Would I Really Marry My Cat?!

Author: K.D. Stewart

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512783544

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Could it be that our delusions of the perfect life expose disillusion with our perfect God? K.D. Stewart poses that and other thought-provoking questions in Would I Really Marry My Cat?!a fresh and compelling look at trusting God when His sovereignty confronts our self-focused ambition, hopes, and hurts. A raw and sometimes ridiculous exploration of faith, Would I Really Marry My Cat?! probes this simple yet profound truth: Life as a Christ-follower is not always a charmed life. It is a strategically-designed, intentionally-lived testimony of Gods trustworthiness regardless of ones circumstances. K.D. long dreamed of becoming a wife and a mom. One night her prince finally came. He looked at her with kind, devoted eyes and said, Marry me. And she gleefully accepted his proposaleven though she knew he was a cat! It was easy for her to look past the whiskers and the tail. What mattered most was, for the first time in a long time, she experienced satisfaction deep within her heart. Then K.D. woke up and the morning light exposed something dark deep within her souldisappointment in God and discontentment with the life He had given her. Out of this season of struggle, K.D. has drawn a series of stories, reflections, and prayers that will encourage, challenge, and inspire you to find joy-filled confidence in the God who created you and the life He has given you, even when it looks nothing like the life of your dreams.

My Cross to Bear

Author: Gregg Allman

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062112057

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7615


One of Rolling Stone Magazine's 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2012 As one of the greatest rock icons of all time, Gregg Allman has lived it all and then some. Now he tells the unflinching story of his life, offering the definitive account of the legendary Allman Brothers Band. From run-ins with the law to meeting girls on the road to experimenting with drugs, Gregg holds nothing back, while also speaking, for the first time, about the painful deaths of his brother, Duane, and bassist Berry Oakley. Describing the powerful impact that Duane's death had on him, Gregg explains how the band's decision to persevere came with a heavy price—for the band and for Gregg—as he fought a battle with substance abuse that led him to rehab eleven times before he finally cleaned up for good. Capturing the Allman Brothers' ongoing, triumphant resurgence, My Cross to Bear is an honest, fascinating glimpse inside one of the most beloved and notorious bands in the history of rock music.

Sparks

Author: David A. Kellison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 198457695X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 132

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This book is a collection of short stories, poems, and inspirational materials from memories of seventy years of contact with the Spirit of God. It contains stories of my encounter and others coming to the realization of someone much bigger than we are wanting a relationship. It also has stories about how we make mistakes and how God uses friends and family members to guide, teach, and move us in a direction that he wants us to go or something he wants us to do. This book tells not only of the hard works involved in the dealing with Godly things but also the joy and sometimes the funny things people do as they journey through life.

Who Am I?

Author: Scott

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465374396

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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September 6th, 2006 was supposed to be just another day. Not for Scott Chivinski, falling forty feet and being found initially dead, then with injuries that no one expected him to recover from. The Hand of God in numerous unexplainable miracles compels this to be told. There is more than hope for those that believe. While we will never totally understand how, God does take all things and make them perfect. For His Glory (Rom 8:28) I am His www.rscottish.blogspot.com

A Wing and a Prayer

Author: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819222718

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Applying scriptures to modern life, the first woman ever to be given the position of Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church delivers a collection of sermons that introduce a passionate message of reconciliation and peace. Original.

It's Hard to Be a Black Man in America and Other African American Poems

Author: Elroy Alister Esdaille

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 163661129X

Category: Poetry

Page: 94

View: 9643


It's Hard to Be a Black Man in America and Other African American Poems By: Elroy Alister Esdaille This book examines the African-American experience from multiple perspectives and cannot be nailed down to any singular thematic presentation. By peering through the pages of time to current day, the book attempts to disclose the African-American experience in The United States, and it can be applied to other countries as well that once had former colonial designs and slave labor. Modern day America, for many Black people, can be said to be a sum total of its messy history of slavery and segregation, and the recalcitrant roots that still persist today. Life for many black men and women in America is extremely challenging for we have to negotiate systemic, and institutionalize racism on a daily basis, while simultaneously wrestling with issues of colorism and microaggressions that continue to pervade society. It’s difficult to understand the perspective of a black man or black woman in America without getting at least a glimpse into his or her insight about race relations and its impact on him or her. Many African Americans feel that the system is designed against them, but their racial concerns often fall on deaf ears. This book gives in-depth examinations about race in America and it asks questions about accountability through the stylist forms of the poems. As a Caribbean immigrant who migrated to The United States, Elroy Alister Esdaille’s experiences as a black man with race relations has at times been painful as he has experienced firsthand the ugliness of racism and how the system so often makes it extremely hard for many black men to strive and live with dignity and pride. He has watched how the stereotype of criminality has informed decisions made against black men like him, and how one must develop a will stronger than iron in order to survive. As he envisions his readers, it is his desire to speak to all truth seekers and world changers. Race is a messy topic that many people avoid, but it is his aim to confront the issues head-on and lay the foundation for honest and controversial conversations that could inspire meaningful change in society. He would not say he is attempting to enlighten anyone, but rather for people to find their true selves and push hard for the future that they want and deserve.