Out of the cocoon, are you the butterfly?

Out of the cocoon, are you the butterfly?

Self-transformation can happen to anyone. This process is painful, beautiful, and philosophical. Can Zheng nuances this journey and encourages you to discover the ironical dance between pain and bliss. This small collection of inspirational poems is for everyone who wants to create a new self.

The Cocoon & the Butterfly

The Cocoon & the Butterfly

Drawing on the thousand of accounts of "near death experiences" that she has accumulated over the years from persons of all ages and circumstances, Dr. Ross develops the image of the butterfly's emergence from a cocoom as a symbol for the new beginning that such experiences portend for us when we die.

How Big Is Your God?

The Freedom to Experience the Divine

How Big Is Your God?

How Big Is Your God? by Paul Coutinho invites you to relate with God beyond limits. In your relationship with the Divine, how big is your God?

The Art of Happy Living

Joyful Living

The Art of Happy Living

There is a natural longing in human beings for happiness. It is therefore important to understand what happiness is. Happiness is more likely to be ours if we know the reasons for unhappiness and avoid them. In today’s materialistic world everybody feels the pinch of stress is beneficial, it need s to be managed for optimum results and happy living. This book also provides several tips for successful living. It is hoped that these will greatly help the readers in changing their daily lifestyle to lead a happy and peaceful life.

Do Butterflies Bite?

Fascinating Answers to Questions about Butterflies and Moths

Do Butterflies Bite?

How fast do butterflies fly? Does a butterfly have ears? Do they sleep? Does a caterpillar have a skeleton? How does a moth get out of its cocoon? What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? And just what is a skipper? Every year, thousands of people visit butterfly conservatories to stand in quiet awe of the simple beauty displayed by these magical creatures. Hazel Davies and Carol A. Butler capture the sense of wonderment and curiosity experienced by adults and children alike in this book about butterflies and their taxonomic cousins, the moths and the skippers. Beautifully illustrated with color and black and white photographs, and drawings by renowned artist William Howe, this book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, students, or anyone who has ever been entranced by these fascinating, fluttering creatures. Covering everything from their basic biology to their complex behaviors at every stage of life to issues in butterfly conservation, Davies and Butler explore wide-ranging topics and supply a trove of intriguing facts. You'll find tips on how to attract more butterflies to your garden, how to photograph them, and even how to raise them in your own home. Arranged in a question and answer format, the book provides detailed information written in an accessible style that brings to life the science and natural history of these insects. In addition, sidebars throughout the book detail an assortment of butterfly trivia, while extensive appendices direct you to organizations, web sites, and more than 200 indoor and outdoor public exhibits, where you can learn more or connect with other lepidopterophiles (butterfly lovers).

The Calling

The Calling

God has been on an eternal quest. He has been calling man since before the foundations of the world. He desperately loves mankind, the crown of His creation, and is willing at all costs to redeem him from the miserable misfortune of the Garden. But He cannot do it alone. Though He has taken every practical precaution to get man's attention, God is calling ... He needs a voice. He needs you! To some extent, every person has heard the Calling of God. This book will identify the promptings of His call as well as the various inward temperaments, spiritual identities, and the countless places to which one is called. Learn what the Calling of God really is. Uncover the mystery of your unique place and calling here in the earth.

As the Geese Fly

As the Geese Fly

When I needed God to show up in my life and let me know that He was listening and knew what was going on in my frazzled mind and heart, He did. I can say that it was in the most unusual way. I saw a beautiful flock of geese fly over the freeway in front of my car. I had seen geese flying many times before in my life but never like this. It was at that moment that God spoke up and told me just what I needed to hear. We read in His Word of some very interesting and unique ways that He chose to speak to men and women. But does He still speak to His children today in this high-tech world of our push-button society? Yes, He does! Warning: after you read this book you will never look at a flock of geese in the same way again!

Capitalizing on Language Learners' Individuality

From Premise to Practice

Capitalizing on Language Learners' Individuality

This book closes the gap between theory and classroom application by capitalizing on learners’ individuality in second or foreign language learning. The book examines the existing literature and theoretical underpinnings of each of the most prominent learner characteristics including anxiety, beliefs, cognitive abilities, motivation, strategies, styles and willingness to communicate. This strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of activities that are suggested at the end of each chapter, arms the reader with ideas to conquer the problems created by negative affect and to capitalize on positive, facilitative emotions. The tasks are unrestricted by language and can be modified for use with technology, emergent learners and large classes, making this book a useful resource for both in-service teachers and pre-service teachers in university language teacher education programs.

Stories to Warm Your Heart and Make You Smile

Stories to Warm Your Heart and Make You Smile

We all have been blessed with having a God given memory and in this volume I have opened up the stored memories of my youth. Some are tales that have been shared with me but most are simple stories about me and my family and are snippets from my life. There is humor and sadness contained in these stories some of which are very short and have a deeper meaning and application. It is my hope those who read will sense how special life and the memories held dear to our hearts will be a source of comfort and joy.Written simply in a folksy way, it is with great joy I share with all who will read.