The Church today is in the middle of a powerful storm, the intensity of which is likely to increase in the future. Many Christians are bewildered and concerned by what they see—a culture that’s become increasingly hostile to biblical Christianity and a church whose vital signs are quickly waning. In Strong through the Storm, pastor and bestselling author Jim Cymbala speaks to every Christian who is concerned about the challenges the church is facing in America today. Using powerful stories of people who have been transformed by Christ, Cymbala offers hope, helping Christians to understand that a life surrendered to Christ will not be easily defeated, even in the midst of growing hostility toward Christians. No matter how much spiritual darkness encompasses the world, the light of the gospel cannot be suppressed. Some churches are coming at the storm with harsh legalism, but Cymbala explains that the message needs to be grace. We need to understand the spiritual battle we are in and use the right weapons against it, says Cymbala. We are not struggling against the leaders of this world or the people in the battle, we are struggling against our spiritual enemy, and we need to fight with the Word of God, prayer, and the Holy Spirit. We don’t need more church growth programs to turn the church around. What’s needed is a transformation so that the gospel is preached, the Holy Spirit is allowed to lead, and lives are changed.
The storms of life come in many shapes and sizes, and navigating these storms with grace and peace can prove difficult without the right preparation and tools. Finding the life-saving tools can be challenging if a person doesnt know where to look. Growing Strong in the Storm is the story of one woman and her familys journey through a year of storms and the peace she found in God. Her faith and commitment to follow Gods leading brought her safely through the challenges of those storms. The journey was long and painful, but Gods glory and love shone through all of the struggles. Her story will inspire you to grow your faith and rededicate your life to knowing the one true source of shelter in all of lifes storms. Learning to keep your eyes on God and serve others will help you find protection and peace from the storms that will come your way. God showers His blessings on all who are willing to follow where He leads.
Strength through the Storm is about the life challenges I face when dealing with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Strength through the Storm also deals with the many obstacles I face on the daily basis as well as my faith in God and how my faith in God allows me to continue to fight and never give up hope. Strength through the Storm is for all those people around the world who ever have to deal with any kind of sickness or disease. I hope this book encourages you to keep on fighting and to pave a way for others who are not as strong as I am.
Two friends, torn apart by a scheming outsider. Paul and Christalyn are the best of friends from the outset. However, because they are friends so long, it’s difficult for Paul to tell her he’s developed feelings for her. Christalyn doesn’t see a romantic future for them and takes their close-knit relationship for granted. So, when Christalyn meets Harrison Blake on her college campus, she is captivated by his worldly charm. Against her better judgement as a Christian woman, she starts to date the dashing, debonair counselor, with full knowledge Harrison does not share her faith and could possibly lead her astray. Then, Paul and Christalyn’s journey begins through the eye of the storm. There seems no end to their torrential stint. Through tragedy, loss and distress, the couple emerges invincible, as they trust the God of heaven to navigate through the turbulence. It depicts the power of love, as stated in the biblical book of Song of Solomon 8:6, “Love is strong as death.” Through the fire and the rain, they learn a valuable lesson, which is, love’s reward is sweeter, after having partaken in the bitter hardships of life.
For all the differences, real or perceived, human beings around the globe observe in one another, there is one thread of commonality that inextricably ties all of us together. Pain. While the storms of life are painful, they can be that much more beneficial, if we negotiate our way through them in the manner God intends. Instead of finding ourselves hopelessly marooned by the storm, we can be refined it. Let’s learn how together!
This is a collection of poetry that deals with life's struggles told from different points of view. Every person who reads this book should be able to relate to some of the poems icluded in this collection.
The North Sea regions are some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world (which have recently seen the introduction of oil and gas rigs), and the surrounding land areas are some of the most populous. This book presents a historical investigation of great storms that have affected the North Sea and neighboring northern seas, the British Isles, and the fringe of northwest Europe. All those wind storms with serious effects that could be identified within the past 500-600 years are recorded and a few earlier cases discussed. In every case, observations of weather and other circumstances reported during the storm have been used to produce a modern and reasonably full meteorological analysis that will facilitate wind strength estimates and wind measurements and aid in the diagnosis of storm origins. As a scientific study, this work takes advantage of the unequaled abundance in this region of historical reports and records. The book is destined to further meteorological understanding and help examine weather trends and secular variations and the impact of storms on human affairs, especially in damage to buildings, forests, and other aspects of the landscape, particularly coasts. It will be of interest to atmospheric scientists, engineers, geographers, historians, and administrators.
Its Gales, Hurricaines, Tornadoes, Showers with Thunder and Lightning, Great Snow Storms, Rains, Freshets, Floods, Droughts, Cold Winters, Hot Summers, Avalanches, Earthquakes, Dark Days, Comets, Aurora Borealis, Phenomena in the Heavens, Wrecks Along the Coast, with Incidents and Annecdotes, Amusing and Pathetic
Author: Sidney Perley
Publisher: Applewood Books
A reissue of the classic book of historic New England storms, first published in 1891 by Sidney Perley (1858-1928).
The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.