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The best gifts are the ones that don't come wrapped! Gifts of home, of family and friends, of love...Can This Be Christmas?On December 24, a crowded train is taking holiday travelers home for Christmas. But because of a snowstorm, this group of strangers ends up spending Christmas Eve together, stranded in a small New Hampshire station. Despite the cold and discomfort, they create an impromptu celebration that reminds them all what Christmas really means.Shirley, Goodness and MercyGreg Bennett hates Christmas. Divorced, virtually friendless and about to lose his business, he has no time for what he considers sentimental nonsense. It takes three wacky angels to show him the truth. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy shall follow him...until he learns what Christmas is all about!
When I was a boy, my father often pulled me aside to convey lessons intended to build what we generally refer to as "character". Often his advice was very simple - work hard, think for yourself, do right by others - but I believe those lessons provided the foundation for everything that has followed in my life. Now that I'm a dad myself, I wanted to put them down in one place, with examples of my own experiences, as a guide to life, adventure, and investing, both for my young daughters and for anyone seeking success in his or her chosen field. I hope that parents will be inspired to give this book to their children, and vice versa, as many of the lessons that I have learned apply not just to young people but to all adults-for example, question everything, never follow the crowd, and beware of boys!-A Gift to My Children
A Gift to My Children is a commonsense guide to personal finance. In practical advice books, as in life, there are no guarantees, and readers are cautioned to rely on their own judgment about their individual circumstances and to act accordingly.
In this post-holocaust novel, two women seek to preserve knowledge and civility against enormous odds.
Hallie St. John knew her way around babies--she'd practically raised three stepsisters--but finding one under her Christmas tree had her stumped. She discovered that the little pink bundle was meant for her neighbor Nate Hawksmoor, who didn't know a thing about babies--except, obviously, how to make them. Which left Hallie the impossible task of getting the studly bachelor started on his journey into fatherhood. But for Hallie, both man and baby were as deliciously irresistible as Christmas chocolate.
Women who have maintained their sexual purity often ask, "Is it really that important for me to wait until I get married?" Meanwhile, single women who have been sexually active mourn the loss of their innocence, wishing they could somehow start again.Women want to protect the purity that is God's gift to them, and they also long to be loved. This volatile combination makes them vulnerable to temptation. That is why it is vital that women know not only that God wants them to wait, but why God wants them to do so. They need solid reasons, conviction, and a strategy that will prepare them to live out their sexual purity as God intends. Filled with powerful true stories of hope and healing, Gift-Wrapped by God provides compelling emotional and spiritual reasons for choosing God's path of sexual purity, as well as practical help for following it. Whether women have held onto their sexual innocence, have become prematurely sexually active, or have had their purity taken by force, they can express and fulfill their desire to come to their wedding day--and live out every day--sexually pure and whole.From the Hardcover edition.
The Hunk Under Her Christmas TreeSingle mom Krista Wilson could hardly believe that the man she'd loved years ago was standing before her, asking for help. Though Krista had sworn off men long ago, she couldn't resist agreeing to Will's request-with a few stipulations:No midnight kisses under the mistletoe. No slinky gifts that would add temptation to their strictly business relationship. No mention of the stormy past they shared.And no promises to her son Will didn't intend to keep. Because little Tommy had decided that Will was the dad he'd asked Santa for. And Krista didn't have the heart to deny it....
Christmas at Blackhaven Castle by Sophia James In disguise, penniless Lady Seraphina Moreton seeks sanctuary at the Duke of Blackhaven's castle just days before Christmas. Trey swore never again to be beguiled by a beautiful face, but as governess Seraphina gets close to his unruly, motherless children, he wants the festive joy she brings to stay well beyond Christmas Day.... Governess to Christmas Bride by Annie Burrows Lord Chepstow hasn't seen Honeysuckle Miller since she was a plain, awkward schoolgirl. Now she's not so plain and is looking after the host's children at a lavish Christmas house party. And the last thing Lord Chepstow expected to want on his Christmas list is the prim governess! Duchess by Christmas by Marguerite Kaye Masquerading as a governess to help the brooding Duke of Blairmore find a wife is not how Regan Stuart expected to spend Christmas! Then he steals an unexpected kiss, endangering Regan's heart...unless Gabriel can see beyond her dowdy costume and realize she's his perfect Christmas bride!
The billionaire's Christmas proposal... Billionaire Dominic Hunt's Christmas ball is a chance for hard-working party planner Andie Newman to make her name. She's intent on convincing gorgeous Dominic that decking the halls is the way to transform his brooding reputation, but he has an alternative idea-a festive proposal! After Dominic unexpectedly helps Andie with her own emergency, she says yes! The engagement is meant to be just for show, but as Dominic and Andie are surrounded by the magic of Christmas, they find their fake feelings are becoming all too real...
There's nothing quite like receiving a handmade gift, and your family and friends will love being on the receiving end of these handmade designs.Designer Mags Kandis inspires with this delightful collection of beautiful and colorful little projects for you to knit, crochet, and felt. From wearable accessories such as hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and wraps to home decor including a tea cozy, pin cushion, needle case, and laptop cover, these 30+ pieces are sweet, lively and add a little joy to every household. Each project features creative embellishments and personal touches, including beading, buttons, needlefelting, applique, and embroidery. Mags also shares her recipes for easy food gifts and simple sewing projects such as sewn fabric gift bags and sachets to pair with fiber gifts. Directions for making these little add-ons that make a gift personal and extra-special are scattered throughout the book.Gifted will inspire you to grab another ball of yarn and invest a little time and love to create something special for someone special.
A devastating earthquake critically injures 3 friends, but the next morning when they wake up in the hospital they are miraculously cured and have special gifts to see peoples deepest hurts, know where the people who most need their gift are located and be able to share the answer that will give hope to broken lives and hearts....a message that last for eternity.
There's nothing quite like receiving a handmade gift, and your family and friends will love being on the receiving end of these handmade designs. Designer Mags Kandis inspires with this delightful collection of beautiful and colorful little projects for you to knit, crochet, and felt. From wearable accessories such as hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and wraps to home decor including a tea cozy, pin cushion, needle case, and laptop cover, these 30+ pieces are sweet, lively and add a little joy to every household. Each project features creative embellishments and personal touches, including beading, buttons, needlefelting, appliqué, and embroidery. Mags also shares her recipes for easy food gifts and simple sewing projects such as sewn fabric gift bags and sachets to pair with fiber gifts. Directions for making these little add-ons that make a gift personal and extra-special are scattered throughout the book. Giftedwill inspire you to grab another ball of yarn and invest a little time and love to create something special for someone special.
Joanne Kilbourn is as feisty as ever in the 14th book of the series that bears her name. This time, Jo and Zack's young daughter Taylor's precocious talent as a painter has drawn the attention of people who may not be at all what they seem . . . Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor -- whose birth mother was a brilliant but notoriously promiscuous artist -- has two paintings chosen for a high-level fund-raising auction. One they've seen; the other, a portrait of a young male artist's model, Taylor has carefully guarded in her studio. Their concern grows when it becomes clear (and quite public) that the young man is the lover of the older socialite who organized the fund-raiser -- and whose husband is Zack's old friend.Soon, an ugly web of infidelity, addiction, and manipulation seems to be weaving itself around the Kilbourn-Shreve family. Jo and Zack are doing their best to keep everyone safe, but when one of the principal players in the drama is found murdered, events begin to spiral, Taylor seems to be drifting further away, and their very darkest fears seem about to be realized.The Gifted reconfirms Gail Bowen's incomparable ability to interweave the domestic and the dramatic, and to explore the dark side of human nature while ensuring that the life-affirming pillars of family and friendship remain standing.
Three friends whose lives needed a jolt... An earthquake that struck without warning... A supernatural gifting of mysterious powers... The Gifted is one of Terri Blackstock's most intriguing novels. A massive natural disaster leads to an even more earth-shaking supernatural transformation in the lives of three friends who have no idea why they've been spared or infused with these distinct gifts. One thing is certain...the earthquake was just the warm-up for what lies ahead.
From a self-proclaimed shopaholic, Gifted identifies more than 20 different personalities-from The Curious Kid and The Sporty Adventurer to The Big Boss, The Quirky Pal, and The Sweet 16-and provides specific and original ideas for each one. The first gift guide to organize gift recipients according to personality type
The series offers 25 timesaving books on critical topics for educating gifted learners. Filled with practical information and advice, these books are ideal for classroom teachers, preservice teachers, and graduate students. In preparing this series, the authors have kept the busy classroom teacher in mind. The result is a timesaving introduction to the most important issues in gifted education.
'This new edition advocates an inclusive approach and updates current theories, research and best practices in the field. The text incorporates 21st century skills, cultural perspectives and international education, and focuses on how to create appropriately challenging activities for the young gifted and talented child'Gillian Eriksson, Coordinator: Gifted Education Program, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, University of Central Florida 'This expanded edition builds on Margaret's approach to teaching and learning, making us think how we can best include gifted and talented children in our early years settings. By providing opportunities for young children to learn from each other and from their communities and families, gifted and talented young learners can be appropriately challenged and recognised within an inclusive setting' -Peter Merrotsy, Senior Lecturer in Gifted and Talented Education, University of New England, Australia Combining theoretical perspectives with practical activities, this book offers clear guidance on how to ensure you and your setting can identify and provide for very young children in your care who are gifted and talented. With an emphasis on providing the best learning opportunities for all, there is specialist advice for all staff working in early years settings. New to this new edition is: - information on recent research and new thinking in the field - international views of gifted and talented young children - links to the early years curriculum - new activities and ideas - extended coverage for young children aged 3 to 6 There are lots of ideas for things to try out in your setting, and photocopiable practical activities for parents to try out at home. Margaret Sutherland is a Lecturer in Additional Support Needs at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Scottish Network for Able Pupils (SNAP).
Goth girl Jenna Kelley has the ultimate tool to stage a teenage rebellion: she can read peoples' minds without even trying.
Want freedom from management, mediocrity and morons? Ever wonder what the best bosses know that you don't? Do you want to have great employees, people who don't need to be managed and who make everyone around them work harder and raise the department to a higher standard? The Gifted Boss is management guru Dale Dauten's classic-yet revolutionary-guidebook on teaching managers how to spot and court talent and how to give great employees what they want and need. This is a comprehensive system full of valuable insight and lessons aimed at creating the best work environment for the best people. Throughout The Gifted Boss, Dale Dauten defines his different breed of leader as one who is able to shape a business environment and culture that is a magnet for self-motivated employees. Dauten's starting point is a powerful fact about hiring great employees: the best ones are almost never in the job market. His system also includes a discussion of "ideal turnover" and how the great managers employ "the secret skill" of "de-hiring" to gracefully move mediocre employees up or out. Throughout his discussions, Dauten incorporates priceless knowledge gained from an exhaustive search for America's best bosses. The wisdom he acquired was startling, and it pertained to every type of organization: "Different isn't always better, but better is always different." The Gifted Boss has already earned itself a cult following. Now, based on conversations with hundreds of readers, Dauten has revised his work by adding a quick-start guide to help his audience get fast results and a discussion guide to help executives share the book with their teams. Though new technology continues to bring new changes to communication in the workplace, The Gifted Boss still remains the essential guide to maneuvering the tricky world of managing the modern employee. It belongs on every businessperson's desk.
The ancient race of powerful magic users called The Gifted have lived side-by-side with normal "Ungifted" humans for centuries. Led by a Guardian, each Gifted "House" governs a territory. But when the House of Blood crosses over to the dark side, evil supernatural beings who had been held in check are loosed upon the world. As the war between the forces of good and evil escalates, the other Houses must contend with internal dissention and treachery before they can vanquish a monstrous demon who can bring destruction upon all mankind. Journey through the astonishing world of The Gifted in this gripping series by award-winning author Nancy Holder. Bundle includesDaughter of the Flames, Daughter of the Blood, Son of the ShadowsandSwept Away.
This new series offers timesaving books on critical topics for educating students with autism spectrum disorders. The four books in this series are filled with practical information and advice, thus making them an ideal resource for classroom teachers, preservice teachers, and graduate students. How can teachers effectively meet the needs of gifted students with autism spectrum disorders in their classrooms? This book explores the array of issues that surround this dual exceptionality. The characteristics and needs of these students are discussed, including issues surrounding sensory integration problems, planning and organization difficulties, social competence, and educational placement decisions.
An angry inner-city boy grows up to become one of the world's greatest neurosurgeons. Through his story, kids will learn how anything is possible with faith and determination.
Queen of Mean Amanda Beeson is shocked to find herself in the body of one of her victims, Tracey Devon, who has the ability to become invisible. It soon becomes clear to Amanda that at School, the definition of "gifted" has a whole other meaning.
One man's search for truth on a personal journey of invention and faith! Today, magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRIs) and similar technologies are saving lives in hospitals and clinics throughout the world. In 1969, this kind of technique was just an idea in the visionary mind of Dr. Raymond Damadian. As a young boy, he watched his grandmother die painfully from breast cancer. Dr. Damadian would eventually decide on a career in medical research and pioneer this field of amazing research. Although in 1971 his concept of detecting tumors through magnetic resonance imaging was widely met with skepticism, he became the first researcher to do a full-body scan of a human being in 1977 in order to see if there was cancer present. His life has been an incredible journey of discovery helping you learn: How his concept for cancer detection was inspired and developed Why faith became an integral part of his work Why he is a strong supporter of the creativity and freedom found in patents. From resourcefully creating his discoveries on a shoestring budget to a battle with the business behemoth known as G.E., learn how the exciting development of this technology led him to a self examination of his life and faith. What driving force is at the heart of what can arguably be called one of the greatest minds in the past 50 years and how does faith play a crucial role in his work?
As his birthday approaches, Matthew Westlake fears more than just growing a year older. He fears never seeing another year at all. Each birthday brings a close call with death, leaving holes in his memory, recurring nightmares, and one more glimpse of his guardian angel. This birthday Matt must stand against ancient evils that have hounded him since birth, because he is a Gifted One--a seventh son of a seventh son. Within Matt rests the unlocked potential of a force for good, but it also makes him a target. Being the Gifted One and dodging demonic attacks aren't Matt's only problems, though. He's fallen in love with his protector, the Archangel Gabriel, and Heaven will condemn that love to save Matt's soul. But Heaven doesn't count on Gabriel loving Matt in return, defying divine law and placing them in danger from demons and angels alike.