Readers will find here a unique invitation to join with God in the dance of life, an invitation to experience God in the daily and seasonal rhythms of life.May I Have This Dance? explores twelve major themes, each one followed by prayer suggestions which include litanies, creative writing, guided meditations, ideas for reflection and journal keeping. Rupp shows us that prayer is a dance with the Divine, a joyous and hope-filled experience, an inner dance in which God takes the lead, guiding us through the joys and sorrows of life.
May I Have This Dance tells the courageous and moving story of Connie Manse Ngcaba, who grew up in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, where she became a nurse, community figurehead and a leading voice of dissent against the apartheid regime. Her sense of justice and morality, and her compassion for those around her, brought her into frequent conflict with the government, culminating in her being detained for a year without trial at the age of 57. It is also the story of the strength of family ties, and the triumph of Connie's love for her husband and children.
You can’t dance this dance unless it’s in your blood. Claire McCall is praying it’s not in hers. Claire McCall is used to fighting back against the odds. Hard work, aptitude, and sheer determination have helped her rise from adverse circumstances to an internship in one of the nation’s most competitive surgical residencies. But talent and tenacity mean nothing in the face of the discovery that is about to rock her world. It’s called the "Stoney Creek Curse" by folks in the small mountain town where Claire grew up. Behind the superstition lies a reality that could destroy her career. But getting to the truth is far from easy in a community with secrets to hide. As a web of relationships becomes increasingly tangled, two things become apparent. One is that more than one person doesn’t want Claire to probe too deeply into the "Stoney Creek Curse." The other is that someone has reasons other than the curse for wanting Claire out of the picture permanently. Somewhere in the course of pursuing her career as a surgeon, Claire lost touch with the God who called her to it. Now she realizes how desperately she needs him. But can she reclaim a faith strong enough to see her through this deadly dance of circumstances?
From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars and Looking for Alaska, soon to be a major TV series Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery – culminating in another awesome road trip across America – he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.
A tangled web of lies, murders and romance between three very different people, but everyone will pay the wages of sin in the end. CJ longs for the fulfi llment that only true love brings and wants to be truly loved and appreciated for the woman that she is, but what will it cost her? Jerome Sinclair is an international business kingpin. He falls madly in love with CJ. His love is shadowed by his secretive affairs. How will he convince her of his true intentions? Molly the sandbox friend of CJ has, envied her from the start. Molly misunderstood the concept of Imitation is the highest form of fl attery. Will Molly hold it together long-enough to secure a love and live of her own.
Young Malcolm Ward's father dies and he is betrayed into Mid-State Hospital by a cruel and greedy uncle. Malcolm is imprisoned on the Acute Violent and Forensic Ward where he discovers both art and the art of survival. Later, in the general hospital population, he fights to save a pretty young lady patient in his group therapy from a psychotic superintendent. This activates a system already clearly out to kill him. After he is blitzed by a series of unneeded shock treatments and sent to a back ward to die, he slowly recovers by painting and crafting sculpture. He falls in love with a devoted occupational therapist who reciprocates. And to make himself whole for her he escapes the hospital to find a new and truer life in a blazing finale of enlightened madness in New York's Greenwich Village.
Erica Fisher taught Sunday school to six-year-olds. She had a son at 17, was divorced at 20, owned forty acres of real estate at 23, and received a masters' degree at 27. Her story indulges the seemingly obvious contradictions of a lifestyle shared with stripping while showing a determination to not only find herself in her own life but also in others'. This book encourages others to reflect on their own judgments and conceptions of those around them. It's about integrity, a sense of self and true family love and understanding. Erica's life in these pages explores uncertainties and also a hope that compassion can be found in acceptance.
Release on 2015-03-26 | by Jeffery Martin Botzenhart
Author: Jeffery Martin Botzenhart
Pubpsher: Luminosity Publishing
Welcome home lost fragile souls. Find solace in casting worldly troubles away to my blue tides…so sayeth the Ocean. Attending the wedding of two close friends, as well as seeking to cleanse her troubled thoughts, Lauren is drawn back to her beloved beach house just north of Cape Hatteras by the lure of the ocean’s blue tides. Spellbound by the echoes of crashing waves and the unexpected sight of a soaring kite, she makes her way down to the beach. There she encounters a message in a bottle in the form of a carefree younger man. Drawn in by Brody’s free-spirited presence Lauren forgoes her intended solitude by inviting him in. As their weekend time together passes, to each other they reveal how carelessly they were cast away by those they loved. Their mutual attraction fuels cravings to be desired once more. Yet the depths of a secret she initially withholds from him clouds their future together. Will she accept salvation from his message in a bottle…or cast him back to the blue tides?
This book is dedicated to all abused women. Who are trapped in relationships? Where circumstances tend to overcrowd their judgments? The emotional trauma is true and is fused in with fiction to give the reader a gripping story. Trapped in an emotional and physically abused marriage, Abella has a brief love affair that devastates her further. With the fear of growing old, and the quest to find herself, she faces challenges, when her prominent grandfather's sickness leads her to Spain, a country, which she hurriedly left, twenty- five years ago. She finds herself in love with her bodyguard Miguel Castillo. The death of her grandfather, Armando Delgado makes her an heir, which leads to more pain and suffering as secrets unfold. What caused her mother to leave in such a hurry? Will the pain and suffering that seems to follow Abella, evade her or will she find herself? Read! The twist of events that manipulates the lives of innocent people, causing them lifelong sorrow, death and heartache dealt by the hand of a powerful and treacherous man.