Gold is a symbol of beauty and great value But what process does it have to go through to become so valuable? It has to be heated in a refiner's fire so that all the impurities rise to the top and the dross is taken away. Ouch Like a refiner's fire, life doesn't give us comfort or the plans we expect; instead it is filled with trials. But what if these trials, instead of defeating us, are actually revealing in us something greater...the genuineness of our faith. In this book you will be inspired by how Dottie found her faith in God, how her faith affected her raising her children as a widow, why she chose to home school her children, and how her faith has sustained her through many valleys. Dorothy Lundahl Boyer has been a wife and mother, and home schooled her son and daughter through high school. She was born in Warren, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Grove City College, Grove City, Pa. with a Commercial Education degree. She was a social worker in Warren County, and at the University of Pittsburgh was the Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Her life's passion is that others may know Jesus and His love for them.