Description : Karla M. Harris was born to the parents of Linda and John Young, on March 8, 1976. I became interested in writing poetry when I met a certain guy. One day I caught him cheating on me. After that, I began writing about my experiences with men, insight, education, encouragement, and inspiration.
Description : Dynamic leaders are created from the inside out. They are those individuals who have discovered that their identity as leaders are found in the integrity of being a child of the creator God, rather than being shaped by their abilities, performances, and successes. This book uncovers the underlying reality of why Christian leaders stray off the path of faithfully living out their calling. Centered in the formative spirituality of Fr. Adrian van Kaam, Dr. Fred Meadows links the many anomalies of leadership to what van Kaam labels as functionalism—a self-sufficient mode of operation, initiated by internal pride that pushes us to define ourselves in terms of our accomplishments … we are what we do! Functionalism blocks our ability to see from a higher perspective and to experience transcendence. By rediscovering the ancient practices of silence, solitude, meditation on the Word (lectio divina), journaling, prayer, and practicing community, pastors, ministry leaders, and laity alike can begin the process of reforming broken leadership. Acknowledging their souls as well as their abilities, leaders are able to renew and reconnect with their calling, and minister out of the overflow of God’s presence, while maintaining a healthy and dynamic inner life that fosters being conformed to the image and life of Jesus Christ.
Description : Words of Inspiration from the Power of My Pen, is a collection of poetry as an inspiration to our daily lives. It expresses to the reader through love, memory, sorrow, grief, and joy. As emotions are felt embrace it, so the message may find its way into your life. The inspiration and warmth of its understanding and forgiveness will soothe feelings of betrayal. The words will help to heal old wounds so deeply felt by penetrating the heart with happiness. As if you were holding a rosebud as the petals unfold to release its hidden beauty. The power of my pen gives birth to a new dimension of the soul.
Description : I chronicle the nature of grief peculiar to divorce in a personal manner through the lens of my experience and clinical understanding. I begin with love and end with love. In Part One: I begin with the fantasy that turned into tragedy, and I use the analogy of a clock's mechanism to show the general nature and course of healthy grief – especially in divorce. I start with an analogy of the mechanical nature of something totally non-mechanical and fully metaphysical. A mainspring, fulcrum, lever, and pendulums show how inward and outward expressions of grief facilitate or impede healing. In Part Two: the Black Forest Pathway – How Expression Unfolds – chapters III through XII, a few other analogies are used to chronicle the journey through grief, like the "Bay of Heartbrokenness," the "Bridge of Finality," and the "Wasteland." With these analogies and some liberty, I take the reader on a walk through the "Black Forest," observing the various trees that make up grief in the various stages of a divorce. In Part Three: the Black Forest – What Helps Expression – chapters XIII and XV, I step back and view the Black Forest as a whole; that is, in comparison with and without diminishing the grief of death, I show the peculiar and greater pain of divorce. All analogies have some weaknesses, and there is no pretension to having chronicled every aspect. Even these are but scribbles. But perhaps the pictures and journey will help a little. If anything, I hope for an increase in sensitivity toward those going through a divorce, for it can be the most traumatic and painful event in a person's life – indeed, life-changing. For more information, go to www.preciousheart.net.
Description : "Sorry, John Green fans, but McDaniel's been making us cry . . . for decades." --Bustle.com An inspirational story about love, tragedy, heartbreak, and renewal as a young woman deals with her serious health issues, a fractured family life, and the prospect of romantic love while trying to remain focused on her studies and a lifelong dream. Kenzie Caine is enrolled at Vanderbilt University, with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. When she lands a summer job caring for and helping to rehabilitate abused horses at the Bellmeade Estate stables, she is over-the-moon happy. One place she does not want to be is at home with her parents. Since the tragic death of Kenzie's younger sister, her mother has unraveled and her father has lost Kenzie's trust. At the stables, Kenzie is in her element. But a serious heart condition limits her ability to complete the more physical aspects of the job, so her employers have tasked the charming Austin Boyd with helping her. But Austin has secrets. And as Kenzie and Austin become closer, those secrets threaten to harm their relationship, as well as reveal other startling truths. Once again Lurlene McDaniel delivers the type of story for which she is famous--and readers everywhere will be reaching for their tissues.
Description : Inside this book, there is poetry that will make you feel as though you are not alone in the struggles associated with life and love. They come from the heart of someone who did truly feel alone. Broken Hearts Make Beautiful Words is a book of poetry that is based off experiences with heartbreak, love, loss, and acceptance. Moving forward is hard to do when life crashes unexpectedly, when memories stay behind even when the people dont. You will find understanding in these words and know that even though you may feel isolated and alone, you are really among friends, even when that isnt easy to see. So open one of my books, read it, and join me; our destination may not be the same, but we all make a similar journey.
Description : Phils book of poems is a heart felt collection poems all about life, love, and inspiration. From relationships to self-esteem to everyday life concepts. Phils book of poems will inspire you. Have you ever wondered, where do you go when you die? The poem heaven explains this beautifully. To those people who lost someone close through death. The poem From death to life offers comfort for the hurting soul. Have you ever experienced a bitter break up? The poem/story Broken Heart will leave you standing up cheering! Are you engaged to be married? Wedding Day is a magnificent portrait of the perfect wedding. Also Phil challenges those who face a serious identity crisis in their lives. With the poem True Identity Phil encourages you to accept who you really are, and not to live behind a mask. The poems in this book are not your everyday average poems. They provide simple answers to complex problems we may face in life. These poems were written to bring you joy and happiness. Although we do not live in a perfect world. We ourselves should strive for perfection. For once we become perfect the world will be a better place. Be blessed and find peace..Phil
Description : Is there a cure for a broken heart? Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, this is a heartfelt and uplifting novel from the author of The Memory Book and Zoe Ball Book Club pick The Summer of Impossible Things Once upon a time, Ellen Woods had her 'happily ever after' moment when she married her beloved Nick. But fifteen years later her husband's tragic death leaves her alone with their soon-to-become-a-teenager son and a mountain of debt. On the verge of losing the family home Ellen decides to rent out some rooms, and all too soon a whole host of characters enter her ordered but fragile existence – each with their own messy life in tow. But will this be enough to pull her out of her grief so she can learn to live – and love – again?