Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Finding the Upside to Life's Downs

Author: Susannah B. Lewis

Publisher: Thomas Nelson


Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In her highly-anticipated nonfiction debut, humorist and popular blogger Susannah B. Lewis (Whoa! Susannah) uses dry wit and an eye for the absurd to find laughter in even the most challenging circumstances. Millions of online fans have flocked to Susannah B. Lewis's hysterical, take-no-prisoners videos that capture her uproarious yet deeply faithful view of the world. Now she brings to book form her keen eye for the absurd as she reveals her experiences growing up in a small Tennessee town. From the time an escaped albino panther wandered into her backyard to the Thanksgiving when an egg in the table's centerpiece hatched a baby chicken to the kind neighbors who brought casseroles in Tupperware for months—even years—after her father died when she was just eleven years old, the stories she tells delve deeply into the rich culture of the South that molded her. Clinging to the promises of God in times of grief and looking for every opportunity to laugh, Lewis is the wry yet wise girl next door who invites you to sit a spell beside her on the front porch.

Finding the Upside of Down

Author: Dionie McNair

Publisher: Total-e-bound


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 162

View: 737

Broken by bullying, Tabitha volunteers and finds just what she needs to mend her life. Being bullied has always been part of Tabitha Cockell’s life. Since first grade her tormentor, Amelia, has hounded her with cruel taunts, name-calling and nasty rumors both face to face and online. She attempts suicide, but is saved in the nick of time by the guy she has just started dating after he reads her suicide note on Facebook. Survival means she has to face life, but she doesn’t know how until she sees a crew of State Emergency Service volunteers at work. She finds the courage to join, and her decision soon has her seeing and understanding life from a whole new perspective.

Making Peace with the Things in Your Life

Why Your Papers, Books, Clothes, and Other Possessions Keep Overwhelming You and What to Do About It

Author: Cindy Glovinsky

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 649

Do you spend much of your time struggling against the growing ranks of papers, books, clothes, housewares, mementos, and other possessions that seem to multiply when you're not looking? Do these inanimate objects, the hallmarks of busy modern life, conspire to fill up every inch of your space, no matter how hard you try to get rid of some of them and organize the rest? Do you feel frustrated, thwarted, and powerless in the face of this ever-renewing mountain of stuff? Help is on the way. Cindy Glovinsky, practicing psychotherapist and personal organizer, is uniquely qualified to explain this nagging, even debilitating problem -- and to provide solutions that really work. Writing in a supportive, nonjudmental tone, Glovinsky uses humorous examples, questionnaires, and exercises to shed light on the real reasons why we feel so overwhelmed by papers and possessions and offers individualized suggestions tailored to specific organizing problems. Whether you're drowning in clutter or just looking for a new way to deal with the perennial challenge of organizing and managing material things, this fresh and reassuring approach is sure to help. Making Peace with the Things in Your Life will help you cut down on your clutter and cut down on your stress!

The World Turned Upside Down

Author: David Drake

Publisher: Baen Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 743

View: 844

An anthology with stories by authors such as Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, and Gordon R. Dickson, features tales selected for their exploration of new worlds.


Foundation of Alchemy, the Principle of Universal Equilibrium

Author: Josué Roussel

Publisher: Archway Publishing


Category: Philosophy

Page: 550

View: 774

The universe is not the fruit of a series of random, chaotic, and blind events. Rather, nature is the manifestation of a work full of intelligent science and wisdom always faithful to and constant with itself. In the search for the original, authentic universe, only the great science of alchemy--founded on the principle that everything works as a whole, in close unity, and is all subdued to the same forces of equilibrium or disequilibrium in origin--has the power to expose the multiple faces of life and death. In Equilibrium, author Josué Roussel diligently explores the basis of the principle of universal equilibrium. This progressive study refines our perceptions in identifying the nature of balance and imbalance in the universe. Rather than being based on an intuitive inspiration, the science of alchemy exclusively provides an interpretation of the dual forces of good and evil--with truth emblazoned on one side and illusion on another. This science of the absolute establishes a close association between the physical world and the invisible world. Nothing is random since every single phenomenon we see and feel means something. Is there truth in spiritual revelation? And how can we make sense of all this? This innovative approach to both science and spirituality through alchemy will ultimately serve as the cornerstone of a series of works related to various themes associated with universal sciences. Building the philosopher’s stone becomes the ultimate lever of alchemy, and its breakthroughs will be demystified like never before!

In This Mountain

Author: Jan Karon

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 420

In her seventh inspirational novel in the bestselling Mitford series, Jan Karon delivers surprises of every kind, including the return of the man in the attic and an ending that no one in Mitford will ever forget. In the little town that’s home-away-from-home to millions of readers, life hums along as usual. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet; Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners; and Percy steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Main Street Grill. Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. As he and Cynthia gear up for a year-long ministry across the state line, a series of events sends shock waves through his faith—and the whole town of Mitford.

Smile! Even If Your Life Is Upside Down

A Memoir of God’s Unfailing Love, Protection, and Restoration

Author: Jenny Matula

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 250

This book is the true story of a child-abuse survivor who found God’s love and through it was able to survive the hard times in her life. The inspirational story of Jenny Matula shows how Psalm 23 came alive and describes how God’s miraculous works in her life gave her the strength to overcome hardships. Each chapter of the book will uplift your spirit with examples of how faith in God’s love enables her to overcome challenges and become stronger in her Christian faith. It is a story that will inspire you to place your trust in God in his love for you.

The Upside of Down

Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

Author: Thomas Homer-Dixon

Publisher: Island Press


Category: Nature

Page: 429

View: 112

"The Upside of Down takes readers on a mind-stretching tour of events that have shaken the world - from the fall of Rome to the 1998 Asian financial crisis to the blackouts of 2003. And it draws on diverse fields - archeology, poetry, politics, science, and economics - to show how we might survive tomorrow's inevitable shocks. Disaster and social upheaval are always terrifying. Homer-Dixon illustrates how they can also catalyze the renewal of our societies and our lives."--BOOK JACKET.

The World of Positive Energy

Author: John Baselmans




Page: 388

View: 346

This book opens the world behind the world in which we live. It is not what we see but what we do, how we live and act. It's about an energy that is easy to pick up and use: It is merely a matter of believing. This book helps you retrieve what you have lost. It will guide you back onto the right track. By reading this book, you may be able to see the 'big picture' of your life. Your eyes will be opened and you will see that everything you need is free and right there. The world of energy will make a decisive difference for your future life. We expect technology, science and computers to give us a good, pleasant and healthy life. But in spite of all our knowledge, we are moving away from our 'core'. The connection with our core is fading. We appear blind and totally dependent on a system. A system that is completely lost.An introduction with a wink to the new world.

Living the Fruit of the Spirit

Lessons from Barney Rubble

Author: Kevin Fontaine

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 646

Dr. Kevin Fontaine, a Christian and a psychologist, presents an entertaining and compelling case that Barney Rubble is a fine example of someone who lived in the Fruit of the Spirit as described by Saint Paul "The Spirit produced the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23 NCV) By presenting Christian modes of conduct and showing how Barney practiced them, this book provides a unique and entertaining blueprint for how to live a life of joy, peace, and contentment. Come on, let Barney show you the way to a more fulfilling Christ-centered life!