Do we need to keep offering this bribe to Him or Her for keeping us out of trouble? Are we so weak inherently that we must seek external replenishment ...
Author: Ashutosh Mishra
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Today, we are leading our lives in mindless pursuit, unable even to articulate what we are pursuing. We are unhappy even after achieving what we desire. Happiness is all we want! suggests that the source of peace and happiness is within us, if we know the secret. The book's objective is to help us unlock that secret and attain a high level of overall well-being in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life and be the healthiest we can be, mentally and physically. A wide variety of tools and techniques are explained in simple language. Many real life experiences of the author as well as other people are interspersed through the book. Demystifying the spiritual aspect of wellbeing, this book integrates it with your life objectives. You can immensely improve not only the peace and happiness in your life but your beauty and appearance as well.
Despite all the flubs, you met this person. Check one major item off the bucket list. All is well with the world. Now, think how incredibly awesome it will ...
Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
The message is basic but profound. We want guests to know they are welcome to the church. This book is a gift to guests to communicate that very message. Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has created a tool for churches to become more hospitable through a brief, welcoming book that introduces the ministry of the local church to guests. We Want You Here is a clear and instructive message to be given to church guests. Rainer facilitates the follow up conversation that every pastor would have, if they had the opportunity. By giving away the book to guests, they are encouraged, in a non-intrusive manner, to continue to reflect on the decision to visit their church. Those churches who share We Want You Here will be able to tell their guests: • We Really Want You Here • This is Not a Place for Perfect People • We Would Like to Get to Know You • This is Where Families Grow Strong • Getting to Know the One Who Made Us • Come Make a Difference with Us • Thank You for Being Here
SARAH MOM WANTS US not to run away from our problems. She wants us to be strong and to feel good about ourselves. It's hard to feel that way all the time.
Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Coteau Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents interviews with students who have been bullied, as they describe their experiences with peers, parents, teachers, and school administrators, along with advice on the best methods that can be used to stop bullying behavior.
After I met you my priorities shifted, I moved away from my selfishness from it being just all about me, to it being all about us and what we want to ...
Author: Nicholas Pinder
These poetry books are entitled “It’s All About Love” as the main topic. They are unique and rare in themselves from other poetry books you might have read. The subtopics themselves arouse curiosity to the wondering minds that would want to know what love is, who God is, and what poetry is. In addition to these, what are the signs and symptoms of each one of these? These books are written completely in poem structure. They proudly boast vast topics debated globally. These magnificent attractions will appeal to and affect every global reader spiritually, personally, and mentally based on the information recorded. The knowledge revealed is what opens up readers’ awareness about God, love, and poetry.
We want it to be done. We want to know how long we have to endure the pain. I'm learning the truth of what Isaiah said: “But those who hope in the LORD will ...
Author: John M Perkins
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Can joy come from suffering? We think of suffering as the worst of all evils. Our culture tells us to avoid it at all costs. But can suffering produce growth in us when we learn to endure it . . . then value it . . . then allow God to redeem it? John Perkins’ response to suffering at the hands of a white sheriff in a Mississippi jail became the springboard that God used to put him in front of U.S. presidents, international politicians, and evangelical church leaders. Perkins sees endurance in suffering as a virtue that makes us more like Christ and ultimately produces uncommon joy in the heart of the sufferer who trusts in Him. Christ walked the path of love all the way to the cross, and even in the midst our brokenness, we can do the same. In Count It All Joy, you will be encouraged to lean into suffering when it comes your way, stand alongside others who suffer, and believe that God will repurpose your suffering according to His good plan. God doesn’t intend your life to be free of all suffering. Instead, He wants you trust Him in the midst of it and discover the unexpected joy that trials can produce.
Imagine this . . . . ten poor kids being able to have all the fresh oranges we wanted. Back then, the owners didn't care if you picked the fruit for eating, ...
Author: Juanita Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I, like many others in this country, was raised very, very poor. Thats not really what this story is about. Actually, thats part of it but the constant moving is the real story. I cant remember all the places I have lived. The longest we ever lived in one place is 5 years. Mostly, it was just a few months. The ironic thing is that most of the moving was in California and each place close to the other. They places were far enough apart we had to attend different schools but on the map, they were close. We lived in tents, under a bridge, along the side of the road. The part about being along the side of the road was when I was very small and have no memories of those times. However, the bridge and the tents, I remember. Its an interesting read.
“We had no rights, because we lied on the insurance form,” says Lue. Later that summer, Harald returned from Iceland. By then Celeste and his possessions ...
Author: Kathryn Casey
Category: True Crime
Trophy wife Celeste Beard wasn't satisfied with a luxurious lifestyle and her rich Austin media mogul husband's devotion -- so she took his life! The wife: She wanted everything, but her husband stood in the way. The lesbian lover: A love-struck, middle-aged woman with a history of mental illness, she would do anything to set Celeste free. The beauty salon receptionist: Celeste hired her to tie up the loose ends ... in a second conspiracy to commit murder.
We want it all. We want everything. I'm not gonna give you a list of ten things, 'cause I want it all. Give us what you owe us. People had this idea that ...
Author: Craig Taylor
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A symphony of contemporary New York through the magnificent words of its people—from the best-selling author of Londoners. In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice, and pandemic. New Yorkers weaves the voices of some of the city’s best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time—and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people. Best-selling author Craig Taylor has been hailed as “a peerless journalist and a beautiful craftsman” (David Rakoff), acclaimed for the way he “fuses the mundane truth of conversation with the higher truth of art” (Michel Faber). In the wake of his celebrated book Londoners, Taylor moved to New York and spent years meeting regularly with hundreds of New Yorkers as diverse as the city itself. New Yorkers features 75 of the most remarkable of them, their fascinating true tales arranged in thematic sections that follow Taylor’s growing engagement with the city. Here are the uncelebrated people who propel New York each day—bodega cashier, hospital nurse, elevator repairman, emergency dispatcher. Here are those who wire the lights at the top of the Empire State Building, clean the windows of Rockefeller Center, and keep the subway running. Here are people whose experiences reflect the city’s fractured realities: the mother of a Latino teenager jailed at Rikers, a BLM activist in the wake of police shootings. And here are those who capture the ineffable feeling of New York, such as a balloon handler in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or a security guard at the Statue of Liberty. Vibrant and bursting with life, New Yorkers explores the nonstop hustle to make it; the pressures on new immigrants, people of color, and the poor; the constant battle between loving the city and wanting to leave it; and the question of who gets to be considered a "New Yorker." It captures the strength of an irrepressible city that—no matter what it goes through—dares call itself the greatest in the world.
It is all too tempting to wish for big changes without putting in the required effort: being slim and fit; ... We want it now, and we want it big.
Author: Yael Eylat-Tanaka
What does success mean? How is it measured – wealth, fame, many friends?This book explores the many layers of what constitutes true success, and how one can achieve it. Success is what everyone claims to want; and yet, few are able to adequately define what it is. For many, success is fame and fortune, yet those that really achieve that “goal” are relatively few. In fact, success is an ephemeral concept that needs constant shoring up and redefinition: Once you have achieved what you think is success, you have to keep working to maintain it! The definition of success is not a simple one, but the means to it are open to everyone who genuinely adopts its underlying principles. Curiously, many of those who do not enjoy what is popularly understood as success still claim to be happy. In fact, as we shall see, happiness is an integral part of the entire phenomenon of success.
The responsibility is ours. That's all very well, but it's by now obvious enough how much misery good intentions can cause. The point is not everyone shares ...
Author: Ted Purves
Publisher: SUNY Press
Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production. This revised edition of What We Want Is Free examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that both model and occupy the various forms of exchange within contemporary society. From shops, gifts, and dinner parties to contract labor and petty theft, contemporary artists have used a variety of methods that both connect participants to tangible goods and services and, at the same time, offer critiques of and alternatives to global capitalism and other forms of social interaction. Examples of these various projects include the creation of free commuter bus lines and medicinal plant gardens, the distribution of such services as free housework or computer programming, and the production of community media projects such as free commuter newspapers and democratic low-wattage radio stations. Like the first edition, the second edition includes a detailed survey of artists’ projects from around the globe, as well as critical essays and artists’ texts that explore the underlying social history and contemporary issues that further inform our reading of these works. This new edition also features a new introduction and additional chapters on the relation of exchange practices to democracy, the commons, object-oriented philosophy, and an examination of the impact of ongoing globalization on the economics of artists’ projects. It also features a significantly expanded scope for the project histories, including work from the past decade and a new section dedicated to artist-initiated organizations and innovative models for new institutions. Praise for the First Edition “If you are an artist, read this book. No matter how you define and structure your practice, the essays within What We Want Is Free will lead you to consider important questions about how you work and what kind of life a project can lead.” — Nailed Magazine
We got to appreciate also the little things in order to understand life, even if something doesn't go as we want it to be, life goes on and brings you ...
Author: Patrick Hoeller
Category: Family & Relationships
Socrates said "To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom”. Now Patrick Hoeller asks in this life counselling manuscript "What exactly do we know when we know ourselves?”. Let it All Go is a book on life coaching combined with counselling, letting go of the past in order to live in the present etc. It is very much telling the reader that first of all everyone needs to know himself before he can understand others. And the first benefit of self knowledge is, according to Patrick Hoeller, happiness. With self knowledge comes the ability to choose the right things for us - from sandwiches to the right life partner. So a book which aims to raise awareness in readers that "to know others, one must first know oneself” will be a useful addition to the range of self-help books on the market. Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place. Life is not meant to be lived perfectly but is to be lived. What you are waiting for is not as important as what happens to you while you are waiting. Not everyone will see your dreams and visions, you have to know and believe for yourself. The stretching of your faith is immediate pain that results in ultimate gain. It is in the waiting that you become who you are meant to be. In the midst of your struggle to find out who you are, there are infinite possibilities for beauty, hope, wonder and love. You have to trust in what feels true even if that truth requires you to ignore what you know. Things always make sense in hindsight. When you look back on your life, you can see that you went through the exact challenges that were necessary to allow for growth in the precise way that you most needed. All your personal struggles led you exactly where you really wanted to go but didn't know at that time. How difficult was it for you to let go?
For behold, the covenant which I have made with my people is not all fulfilled; ... and etc., but we, like the children of Israel, want it all spelled out.
Author: Lawrence D. Gardner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
I had a religion professor at Brigham Young University who often asked, What is the best kept secret of The Mormon Church? After declaring all answers amiss he would make this statement; The best kept secret of The Mormon Church is the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Over the years of teaching gospel doctrine I have found his statement to be all too true. Despite their best study efforts and the abundance of scriptural resources, many members do not understand some fundamental and extremely important doctrines. I invite you to feast with me upon the meat of more exalted concepts.
“The ul xaolat is finding game all too easily,” she said, her face twisted in revulsion. ... “But for this, we need the power source to be totally reliable, ...
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
Publisher: Hachette UK
The long-awaited and much-demanded sequel to A PLAGUE OF ANGELS, continuing the story of Abasio, once a farmboy, now, so Blue, his talking horse, is happy to inform people, a man who goes hither and thither helping orphans in this world where renascent mythical beasts and fairy tale 'archetypes' now live. ... And when he comes agross little Xulai from Tingawan, one of the Ten Thousand Islands, far across the western Sea, she informs him that she too is an orphan, and implores his help carrying out the last request of the Princess Xu-i-lok, who has been dying since the day she married Duke Justinian, who refused the royal order to marry Alicia, the Prince's sister. Xulai is Princess Xu-i-lok's Soul Carrier, and the task she must complete means visiting the scary forest in the dead of night - but it is the only thing that will bring the princess a measure of peace. Abasio, helper of orphans, promises though she must do this alone, he will be near, to aid her if necessary ... and it is, for there are dark things abroad ... And Xulai's job is not yet done, for with the princess now dead, the grieving Duke is left a widower - and Alicia, Duchess Altamont, still wishes to marry him. It's not just the man she wants, but his lands too ... and her plans do not bode well for anyone except her ...