The cult of the saints was central to medieval Christianity largely due to the miraculous. Saints were members of the elect of heaven and could intercede with God on the behalf of supplicants. Whilst people visited shrines and prayed to the saints for many reasons it was the hope of intercession and the praise of miracles past which drove the cult of the saints. This book examines how a person solicited aid from a saint, how they might give thanks and the ways in which post-mortem miracles structured the cult of the saints. A huge number of miracle stories survive from medieval England, in dedicated collections as well as in saints’ lives and other source material. This corpus is full of stories of human relationships, vulnerability and deliverance of people from all parts of society. These stories reveal all manner of details about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. They also show us how people navigated the world with the aid of the saints. Saints could help with wayward livestock, lost property or lawsuits as well as fire, plague and injury. They could also protect members of their communities, correct lapses by their custodians and even kill those who mistreated them. A respectful relationship with a saint could be proof against any problem. Making Miracles in Medieval England will appeal to all those interested in religious practices in medieval England, medieval English culture, and medieval perceptions of miracles.
As you follow the simple day-by-day program designed by Drs. Arnold and Barry Fox, you will learn to tap into the secrets of miracle making that are in your control. You will: Overcome life’s obstacles by changing your self-talk Make sound health a daily miracle as you deal with stress, depression, heart disease, and cancer Learn to dispel the gloom and doom of depression for a positive mental attitude Put your faith to work for you so that you can create a life filled with miracles beginning today Incorporate this process fully into your own life so that you can begin to touch the lives of those you love “The Foxes present a crystal clear message: You hold the key to health and happiness in your hands. And it all starts with the positive thoughts in your mind. They show you how to use that key with a sure blend of science, inspiration and scripture.” –Dr. Robert H. Schuller “When you read, study, and take action on what you learn from this book, you will have a better understanding of what making a miracle means in your life.” –Don M. Green, Executive Director, The Napoleon Hill Foundation
This book gives short, action-oriented snippets of thoughts and ideas from some of the finest thinkers of entrepreneurship. It provides insights into educational activities, entrepreneurial thinking and on-the-streets operational methodologies of entrepreneurship. The thoughts, experiences, ideas and “doable” actions presented in the book will help budding entrepreneurs pave the way for future entrepreneurial success. The contributors range from world-class educators and successful entrepreneurs, to creative social entrepreneurs.Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to educators, mentors, advisors, policy makers, students, future entrepreneurs and the general public.
Reproducing Reproduction addresses these debates in a range of sites in which reproduction is being redefined and argues persuasively for a renewed appreciation of the centrality of reproductive politics to cultural and historical change.
Mark Mincolla’s The Way of Miracles: Accessing Your Superconsciousness teaches us that we can create our own miracles every day. The Way of Miracles is an adventure for the mind and spirit that begins with the premise that miracles don’t randomly happen—we create them! According to Mark Mincolla, PhD, developing our superconscious mind and recognizing the divine source that exists within each of us is what generates miracles. A wholistic physician for more than three decades, Mark used his own techniques and learnings to cure himself of a life-threatening illness. In The Way of Miracles, he shares experiences, documented research, and exercises that he provides his patients and uses himself to raise consciousness in order to cultivate the ability to heal and create miracles that have a lasting effect.
This is a book of miracles—medical events witnessed by leading physicians for which there is no reasonable medical explanation, or, if there is, the explanation itself is extraordinary. These dramatic first-person essays detail spectacular serendipities, impossible cures, breathtaking resuscitations, extraordinary awakenings, and recovery from unimaginable disasters. Still other essays give voice to cases in which the physical aspects were less dramatic than the emotional aspects, yet miraculous and transformational for everyone involved. Positive impacts left in the wake of even the gravest of tragedies, profound triumphs of heart and spirit. Preeminent physicians in many specialties, including deans and department heads on the faculties of the top university medical schools in the country describe, in everyday language and with moving testimony, their very personal reactions to these remarkable clinical experiences. Among the extraordinary cases poignantly recounted by the physicians witnessing them: A priest visiting a hospitalized patient went into cardiac arrest on the elevator, which opened up on the cardiac floor, right at the foot of the cardiac specialist, at just the right moment. A tiny premature baby dying from irreversible lung disease despite the most intensive care who recovered almost immediately after being taken from his hospital bed and placed on his mother's chest. President John F. Kennedy's son Patrick, who died shortly after birth, and whose disease eventually led to research that saved generations of babies. A nine-year-old boy who was decapitated in a horrific car accident but survived without neurological damage. A woman who conceived and delivered a healthy baby—despite having had both of her fallopian tubes surgically removed. A young man whose only hope for survival was a heart transplant, but just at the moment he developed a potentially fatal complication making a transplant impossible, his own heart began healing itself. A teenage girl near death after contracting full-blown rabies who became the first patient ever to recover from that disease after an unexpected visit by Timothy Dolan, the man who would go on to become the Archbishop of New York. A Manhattan window-washer who fell 47 stories—and not only became the only person ever to survive a fall from that height, but went on to make a full recovery. Miracles We Have Seen is a book of inspiration and optimism, and a compelling glimpse into the lives of physicians—their humanity and determined devotion to their patients and their patients' families. It reminds us that what we don't know or don't understand isn‘t necessarily cause for fear, and can even be reason for hope
Blessings and Miracles in the perspective of a relationship with God and His divine intervention in our lives, we learn how different factors contribute consequently to the quality of life we live. The actions, choices, and attitudes we have and express every day affect how the blessings and miracles accomplish their purpose in our lives. Blessings and Miracles have been and are still a medium for God to work in our lives. God performs miracles for us to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and through having faith in Him, we experience eternal life by the power of His Name (John 20:30-31). Blessings are, in most cases, conditional and received through a process. A blessing can also be a resource, a resource is a source of supply or support, and it is again an available means or productive factor required to accomplish a given activity. Therefore, blessings are supposed to help us achieve the purpose of our life in this world. It is the Father’s good pleasure to have a relationship with you, to bless you, to heal you, and give you a complete restoration. A miracle is applicable in a crisis or in a problem that we can avoid, or that is unavoidable. While with God’s blessings, we can avoid a position that would put us in a crisis in the first place when we apply godly principles, take the right actions, and have the right choices. God wants us to live a life full of blessings (Barak). Having a relationship with Him, living by His principles, having the right character, and living by His Word for our welfare.
Perhaps everyone could use a miracle, but very few will find the one they truly need. Amid a war torn land, hidden deep within an enchanted forest, hides an orphanage where miracles abound. It s a magical place built by a resolute king who is determined to defeat an evil sorcerer waging bitter war against his people. Victory just might take a miracle, and so the orphanage may very well hide the key to winning the war. A young girl named Kelsey also desperately needs a miracle. She embarks on a quest to find the mysterious and hidden orphanage. Along the way she s joined by several traveling companions, including an over-sized snow leopard and a boy who cannot speak. In a land enchanted, it's difficult to know the difference between what's real and what isn't ... and what a true friend looks like. Join Kelsey and her companions as they embark on an extraordinary adventure and a quest unlike any other. The Orphanage of Miracles is a work of fiction that examines the concept of miracles and what it takes to find or make the one you need.
A life filled with miracles is one of incredible happiness and wonderful experiences. Once you accept that this is your natural right as a spiritual being, you'll find that the Universe works right alongside you in the miracle-making process. From The Author: "I want you to know that miracles happen every single moment of every single day. Big miracles, small miracles, and everything in between. Honestly, they aren't as rare as you probably think they are. And you know what? You can experience miracles in your own daily life! As a spiritual being in a human body nothing "out of the ordinary" is beyond your reach. We've only become accustomed to thinking that miracles are totally out of the realm of common experience. Why deprive yourself of something that should be completely natural?" What Readers Are Saying: "Real guidance and techniques that work. I've experienced several miracles already!" - Elizabeth C "Kelly feels like a dear friend walking with you along the path and showing you how to create your very own miracles. :)" - Claire D "Truly transformational! My life has changed so much after reading Kelly's book!!" - Annie B