Dancing With My Heavenly Father

Author: Sally Clarkson
Editor: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307458512
Size: 14,24 MB
Format: PDF
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Let Your Soul Dance with Delight in God Do you sometimes feel victimized by circumstances? Are you overwhelmed by weariness, fear, or discouragement? Do you wonder, Where can I go to claim the promise of Jesus that my joy could be made full? When trusted author and mentor Sally Clarkson noticed a lack of joy in her own life, she realized how easy it can be, especially for women with overloaded to-do lists, to feel weighed down by drudgery and disappointment. But rather than slogging through her days, Sally wanted to know the delight of God's presence. She began prayerfully exploring how to cultivate deep-rooted joy even in the midst of difficult seasons. In this warm and wise book, she invites you to experience for yourself what happens when you trust God to lead you into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose. Weaving biblical insights with real-life stories that reflect every Christian woman's deepest longings, Dancing with My Father reveals how any woman, in any circumstance, can daily live in beauty and grace, joy and peace. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dancing With My Father

Author: Leif Anderson
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578067220
Size: 20,30 MB
Format: PDF
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Leif Anderson's Dancing with My Father is both a loving tribute to her unusual and famous father, Mississippi artist Walter Anderson, and an honest look at the effects he has had upon her personal life and her artistry. Due to Walter Anderson's erratic behavior and recurring absences, Leif Anderson experienced a difficult childhood. Never comfortable with home and fatherhood, Walter Anderson often affected family life as an alien and fearsome force. Through her lyrical vignettes, Leif Anderson gradually comes to accept and, in the end, to cherish the artist's intense presence and his influence on her dance and her performance art. Many previously unrevealed glimpses of Walter Anderson as artist, naturalist, husband, and father are offered throughout the book. Brush and ink drawings by both Walter Anderson and Leif Anderson further the author's vision of making peace with a paternal legacy of brilliance and pain. Dancing with My Father grapples firmly with two artists' lives and portrays forgiveness, acceptance, and reconciliation.

Dancing With The Trinity

Author: Monique Jesiolowski
Editor: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1616389834
Size: 17,71 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Using colorful descriptions and heart-felt anecdotes, Monique vividly depicts the joy of living a life completely surrendered to the will of God. She encourages us to make ourselves available to follow His lead, to be willing to drop everything and join the dance at a moment’s notice. This book is sure to touch the heart of each and every reader, reminding us to set aside some time each day to play with reckless abandon, and to tend to the things in our lives that are truly important.

Dancing With Einstein

Author: Kate Wenner
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416585442
Size: 13,46 MB
Format: PDF
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Pinoy Stewards In The U S Sea Services

Author: Ray L. Burdeos
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452066760
Size: 12,38 MB
Format: PDF
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I Thought My Father Was God

Author: Paul Auster
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466828994
Size: 19,13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One of America's foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR's popular monthly show--and illuminates the powerful role storytelling plays in all our lives When Paul Auster and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered introduced The National Story Project, the response was overwhelming. Not only was the monthly show a critical success, but the volume of submissions was astounding. Letters, emails, faxes poured in on a daily basis- more than 4,000 of them by the time the project celebrated its first birthday. Everyone, it seemed, had a story to tell. I Thought My Father Was God gathers 180 of these personal, true-life accounts in a single, powerful volume. They come from people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Half of the contributors are men; half are women. They live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas, and they come from 42 different states. Most of the stories are short, vivid bits of narrative, combining the ordinary and the extraordinary, and most describe a single incident in the writer's life. Some are funny, like the story of how a Ku Klux Klan member's beloved dog rushed out into the street during the annual KKK parade and unmasked his owner as the whole town looked on. Some are mysterious, like the story of a woman who watched a white chicken walk purposefully down a street in Portland, Oregon, hop up some porch steps, knock on the door-and calmly enter the house. Many involve the closing of a loop, like the one about the woman who lost her mother's ashes in a burglary and recovered them five years later from the mortuary of a local church. Hilarious blunders, wrenching coincidences, brushes with death, miraculous encounters, improbable ironies, premonitions, sorrows, pains, dreams-this singular collection encompasses an extraordinary range of settings, time periods, and subjects. A testament to the important role storytelling plays in all our lives, I Thought My Father Was God offers a rare glimpse into the American soul.

Dancing With Myself

Author: Mia Carr
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453584943
Size: 13,82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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You will discover a lifetime of memories presented in Mia Carr’s autobiography. She was a wife of a professional boxer in the lightweight division, who was managed by the famous Barney Ross, welterweight champion of the world. You will read about the physical abuse when she became her boxer husband’s favorite sparring partner. She is the (mostly single) mother of two daughters, one of which was a professional baby model on television, who won the Commercial of the Year Award. There was also a time of a loss of finances and the necessity of welfare assistance. She is the grandmother of a Hall of Fame wakeboard champion of the world, who brought her so much joy in her life.
She went through diversified trials in life, like being harbored by the New York Foundling Hospital and efforts made, with great energy, to force her to give her baby up for adoption. She writes about a near-death experience and a spiritual encounter that left her with God’s gift of intuitiveness and the ability to counsel with great success. She was married four times, with sad consequences, to a bragger of his conquests, a psychotic, a depraved closet queen, and a man who loved his money more than he did God or his wife.
She had the good fortune of having a loving and devoted family on one side but, unfortunately, a family filled with sexual abuse and desecration and incest on the other side. She tells of her humorous experiences, and there were many, of heartbreak and doubt and the traitor causing her failure in her aspirations. She excelled in the art of ballroom dancing, where she was a recipient of many awards. And because of her faith in God and that special connection with Him, she gained the ability to survive and glide across the dance floor of life alone!

Grandma And Art Got Me Off The Farm

Author: Ethel Christensen
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462836798
Size: 12,33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Abandoned by her father and rejected by her mother, 4 year-old Jennie is taken without explanation from her kindergarten class and driven through the night to live with her grandparents. They live on a farm where gophers pop out of the ground, turkey gobblers give chase, the bathroom is in a little house near the woods, and which is austere and culturally limited. Almost from the beginning she tries to run away back to live with her mother in Minneapolis. But her grandparents, although undemonstrative, steadfastly support her. Grandpa helps her with her homework at night sitting around the kitchen table lit by a kerosene lamp, she sits on his lap, while riding the binder, and curls up with him on the sofa at nap time. She helps her Grandmother with the chickens, picking eggs and feeding the pigs. But conflicts arise. Especially with her aunt , Hilda who is spiteful and humiliating. Jennie wants to run away and find her father in Canada but all her attempts fail. As far back as in kindergarten, Jennie liked to draw. So in first grade when she was asked to draw the picture placed on the blackboard in front of the class, she worked hard to copy the exact likeness. The picture was The Last Supper. After that, she became known as the class artist. Hilda felt Jennie was wasting her time drawing and discouraged her. Reading, another of Jennie's interests, was also considered wasteful. All through high school Jennie continued to be the school artist. During this time she became attached to Frank, a future farmer with a kind, uncomplicated view of life. He loved her but knew her dream was to leave the farm and go to study art. After graduating from high school Jennie is offered a job in Washington, D. C. Her grandmother slips her thirty dollars and urges her to leave at once, before Aunt Hilda can interfere. Her new life in the city is a shock and a revelation. Jennie discovers art galleries, takes her first real art lesson using pastels, and begins to acquire a new set of goals and values. Two years later, she returns to Minneapolis and enrolls at the University of Minnesota in art. Life is a struggle as she has to work to support herself and pay for her education. While working at one of the her jobs, she meets Jim, a young psychology student who is using the G.I. Bill to attend university. Soon they marry, unknown to either Jennies' mother or her aunt Hilda. Jim is very supportive of Jennie's interest in art. Between leaving the farm and starting university a series of tragedies occurred. Her grandparents diedfirst her grandfather, then her grandmother. Earlier a favorite uncle shot himself. Another uncle died under questionable circumstances and her mother becomes committed to a mental hospital while her father remained a mystery in spite of efforts to locate him. After graduating from university, she paints and exhibits her work, exploring new directions of expression. It is not easy to find success. When galleries are either hanging her work upside down or failing to pay her, they disappear from sight. Her first real success comes from entering a painting in an exhibition in New York. Titled Subjective-Objective, the painting and received first prize. From then on Jennie's goal to become an accomplished artist plays an important part in her life. Still, she couldn't forget the farm where her uncle now lives. One day, she decided to go back to the place she'd grown up and had wanted to escape. Seeing the faded wallpaper on the upstairs hall the stippled paint walls, the empty bookcase, Jennie becomes aware she has slowly moved from the austere and culturally limited setting of the farm to a new world, one of painting, art, and intellectual interactions. She'd left the farm and could not return. Back in Toronto, Jennie walked into their condo, past th

Imagine Heaven And Dancing With Jesus

Author: M. M. Haight
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1594674949
Size: 17,18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Lifeguard

Author: Mary Morris
Editor: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 0307809978
Size: 17,76 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It was with her stories that Mary Morris first won attention and acclaim: her first collection, Vanishing Animals, received the prestigious Rome Prize, and her second, The Bus of Dreams, was widely hailed. In this new collection, Mary Morris once again shows her great sensitivity to men and women at moments of turbulence, uncertainty and crisis in their lives-and how they can reach for the unexpected and the spiritual at such times. In the title story, a lifeguard sees his teenage mystique among the girls on the beach dissolve in a panicked moment when he cannot save a child. In "The Wall," a woman confronts her husband's first marriage, in the form of a mural on a kitchen wall that he is strangely unable to contemplate painting over. In "The Glass-Bottom Boat," a mother on her first trip abroad learns about trust through a solicitous stranger. In "The Snowmaker's Wife," a housewife left alone while her husband works long hours at a mountaintop ski resort starts to suspect his betrayal-as well as her own perceptions. In addition to these stories, which have appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Vogue, and other magazines, are two brand-new stories: "Vital Signs" tells of the consequences of a doctor bringing back to life a young woman, half-dead on the side of the road; and "Cross Word" is a wonderfully funny play on those puzzles and the people who do them. Combining Mary Morris's consummate craft as a storyteller with her gift for dramatic travel writing, The Lifeguard is a powerful and haunting collection.