Life As I Blow It

Author: Sarah Colonna

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0345528387

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 7423


In this wickedly funny and irreverent memoir, Chelsea Lately writer and comedian Sarah Colonna opens up about love, life, and pursuing her dreams . . . and then screwing it all up. Sarah believes we all struggle to grow up. Sometimes we want to have fun, not take things too seriously, and have that fourth margarita. Other times we would like to get married, stay in, order Chinese food, and have a responsible, secure life. From her formative years in small-town Arkansas to a later career of dates, drinks, and questionable day jobs, Colonna attempts to reconcile her responsible side with her fun-loving side. Sometimes this pans out, and sometimes she finds herself in Mexico handing out her phone number to anyone who calls her pretty. She moves to Los Angeles to pursue acting, but for years is forced to hone her bartending skills; she wants a serious boyfriend, but won’t give up nights at the bar with her friends. She tries to behave like an adult, but can’t seem to stop acting like a frat boy. In the end, she discovers that there doesn’t have to be just one or the other. And if there’s one thing Colonna has learned from her many missteps, it’s that hindsight is always 100 proof. Includes a Foreword by Chelsea Handler

Be Angry, But Don't Blow It

Author: Lisa Bevere

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785226109

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 9035


New York Times best-selling author Lisa Bevere encourages women to stop hurting the ones they love, to learn to say things so they'll be heard, to get rid of bitterness, and to find forgiveness for themselves. Conflict – it’s unavoidable. Therefore, each of us must learn to manage it successfully. But what if we can't? What if anger has us out of control and out of hand? You're passionate and losing your cool. Or perhaps worse – you're depressed and wrought with fear because you've turned the destructive force of rage on yourself. Anger controlled Lisa for years, exacting a devastating toll upon her life and relationships. Desperate, Lisa cried out to God . . . and found help. If you, too, are at a turning point – longing for change yet stuck in a whirlwind of fury and rage – Be Angry, But Don't Blow It will help you regain control. Sharing all she has learned about handling this powerful emotion, Lisa discusses how you can: Learn to say things so you'll be heard Move beyond mere apologies into genuine confession Yank the defiling root of bitterness Find forgiveness and release for yourself This book interweaves powerful scriptural truths with practical, personal examples and prayer. Readers will learn to channel passionate emotions constructively. Anger is not wrong, it is how we express it and how far we take it that determines the outcome. For those really ready to be honest and get free, this book will light the way. Be Angry, But Don’t Blow It also includes a three-week program to help move you from destructive to constructive anger and recapture the healthy passion God wants you to have.

Your ONE Life

Author: Lance Witt

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493430335

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 2667


This is your life. Right now. You don't get a second chance to get it right. There are no mulligans. No do-overs. And no one has ever drifted into a rich and meaningful life by accident. But here's the good news: you are ridiculously in charge of your own life. As a Christ follower, you have every resource you need to live the abundant life Jesus promised. In It's Your ONE Life, pastor Lance Witt offers you a roadmap to align yourself with God's purposes and take extreme ownership over your life. Sharing several practical tools, Witt shows you how to - craft the life you want - care for your emotional health - establish a healthy rhythm of life - do life with God, not just for God - and practice the presence of people A life of significance, focus, and richness is well within your grasp. It's Your ONE Life is the blueprint for making it happen.

Life As I Blow It

Author: Sarah Colonna

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0345528379

Category: Humor

Page: 258

View: 2997


In this wickedly funny and irreverent memoir, Chelsea Lately writer and comedian Sarah Colonna opens up about love, life, and pursuing her dreams . . . and then screwing it all up. Sarah believes we all struggle to grow up. Sometimes we want to have fun, not take things too seriously, and have that fourth margarita. Other times we would like to get married, stay in, order Chinese food, and have a responsible, secure life. From her formative years in small-town Arkansas to a later career of dates, drinks, and questionable day jobs, Colonna attempts to reconcile her responsible side with her fun-loving side. Sometimes this pans out, and sometimes she finds herself in Mexico handing out her phone number to anyone who calls her pretty. She moves to Los Angeles to pursue acting, but for years is forced to hone her bartending skills; she wants a serious boyfriend, but won’t give up nights at the bar with her friends. She tries to behave like an adult, but can’t seem to stop acting like a frat boy. In the end, she discovers that there doesn’t have to be just one or the other. And if there’s one thing Colonna has learned from her many missteps, it’s that hindsight is always 100 proof. Includes a Foreword by Chelsea Handler

God's Touch

Author: Bruce Gordon Epperly

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222819

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 8403


The mounting evidence of the interconnectedness of spirituality, health, and medicine suggests giving new attention to the healing ministry of Jesus. Through a fresh reading of the Gospel narratives, Bruce Epperly reveals the centrality of whole-person healing within Jesus' mission as teacher and social reformer and stresses that churches should seek to recover a healing ministry that touches both the spirit and the body. God's Touch traces the links between Jesus' approach to wholeness of mind, body, spirit, and relationships, and the practices of complementary and alternative medicine today.

So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away

Author: Richard Brautigan

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847677487

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 9617


In a small Pacific Northwest town we meet a young man who has shot dead his best friend with a gun. The novel deals with the repercussions of this tragedy: the anguish, regret, despair and bittersweet romance. Typical of Brautigan's singular style, So the Wind Won't Blow it all Away is a beautifully written, brooding novel. Its autobiographical prose is a fitting epitaph to this complex, contradictory and often misunderstood writer.

Just Blow It Up

Author: Dixie Gillaspie

Publisher: Sound Wisdom

ISBN: 1937879194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5077


Just Blow it Up: Firepower for Living an Unlimited Life will provide the reader with: A dependable, repeatable process for eliminating barriers Authentic life-expanding tools while demolishing cliches How to recognize the symptoms, causes, and types of brick walls How to pursue a life where "nothing is impossible" Ways to refuse the bricks life offers and reclaim their power Pulling together her experiences from years of coaching entrepreneurs and consulting in hundreds of small businesses across America, along with stories shared with her by mentors and teachers such as Richard Bach, Bob Burg, Mitch Matthews and John David Mann, Dixie builds a credible case for taking on the "impossible" dream and blowing up any barrier that stands in the way. Just Blow It Up gives a step-by-step process for challenging those barriers, weakening those walls, and finally applying the "real dynamite" and powering right on through.

The Life of Olaudah Equiano, Gustavus Vassa the African

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026883136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

View: 3156


"The Life of Olaudah Equiano" is one of the earliest-known examples of published writing by an African writer and the first influential slave narrative of what became a large literary genre. Equiano's autobiography helped in the creation of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which ended the African slave trade for Britain and its colonies. Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 1797), known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa was a freed slave of Igbo extraction from the eastern part of present-day Nigeria, who supported the British movement to end the slave trade.

Gypsy Living

Author: Andrea B. Riggs

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504381017

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 294

View: 7703


Are you ready to change the way you live each & every day for the rest of your life? Living a life of adventure begins with embracing your gypsy spirit-the inner voice that encompasses the entire depth of your soul-that beckons you to dream big, wanderlust, and embrace adventure! Andrea believes that your gypsy spirit-your most sacred guide in this world-is the inherent intuition that allows you to take leaps of faith. Harboring all that is possible for you, your gypsy spirit helps keep you safe and secure by protecting the hidden parts of you that lay broken. Embracing your gypsy spirit can ignite your passion to redesign all that is possible for your life. With practice, you can learn to trust this inner voice. Through her, the most magical universal life force of creation speaks to you, offering you the confidence to live, create, and expand your impact as far as you can dream.