In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent.
Author: Paul Daugherty
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own. Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought her home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also overwhelming love, which they channeled to “the job of building the better Jillian.” While their daughter had special needs, they refused to allow her to grow up needy—“Expect, Don’t Accept” became their mantra. Little did they know how ready Jillian was to meet their challenge. Paul tells stories from Jillian’s mischievous childhood and moves to her early adulthood, tracing her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, sharing endearing anecdotes as well as stories about her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from high school and college, Jillian now works to support herself, and has met the love of her life and her husband-to-be, Ryan. In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. The day Jillian was born, Paul says, was the last bad day. As he lovingly writes, “Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions”—a model of grace, boundless joy, and love for all of us.
When Lucy falls pregnant and Braithwaite insists upon a marriage, Daniel has to choose between his two lives... Readers love Colette McCormick.
Author: Colette McCormick
Publisher: Hachette UK
An emotional, uplifting story about one man split between two lives... Perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse. What if the man in your life isn't who he says he is? Daniel Laither is a mild-mannered and uncomplicated bank manager, but when his boss asks him for a favour, things begin to get tangled. Introduced to businessman Arthur Braithwaite, Daniel reluctantly agrees to a financial arrangement that will create an unbreakable link between them. When Daniel meets Lucy, Braithwaite's daughter, he becomes a man obsessed. From the steamy afternoons spent together in hotel rooms, to evenings out with Lucy in fancy restaurants, Daniel's life moves a million miles from the one he'd had. He finds himself lying to his friends, his colleagues and, most importantly, his wife. He borrows money from a loan shark to afford this double life, but when the debt demands to be paid, he contemplates stealing from the bank. When Lucy falls pregnant and Braithwaite insists upon a marriage, Daniel has to choose between his two lives... Readers love Colette McCormick... 'Quite simply a brilliant read' Amazon reader review ''Extremely compelling' Amazon reader review 'As comforting as chicken broth on a cold afternoon' Amazon reader review
life. Every paper that you read, Can they really be believed? Headline, telling of
love and lust, Coz war these days, Don't sell enough, Soap operas everywhere
on TV, A different accent, But the same old script, People have forgotten, What is
Author: Steve Price
Just random thoughts of someone who see's life through open eyes. I am not a literary genius and do not profess to be. Just write for my own release and pleasure
I ask you to do this so you can understand a principle I swear by to this day; a fact
that I believe will help those needlessly afraid of truth. In his darkest hour, my
father reaffirmed that part ofliving an uncomplicated life meant viewing one's ...
Author: Carlos Wallace
Every person on the planet has experienced loss; that’s a brutal fact of life. But in these darkest times, we are presented with much more that just grief; we are given the opportunity to learn, heal, and grow. When you reach a place where you can view setbacks as reminders to appreciate the good things in your life, you have taken the first step to owning your destiny as a happier, more joyful, and more successful person. Carlos Wallace, president and CEO of entertainment management firm Sol-Caritas, has known his share of sadness and loss. In those times, he goes back to the lessons he learned from his parents and grandparents. From their hardship, he draws inspiration for strength. In their history, he finds encouragement for his future. The answers you’re looking for are within reach. Perhaps the solution to your problem has already been revealed to you, but how will you know where to find the answers? When things spin out of control and you lose direction, these lessons can help you. Life really isn’t all that complicated. People, on the other hand, are. No matter how long it takes to get to where you need to be, as long as you take that first step, you’ll be further along than if you did nothing at all.
Do not doubt that your father in heaven is near you and overseeing your life. He
is all knowing and all seeing. He can ... Daily practices on the spiritual plane will
create an uncomplicated life and set you free. Spend early-morning hours if ...
Author: Tammy J Carpenter
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
CHANNELING EZEKIEL contains uplifting messages that are being made available now as Earth and all of humanity shift to create a spiritual evolution. This book will help you to discover your souls purpose and live life fully engaged. This book is for you if you desire to: Find your souls inner beauty Connect to wisdom as you read and reflect Live with balance as you focus on peace and love Channeling Ezekiel reminds us that we are powerful, divine, eternal beings who came to Earth with a purpose. This book will help you to awaken and remember who you really are. -Robert Schwartz, hypnotherapist, author of Your Souls Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born (www.yoursoulsplan.com) Tammy Carpenter is a wise woman. At the same time she is a mystic, someone who walks in two worlds. Tammy's intricately woven daily guidance melds an understanding of life's trials and tribulations with the higher vantage point that every moment is progressive and purposeful. When you absorb the deep, yet practical advice in "Channeling Ezekiel" then, and only then, will you move forward on your intentional journey. Dr. Linda R. Backman, Psychologist/Regression Therapist Author of: "Bringing Your Soul to Light: Healing through Past Lives and the Time Between" www.RavenHeartCenter.com A Daily Guide is a powerful and direct tool that really helped me keep a positive focus through my transition to self-employment. The messages are compassionate and inspiring! Its clear that a very wise and loving being is being channeled to support our journey and bring out the BEST in all of us. I really love reading the guidance and it words really resonate with the empowered person I am becoming. Thank you so much to Tammy for delivering this work!~Carolyn Tryhurn, Soul Clarity Hypnotherapy, Calgary (www.SoulClarity.ca)
Dear Papa (Pop): As I say my good-byes to the characters in this story, I know
they will live happy lives. Maybe not uncomplicated lives, but happy lives. Who
lives an uncomplicated life, anyway? Doesn't sound like much fun. When I first sat
Author: Derek McFadden
Novelist (On Ashlyn's Bridge) and poet (Prose from a Grandson to a Senior Fellow), Derek McFadden returns with a spirited novella that sparkles with the magic and joy of holidays past. Though afflicted with cerebral palsy, the main character, Walter Mathews, fueled by the timeless words of loving encouragement inherited from his dead father, has been blessed with a wife and daughter and holiday traditions that are eternal. It is this loving memory of his Papa and the festive holiday celebrations they once shared that allow him and his family to wake up one Christmas morning to fresh-baked pies, loving sarcasm, ageless wisdom and inspired blessings that have crossed the great divide. A timeless story, as inspiring and entertaining in the middle of summer as it is during the holiday season, grab a cup of hot apple cider, a slice of warm apple pie, and cuddle up with this treasure for the soul. You'll soon smell the aroma of pine needles and hear the excited voices of generations of children as they await the arrival of that special day.
Do you ever feel like Christianity is way too complicated?
Author: David R. Smith
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Do you ever feel like Christianity is way too complicated? Most people in America--and too many within the Church--don't have an accurate understanding of biblical Christianity, let alone, how to live it. Adding to this confusion is a world that continues to shift its ethics while offering a buffet of religious options. Christianity. . .It's Like This exposes the most important elements of the Christian faith, as well as the underlying weaknesses that threaten to corrupt it. This perfect fusion of precise doctrinal instruction and real-world application offers an uncomplicated, life-changing understanding of the Christian faith.
Theirs is an uncomplicated life, so it seems. Because life in contemporary
America seems only to become more complex and stressful with time, moderns
long for a simpler and more authentic life. Amish Country tourism promises
Author: Susan L. Trollinger
Publisher: JHU Press
More than 19 million tourists flock to Amish Country each year, drawn by the opportunity to glimpse "a better time" and the quaint beauty of picturesque farmland and handcrafted quilts. What they may find, however, are elaborately themed town centers, outlet malls, or even a water park. Susan L. Trollinger explores this puzzling incongruity, showing that Amish tourism is anything but plain and simple. Selling the Amish takes readers on a virtual tour of three such tourist destinations in Ohio’s Amish Country, the world’s largest Amish settlement. Trollinger examines the visual rhetoric of these uniquely themed placesâ€”their architecture, interior decor, even their merchandise and souvenirsâ€”and explains how these features create a setting and a story that brings tourists back year after year. This compelling story is, Trollinger argues, in part legitimized by the Amish themselves. To Americans faced with anxieties about modern life, being near the Amish way of life is comforting. The Amish seem to have escaped the rush of contemporary life, the confusion of gender relations, and the loss of ethnic heritage. While the Amish way supports the idealized experience of these tourist destinations, it also raises powerful questions. Tourists may want a life uncomplicated by technology, but would they be willing to drive around in horse-drawn buggies in order to achieve it? Trollinger's answers to important questions in her fascinating study of Amish Country tourism are sure to challenge readers’ understanding of this surprising cultural phenomenon.
I had this quiet uncomplicated life until last Saturday. Then everything changed. I
don't blame you, however.” “Me? ... “I don't think you've been living an uncomplicated life.” Myla shrugged. “It felt uncomplicated. Now it's as if
everything is ...
Author: Kim Antieau
Publisher: Kim Antieau
Myla Alvarex finds sustenance and meaning in the stories she tells of Old Mermaids who were washed ashore onto the New Desert when the Old Sea dried up. In this mystical new world, they lived, created, and walked in beauty. But Myla worries that Homeland Security may discover the illiegal immigrants she harbors at the Old Mermaid Sancutary. A tale of redemption, love, compassion, and mystery--From cover p. [4.].
Should we be brave and let Spirit guide us, we live a blessed life and an uncomplicated life. The ego, however, interjects fear, doubt, and judgment into
our lives. As long as we let the ego controlus, we will always continue to miss the
Author: Sharon Edwards
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Family & Relationships
“Hurry, honey, I see the light. I have to go. Come kiss me bye. Bye, baby, I love you.” These are the last words my husband said to me when he transitioned. It had been a long and tortuous path to enlightenment. He got to see into heaven three weeks before he transitioned. He could not believe the love. We both learned life lessons and grew spiritually. It had been a long journey for Richard and me, but we both learned lessons of strength, love, forgiveness, and, most importantly, the enlightenment needed to release the fear of death. This is a journal of our love and living with Richard’s Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, prostate cancer, and congestive heart failure. I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and I am relating the coping mechanisms I used to deal with Richard’s transition and the transition of my mom nine months before Richard. The journey taken by those who are caregivers is a lonely one at times. Coming to an acceptance is as hard for the caregiver and family and friends as it is for the one you love—accepting the fact that no matter how positive your thoughts, the healing for your loved one may be a healing of his or her soul and not of the body. Then you and your loved one can walk his or her path together. Your support can make your loved one’s transition peaceful and loving. As you help loved ones to lose their fear of dying, you will learn of the beauty and love awaiting them in heaven. This will aid in your healing when your loved ones transition to heaven. There will be sadness, and tears will flow because they are gone and not physically with you anymore. You can find strength and peace in knowing that the care you gave allowed your loved ones to die with dignity surrounded by love and support and without fear.
She was used to a life of luxury, where money was plentiful and there to be spent.
How could he fit into Kate's world? He was a simple country bloke who liked
living an uncomplicated life. He worked hard and had built up a tidy nest egg, but
Author: Narelle Atkins
KATE LAWSON IS A RUNAWAY BRIDE And she's incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend's brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer. Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn't here to stay. Yet suddenly he's imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?
There was a sense of life without constant fear of being brutalized by the warrior,
but the laxity made the villagers lazy. ... They were happy with just hunting,
raiding Comanche camps and living an uncomplicated life, far from the days of
Author: John Heird
Digger's Moon is a dramatic, gritty and realistic look at life and death in the Indian Territory. Set in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where Federal Judge Isaac C. Parker and his 200 U.S. Deputy Marshals struggled to bring justice to the chaos of the Western frontier, Digger's Moon recalls life in a place often called "Hell on the Border." It was a place where life was cheap, and living was hard. Violence convulsed everyday life, and revenge was the law of the land. Digger's Moon is the story of brutality born of lawlessness, and Parker's hard-fought brand of justice, a captivating tale of precarious friendships and redemptive love. Painstakingly researched for historical accuracy and masterfully written in the tradition of old-fashioned, campfire story telling, Digger's Moon will sweep you into the adventures of unforgettable characters, page after page. And when you're finished the last page, this story will stay with you from first-light to twilight, through the light of a digger's moon, until you pick it back up and fall once again under its spell.
To attain perfect happiness and harmony in life, he says, you need not become a
sage; it is sufficient to free your mind and ... to that of the Tao-te-ching but are
more radical in their demand for simplicity and the return to an uncomplicated life.
Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
A fresh, modern translation of key selections from this timeless text opens up classic Taoist beliefs and practices with insightful commentary that highlights how you can live a more balanced, authentic and joyful life by following Taoist principles.
AN UNCOMPLICATED LIFE You cannot be the crutch if there is no will to stand
You cannot be the life if there is no desire to live You cannot be the love if the
heart is closed You cannot be the dream maker if there are no wishes to fulfill
Author: Natasha Munson
Warm encouragement and straightforward guidance to help women lead a life they love. Searching for a life blessed with peace and happiness Longing to move past old expectations and learn to live in the moment Life Lessons for My Sisters is an inspirational guidebook and valuable resource for women who want to live a more meaningful life. Based on Natasha Munson's own personal experiences, the book was written to help young black women avoid many of the pitfalls she herself encountered on her road to adulthood. Written in pithy, inspirational chapters, each concluding with a wise observation about life, the book offers simple advice that women of all ages and backgrounds will appreciate and respond to.
The convertible purred to life, and Jake maneuvered through the late evening
throngs down the road that ran parallel to the prom until he found his driveway.
He parked the ... Maybe it came from leading an uncomplicated life, he thought
Author: Janelle Taylor
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
THERE ARE SOME MEN A WOMAN CAN NEVER FORGIVE. . . Recently widowed the mother of a teenaged daughter, Kate Rose has finally come to her own as head of her own talent agency. She has kept her past carefully hidden: the callous lover who abandoned her. . .the unfulfilling marriage to a powerful older man who gave her child his name. . .the nights she wept over the betrayal that still haunts her. OR EVER FORGET Now, after seventeen years, Jake Talbot has come back-just as sensual and irresistible as the day he broke her heart. Kate thought she was strong enough to handle anything. But suddenly she is a woman on the edge, fighting the passion Jake reawakens even as he urges her to give their relationship another chance. Just as she is beginning to trust again, to believe in the future jake offers, Kate is forced to face the ultimate test of a man and a woman's love: a shattering truth that could destroy her chances for happiness forever-if she lets it. . .
... bat is raised in a cushy university laboratory, it can expect a much longer life. In
one case, a captive vampire bat lived for 29.2 years before it went off to the great
blood bank in the sky. PENGUIN If you want to live an uncomplicated life, you.
Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Stackpole Books
This fact-filled science book explains how and why some 99 animals and plants live as long, or a briefly, as they do.
I try to live an uncomplicated life.” “Then, why did you come?” He turned back to
her. “Because I couldn't stay away.” Her heart reacted immediately to his words,
beating erratically. “You mean because of all this stuff with Alex,” she said weakly
Author: Pamela Bauer
They're definitely not two of a kind Have you seen this man? Ten-year-old Alex Harper is putting up posters everywhere. He wants to find his dad, but only so the judge can force the "deadbeat" to pay the support he owes. Maybe then his mother can stop working all the time, and she and Alex, his twin sister and little brother can finally take a real vacation together. To everyone's surprise, Alex actually finds his dad—or does he? The man calling himself Joe Smith certainly looks the part, but he claims there's been a mistake. And Frannie, Alex's mom, is willing to believe him. After all, he doesn't exactly actlike her ex-husband. Besides, it's said that everybody has a double somewhere. Of course, it's also said that twins run in families….
In my search to figure out where I belonged, I knew I had stumbled on a major
discovery. I would probably always want to worship God in the most simple of
ways. But did that make me Amish? Did my preference for an uncomplicated life
Author: Mindy Starns Clark
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Groom (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Born to an ex-Amish mother and an Englisch father, 23-year-old Tyler Anderson was raised as a military kid until the age of 6, when his mom passed away. His dad, shipping off to yet another overseas post, placed Tyler in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime. Rachel Hoeck is the young woman waiting for Tyler’s proposal. She senses that though he loves her and wishes to make a commitment to her and his Amish beliefs, part of him still wonders whether an Amish lifestyle is truly for him. When an opportunity to connect with his father unexpectedly arises, a visit to California causes Tyler to question everything, including a future with Rachel. Will the new girl in his life, Lark, cause him to remain in the Englisch world? Or will he choose to be an Amish groom after all? A poignant novel of hoping for romance and searching for identity, set in a beloved Amish community.
of Manresa , the pilgrim might well have hoped for an uncomplicated life in the
service of God , sharing the fruits of his own experience with others . It was not to
be . It very rarely is ! So we join him now following a series of setbacks and ...
Author: Margaret Silf
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Is your spiritual journey more like a trudge? Does the Church hinder more than it helps? Here is a warm, welcoming and realistic guide from an immensely popular author for all who may be feeling spiritually jaded. Whatever our circumstances, Companions of Christ shows us how to embark on a journey of the heart, starting wherever we happen to be and however fit or unfit for the journey we may feel. With the help of practical spiritual exercises throughout, Margaret Silf shows us how to keep faith despite the odds. This can be a major breakthrough for beginners and seasoned Christians alike, it includes practical teaching on great Ignatian themes: imaginative scriptural meditation, spiritual discernment, detachment and practical praying.
I am not suggesting that they ought to do more or that the Holocaust should color
their lives - far from it . ... because what was lost in the camps besides so many lives was the potential for an uncomplicated happiness in the survivors and, to a
Author: Arthur Krystal
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Category: Literary Collections
Twelve essays on subjects ranging from the history of boxing and the typewriter to theories of beauty, the notebooks of Paul Valéry, and a defense of the seven deadly sins.