This is not a "how to" book. It's a story of redemption. The author, once an agnostic, began a quest at the age of thirty-seven to know Jesus Christ and found that He uses a variety of ways to simulate our interest, unique to our own experience, as we discover unknown depths of His love. He will gain our complete trust and manifest His life through every believer. By His grace He will reveal and deliver us from the secret sins, which hold us captive, and in the process write His laws upon our minds and engrave them upon our hearts. We are living cells in the body of Christ; living stones in His temple; lights in the world and living epistles for all to read. May the Holy Spirit sprinkle the diamond dust of revelation throughout; heavenly fragments that will cling to the fingers which turn the pages while He quickens the heart and confirms His unconditional, unwavering love toward every son and daughter.Most Christian authors have credentials in higher education, leadership training and/or distinguished careers in one field or another. Not so this writer. Shirley Shumaker ended her formal education after graduation from high school in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she still lives in close proximity to her loving offspring, Lori, Greg, and Steve as well as her exceptional teenage grandchildren, Connor and Fallon. Her story, as do most of our stories, issues from the parenting received from a loving God over a lifetime. UNION LIFE magazine published two of her articles in 1987 and 1991. Let this, her first book, nourish those who hunger for a closer relationship with their heavenly Father.