The True Story of My Life: A Sketch

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465603816

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Page: N.A

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ÊMy life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident. If, when I was a boy, and went forth into the world poor and friendless, a good fairy had met me and said, "Choose now thy own course through life, and the object for which thou wilt strive, and then, according to the development of thy mind, and as reason requires, I will guide and defend thee to its attainment," my fate could not, even then, have been directed more happily, more prudently, or better. The history of my life will say to the world what it says to meÑThere is a loving God, who directs all things for the best. My native land, Denmark, is a poetical land, full of popular traditions, old songs, and an eventful history, which has become bound up with that of Sweden and Norway. The Danish islands are possessed of beautiful beech woods, and corn and clover fields: they resemble gardens on a great scale. Upon one of these green islands, Funen, stands Odense, the place of my birth. Odense is called after the pagan god Odin, who, as tradition states, lived here: this place is the capital of the province, and lies twenty-two Danish miles from Copenhagen. In the year 1805 there lived here, in a small mean room, a young married couple, who were extremely attached to each other; he was a shoemaker, scarcely twenty-two years old, a man of a richly gifted and truly poetical mind. His wife, a few years older than himself, was ignorant of life and of the world, but possessed a heart full of love. The young man had himself made his shoemaking bench, and the bedstead with which he began housekeeping; this bedstead he had made out of the wooden frame which had borne only a short time before the coffin of the deceased Count Trampe, as he lay in state, and the remnants of the black cloth on the wood work kept the fact still in remembrance. Instead of a noble corpse, surrounded by crape and wax-lights, here lay, on the second of April, 1805, a living and weeping child,Ñthat was myself, Hans Christian Andersen. During the first day of my existence my father is said to have sate by the bed and read aloud in Holberg, but I cried all the time. "Wilt thou go to sleep, or listen quietly?" it is reported that my father asked in joke; but I still cried on; and even in the church, when I was taken to be baptized, I cried so loudly that the preacher, who was a passionate man, said, "The young one screams like a cat!" which words my mother never forgot. A poor emigrant, Gomar, who stood as godfather, consoled her in the mean time by saying that the louder I cried as a child, all the more beautifully should I sing when I grew older.

The Story of My Life

Author: 109327 Seedsowers,Seedsower Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940232716

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Listen to Jesus, the Christ, tell His own story . . . in His own words. You will find all four Gospel accounts combined in one single, flowing narrative. The Story of My Life as Told by Jesus Christ is a complete and thorough picture of the events of Christ's life. Now you can read about the Lord's life in chronological order, without repetition of a single detail; and every sentence in the four Gospels is included. Each of the four Gospels is unique. Yet, taken together, these accounts combine to form a complete story. Allow yourself to be immersed into the setting of the life and ministry of Christ. Follow His footsteps as He walked the earth with those He knew and loved. The impact is so arresting, you will feel that you are hearing the Gospel story as you have never heard it. Based on Tyndale's New Living Translation Bible, The Story of My Life as Told by Jesus Christ is in readable, contemporary English. A wonderful study aid for all ages.

My Life Journey Through . . . with God

Author: Pauline Magauta Molokwane

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 148287766X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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This is my true story: what reflected in my life and how I am still fighting for success with courage. This is also outlines the reason of my survival through my faith and relationship with my creator, God. Every family has a story to tell, and mine will bring hope to the broken families and individuals that God is always there. That there is reason to face some seasons and overcome them because we are still alive. This book is to encourage families to have hope, love, and peace; to unite families; to instill the spirit of forgiveness in the journey of our lives; and to find ways to have peace and heal for a better life. Life is too short to entertain the past.

Change the Story of Your Health

Author: Carl Greer

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285644017

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Change the Story of Your Health is a guide to thinking differently. The story of our health is more in our control than we might think. We can not only reframe our experiences but actually achieve less stress, a sense of well-being and better physical health if we are willing to identify our health story and start to rewrite it. Through Carl Greer's journaling exercises and expanded-awareness practices, anyone can tap into hidden resources for healing. Readers will learn how to let go of obstacles, change their habits, release what is no longer serving them, and bring in what they need to experience greater wellness. Discover practical ways to interact with nature, and work with dreams, your inner healer, your symptoms, and more. Whether you are dealing with aging, unexpected health challenges or ongoing concerns, you will find the tools for writing and bringing to life a new health story. Discover self-healing practices from alternative medical traditions that will transform your health and well-being. The story of our health is more in our control than we might think. We can not only reframe our experiences but actually achieve less stress, a sense of well-being, and better physical health, if we are willing to identify our health story and start to rewrite it. Through Carl Greer's journaling exercises and expanded-awareness practices, anyone can tap into hidden resources for healing. Readers will learn how to let go of obstacles, change their habits, release what is no longer serving them, and bring in what they need to experience greater wellness. Discover practical ways to interact with nature, and work with dreams, your inner healer, your symptoms, and more. Whether you are dealing with ageing, unexpected health challenges, or ongoing concerns, you will find the tools for writing and bringing to life a new health story.

Alabama Women

Author: Susan Youngblood Ashmore,Lisa Lindquist Dorr

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820350796

Category: Alabama

Page: 379

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Another addition to the Southern Women series, Alabama Women celebrates women's histories in the Yellowhammer State by highlighting the lives and contributions of women and enriching our understanding of the past and present. Exploring such subjects as politics, arts, and civic organizations, this collection of eighteen biographical essays provides a window into the social, cultural, and geographic milieux of women's lives in Alabama. Featured individuals include Augusta Evans Wilson, Maria Fearing, Julia S. Tutwiler, Margaret Murray Washington, Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, Ida E. Brandon Mathis, Ruby Pickens Tartt, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Sara Martin Mayfield, Bess Bolden Walcott, Virginia Foster Durr, Rosa Parks, Lurleen Burns Wallace, Margaret Charles Smith, and Harper Lee. Contributors: -Nancy Grisham Anderson on Harper Lee -Harriet E. Amos Doss on the enslaved women surgical patients of J. Marion Sims -Wayne Flynt and Marlene Hunt Rikard on Pattie Ruffner Jacobs -Caroline Gebhard on Bess Bolden Walcott -Staci Simon Glover on the immigrant women in metropolitan Birmingham -Sharony Green on the Townsend Family -Sheena Harris on Margaret Murray Washington -Christopher D. Haveman on the women of the Creek Removal Era -Kimberly D. Hill on Maria Fearing -Tina Naremore Jones on Ruby Pickens Tartt -Jenny M. Luke on Margaret Charles Smith -Rebecca Cawood McIntyre on Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and Sara Martin Mayfield -Rebecca S. Montgomery on Ida E. Brandon Mathis -Paul M. Pruitt Jr. on Julia S. Tutwiler -Susan E. Reynolds on Augusta Evans Wilson -Patricia Sullivan on Virginia Foster Durr -Jeanne Theoharis on Rosa Parks -Susan Youngblood Ashmore on Lurleen Burns Wallace

24 Years and 40 Days the Story of Army 1lt Daniel Hyde

Author: Glenda Hyde

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491812176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 137

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He was never mine to keep. I was entrusted to bear him, raise him, and delight in him for 24 years and 40 days before God called him home. This is the sweet, inspiring story of the ordinary and extraordinary life of Daniel Hyde. His mother shares her wonderful journey with her son, and the solemn honesty of the horrific difficulty faced by any parent who loses a child. Filled with memories, but determined to keep his spirit alive without regret, Glenda and her family join those who knew and loved him to celebrate Daniel's life. This is my commandment: Love one another, as I have loved you. There is no greater love than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends. John 15: 12,13

Go-Betweens for Hitler

Author: Karina Urbach

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191008680

Category: History

Page: 352

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This is the untold story of how some of Germany's top aristocrats contributed to Hitler's secret diplomacy during the Third Reich, providing a direct line to their influential contacts and relations across Europe — especially in Britain, where their contacts included the press baron and Daily Mail owner Lord Rothermere and the future King Edward VIII. Using previously unexplored sources from Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and the USA, Karina Urbach unravels the story of top-level go-betweens such as the Duke of Coburg, grandson of Queen Victoria, and the seductive Stephanie von Hohenlohe, who rose from a life of poverty in Vienna to become a princess and an intimate of Adolf Hitler. As Urbach shows, Coburg and other senior aristocrats were tasked with some of Germany's most secret foreign policy missions from the First World War onwards, culminating in their role as Hitler's trusted go-betweens, as he readied Germany for conflict during the 1930s — and later, in the Second World War. Tracing what became of these high-level go-betweens in the years after the Nazi collapse in 1945 — from prominent media careers to sunny retirements in Marbella — the book concludes with an assessment of their overall significance in the foreign policy of the Third Reich.

The Moral of the Story

Author: John H. Lockwood

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581120389

Category: Education

Page: 120

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The problem this project attempts to solve is to develop a workable moral education in light of the clash between religious forms of moral education and U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning them. The concept of story and storytelling has been suggested as a unifying focus for disparate prescriptions for moral education. Several recent approaches to moral storytelling have been proposed. The approaches of William Bennett, Nel Noddings, and Herbert Kohl are among those which have attempted to combine moral education and storytelling within the last decade. Bennett is identified with other theorists whose primary concern is the moral content of a story. Noddings is identified as a process theorist, whose primary concern is the process of moral storytelling, not the content. Kohl is identified as a reflection theorist, whose approach challenges tradition in the hope of creating a more moral society. Each one of these three approaches attempts to provide a comprehensive program of moral education, but they fall short of that goal. The purpose of this project, then, is to construct a storytelling moral education program that improves upon earlier approaches. Using the three levels of moral thinking posited by R.M. Hare, a three-level approach to moral storytelling is proposed. The intuitive, critical, and meta-ethical levels of moral thinking that Hare refers to are used to frame a new, three-level, approach to moral storytelling. The three-level approach combines content, process, and reflection into a unified prescription for moral education. Thus, a more comprehensive plan for moral education through storytelling is developed, one that respects traditional forms of moral education while remaining within the parameters set by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Walking the Line

Author: Thomas Alan Holmes,Roxanne Harde

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739169688

Category: Music

Page: 289

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An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America’s most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation’s religion, literature, and politics. Country fans have long encountered the concept of walking the line, from Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” to Waylon Jennings’s “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line.” Walking the line requires following strict codes, respecting territories, and, sometimes, recognizing that only the slightest boundary separates conflicting allegiances. However, even as the term acknowledges control, it suggests rebellion, the consideration of what lies on the other side of the line, and perhaps the desire to violate that code. For lyricists, the line presents a moment of expression, an opportunity to relate an idea, image, or emotion. These lines represent boundaries of their kind as well, but as the chapters in this volume indicate, some of the more successful country lyricists have tested and expanded the boundaries as they have challenged musical, social, and political conventions, often reevaluating what “country” means in country music. From Jimmie Rodgers’s redefinitions of democracy, to revisions of Southern Christianity by Hank Williams and Willie Nelson, to feminist retellings by Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to masculine reconstructions by Merle Haggard and Cindy Walker, to Steve Earle’s reworking of American ideologies, this collection examines how country lyricists walk the line. In weighing the influence of the lyricists’ accomplishments, the contributing authors walk the line in turn, exploring iconic country lyrics that have tested and expanded boundaries, challenged musical, social, and political conventions, and reevaluated what “country” means in country music.