“Me-We” Wins is about women discovering who God created them to be, their inner “Me,” and improving their lives reflectively. This process involves pulling back the many layers women have developed to hide/protect their “Me” from the potential pain of being vulnerable in their “We” relationships. She is forced to hide her “Me” and yet function daily as a partner of her “We” relationships in families, friendships, careers, marriages, and interactions with God. Each chapter addresses the various issues that may arise in the relationships and the positive versus negative reactions of her “Me.” A workbook is included to help you personally connect and explore the details outlined in each chapter. At the onset of the book, we explore who your “Me” is by identifying talents, gifts, and godly desires, as well as the negative distractions interfering with your “Me,” evolving into all she was created to become. The focus is on discovering and enjoying your “Me” and, in turn, getting to know God as your creator. This book is a tool for women desiring to live their best life through the self-discovery of their internal, God-given power enabling them to win as “Me” and as a partner in “We.”
"Why am I here?" "What is the purpose of life?" "Why do we suffer?" These age old questions are explored in a new model of creation that fills the paradoxical gaps between science and religion. This thought provoking, carefully crafted study connects the dots between theology, mysticism, physics, and psychology. The puzzle pieces of history fit nicely together unveiling an eloquent picture of nature that has remained hidden until this point in time. You’ll have answers to some of the most haunting questions such as ‘Why does God let bad things happen to good people?’ and ‘Why does history continue to repeat itself in spite of what we know about its sordid past?’
USA Today bestselling author Susannah B. Lewis (creator of Whoa! Susannah) is back with another hilarious take on what so many people are thinking but are afraid to say aloud. Millions of online fans have flocked to Susannah B. Lewis's hysterical, take-no-prisoners rants about her pet peeves in everyday life. Now, in How May I Offend You Today?, Lewis turns her trademark humor to ordinary events that work her nerves--from people who wear t-shirts with indecent images to public displays of affection in the plumbing aisle of Lowe's--while keeping a wry eye on herself and her own temptation to vent grievances "like a teenage girl in overalls and Birkenstocks." Weaving together anecdotes from her distinctly Southern life with frequent references to the Bible, what she calls "our manual for living," Lewis says what many of us have thought, and in the process encourages us to stand firm in our views. The witty-yet-down-to-earth banter and uplifting, inspirational message of How May I Offend You Today? gives readers everywhere the boost necessary to make it through even their most trying days.
Full of sass, soul, and the type of empowering wisdom that no woman should live without, Choosing ME before WE is like a heart-to-heart with your closest girlfriend. And best of all, you’ll discover that your closest girlfriend is your own truest self, inside you, always ready to offer wise, loving advice and counsel about what is best for you. Designed to challenge and guide women to create the relationships they want instead of the ones they often find themselves stuck in, this book is packed with: stimulating questions to uncover what’s true for you, daring you to get downright real about yourself and your relationships powerful techniques to change old habits that sabotage your dreams real-life experiences shared by the author, her friends, and her clients Author Christine Arylo, who almost married the wrong guy for all the wrong reasons, speaks to women of all ages, whether they’re seeking a relationship, evaluating a less-than-fulfilling one, rebounding from a bad breakup, or working through issues with a partner. Choosing ME before WE teaches women to stop settling, to get real about the kind of partner they’re looking for, and to start exploring and creating what they truly want in themselves and their relationships.
What do you do when your past comes knocking? Six hundred and ninety-five days. That’s how long it’s been since Jude’s fiancé broke off their engagement. With the help of his brother and his all-encompassing love for music, Jude glued the broken pieces of his heart back together, but when his ex shows up on his doorstep late one evening, Jude fears it will fall apart again. Two years ago, Vincent made a terrible mistake. He left the love of his life for stupid, ill-advised reasons. It took a traumatic event to bring what was truly important in his life into focus. Older and wiser, he’s now ready to do whatever it takes to win Jude back. Their chemistry is as explosive as ever, but will they be able to work through the real issues? Can trust once broken be rebuilt?
Unlike her previous eight Murder Mystery-Romance novels — this book is strictly Fiction — Romance. She started writing right after her 77th birthday. To-date she has nine novels published. Ilsa’ Revenge Marcello & Me Love of Two Sisters Biarritz Beach/Resurrection of a Divorced Woman Love on a Farm Love Reigns Till Death Second Time is Magic Biaritz Beach on West Coast Love is Definitely Greek to Me
Living with Aspergers can be a difficult and challenging time for all who live in your home. It may also be hard for those on the outside looking in, and to have understanding. My son has AS, together we have wrote this book to give a better understanding of what a day is like having, as well as living with AS. In our home, we try to make it as "Simple" as we can. It is not always an easy task, but we try. Come and share in our lives, as we share our story with you. There are days as the parent (caregiver) that we feel as if we are alone. You are never alone...
Jess Jameson's life changes significantly when he receives a distress call from his childhood buddy informing him that an old friend may be in need of legal counsel. Jess learns that the friend is his former high school sweetheart, Lacey Monroe. She was found next to the body of her husband and may be a suspect in his brutal murder. Without hesitation Jess packs a bag and informs his wife that he will be out of town indefinitely. He reminisces about his life and the girl he left behind on the trip to Kings Crossing. He encounters a cantankerous Lacey who makes it perfectly clear that she wants nothing to do with him. His heart skipped a beat when he first saw her and he is determined to win her trust. Nothing is easy with her but he convinces her to let him help her, and in doing so enters into her world which has been one of secrets and lies, and denial for the last two decades. One such secret is life altering. He believes that Lacey is innocent and that a killer is lurking amongst the colourful characters that inhabit her domain. As unresolved feelings come to the surface there is no going back for either of them. Jess vows to keep her safe as she may be next on the assassin's list. He will risk his life for her as it is the only way he can save himself....
In the opening pages of this novel, an accident brings a young girl to the attention of the Preacher, the all-powerful leader of a religious cult secluded in the jungle. Trina has only dim memories of the life she lived with her mother before they joined the community and the closed, close society is all she knows. When she is singled out for special favour, it becomes clear that the gaze of the Preacher can be a dangerous thing. As the Preacher's behaviour and the demands he places on his followers become more extreme, Trina's mother begins to question her faith in the charismatic but fatally flawed leader and to dream of an escape from his control. In this powerful re-imagining of the infamous Jonestown tragedy, D'Aguiar writes with the lyrical intensity of a poet, examining the motivations and obsessions that lead to religious fanaticism. This is a novel about the betrayal of faith and of innocence, a story about love, devotion and mania that is a brave attempt to understand the reasoning of people who would, in the end, kill their own children in the prelude to a mass suicide that shocked the world. Although history tells us that the ending of this story can never be anything other than a tragedy, D'Aguiar's compassion, and his ability to draw the reader into the intimate and terrible reality of lives lived at the whim of a corrupt and dangerous cult leader, ensure that in the end this is a story of hope.
"The editors have brought together a range of eminent contributors who present a range of issues throughout the life cycle. The book asserts that it hopes to 'assist readers to anticipate change and discontinuity in people's lives and think about strategies to support them' through the many challenges that they may face in their lives. In my view this book certainly does that and the editors and contributors are to be congratulated on the production of a relevant and contemporary text that I have no hesitation in both endorsing and recommending to all involved in supporting and or caring for people with learning disabilities." Professor Bob Gates, Project Leader - Learning Disabilities Workforce Development, NHS Education South Central, UK "The editors have gathered an authoritative faculty to present and discuss a range of contemporary issues; both practical and ethical. The text is well grounded in the lived experience of people with disability and draws on the evidence-base of contemporary science. Each chapter includes thought provoking exercises. This is a seminal text for students and practitioners, researchers and policy makers." Associate Professor Keith R. McVilly, Deakin University, Australia "I currently own a copy of the first edition and it has proved an invaluable resource time and time again. There is not an essay I complete that does not make reference to the book and I can consistently use it to reflect back on my practice as a student nurse and social worker. Having read several extracts from the new edition it does appear to include very high quality content covering learning disabilities over the lifespan ... if I were to personally recommend any book for budding or current learning disability professionals then this would be it." James Grainger, Student Nurse/Social Worker, Sheffield Hallam University, UK "I like the way it has primary and secondary information from a range of sources. The exercises in the book also get you to think about the situation in question which helps us think about our values and anti-oppressive practice ... This book really does start with the basics and having a learning disability from birth and the effects, to in depth knowledge and literature ... This book would be very helpful to me as it brings in literature policies and models from both a health and social side, which is important for my course and collaborative working." Laura Jean Lowe, Student Nurse, Sheffield Hallam University, UK "It is written with a clearly conveyed in-depth knowledge and in a way that has professional lived experience within the context of the work. The authors have taken into account the emotional, client-centred approach to the modern practitioner's practice ... The book gives a true wealth of good practice scenarios that can only help practitioners be good at what they do and aspire to be." Lee Marshall, Student Nurse, Sheffield Hallam University, UK With its spread of chapters covering key issues across the life cycle this text has established itself as the foundational primer for those studying the lived experiences of people with learning disabilities and their families, and outcomes achieved through services and support systems. Recognising learning disability as a lifelong disability, this accessible book is structured around the life cycle. The second edition is refreshed and expanded to include seven new chapters, covering: Aetiology Breaking news (about disability) and early intervention Transition to adulthood The sexual lives of women Employment Personalisation People with hidden identities With contributions from respected figures from a range of disciplines, the book draws heavily upon multidisciplinary perspectives and is based on the latest research and evidence for practice. The text is informed by medical, social and legal models of learning disability, exploring how "learning disability" is produced, reproduced and understood. Extensive use is made of real-life case studies, designed to bring theory, values, policy and practice to life. Narrative chapters describe, in the words of people with learning disabilities themselves, their lives and aspirations. They helpfully show readers the kinds of roles played by families, advocates and services in supporting people with learning disabilities. New exercises and questions have been added to encourage discussion and reflection on practice. Learning Disability is core reading for students entering health and social care professions to work with people with learning disabilities. It is a compelling reference text for practitioners as it squarely addresses the challenges facing people with learning disability, their loved ones and the people supporting them. Contributors Dawn Adams, Kathryn Almack, Dorothy Atkinson, Nigel Beail, Christine Bigby, Alison Brammer, Jacqui Brewster, Hilary Brown, Jennifer Clegg, Lesley Cogher, Helen Combes, Clare Connors, Bronach Crawley, Eric Emerson, Margaret Flynn, Linda Gething, Dan Goodley, Peter Goward, Gordon Grant, Chris Hatton, Sheila Hollins, Jane Hubert, Kelley Johnson, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Heather McAlister, Michelle McCarthy, Alex McClimens, Roy McConkey, David McConnell, Keith McKinstrie, Fiona Mackenzie, Ghazala Mir, Ada Montgomery, Lesley Montisci, Elizabeth Murphy, Chris Oliver, Richard Parrott, Paul Ramcharan, Malcolm Richardson, Bronwyn Roberts, Philippa Russell, Kirsten Stalker, Martin Stevens, John Taylor, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Sally Twist, Jan Walmsley, Kate Woodcock
Equal Shares tells a fascinating story--the history of a group of dynamic tapestry workers who changed the economic life of their community. The authors examine a key community-based cooperative in Botswana that was launched in the early 1970s, and is hailed as a model for development and social change. With little formal education, virtually no job experience, still working their own agricultural lands, and many as single mothers, the co-op workers have maintained their business for over twenty-five years. Equal Shares is written in different voices, and tells the story of the defining moments in the lives of the Oodi Weavers. As the workers weave their village stories into the tapestries, the book weaves a story that depicts their evolving collective experience. It's a model of community action. Inspiring reading for all those fighting to take control of their economic lives.
Throughout the centuries men and women have had to choose which way to go in their lives; "will I do it my way or will I do it God's way." One of the greatest responsibilities in man's and a woman's life is to bring up their children in the Lord; and teach them to reverence the One True God, to believe and trust Him. The world also offers many ways to live life, to raise children and to prosper. This book is a not a book about my way; this book is a book about God's way. To the best of my ability these chapters are right from God's heart straight to his family. God is loving, tender, merciful and forgiving. He is gently calling everyone to his family. What is our response? Do we follow Him or do we go our own way? The choice is up to us. Keith Daniels is a father, a teacher and a Christian author. His major in college was history. He is a retired U.S. Navy veteran of the submarine service. He has spent over 30 years of his life doing biblical research including analyzing the historical background of the first century church. He spends most of the year in Rhode Island and the majority of his summers in Maine. He and his wife Diana have ten-year-old triplets; William, Stuart and Elena. He attends home bible fellowships, spends time as a workman of the word and shares what he learns. He prays daily both in the spirit and with his understanding also. The power of God is manifested in his life and in his service. His motto is "Trust God." If you have any questions about the contents of this book, you can contact him at [email protected]