Beauty in the Broken Places

Beauty in the Broken Places

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Author: Allison Pataki

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780399591662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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“An inspiring, intimate memoir about faith, resilience and the tenacity of love.”—People “In this emotional tale, a young couple see their lives changed in the blink of an eye—and learn to find love again.”—US Weekly Five months pregnant, on a flight to their “babymoon,” Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave—a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident—had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night. When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next. Allison had lost the Dave she knew and loved when he lost consciousness on the plane. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come. As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present, and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation of this beautiful, intimate memoir. And in the process, she fell in love with her husband all over again. This is a manifesto for living, an ultimately uplifting story about the transformative power of faith and resilience. It’s a tale of a man’s turbulent road to recovery, the shifting nature of marriage, and the struggle of loving through pain and finding joy in the broken places. Praise for Beauty in the Broken Places “Bold and commendable . . . A strength of this memoir is [Allison Pataki’s] scrupulous honesty.”—USA Today “A memoir about . . . determination and gratitude, and the value of putting one foot in front of another during a crisis.”—The Washington Post “Heart-wrenching.”—Women’s Health “Powerful and immersive . . . Pataki delivers an insightful look at how two people faced a life-altering test as a team ‘fighting to make the dreams of our future possible.’”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Finding Beauty in Broken Pieces

Finding Beauty in Broken Pieces

Have you ever tried picking up the broken pieces of a broken ceramic object or glass and put them back together? If so, wasn't it a thorough task? Depending on the size of the destruction, you would possibly have to search all over the ...

Author: Dr Anniekie Ravhudzulo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781984593979

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 170

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THE BEAUTY IN BROKENNESS Have you ever tried picking up the broken pieces of a broken ceramic objects or glass and putting them back together? If so, wasn’t it a conscientious task? First, depending on the size of the destruction, you would probably have to search all over the place to recover the broken pieces. Then after collecting all the broken pieces, you are left with yet another formidable task of putting the broken object back to its original form. God makes broken things beautiful. Consent God to heal the wounds of your past heartbreaks and people who left and anyone who couldn’t fully love you. Allow Him teach you the lesson behind each heartbreak. Broken things are despised as meaningless, but God can take what has been broken and remake it into something better, something that He can use for His Glory. Sometimes, God just wants you to surrender. This is a key element of Faith. Surrendering is an act of strength, not weakness. Because it takes a great deal of strength and wisdom to admit that you don’t have all the answers and you can’t change your life. Broken things and broken people are the results of sin.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Finding God in the Broken Places

Finding God in the Broken Places

Crushed for Fragrance, Broken for Beauty Have you ever experienced a broken heart? Have your hopes or expectations been dashed? Do you feel as if God is chastising you? What seems crushing to you just may be the catalyst God has planned ...

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Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781418552664

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Recovering Memory

Recovering Memory

Yeats: I notice no difference, they had the same greenish stains on their teeth, the protestors I saw, and the same foul breath.35 In Beauty in a Broken Place Sean O'Casey, the actors, the audience, Yeats, and Lady Gregory demonstrate ...

Author: Hedda Friberg

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443809306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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Various ways of collecting, storing and recovering memories have been the focus of the most recent joint research project carried out by a group of Irish Studies scholars, all based in the Nordic countries and members of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN). The result of the project, Recovering Memory: Irish Representations of Past and Present, is a collection of essays which examines the theme of memory in Irish literature and culture against the theoretical background of the philosophical discourse of modernity. Offering a wide range of perspectives, this volume examines a plurality of representations—past and present—of memory, both public and private, and the intersection between collective memory and individual in modern Ireland. Also explored is the relation between memory and identity—national and private—as well as questions of subjectivity and the construction of the self. Given Ireland’s tragic past and its long history of colonisation, it is inevitable that various aspects of memory in terms of nationality, post-colonialism, and politics also have bearing on this study. The volume is divided into five sections, each of which examines one broadly defined aspect of memory. The introductory section focuses on memory and history, and is followed by sections on memory and autobiography, place, identity, and memory in the work of novelist John Banville. Within each section, the individual writers engage in a fruitful dialogue with each other and with the approaches of such theorists as Arendt, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur, and Baudrillard.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Silent No More

Silent No More

Those broken places that didn't heal are covered in scars, calcified bones and even bone chips. The skin shows the bumps and ... We may not be pretty, but there is a beauty in the broken places and in the scars. The beauty is that of a ...

Author: Kate Swift

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781849915106

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Radical Joy for Hard Times

Radical Joy for Hard Times

Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth's Broken Places Trebbe Johnson. THE SHOCK OF THE BEAUTIFUL INTHE EVENING of our third day in the clear-cut forest on Vancouver Island, as we were sitting in camp under the giant spruce tree ...

Author: Trebbe Johnson

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623172640

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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In a time of uncertainty and devastation--from pandemics to environmental catastrophe--a call to action for finding beauty, creating art, and healing in community. When a beloved place is decimated by physical damage, many may hit the donate button or call their congressperson. But award-winning author Trebbe Johnson argues that we need new methods for coping with these losses and invites readers to reconsider what constitutes “worthwhile action.” She discusses real wounded places ranging from weapons-testing grounds at Eglin Air Force Base, to Appalachian mountain tops destroyed by mining. These stories, along with tools for community engagement—ceremony, vigil, apology, and the creation of art with on-site materials—show us how we can find beauty in these places and discover new sources of meaning and community.
Categories: Nature

333 Journal Pages

333 Journal Pages

God reflects His beauty in the broken places of our lives . Out of the ashes , a beautiful creation emerges . Wearing a crown of glory , Jesus raises our head . We should know we are royalty and greatly valued .

Author: Linda Wright

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781641407052

Category: Religion

Page: 718

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In memory of my husband, James A. Wright, I have written this book of 333 journal pages. For each entry, I have selected a Bible verse for you to reference or study and then some of my thoughts on the topic at hand. After a short prayer, there is room for your thoughts and ideas. I love to journal, and I pray you will join me in loving it too! Discover why this book is titled 333 Journal Pages in my introduction and Journal Page 1.
Categories: Religion

Rhinestone Jesus

Rhinestone Jesus

But that's God's specialty: He loves turning broken things into beauty. When I didn't know what to do or where to go, ... When we embrace the empty place and cling to God in the valley, we find streams in the desert that lead us to God.

Author: Kristen Welch

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781414395906

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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In high school, Kristen Welch wore a big, sparkly rhinestone “Jesus” pin to school every day and carried her Bible wherever she went. (Yes, she was that girl.) But she didn’t realize her faith, though sincere, was shallow; much like her artificial accessory, it would one day tarnish, no longer a true fit for who she was. As real life catapulted Kristen into places and situations she’d never imagined, there came a day when she stood shocked in the slums of Africa and realized in one desperate moment that Jesus wasn’t enough for her. At least . . . she wasn’t living like He was. On the brink of a risk bigger than any she’d ever taken, Kristen knew she didn’t stand a chance—unless she was willing to put aside the rhinestones and get branded by the real thing. Rhinestone Jesus is the story of one woman’s journey from comfortably living a safe, “good-girl” faith that didn’t cost much, to realizing that God was daring her to say yes to a bolder, more authentic, more dangerous way. This story of spiritual adventure throws the doors wide open for any woman who’s ever thought of herself as “just a mom.” Kristen will inspire and empower you to say yes to God right where you are—and stand amazed at how your life will shine.
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Know Justice Know Peace

Know Justice Know Peace

She sees the world through different eyes at Point Four , and the energy of her empathy and compassion holds me together . Also here at Point Four is Hollie Holden , with her appreciation for beauty in the broken places and the desire ...

Author: Deborah Threadgill Egerton

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401967161

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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A first-of-its-kind guide to social justice through the lens of the Enneagram--a popular personality typing system--that shows how people can use their particular type to work on issues such as antiracism and homophobia. Know Justice Know Peace is a unique guide told through the lens of the Enneagram that provides readers with a pathway to activating their authentic self so that they may participate in the healing all of humanity. Dr. Egerton will help the reader discover the indisputable fact of how deeply and intricately we are all connected. The reader is invited to explore their own personality archetype and to activate themselves as allies within a beloved community; a community that acknowledges that, while we come in many shades and colors, we are part of one human race. This book will serve all Enneagram practitioners regardless of race, religion, gender, or any "othering" category. Readers will explore: the cultural challenges of the social construct of race and the intersection of inner work through the nine different lenses of the Enneagram. their own meaning of "other" and allow it to surface in their consciousness, perhaps for the first time the full concept of "other" and their early experience with differences their individual journey and the possibility of healing their own wounds and finding positive outcomes to help heal the world Know Justice Know Peace brilliantly illuminates how the inner work of each of the 9 Enneagram archetypes creates healing, elevates the consciousness, and aligns us as individuals with the heart of humanity in order to eliminate systemic racism. It provides the reader with a guide to activating their authentic self so that they may participate in the healing all of humanity.
Categories: Social Science