Download and read online The 50 Things in PDF and EPUB Praise for The 50 Things: "This book is that rare thing: a non-preachy and super-helpful guide. Every page made me smile and some laugh aloud." Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of Artemis Fowl "Humane, funny and above all loving. I wish I'd written it to my children." Fiona Bruce "This is a book for the ages. As you read it, you think why didn't somebody do this a long time ago? Every father should have it and every child should read it." Jim Sheridan "Few exude the love warmth, humour, humility, and insightfulness we all aspire to, as naturally and generously as Peter Dunne and I can't recommend the soul-warming experience of reading his wonderful blog-born, hence uncontrived, book highly enough." Stephen Russell, aka The Barefoot Doctor As his 50th birthday dawned, Peter Dunne had a life-changing conversation with a friend and realised that, while he may not have invented the internet or found a cure for cancer, he had nonetheless fathered three remarkable and beautiful children. Inspired by that fact, he set out to leave a trail of metaphorical breadcrumbs for them, so that if they ever needed to know what their father might have had to say on a particular subject, it would be set down for them. The result is a book of letters from a father to his children, and though the stories are firmly set in a place and time, the themes and the tone are universal and timeless. From Compromise to Compassion, from Democracy to Sacrifice, THE 50 THINGS explores the social mores and morality of our time and tries to answer the eternal questions that line the path to peace of mind.
Download and read online Me in PDF and EPUB International superstar, Ricky Martin, who has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, opens up for the first time about memories of his early childhood, experiences in the famed boy band Menudo, struggles with his identity during the Livin' la Vida Loca phenomenon, reflections on coming to terms with his sexuality, relationships that allowed him to embrace love, and life-changing decisions like devoting himself to helping children around the world and becoming a father. Me is an intimate memoir about the very liberating and spiritual journey of one of the most iconic pop-stars of our time. From the Hardcover edition.
Download and read online How Far Does Love Go in PDF and EPUB You have heard that when someone wants to break up, they say the grass is greener on the other side—meaning, it must be better. But, I say the grass might be greener on the other side. Maybe even in your mind, it will be better. But grass is only grass. Some are greener. Some has the color of even yellow in it. And some looks like it is even blue. But just remember this, to all of you out there who think it will be better, no matter what the color of the grass, it is still grass and will always taste like grass. As I looked back on my last marriage, I tried to do all I could to get it to work. But when you know you did all the right things for your mate and your children and all they can think of are themselves, well, you know they are not going to do the right thing. You know it is time just to let them go and do the best you can to move on. If you hold on to something bad as I tried to do, it will hurt you and the ones you love. My children hate their mom now and I can't stand thinking of all the wrong she did to all of us. But I will not let her turn us into a mold that will cover us in hate. My children are happy with me and for now that’s all they need. No matter what I have gone through in my marriages, a lot has been taken from me, but one thing they could not take is the joy I have kept in my heart for Jesus.
Download and read online Love and Grief My Child My Heart in PDF and EPUB A short collection of stories and thoughts that will touch your heart. Losing a child is NOT in the natural order of life and everything changes. This collection will help you through the process. It will make you cry. It will make you think. And, it may help you remember what a gift the time you had together was. Love never dies.
Download and read online This Earthly Tent in PDF and EPUB Janelle Green was a vibrant young wife and mother in 1975. She and her husband Rick had two wonderful little boys and had just welcomed their beautiful little adopted daughter from Vietnam. They were like many other ordinary young families when suddenly her life took on a whole new dimension. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system. This is her story-a story of strength, determination and a profound faith in God, a faith that has enabled her to live a life that is an inspiration to us all. In her own words, she tells of her struggles, her triumphs, her dark days and her optimism. Through it all, she relied on her strong belief in God and the promises in His Word. Her book will be a blessing to all readers. Janelle Green is a wife, mother, and a grandmother. She and her husband, Rick have been married for 44 years and have lived in their home near Columbia, South Carolina for 37 years. They have 3 grown children, Alan, Scott and Leah. Alan and his wife, Leslie, have made them the proud grandparents of two beautiful granddaughters, Meredith and Jenna. Janelle has been an active member of Trinity Baptist Church for 25 years. She has had MS for 31 of her 62 years and through the grace of God maintains an active, giving and caring life without depression, anger, or blame, in spite of her illness. She still ministers to others by phone and has a weekly prayer group in her home. She hopes that her story will give others hope, through her positive attitude, her optimism and her belief in God's promise that there are better days ahead.
Download and read online How She Fought in PDF and EPUB My life’s story focuses on perseverance and not quitting. As a single mother, my book is to inspire you with God’s Word, with his hope and faith and lots of peace and unconditional love he has for us. I pray and hope you take some courage and joy along your journey. Because you can make it with God’s help. I was a victim and I am a survivor. After all my struggles, I kept my faith and asked God for more wisdom, some hope for tomorrow, and courage to make it in these struggles. Writing this book gave me purpose to provide a way to communicate my thoughts to single parents and children. I have worked long and hard to bring this story to light, and I could not have done it without God.
Download and read online Things I Would Tell My Children or Anyone Else Who Would Listen in PDF and EPUB This book gives us a frank look at what we risk if we turn away from God's plan for us.
Download and read online And This Too Shall Pass in PDF and EPUB A stellar quarterback, an ambitious sportscaster. What happens when rising stars collide?In And This Too Shall Pass, Harris takes us into the locker rooms and newsrooms of Chicago, where four lives are about to intersect in romance and scandal. At the heart of the novel is the celibate Zurich, a rookiequarterback for the Chicago Cougars whose trajectory for superstardom is interrupted by a sexual assault charge by Mia, a sportscaster with her own sights on fame. With his career in jeopardy, Zurich hires Tamela, a high-powered attorney, to defend him, while Sean, a gay sportswriter, covers the story and uncovers his heart.All of these characters face the challenge of keeping the faith--in themselves and in God--while Harris's heartfelt storytelling reveals how the love of family can help one to face the terrible legacy of long-held secrets. Throughout these characters' search for self-knowledge, Harris weaves the stories of MamaCee, Zurich's grandmother, whose lessons of faith teach one and all that "this too shall pass."Breaking new ground in contemporary fiction, And This Too Shall Pass entertains and affirms with its stirring message about the healing power of family and faith.
Download and read online The Flaming Circle in PDF and EPUB "A Regeneration of the Pre-Christian Spiritual Worldviews and Religious Practices of the Holy Isles." This book is very different from anything Robin Artisson has written so far, for a very special reason: it is written in the tone of a father to his children. This book is a gift for his children, full of things he would want them to know and things he would want to tell them, to help them through their lives. The book is closer, more intimate, and warmer than most of his work. But it includes massive amounts of material regarding native British Isles (Britain and Ireland) traditional Paganism and spiritual ecology, and native Gods and Goddesses. Tons of scholarly backing and personal inspiration, as well as a wide and complete selection of traditional Pagan philosophical "points of guidance" are offered, as a father would want to offer his most beloved offspring. A full working reconstruction of the pre-Christian polytheistic religious perspectives and practices of Pagan Britain and Ireland is "taught" in its pages, like a guidebook and a long letter/narrative being sent from father to children. There is a long occult tradition of such exchanges. All are invited to listen in on a man telling the most important things he can tell his children, and hoping that they remember these things when he is gone and they have children of their own. A very personal project, but one he has wanted to create and write for years, and it deals with years worth of material he has collected.
Download and read online 52 Things Kids Need from a Mom in PDF and EPUB Bestselling author and mother of four children Angela Thomas brings her trademark storytelling and biblical teaching to this book of encouragement for moms who, in the daily whir of busyness, long to connect with their kids in new ways. With compassion and creativity, Angela presents 52 inspirations to help moms experience intentional mothering, intentional living, and intentional joy as they: talk to their child as though he is fascinating learn to play one video game plan activities that set a child up for success be the groovy mom once in a while make memories and savor them Moms at all phases of parenting can adopt one idea a week or try several at once. This is a fun, guilt-free resource to help every mom lead with God's love and delight in the small moments that make up an abundant life.
Download and read online Thoughts of a Stripper A Mother s Story in PDF and EPUB In the 1970's, the Burlesque industry was thriving. Nudity and pornography was a public and political outrage. And people across the country were flocking to burlesque theaters to see Melissa St. John: The Upside Down Girl, A.K.A. Wild Star. Little did they know she was a single Mother, alone, on the road, with her two children in boarding schools in separate states. Over a 6 year period while traveling on a burlesque circuit across the country, she was searching for a way to come face to face with her true spirit. Through writing her innermost thoughts on paper, she found herself in the most unconventional way. THOUGHTS OF A STRIPPER: A MOTHER'S STORY, by Opal Dockery, is an inspirational, spiritual and autobiographical journal of a stripper's thoughts over a 6 year period in the 1970's. Her personal thoughts on single parenthood, spirituality, alternative lifestyle thinking, travel, the burlesque industry and family will inspire you, shock you and uplift you.
Download and read online Diaries Through the Eyes of a Woman in PDF and EPUB A Woman; Stories/Poetry pertaining to life experiences, life, love, friendships, life as I know it; This is in rhyme, words that ejected in such a way that express myself, my life as it was dealt. These stories are easily followed, mostly inspired by people and incidents in my life. In three sections; Section one; dedicated to my children, how very much they mean to me, answers to some of their many questions, some amusement, mostly my love of them. Section two: to my husband, my love, my emotions, my passion, our fashions, and my promise. Section three: to family and friends, the life as I know it; starting very early in life explained in the last story Kathleen; my sister & Timothy my brother both died at a very young age. Life with them wonderful, their death unbearable. Another tragedy of a good friend. A story of wonderful friends. A word to my Mom for all she means to me. A diverse section of highs and lows all explained, easy to follow. Finally; Three short stories: Regrets & Scars: A tells all tale of misery in a few relationships that caused me much pain and regret, why I settled for these situations? Maybe out of insecurity, mostly naïve, mainly putting trust where it did not have a place, with those who took advantage. Hopefully my coming clean will protect my nieces and nephews and other teens to better deal with relationships that have no real beginning so therefore cannot possibly carry the power needed to enforce life long respect and happy endings. A Word To My Unborn Child: Just in the case something should happen to me, life of my brother has been swept away without a whisper of goodbye. My new child it will be another son, I want to get the chance to tell him I love him, and let him know what I wish for him, and my other two sons, things that I will teach them myself but, just incase! My Father: A very sick man with little time left, brings out the true feelings of anger, love, judgment that I held a lifetime. Now I realize he's human, made mistakes; his love and I must let him know how very much I love him and forgive him and cannot bear to loose him. I believe this is a book that can be placed on anyone's bookshelf, stories to be read to young children, poetry that can be enjoyed by women, and men too. Stories that can be lessons to teens, true stories that I went through with no happy ending until the real thing came along! Thankfully I was not tangled in the wrong web where as to have missed out. Diaries from this Woman's heart, once broken over and over and mended finally with reality, sense, and love!
Download and read online Emotional Tattoo s of My Life in PDF and EPUB The Book Emotional Tattoo's Of My Life: Provides some provocative insight into how it feels to be brought up into this world feeling unwanted and outcast. To be raised in a world where life becomes a struggle to find out who you really are and your only memento for it all is a case of a stress/depression disorder.
Download and read online More Love Less Panic in PDF and EPUB In this heartwarming and hilarious memoir, Claude Knobler describes how he learned the hard way that the apple actually can fall far from the tree—and that’s Okay. Already the biological parents of a seven-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter, Claude Knobler and his wife decided to adopt Nati, a five-year-old Ethiopian boy who seemed different from Knobler in every conceivable way. After more than five years spent trying to turn his wild, silly, adopted African son into a quiet, neurotic, Jewish guy like himself, Knobler realized the importance of having the courage to love, accept, and let go of his children. In this wonderfully written memoir, Knobler explains how his experiences raising Nati led him to learn a lesson that applied equally well to parenting his biological children: It’s essential to spend the time we are given with our children to love them and enjoy them, rather than push and mold them into who we think they should be. From the Hardcover edition.
Download and read online Poetry of a Dysfunctional Family in PDF and EPUB Author Sammy Lee Gott was one of four boys in a dysfunctional family, raised by alcoholics. Despite this difficult beginning, he survived and prospered. In Poetry of a Dysfunctional Family, Gott—with his brother Gerald—shares through his recollections and poetry an understanding of some of the factors that make a family dysfunctional and explores ways to break the generational cycle of abuse. He believes understanding is the key—knowing that the pain and stress from the abuse of childhood lasts far into adulthood and that God is the key ingredient needed to recovery. In these verses, Gott puts into words what needed to be said when he could not find the courage to speak. He also tells the love story that arose between an abused man and the woman who worked to understand and help heal him. In this collection, one man recalls his dysfunctional family and abusive childhood in prose and poetry, knowing that the healing process begins with love and ends with forgiveness.