Martha's Leap of Faith

Author: Priscilla Graham

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146855588X


Page: 20

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King Lee and Queen Irene are the rulers of Springville. They have a daughter named Martha, who is a very shy and mild mannered girl. They are very overprotective of her. Martha spends all of her time secluded on her leaf all day and night. Her parents are always busy so, their servant Nick frequently checks up on Martha. Nick encourages Martha to do more childlike things like play around but Martha just sits on her leaf all day. After many attempts to help Martha, Nick becomes tired and he doesn t bother her about it anymore. One day an angel comes to Springville and her name is Mary. Mary is a beautiful butterfly that loves roses. One morning Mary comes to talk to Martha and they quickly become fond of each other. The two become best friends and they talk girl talk and sing songs all day. One day Mary comes to get Martha for a girls day out and when she tries to get Martha to come down from her life, Martha tells her that she hasn t been off her leaf since she was a small child and that she was afraid to jump down. After a couple of hours of pleading, Martha jumps down. When he hits the ground the two girls play the rest of the day. Martha says that she never felt so alive in her life and that she never would have had this feeling if she hadn t took her leap of faith.

Leap of Faith

Author: Shilp Smita

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9352060946

Category: Poetry

Page: 167

View: 4433


"To write of the conflict within, to be wronged by life and still feel blessed to be living. To know that wrong was just a part of bigger plan of right. This collection essays a reflection into touching a realm, a dimension, we only feel deep within, and are too scared to talk about. This work is a belief in goodness even in the worst of souls, and a belief of filling unimaginable abyss of chaos grief and darkness in human beings, with love light and faith. It is for all the people who have been at the turning points of their lives and have sensed a lower band in all they fail to do and an upper hand which comes to their rescue. It’s for everyone out there who understands that love and pain are inseparable, that angels and devils do exist and we all have a part of both in us. It’s all about which one we love more, the devil to kiss him and make him go the sleep or the angel to challenge and make him go much higher. This short collection is a trial at both communication and silence, because that’s where our innermost or the supreme, as we call it, resides"

Leap of Faith

Author: Kim O'Brien

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781602602632

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 9803


Deena is driven by the past and things she cannot change. When breast cancer took Deena Bradley's mom when Deena was just a teen, she vowed to find a cure. As an adult, she became a medical researcher with her PhD, determined to keep that promise. But Deena knows she carries the BRCA1 gene, which puts her at greatest risk for developing the disease herself. So she buries herself in her work, avoiding most relationships and deciding never to have a family of her own. But a crisis in her sister's life puts Deena in charge of a cabin full of 12-year-old girls at a summer camp?and Deena finds herself questioning her choices in ways she never thought possible. And Spencer Rossi, the handsome EMT working as camp nurse, only adds to her heart's confusion!

Leap of Faith

Author: Rowena Dawn

Publisher: Scarlet Leaf

ISBN: 1988397316

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 3813


Meg wanted a new challenge. She got the challenge of her life and lost her heart in the process. In this sizzling new adult romance, Meg is stuck in a rut both in her personal life and in her career. She is still confident that her fate would change if she is brave enough to make out-of-the-box choices. She chooses to test her luck in Paris, and she throws herself in the middle of the most challenging experience of her lifetime. Fate is capricious, though, and trouble lies ahead. She questions the status quo and consequently, her life is at stake. She finds her way and gets involved in a torrid love story, being romanced in Paris. The man who offers her an amazing love story is exactly the man she thought she couldn't ever have. As a customer said: "I loved this book, the genuine love story intermingles beautifully in Meg's journey of discovery. Just my type of book!" If you love sizzling romance, then this is the book for you!

Leap of Faith

Author: Anne Schraff

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1612472346

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 201

View: 7731


Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each eBook. Cesar Chavez HS Series - The robberies in the barrio are becoming increasingly bold and unsettling. After a recent robbery, Ernesto swears that he recognizes a suspect fleeing the crime scene. But is he jumping to conclusions unfairly? After all, Cruz isn't the only tattooed guy known to wear a hoodie in the neighborhood.

The Leap of Faith

The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America

Author: Sven H. Steinmo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198796811

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 8638


This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Why are citizens in some countries more willing to pay taxes than in other countries? This book examines the history of the relationship between citizens and their states in five countries, (Sweden, Britain, Italy, Romania, and the United States), and demonstrates how and why people in in some countries have come to trust the government with their money while in other countries they do not. The book explores the evolution of this relationship in detail, in each case showing how some governments developed the fiscal and technical capacity to tax their citizens fairly and deliver public services efficiently. In short, how and why some countries became more trustworthy than others. The volume concludes by examining the implications of these five cases for developing countries today and the lessons that can be learned.

A Leap of Faith

Author: J. C. Lafler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683146612

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 9610


After the horror of seeing her mother and stepfather swept away by a hurricane, sixteen-year-old Courtney finds herself alone in the floodwaters. Discovering a small boat, she escapes the treacherous currents but is drawn to another object floating in the debris: an infant seat. And within it, a baby girl, miraculously alive. After taking temporary refuge in the upper floor of a church, Courtney's faith is reignited by Bible verses painted on the walls and food, diapers, and formula found in the nursery. At last, she and the baby are found by a rescue crew, but Courtney's story of survival has just begun. Her stepfather, a frightening man with a dangerous past, has survived the storm. Desperate to find a safe harbor for herself and the baby, Courtney moves from shelter to shelter, finally finding a home with the wealthy grandparents of another young hurricane survivor. Even there, however, safety is an illusion. Courtney's stepfather will stop at nothing to find her and ensure his secrets remain hidden. As danger looms, Courtney's faith grows and God provides the courage she needs to face her fears--and her stepfather. But bravery does not always translate into survival . . . and following God's plan may require Courtney to take a giant leap of faith.

Leap of Faith

From Fear to Fulfillment

Author: Suzanne M. Harmony

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595528023

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

View: 6651


Part one of "Leap of Faith From Fear to Fulfillment" is a wonderful source of encouragement, empowerment and enlightenment. The chapters, like rungs on a ladder, carefully guide the reader to hold on, act upon their desires and embrace the opportunity to live their dreams. As they courageously leap to their Divine right place in life they truly experience the AHHH of fulfillment. The pages are also speckled with some of my own personal experiences. Part two has proven to be a healing and very rewarding experience for all those who graciously accepted my invitation to share their "Pearls of Wisdom," " Reiki Experiences and Leaps of Faith," and "Poetry." Barry Spilchuk co-author of "A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul" and creator of You're My Hero Books has offered this quote for "Leap Of Faith From Fear to Fulfillment: " "In a world where everything is RUSH, RUSH, RUSH, And we are told we have to be POWERFUL to succeed, Along comes this timely book from Suzanne Harmony. This book will allow you to GENTLY start to heal, claim your power and put you on your path to CELEBRATING YOUR GOD GIVEN gifts and talents to the fullest of your ability."

Leap of Faith

Hubris, Negligence, and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy

Author: Michael J. Mazarr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1541768345

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1067


The dramatic insider account of why we invaded Iraq, the motivations that drove it, and the frustrations of those who tried and failed to stop it, leading to the most costly misadventure in US history. A single disastrous choice in the wake of 9/11-the decision to use force to remove Saddam Hussein from power-did enormous damage to the wealth, well-being, and reputation of the United States. Few errors in U.S. foreign policy have had longer-lasting or more harmful consequences. Yet how the decision came to be made remains shrouded in mystery and mythology. To this day, even the principal architects of the war cannot agree on it. Michael Mazarr has interviewed dozens of players involved in the deliberations about the invasion of Iraq and has reviewed all the documents so far declassified. He paints a devastating of portrait of an administration fueled by righteous conviction yet undercut by chaotic processes, rivalrous agencies, and competing egos. But more than the product of one bungling administration, the invasion of Iraq emerges here as a tragically typical example of modern U.S. foreign policy fiascos. Leap of Faith asks profound questions about the limits of US power and the accountability for its use. It offers lessons urgently relevant to stave off similar disasters-today and in the future.

A Leap of Faith

For Mankind and Mother Earth

Author: Anna Jane,Anna Jane Wilson

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452501734

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

View: 9554


For the first time in human history, cases of mental disease have surpassed those of physical disease. This can be attributed to any number of causes, but chief among them are increasing loss of balance in our lives, increasing self-degradation, and growing reliance on material wealth to convince ourselves we are happy. In the darkest moment does shine the greatest light--we are not lost, and we are not alone. In A Leap of Faith, wellness specialist, writer, and former model Anna Jane Wilson shares with us her journey through darkness--loss, heartbreak, disease, depression, fear--and into the maturity of her heart and soul, into the glory of discovering true love for herself and for the world. Anna Jane's tale, told through both prose and poetry, hides nothing and is one to which all can relate, especially young people and those searching for answers in this time of Earth's ascension. Her travels from childhood through the struggles of a divided family, debilitating disease, failed relationships, and finding a home are traced to the present, in which, by choice, focus, and faith, she is constantly learning and sharing the delights of life and living. Her lessons are ours as well--from the moment we decide to stop and look inward--to question what our life is really about--we begin the journey out of fear, hate and sorrow and towards the full expression of love and compassion, the full expression of our hearts and souls.