Bittersweet Thoughts On Change Grace And Learning The Hard Way

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Bittersweet

Author : Shauna Niequist
ISBN : 9780310598855
Genre : Religion
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It's said that the only thing in life that doesn't change is change itself. In this collection of poignant essays, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist reflects on her own journey of making peace with change, the nuanced mix of excitement and heartbreak that comes with it, and the practices that offer us strength and hope along the way. When life comes at us in waves, our first instinct is to dig in our heels and control what we can. A keen observer of life with a lyrical voice, Shauna offers another way--the way of letting the waves carry us into a deeper awareness of the presence of God in our lives, even in the midst of turmoil. Drawing from her own experiences in a season of pain and chaos--difficult moves, job changes, marital stress, financial worries, and miscarriage--Shauna explores the gifts and wisdom that only come to us the hard way, through change, loss, and transition. With honesty and hope, Shauna beautifully unwraps the complicated truth that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, a moment of lightness even on the darkest of nights, and that rejoicing is no less meaningful when it contains a splinter of sadness. A tribute to life at the edges, this selection of essays is a love letter to the bittersweet and sacred work change does in us all.
Category: Religion

Never Alone

Author : Tiffany Bluhm
ISBN : 9781501848643
Genre : Religion
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From the time we’re little girls, we long to be loved and accepted—from the playground to the lunchroom to the places where we live and work as grown women. We do our best to prove we’re lovable and to avoid being left all alone. But the truth is that it’s impossible to walk through life without experiencing the pain and loneliness of betrayal, shame, guilt, loss, judgment, or rejection. These wounds can shape our views of ourselves, others, and God and even make us question if we are worthy of love and acceptance. Whether old or new, our heartache can convince us there’s no one who understands or cares. Yet Jesus tells us a different story. In Never Alone, author Tiffany Bluhm offers hope and encouragement that as our plans, hearts, and lives change, God does not miss a beat. What we may have mistaken for absence was only our mind questioning his goodness and grace. Tiffany reveals the depth and healing power of Jesus’ unconditional love for us and how we will never escape his love. We do not possess that kind of power. If we are willing, we can discover the sacred truth that we indeed, are never alone. Accept your invitation to find healing for your deepest hurts as we experience the unfailing companionship of Jesus—the Rescuer and Redeemer of broken lives and wounded hearts. A companion six-week Bible study Never Alone: Six Encounters with Jesus to Heal Your Deepest Hurts is also available for those who would like to dig deeper into the book's topic. Study components, each available separately, include a Participant Workbook with five days of lessons per week, Leader Guide, DVD with six 20-25 minute sessions (with closed captioning), and boxed Leader Kit containing one of each component.
Category: Religion

Braving Sorrow Together

Author : Ashleigh Slater
ISBN : 9780802496256
Genre : Religion
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“Little did I know at the time that I’d one day look back and remember it as the beginning of what I call our ‘weeping years.’” — Ashleigh Slater We all have “weeping years,” seasons where the trials seem to come one after another. For Ashleigh and her husband, their weeping years included miscarriage, multiple job losses, feelings of betrayal, panic attacks, anti-depressants, cross-country moves, and even suicidal thoughts. Loss is a constant of life, but the intensity of those years changed Ashleigh, altering how she understood and responded to grief. This book tells her story. Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life is Hard explores loss and trial in a conversational, storytelling manner. It gently encourages those experiencing grief of any kind to seek comfort in God and in the “me too” of community. Ashleigh gives an honest and vulnerable account of her personal stories of loss, as well as those of her friends, with reflections from literature and Scripture sprinkled throughout. She examines the nature of grief and loss in several universal arenas, such as relationships, health, career, and the home. Anyone who ever struggles (and that’s all of us) will be able to move through trial with more wisdom, releasing anxiety and receiving the help and comfort God so bountifully provides. Readers of Braving Sorrow Together will be encouraged that they are not alone, inspired to reach out to close friends, and reminded that God—the Author of all of our stories— can be trusted through the tears. Includes an appendix with further reflections on leaning into community in difficult seasons.
Category: Religion

Present Over Perfect Study Guide

Author : Shauna Niequist
ISBN : 9780310816041
Genre : Religion
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In this five session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you on a journey that changed her life. She will walk a path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning of your worth. Shauna will help you begin leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection. She offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us. The study guide includes first thoughts, video notes, group discussion questions, practicing presence reflections, and solo work for you to complete between sessions. Sessions include: Pain Points The Roles We Play Yes, And No Unflashy, Unspectacular, Good Living the Love Designed for use with the Present Over Perfect Video Study 9780310816034 (sold separately).
Category: Religion

Tightropes And Teeter Totters

Author : Lisa Pennington
ISBN : 9781434711069
Genre : Religion
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Lisa Pennington knows how to get up after losing her balance, even with a full house, a not-so-full bank account, and never enough energy. In her latest book, she offers readers: Strategies for finding balance in marriage, motherhood, and bad moods Playful yet biblically based tips for turning hard days around Inspiration for shaping obstacles into opportunities Ways to respond to irritations with gratitude Enthusiastic encouragement for living out God’s purpose. For every woman who wonders if her satisfaction in life will ever match her dreams, Pennington has real-life answers full of hope and humor.
Category: Religion

The Garden Magazine

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ISBN : WISC:89047406608
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

America

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007806024
Genre : Theology
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Category: Theology

Stereophile

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105011428385
Genre : High-fidelity sound systems
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Category: High-fidelity sound systems

Chicago Tribune Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015066399992
Genre : Chicago (Ill.)
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Musician

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ISBN : UOM:39015025441281
Genre : Popular music
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Category: Popular music

New York

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006689504
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Cosmopolitan

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006754548
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Fanfare

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ISBN : UOM:39015025405211
Genre : Music
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Category: Music

The Country Gentleman

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ISBN : PSU:000019028842
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

On Cassette

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ISBN : UOM:39015064547964
Genre : Audiobooks
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Category: Audiobooks

Twentieth Century Crime And Mystery Writers

Author : Gerald Siegal
ISBN : UOM:39015031788394
Genre : American fiction
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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: American fiction