Sermons for the Autumn Season

Sermons for the Autumn Season

Author: Bernard of Clairvaux

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0879071540

Category: Religion

Page: 456

View: 5553

On the anniversary of the dedication of the monastery church at Clairvaux, Saint Bernard spoke to the community to explain the meaning of the feast: “What sanctity can these stones have that we should celebrate their festival? They do indeed have sanctity, but it is because of your bodies. . . . Your bodies are holy because of your souls, and this house is holy because of your bodies.”The thirty-eight sermons in this volume carry forth this theme, revealing the holiness of the monastic life as monks alternate through the rhythm of the day and the year between the opus Dei and manual labor, journeying faithfully through life to death and the transitus to glory. The twelfth-century Ecclesiastica Officia of the Cistercian Order required abbots to speak formally to their communities in chapter on seventeen fixed days, mostly liturgical feasts. This volume witnesses to Bernard’s fulfillment of this requirement and includes sermons for the Assumption and Nativity of the Virgin and the Feast of All Saints, sermons devoted to the feasts of particular saints celebrated during the autumn months, sermons for the time of harvest, and funeral sermons that look forward to the eternal joy in the communion of saints.

'Tis the Autumn Season

Fall Quilts and Decorating Projects

Author: Shelley Wicks,Jeanne Large

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604682485

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 4137

Talented designers Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks present a charming collection of quilts and coordinating projects. Enjoy warming your home with the seasonal beauty of autumn. Choose from 12 distinctive projects, plus a bonus online "Harvest Trio" pattern set that includes an apron, a tea towel, and a set of coasters Play with a mix of styles, such as scrappy pieced quilts and quilts featuring the authors' popular chunky applique Learn techniques for piecing, fusible applique , and wool applique

The Fall of 1972: A Season for the Perfect Storm

(The Story of a Dream Season)

Author: Dr. Randy White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493169203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 126

View: 3857

About sixty miles north of Houston on Interstate 45, a giant statue soars above the piney woods of East Texas. It’s a white concrete image of General Sam Houston, the first and third president of the Republic of Texas. Like everything in this state, it is oversized, and at seventy feet tall, it’s the largest statue of an American hero in the country. The statue welcomes the traveler to Huntsville—a small sleepy college town that was the home of Sam Houston, and which now is the home of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and another Texas icon, the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC). On one side of its wall, convicts struggle with the rigors of prison life, and on the other at the university, another group of youths struggle with the demands of college. The contrast between the two serves as a metaphor for modern American life. This story is seen from the point of view of a man who experienced events on both sides of the prison wall. On one side of the wall, Randy White was a guard—known as Boss White to the inmates. On the other side was Randy White, a college student in 1972 and the Bearkats’ (the SHSU basketball team) official statistician. He was part of the story when the Bearkats became a basketball legend in the early seventies. Football is the renowned culture of Texas. If one has any doubts, then look at the Dallas Cowboys and the popularity of its cheerleading. Now there are cheerleading squads in the NFL as well as on the college football scene. There is nothing new or unique about that. But none are as famous as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. To make the squad and wear the white short shorts and blue-and-white bolero jackets today is more prestigious than making the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes back in the forties. Such is the stature of football in Texas. So Texas is definitely football country. Basketball lives in the outskirts, something to be played in between football seasons. Sam Houston State University’s basketball team had been lackluster for forty years. Nobody expected much from SHSU basketball in 1972. Until the early seventies, back when a bunch of basketball players, intent on winning, burst on the scene like a perfect storm. Such as the one that brewed up one October day off New England, and it came out of nowhere. A confluence of different weather-related phenomena had combined to produce what was termed a perfect storm. That same perfect storm hit Huntsville. It was as if someone had put into a cauldron a unique combination of talent, coaching, spirit, camaraderie, and a new social awareness and mixed them up—and out came a dream team, a dream season, a perfect storm. This is the story of that perfect storm, that dream season.

The Twelve Tales


Author: Desert Lion

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468946463

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7553

"The Twelve Tales" is a collection of a dozen short stories of different genres written by Desert Lion. A vague hint is provided below for all these tales! A THEFT OF JUSTICE The thief thought the game was up but surprisingly the man stepped ahead and helped him to tie the pile. Now he knew that that man was also a thief... THE UNFORGETTABLE TRIP Eight friends went out together for a short trip to "LAL DRAMMAN" They had a lot of obstacles in their way while going... THEFT WITHOUT A THIEF I opened the safe to check that everything was alright. I found the jewelry box there and opened it. You can imagine how shocked I was to find the box empty... THE BROKEN GLASS Rizwan was an odd boy. He loved reading short stories, long stories and novels. Detective fictions were his favorite... A CASE FOR MR. SANI After that Sani tried every way which Sherlock Holmes may have tried but wasn't able to solve the case... THE STORY CONTEST A detective fiction. REBIRTH Khurram closed his eyes trying to sleep but something fell on the floor disturbing him. He got up and switched on the light... SEASON OF DEATH Autumn really is a cruel season as it separates the beloved leaves from the branches... GONE WITH THE WIND Laughing and shouting they were walking towards the bridge. The little girl and her mother were out for a morning a walk. The sky was all clear and... ONCE UPON A TIME Arif was scrolling down through his Facebook time-line. While going through his old posts he stopped suddenly on seeing that post about his father kicking him out of his home... THE MAN WHO INSPIRED TO WISH There was an old man who tried to inspire a boy a long time ago. But till this day he don't know whether he was successful or not... THE END "The ultraviolet rays are easily penetrating the ozone layer at some places" said the news reporter...

The House Book

Or, A Manual of Domestic Economy for Town and Country

Author: Eliza Leslie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cooking, American

Page: 436

View: 9098


House Selling For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson,Ray Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 1795

New how-to details on staging and curb appeal The fun and easy way? to minimize selling hassles and get top dollar for your house Want to stand out to homebuyers in today's crowded market? America's #1 bestselling real estate authors have revised their classic guide to save you time and money as you prepare to sell your property. They'll show you when to put your house on the market, the pros and cons of FSBO, and the best ways to utilize the Internet, from online listings to digital photos. Discover how to: * Prepare your property to attract buyers * Determine your asking price * Hire the right real estate agent * Market and show your house * Negotiate for the best offer


Author: Jermel Wilder

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466974508

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 2871

My fiction writing comes from real-life events that have either happened to me or people I know. Due to my vigorous career in law enforcement, I witness bizarre incidents that happen to regular people that one might think you’d only see in movies or read in books. The citizens and situations I encounter inspire me to write good story lines. I am not claiming all the plots and stories in my writing are from 100 percent real-life events; however, some of them are.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101077993

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 932

Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler

Quicklet on House Season 5

Author: Tom Tonthat

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614642559

Category: Study Aids

Page: 47

View: 9214

ABOUT THE BOOK Season 5 of the hit Fox medical drama series House follows the life and times of the brilliant but sociopathic Dr. Gregory House as he and his medical team solve difficult and life-threatening cases at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. The fifth season of House provides some wonderful character-development and has a powerful finale. As a television series, House has been entertaining as a medical drama, mystery, and even a comedy. The medical terminology is relatively accurate for a one-hour television show compared to the faux science of CSI. Each episode of House is a mystery where the medical staff must locate the clues and find the diagnosis before time runs out for their patient. Sometimes even knowing the diagnosis is not enough to save the patients life. Most of the comedy comes from Houses need to undermine authority or knock people off their high horse when he feels that one deserves it. And to House, they always deserve it. MEET THE AUTHOR With a BS in Business Administration and a Technical Writing Certificate, Tom Tonthat has written anime reviews for "The Escapist," video game and television articles for Yahoo!, and the occasional instructional manual. He loves anime, origami, toys, films, television, and comics. Find Tom Tonthat on Facebook: Twitter: TravelValenti Site: EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The importance of the rational versus the intuitive is a major theme toward the end of the season when House blurs the line between the two. He manages to rationalize his intuition and blur his reality and fantasy. He feels that he is in control but Wilson knows that House lives life dangerously. When the bombshell about him and Cuddy drops, House soon realizes that he can only be hurt by those he is attached to emotionally. House is the brainchild of David Shore, whose previous television production experience includes producing two late 90s seasons of Law & Order, and writing for a variety of shows like NYPD Blue, Due South, The Practice, and The Outer Limits. He was asked to come up with a medical procedural show for NBC in 2003. David's idea was to make the medical procedural show emphasize the characters over the medicine since it made for more compelling television. He decided to base the protagonist of his medical show on Sherlock Holmes and became the creator, writer, and producer of House. NBC decided to pass on House and instead chose Medical Investigation as its medical procedural show of choice. Medical Investigation was a medical mystery drama filled with an eclectic staff of medical geniuses that no one really watched and only lasted one season. Fortunately, Fox picked up on David Shore's medical drama and the rest is television history. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on House Season 5 + About the Show + About the Director and Producer + Overall Summary + Episode-by-Episode Commentary & Summary + ...and much more House Season 5

A House in Corfu

A Family's Sojourn in Greece

Author: Emma Tennant

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466819243

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 1902

The story of an unspoiled island and an English family making a home by the Aegean Sea. In the early 1960s Emma Tennant's parents, on a cruise, spotted a magical bay and decided to build a house there. This book is the story of that house, Rovinia, set above the bay in Corfu where legend has it Ulysses was shipwrecked and found by Nausicaa, daughter of King Alcinous. It is also the story of the couple who have been at Rovinia since the feast in the grove that followed the roof-raising-Maria, a miraculous cook and the presiding spirit of the house, and her husband, Thodoros-and of the inhabitants of the local village, high on the hill above the bay. Tennant offers us the delights of quotidian adventures-salt water in the well, roads to nowhere, collapsing walls-all hilariously presented. That the house is still lived in and loved, with new generations coming to understand the delights of Corfu, is a tribute to the people and a special landscape which is distinctly Greek. Full of color and contrast, A House in Corfu shows the huge changes in island life since the time of the Tennants' arrival, and celebrates, equally, the joy of belonging to a timeless world: the world of vine, olive, and sea.

Autumn's Dancing Leaves

Author: Ralph Hunter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453518797

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 6619

Eddie didn't favor anyone in his family. Fair, blonde, and green-eyed, he stood in sharp contrast to the other darker-complected, dark-haired, blue-eyed members. The difference created a rift in the family fabric and his mother singled him out for abuse, irrationally holding him responsible for the family's turmoil. Little Eddie struggled with the severity of his maltreatment but, by age eleven, could no longer handle the circumstances of his life. He decided his only escape would be to die, that by conscious will, he could simply resolve to give up life and cease to exist. Eddie's mind, alerted to his decision, and believing the ultimate goal for any entity was to continue, regardless of form or quality of life, was determined to survive. Panicked at the threat of cessation, his mind made a desperate decision -- it fractured his personality and created Randy from traits that had been repressed in Eddie. Randy, a tough, defiant individual, was created to bring new energy, new life, and stand in defense of the defeated, accepting Eddie. Rising to the challenge, he accepted the responsibility of his creation and was fiercely focused to protecting Eddie while endeavoring to create new circumstances for the life they shared. Randy was proud of his efforts to save Eddie. He knew he was Eddie's paladin, his champion, created for a noble purpose -- to bring Eddie back from the brink of oblivion. After many struggles, Randy's efforts appeared to be successful and the mind considered the possibility of enjoying the existence he'd insured. It pondered the idea of Eddie being involved with the world, rather than merely persisting through the time allotted for the life. Aware of Eddie's inability to interact with the world around him, the mind again fractured the personality creating Jesse, a new facet, an aesthetic personality, focused to tender feelings of love and friendship -- and aspects which determine quality of life. Jesse felt he was created to experience emotions and appreciate beauty, to evolve the repressed side of the personality, to bring stability to the entity. He believed he was born to search for love, to find the emotional equilibrium that would bring the separate identities into harmony. Developed from suppressed characteristics, Jesse was creative and confident, loving and inquisitive, charming and fun loving. And he was on a quest -- determined to achieve his goal. Without Eddie's awareness of them, Randy and Jesse sought to balance their existence and hoped they were achieving what they saw as a normal life until Jesse experienced an incident which shattered that belief and forced them to realize they had not progressed as far as they thought. Jesse's realization that he had made a terrible mistake was devastating. Jumping to a conclusion, Randy, the controlling personality, in his determination to fend off any challenges to them, felt he must take over to handle the crisis in an effort to protect them...

A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening

Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, Or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting, Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: with Correct Engravings ... from Original Drawings by Sydenham Edwards

Author: R. W. Dickson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 4574


Notes on Mexico, Made in the Autumn of 1822

Accompanied by an Historical Sketch of the Revolution, and Translations of Official Reports on the Present State of that Country ...

Author: Joel Roberts Poinsett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mexico

Page: 359

View: 2086


The Fall of the House of Zeus

The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

Author: Curtis Wilkie

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307460721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5277

“Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.” —Douglas Brinkley The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. He was hailed by Newsweek as a latter day Robin Hood, and portrayed in the movie, The Insider, as a dapper aviator-lawyer. Scruggs’ legal triumphs rewarded him lavishly, and his success emboldened both his career maneuvering and his influence in Southern politics--but at a terrible cost, culminating in his spectacular fall, when he was convicted for conspiring to bribe a Mississippi state judge. Based on extensive interviews, transcripts, and FBI recordings never made public, The Fall of the House of Zeus exposes the dark side of Southern and Washington legal games and power politics: the swirl of fixed cases, blocked investigations, judicial tampering, and a zealous prosecution that would eventually ensnare not only Scruggs but his own son, Zach, in the midst of their struggle with insurance companies over Hurricane Katrina damages. In gripping detail, Curtis Wilkie crafts an authentic legal thriller propelled by a “welter of betrayals and personal hatreds,” providing large supporting parts for Trent Lott and Jim Biden, brother of then-Senator Joe, and cameos by John McCain, Al Gore, and other DC insiders and influence peddlers. Above all, we get to see how and why the mighty fail and fall, a story as gripping and timeless as a Greek tragedy.

Gladstone 1809-1898

Author: H. C. G. Matthew

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191584274

Category: History

Page: 706

View: 462

William Ewart Gladstone was both the most charismatic and the most extraordinary of Victorians. His huge public career - in and out of office from 1834 to 1894 and four times prime minister - was consistently controversial and dramatic. His private life was a most curious blend of happiness and temptation. His Christian faith held the extremes of his character in sufficient harmony to avoid disintegration and to produce one of the most powerful political personalities in British history. H. C. G. Matthew's writings on Gladstone are generally acknowledged to have transformed understanding of the `Grand Old Man' of British Politics, and indeed his whole age. Appearing first as Introductions to his definitive edition of The Gladstone Diaries, they have been revised and made available in this volume, collected together in paperback for the first time. Gladstone 1809-1874: 'It deserves to become a classic of the genre' Illustrated London News 'For any aficionado of the high politics - and low life - of the nineteenth century, this book is a must' Observer 'the most sensitive and informed insight to date' English Historical Review Gladstone 1875-1898 (winner of the Wolfson History Prize 1995): 'Rarely can a single scholar have re-mapped a whole historical territory so grandly as H. C. G. Matthew has done in the case of Gladstone in particular and of Victorian politics and culture in general' English Historical Review

Taste This, Taste That

The Life of Jim Heaney, Dilettante

Author: Jim Heaney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595369030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 8280

Jim Heaney was born an Irish-Catholic alcoholic. He remains one today. However, he has been sober for the past 21 years. No one has yet found a cure for the Irish-Catholicism.This story begins in a tiny house in Jacksonville, Florida, and ends in a slightly larger one in Columbia, South Carolina. Residences in central Florida, Indiana, Liberia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, England, Zaire (now Congo), and Kansas follow in that order.Much of Dr. Heaney's life involved battles. His most difficult ones were within himself. He struggled with low self-esteem, academics, addiction, religion, and infidelity. Several of these skirmishes are ongoing.In his youth, he learned to his distain that "dilettante" referred to someone who dabbled in the arts and academics. Someone who knew a little about a lot. During his twilight years, Jim came to realize that he was that dilettante for whom he'd had low regard. Yet age had allowed him to accept that dabbler and, hence, himself. The older he became, the more he realized the less he knew.

The Autumn of Italian Opera

From Verismo to Modernism, 1890-1915

Author: Alan Mallach

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555536831

Category: Music

Page: 490

View: 7274

The first full-length study of the last great era of Italian opera