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"A good friend is a gift from heaven itself, for where could you find that kind of unconditional love anywhere else on Earth?" R. M. Kite Being a friend and having a friend is one of the greatest joys in this life. May your heart overflow with happiness as you read the pages of this gift book designed especially for you. You are the best!
"Grandmas are meant for kisses and hugs, For watching rainbows and catching bugs, For baking all your favorite things, For books to read and songs to sing." - Author Unknown Becoming a grandmother is one of the greatest gifts imaginable. Whether you are just beginning this journey or you're a veteran grandma, be celebrated as you read the pages of this gift book designed especially for you. You are the best!
"A sister is a reminder that we are not in this world alone." - Priscilla Cotton As a sister, you know the delights that go with this one-ofa-kind relationship. May you reflect on your own precious memories as you enjoy this gift book designed especially for you. You are the best!
Whether you are just beginning your journey as a teacher or have been molding young minds for many years, be encouraged and refreshed as you read the pages of this gift book designed especially for you. You are the best!
Fun Dates... Just for You! Who says dates have to be boring and unexciting? In Fun & Creative Dates for Dating Couples -- 52 Ways to Have Fun Together, you'll find ideas for all kinds of dates to celebrate your relationship with that special someone -- romantic dates, inspiring dates, even dates that challenge you! From rock climbing and hot air ballooning to playing in the rain or volunteering for a worthy cause, you'll have a hard time choosing which one to do first. So get ready to have a blast as you spend time having fun and getting to know each other better! You might even find that you have so much in common you want to do this...forever!
Bring Back the Magic! Tired of doing the same old thing when it comes to your date night? Would you like to be inspired to get out of your rut and try something new? Then Fun & Creative Dates for Married Couples -- 52 Ways to Enjoy Life Together is the book for you! Inside you will find ideas for dates that will add a little fun and romance to your marriage. From bungee jumping or taking a romantic carriage ride to backyard camping or volunteering for a worthy cause, you'll find dates for all occasions and all budgets. Who says dates have to be boring? Add some spice to them with these fun and creative dates...just for you!
Start Your Day Off Right This made-just-for-you devotional from Point of Grace is the perfect way to make sure you are centered on God and ready for whatever your day brings. Each week is set up so you can pick and choose the activity you want to do each day in whatever order you choose. Here's how it works: There are fifty-two topics (one for each week of the year), and each one has five short and easy devotions. Each week has a brief message a fill-in-the-blank Bible study a special scripture for you to read and place in your heart an action idea for living out that week's message some space to journal your thoughts and feelings The five-devotions-a-week plan allows for a rest on Sunday and one "Yikes! I overslept" day. By the end of each week, you'll be closer to God, deeper into His Word, and more like Jesus.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. [ Hebrews 4:16 NKJV ] You have been given a tremendous gift, rooted in God's desire to know you personally. It is called prayer. Prayer is God's invitation for you to enter into his presence with confidence, to hand Him all your hurts, needs, and worries. Prayer is God's antidote to the toxins of fear, cynicism, skepticism, and self-centeredness that swirl around us. In this book, you will find prayers for your every need in life-- finances, career, marriage, family, attitudes both good and bad, temptation, purpose, your country, and so much more.
Dear Graduate, Your life is at a turning point, moving from one stage to the next. How many people, both young and old, would love to be in your shoes as you stand on the cusp of your great adventure? So much to learn and experience; so much life to live! No matter what direction your life takes, there are certain important truths, ageless bits of wisdom, and contributions from those who have gone on ahead that can be valuable to you on your journey. Launch Out! The Best Is Yet to Come!! Hello Future! A Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams was designed to place many of those principles in your hands. This powerful and motivating book is divided into four sections that will encourage you to follow your dreams and fulfill your God-given potential: Section 1: Fulfilling Your Dreams Using your God-given gifts to be a difference maker and discovering God's unique destiny for you Section 2: Living Life to the Fullest Developing a passion for life and realizing that life is a gift Section 3: Pursuing Your God Cultivating a relationship with the One who loves you most Section 4: Don't Die until You're Dead The importance of serving God all of your days, diligently following the call of God, and never giving up! Each of these sections in the book includes inspiring stories, motivating quotes, and insightful instruction for living. Also included are inspirational profiles of champions who have gone before you and modeled the "excellent life." So, don't be afraid to dive headlong into the deep end and greet your future face-first. This life is yours, and God meant for you to live it -- to the fullest!
Inspirational hugs of appreciation for the love that grandmothers share -- every day of the year.
If you are a longtime fan of our Hugs books, thank you for your support over the past ten years. If this is your first purchase, welcome to the family. The Hugs series has touched the lives of more than seven million people nationwide. It's brought countless hours of love and encouragement to moms, dads, aunts, sisters, brothers, daughters, and everyone in between. Its message is really simple -- you are loved and appreciated for what you do! While it's our anniversary, we share it with you for making this dream come true.
Celebrate the Bond of Sisterhood When it comes to sisters, there's plenty to laugh about -- and this joyful book is filled with humorous stories about the special relationship that sisters share. Sisters share secrets, sorrows, success, and sometimes silliness. It's this sense of sharing that brings sisters so close -- and in that closeness, there are all kinds of reasons to laugh. You'll giggle and grin as you read stories from some of your favorite authors and comedians -- like Patsy Clairmont, Martha Bolton, Karen Scalf Linamen -- and new friends you'll delight in getting to know. Whether sisters by family, faith, or friendship, you'll find yourself -- and your sister -- reflected in stories of childhood antics, shopping trips, midnight heart-to-heart talks, and the many shared "oops!" of life. Whether for yourself or your sister, this cheerful infusion of humor will bring joy to a day that's dreary and giggles to one that's already glorious.
Every great achievement deserves a time of unabashed celebration. But eventually the question must be asked -- now what? Your graduation is no different. You've worked hard to get to this important milestone, but how do you identify the next step on your road to success? I'm a Graduate...Now What? provides many resources you will need as you work to identify that important next step. inspiration from scripture stories and profiles of those who have overcome everyday challenges and achieved success letters and speeches from those who have gone before you advice about how to find God's will for your life good old-fashioned practical instruction to help you put feet to your dreams Congratulations, Graduate! The next step of your great life starts now! Strike out with enthusiasm, and live it to the fullest!
"To have a child is one of God's greatest blessings." Priscilla Cotton This book is from me to you -- a special kiss to say that I will always love you. I am so glad that I am able to call you my child!
This new gift book series features short messages that hold the same significance as a sweet kiss on the cheek of a dearly loved friend, sister, or child. Photographs enhance the message, and the simple but beautiful interior design appeals to busy consumers looking for a way to say, "You're special," to someone they love.
"Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one." Von Munch Bellinghausen This book is from me to you -- a special kiss to say that you are my true love. I am so glad that we are together!
Who do you go to when you need encouragement? Who always has a listening ear when you need to talk? Life is busy and can be very stressful, but you can face anything when you know that God loves you and that He hears your cry for help. My Pocket Prayer Partner for Moms was written for you to know that in the midst of the millions of Mom duties you do every day, God is there for you. Inside this book you will find: 50 topics filled with simple but powerful prayers On-target scriptural promises for your specific needs Heartfelt devotional reflections Journaling prompts to draw you into fellowship with God One-year Bible reading plan This handy little book is a great tool to help you to connect with the One who loves you most. It is sure to become a treasured resource you can turn to again and again for hope, encouragement, strength, and faith. God desires to be your confidant and your best friend!
Who do you turn to when you need guidance? Where do you go to find peace, comfort, and rest from the daily challenges and stresses of life? Why not turn to God? Life has many twists and turns, but you can face anything when you know that God loves you and is with you. My Pocket Prayer Partner for Women is designed to help you connect with the One who loves you most. Inside you will find: 50 topics filled with simple but powerful prayers On-target scriptural promises for your specific needs Heartfelt devotional reflections to bring you into God¹s presence Journaling prompts to draw you into a deeper fellowship with God One-year Bible reading plan This handy little book is sure to become a treasured resource you can turn to again and again for hope, encouragement, strength, and faith. Rejoice in knowing that God desires to be your confidant and your best friend!
Explore the Wonders of the Bible Ever find yourself wondering... What happened to the ark of the covenant? Who was the mysterious Queen of Sheba? What was the secret to Samson's astonishing power? What caused thousands of pigs to run off a cliff? Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible answers these and other questions based on strange but true stories from the bestselling book of all time -- the Bible. It explores the lives of eccentric people and prophets, as well as those of notorious kings and queens. It looks behind the scenes at amazing events -- from the sudden fall of Jericho to Belshazzar's mysterious death to Jesus's fascinating miracles. It considers curious connections among the Bible's records of such events as "miraculous births" and "fishy stories." It also answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the Bible, such as, "Doesn't the idea of miracles conflict with the natural laws that govern this world?" and, "Do people have guardian angels?" Intriguing stories, fascinating charts, astounding facts, and interesting answers to commonly asked questions -- all with biblical references -- make Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible an entertaining and informative book for the entire family!
Throw back the curtain and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Raise the glass and feel His gentle breeze. Refreshment and renewal await you in the pages of this beautiful book inspired by Max Lucado's best-selling praise-and-worship recording, Opening Windows. Open your heart to the combined insights of some of today's most inspiring writers, and allow their wisdom to guide you in opening the windows of your soul. You'll be captivated by there stories of inspiration, you'll ponder fresh perspectives on God, and you'll find new motivation to live a life dedicated to Him. The invitation is yours...Open the window. You'll never be the same.
Explore a new world of biblical adventure and excitement through this entertaining collection of stories. There are many trivia games in society today -- from radio programs and board games to online quizzes and contests. People love those little-known facts that most of the time escape our attention. Puzzlements & Predicaments of the Bible takes great truths of Scripture and translates them into easily learned tidbits of information in an innovative manner. This book will keep readers wanting more as they cover sections, such as "Curious Crimes," "Baffling Behavior," "Sinister Schemes," "Momentous Miracles," and "Exceptional Escapes," as well as chapters titled "The Night Stalker," "A Donkey's Tale," "Dead Man Walking," "Grapes of Wrath," and "A Wife Unmourned." Riveting and compelling, these tales will entertain and inform without fail. Puzzlements & Predicaments of the Bible's fresh approach to the Bible reveals a variety of facts and stories that will have the words jumping off the page, alternately surprising and sobering readers as they are brought to a better understanding of God's Word.
Discover a new approach to Scripture with this imaginative way of looking at things that are right in front of us, all while delving deep into biblical truths. There are many ways to learn about the Bible, even if it seems to be totally familiar to us. It is, in fact, full of so many little known, interesting stories like the ones that rivet today's audiences -- full of intrigue and surprising changes of character. Broken up into individual sections, such as "Freaks and Geeks," "Dashers and Vixens," "Big Shots and Mug Shots," "Leaders and Laborers," and "Prophets and Losses," it can be read a bit at a time. Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible reveals many of the little-known facts about Scripture in an entertaining and informative manner, so the reader will be fascinated and constantly saying, "I didn't know that!" With chapters such as "The Trickster Trailed," "The Perils of Paul," "Tempting Tamar," "A Greedy Grandmother," and "The Deadly Dance," readers will turn each page to find out what happens next in these captivating tales. This clever new way of reading Scripture puts a light-hearted twist on old stories, all while drawing the reader closer to God's truth. There is nothing old or boring in this creative approach to learning about the Bible.
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