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It Wasn T Supposed To End This Way

Autor: Jeanette M. Reese
Publisher: J R Publications
ISBN: 9780692864630
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It wasn't supposed to end this way is a story about love and loss 27 years in the making. After caring for two husbands and her mother for 22 years, Reese spent the next five years documenting the relationship and passing of her second husband, the love of her life, and her always loving and ever charming mother-both of were dying at the same time. Each day challenged Reese's strength, and at times her patience, yet each day was an opportunity to laugh with her quick-witted husband and her wickedly funny mother while finding ways to honor the love they shared. Once the pain of loss began to lift, Reese realized she was no longer a caregiver, so she set out to redefine her purpose in life. Using her business planning skills, she created a process to transform the pain in her life to a future full of meaning. Hers is a love story. Her process to redefine purpose provides a path out of grief. Both are within the cover of her book, It wasn't supposed to end this way.

It S Not Supposed To Be This Way

Autor: Lysa TerKeurst
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718039866
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New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected. What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to: Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations. Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes. Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle. Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us. Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.

Finding Hope When A Child Dies

Autor: Sukie Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684865610
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The psychotherapist-author of this practical guide to coping with the tragic loss of a child draws on years of clinical experience and hundreds of case studies to offer advice on how to deal with this terrible tragedy. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Facing Death And Finding Hope

Autor: Christine Longaker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448108268
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Many books have been written on the subject of death and dying over the last twenty-five years, yet none provides a comprehensive spiritual paradigm combined with practical guidance for resounding effectively and compassionately to be most common difficulties and challenges of the dying. Christine's Longaker's uncompromising and uplifting book does it all, and is based on her own personal experiences, her study and work with Sogyal Rinpoche and on the workshops she now holds all over Europe and the USA.

What It Takes

Autor: Mark Herzlich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698151135
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In 2011, he became starting linebacker for the New York Giants and triumphed in the Super Bowl—after being told his cancer diagnosis meant he would never play football again.... As a child, Herzlich found an inspiring and grounding force in football, eventually turning his passion into a first-team All-American spot at Boston College. But after being named the conference’s top defensive player his junior season, the budding star was sidelined by a persistent, debilitating pain in his left leg. After months of tests, Herzlich received a shocking diagnosis: He had Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Doctors put his odds of survival as low as fifteen percent—and no one thought he would be able to run, much less play, again. Then Herzlich learned of a radical alternative treatment that would give him the best chance to regain his strength and maybe even play football again. He had a choice to make, one that would allow him the chance to return to the game he loved, but it came at the risk of his life. Herzlich relied on family, friends, faith, and deep wells of determination to help him through treatment, and his drastic plan worked. Not only could he run, but he was stronger than ever physically, and mentally ready to battle his way to a spot on an NFL roster. When he was passed over by all 32 teams in the draft, he dug deeper and continued his training, winning a spot in the Giants’ training camp, and eventually, on the team. Mark Herzlich fought a battle against cancer, against statistics, and some days against himself. Told with candor and raw emotion, this is a story for anyone who has ever fought to beat the odds, for anyone who has ever been told that what they are about to attempt is next to impossible. Herzlich’s story embodies powerful lessons about what can be achieved through persistence and belief, and he serves as living proof that overcoming the impossible is only the beginning. With a foreword by New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin

Finding Hope In Sorrow

Autor: Sarah Damaska
Publisher: MOPS International
ISBN:
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When Sarah Damaska and her husband lost their six month old daughter Annie just a few days after a devastating diagnosis, they came face to face with every parent’s worst fear. As life went on around them and their other two children (and a third child born after Annie’s passing) continue to need the love and presence of their parents, Sarah moves through her grief one day at a time – sometimes mired in anguish, sometimes glimpsing hope and always astounded by the depth of God’s grace for herself and her family. This book is for anyone who has experienced the heartbreaking loss of a child and for those on the periphery – friends and family who want to love and care for someone grappling with this kind of loss, the best way they can.

The Good German

Autor: Joseph Kanon
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429900539
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Set in Berlin just after the end of World War II, a brilliant thriller about the end of one war and the beginning of another, by the bestselling author of Los Alamos. Berlin, 1945. Jake Geismar, former Berlin correspondent for CBS, has managed to wangle one of the coveted press slots for the Potsdam Conference. His assignment: a series of articles on the American occupation of postwar Berlin. His personal agenda: to find Lena, the German mistress he left behind at the outbreak of the war. When he stumbles on a murder--an American soldier washed up on the shore of the conference grounds--he thinks he has found the key that will unlock his Berlin story. What he finds instead is a larger story of corruption and intrigue reaching deep into the heart of the occupation and a city not only physically but morally devastatated, where children scavenge for food in the rubble, sex can be had for a cigarette, and the black market is the only means of survival. Berlin at zero hour is like nowhere else--a tragedy, and a feverish party after the end of the world. And nothing is simple--not the murder of a soldier and not any of the lives, American and German, that Jake encounters as he tries to solve it. More unsolvable still is the larger crime that hangs over everything in 1945, a crime so huge it seems beyond punishment. At once a murder mystery, a love story, and a riveting portrait of a unique time and place, Jason Kanon's The Good German is a historical thriller of the first rank.

Finding Hope

Autor: Claire Merchant
Publisher: Claire Merchant
ISBN: 192591819X
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What do you do when you lose the person dearest to you? How do you dare to live – let alone love, again? Hope Hadley’s answer to these questions is: you don't. She returns reluctantly to her home town after five years of studying in another part of the country. Jensen, her uncle and only family, is relieved that she’s back but Hope has only one thing on her mind: to get through life one day at a time, with as little emotion as possible. Little does she take into account that life has a way of happening regardless of whether one is an active participant or not. Her strategy to keep all emotional attachments at an arm's length works for a while. That is, until she meets Damon.

Wishful Thinking

Autor: Jemma Harvey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409039749
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Georgie: gorgeous, glamorous and successful. But her bank balance is a molehill and her credit card bill a mountain. Lin: the gap between her dreams and reality is as wide as the Grand Canyon -- not ideal when you're a single mother. Cookie: smart and sassy, but all too aware that fairy tales don't happen for those not heroine-shaped. For these three women life just isn't turning out as planned. Working in publishing -- the parties, book launches and long lunches -- isn't nearly as glamorous as it sounds. And each is aware of something missing in their lives. So when the opportunity comes for them to wish for something, they jump at the chance. For where there's a wish, there's a way, especially with a little help from your friends ...

We Want To Believe

Autor: Amy M. Donaldson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621892093
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From the first episode to the latest feature film, two main symbols provide the driving force for the iconic television series The X-Files: Fox Mulder's I Want to Believe poster and Dana Scully's cross necklace. Mulder's poster may feature a flying saucer, but the phrase I want to believe refers to more than simply the quest for the truth about aliens. The search for extraterrestrial life, the truth that is out there, is a metaphor for the search for God. The desire to believe in something greater than ourselves is part of human nature: we want to believe. Scully's cross represents this desire to believe, as well as the internal struggle between faith and what we can see and prove. The X-Files depicts this struggle by posing questions and exploring possible answers, both natural and supernatural. Why would God let the innocent suffer? Can God forgive even the most heinous criminal? What if God is giving us signs to point the way to the truth, but we're not paying attention? These are some of the questions raised by The X-Files. In the spirit of the show, this book uses the symbols and images presented throughout the series to pose such questions and explore some of the answers, particularly in the Christian tradition. With a focus on key themes of the series--faith, hope, love, and truth--along the way, this book journeys from the desire to believe to the message of the cross.

Rose Then And Now Bible Atlas

Autor: Paul H. Wright
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1596367709
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Rose Atlas of Then and Now Bible Maps with Biblical Backgrounds and Culture by Paul H. Wright, president of Jerusalem University College (Institute of Holy Land Studies) The Best "Then and Now" Bible Atlas Ever — It has Features No Other Has! •120 stunning detailed Bible maps •Incredible insights into the lives of 30 important Bible characters. This atlas focuses on people – not regions -- and how the geography affected their lives and decisions. For example: •Know how David's clever understanding of geography and politics led to his marriage with Ahinoam of Jezreel. •Discover why Naomi, in the Book of Ruth, couldn't just move back to Bethlehem after her husband's death and use his land again. •Find out why Moses and the Children of Israel took the long southern trek from Egypt to the Promised Land, rather than the direct route. This atlas gives you incredible insights into your favorite Bible stories. See the Table of Contents at the bottom. About the author: No one explains Bible geography and culture better than Dr. Paul H. Wright. He lives in Jerusalem and is the executive director of the Jerusalem University College (Institute of Holy Land Studies). "In this integration of biography, history and geography, Paul Wright applies his considerable knowledge of the land to the life and times of people in both the Old and New Testaments. In his capable hands readers will see the characters of the Bible come to life in the context of the very real world in which they lived. Whether readers have been through the Bible fifty times or this is their first, the pictures, maps and extremely readable text will lead them to fresh insight into this greatest of stories." Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College More than 120 full-color maps, plus more than 50 photos and diagrams and family trees. Maps include lines to show which way people traveled, along with helpful notes. Paul Wright's text give Bible references and shows how knowing the Land of the Bible uncovers new details in the most beloved stories and people. "I think the Rose "Then and Now" Bible Map Atlas is the best product Rose has ever produced. The value is incredible. The price-value relationship is unbelievable. It's like Rose Publishing's Deluxe Then and Now book with 80 more maps—for just $10 more." Robin Evans, Rose Publishing Dr. Paul H. Wright is President of Jerusalem University College (the Institute of Holy Land Studies) located on historic Mt. Zion adjacent to the old walled city of Jerusalem. He also teaches courses on the culture, history and geography of the lands of the Bible. Over the years Dr. Wright has led thousands of university students and adults on field studies throughout Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Egypt and the Sinai, many to out-of-the-way places not normally seen by students of the Bible. He is also an instructor in an advanced educational program for licensed Israeli tour guides at the Yad Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, and at Tantur, a Christian research center between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Dr. Wright holds the BA degree in anthropology from Bethel College (now Bethel University), an MA degree in the history of ancient Israel from the Institute of Holy Land Studies, an MA degree in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the M Phil and PhD degrees in Bible and Ancient Near East from Hebrew Union College. He is also an ordained minister and has, over the years, been an effective teacher in both adult and children's church ministries. He and his wife Diane have lived in Jerusalem for fifteen years, and raised their two children there. They are active members of East Jerusalem Baptist Church, a small congregation that represents an active mix of dedicated people from all over the world who live and minister in Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Dr. Wright finds his time in Jerusalem to be very fulfilling. "As a written record of God's work in the world, the Bible is a book that is quite real. It is a privilege to be able to explore the realities of the world of the Bible with so many students who are eager to learn on-site. There are clear connections between the ways that the people who lived in the lands of the Bible thought about God and organized their lives in ancient times, and how folks living in the same places respond to the Divine tug today. The longer I live in Jerusalem, the more I am learning to appreciate the consistent call of God on His people, and our responsibility to live whole lives that are characterized by shalom, the peace that only He can give." sha'alu shalom yerushalayim, yishlayu ohavyich "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may those who love you be at ease . . ." (Psalm 122:6) "It is a pleasure to recommend this atlas by the biblical scholar and experienced historical geographer, Paul Wright. Nothing is more important than the relationships of the great men and women of the Bible with God and with the land that God gave them. Wright provides the best possible introduction, with outstanding texts, maps, and photos, for the adventure of guiding the reader through the stories of the Bible." Richard S. Hess, Ph.D., Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Denver Seminary Table of Contents: Rose Atlas of Then and Now Bible Maps with Biblical Backgrounds and Culture Introduction 7 1.The Landed Context of the Biblical Story 9 2. The Patriarchs and Matriarchs: Our Fathers and Mothers 19 3. Moses: Showing Us the Way 27 4. Joshua: Courage to Conquer 33 5. Deborah and Yael: A Sweet Song of Victory 38 6. Samson: Greatness Run Amuck 42 7. Naomi and Ruth: The Way It's Supposed to Be 46 8. David and Solomon: Our Legacy 50 9. Rizpah: When Not-So-Little-Things Really Matter 65 10. Ahab and Jehoshaphat: The Fine Line Between Failure and Success 69 11. Elijah and Elisha: Going About Doing Good 78 12. Jonah: Not on My Watch 87 13. Isaiah: Vision for a Broken World 92 14. Josiah: The Last Hope 107 15. Ezra and Nehemiah: Courage to Start Over 117 16. Esther: For Such a Time as This 125 17. The Herods: Magnificent to a Fault 131 18. John the Baptist: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness 157 19. Mary and Joseph: Simple Lives Lived Extraordinarily 167 20. Jesus: The Anointed One 183 21. Pontius Pilate: The Enforcer 209 22. Peter: Out in Front 219 23. Paul: Living Under Grace 232 24. John: Someone Who Deserved the Last Word 250 Afterword 259 Bibliography 260 Index 261

Echoes Of My Time

Autor: Anne Bardsley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479725331
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the days were dark dismay and filled with fear with every move all twenty or more, before finding happiness only to have it pulled away. And then discover that at the age of fifteen your have a serious mental health problem that leads not to care but brutal institutionalization and stability .strange bedfellows but true. this is the true story of one survivor and her recovery. read on and it will open your eyes to the "CARE SYSTEM".

Dear Jack

Autor: Steena Holmes
Publisher: Steena Holmes
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Dear Jack...the journal of a woman unwilling to let go. Dottie is a woman with a heart full of emotions but unable to express them unless through her journals. When Jack goes off to war, Dottie is left behind having to be strong for their young daughter, Mary. While Jack is away, she keeps a journal full of letters for Jack, for him to read when he comes home. Except, word comes that Jack has gone missing and leaves Dottie to fend for herself. She keeps hope that her husband is alive and will be coming home, until Jack's personal effects are returned to her by a member of Jack's unit. When Doug, her husband's best friend, shares with her a letter Jack wrote for her in case he never came home her world falls apart and it's all she can do to hold herself together for Mary. Were you one of the readers who wanted to know about the story behind Dottie and Doug? This is where you'll find out. Please note this novella is only 10,000 words long and is meant as a companion to Finding Emma. BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED — Excerpt from Emma's Secret!

Twelfth Grade Kills 5

Autor: Heather Brewer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101513880
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As a teenage vampire, Vlad has spent the last four years trying to handle the pressures of school while sidestepping a slayer out for his blood. Now he's a senior, and in this final, action-packed book in the series, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past, unravel the mystery of who he really is, make decisions about his future, and face his greatest enemy. It's a senior year that totally bites.

Finding God In Other Christians

Autor: Lorraine Cavanagh
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281065861
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As we journey in faith, many of us begin to find God in the context of more than one kind of churchmanship. Even if we feel happy where we are, we may benefit greatly from getting out of our particular church 'comfort zone' in order to encounter God in new ways through Christians whose priorities and styles of worship are at variance with our own. This book calls us to a deeper and more compassionate approach to the challenges of diversity among Christians. It addresses issues such as: Are Christians meant to be more than friends?; Jesus Christ as our common identity; Violence between Christians; Radical hospitality; Dealing with difference; The meaning of God among us, and finally, Christians in Christ and for the world.

Occupational Therapy With Elders E Book

Autor: Rene Padilla
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323072267
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The only comprehensive book on geriatric occupational therapy designed specifically for the COTA, Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA, 3rd Edition provides in-depth coverage of each aspect of geriatric practice, from wellness and prevention to death and dying. A discussion of foundational concepts includes aging trends and strategies for elder care, and coverage of emerging areas includes low-vision rehabilitation, mobility issues including driving, and Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Expert authors René Padilla, Sue Byers-Connon, and Helene Lohman offer an unmatched discussion of diverse populations and the latest on geriatric policies and procedures in this fast-growing area of practice. Unique! A focus on the occupational therapy assistant highlights the importance of COTAs to the care of elder clients. Case studies illustrate principles and help you apply what you've learned to actual situations. Key terms, chapter objectives, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter. Use of the term "elder" reduces the stereotypical role of dependent patients and helps to dispel myths about aging. A multidisciplinary approach demonstrates how the OT and the COTA can collaborate effectively. Unique! Attention to diverse populations and cultures prepares you to respect and care for clients of different backgrounds. Unique! The companion Evolve website makes review easier with more learning activities, references linked to MEDLINE abstracts, and links to related OT sites. Unique! A discussion of elder abuse, battered women, and literacy includes information on how the COTA can address these often-overlooked issues. New information on alternative treatment settings for elders reflects new trends in OT care. Updated information on Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA regulations discusses the latest policies and how to incorporate the newest procedures into practice. Significant additions are made to the chapters on public policy, dementia, and oncology.

The Expeditioners And The Secret Of King Triton S Lair

Autor: S. Taylor
Publisher: McSweeney's
ISBN: 1940450306
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Kit, Zander, and M. K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous — and presumed dead — explorer Alexander West. Why did Alexander leave the maps behind, and why are government agents so determined to seize them? What is really going on in a mysterious and unknown stretch of the Caribbean, famous for its violent storms and shipwrecks? And what is the huge contraption M. K. is building in her workshop? As two world powers come to the brink of war, Kit must find a deadly hidden island and unlock its secrets, hoping he has the courage to follow the trail of maps, wherever it may lead.

Debt To Society

Autor: Joe Krogman
Publisher: Beachfront Press
ISBN: 0982776454
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On August 13, 1983, ten-year-old Rebecca Torgerson went missing from her mobile home in Austin, Minnesota. Christmas eve of that year her body was found in a dumpster behind a Minneapolis discount store. Rebecca's mother and boyfriend were tracked down out-of-state, arrested and extradited to Minnesota. Both entered guilty pleas and were sentenced to life without parole. Case closed? End of story? Not even close.