Can Heaven Hear My Cry?

A Young Girl's Plea

Author: Jahquisha Porter

Publisher: Author House

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 863

This girl, she once had everything, a loving family...popularity...vacations every summer and spring, but within the blink of an eye her whole world came crashing down, straight to the ground, you see...she was only ten, when, this horrible thing happened, why did her daddy have to die? she would often wonder...why? why? why? you see...he was her protector, a protector was he, and she, was now afraid to be, left alone with her mother, who no longer loved her, but had a passion for the street life, this same woman who was once a very loving wife! she would look to her so-called mother for contentment but instead penetrated was what she did get, she would have so many sleepless nights, while visions of her internal fights, repalyed through her mind... throughout her life, filled with strife, she met a boy, who was her rock and not her toy, well...until they got married, and his children she was the one that carried, but he beat her anyway, and from that day, she no longer loved herself, or anyone else, as a child she would often pray, but the same is the way things would often stay, as an adult she rose above it all, no longer did this girl seem to fall, she began going to church, and for what it was worth, she even got saved, no longer was her mind en-slaved, by the enemy, don't you see? she grew up to be, the exact opposite of what her mother had become, instead she had become, the mother for her kids that she wished her mother would've become, while she thought no one was there, while she thought no one knew her hopes and fears, while she secretly wanted to die, it was heaven that heard her cry...

Ticket to Heaven

Author: Terry B. Richesin

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 768

A book of all magnitudes! Lost souls? Trials and errors? Jesus is the truth. Follow his light to heaven. Have faith now. Find your Ticket To Heaven.

Corruption in the Division of Corrections

Inspired by a True Story

Author: Chinyere Udeh

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 251

Corruption in the Division of Corrections captures the life of a female correctional officer II who was victimized inside the corrupt system of DPSCS from 2015 to 2019. It tells of the magnitude of inhumane treatment she endured: the false medical report that was made against her by the state medical directors; intentionally denying of job opportunities; interference with her accumulative leave hours, paychecks, pay increase; illegal termination from the state service. She talks of the frame-up she experienced and witnessing some of the treatment made to other correctional officers. The book tells of the corrupt system of DPSCS that everybody knows but nobody talks about, the impact the corrupt system has created inside the correctional facilities alongside the sexual exploitation and trading sex for positions and protections. She also talks about the medical condition she suffered as a result of a long-term internalized trauma, of depressed mood and adjustment disorder caused by work-related stress. Lastly, she tells of her right to receive therapeutic treatment requested by the psychologist, but again, the DPSCS intentionally deprived her of it. Instead, they illegally terminated her and left her with nothing to fall back on while she is recovering.

Between Grief and Nothing

Author: Wade Stinson

Publisher: Wade Stinson

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 533

Paralysis is a haunting and terrifying tragedy that permanently changes the lives of its victims and families. And the specter of paralysis is real and threatening if Superman can become a victim. Normal life ceases to exist for a quadriplegic. Coping and surviving with an unmoving, unfeeling body is an imposing emotional and physical burden. No one looks at a paralysis victim without an impulse of pity for that person and fear that it could be he or she in that wheelchair. And everyone asks the same questions: What if that happened to me? What is that life like? How are the bodily functions I take for granted performed? Can paralysis victims have a sex life? If so, how? The increasing number of American men who marry Eastern European women has become a unique phenomenon since the breakup of The Soviet Union and advent of the internet. These men have various motives: A young, exotic, trophy wife. A less independent and more obedient wife. And love. These women also have various motives: A better and more prosperous life in America. A green card that gives them a freedom and independence they have never known. And also love. But do these marriages succeed? What are the cultural conflicts involved? Are there scammers for gullible and desperate men to discover before, or after it is too late? And are there horror stories of deceit and violence? Between Grief and Nothing is an autobiography by Wade Stinson that explores those issues and much more. The title is taken from a quote in William Faulkner's short story, "The Wild Palms." "Between grief and nothing, I will take grief." The book begins by establishing Stinson's identity, family, and culture in rural Alabama. The voice and prose is distinctly Southern as the author himself. He introduces readers to his world and the life he knew beginning in 1957. He describes his family of destructive, alcoholic men and forgiving, durable women. The reader will learn about the distorted dreams Stinson conjured amid the quirky, and often humorous life of rural Alabama. A life of rebellion against the austere Pentecostal religion of his father. And, a youthful perspective of his first experience with alcohol, sex, and love. The book vividly details the trauma of a diving accident that left him a quadriplegic at seventeen years of age and follows him through the crude realities associated with paralysis: bodily functions, humiliating incidents, and sex as a paralysis victim. An issue many literary critics express as one too often "fudged upon" by evasive, celebrity writers. Stinson continues with his slow and measured reemergence into society as he finally accepts his paralyzed condition and begins to enjoy life in the swamps of Alabama. And later, his reckless escapades to try to recapture his wild youth. And afterwards, his first marriage and the teaching position he earned that provided the rewarding relationships with students and their acceptance of him as a "wheelchair bound teacher. Apart from the book's early focus on the eccentric Southern environment and the trauma of quadriplegia, the remaining focus will be a revelation of the growing phenomenon of American men who seek and marry Russian women through internet introduction agencies. A strange marriage between a Russian bride and a quadriplegic Southerner is explored in perspective. The reader will follow this quirky marriage with its episodes of extreme love, cultural conflict, and personal turmoil. The audience will finish this book not with pity, but entertained, warned, and inspired by the survival, ho

Selected Writings

Author: Hildegard of Bingen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 149

Benedictine nun, poet and musician, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was one of the most remarkable figures of the Middle Ages. She undertook preaching tours throughout the German empire at the age of sixty, and was consulted not only by her religious contemporaries but also by kings and emperors, yet it is largely for her apocalyptic and mystical writings that she is remembered. This volume includes selections from her three visionary works, her treatises on medicine and the natural world, her devotional songs, and fascinating letters to prominent figures of her time. Dealing with such eternal subjects as the relationship between humans and nature, and men and women, Hildegard's works show her to be a wide-ranging thinker who created such fresh, startling images and ideas that her writings have been compared to Dante and Blake.

Situations Before Heaven

Author: Carl L. Johnson II

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 194

View: 417

Life obstacles that we experience good or bad pave our path. Although it may appear things are not working in your favor always remember God will see his people through. Our father watches every tear we cry whether it is tears of love, joy, laughter, hurt or pain. We must understand each situation we encounter is not by accident, for God is the author of our life. The Lord has made each of us a testimony that should be shared among one another and he deserves all the glory. As a youngster, I was told there is no problem to hard for our Lord Jesus Christ to solve. We all have a purpose, every day situation prepares us for things that lay ahead, so when opportunities are presented we know how to react or handle them.

Fruit of the Womb

Author: Laura I. Rolle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 579

It is not always easy to be a parent in the best of circumstances and what happens when you become a single mother or your children’s father, later, decides it is best the children live with him, and take them away. How can you fight, or what do you have, to fight with? You can feel lost, without hope, or defeated. You want to live as God wants you to, but it seems impossible. Fruit of the Womb is the story of Laura and her desire to live according to God’s Word and to be a good example of Christian parenting to her sons. She wanted to be a living example of what God intended mothers to be, but after her children went to live with their father, it seemed impossible. How could she be a God-driven mother without her children? Yet, with faith in God and a strong determination to live His Word, Laura does her best to instill in her sons and other young men how to treat their mother, and their wife, the mother of their children. Being a parent has been called the most important job on earth. God knew would not be easy, not for any parent, and so He provided instructions. Fruit of the Womb shows faith in God can overcome obstacles. The author made mistakes—but thanks to God—she overcame them. You can, too.

Poems from the Heart

God Always speaks to the heart just listen!

Author: Linda J. Cofield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 620

The heart is a wonderful thing. God has given to the human race. So much joy, peace, and understanding, but the most of all is love. We all need to listen to our hearts and we can write a poem about anything we want to. the heart is always listening with so much compassion and precious jewel’s; it will light up your world. The light of the heart warms up the whole room. The heart pumps blood through the anteries and veins. The heart is divided into four chambers. The heart is the center of a person’s feelings. We must always have a warm and strong feeling for God, because he is love.

Let There Be Light

Author: Hildegard of Bingen

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 722

Let There Be Light is an easy-to-use devotional that encourages you to experience the light of God in your daily life. This book offers you a personal, thirty-day retreat based on the spiritual insight and wisdom of St. Hildegard of Bingen, the Benedictine who was canonized in 2012 and who became only the fourth woman to be elevated as a Doctor of the Church. Part of the bestselling 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series, Let There Be Light will help you find your way through the darkness and into the light of divine love. First published in 1997 and now back in print, Let There Be Light is an excellent prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of St. Hildegard of Bingen’s timeless and timely teachings on living in the light of God. Hildegard (1098–1179) was a renowned Benedictine abbess and a popular preacher, teacher, and healer who has been venerated by Christians for centuries. She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in May of 2012 and in October of that same year was elevated as a Doctor of the Church. Rather than a mystic who wrote out of an intense personal experience of God, St. Hildegard is more properly seen as a visionary and a prophet who provides complex images in her writing that are ripe for interpretation. As you reflect on the images offered to her by God, Hildegard offers you a path to live in the light of God each moment of the day. All titles in the 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series contain a brief and accessible morning meditation drawn from the author’s writings, a simple mantra for use throughout the day, and a night prayer to focus your thoughts as the day ends.

Revealing Jesus

A 365-Day Devotional

Author: Darlene Zschech

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 256

Bestselling Author and Renowned Worship Leader Darlene Zschech Darlene Zschech has led millions of Christians in worship as she's written and performed such songs as "Shout to the Lord" and penned bestsellers Extravagant Worship and The Kiss of Heaven. This collection of all new thought-provoking devotions has been designed to accompany her upcoming live album, which will be produced by four-time Grammy award winner Israel Houghton, and will include guest performances by Kari Jobe and Michael W. Smith. Each devotion will reflect on grace given to the reader through Christ's life, death, and resurrection. This beautifully packaged book will be released in conjunction with the album. Perfect for Christians looking for fresh readings on the passion and resurrection of Christ, or as a thoughtful seasonal gift.

Holy Bible

Author: Tyndale

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 1074

View: 167

The NLT Slimline Reference Bible is perfect for today's on-the-go lifestyle. Quality construction and great price make the NLT Slimline Reference Bible a must have. Classic reference features include a dictionary/concordance, end-of-Bible helps, full-color maps, a ribbon marker, and gilded edges.

Slimline Reference Bible NLT

Author: Tyndale House Publisher, Inc.

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 1104

View: 996

The Slimline Reference Bible in the New Living Translation features a portable size and quality construction for today's on-the-go lifestyle. Classic reference features include a dictionary/concordance, words of Christ in red, a daily reading plan, full-color maps, a ribbon marker, and gilded page edges. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages--but even more powerful are stories of how people's lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.

Girls Slimline Bible-NLT

Author: Tyndale

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 1112

View: 746

This adorable edition of God's Word for girls features the easy-to-understand New Living Translation text with a soft-fur, bright-neon LOVE design and silver glittery lining. The BOLD FAITH design on the back cover encourages girls to live out their faith in ways that bring God glory. This hardcover deluxe edition also features purple page edges, neon orange ribbon marker, special presentation page, 8 pages of full-color maps, and a 53-page dictionary/concordance to help locate passages on various topics. The New Living Translation text is excellent for young readers because it is so clear and they can understand what they are reading! When they can read and understand God's Word, God can work in their hearts!

Slimline Reference Bible NLT

Author: Tyndale

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 1104

View: 976

The Slimline Reference Bible in the New Living Translation features a portable size and quality construction for today's on-the-go lifestyle. Classic reference features include a dictionary/concordance, words of Christ in red, a daily reading plan, full-color maps, a ribbon marker, and gilded page edges. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages--but even more powerful are stories of how people's lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.

Holy Bible

New Living Translation, Ebony, Jeremiah 29:11, Leatherlike, Slimline Reference

Author: Tyndale House Publishers

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 1086

View: 576

The Slimline Reference Bible NLT, with its portable size and quality construction, is perfect for today's on-the-go lifestyle. Classic reference features include a dictionary/concordance, end-of-Bible helps, full-color maps, a ribbon marker, presentation page, and gilded page edges. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages--but even more powerful are stories of how people's lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That's why we call it "The Truth Made Clear."

Living with a Purpose Tomorrow

Author: Malcolm J

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 142

View: 100

Containing 142 poems, Living With A Purpose Tomorrow will take readers to a new level of life. It will take them deep into poets psyche, making them gain an understanding of how he felt and what was going on in his mind at the time the poe...m was written. These poems are written to help you understand a part of my life, the author shares. As you continue reading, you will also read inspirational heart touching poems that resonate with your soul. Covering themes on encouragement, inspiration, life, emotions, love, hope, and personal experiences, these poems aim to help those who may be in situations that need emotional or mental support.

A City Called Heaven

Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Author: Robert M. Marovich

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 755

In A City Called Heaven, gospel announcer and music historian Robert Marovich shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago. Marovich follows gospel music from early hymns and camp meetings through the Great Migration that brought it to Chicago. In time, the music grew into the sanctified soundtrack of the city's mainline black Protestant churches. In addition to drawing on print media and ephemera, Marovich mines hours of interviews with nearly fifty artists, ministers, and historians--as well as discussions with relatives and friends of past gospel pioneers--to recover many forgotten singers, musicians, songwriters, and industry leaders. He also examines how a lack of economic opportunity bred an entrepreneurial spirit that fueled gospel music's rise to popularity and opened a gate to social mobility for a number of its practitioners. As Marovich shows, gospel music expressed a yearning for freedom from earthly pains, racial prejudice, and life's hardships. In the end, it proved to be a sound too mighty and too joyous for even church walls to hold.