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The Ghostwriter goes back to 1928 to help a twelve-year-old orphan mistakenly accused of stealing, as the Ghostwriter team tries to lend a hand.
Eunice Giles and Bill Stryker find love in the winter of their lives. According to Eunice, "Love can happen at any time in life-young or old-and the trick is to cherish it by living each of its moments to the fullest. One brief moment in love is worth more than a decade wandering aimlessly in solitude." Set in the world of Steven Manchester's novel PRESSED PENNIES, this is the story of a moment of love that is worth so much more than either Eunice or Bill can imagine.
Everything about going to visit the Harpers Ferry Civil War Museum is mysterious: the war-torn uniforms, the guns, the battlefield photographs. Then Michael and Derek are invited by the strange museum director to "play a game," and before they know it, they're walking through a door straight into 1862. It's only the beginning as they are whisked by carriage to the battlefields at nearby Antietam only days after the battle. There, assisting a Civil War photographer, they see for themselves battlefield after battlefield, finally coming face-to-face with Abraham Lincoln himself. And they begin to wonder--is this a game after all? Once again, beloved storyteller Patricia Polacco brings history to vibrant life, this time a pivotal moment of the entire Civil War. Readers will be intrigued by the time-travel mystery and the idea that museums just might be a doorway into actual history.
Praise for Just-in-Time AccountingHow to Decrease Costs and Increase EfficiencyThird Edition"Most books on business accounting focus only on the accounting process?and never address the operational issues that impact it. Steve Bragg has delivered the rest of the story-the valuable insight and detailed information accountants need to help?them not only properly account for business activities, but to streamline and improve the overall process. Whether the practitioner is just starting up or is working with a well-established business, the information in this book offers real benefits to both."-Joanie C. Mann, Executive Vice President, InsynQ e-Accounting; Business Development Consultant, The Sleeter Group"Mr. Bragg delivers another essential reference for every CFO's bookshelf. Just-in-Time Accounting is full of specific guidance you can use right now to save money, improve processes, and make you more effective."-Luella Schmidt, President, Fine Point Consulting LLC"Just-in-Time Accounting is the 'go-to' accounting department transaction and streamlining reference. Process improvement begins here."-Geoffrey Garland, Controller, Staco Systems"Just-in-Time Accounting is an incredible toolkit for streamlining and simplifying the accounting process. Practical but intelligent approaches to the whole accounting cycle make this book so effective and unique that it is a must-read for accounting clerk and CFO alike, regardless of the company and accounting department size or the industry you are in. -Shan Staka, MBA, Controller, PGP International"One of the critical goals for the CFO is to develop a Lean Finance Factory that is efficient, on time, reliable, and accurate. Steve Bragg's Just-in-Time Accounting does exactly that and more. It not only teaches how to set up a system that delivers, but also teaches how to optimize it and, as such, is a great resource for both new and established CFOs. In today's world of information and data overload, this book is invaluable in teaching how to focus on the urgent and important."-Arif Iqball, Executive Director and Board Member, Avon Products Co. Ltd., Japan"The underlying theme of the book is working in a consistent and efficient manner. Topics discussed and suggestions presented often have a 'lean' feel to them. These methodologies and practices lead to higher efficiency, the elimination of waste, and an increase in quality. The examples on Value-Added Analysis are prime examples of 'lean' thinking. In a time when global competition requires faster response times and lower prices, having an accounting system in place to accurately and effectively support business operations is extremely important. Operational efficiencies lead to lower operating costs and higher operating margins, and Just-in-Time Accounting helps identify many potential candidates for increasing efficiency."-Chip Nickolett, MBA, PMP, Director, Consulting Services-Americas, Ingres Corporation;former president, Comprehensive Solutions (U.S. and UK)
Jesus: God's Unlikely Revelation Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Services includes biblically-based sermons, suggested scriptures, children's time, hymn and prayers, as well as litanies for lighting the Advent wreath. Also included are suggestions for seasonal funerals. These services offer a completing message of hope during this important church season, when people often visit a church for the first time. Each service focuses on and celebrates a different aspect of the theme: Jesus: God's Unlikely Revelation 1. First Sunday of Advent- Jesus: The Unlikely Image of God (Genesis 1:26-27; Colossians 1:15-17) 2. Second Sunday in Advent Jesus: The Unlikely Gift from God (Isaiah 55:1-9) 3. Third Sunday of Advent Jesus: The Unlikely Story of God with Us (Matthew 1:18-25) 4. Fourth Sunday of Advent Jesus: The Unlikely Messiah (John 7:25-31) 5. Christmas Eve Jesus: An Unlikely Peacemaker (Luke 2:8-20) 6. Christmas Day An Unlikely Christmas Card (Matthew 2:13-23) 7. Epiphany John the Baptizer: Jesus' Unlikely Herald (John 1:1-14) Seasonal Funerals
Ready-to-use worship and preaching resources for the four Sundays in Advent including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Includes biblically-based sermon briefs, suggested Scriptures, hymns, prayers, and litanies for lighting the Advent Wreath. To help pastors minister more effectively during this important church season. Contents include: Introduction: The Ways We Know Jesus First Sunday in Advent: Emmanuel Second Sunday in Advent: Son of Man Third Sunday in Advent: Example Fourth Sunday in Advent: Lord Christmas Eve: Son of God Christmas Day: Word of God
Sometimes your past is the only link to your future. After a rejuvenating trip to Ireland, Avery Marks can't help her frustration with the pace of her life in Alaska. Back in the small town of Indigo--where everyone knows everyone else's business--Avery dreams of a bigger life. But with her ex-boyfriend back in town, it's hard to get the past out of her head. Drafted by the NHL right out of high school, Roman Forsyth left behind the love of his life to follow his pro career. With an injury sidelining him, Roman isn't sure how much longer he'll be at the top of his game. He is sure that he wants Avery just as much as he ever did. While Roman wants a chance to make things right, Avery isn't sure she can just forgive and forget. But when their long-buried passion sizzles back to life, they need to escape the watchful eyes of the rest of the town long enough to figure out if it's any harder to stay together than it's been to stay apart ...
Few services are more important in the life of the congregation than the service of baptism. Part of the Just in Time! series, Baptism Services, Sermons, and Prayers provides prayers, litanies, sermon ideas, and other resources designed to render baptism meaningful to the entire congregation. It also includes ideas for special baptismal services, such as those associated with confirmation and youth retreats.
Ready-to-use biblically based children's sermons for busy worship leaders. Children's Sermons Just in Time! offers preachers and worship leaders a ready resource for children's sermons with stories and object lessons. These children's sermons are geared to spark interest and attention and teach children about the Christian faith. * 54 easy-to- understand messages with Scripture references including: Let Everything that Breathes Praise the Lord God Created Everything: And God Saw It Was Good God is Read Where is God? Specially Made by God When Sad Things Happen Jesus is the Bread of Life Jesus Call Us to Come (and Go) Why We Read the Bible Holy Cummunion We are God's Family Bethlehem Bakery Baptism: A Gift from God Talking to God * Themed sermons for all seasons including: Valentine's Day WOW for Moms Living What We Learn Blessing for Father's Day What God Wants A Cloud of Witnesses Doxology for Thanksgiving Build up the Body of Christ for Easter A Highway for God for Advent
The Just In Time! series offers brief, practical resources of immediate help for pastors at an affordable price. This book introduces the practice of Communion and offers a collection of Communion prayers and ready-to-use resources for worship. Included is information on Communion elements, vessels, and methods with answers to commonly asked questions. Rev. Knowles Wallace gives four possible orders of Communion, various ways to offer Communion, and prayers and resources for specific seasons and holy days in the church year from Advent through Thanksgiving. Also includes: Communion prayers for special occasions such as: commissioning services, weddings, funerals, and Confirmation. Services in this book are appropriate for use at hospitals, camps, retreats, and shut-ins' homes, as well as more traditional worship settings.
Based on the Revised Common Lectionary and broadly ecumenical, this addition to the Just In Time! series provides creative liturgies, sermon helps, and prayers for Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, and the 40 days of Easter.
From RITA winner Gwyn Cready comes a Scottish borderlands time travel romance perfect for fans of OutlanderFor Duncan MacHarg, things just got real...Battle reenactor and financier Duncan MacHarg thinks he has it made-until he lands in the middle of a real Clan Kerr battle and comes face to face with their beautiful, spirited leader. Out of time and out of place, Duncan must use every skill he can muster to earn his position among the clansmen and in the heart of the devastatingly intriguing woman to whom he must pledge his oath.Abby needs a hero and she needs him nowWhen Abigail Ailich Kerr sees a handsome, mysterious stranger materialize in the midst of her clan's skirmish with the English, she's stunned to discover he's the strong arm she's been praying for. Instead of a tested fighter, the fierce young chieftess has been given a man with no measurable battle skills and a damnably distracting smile. And the only way to get rid of him is to turn him into a Scots warrior herself-one demanding and intimate lesson at a time."Cready's writing is romantic and wickedly witty." -Rachel Gibson, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author "Fun and sexy...a reading adventure you don't want to miss." -Janet Evanovich, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, on Tumbling Through Time "Passionate, suspenseful, adventurous and highly entertaining." -RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars, on Aching for Always "Cready's writing is as brilliantly seductive as it is historically gripping" -Fictitious Musings, on Timeless Desire
Yippee! It's almost New Year's Eve. On the big night, kittens Harry and Emily are going to stay up until midnight. But how will they stay awake?
Ready-to-use funeral services for difficult situations.Each service is set in a ministry context and includes a sample sermon, Scripture text, and prayers.Miscarriage, Premature Delivery, Stillbirth, Infant Dies in Sleep, Infant is Fatally Injured, Infant Dies In Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Infant Dies Due to Mistreatment, Child Drowns, Child Dies of Serious Illness, Child Dies in Accident, Child Dies Due to Mistreatment, Youth Dies as Driver in Car Accident, Youth Dies as Passenger in Car Accident, Youth Dies of Serious Illness, Youth Murdered, Youth Dies Accidentally, Youth Commits Suicide, Youth Dies as Victim of School Violence, Student Dies in Hazing, Student Dies of Untreated Mental Illness, Student dies of accidental overdose, Adult Dies of a Serious Illness, Adult Dies in Prison, Adult Completes Suicide, Adult Dies in Random Act of Violence, Adult Dies in Work Accident, Older Adult Dies in Nursing Home, Older Adult Dies of Serious Illness, Older Adult Dies Alone The Just in Time! series offers brief, practical resources of immediate help for pastors at an affordable price.
Persons who design and lead worship will find this a practical and useful guide for Christ-centered healing ministry that can be easily adapted in a variety of settings. Included are six complete services of Holy Communion, Healing and Wholeness; Praise, Prayer, and Anointing; and Prayer, Confession, and Laying on of Hands. Services are suitable for Sunday morning worship; retreat settings; small group experiences hospital, nursing home, and home visitations; and personal counseling sessions.James K.Wagner worked for several years at the Upper Room in Nashville, Tennessee, as the Director of Prayer and Healing Ministries. He is the author of several books on healing and wholeness ministry.
Based on the Revised Common Lectionary and broadly ecumenical, this addition to the Just In Time! series provides: Sitting with the Text: Scripture commentary for each of the three lectionary years; Worship and Preaching Themes; Creating the Environment: ideas for decorating and preparing the worship space; Shaping the Worship Service: prayers, liturgies, dramas, music suggestions; Scripture Index; and more.Beginning with Ash Wednesday, Lenten Services aids the reader in planning and implementing transformative worship services throughout the Lenten journey.
Part of the "Just in Time" series, this book features ready-to-use lectionary-based worship and preaching resources for Palm Sunday and Holy Week. This helpful resource includes three options for Palm Sunday services including procession suggestions with special emphasis on participation by children. It also includes two suggested services for each lectionary year (A, B, and C), six services for Holy Thursday and three services for Good Friday.Palm Sunday and Holy Week Services Includes ready-to-use Palm Sunday and Holy Week services for worship with multiple worship options for each lectionary year scripture and gives suggested liturgies for each services including those related to Taize. UPSELL: 9781426720451 Just in Time! Special Services; 9780687493371 What Is Communion?; 9781426711510 Communion and United Methodists; Others in the Just In Time Series, Other Communion Resources
Offering prayer is one of the most important parts of a pastor's hospital ministry. These prayers connect persons with the power of God, remind persons who they are as children of God, and sometimes put into words deep experiences of suffering, grief, and pain. These prayers are offered especially for difficult times when you may not be sure how to pray or what to pray for. Also related Bible verses are printed in full.The Just in Time! Series offers brief, practical resources of immediate help for pastors at an affordable price.Included are prayers related to illness or surgery.Prayers for persons facing surgery, post surgery that was successful, post surgery that was not successful, anticipating bad news, diagnosed with a serious progressive illness, recovering from heart surgery, suffering from a stroke, dealing with cancer, coping with breast cancer, undergoing chemotherapy, suffering from addiction, unable to be diagnosed with the source of illness, needing a transplant and waiting for an organ, in chronic painPrayers related to children and youth: Celebrating the birth of a child, mourning a miscarriage, grieving the loss of a baby near birth, mother choosing adoption for her newborn, adoptive parents receiving their child, pre-mature infant, baby who is hospitalized, child who is hospitalized, youth hospitalized for drug treatment afraid to face parents, youth who most likely will not recoverPrayers related to dying and death: For someone longing to die, prognosis that is not positive, does not have long to live, when death is imminent, prayer over a stillborn infant, for family members who were unable to say goodbye to loved, one before death, for surviving family who lost loved ones in the same accident, for family whose loss was due to suicidePrayers related to accident or violence: Injured due to street violence, injured due to natural disaster, rape victim, victim of domestic violence, injury due to warPrayers related to: New immigrant who has fallen ill, recent refugee, college student, suffering depression, patient who also has Alzheimer's, enduring painful rehabilitation, facing a long recovery, farmer anxious about crops and/or animals, hospitalized while incarcerated, someone unconscious, developmentally disabled patient, attempted suicide (prayer with family present), psychotic patient, worrying over child deployed in the military, worried about paying for the hospital bill, wanting to go home but cannot, wanting prayer for family members, feels guilty about surviving an accident, grieving friends who died in the same accidentSara Webb Phillips is a United Methodist Pastor and Editor of Homily Service. She currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.
Part of a pastor's role in the community is to pray publicly. The pastor is often the official "pray-er" at all kinds of community events--the high school football game, the opening of the new grocery store, the county school board meeting, kindergarten graduation--to name a few. But the pastor must also pray knowing that there are believers (of many persuasions) and non-believers present. This book will contain sample prayers for many civic functions that can be used with little modification. Belton Joyner is a retired United Methodist pastor and author of Being Methodist in the Bible Belt: A Theological Survival Guide for Youth, Parents, and Other Confused Methodists
In a brief introductory chapter, the author addresses the question of why we need to confess our sins, and offers three reflections in response: Sin as Pride, Sin as Violation of Boundaries, Sin and the Possibility of Forgiveness. The book includes seventy prayers of confession and words of assurance, with accompanying liturgies and music suggestions (Scripture and hymn indexes included!). The prayers are offered in three sections, confession and pardon related to: The Human Condition, The Holy Scriptures, The Liturgical Year. The Just in Time! Series offers brief, practical resources of immediate help for pastors at an affordable price.
Handy, helpful prayers to use in public worship during Advent and Christmas. The collection includes invocations, opening prayers, prayers of confession, and pastoral prayers for the Sundays of Sundays of Advent, and Christmas Eve services. Drawn from a variety of traditions, the prayers in this collection will aid any congregation as it worships throughout the journey of Advent.
This resource includes helpful prayers to use in public worship during Lent and Holy week. The collection includes invocations, opening prayers, prayers of confession, and pastoral prayers for the Sundays of Lent, Palm/Passion Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday services. Drawn from a variety of traditions, the prayers in this collection will aid any congregation as it worships throughout the journey of Lent.
Handy, helpful prayers to use in public worship during Ordinary Time. The collection includes invocations, opening prayers, prayers of confession, and pastoral prayers for the Sundays after Pentecost. Drawn from a variety of traditions, the prayers in this collection will aid any congregation as it worships throughout the journey of this season of the Christian year.
Provides ready-to-use worship and preaching resources for themes related to Stewardship. Understanding the concept of stewardship in a broader context as management of our God-given gifts, this book provides material for twenty-four services including: suggested liturgies, prayers, Scripture passages, and sermon briefs to help pastors minister more effectively. Contents include: 1. Make Your Money Work for You (Luke 16:1-13) 2. Owning Up to Our Greatest Obligations: Death and Taxes (Matthew 22:15-22) 3. Make a Difference: Be the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-31a) 4. Who Needs Bigger Barns? (Luke 12:13-21) 5. Playing the Price is Right (Luke 12:49-56) 6. Counting the Cost Means Quality not Quantity (Luke 14:25-33) 7. Why God Doesn't Want Your Money (Isaiah 1:10-18) 8. What God Deserves (Matthew 22:15-22) 9. Risking to Make the Right Investment (Matthew 25:14-30) 10. The Miracle of Immortal Giving (I Cor 15:35:38, 42-50) 11. Give Me Your Money or Your Life! (Luke 12:13-21) 12. Hold Nothing Back (2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18) 13. Who Do You Really Want to Be? (Matthew 21:33-46) 14. Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (2 Corinthians 8:7-15) 15. God, You've Got to be Kidding (Mark 10:17-31) 16. But It's Not What I Signed Up For! (Luke 14:25-33) 17. Give Me More than Possessions (Luke 16:19-31) 18. Yes, Sometimes the Directions Do Help (Mark 10:17-31) 19. Getting What We Pay For...or Not (Romans 6:12-23) 20. Life is Unfair? (Matthew 20:1-16) 21. Joy Fully Serving (Mark 9:30-37) 22. There is Nothing Wrong with Being Shrewd for God's Kingdom (Luke 16:1-13) 23. Be Empowered and Gifted (1 Corinthians 12:3b-13) 24. Jesus was no Fool (Matthew 22:15-22)
Whether different types of costs are to be reduced, benefits to be maximized or scarce resources to be managed, scheduling theory provides intelligent methods for practitioners and scientists. The just-in-time (JIT) production philosophy has enriched the classical scheduling theory with models that consider characteristics such as inventory costs, set-up times, lot sizing, or maintenance. This edited volume considers the specifics of just-in-time systems. It provides knowledge and insights on recent advances in scheduling theory where just-in-time aspects are considered. Contributions on models, theory, algorithms, and applications, that bring the theory up-to-date on the state-of-the-art of JIT systems are presented. Professionals, researchers and graduate students will find this book useful.
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