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Christmas Carol Kauffman tells the story of Herbert Englehardt, through two World Wars and the turmoil in his family.
A Handy Way to Find Out What's Really Going On in There Drawing on the results of a ground-breaking nationwide survey of teenagers,For Parents Onlyrevealed several key surprises about the inner lives of kids. Whether your child already is a teenager or you see those years barreling at you like an express train, this companion study guide will help you put that priceless knowledge to work in your home. This invaluable resource-perfect for group discussion or individual use-includes: *thought-provoking questions to help you apply theFor Parents Onlyfindings to your child *true-to-life case studies that coach you in the skills of reading your children's minds (scary, we know!), understanding what motivates them, and connecting with them at a deeper level *practical, insightful discussion-starters and help for common parenting "encounters" and much more! As you gain a clearer understanding of what's going on in your children's lives and minds, you'll learn how to communicate more effectively and how to offer the guidance they need in a way they can receive.
For every bewildered parent, there's a kid longing to be understood. What parent hasn't occasionally looked at their beloved but bewildering offspring and wondered,What in the world is he thinking?orWhy is my sweet little girl acting like that? In this remarkable book, Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice take you inside the mind of teens and preteens through the same innovative approach that seized national attention in the best-selling booksFor Women Only, For Men Only,andFor Young Women Only. They explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens and tweens to tackle those things parents often don't "get" about their kids. You'll hear first-hand about the longings that drive your kids' seemingly illogical decisions, the truth behind those exasperating "attitude problems," and what your children would tell you if they could trust you to truly listen. From the Hardcover edition.
Chelsea can't figure out what is wrong with Pete the new pup. He runs into things, can't tell the difference between night and day, can't understand he is getting in trouble. Eventuallly the family discovers that Pete is blind and deaf, and then they realize he is special in spite of his disabilites. For young kids and old too.
Ellen isn't sure true love exists. That is until she landscapes the estate of the widower next door, Adrian Sinclair. Adrian has it all--at least on the surface. A successful businessman, he's engaged to a beautiful woman and he'll soon have a stepmom for his troubled son, Pete. Yet from the moment Ellen rescues a stranded Adrian on her Harley, his well-ordered world turns upside down. With his business under investigation for espionage and his son pushing for the tomboy next door as his new mom, Adrian's facade of happiness shatters. As Ellen and Pete bond, she realizes that Adrian is about to marry the wrong woman. Despite her resolve to remain "neighbors only," Ellen is drawn to Adrian. But how can she be the one when he's engaged to a sophisticated beauty who is everything Ellen isn't? As Ellen's three best friends step in to help her navigate this uncharted territory, Ellen must ask herself whether she's ready to risk the heart that she's always held close. Will Ellen trust that God brought this family into her life for a reason? Or will fear cause her to turn away from God's plan and her one true chance at love?
The death of her grandmother--the beloved matriarch of Langstown--has thrown preparations for the Fourth of July into chaos. But Pietra "Pete" Lang is nothing if not graceful under pressure. She plans on pulling off the town's festivities with aplomb. There are just a couple of details yet to deal with... One is the fireworks between her and her brother's celebrity divorce attorney. Two is the dead body in the freezer.
Safety nets are noncontributory transfer programs targeted to the poor or vulnerable. They play important roles in social policy. Safety nets redistribute income, thereby immediately reducing poverty and inequality; they enable households to invest in the human capital of their children and in the livelihoods of their earners; they help households manage risk, both ex ante and ex post; and they allow governments to implement macroeconomic or sectoral reforms that support efficiency and growth. To be effective, safety nets must not only be well intended, but also well designed and well implemented. A good safety net system and its programs are tailored to country circumstances, adequate in their coverage and generosity, equitable, cost-effective, incentive compatible, and sustainable. Good safety nets are also dynamic and change over time as the economy changes or as management problems are solved and new standards are set. Drawing on a wealth of research, policy, and operational documents from both academia and the World Bank's work in over 100 countries, 'For Protection and Promotion' provides pragmatic and informed guidance on how to design and implement safety nets, including useful information on how to define eligibility and select beneficiaries, set and pay benefits, and monitor and evaluate programs and systems. The book synthesizes the literature to date and enriches it with new examples on various program options-cash transfers (conditional and unconditional), in-kind transfers, price subsidies, fee waivers, and public works. It concludes with a comprehensive diagnostic for fitting safety net systems and programs to specific circumstances.
Once Married, Twice ShyFor Lily Van Cortland, Bachelor Arms was a new beginning for her and her unborn baby. Because of the battle with her dead husband's wealthy family-who wanted custody of her child-she needed her two best friends, Caitlin and Blythe, to help her start a new life. A life that would never again include a lying, cheating playboy. Mac Sullivan, the building's temporary handyman, was the kind of man she could want. Hardworking. Honest. Ordinary.Except Mac was lying about who he really was....
Shelby is convinced her reliable but ugly pony, Blue, is holding her back at Pony Club. If only she had a beautiful horse, everyone would see what a great rider she is. But how can Shelby buy a new horse when her parents can't even afford to pay her Pony Club fees? When she sees an ad for an eye-catching brown pony for sale or swap, Shelby thinks she's found the answer to all her problems. Maxshine Celtic Copper - otherwise known as Brat - seems perfect. But swapping a pony who's your best friend for a highly strung horse whose beautiful brown coat washes out with shampoo turns out to be a really bad idea. The race is on for Shelby and her friends to catch a horse thief, find her beloved Blue and return Brat to her rightful owners.
Drought has forced farmers around the small town of Bountiful in the Hope region of Oregon to mortgage their property. Then word comes of plans for a spur line to run through the area and join the railroad in nearby Milton. Folks with money see an opportunity to fill their coffers by buying farmland cheap then selling to the railroad for a profit. The Bank of Bountiful, owned by Eli Whitman, appears to be doing that, as well.Widowed two years earlier, Eli, with a son and daughter to raise, sought a hard-working, educated Christian woman to care for them and his home. Olivia Moore filled the bill, and as soon as Eli recognized her as an excellent investment, he offered her first employment then a marriage of convenience.While Olivia is an excellent choice, her large family gives Eli pause. He knows about the problems posed by in-laws, so he will do whatever it takes to avoid a repeat of his earlier experiences.When Papa tells Olivia the Moore family must move according to Eli's terms for the new railroad line, she fears for their safety, since they'll be homeless during winter. Where will they go? How will they survive?It is up to Olivia to convince her husband to renege on his demands, though she swore before their marriage she would stay out of his business.
A baby changes everything...Detective Sawyer Montgomery never makes the same mistake twice. Burned in the past, he's learned to stay guarded when a beautiful woman is involved. Problem is, getting the key testimony to close a case requires a hands-on approach, because strong-willed counselor Liz Mayfield-not to mention the desire between them-is quickly getting under his skin.Now that his witness, Liz's client, has suspiciously vanished, joining forces and taking to the road in order to save the pregnant teen's life is their only option. But it soon becomes clear that the danger targeting Liz places her in need of protection. Sawyer's protection. And that this unexpected complication will test every fiber of Sawyer's legendary self-control...
Ireland's struggle for freedom reaches back much further into the annals of history than most of us can imagine. Since the eleventh century, when legendary king Brian Boru united the chieftains of Ireland to resist Viking invasion, countless individual leaders have fought to preserve and protect Ireland's political and cul-tural autonomy. In a chronicle of unprecedented breadth and authority, For the Cause of Liberty tells the stories of these heroes -- including both men and women, Catholics and Protestants -- who enabled the Irish to free themselves from the yoke of colonial oppression. Journalist Terry Golway reconstructs the entire thousand-year history of Irish nationalism, covering each benchmark event in Ireland's political evolution and presenting a vivid, epic tale of both the famous and unsung patriots who changed the course of Ireland's history. Among these are Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to a hangman; Kevin Barry, executed at age eighteen rather than turn informer on the eve of independence in 1921; and Bobby Sands, an IRA militant who died on a hunger strike in 1981, calling international attention to the conflict in Northern Ireland. The engaging and admirable story of how the Irish have saved themselves, For the Cause of Liberty is a peerless work of scholarship, and it offers a fresh context for the ongoing discussion of Ireland's political future.
Should She Run Him Off--Or Ask Him To Stay?Schoolteacher Johanna Macpherson has vowed that the children of Heather's Hollow will leave her school knowing the value of their Scotch-Irish heritage, but now one of those untrustworthy flatlanders is nosing around the village's mountain roads, on the trail of the legendary bootlegger Lightning Jack, and meddling in her objective. Sullivan Mooreland is pure city slicker. Ambitious and unnervingly sexy, the Seattle reporter, with his flashy red Corvette, is a sure sign of trouble to come. If Lightning Jack, her clan's most notorious moonshine maker, is exposed, everything Jo loves about the hollow will change. For the sake of the children and their future, she has to stop the handsome interloper from writing a story that will put their way of life in danger. But if she runs Sullivan off, what about her own--womanly--future?
Called "the preeminent survey of American military history" by Russell F. Weigley, America's foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history. This carefully researched third edition provides the most complete and current history of United States defense policy and military institutions and the conduct of America's wars. Without diminishing the value of its earlier editions, authors Allan R. Millett, Peter Maslowski, and William B. Feis provide a fresh perspective on the continuing issues that characterize national security policy. They have updated the work with new material covering nearly twenty years of scholarship, including the history of the American military experience in the Balkans and Somalia, analyzing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001 to 2012, and providing two new chapters on the Vietnam War. For the Common Defense examines the nation's pluralistic military institutions in both peace and war, the tangled civil-military relations that created the country's commitment to civilian control of the military, the armed forces' increasing nationalization and professionalization, and America's growing reliance on sophisticated technologies spawned by the Industrial Revolution and the Computer and Information Ages. This edition is also a timely reminder that vigilance is indeed the price of liberty but that vigilance has always been--and continues to be--a costly, complex, and contentious undertaking in a world that continually tests America's willingness and ability to provide for the common defense.
Being a father shouldn't feel this risky! There's not a lot former CIA agent Mark Sharpe hasn't done. Yet suddenly he's in a world of firsts-first time being a father, first time being self-employed...and first time being attracted to his employee. JoJo Hatcher, with her attitude, her tattoos and her investigative talents, tempts him in ways he can't explain. With each day she becomes more irresistible. How is he supposed to function in this messed-up situation? Then his teenage daughter, Sophie, is threatened. There's only one person he trusts to help him: JoJo. As they work to untangle the mystery, Mark imagines a future together that includes another first-family.
Lynn Chanak is living the nightmare every mother fears. There was a mix-up at the hospital. Her baby isn't hers. And the only way she can have the baby she gave birth to and keep the child she loves is to marry Adam Landry-a man she doesn't even know.Adam was devastated when his Jenny died. And his only consolation was their daughter. But as much as he loves Rose, he can't stand to think that the child Jenny carried for nine months will grow up without him. If marrying a stranger is what it takes to have both his daughters, then that's what he'll do. Even though he still loves Jenny....
For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slaveryby Rodney Stark
Analysis of the impact of the concept of monothesim.
The principles of teaching poetry discussed are applicable to any classroom of student poets, regardless of age.
Scotland, 1306Violet of Caladan refuses to be any man's prize, though her father insists she marry a warrior who can protect their land from a vicious killer. Highlander Finn Mac NÃ©ill has answered her father's call for a champion to hunt the murderer, but it is Violet who catches the seductive warrior's eye. She cannot long resist Finn's sensual pursuit, blaming a faulty love potion for her heated response to him. But the longer she serves the Highlander's pleasure, the more she discovers her own desiresâ ¦.
An approach to the world and to life that stems from the liturgical experience of the Orthodox Church. Deals with the issues of "secularism" and Christian culture, viewing them from the perspective of the Church as revealed and communicated in its worship and liturgy.
A story of a grandmother's sacrifice and devotion to a beautiful baby girl who was diagnosed with massive irreparable brain damage. Aimee was one of the twin grandchildren born to author Julie Riera Matsushima. The author inspires the reader by demonstrating that supportive and involved grandparents can and do make a difference and invites the reader to share in the disappointments, challenges and amazing accomplishments Julie and Aimee experience together during Aimee's first ten years.
Bobbi Brinker's passion with raising exotic birds began as a hobby breeder over ten years ago. Her fascination with African Greys evolved into a theory of management techniques to improve the lives and increase the understanding of this most special companion bird. Her lifelong belief that education is the key to the successful management of any undertaking led to the establishment of ten bird mailing lists on the Internet. She hosts, and is co-owner of Bird911, the recovery network for lost and stolen birds. She is one of the major individual financial supporters of psittacine research at the University of Georgia.
Welcome to the Ireland of its WritersWalk the streets of Dublin with Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Roddy Doyle. Contemplate the wild glens of Wicklow with John Millington Synge and Seamus Heaney. Wander the thrilling Cliffs of Moher with Wallace Stevens. Visit antic Limerick with Frank McCourt; mysterious Coole Park with Lady Gregory; breathtaking Sligo with William Butler Yeats; wild Donegal with Brien Friel; and hidden Clare with Edna O'Brien.No place has inspired more great literature than Ireland, which in each new generation gives birth to an astonishing number of poets, storytellers, and dramatists. For the literary pilgrim to arrive, book in hand, at the pub where Joyce set a scene or the mountain where Yeats imagined a myth is to uncover fresh meaning in the works of writers in love with their native landscape.In For the Love of Ireland, Susan Cahill offers the jewels of Irish literature. Each selection is followed by traveler's advice on how to find and fully experience the place that's about. Whether you take this book with you to Ireland or savor it in your armchair, you will be enriched, ennobled, and entertained by writers of remarkable range and at the top of their form.From the Trade Paperback edition.
8 stories from Hindu mythology
Welcome to Twin Oaks-the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion-and one to set things straight...Check-in: The cozy Twin Oaks B and B...a perfect retreat for divorced dad and dentist Michael Flynn to kick back over spring break with his two young daughters-and his St. Bernard. Single mom and supermarket cashier Colleen O'Connor had the same idea for her and her two little boys...and their Siamese cat. Bad combination! No sooner had they arrived than the snow began, the kids started brawling and the cat went after the dog. Even Mike and Colleen were fighting-their attraction!Checkout: When Colleen finally admitted she wanted Mike, he made the outrageous proposal to join their families. She'd have to be crazy to say yes...or she'd have to be in love!
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