Books & Crafts but we also do an amazing range of secondhand, or as we prefer to call them - preloved, books too. Spanning across all the Fiction Genres and including Christian, Religious & Classics too.Oh & don’t forget that on our secondhand books when you bring them back you get up to 50% Store Credit to use on other book purchases too. Readcycling - it’s a great thing to do!
You can also buy secondhand books through our website at www.lincolnbookshop.co.ukUnicorn Tree Books & Crafts, 35/40 Lincoln Central Market, Sincil Street, Lincoln. LN5 7ET. 
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If I were a book, every page turned would be the flutter of my heart.

Don’t forget not only do we new books at Unicorn Tree Books & Crafts but we also do an amazing range of secondhand, or as we prefer to call them - preloved, books too. Spanning across all the Fiction Genres and including Christian, Religious & Classics too.

Oh & don’t forget that on our secondhand books when you bring them back you get up to 50% Store Credit to use on other book purchases too. Readcycling - it’s a great thing to do!

You can also buy secondhand books through our website at www.lincolnbookshop.co.uk

Unicorn Tree Books & Crafts, 35/40 Lincoln Central Market, Sincil Street, Lincoln. LN5 7ET. 

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