Thirty-four Writers on Feasting and Fasting toward God

Author: Leslie Leyland Fields

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608995925

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 1952

You are invited to a feast for the senses and the spirit! Thirty-four adventurous writers open their kitchens, their recipe files, and their hearts to illustrate the many unexpected ways that food draws us closer to God, to community, and to creation. All bring a keen eye and palette to the larger questions of the role of food--both its presence and its absence--in the life of our bodies and spirits. Their essays take us to a Canadian wheat farm, a backyard tomato garden in Cincinnati, an organic farm in Maine; into a kosher kitchen, a line of Hurricane Katrina survivors as they wait to be fed, a church basement for a thirty-hour fast; inside the translucent layers of an onion that transport us to a meditation on heaven, to a church potluck, and to many other places and ways we can experience sacramental eating. In a time of great interest and equal confusion over the place of food in our lives, this rich collection, which includes personal recipes, will delight the senses, feed the spirit, enlarge our understanding, and deepen our ability to "eat and drink to the glory of God." Contributors Include: Alexander Schmemman, Alissa Herbaly Coons, Amy Frykholm, Andre Dubus, Ann Voskamp, Brian Volck, Caroline Langston, Deborah Leiter Nyabuti, Denise Frame Harlan, Fred Raynaud, Gary LeBlanc, Gina Ochsner, Hannah Faith Notess, Jacqueline Rhodes, Jeanne Murray Walker, Jeremy Clive Huggins, K. C. Lee, Kelton Cobb, Kirstin Vander Giessen-Rietsma, Laura Bramon Good, Lauren Winner, LaVonne Neff, Luci Shaw, Margaret Hathaway, Mary Kenagy Mitchell, Nancy J. Nordenson, Patty Kirk, Robert Farrar Capon, Stephan and Karen Baldwin, Suzanne Wolfe, Thomas Maltman, Vinita Hampton Wright, Wendell Berry
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Author: Linda Noble Topf

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491748044

Category: Self-Help

Page: 198

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"Three years after Linda Noble Topf was diagnosed with MS, she had only a minimal understanding of the ways MS would affect her body, brain, and ability to function. After experiencing the gamut of emotions that took her from the darkness of grief to the light of hope, Topf made a conscious choice not to wallow in misery but instead to embrace life. In her self-help guidebook, Topf shatters notions about life in a wheelchair and offers practical, inspirational tools for living a life full of possibilities, regardless of the challenges one faces. ... 'Wheelchair Wisdom' offers illuminating steps that introduce a new vision of possibility and gratitude that allows anyone facing adversity to move forward on a path of fulfillment, peace, and self-love."--Page 4 of cover.
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From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

Author: Sam Bennett

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

View: 7340

""Organized" and "artist" don't usually go together. Creative types are more often seen as sensitive, melodramatic, eccentric, misunderstood, and the like. To labels like this, Sam Bennett says, "Congratulations! You're an artist." And through The Organized Artist Company, she has coached hundreds of artists to overcome procrastination, lack of focus, and time-sucking habits so that they can get their art done and out into the world. Bennett explains why "procrastination is genius in disguise" and then prescribes dozens of wonderfully revelatory exercises. From "My Heroes" lists to "Could Do" lists (because To-Do lists make Bennett belligerent) to recognizing who you should not talk to about your project and when research has created Analysis Paralysis, each of these actions requires only a 15-minute commitment. But while quickly accomplished, each shifts the reader's thinking and prompts the kind of insights that have the power to turn underperforming geniuses into accomplished artists"--
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The Essence of Nursing, Second Edition

Author: JoEllen Goertz Koerner, RN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107559

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Praise for the Previous Edition: "...represents an act of passion for the profession....The work's value comes from its integration of scientific, creative, and spiritual philosophies as a core context for the complex nurse-patient interaction involved in the promotion of a healing environment....Recommended." —Choice At the center of professional nursing lies the "authentic presence" of the nurse -- the intention and commitment that brings us to the profession, and unfolds as we develop as nurses. In this new edition, JoEllen Koerner explores the intersection of scientific, creative, and spiritual ways of knowing that inform and inspire this "healing presence" in caregiver and patient. Revised, updated, and refocused, the book integrates traditional nursing practice with cutting-edge alternative and integrative medicine. The author expands our' awareness of Allopathic and alternative ways of healing as rooted in Native Healing practices. The book also explores new models for transpersonal caring through the lens of philosophy, spirituality, and complexity science. It is a profoundly important resource for nurse educators, students, and practitioners. Key features: Presents the Nursing Triad model: nurse as scientist, artist, and healing presence Examines the bioenergetic body-the "five bodies" that comprise our being and infuse our becoming Discusses the physiology and philosophy behind healing presence Analyzes the healing process between nurse and patient, from embracing suffering to transcending polarities and enhancing capacity
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Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Author: Michael R. Powers

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1995

Much has been written about the ups and downs of financial markets, from the lure of prosperity to the despair of crises. Yet a more fundamental and pernicious source of uncertainty exists in today's world: the traditional "insurance" risks of earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. Insightfully exploring these "acts of God and man," Michael R. Powers guides readers through the methods available for identifying and measuring such risks, financing their consequences, and forecasting their future behavior within the limits of science. A distinctive characteristic of earthquakes, hurricanes, bombings, and other insurance risks is that they impact the values of stocks, bonds, commodities, and other market-based financial products, while remaining largely unaffected by or "aloof" from the behavior of markets. Quantifying such risks given limited data is difficult yet crucial for achieving the financing objectives of insurance. Powers begins with a discussion of how risk impacts our lives, health, and possessions and proceeds to introduce the statistical techniques necessary for analyzing these uncertainties. He then considers the experience of risk from the perspectives of both policyholders and insurance companies, and compares their respective responses. The risks inherent in the private insurance industry lead naturally to a discussion of the government's role as both market regulator and potential "insurer of last resort." Following a thoughtful and balanced analysis of these issues, Powers concludes with an interdisciplinary investigation into the nature of uncertainty, incorporating ideas from physics, philosophy, and game theory to assess science's limitations in predicting the ramifications of risk.
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Lenten Meditations to Engage Your Mind and Free Your Soul

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829438459

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 8379

With meditations, imaginative techniques, and prayer exercises, Praying Freedom is a Lenten devotional book that can help improve your prayer life and guide you towards spiritual freedom. In Praying Freedom, author Vinita Hampton Wright discusses how being spiritually free requires self-awareness and prayer, imagination as well as good intention, and practical activity in addition to belief. Through Ignatian spirituality principles, imaginative techniques, and the power of God’s grace, we can become more spiritually mature and free to live as God wants us to live.
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Author: Angela De Souza

Publisher: Angela De Souza

ISBN: 1466484101

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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I can honestly say that no recipe or formula for church building exists - God does not work in this way! D7 Church is proof of this. Not because we didn't try, we did try just about everything. Our bookshelf is lined with books that tell you what works and what doesn't work. Our computer is filled with files of blog posts from mega-church pastors, documents with strategy from other churches. We have attended conferences and visited other churches to try and learn about building a church. It was only when we gave up and said so to God that we began to have breakthrough. This is our story.
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Author: Linda Farr Darling,Gaalen Erickson,Anthony Clarke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402056680

Category: Education

Page: 254

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It is the longevity of CITE that prompted the authors to turn their inquiries about teaching and learning to the challenges of sustaining their own project. The result is a collection that chronicles some of the lessons learned through their many experiences. The book represents multiple viewpoints on what counts as reform in teacher education and includes the voices of students (aspiring teachers) who are rarely asked to contribute to such projects.
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The Future of Consumer Credit and Mortgage Finance

Author: Nicolas Paul Retsinas,Eric S. Belsky

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815705034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Financial experts explore what caused the financial crisis and discuss new research and ideas about the future of credit markets, including how improvements might be shaped by industry leaders. Original.
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Author: Vinita Hampton Wright,Margaret Silf,Ginny Kubitz Moyer,Jessica Mesman Griffith

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829440429

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 4867

Women everywhere are invited into a moment of inspiration and reflection with The Daily Inspiration for Women. Relevant and fresh, this book is a collection of shared wisdom among four women in various stages in life, providing the reader with an abundance of experience, knowledge, perspective, and support. Told through the lens of changing seasons, four women share their individual, spiritual wisdom in this daily source of strength, solace, and celebration that happen in the seasons of a woman’s life.
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Author: Stephen H. Fairclough,Kiel Gilleade

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447163923

Category: Computers

Page: 238

View: 9950

This edited collection will provide an overview of the field of physiological computing, i.e. the use of physiological signals as input for computer control. It will cover a breadth of current research, from brain-computer interfaces to telemedicine.
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Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830832316

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 424

Vinita Hampton Wright leads you through the process and practice of integrating the worlds of Christian spirituality and creativity.
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The Logic and Epistemology

Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791424681

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

View: 3162

This book is just what it says it is: A theory of textuality divided into two parts, logical and epistemological.
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Author: Otto Hines

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456730339

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

View: 1580

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Three Women Fight For The Truth Behind A Child's Tragic Murder

Author: Carlton Stowers

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429935936

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 2163

On January 22, 1994, two-year old Renee Goode played happily with her sisters and cousin, as the four of them enjoyed an impromptu "slumber party" at the home of her father, Shane Goode. The next day she was dead. The local medical examiner could not determine the cause of little Renee's death. But her mother Annette and grandmother Sharon were convinced she'd been murdered--and that they knew the identity of Renee's killer: her handsome father, Shane Goode, a manipulative, emotionally abusive man who displayed virtually no interest in Renee--until he took out a $50,000 insurance policy on her life. With the help of a courageous female police investigator and Assistant DA, Sharon launched a case against Shane and had Renee's tiny coffin, lovingly filled with her favorite stuffed animals, exhumed from its final resting place. And her small corpse revealed what her grandmother had suspected all along: cold, calculating Shane Goode had murdered his own daughter to cash in on her death. To the Last Breath is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.
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Author: Josh Hinds

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 1937879054

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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It's Your Life, Live BIG! It's Your Life, Live Big is the inspiring, true story of how Josh Hinds overcame Tourette’s and other challenges to become a successful motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and pioneer of personal development on the internet. From a learning disability to a reversal of his family’s fortune, Josh’s journey in life was filled with one obstacle after another. But by learning to see past the adversity and focus on a vision of what life could be, he overcame those hurdles to enjoy success. Josh now shares his experience with audiences in person and around the world to inspire them that they, too, can Live BIG!
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A Hero's Journey

Author: Penny C McClean

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780885105

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 5214

“I have written this book for women who feel their life is out of whack in some way. You may feel bored, directionless, hurt or angry or are struggling to make meaningful and lasting change. It explains why women find it hard to keep motivated and offers a way to make simple and powerful change by making the most of our differences.” Illustrated by one woman's personal journey, the psychological backdrop to how we create meaning in our lives is explained. Using Penny’s NLP and coaching experience, the book offers a creative process that every woman can use, whether they are young and just setting out into the world of career paths, relationships and finding their purpose in life, or whether they are mid-life and reflecting both on what has been and what is yet to unfold. In a world of digital communication, a shout-out for positive role models and how we can support each other to become leaders in our own lives, as well as positively influence those around us, is made. It offers another way to find inspiration and ultimately our own intuitive wisdom that is inside each and every one of us. It teaches us that by incorporating a sense of balance, love, connection and purpose in our lives, we will have lives we love to live. Deeply moving, bluntly honest and elegantly written, Life Reconnected – How Women Can Make Simple and Powerful Change: A Hero’s Journey will take you on a profound personal journey so you can find, voice and take your heart-centered purpose to the world.
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Volume 41: September 16, 1783, through February 29, 1784

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210817

Category: HISTORY

Page: 760

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After the signing of the definitive peace treaty on September 3, 1783, Franklin’s official duties as minister plenipotentiary diminished. Great Britain refused to negotiate a commercial agreement, and Congress failed to act on the draft treaties of commerce with Denmark and Portugal that Franklin had sent them the previous summer. In the six months after the peace was settled, Franklin’s sole diplomatic achievement was a draft consular convention with France. With his welcome leisure time, however, Franklin eagerly followed scientific developments (witnessing the first balloon ascensions in Paris), advised the French government on schemes for civic improvement, and wrote three of his most remarkable pieces about what it meant to be American.
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