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Our own Mrs. D. Thiessen is a published author!relax

Come check out her book: “Relax, You’re Going to Have a Baby!”

Summary: The journey to parenthood may be rockier than you anticipated. Getting pregnant may not be as easy as you were warned it would be as a teenager. Or you may already be pregnant and are flooded with feelings of fear about the process, your changing body and your aptitude as a mother. In the face of all this stress you need to relax and remember that God is there. He is faithful — follow his lead!

A not-so-silent night

a not-so-silent night

From the Back Cover:
“Discover the unheard story of Christmas and why it matters.

Christmas is a time for peace on earth, a time for favorite carols, family dinners, and familiar traditions. It’s about a beautiful story of a lovely babe in the manger. Or is it?

A Not-So-Silent Night uncovers the dark side of Christmas, a side that exposes pain, humiliation, fear, and danger. Though we usually choose to ignore them, these elements–in their cultural and historical context–reveal the true meaning of Christmas where the shadow of the cross is inseparable from the manger. Author Verlyn D. Verbrugge maintains that until we see the dark side of Christmas, until we shed tears with Mary and Joseph, until we experience the fear that war is on the horizon, we will never truly understand the awesomeness of what happened in that little town of Bethlehem.

Timely and provocative, A Not-So-Silent Night steers us past holiday commercialization and drives us to the real reason for the season.”

a conversation with God

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I was so intrigued by the idea of author Larry Crabb in writing “66 Love Letters”, was excited to get my hands on a copy, and captivated by what I read. I have always thought of the Bible as God’s love letter to us and appreciated the relational and nitty gritty way that Crabb summarized the truths God has revealed in His love letter to us. The book has short chapters, one for each book of the bible, and is further organized into 7 parts; providing an overall view and quick glimpse at God’s plan for mankind. The more I poked around this book, the more brilliant the organization of it proved to be. Although the chapters are brief, they encourage the reader to delve into God’s word and ponder what they find; I found Crabb’s writing to convey Biblical truths. I appreciate the honesty and sincerity that is woven throughout these pages; it does not come across as a know-all or absolute in knowledge. It reads more like a diary of the musings and wisdom of a fellow follower. Come check it out!

Techie Tips

Need some tips on how to use the different programs in Microsoft Office 2010? Want to learn what the new features are? Come to the library and take a look at our new computer resources.

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.



There are also tutorials and hands-on workshops available through MEI Secondary Library; click on Widget Wednesday tab at the top of this blog.

take your best shot

the camera phone book
Make sure you don’t miss a moment of this year’s memories! “Created by two top professionals, this generously illustrated nuts-and-bolts guide is the first of its kind to treat these units as genuine cameras instead of novelties, and the only one to include a full-color photo-essay demonstrating the full capabilities of the latest camera phones. In five easy-to-read chapters, the book explains how to choose good equipment; take better pictures; and store, print and send the best images. Readers will find practical tips on preventing or repairing water damage, protecting easily-scratched lenses inside pockets and purses, and retrieving accidentally-erased images. They’ll also learn to access the events, advice, and opportunities of the burgeoning camera phone community, from film festivals to news organizations, blogs, and more.” (Amazon.ca)

fearfully and wonderfully made

in the womb

 

 

 

 

 

in the womb animals

Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

Thanks to the advent of innovative 3D and 4D imaging technologies, we can observe the amazing development of life in utero. Come take a peek at the more than 140 images of the progress from embryo to fetus to full-term infant; both of humans or animals.

You can find them on the shelves at 618.2 Tal and 571.8 Sim