He had a plan… She changed it all!Major Aidan Murphy arrives in the charming small town of Hollydale to take full guardianship of his six-year-old nephew. Only there’s a slight problem—his vivacious, fiery co-guardian. School teacher Natalie Harrison has no intention of letting Aidan take her best friend’s heartbroken little boy away. Now Aidan must convince Natalie that blood is stronger than love…even if his heart tells him otherwise.
That is, how do users innovate in unexpected ways that reconfigure technologies to act as drivers for change, and create informal modes of learning? How are youth functioning as early adopters? How do larger cultural, economic, ...
Author: Tara McPherson
Publisher: MIT Press
How emergent practices and developments in young people's digital media can result intechnological innovation or lead to unintended learning experiences and unanticipated socialencounters.
Author: Dr. J. Patrick DaughertyPublish On: 2010-02-01
The Unexpected Gift is itself an unexpected gift to those who have heard the diagnosis of cancer and to caregivers who want desperately to help them cope.” —Haddon Robinson, PhD, the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of ...
Author: Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty
Cancer: The Unexpected Gift is a compilation of stories that profile individuals and families who have taken a frightening medical diagnosis and turned it into a positive gift. Medical oncologist Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty is familiar with many who are living well while living longer. Together with three-time cancer survivor Edie Hand, they share inspiring personal anecdotes from individuals who openly express the doubts, fears, perplexities, and positive reflections they experienced after their cancer diagnoses. Each story is introduced with a summary and concluded with relevant biblical passages that further illustrate lessons learned by patients and their families. Two-year-old Austin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after more than three years of chemotherapy, he remains in remission. His mother received the gift of living one day at a time. Ken survived metastatic colon cancer before developing prostate cancer which later spread to his bones. He searched for answers and found significance in his life, receiving the gift of service to others. Each of the people profiled in this collection have faced the enemy of cancer and its subsequent suff ering. Together, they share the extraordinary lessons they have learnednot in dying, but in living.
When city girl Morgan Williams arrived in Seaside, Maine, on Christmas Eve, to claim the cottage she'd inherited, she came face-to-face with the handsomest man she'd ever seen. But looks weren't the only thing that Grant Kincaid had to offer. And when he enlisted Morgan's help to raise money for Good Shepherd Camp for troubled kids, she realized there were more important things in life than expensive cars and fancy clothes. Soon Morgan was yearning for a different life...one that included faith and a strong, steadfast Grant by her side.
... Treasured Dreams Series An Unexpected Date An Unexpected Kiss An Unexpected Love An Unexpected Proposal An Unexpected Wedding An Unexpected Joy An Unexpected Baby Young Adult Novels Shaken See Me Praise “It totally made me smile.
Author: Susan Hatler
Publisher: Hatco Publishing
AN UNEXPECTED JOY is a super short and sweet contemporary romance short story (22 pages, 4900 words). “Susan has a knack for light hearted dialogue and describing the zing in the connection between Holly and Dave....Be on the look out for this delightful morsel.” — Tifferz Book Reviewz on An Unexpected Date “An Unexpected Date is a wonderful and perfect release to a stressful or crazy day.” — Cafè of Dreams Book Reviews “It totally made me smile.” — Getting Your Read On on An Unexpected Date Summary: Holly and Dave have put an offer on their dream house, and they're in for an unexpected joy.
It is the unforeseeable and unknowable arrival of something that is completely unexpected. Christians deny themselves the joy of Easter until Easter itself comes. This leaves the resurrection to be an eminently Advent event.
Author: Craig Hovey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
How can Christians live with a surprising God? How can we know and trust God without taming God or reducing God to an idol? Is knowing God the same thing as being open to God? Is God's freedom to act independently of our knowing him actually how we know him most genuinely and deeply? In Unexpected Jesus, Craig Hovey explores in depth the idea that the Christian gospel is a surprising encounter that calls for people to risk living with a God who shows up in unexpected ways. The Gospels often portray Jesus Christ as elusive and difficult to grasp. Hovey helps the reader to "un-expect" Jesus--to preserve Jesus's reality as a surprise rooted in the resurrection. As living and free, the joyous presence of Christ in the world is also unfathomable and uncontainable. Jesus's being free and surprising--unexpected--strengthens Christians' trust in God and helps them to live in God's world.
This is exactly NOT what you will find in Unexpected Cables. The goal of this book is to update the cable from heirloom to modern in unexpected ways. By using sleeker garment shapes, mixing cables with lace, and constructing garments ...
Author: Heather Zoppetti
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Take knitted cables from heirloom to vavoom! In Unexpected Cables author Heather Zoppetti has crafted a fresh, modern, flattering collection of 18 knitted garments. She perfectly captures the essence of the iconic knitted cable and makes cabled designs decidedly fashion-forward! The book features 3 chapters: Refined, Lace, and Abstract. • Refined cables explore classic Aran cables using lightweight yarns, twisted stitches, and feminine shapes. • In the Lace section, Heather challenges knitters to marry together these two popular knitting techniques with spectacular results. • The Abstract section focuses on unusual construction, direction, and texture in cabled projects that have edgy, urban feel. Sleek garment shapes, an interesting mix of cables and lace, and unusual construction converge to bring the generations-old tradition of cable knitting squarely into the here and now. Knitters will delight in making these intriguing, accessible creations!
Author: Christopher L HeuertzPublish On: 2013-01-08
—Nikole Lim, founder and executive director of Freely in Hope “Chris Heuertz's Unexpected Gifts is a clarion call to missional community as ancient as Jesus' first challenge for the disciples to 'follow me' . . . together.
Author: Christopher L Heuertz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Analyzes eleven challenges from which communities, relationships, and friendships suffer after staying together long enough, looking at how such factors as loss of identity, entitlement, and doubt can be gifts rather than curses.
Exline was looking to strike some sparks by asking some of her study participants to sit down in a narrow psychology department office and recall an act of unearned or unexpected kindness— an indelible stroke of grace. If it were you, ...
Author: Bill Kramer
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
In Unexpected Grace Bill Kramer offers a rare look into the human side of the world of scientific research. He goes behind the scenes of four scientific investigations on diverse aspects of the study of unlimited love and offers uplifting portraits of human beings struggling to understand and improve the complex issues facing them. He explores the dynamics between the researchers, the subjects they study, and the participants in the studies, and eloquently tells their personal stories. The stories touch on vastly different social and human issues, but all are connected by love.The first is the story of Courtney Cowart, who was part of a group of theologians who met at Trinity Place in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, not knowing her experience would become the subject of a study. The story of how the group struggled to survive and the formation of a practical, effective altruistic community is heartrending and inspiring. This is followed by a description of a University of California Santa Cruz psychology department study on the dynamics of friendship and prejudice that completely changed the perceptions of those involved.The third study, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, focused on the benefits of religion on mental and physical health, which led its researcher to a greater understanding of forgiveness, humility, and grace. The final powerful story is about a physiology of love study conducted in Iowa City. Here, a functional MRI is the vehicle for measuring empathy and brings the researcher to wonder, "Is there a point at which empathy shuts down and we turn away?" Ultimately she comes to recognize that past experiences influences our ability to respond emphatically.Each story candidly unveils the transformations the researchers and their subjects experienced in the course of their work. This illuminating book, with its unique insights, will appeal to educators, researchers, students, study participants, and everyone who wonders what goes on behind the scenes of investigative studies.
As usual, our fear became a portal into the unexpected adventure of the Chris- tianfaith. As usual, our fear But that's enough about us. We've became a portal into the unexpected adventure of the Chris tian faith. told our stories, ...
Author: Lee Strobel
Publisher: Harper Collins
Are you missing one of the most exhilarating and rewarding dimensions of the Christian life? Bestselling authors Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg use compelling and humorous stories from their own lives in a devotional-style book that paints an irresistible picture of what personal evangelism can be---the fulfilling adventure of a lifetime!