Life seems like it has nothing but bad news to offer us. So much bad and
negativity is not very healthy physically, mentally, or spiritually. It takes its toll on
all three areas making you weak, vulnerable, unhappy and with a sense of
Alberta also has Canada's highest number of poor people per capita, as well as
the fastest-rising crime rates.29 Deciding ... leaving four million people
unemployed.30 There is some good news, however, even in the realm of the
traditional “oil ...
Author: David Suzuki
Publisher: Greystone Books
In this edition of their bestseller, the sequel to the best-selling Good News for a Change, authors David Suzuki and Holly Dressel provide the latest inspiring stories about individuals, groups, and businesses that are making real change in the world. More Good News features the most up-to-date information about critical subjects, such as energy and the economy, not covered in the previous edition. These stories offer compelling proof from the front lines that sustainable solutions already exist.
And He has answered some already . I asked Him to give Sarah's mother some
washing , -Sarah is one of the housemaids who's very good to me , and her
mother is so badly off she can't get meat more than on Sundays , -and He sent
her a ...
From the first month, “We've had some good moments, but overall, life feels odd
and overwhelming.” A few weeks later, “These pages are so full of doom and
gloom, but forcing myself to reflect, I do notice moments of joy and peace. There
Author: Sally Wilke
Publisher: Fortress Press
Support and wisdom when serious illness strikes Sally Wilke gets it. She has lived with and through the serious chronic illness of someone she cared deeply about. And she has provided pastoral care to individuals and families in similar situations. Waiting for Good News captures her hard-won, helpful, and hope-filled wisdom. Wilke organizes this book around seven questions that those who face serious illness often ask. From "What Is the Diagnosis" to "Where Do I Find More Help?" she accompanies readers on their own journey. The heart of the book is the stories--Wilke's own, those of others who have struggled with severe illness, and accounts from the Bible. Here, readers will find strength, support, and a way forward in a difficult situation. As practical as she is wise, Wilke offers tools, tips, ideas, and resources for reflection and for obtaining additional support. Chapters conclude with questions that may be used for personal reflection and discussion with family members, patients, and support groups. Clergy, other pastoral-care providers, and family and friends of those who struggle with serious illness will find examples and helpful practices to guide their efforts as they partner with those seeking to find their way.
(Revelation 2:5) If you ran into a good friend that you hadn't seen in a long time,
would he or she still know you? Are you still the same person, or have you
changed? Advent is the time to repent, or return. What are some good habits and some ...
Author: Dee Bernhardt
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Offers 365 reflections that give teenagers the chance to hear the good news of God's love each day of the year.
Author: L. William CountrymanPublish On: 1993-02-01
The life of the church is best understood as a kind of ongoing conversation
between the good news and the realities of human life in a particular time and
place . The " conversation " goes something like this : We try to understand what
Author: L. William Countryman
Publisher: A&C Black
At the heart of Christianity stands the figure of Jesus and the message he embodied the gospel. This book seeks to make what is at the heart of the Christian religion available in a new way in our time. Many of those who read this book will already have some notion of what the Christian faith is about. Professor Countryman therefore writes: "I fear that the reader will bring to the reading of this book all kinds of assumptions that don't belong here; and I have tried to be explicit in rejecting some of these so that I can reintroduce something truer." Within the church and outside of it, people today are in a period of refocusing and rediscovery, asking what is really central to the Christian faith. Some claim that today's church has lost its heart, if not its soul. Countryman sounds a clarion call back to the gospel, the "good news." For in the end, he writes, "we must be prepared to choose the good news over everything else." Here, then, is a fundamental work that has grown out of and been tested in the parish, and that has served as a basic text for seminary courses in "Foundations of Christian Spirituality." L. William Countryman is Professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California, and author of The Language of Ordination: Ministry in an Ecumenical Context, also published by Trinity Press.
What the Bible Really Says Velvet Siegel ... And I do believe that there are things
God has, in fact, chosen to keep hidden from our earthly understanding for some
reason. For example ... I wondered, is this just wishful thinking, as Good News!
Holiness. The parish team can bring some really great news to the parish when it
communicates the good news of reconciliation. Sin is a tremendous problem in
the contemporary world, as violent crimes, scandals and domestic crises attest.
Author: John Burke
Publisher: Paulist Press
Building on solid tradition, this book on leadership formation helps lay ministers preach the Word more effectively by growing in holiness themselves and thus encouraging others to grow in holiness.
For a long time now, I've brought each day in the hospital to a close by visiting
one of my patients and bringing them some good news. I'm constantly surprised
at how easy it is to find something to say. I don't have to invent good news, nor ...
Author: Jalid Sehouli
Publisher: CRC Press
As Head of Oncological Surgery and the Gynecology Clinic at Berlin’s Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jalid Sehouli is one of the world’s leading cancer specialists. Every day, he experiences situations in which conversations take on a life-or-death significance. Delivering bad news is one of the most difficult tasks we face in life, especially for professionals such as doctors, police, or crisis intervention personnel, yet it is rarely touched on during training. Over the course of their career, a doctor will hold conversations with around 200,000 patients and their relatives that invariably involve delivering good or bad news. Either way, existential questions will arise, and the way the news is delivered is vital: recent studies show that it has a significant impact on patients’ quality of life and the way they experience treatment. Mixing his wide-ranging professional experience with personal stories, Sehouli describes the emotions and perspectives of those who have to give and receive bad news from a broad perspective. His book can be helpful for anyone who has to deliver bad news—managers, friends, or parents.
Preface. I. suppose in some ways this book is a stealth attempt to preach the
gospel, disguised as an attack on what I call “the new ... He emphasized that the good news of the gospel is that God has already decided to do something about
Author: Phillip Cary
Publisher: Baker Books
Like a succession of failed diet regimens, the much-touted techniques that are supposed to bring us closer to God "in our hearts" can instead make us feel anxious, frustrated, and overwhelmed. How can we meet and know God with ongoing joy rather than experiencing the Christian life as a series of guilt-inducing disappointments? Phillip Cary explains that knowing God is a gradual, long-term process that comes through the Bible experienced in Christian community, not a to-do list designed to help us live the Christian life "right." This clearly written book covers ten things Christians don't have to do to be close to God, such as hear God's voice in their hearts, find God's will for their lives, and believe their intuitions are the Holy Spirit. Cary skillfully unpacks the riches of traditional Christian spirituality, bringing the real good news to Christians of all ages.
Baptism is a way of saying we will ALL help each other to be good people and if
we make mistakes, our church family will help us do better. It's nice to know that
there are people in our church who will help us and care about us. Wes, some of
Though there are some great websites for medical information for the general
public, there are also many poor ones that post incorrect, even ... Suffice it to say,
if you see something online that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I won't
Author: Terri Warren
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
If you have genital herpes, you're not alone. Millions of people lead healthy, sexually active lives with herpes. Although herpes symptoms can be managed with medication and treatment, the stigma associated with the infection can negatively impact self-esteem and become a problem in itself. This complete guide to living with genital herpes, written by internationally recognized herpes expert Terri Warren, addresses every practical issue people with herpes face.The author offers information on: * Understanding herpes symptoms and triggers * Knowing your treatment options * Reducing the risk of transmission to future sex partners * Breaking the news to potential partnersIncluded in ' The Good News About the Bad News: Herpes ' are responses to common questions and concerns based on the author's experiences counseling thousands of people with genital herpes in her sexual health clinic.
Occasionally I have caught mykids doing something they knew theyshouldn't be
doing, but thought they couldget away with because Iwasn't watching. Butthis isn't
about them; it's about youand me. This isabout God's kids and how many times ...
Author: Johann Snyder
Drawing illustrations from pop - culture, current events, and personal experiences, Yo Snyder shares biblical truths in a fresh and intriguing manner in this unique daily devotional. The positive approach of his writing makes for a very compelling read that causes readers to develop a daily connection with God that will help them in all the circumstances of life. Easy to read and user friendly, Yo's writing will stir people's hearts and bring encouragement and inspiration into their daily lives - The Good News of the Day. The book is filled with personal illustrations, examples from movies and video games, and other pop - culture media to emphasize the truths of God's Word. It offers biblical encouragement that is inspired by daily life.
Well , before Isaiah could even leave the palace , God told him to go back and tell
Hezekiah some more news . ... I've got some good news and some bad news .
Narrator : One day , Isaiah the prophet came to tell Hezekiah some news .
Author: Steven James
Publisher: Standard Publishing
This book provides quick and creative ways for teachers to have kids help retell Old Testament Bible stories. This readers' theater performance style is fun because there aren't any lines to memorize. Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.
You are going to be the good news! You are going to have something good to
say to yourself, about yourself and to every living person you meet. No worry
today! No doubt today! No gossip, criticism or judgment today! Not for you! Oh, no
Author: Iyanla Vanzant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“The most powerful spiritual healer, fixer, teacher on the planet.” —Oprah Winfrey Shift your attitude and live your best life with this inspiring collection of 365 daily devotionals from New York Times bestselling author and star of the OWN Network’s hit show Iyanla: Fix My Life. If there are situations, circumstances, or perhaps relationships in your life that you have been struggling to overcome, trying to work through, or doing your best to work around, throw your head back and declare to the universe, “Until Today!” Whatever has been going on in your mind, your life, or your heart can stop—right now, if that is truly what you desire. However, you must be willing to “do a new thing.” You must spend a little time, each day, in devotion to the truth about yourself and your life. You must make a conscious approach to what you think, what you feel, and what you do. Devotion will clear up misconceptions that may have obscured your vision until today! Bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant presents a new book of devotions for anyone on the path to spiritual empowerment. These daily devotions will create powerful changes in the circumstances of your life that have held you back and will place you on the road to personal strength and peace of mind.
Some are shoring up their sense of self-righteousness; some are involved
because the church will let them do some things that the rest of the world thinks
they are not competent to do. Some are in it because they like to belong. But
Author: Roger G. Talbott
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Jesus spoke to people whose "hearts have grown dull, and their ears hard of hearing" -- like today's churchgoers who think they know what the preacher is going to say before the sermon begins. These sermons use parable and paradox, narrative and humor, imagination and solid biblical scholarship to tell the good news people don't expect to hear. "I hear best what I want to hear and I shut out the things I don't want to hear. I hear, "Great sermon, Pastor!" better than I hear, "I notice your hair is getting thinner..". I have no problem at all hearing the good news that I am forgiven. I have a really hard time hearing a parable that tells me I will suffer the tortures of the damned until I forgive. These sermons have been influenced by preachers who have gotten through to me despite my spiritual hearing impairment. Craddock, Buechner, and Lowry... David Buttrick... Harry Emerson Fosdick..." (from author's Preface) Sermons in this book are based on lections for the middle third of the season after Pentecost. Sermon titles include: Prayer and Compassion Fatigue -- Matthew 14:13-21 Love Without Limits -- Matthew 15:10-28 Good News: Life Is Not Fair -- Matthew 20:1-16 Why Do We Ignore Warning Signs? -- Matthew 21:33-46 Roger Talbott is pastor of North Olmsted United Methodist Church in North Olmsted, Ohio. He has served congregations in Ohio and western New York. He earned his M.Div. degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and is currently enrolled in the D.Min. program at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.
I've found some who try to distract themselves from their anxious feelings with
loud music or by pinching themselves; some who try to calm down by breathing
into paper bags, or by reading lists of positive statements as earnestly as they
Author: William D. Backus
Publisher: Bethany House
Argues that anxiety results from believing and acting upon misbeliefs, shows how faith can overcome anxiety, and offers advice on avoiding unnecessary worry
We humbly received this good news at some point in our lives and experienced a
genuine conversion. We look for opportunities to share the gospel with others.
We are familiar with the lyrics of the gospel ... but are not really hearing its music
Author: Alan Kraft
Publisher: David C Cook
Countless believers are pursuing spiritual growth, only to repeatedly find themselves spinning their wheels and making no progress. Many are driven to just try harder. Others feel a growing sense of failure and distance from God. But for all involved, it's a frustrating cycle. What can we do when trying harder isn't working? Author and pastor Alan Kraft invites us to be still.still enough to hear the twin melodies that comprise the good news of the gospel-brokenness and faith. These core strains have the power to lift our exhausted heads so we may experience life to the full as Jesus promised. Discover the power of a broken spirit, embrace the wonder of living by faith, and experience the joy found when you just stop trying.
One is a formal structure, a preannouncement, through which hearers of the joke
as well as the fictional Miss Brown can anticipate a delivery of news (although the news does not get explicitly delivered within the joke). The visibility of some ...
Author: Douglas W. Maynard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
When we share or receive good or bad news, from ordinary events such as the birth of a child to public catastrophes such as 9/11, our "old" lives come to an end, and suddenly we enter a new world. In Bad News, Good News, Douglas W. Maynard explores how we tell and hear such news, and what's similar and different about our social experiences when the tidings are bad rather than good or vice versa. Uncovering vocal and nonvocal patterns in everyday conversations, clinics, and other organizations, Maynard shows practices by which people give and receive good or bad news, how they come to realize the news and their new world, how they suppress or express their emotions, and how they construct social relationships through the sharing of news. He also reveals the implications of his study for understanding public affairs in which transmitting news may influence society at large, and he provides recommendations for professionals and others on how to deliver bad or good tidings more effectively. For anyone who wants to understand the interactional facets of news delivery and receipt and their social implications, Bad News, Good News offers a wealth of scholarly insights and practical advice.