There is a biblically-revealed, sequential plan of God for the duration of every human life, the knowledge of which should profoundly impact and enliven each one of us who is able to understand and embrace it in a heartfelt way. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to inform readers of God’s plans for, and claims upon, human beings, from before their birth and continuing through their existence to the final judgment and beyond. Each reader can then seriously consider their way of life now in view of the things to come. The author identifies seven sequential stages in every person’s life journey, the majority of which occur beyond the grave. Written shortly before its writer passed away, this little book nonetheless exudes a spirit of joy as its author, his sufferings notwithstanding, leaned forward, full of expectation and without fear, into the glorious future promised to everyone who loves and serves their Lord Jesus now. Rakestraw shares the secret to investing a brief earthly life well. Like the venerable John Bunyan, writer of the devotional classic Pilgrim’s Progress, Rakestraw points the way to our eternal home.
Trust your gut, take care of yourself, and find new life on the other side with this empowering guide to divorce for moms. We hear about it all the time on the news. The divorce rates are rising. More children are being raised in split up homes. But you didn’t think it would happen to you. Luckily, you’re not alone. Popular divorce coach Michelle Dempsey-Multack not only survived her own divorce, but figured out how to move on with her life, just like you will, too. Now happily remarried with a blended family, she’s living proof that no matter which “firsts” you might be experiencing as you end your marriage, and no matter how long you stayed with someone who didn’t meet your needs, your best days are ahead. Mom’s Moving On is filled with practical, actionable, and empowering advice from someone who has been through it and has come out the other side. Through Michelle’s guidance, you’ll learn how to navigate your divorce with confidence, adjust to life as a single mother, and shift your perspective to find your way back to your best self. From coparenting to dating as a single mother, you’ll learn how to truly move on and create the life you deserve.
If we do not make a real effort to understand some of the behaviors of care-dependent clients, we not only miss out on the opportunity to meet the underlying need and truly resolve the issue, but we also might actually cause much greater harm to those for whom we are caring; the hurt of not truly being heard and seen, which leads to deep-seated loneliness. In this book, Geert takes you by the hand and gently walks you toward a whole new level of thinking and approaching situations, and at the end you will find yourself armed with a wealth of possibilities (as long as you allow your mind to shift remain receptive). This book gives a voice to all those who are dependent on others and, in a way, also to ourselves, as one day it might be we who need compassionate care.
The last person Shelby Ryan expects to run into is Iris Calhoun, the sister of the man who killed her wife four years and three thousand miles ago. Shelby hasn’t seen Iris since the day Iris testified in court to put her brother behind bars. When Iris becomes an administrator at Hopewell, the local nursing home where Shelby volunteers, avoiding her becomes impossible. Seeing Iris causes her grief to resurface, and she relies on her father and friends to help her through. There’s no way she would consider falling for anyone related to a murderer. Iris believed her brother deserved a life behind bars, even if her family considers her a traitor. But then he was killed by a fellow inmate only months later, and Iris has struggled to forgive herself. Shelby and Iris know the best thing to do is stay away from each other, but neither of them is prepared for the instant attraction they feel. Can they put their horrific pasts behind them and move forward together?
This book provides extensive information pertaining to the origin, development, work, and growth of The CHURCH OF CHRIST (HOLINESS) of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. For member students, it equips them with knowledge of the Church’s doctrinal position, thereby encouraging support and graceful pride in the Church. For others, it offers in-depth knowledge of who we are, what we are about, and how God has enabled us to make a positive contribution to society. Beginning with the history of the “movement” before its development into a denomination and tracing the life and work of the founder, this work points out our heritage and the Scriptural basis of what we believe and teach. Historically, we have included hinders and detours along the way in order to give the true and accurate picture of things to avoid in the future, as well as, the progress we have made. Strong emphasis is placed on the spirit of evangelism which was an integral part of our movement from the beginning. The songs of Bishop C.P. Jones, our Founder, and the unique place the music of COCHUSA holds in the realm of Christianity offer exciting features to this presentation!!!
Why this book? Barack Obamas life has been the subject of endless news reports, blogs, memoirs, and case histories. And yet at a deeper personal level, he has remained an enigma, a riddle, a person shrouded in mystery and mystique. There is a need for something definite and specific: a constructive setting forth of reality and truth. That reality and truth is embalmed in the antiseptic pages of this book.
This book is a collection of poems I have written throughout my life. I started writing when I was in high school. The early poems were for girls that I knew. No copies of these were kept. I started to retain copies in college. My poems moved from just words to life stories, personal thoughts and my God. I have shared some with a few friends, which for me is difficult, because I tend to keep most everyone at arms length. My journey has been filled with lifes up and downs and my poems reflect the joys and sorrows I experienced and some you may have experienced. Most important for me is that Jesus is my constant companion who rejoices with me in the good times and carries me through the hard times. Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. NIV He makes me to lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his names sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The decades separating our new century from the Armenian Genocide, the prototype of modern-day nation-killings, have fundamentally changed the political composition of the region. Virtually no Armenians remain on their historic territories in what is today eastern Turkey. The Armenian people have been scattered about the world. And a small independent republic has come to replace the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was all that was left of the homeland as the result of Turkish invasion and Bolshevik collusion in 1920. One element has remained constant. Notwithstanding the eloquent, compelling evidence housed in the United States National Archives and repositories around the world, successive Turkish governments have denied that the predecessor Young Turk regime committed genocide, and, like the Nazis who followed their example, sought aggressively to deflect blame by accusing the victims themselves. This volume argues that the time has come for Turkey to reassess the propriety of its approach, and to begin the process that will allow it move into a post-genocide era. The work includes âGenocide: An Agenda for Action,â Gijs M. de Vries; âDeterminants of the Armenian Genocide,â Donald Bloxham; âLooking Backward and Forward,â Joyce Apsel; âThe United States Response to the Armenian Genocide,â Simon Payaslian; âThe League of Nations and the Reclamation of Armenian Genocide Survivors,â Vahram L. Shemmassian; âRaphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide,â Steven L. Jacobs; âReconstructing Turkish Historiography of the Armenian Massacres and Deaths of 1915,â Fatma MÃ¼ge GÃ¶Ã§ek; âBitter-Sweet Memories; âThe Armenian Genocide and International Law,â Joe Verhoeven; âNew Directions in Literary Response to the Armenian Genocide,â Rubina Peroomian; âDenial and Free Speech,â Henry C. Theriau