Counting One's Blessings

Author: William Shawcross

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230767419

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 524

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One of the revelations of William Shawcross's official biography of the Queen Mother was her private correspondence. Indeed the Sunday Times described her letters as 'wonderful ... brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness.' Queen Elizabeth was a prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood and her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. They reveal - in her own words - the little girl writing to her family; the young woman who, eventually, accepted Prince Albert's proposal; the Duchess of York, embracing the public role demanded of her, on royal tours both at home and abroad. They reveal, too, her shock when she and her husband realized that he would become King, the dreadful toll exacted by the Second World War, culminating in the King's tragically early death, and her determination to find a role for herself during her long widowhood. Full of wit, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth's letters offer a chronicle not only of her long life, but of the twentieth century.

Dark Sun

Author: Najlaa Aryan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481782428

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

View: 2566

Dalal Jassim is a young, New Yorkeducated Kuwaiti woman who returns to her native country and must confront societys demands and limitations. Questions of identity and her own hybridism arisewhere does she belong? Dalal begins teaching at a public school, but when she becomes involved in the problems of a gifted student, her colleagues label her an outsider; her family members do not support her. Boundaries are challenged and traditions are explored as Dalal undergoes many challenges that threaten to push her to her absolute limits. In Kuwait, and in any other Arabian society, family bonds are sacred. Family is consulted when making any life changing decision. And sometimes privacy just doesnt exist. People turn solely to family when theyre in trouble or face danger but what if its family that youre trying to run away from?


Author: N.A

Publisher: Edmond E. Jaboro


Category: Music

Page: 110

View: 3252

A compilation of common/popular gospel and church hymns for christian edification.

Fast Track to Happiness

Author: Lynda Field

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446446433

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 1314

Each of us wants to be happy but we often don't know where to start and how to continue: we need a good plan to encourage us step by step along the way. Fast Track to Happiness offers just such a plan to create and attract joy into your life. Using the very latest research in medicine, psychology and social science, combined with Lynda Field's accessible, practical style, this remarkable book offers not only clear guidelines to the reader but also interesting exercises, quizzes and checklists to enable you to work out what is going wrong. By the end of the book you will be able to: * Find your own strengths * Become an optimist * Discover what's holding you back * Get yourself onto the right path * Identify your purpose * Learn how relaxation is a key * Begin to feel fabulous * Turn towards happiness for the rest of your life

New Frontiers in Work and Family Research

Author: Joseph G. Grzywacz,Evangelia Demerouti

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1848720963

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

View: 7412

The purpose of this volume is to showcase alternative theoretical and methodological approaches to work and family research, and present methodological alternatives to the widely known shortcomings of current research on work and the family. In the first part of the book contributors consider various theoretical perspectives including: Positive Organizational Psychology System Theory Multi-Level Theoretical Models Dyadic Study Designs The chapters in Part Two consider a number of methodological issues including: key issues pertaining to sampling, the role of diary studies, Case Cross-over designs, Biomarkers, and Cross-Domain and Within-Domain Relations. Contributors also elaborate the conceptual and logistical issues involved in incorporating novel measurement approaches. The book will be of essential reading for researchers and students in work and organizational psychology, and related disciplines.

The Nine Lives of Arnold

Author: Arnold Von der Porten

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452032450

Category: History

Page: 562

View: 4680

Who would want to read: The Nine Lives of Arnold? Serious people who have wondered how it was possible for an intelligent and cultured people like the Germans to vote for a maniac like Hitler, history buffs and students who are interested in an entertaining and often humorous report on the time between the two World Wars, World War II and its aftermath. Born in 1917, Arnold von der Porten is raised in a family whose religion was democracy, he describes how the ominous threat of Nazism was fed by the fear of a Communist Revolution and by the foreign politics of the victorious Allies of the first World War. As he left home, Arnold, a boy of 15, brought up in the genteel German middle class, was suddenly tossed into extreme poverty in the British Crown Colony of Jamaica. He describes all aspects of Jamaican life before World War II as he works himself up and eventually starts his own neon shop. This narration and Arnold's 26 drawings are sure to be of great interest to people of all backgrounds and nationalities who wish to understand the time between the two World Wars with the rise of Hitler. Certainly it will be of great interest to British and Jamaican people as well as others who ever lived in, or read about a colony. War comes. He interned with Nazis, Fascists, and Jews alike. Life in a British internment camp. Released, he describes his experience in the Kingston business world. Arnold becomes prominent. He marries Amy Barry of a prominent family. Arnold illuminates a lot of historical events causing Hitler's rise, leading to World War II, the changing fortunes of that War, the Cold War. He was there when the British Empire was breaking up. The independence movement became hostile to foreigners. Amy and Arnold decided to migrate to America in 1953.


Author: Jill Briscoe

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 1619582201

Category: Religion

Page: 243

View: 3246

Have you lost your joy? Life’s obstacles and disappointments can tempt Christians to lose hope and hang up their joy, just as the Israelites hung their harps upon trees by the rivers of Babylon. In Heartstrings, Jill Briscoe discusses eight “trees” that believers hang their joy upon, including grief, grudge and gloom. Through biblical stories and personal narrative, Jill reminds us that hope and joy can be regained when we allow the Lord to touch the heartstrings of our souls. Once this happens, we are able to sing a new song to God and the world.

Count Your Blessings

Author: John R. Rice

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873981194


Page: 24

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Count Your Blessings

Author: Dr. John F. Demartini

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401929749

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 5324

You could lead the life you’d love, if only you lived the one you’ve been given! Are you really living or barely breathing? Do you feel sick, run-down, anxious, or low? In Count Your Blessings, Dr. John F. Demartini reveals the connection between health and state of mind. The old adage about making the most of what you’ve got forms the basis of 25 principles that will help you to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Through real-life examples, exercises, meditations, and affirmations, Dr. Demartini shows how you can use and develop your own inner resources, just by living in the present moment. Count Your Blessings will be the source or inspiration you will come back to again and again.