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The title comes from research that shows people are happiest on Fridays. Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate this level of contentment and joy every day of the week. Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described this message as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows readers how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o'clock on Friday.
Doesn't every day deserve a chance to be a good day? An opportunity? A shot? A tryout? An audition? A swing at the plate? After all: "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." But what of those days when traffic snarls, airports close, friends forget, and spouses complain? Or divorce days, final exam days, surgery days, tax days, or even days when the cemetery dirt is still fresh? "Yes, every day," says best-selling author Max Lucado. In Every Day Deserves a Chance he unpacks Jesus' delightful formula for upgrading each of your days to blue ribbon status: saturate your day in Jesus' grace; entrust your day to His oversight; accept His direction. Grace. Oversight. Direction. G-O-D. The perfect prescription for filling your day with divine power and giving every day a chance.
It's Time to Gear Up for Battle You're bombarded with temptation daily, pressured from every side to compromise your sexual, spiritual, and personal integrity. Sometimes you feel as if you're standing alone, fighting a losing battle for honor in our anything-goes culture. It takes guts-and a firm commitment-to align yourself with God's unchanging standards no matter what the world, your coworkers, or even other Christians define as "normal. " AndEveryday for Every Manprovides the hard-hitting challenges and encouragement you need to live with integrity and purity in every area of your life. Adapted from the best-selling Every Man series, each one-page daily devotional tackles sensitive topics with frankness and honesty and reinforces key principles for building moral strength. With 365 power-packed readings,Everyday for Every Manequips you with the weapons and armor you need to fight temptation each day-and emerge victorious. From the Hardcover edition.
The many thousands of readers of the best-selling Love's Executioner will welcome this paperback edition of an earlier work by Dr. Irvin Yalom, written with Ginny Elkin, a pseudonymous patient whom he treated-the first book to share the dual reflections of psychiatrist and patient.Ginny Elkin was a troubled young and talented writer whom the psychiatric world had labeled as "schizoid." After trying a variety of therapies, she entered into private treatment with Dr. Irvin Yalom at Stanford University. As part of their work together, they agreed to write separate journals of each of their sessions. Every Day Gets a Little Closer is the product of that arrangement, in which they alternately relate their descriptions and feelings about their therapeutic relationship.
"Every Day I Love You More": (Just Not Today!) offers lessons in loving one person for life. It teaches couples to count their blessings, learn from their mistakes, and strengthen the bonds between them. It offers honest, reliable, witty advice, and addresses every couples' day-to-day struggles, as well as ideas that are as clever as they are fun.<P>The tone of the essays will vary, much like the day-to-day mood in a marriage; some are poignant, some hilarious, some thoughtful, some spiritual, and some heart-warming, but all are drawn from real life. Each tale will focus on a different aspect of long-term love, and offer prescriptive suggestions for the reader. Some stories will come from the author's own marriage; others, from a wide range of committed relationships. Each offers gems of wisdom on weathering the bittersweet idiosyncrasies of every marriage, ranging from remembering why you first fell in love with him to knowing when you need time apart to indulging his need for a Lay-Z-Boy recliner. As a result, every couple who've made it past the honeymoon stage will recognize themselves in these pages, and learn to love each other more every day -- even when "every day" starts tomorrow.
From the bestselling author of Until Today! and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up comes a unique invitation to prayer -- and her most deeply personal book yet.Over the years, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has received many letters from readers who want to know how to pray. Some are afraid they are praying wrong. Some want a formula. Some think their prayers are unworthy. Here, Iyanla shares the realizations that changed her experience with prayer once and for all: Every thought, every word, every action is a prayer; focus on God's presence in everything -- and everyone -- and prayer becomes as natural as breathing. The prayers in Everyday I Pray culled from Iyanla's own prayer journal, address a variety of topics and situations. It is Iyanla's hope that they will spark a light in the hearts of readers, and that others will come to know the peace of God's grace. With this intimate collection, she invites readers everywhere to join her in making the thoughts, words, and deeds of everyday life more reverent, honorable, and loving.
"Penn Jillette is a twenty-first-century Lord of Misrule: big, boisterously anarchic, funny, Rabelaisian, impossible--and unique. There isn't--couldn't be--better not be--anybody like him."--Richard Dawkins Nobody has more fun than atheists. Don't believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you're alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life like Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller. Whether he's contemplating the possibility of life after death, deconstructing Christmas carols, or calling Donald Trump's bullsh*t, Jillette's spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike. And as ever, underneath his rollicking rants lie a deeply personal philosophy and generous spirit which find peace in the simple beauty of the every day. Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! is a thoughtful--yet hysterical--affirmation of life's magic from one of the most distinctly perceptive and provocative humorists writing today. Like Peter Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists, Jillette's book not only shines with comedic witticism, it intructs and educates.
For readers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Michael Ondaatje, Every Day Is for the Thief is a wholly original work of fiction by Teju Cole, whose critically acclaimed debut, Open City, was the winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by more than twenty publications. Fifteen years is a long time to be away from home. It feels longer still because I left under a cloud. A young Nigerian living in New York City goes home to Lagos for a short visit, finding a city both familiar and strange. In a city dense with story, the unnamed narrator moves through a mosaic of life, hoping to find inspiration for his own. He witnesses the "yahoo yahoo" diligently perpetrating email frauds from an Internet café, longs after a mysterious woman reading on a public bus who disembarks and disappears into a bookless crowd, and recalls the tragic fate of an eleven-year-old boy accused of stealing at a local market. Along the way, the man reconnects with old friends, a former girlfriend, and extended family, taps into the energies of Lagos life--creative, malevolent, ambiguous--and slowly begins to reconcile the profound changes that have taken place in his country and the truth about himself. In spare, precise prose that sees humanity everywhere, interwoven with original photos by the author, Every Day Is for the Thief--originally published in Nigeria in 2007--is a wholly original work of fiction. This revised and updated edition is the first version of this unique book to be made available outside Africa. You've never read a book like Every Day Is for the Thief because no one writes like Teju Cole. Praise for Every Day Is for the Thief"[Teju Cole's] novels are lean, expertly sustained performances. The places he can go, you feel, are just about limitless."--The New York Times "By turns funny, mournful, and acerbic . . . Teju Cole is among the most gifted writers of his generation."--Salman Rushdie "Crisp, affecting . . . Taking his cues from W. G. Sebald, John Berger, and Bruce Chatwin, Cole constructs a narrative of fragments, a series of episodes that he allows to resonate."--The New York Times Book Review "Remarkable . . . a luminous rumination on storytelling and place, exile and return . . . This is an extraordinary novel, a radiant meditation on the nature of happiness and faith, corruption, misfortune and belonging."--San Francisco Chronicle "Shimmering . . . Cole has a way of superimposing emotional landscapes over his portraits of physical places that is transcendent. Every Day Is for the Thief is as much as an epic journey into the heart of the traveler as the place traveled."--The Seattle Times "Every Day Is for the Thief is a wonderful meditation on modern African life that will help cement Cole's reputation as a prose stylist. More than that, it is a book that never fails to find a thoughtful and essential thing to say, with each of its finely crafted sentences and paragraphs offering a vision of justice and order to a people beset by so many woes."--Los Angeles Times "Every Day Is for the Thief is a vivid, episodic evocation of the truism that you can't go home again; but that doesn't mean you're not free to try."--Billy Collins From the Hardcover edition.
"When Mrs. Axon found out about her daughter's condition, she was more surprised than sorry; which did not mean that she was not very sorry indeed. Muriel, for her part, seemed pleased. ...
Discover all of the amazing things that can happen around the world in just one day! You already know all of the amazing things that can happen in just one minute on Earth, so think of what could happen in a whole day! Your taste bud cells are replaced at a rate of 50,000 a day. Almost 40,000 trees are cut down every day just to make paper bags. And a mayfly lives its entire life in a single day. This book is full of fun facts about space, technology, pop culture, food, animals, sports, the human body, and more!
Now available in trade paperback, the first installment of the Charlie Parker series by internationally bestselling author John Connolly.Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and daughter, former New York City detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his search for a missing woman leads him to the killer who destroyed his family, Parker knows payback time has come at last. Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and two career criminals, Parker soon becomes the bait in a trap set in the balmy bayous of Louisiana to catch a murderer unlike any other--a monster who believes himself to be an artist and uses the human body as his canvas. Driven by his visions of the dead and the voice of an old Creole psychic, Parker must seek--and win--a final brutal confrontation with the serial killer known as the Traveling Man. Every Dead Thing is a richly textured, intricately plotted novel that probes the mind of a tormented man whose buried instincts--for love, survival, and even killing--awaken as he confronts a monster beyond imagining and relentlessly pursues justice for the murder of his family.
Inspiring stories of dogs who do good. Anyone who has ever had a relationship with a dog will tell you: They want nothing more than to give love and be loved in return. In Every Dog Has a Gift, Rachel McPherson draws on her experience as the founder and executive director of The Good Dog Foundation, the largest animal-assisted therapy organization on the East Coast, to share the amazing stories of dogs that bring hope and healing into our lives. Much has been said about the heroic roles dogs played following September 11th and Hurricane Katrina in providing support and comfort for the families and victims of these terrible tragedies, but the truth is that millions of dogs around the world are heroes every day. These therapy and service dogs (and often quite ordinary, "uncertified" dogs just like your own!) can: *serve as the perfect audience for kids who need help with practicing and improving their reading skills; *hold troubled families together; *provide a calm and centering presence for autistic children, and *help individuals who have lost the ability to walk to more easily navigate the world. Every Dog Has a Giftis a celebration of the gift that each and every dog possesses: the ability to bring the healing power of unconditional love into our lives.
Benny, a world-class cattle dog, shows up to take Hank's place in the round up. Hank must prove he's worth keeping around.
Thomas and McGrowl are on a wilderness adventure! Thomas is taking a weekend nature trip to Devil's Island with his bionic best friend. But danger is in the air. Could someone be plotting to activate the secret volcano and destroy a nearby town?
Dog owners must abide by a lot of laws, which control everything from how many dogs you can have to what vaccinations they must have to when you can let them off the leash. Whether you own a dog or just live near one, you need to know your legal rights and responsibilities. Every Dog's Legal Guide clearly explains the common legal issues that affect dog owners and their neighbors, including: -Dog owners' liability for injuries -Dogs that bite or create a nuisance -Animal cruelty -Landlords, tenants and dogs -Traveling with dogs -Providing for pets at death -Dealing with veterinarians -Your rights when buying or selling a dog -Restrictions on dangerous dogs -Vaccinations licenses and other local laws -Guide, signal, and service dogs The 7th edition has been completely updated to reflect the newest state and federal laws affecting dogs, their owners, and their neighbors.
America's canine population is governed by many things: the nose, the stomach -- and the law. It is essential that dog owners and their neighbors know the ins and outs of various dog-related laws; including those regarding: - biting and barking - veterinarians - leash requirements - travel - landlords - wills - guide dogs - pit bulls - cruelty - and more. Unleashed by Nolo in 1988, Dog Law has been serialized in Redbook and the Los Angeles Times.
This concise and clear introduction to Celtic spirituality provides an overview of all aspects of Celtic understandings. By providing readers not only with a narrative, but with the poetry and songs of the ancient Celts, she explores Celtic views of pilgrimage, solitude, creation, and healing. De Waal also looks at their understanding of core Christian concepts, such as sin, sorrow, salvation, and the cross. Written accessibly, this book is excellent for parish study as well as individual reading.
On an ordinary morning, Maria Colson takes her baby son Dylan to the corner store. She only turns her back for a few seconds. When she looks again, the stroller is empty, and her terrified child is being shoved into a waiting van that vanishes without a trace. Seattle Mirror reporter Jason Wade is under a lot of pressure to bring in a big story, and the Colson kidnapping could be it. It's certainly a bizarre case with pieces that don't add up: The Colsons are a hard-working couple. Former high school sweethearts. No problems. No enemies. The sort of people who shouldn't have any connection any a grisly, unsolved murder. Now, in a dark Seattle underground of street girls, drug runners, and pimps, Jason is searching for the one puzzle piece that connects a baby's disappearance with a vast criminal network. And time is running out, because whoever took little Dylan Colson is more dangerous than anyone could ever imagine.
Jeff Morgan is about to get the education of a lifetime. . . At eighteen, Jeff Morgan is the quintessential all-American boy--blond, blue-eyed, and a star jock at his small Kansas high school. Enrolling at California State University-Polk, Jeff plans to become a writer. He also hopes that the macho nature of fraternity life will help him get over his lifelong attraction to other men. The reality couldn't be more different. . . Through Blair Blanchard, the drama major son of divorced movie stars, Jeff discovers the Beta Kappa fraternity, and enters a world where alcohol and drugs serve as an excuse for covert trysts between frat brothers. . .where the pledging process becomes a sensual, S&M-fueled bacchanal. . .where weekends in L.A. and Palm Springs are no-holds-barred adventures in sexual exploration. . .and where Spring Break is a boys-gone-wild porn movie come to life. Through every encounter, from intense couplings with older frat brothers to sizzling three-ways with hot new pledges, Jeff also deals with his increasingly complex feelings--for Blair, for a handsome new arrival, and for life within Beta Kappa itself. Sexy, steamy, and incredibly erotic, Every Frat Boy Wants It proves that when it comes to learning all there is to know about mind-blowing pleasure, nothing beats hands-on experience. . . Todd Gregory is a New Orleans based writer who survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath with the help of prescription medication. He has edited the anthologies Rough Trade, His Underwear and Blood Lust (with M. Christian). He has published short stories in numerous anthologies and his works have been translated into German. He is currently working on an erotic suspense thriller titled Sunburn.
Hey kids! If 30-minute meals are good, wouldn't 30-second meals be even better? You bet they would! And EVERY FREAKING! DAY WITH RACHELL RAY makes this dream a reality! This 64-page, full-color parody of the super-caffeinated media phenomenon Rachael Ray doesn't merely mimic the tone of the megastar's monthly magazine, daily talk show, multiple Food Network shows and countless ad campaigns, it nails it! Bestselling author Elizabeth Hilts captures Rachael's perky exuberance, her "casual" approach to cooking and her irrepressible and wholly unique Rayisms.
The minute widower cowboy Clint Danner posts a personal ad in Lilah McCord's billiard hall, Lilah knows her lifelong friend is in for a serious shock. Things in the dating world are a wee bit different than they were, say, twenty-odd years ago. And now that both Clint and Lilah are single, it's time for them to get a little reeducation. But an old-fashioned cowboy like Clint is unprepared for the female urban sophisticate. In order to protect him, Lilah dives into her magazines, learning about waxing, tanning, the importance of lingerie, exfoliating -- and mysterious things like ylang-ylang and G-spots. Suddenly Lilah realizes that she's missed out on some good things over the last few years -- things she'd like to try out. Now all she needs is an available male partner of her own. . .
When is a tulip not a flower? When it's one of hundreds of mnemonic devices in this comprehensive sourcebook. From remembering the notes on a scale, to correctly performing geometric equations, mnemonic devices have helped countless students, teachers and trivia buffs recall key information quickly. In this comprehensive guide, readers will find a wide spectrum of ingeniously simple mnemonic devices for recalling facts about science, maths, geography, law, literature, world history, zodiac and much much more.
New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller shows how God calls each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers. In a work world that is increasingly competitive and insecure, people often have nagging questions: Why am I doing this work? Why is it so hard? And is there anything I can do about it? Tim Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God as well as The Skeptical Student in the Encounters with Jesus ebook series, and many others, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he puts his insights into a book for readers everywhere, giving biblical perspectives on such pressing questions as: * What is the purpose of work? * How can I find meaning and serve customers in a cutthroat, bottom-line-oriented workplace? * How can I use my skills in a vocation that has meaning and purpose? * Can I stay true to my values and still advance in my field? * How do I make the difficult choices that must be made in the course of a successful career? With deep insight and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about our work. In fact, the Christian view of work--that we work to serve others, not ourselves--can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship--not just of self-interest. .
Jillian Horton's new groom is everything a bride could hope for. Thing is, she was so swept away during their whirlwind courtship that she overlooked one important detail--her husband expects her to be nothing more than Mrs. Cord Dougald, a happy homemaker wearing an apron over a maternity dress--for the next half century or so. Original.
All Dana Westlake wanted was to be left alone to mend her broken heart. Then one stormy night, a wounded cowboy appeared on her doorstep. And though Dana tried to protect her emotions while she nursed Chay Lone Elk's wounds, she couldn't stop her pulse from racing at his touch, or her heart from melting.