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Few relationships are as simple-and rewarding-as those between man and animal. From the loyal dog who risks his own life to rescue a drowning boy to the lost kitten who comforts a grieving woman to an abandoned horse and foster child who come to save each other, these inspiring true stories highlight the hope, healing, happiness and-most of all-unconditional love animals bring to our lives. Whether you love sloppy dog kisses, melt at every kitty meow or give your heart to horses, birds or even moose, this heartwarming collection is one to treasure.
Enjoy the Christmas season while leaving a smaller carbon footprint: choose between a real tree and an artificial one; find alternatives to holiday cards; avoid the holiday catalog crunch; find or make gifts that are green or teach green; have warm, cozy green fires; create eco-responsible lighting displays, and more! You can have a great holiday celebration-while caring for the planet and setting a great example for generations to come.
In this new volume, the authors of the bestselling Christmas Miracles, The Magic of Christmas Miracles, Mothers' Miracles, and A Gift of Miracles share more than thirty of the most transcendent and mystical true stories they have encountered of ordinary people whose lives were transformed by wondrous events, including: An Angel's Hand": A struck car spins wildly, sending the passenger door and seat belt flying. Yet the girl in the passenger seat is unhurt--miraculously held in place. A Path Through the Wilderness " Fleeing to freedom, a mother and son are led safely through a mine infested forest by a blessed nighttime apparition. Thanks Dad" A child receives visits from the grandfather who died years before she was born. Matchmaker in Heaven": A mysterious red-haired woman has some surprising insights into the personal ads. A Shaving Cream Surprise": A husband sends a tender message to his grieving widow.
Christmas has a way of reminding us of what really matters-and what could be more important than our loved ones? From husbands and wives to boyfriends and girlfriends to long-lost loves, the real-life romances in this book are surrounded by the joy and blessings of the Christmas season.This collection will warm your heart and soothe your soul through the long winter. A Kiss Under the Mistletoe beautifully celebrates the way love and faith can transform a cold day in December into the most magical day of the year.
There's something truly magical about Christmas. Filled with remarkable true stories of the kindness of strangers and the blessings of answered prayers, this collection with its small miracles truly captures the spirit of the season.These stories of hope, faith and joy are a moving tribute to the true meaning of Christmas and remind us all that the greatest gifts in life can't be gift wrapped.
Whether their children have asked them to recapture treasured moments, stories, and traditions, or simply to record valuable family information, many seniors are now sitting down to write about their lives. But how does one get started on such a daunting project?That's where writing coach Jennifer Basye Sander steps in. In Before I Go, There's More You Should Know, she has developed one hundred questions to prompt fledgling memoirists and family historians on their way. From simple questions such as "What was your favorite family vacation as a child?" to more thought-provoking ones such as "What do you think happens to us after we die?" this journal-style book will allow writers to roam far and wide inside their own memories for stories to share, life lessons that were learned, and beliefs that grew over time. Sander's questions and prompts will help writers tell generations to come all about their childhood and teen years; their education, relationships, and marriage; their careers, religious experience, and involvement in their communities; their beliefs, values, and opinions; and much more.Beautifully designed with full-color illustrations throughout, this book is a special place for parents to record the most significant reflections and remembrances of their lives, and it is sure be a treasured keepsake for their children and grandchildren for many years to come.
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