A Season Of Comfort

Author: Mal Austin
Publisher: Howard Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781416550389
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A Season Of Comfort from the Author: Mal Austin. Acclaimed Australian nature photographer Austin turns his attention to trees, giving a refreshing, inspiring look at God's creation. This unique gift book draws on Scripture to bring comfort, hope, and encouragement, through the paired images and words.

The Season Of Comfort

Author: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 9780233989716
Size: 26.53 MB
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The Season Of Comfort from the Author: Gore Vidal. From the author of MYRA BRECKINRIDGE and DARK GREEN, BRIGHT RED, a novel, first published in 1949, describing the growing-up of a brilliant and precocious schoolboy whose parents separate when he is young, and whose mother is portrayed as a 'monster'.

Coping Stones

Author: Mary Fairley
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
ISBN: 0976622173
Size: 18.58 MB
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Coping Stones from the Author: Mary Fairley. Meditating on biblical passages, Mary Fairley has composed poems of inspiration and encouragement in her book: "Coping Stones: Coping Through Your Seasons." In the first section, 'Coping Through A Season Of Doubt, ' the poem 'Visiting The Well, ' is inspired by The Book of John, and encourages the reader to seek courage and comfort in "The Living Water," that only Jesus can give. As the poet presents the different 'seasons of life, ' she also presents poems of comfort based on biblical quotations, and appli them to everyday life, in an effort to instill hope in mankind.

Gore Vidal

Author: Susan Baker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295799
Size: 62.79 MB
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Gore Vidal from the Author: Susan Baker. The first popular book-length study of Gore Vidal's novels.

A Season Of Grief

Author: Bill Valentine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317706048
Size: 59.62 MB
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A Season Of Grief from the Author: Bill Valentine. This unique book celebrates a long-term, interracial relationship and details the everyday struggles of a surviving partner trying to carry on in a radically changed world. A Season of Grief chronicles the author's emotional descent after the violent death of his partner of 21 years. Bill Valentine's journal of fear, anger, denial, and loneliness captures the glimmers of hope, moments of serendipity, and mysterious coincidences that emerged from his full-time devotion to grief following the death of Joe Lopes. Lopes died along with 264 others when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in November 2001 in route to the Dominican Republic. It was the second deadliest accident in U.S. aviation history. He is a word always on my lips as I try to work him into a conversation. He is a memory that I strive to keep alive. So yes, in this sense, he is not gone. But in reality, he is. He is gone as my lover. He is gone as my life partner. He is gone as my soul mate, the only person to whom I periodically bared my soul. He is gone as my best friend, the only person to whom I ever attached that label. So pardon me while I still hang on to the notion that he is not here with me. Pardon me while I cling stubbornly to the insistence that he is gone. Valentine's candid and thoughtful account of his heartbreaking efforts to make sense of his partner's death—and survive in a world without him—is by turns, funny, frightening, sobering, and surprising. In the nine months following the tragedy of Flight 587, Valentine finds every waking moment of his life affected by his partner's absence—from mundane household chores to major life decisions. A Season of Grief is a story told in darkness and light, of hurt and healing, love and loneliness, but mostly, of a man who learns to live with his partner's absence through the persistent, surprising evidence of his presence. Our job on earth is to live with uncertainty, ambiguity, and hope. We are given a limited tool set but one, in my opinion, that's sufficient for the job. Sufficient to allow us to be engaged in life-to love, grieve, work, play, celebrate, and despair. We have a remarkable ability to rebound and grow. We have been granted the capacity for wonder and laughter—especially at ourselves. These last two gifts were bestowed generously on Joe and he, in turn, taught me how vital they are. Making a strong case for gay marriage, A Season of Grief chronicles Valentine's struggles to be recognized as a surviving spouse, including a historic lawsuit with Lambda Legal Defense and Education fund against the New York State Workers Compensation Board. Valentine and Lopes took every conceivable step to formalize their relationship, including New York City Domestic Partnership, but the Workers Compensation Board and a New York State appeals court refused to recognize Valentine as a legal surviving spouse. Grief doesn't come with a set of instructions. But A Season of Grief can help guide you through the lonely journey that follows the death of a loved one. Valentine's memoir is a testament to the healing power of reality and the enduring nature of love.

A Season Of Mists

Author: Myrna Brown
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460287452
Size: 73.48 MB
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A Season Of Mists from the Author: Myrna Brown. This personal story of a couple's long time love relationship captures their thoughts and feelings in a history that stretches over 30 years. It includes their correspondence of several years and contrasts with today's communication which is often electronic and brief. The setting on the Oregon coast is almost another character as it lends itself to nurture and strengthen their love. A theme throughout is the importance of family and how secrets may affect its solidarity and cohesiveness. Should they be revealed or should the common good of the family take precedence? Explore the minds and hearts of two people who don't want love to be a myth. Their language is rich, the emotions are stirring and the provocation to love well is strong.

Through A Season Of Grief

Author: Bill Dunn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1418578266
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Through A Season Of Grief from the Author: Bill Dunn. If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.

A Cup Of Comfort For Christians

Author: James Stuart Bell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605503746
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A Cup Of Comfort For Christians from the Author: James Stuart Bell. A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

A Cup Of Comfort Book Of Bible Promises

Author: James Stuart Bell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440505926
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A Cup Of Comfort Book Of Bible Promises from the Author: James Stuart Bell. God enters into a covenant with every one of us, and promises fruitful rewards to those of us who remain true to our pledge. The Bible is filled with these divine commitments—and in A Cup of Comfort Book of Bible Promises, you'll not only find the promises, but also true stories of Christians whose lives have been changed as a result of ful-filling them. These encouraging, faith-affirming accounts reveal how we can seek trust and comfort in the Lord's words, seeing us through trying times. A Cup of Comfort Book of Bible Promises celebrates the success of fulfilled covenants—and delivers hope to those who find strength and inspiration in all the books of the Bible.

Building A Ministry Of Comfort And Compassion

Author: Elaine Cook
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595354114
Size: 61.45 MB
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Building A Ministry Of Comfort And Compassion from the Author: Elaine Cook. For the first time in my life, I finally see purpose for all I have endured with God's amazing Grace. I have a compassion for others who are hurting. Not necessarily just widows, but all hearts. I have a sense about people that I can look into a crowd of faces and sense they are hurting. I do not know the hurt they are experiencing, but I feel their hurt. I often speak to various groups about grief or other similar topics and I look across a room and can just feel the look on their faces by searching their hearts. I cannot explain it. Some often refer to it as the gift of discernment. I often refer to is a curse because after I experience that, it drains me emotionally and physically. But I feel that God uses those times to keep me fresh and true to my feelings and where they come from in order to help others. There is no handbook for women who suddenly find themselves on the downward spiral to widowhood. Building a Ministry of Comfort and Compassion isn't a guideline, but a source of hope and encouragement on the journey into and through widowhood, as experienced by author Elaine Cook.