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The Pearl Within                    
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Challenge Song - Sanctus Real
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Pam and I are pleased to announce the release of our new Book series entitled 'The Pearl Within.'  We are excited about the Book series as it is a new concept in taking a Journey through your past, present, and into your future. The Pearl Within is a provoking and interactive Journal that uses Scripture to bring to life the pearl(s) within you.  Jesus stated that the Kingdom of God is like a merchant searching for pearls, and suddenly finds a pearl of great value, and is willing to exchange all he has to obtain the Pearl of great value.  This is the very journey of this series called 'The Pearl Within;' it is a journey to discover that you have the opportunity and ability to exchange your past trials, experiences, and irritants in life for the great Pearl within you. Blending numerous metaphors with scripture, The Pearl Within challenges you to exchange your training ground of the past and your situations of the present, in order to be prepared and connected to your greatest future.   

Below is an overview of The Pearl Within for your review. To circulate as many copies as possible, we have decided to make this Book series a donation-based electronic book.  If you can afford a $3.00 donation, you can go to and download the entire book, or any of the first four Journeys within the book.   

We encourage you to get the book into as many people's hands who struggle with self-identity. self confidence, are confused in life, and/or are ready to exchange who they have become with who God created them to become.

The Pearl Within is truly a fresh revelation of the age-old process of redeeming all we have become with all God desires us to become.  The process of exchanging with God is the act of the ongoing redemptive power that has long been confused and hidden. 


Mike and Pam Mathews

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The Challenge 
Are your ready for the Journey
Are you prepared for the Journey of your Life ... by finding out who you were created to be, and who you can become by letting the Pearl Within you be discovered? Will you ask, seek, and knock at your own hearts door to reveal that Pearl Within?  The Kingdom of Heaven is waiting for each of us to discover our beauty, power, and potential.  
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking for fine pearls!" ~Matthew 13:25
The Pearl Within Intro 

Welcome to your personal journey through the Pearl Within Journal. This Journal is uniquely designed for your life and is like no other journaling experience that you have encountered.


What makes this Contemporary Journal so unique is that it will take you through a personal journey of your life to find the hidden Pearl(s) within yourself. This is the very Pearl that God always intended for your life. The journey will take you through your past, through your present, and help launch you into the future as it illuminates the Pearl that God designed you to be from birth. The journey will blend many experiences and emotions that make you laugh, make you cry, make you rejoice, and lead you through many euphoric moments of thanksgiving as you see your true reflective pearl being extracted from the oyster and irritants of your life. You will soon see the similarities of the miracle of both the Pearl and your life, once you view the completeness God intended for your past, present and future.


The Miraculous Birth of a Pearl

The birth of a pearl is truly a miraculous event. Unlike gemstones or precious metals that must be mined from the earth, pearls are grown by live oysters far below the surface of the sea. Gemstones must be cut and polished to bring out their beauty. However, pearls need no such treatment to reveal their loveliness. They are born from oysters complete -- with a shimmering iridescence, lustre and soft inner glow unlike any other gem on earth.

A natural pearl begins its life as a foreign object, such as a parasite or piece of shell that accidentally lodges itself in an oyster's soft inner body where it cannot be expelled. To ease this irritant, the oyster's body takes defensive action. The oyster begins to secrete a smooth, hard crystalline substance around the irritant in order to protect itself. This substance is called "nacre." As long as the irritant remains within its body, the oyster will continue to secrete nacre around it, layer upon layer. Over time, the irritant will be completely encased by the silky crystalline coatings. And the result, ultimately, is the lovely and lustrous gem called a pearl.

How something so wondrous emerges from an oyster's way of protecting itself is one of nature's loveliest surprises. For the nacre is not just a soothing substance. It is composed of microscopic crystals of calcium carbonate, aligned perfectly with one another, so that light passing along the axis of one crystal is reflected and refracted by another to produce a rainbow of light and color.

The Miraculous Birth of the Pearls of Your Past, Present and Future

The full birth of who God designed you to be is a miraculous event. Unlike perfect people, God creates us into his image with a fallen nature because of the fall of Adam and Eve. Along your life journey many irritants such as disappointments, broken relationships, lack of self worth, dysfunctional family traits, addictions, financial issues, thoughts of death, self-hatred, loss of hope, parasites, and many other clingy things seem to collect in the closets of your life. As your life progresses, the illusion of fear and failure are combined to force you to escape or resent the memories of your past, which in turn effect your present and eventually hinder your future.


God has allowed you as an individual to review your collection of irritants in a manner that allows Him to shine light into your past, present, and future, simultaneously. This review allows you to be thankful or exchange the irritants for a re-alignment that perfectly connects your past, present, and future via God's light. These light rays into your past, present, and future allow you to view the pearl of your life represented by a full rainbow of light and color that connects your past, present and future into the miracle God always intended.


Are you ready to begin the journey of finding the pearl within, by exchanging the irritants of your life for the miracle God intended! Should you embark on this personal journey you will be challenged to exchange your irritants for personal pearls. 


The Pearl Within Journal includes various areas of your life that generally need to be refined, cultivated, and rid of irritants that have blocked the light rays of completeness to shine upon your pearl. In some cases, if you have released or exchanged your irritants over periods of time, the journey may be simple. However, if you have built up your irritants or hidden them through the years, the process could be lengthy and painful, but every bit worth it, as you begin seeing the Pearls Within you!

The Challenge Song 
By Sanctus Real

Sanctus Real has approved us using one of their songs to challenge you to exchange for something Heavenly as you progress through the Journeys.  We encourage you to read and listen to the song called "Whatever Your Doing ... something Heavenly" by Sanctus Real. We encourage you to purchase the song once you have listened to the lyrics at --


"Whatever You're Doing ... Something Heavenly"


It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time to make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Revaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender...


Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to release all my held back tears

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something
Something heavenly

It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out


                  Sanctus Real, EMI/CMG Sparrow Records 2008


We trust you will find The Pearl Within Book Series life changing, and worth investing some of your time. We have setup message boards and a blog to allow you to provide feedback and interact with other readers who are progressing through the journeys of change.  

More information and the download to the Book Series can be found by using the links on the left.

May God richly bless you!


Mike and Pam Mathews


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Michael Mathews
Focus on Heaven