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Experience New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters's heart-wrenching story about the all-consuming power of first love.Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades...normal life. Until him.Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness. Until her.Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life. That together, they could face the world. But the darkness is always waiting. Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.
Every person has a story to tell, but few beginners know how to uncover their story's narrative potential. And despite a growing interest among students and creative writers, few guides to the genre of memoirs and creative nonfiction highlight compelling storytelling strategies. Addressing this gap, authors Lynn C. Miller and Lisa Lenard-Cook provide a compact, accessible guide to memoir writing that shows how an aspiring memoir writer can use storytelling tools and tactics borrowed from fiction to weave personal experiences into the shape of a story. Find Your Story, Write Your Memoiroffers an overview of the building blocks of memoir writing. Individual chapters focus on key issues and challenges, such as the balance between the remembering narrator and the experiencing narrator, the capacity to honor the subjective voice, the occasion of telling (why does this narrator tell this storynow?), creating an organically functional structure for a particular story, and taking the next steps with a written memoir. Drawing on their combined years of experience teaching memoir writing, authoring works of fiction and nonfiction, and working in autobiographical performance, Miller and Lenard-Cook provide a practical guide whose core philosophy is motivated by a key word:story.
When Joel became a priest of the new god Finder, he knew it meant forfeiting the honor and security of his position as a master bard. Now his freedom and his very life are at stake as powers of evil embroil the priests of Finder in a struggle against a plot to resurrect the dead god Bane.With his only allies the young freedom fighter Holly Harrowslough, the mysterious winged woman Jas, and the aging priest Jedidiah, Joel embarks on a mission to recover the Hand of Bane. His quest leads him from the Realms all the way to the extra-planar city of Sigil. There Joel must rely on all his courage, wisdom, and strength to thwart the return of Bane the Tyrant and rescue the god Finder from imminent death.Finder's Bane is the fifteenth in an open-ended series of novels focusing on the Harpers, the secret organization for Good in the Forgotten Realms fantasy world.
After surviving the "vacation of a lifetime" Marissa Chabot is determined to change. She's through being a geek with fingers working magic only on keyboards. She's done with Single and Not Looking. Finally out of the closet, she files her own application with Finders Keepers, the successful, high-tech "soul-mate matching service" that she and her best friend founded. No more shrinking violet, the new Marissa is determined to get the girl. Any girl. Finders Keepers, the quest for the perfect mate in the 21st Century, joins Karin Kallmaker's Just Like That and her other incomparable novels about lesbian love, lust and laughter.
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels thrills us, once again, with the story of an unforgettable young woman who was stolen as a toddler from a poor but loving family, and who must journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can reclaim her true identity. Raised in a magnificent Charleston house, Jessie Roland wants for nothing. But as she grows into young adulthood, all she feels is loss and a desperate need to break free from the stifling possessiveness of her "parents." Somewhere, in the deepest part of herself, Jessie believes that the world she has always lived in is not the one she came from. . .or belongs in. Now, at nineteen, she has escaped to Washington, D.C., where no one knows her, and where she is swept into a whirlwind marriage to a Texas senator's son. But the past will not release Jessie, who is still haunted by a sense of lost happiness, of simple, tender gestures buried in her memory. Only in Luke Holt, a reclusive rancher, will she discover the strength to penetrate the darkness, and find her way back to a place she can call home.
Their technological resources destroyed, a colonising expedition from Earth has been stranded on planet Methuen for over two hundred years. Their continued survival is largely due to the organizations of healers known as the Eumedicos and to the Seeker Veritas, a unique group composed of pairs of bondmates, one human and one ghatti - a telepathic cat-like being native to Methuen who bonds whith one specific human for life. These Bondmates travel from town to town, settling disputes by truth-reading the minds and emotions of plaintifs and defendants. While most people respect the Seekers, there are those who fear the ghatti powers. And now someone has begun attacking Seeker pairs. What no one knows is that this destroyer has targeted one specific pair of Bondmates as special victims - the woman Doyce Marbon and her ghatta Khar'Pern. For the key to defeating this deadly foe is locked away in Doyce's mind behind barriers even her ghatta has never been able to break down.
Newly updated to showcase color photographs, this spiritual classic presents the history and philosophy of Scotland's Findhorn Community. Findhorn was founded more than 40 years ago in far northeast Scotland on windswept and barren sand dunes that happened to sprout a miraculous garden. Plants, flowers, trees, and organic vegetables of enormous sizes began to grow in a small plot around the 30-foot caravan trailer inhabited by three adults and three children living on meager unemployment benefits. Guidance by God and absolute faith in the art of manifestation led the occupants to this unlikely locale to create a magnetic center that would draw people from all over the world. Their discovery of how to contact and cooperate with the nature spirits and devas that made the garden possible sparked a phenomenon that continues today, as Findhorn has grown into a thriving village housing hundreds of people from all over the world and an internationally recognized spiritual-learning center.
Jessica Mathers enters the hospital confident that her little girl, Amy, is being cared for. But when Jessica awakes from surgery, her daughter and the sitter have disappeared... .As a favor to his mother, Detective Samuel Vance reluctantly assists on the kidnapping case, because his first impression of Jessica had not been favorable. Yet as together they search for Amy, Sam learns that Jessica is a caring, warm woman. Can they call upon their faith to help them find the abducted girl and forge a relationship?
Understanding an organization's reliance on information systems and how to mitigate the vulnerabilities of these systems can be an intimidating challenge--especially when considering less well-known weaknesses or even unknown vulnerabilities that have not yet been exploited. The authors introduce the Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation methodology, a six-step process that uses a top-down approach to protect against future threats and system failures while mitigating current and past threats and weaknesses.
Arthur, the greatest hero of the greatest story ever told, was a Captain of Kings who made his name leading Britons and Scots. 'Prince' Arthur Mac Aedan, the Scottish Warlord, was the martial wonder of the sixth century, who, with Merlin and Merlin's sister, Languoreth, won battle after battle against the invading Angles and represented the old way of the Celts against the ruthlessly advancing Christians. In Finding Merlin, Adam Ardrey placed Merlin at the Battle of Arderydd and at a place called Ardery in Glasgow, and touched upon one item of evidence that bound all the other evidence together. Now this one proof is revealed - and with it the exact location of Camelot and the very stone from which the historical Arthur truly took a sword. The battle sites, set in the right times and places, are definitively identified. One town name, Ardrey argues, stands to be changed. Finding Arthur changes not only the history but the map of Britain. The victors, as always, wrote the histories and so Arthur was warped into a legendary pillar of a Church & State he went down fighting against.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain. An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey's daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother's gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.
Description of a methodology and a prototype tool, Building Blocks To Composite Options Tool (BCOT), for identifying investment options for defense capability areas. It ensures that a broad range of options is considered initially, then uses a screening technique to narrow the range to those meriting more-extensive assessment in a fuller portfolio-analysis framework. BCOT extends classic economics and operations-research techniques and suggests pragmatic approximations, particularly in capabilities-based planning.
From a leading authority on the evolution debates comes this critically acclaimed investigation into one of the most controversial topics of our times.
In Finding Glory in the Thorns, Larry and Lisa Jamieson recount their incredible trials in attempting to help their third daughter survive debilitating health and developmental issues. As they relate their journey from agony and desperation to understanding and acceptance, they provide an inspiring lesson for all of us who are seeking to understand life's lessons and our relationship to God.
Finding God for grades 1-8, serves your whole parish by offering innovative, imaginative, and practical approaches to lifelong faith formation. Something Different Young people in junior high-grades seven and eight-are beginning to sense that they are different. They no longer want to be treated like children. They want to take on more ownership in the process of learning. This also holds true for their faith formation. Finding God for junior high fulfills this need. Magazine Format The Finding God books are designed to capture the imagination of adolescents who are tired of ordinary textbooks. The full content of the Catholic faith is presented in an engaging format that carries the appeal of a popular magazine. The Catechist Guide provides parish and Catholic School catechists with directions for bringing this content to life in ways that are creative, imaginative, and effective. Working with Adolescents Young people desire to know God in a personal way in order to find meaning in their lives. The desire to share the faith is written in the heart of the catechist. The aim of catechesis as expressed in the General Directory for Catechesis is "to put people, not only in touch, but also in communion with Jesus Christ" (GDC 80). Loyola Press carefully crafted Finding God for junior high to help catechists as they invite young people and the significant adults in their lives into a deeper relationship with God and the Catholic Church in service to the world. The National Directory for Catechesis reminds us that "since adolescence is the age of hero worship, it is helpful to present the words and example of Jesus as well as the lives and deeds of the saints in ways that appeal to young people" (NDC 48D). Finding God for junior high appeals to young people by creating opportunities for them to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Maximum Flexibility Catechists have repeatedly stated the need for flexibility when it comes to faith formation in junior high. The two Finding God books, each with five units, can be used in any sequence-as complete books or as modules. You can use one text to teach both seventh and eighth graders. Or, each unit can function separately for a modular structure. For more suggestions on various ways of using Finding God for junior high, see the Director Guide.
An Atlanta slum. A pod of whales off the coast of Alaska. The prisons of Peru and Chile. The plays of Shakespeare. A health club in Chicago. For those with eyes to see, traces of God can be found in the most unexpected places. Yet many Christians have not only missed seeing God, they've overlooked opportunities to make him visible to those most in need of hope. In this enlightening book, author Philip Yancey serves as an insightful tour guide for those willing to look beyond the obvious, pointing out glimpses of the eternal where few might think to look. Whether finding God among the newspaper headlines, within the church, or on the job, Yancey delves deeply into the commonplace and surfaces with rich spiritual insight. Finding God in Unexpected Places takes listeners from Ground Zero to the Horn of Africa, and each stop along the way reveals footprints of God, touches of his truth, and grace that prompt listeners to search deeper within their own lives for glimpses of transcendence.
Sometimes the Bible is difficult to understand. Some passages are about events and people we know little about today. Other passages describe things that are difficult to understand because we do not think the same way people did long ago.
Rachel has just graduated from high school and thinks she knows everything. Well, maybe not quite everything. Then she meets the mysterious Mr. Preston, who offers her a live-in job looking after Grace--a brain injured woman with a lovely house, grasping sisters, feral neighbors, and a box full of unfinished business. As Rachel tries to cope with the demands of her employment and the start of college, she's also determined to fit together the pieces that were Grace's former life. The more she finds out about the woman in her care, the more Rachel finds herself. "Children's Book Council of Australia Awards' Shortlist for YA"
High school principal Tori Sandoval and civil engineer Steve Remington clash from their first meeting--but nevertheless find their feelings growing into something beyond professional. Original.
Five years ago, as an unwed, pregnant college student, Sadie placed her baby girl with adoptive parents. Since that heart-wrenching decision, not a day has passed that Sadie doesn't think of her daughter. Yet, she knows the Lord orchestrated Ellie's adoption into a loving Christian home. But a letter written by Ellie's adoptive father, Cam, delivers sad news that Ellie's adoptive mother has died. Is Cam's invitation to visit Ellie an answer to Sadie's prayer? Will Sadie's empty arms finally be filled by her longed-for child? Or will she find another kind of love altogether?
The small mountain town of Nugget, California, is way off the beaten path. But somehow it helps the lost and lonely find a new beginning in life--and in love. . . One solitary day at a time is the only way cookbook writer Emily Mathews can restart her life--and cope with consuming loss. Still, the former city girl is finding all kinds of odd inspiration and advice from Nugget's proudly eccentric residents on everything from new recipes to opening her heart again. Especially when it comes to her rugged rancher landlord . . . His no-drama new tenant is the first break Clay McCreedy has had in a long time. He's got his hands full enough dealing with his wife's scandalous death and his sons' unresolved grief. Clay can't help but be drawn to Emily's quiet understanding and strength. When their fragile trust turns into passionate healing, he longs for much more. And when both their pasts come calling, he's determined not to walk away. . . 101,000 Words
Divorce is painful. Take comfort in God as healer and counselor. With divorce comes many questions, pain, and frustration. What am I going to do? How will I survive? What about the children? What will people think of me? What does God think of me? So how can you get through this? Live with it? Through this six-week study you'll discover solid, biblical insights to help you or a loved one recover from the grief over the end of a marriage. Find practical advice and encouragement, as well as reassurance of God's love and redemptive power at work in even the most difficult situations as you move forward with a godly perspective on your new reality. 40 minutes a week could change your life! The 40-Minute Bible Studies series from the teaching team at Precepts Ministries International tackles the topics that matter to you. These inductive study guides, designed to be completed in just six 40-minutes lessons with no homework required, help you discover for yourself what God says and how it applies to your life today. With the leader's note and Bible passages included right in the book, each self-contained study is a powerful resource for personal growth and small-group discussion.
Welcome back to chez Bertinelli, where life is as crazy and comical as ever. In revealing talks with her longtime boyfriend, Tom, Valerie gets even more personal about her inner worries: her maternal anxieties about her son, Wolfie (he's fallen in love and, as she writes, "getting your sex talk from Eddie Van Halen wasn't recommended in any of the parenting books I read"); the challenges of dealing with a blended family; her mother's own new diet adventure; and a craving for a deeper relationship with a Higher Power ("I have experienced days of inner peace and connectedness with a larger spirit--twice," she writes. "Why not more often?"). And as if these everyday challenges weren't enough, Valerie is working to maintain her own very public weight loss and approaching her fiftieth birthday. This is the story of what happens after you change your life. And it's not all peaches and cream, or even low-fat yogurt.This inspiring memoir, from the beloved actress and author of the bestseller Losing It, is an optimistic story for trying times. Warm and friendly, honest and self-aware--with the same winning wit and candor that touched a generation of fans in Losing It--Finding It is about working on all the reasons we gain weight in the first place so that it doesn't happen again. It's about becoming better, not just thinner. And it's about believing in love and happiness, having faith that both are possible, and finding out that God does want you to enjoy life's desserts--even when you're on a diet.easingly independent son, she connects with her own mother in a profound new way. With the same winning wit and candor that touched several generations of fans in Losing It, Finding It is an optimistic story for trying times. It's about believing in love and happiness, having faith that both are possible, and finding out that God does want you to enjoy life's desserts -- even when you're on a diet.
Prominent Attorney's Wife Killed In Bombing The morning's newspaper headline leaves Blaine Anderson reeling. Only a few hours ago she'd dragged herself dazed and bleeding from the smoking rubble, but it might as well have been a lifetime ago-because now the world believes she is dead.Before Blaine can reach her husband, the bomber strikes again. With terrifying clarity she realizes he's bent on wiping out the witnesses to his crime-and she's one of them. Without money and ID she becomes Mary Blaine, hiding in a homeless shelter, knowing it's too dangerous to go home.Meanwhile, her husband, Mark, realizes his carefully managed life is beginning to crumble. After years of taking Blaine for granted, he finally grasps how nothing-not even a promising career in politics-is worth it without her by his side. Desperately he searches for anyone who was with Blaine just prior to the blast. But instead, he finds something-someone-much more important.
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