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51y30S9IiuL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_Two sheep-herding women invite the reader to laugh, cry, and contemplate with them as they relate 45 stories of working with their flocks in Colorado. They share what these experiences have taught them about themselves, others, and Creator God. The two authors, Marilyn Bay Wentz and her mother, Mildred Nelson Bay, have a cumulative seven decades of sheep-raising experience. Their stories range from humorous to thought-provoking, but always inspiring. Each of the short chapters includes a vignette from the sheepfold, stories that draw the reader into a vicarious farm experience, and offer an entertaining way to learn about the animals that are mentioned more than 500 times in the Bible.

Each story closes with a brief, spiritual application followed by reflection/discussion questions, and a prayer designed to lead the reader into personal communication with the Good Shepherd. Photos are included. The book is designed for personal or group use.

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prairiegracecover  Thomas had read Gray Wolf’s face well. “It’s not your fault, son. Remember when I told you we can’t blame an entire people for the mistakes of one?”
While the eastern half of the United States is embroiled in Civil War to end slavery, military and political leaders in 1864 Colorado Territory strive to enslave the Native American population they see as impeding settlement. Prairie Grace portrays this clash of cultures through real people, Georgia MacBaye, a throw-caution-to-the-wind frontierswoman, and Gray Wolf, a Cheyenne brave who is thrown into the white world when his uncle, Chief Lean Bear, leaves him on the MacBaye doorstep in hopes that Georgia’s mother, a well-known healer, will be able to save his life.
Despite the hostilities perpetrated by both the U.S. military and Native renegades, there are individuals from both the white and Native populations that speak reason and deal honorably with each other—including Thomas, Georgia’s father, whose ultimate sacrifice brings Gray Wolf to understand grace in a profound way. Destined to be enemies, Georgia and Gray Wolf battle their own and society’s prejudices as they strive to carve out their futures. Packed with history, fast moving and believable,Prairie Grace is a heartbreaking tale of our nation’s past.

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