Almost everyone who has lost a loved one has had the inexplicable feeling that the deceased was somehow present. This is normal for grieving individuals - and a sign that our loved ones never truly leave us. In this important book, Dr. Louis E. LaGrand, a leader in the field of grief counseling, shares insights and true stories of this phenomenon, offering comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow. Dr. LaGrand explores the methods that mourners and their support systems can rely on: Understanding the continuing presence of their loved one Reestablishing hope for the future Developing a strong inner emotional love Strengthening the belief that they are never alone Maintaining an open, giving attitude, even in times of great sadness Learning to reinvest in life and find joy once again In this unique book, mourners will find meaning and wisdom in grieving - and renewed joy and completeness in their lives.
Sharing the heartbreaking experience of losing both her parents within only days of each other. Theresa Moloney provides a candid insight into the emotional and practical issues surrounding bereavement While acknowledging that grief is ultimately a personal journey, the author's own story acts as a backdrop against, which those, in a similar situation can identify its myriad feelings and physical manifestations as normal and necessary aspects of the difficult: journey they must travel. For anyone faced with the loss of a loved one. this courageous and unsparingly honest account of grief and its many guises is an important guide to understanding, coping and at last, healing
The gang heads to Vegas for Trinity’s bachelorette party, and things get a little crazy. Two people kiss when they should keep their lips to themselves. The police catch Slade doing something deemed obscene. And Silke and Arsen say and do things they regret. Clementine and Ward are dancing around their relationship. It’s clear Ward wants a happily ever after. But when Clementine still can’t give that to him, Ward hurts. But will Clementine change her mind when she realizes every other girl in Manhattan wants him for her own?
Love lives on is a sequel to Toora Loora. It is an inspiring story of a family's loss and their ability to overcome it through love and faith. Charlie finds it hard to accept his mother's death and struggles to find meaning to his life until he finds notes she had written to him in the Bible. Charleen finds solace in her mother's journals and writing in her own. Charleen comes to Aiden and Charlie in dreams that enable them to pick up the pieces of their lives and believe that love can truly live on. Cathleen lives on not only through their children but also the horse ranch she started that continues to bring joy to the disabled and able alike. Doctor O'Leary and his children discover in their own way that love is still very much alive.
What happens when we pass away? What happens to our bodies? Where does the energy go? Memory Land is a vision of death and dying to aid us to be at peace with the process of letting go while holding on to the memory of the beloved.
This non-fiction easy read is based on personal short stories with emphasis on four separate tragedies in 1974, 1993 and 2004. The first devastating tragedy happened in June 1974. A house fire claimed the lives of five family members; my sister Cheryl, and her two children Carla and Stanley. My younger sisters Tanji and Vera. I had no idea that more tragedies and near-death experiences would follow and become a part of my Life's Journey. These stories are thought-provoking, motivational and inspirational family stories. You can share them with your loved ones. Love Lives On...is sprinkled with lots of LOVE.
This is the 125th birthday of Women's Missionary Union, (WMU). In March 1888, the women doing missions all over the states and territories banded together and organized, in order to make more of an impact on world missions. As you will learn in Lillian Brown's historical document in this book, (complete with references) Texas women had been doing foreign missions for several years previous to 1888, but joined in the bigger organization with the ladies "back East." Hyde Park Baptist Church was begun June 1, 1894, and the women began their mission organization December 1896. At this writing, March 13, 2014, it was last year that I read the book "The Story Lives On" by Wanda S. Lee, Executive Director of WMU, and "somehow" heard a voice in my head, "Joyce, you can do this." So I began collecting mission stories and gathering some historical stories from my fellow Hyde Park'ers, to honor this calling and hopefully to inform our Staff and members of what's going on at Hyde Park Baptist Church outside the worship center. I pray to God our mission story does live on until Jesus comes again! Joyce Parker Coordinator of Women on Mission Hyde Park Baptist Church
Solariad of Surazeus - Guidance of Solaria presents 114,920 lines of verse in 1,660 poems, lyrics, ballads, sonnets, dramatic monologues, eulogies, hymns, and epigrams written by Surazeus 2006 to 2011.
From the lifelong devotion of the American crow to the dalliances of the eastern bluebird, from the bald eagle’s dazzling aerial display to the male ruby-throated hummingbird’s reputation as a “deadbeat dad” — courtship, mating, and parenting differ dramatically among birds. Ornithologist and author Laura Erickson takes readers on a romance-fueled romp through the love lives of 35 species, exploring the diversity of avian approaches to pairing up. Each species spotlight pairs Erickson’s remarkable depth of scientific knowledge with her talent for drawing humorous and insightful parallels between human and bird. The result is a riveting read for bird-watchers and nature lovers alike.
Inspired by the classic song, this magical story from the New York Times bestselling author of Always and Blackberry Winter tells the tale of a woman with the unusual gift to see true love—but will she be able to find it for herself before it’s too late? Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to see true love. In spite of her unique talent, Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless romantic without love on her life. On her twenty-ninth birthday, a mysterious greeting card arrives. The card specifies that Jane must identify the six types of love before the full moon following her thirtieth birthday—or face grave consequences. But when Jane at last falls for a science writer who doesn’t believe in love, she fears that she may never accomplish her task—and that her loveless fate may be sealed... “Jio has become one of the most-read women in America.”—Woman’s World
"The twin cities of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, for years straddled an indistinct border," but with the maquiladora industry, a crackdown against undocumented immigrants, and drug smuggling, "neither Nogales will ever be the same."--Cover.
Comments left in the guest book at Brendan’s funeral: “In 6th grade when everyone would stand outside of Tinseltown, Brendan disappeared for about thirty minutes, only to come back walking a lobster on a cat leash. Only Brendan would ever think of that.”—Jeff F. “Brendan was a very respectful, funny, and fun-loving young man.” —Joey F. “I’ll especially miss the way you could walk into a room full of strangers and make everyone laugh, and charm your way into everyone’s heart.” —Nikki D. “Brendan was always so fun and loving. He could make us laugh no matter the situation. The night he made finger puppets in the lights from the police cars, and got arrested was just one of the many memories Brendan shared.” —Taylor, Heather, Maria “Brendan was a beautiful and amazing person. Always knew how to put a smile on someone’s face. There wasn’t a day that went by without him making someone smile, or even when they needed cheering up. He made a difference in our lives.”—Jamie, Ashley, Chelsea
Award-winning authors share an astonishing collection of memories of travels, joys, sorrows, events, people, places, and things, beautifully rendered in this deeply moving and inspiring narration.
The Good Cousin Who Lives on 18th Street intertwines past and present in a touching and multi-layered story of two friends, Rakim and Romelo, and their friends and family including the pivotal character Pito. Mentally disabled, Pito is sweet and child-like. One day he is left alone to play his favorite game in the neighborhood arcade. A series of interactions results in his brutal beating at the hands of gangsters. Rakim, Romelo, and Pito live in and have been raised in a community riddled by gun and gang violence. The beating of Pito is both cause and effect. The event results from a series of events in the pasts of Rakim and Romelo. How Rakim and Romelo choose to avenge the beating of Pito will determine their own future, as well a that of many in their community.
One out of five children, and one out of two single mothers, lives in destitution in America today. The feminization and "infantilization" of poverty have made the United States one of the most dangerous democracies for poor mothers and their children to inhabit. Why then, Valerie Polakow asks, is poverty seen as a private issue, and how can public policy fail to take responsibility for the consequences of our politics of distribution? Written by a committed child advocate, Lives on the Edge draws on social, historical, feminist, and public policy perspectives to develop an informed, wide-ranging critique of American educational and social policy. Stark, penetrating, and unflinching in its first-hand portraits of single mothers in America today, this work challenges basic myths about justice and democracy.