This book is about dealing with messes. Sometimes known as 'wicked problems', messes (or messy situations) are fairly easy to spot:it's hard to know where to startwe can't define them everything seems to connect to everything else and depends on something else having been done first we get in a muddle thinking about them we often try to ignore some aspect/s of themwhen we finally do something about them, they usually get worse they're so entangled that our first mistake is usually to try and fix them as we would fix a simple problem.
Too often we make Christianity into a faith filled with rules. What was it that intrigued so many people to follow Jesus and sit at His feet? As you read through this book, you will be challenged to re-explore the meaning of the Sermon on the Mount and how it frees us to be followers of Jesus.
For many people, the concept of a Divine Spirit is elusive. Many question who or what God is. In todays chaotic world, its no wonder we have questions. The issues we face, from personal to global, disconnect us physically and detach us from our spiritual energy. J.J. Meier has written God in the Mirror to reconnect us to the Universe, to reflect a new vision of God and, ultimately, a new vision of you. Using spiritual concepts from world religions, Dr. Meier examines our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual natures, including our health, our energy level, and our ability to love and forgiveessentially, the layers of our Being. Because your world reflects the state of YOU, you can choose to change your individual state anytime. Life can be full of wonder and delight, joy and forgiveness, love and bliss. God in the Mirror guides you on a journey that starts in your mind, travels through your heart, and settles into your soul. This book is rich with insights that lead to realizations that each of us is a reflection of the God Source; ever connected and never separated.
"Noble Cause is a riveting piece of historical fiction, very much highly recommended reading." - Midwest Book Review Noble Cause: A Novel of the Civil War, is the winner of the 2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction and the Next Generation Award for Regional Fiction. It was a Finalist in both the Romance and Historical Fiction categories. The award-winning historical fiction novel Shades of Gray now has a new happily-ever-after ending in this special edition entitled, Noble Cause. This is the tale of Colonel Alexander Hunter, a dauntless and daring Confederate cavalry officer, who, with his band of intrepid outcasts, becomes a legend in the rolling hills of northern Virginia. Inspired by love of country and guided by a sense of duty and honor, Hunter must make a desperate choice when he discovers the woman he promised his dying brother he would protect is the Union spy he vowed to his men he would destroy. Readers will discover the fine line between friends and enemies when the paths of these two tenacious foes cross by the fates of war and their destinies become entwined forever. Author Jessica James uniquely blends elements of romantic and historical fiction in this deeply personal and poignant tale that, according to one reviewer, “transcends the pages to settle in the very marrow of the reader’s bones.” Winner of numerous national awards, James has received critical acclaim for this page-turning story of courage, honor, and enduring love. Destined for an honored place among the classics of the American Civil War, Noble Cause is a book to read, and keep, and remember forever.
"Linnet waited with her eyes closed for the door to open and her mother to peek in. Waited for her to touch Linnet's shoulder blades lightly...Linnet knew that touch in her bones, as if it had happened every night of her life. An imprint, a memory of the skin itself." So begins this startling first novel about an eleven-year-old girl who suddenly begins to grow wings -- wings with soft auburn feathers, which only at first can be hidden with long hair and loose clothes. Funny, sad, and hopeful, this remarkable story captures a girl's shock at feeling alone in life, as it follows her journey to answer a most important question: how can a girl with wings ever fit into the world?
I had two wonderful boys born into my life that I love with all my heart, and savoured every moment as they grew up. After a bitter divorce, my ex-wife methodically took all contact away from me and my children. I had lost part of my soul or the wings of who I was. I vowed with my children, that I wouldn't see them go through the mess of a divorce and separation of parents like I had, and the loss of who I really was deep inside. But it happened, and they became increasingly alienated from me. I lost who I was even more. Through a lot of soul searching and letting go, I found I needed to now heal the wings of my soul and truly delve deep inside what makes me who I am to escape this circle of loss. By learning from past mistakes and re-lighting the burning fires within, I could help myself and ultimately take myself and the soul of my wings to higher places I have not been before or places I was afraid to go before. Through these life lessons I was starting to find out my soul and my lost wings.
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Victoria "Smokey" Simmons stands silently on deck as her father's body is lowered into the Atlantic, asking God for the strength she will need to command the Aramis alone. Not wanting to remain at sea forever, Smokey dreams of the time when she can trade her life aboard ship for a home and family. When she meets another captain, Dallas Knight, Smokey believes her dream will finally come true. But circumstances beyond their control and the schemes of a cunning pirate threaten to destroy this young couple's hope for the future. Wings of the Morning carries readers on a tender journey of love in which painful events become lasting blessings in the Father's care.