At the start of the 1940s, Montana cowgirl Nettie Brady Moser has overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles on the journey toward her dream of being a professional rodeo rider. In the 1920s, she struggled against her family's expectations and social prejudice against rodeo cowgirls. During the Great Depression, falling in love and marrying Jake Moser, then raising their son Neil took priority over rodeos, as did the constant struggle in search of grass for their horses in the drought-stricken dust bowl years. And then when Nettie did resume riding, she was devastated by the death of her friend and mentor, Marie Gibson, in a rodeo accident. In the spring of 1941, Nettie, now 36, has grieved the loss of her friend. To regain her heart and spirit, Nettie is determined to ride again at a Cheyenne, Wyoming. To her dismay, the male-dominated Rodeo Association of America (RAA) enforces its rule barring women from riding rough stock and denies her the chance to ride. Her fury at the discrimination can’t change things for women—yet.
Magical heroes like Harry Potter, Spiderman, or Catwoman provide plenty of entertainment for kids, but in real life heroes are made of sterner stuff than celluloid fantasies. In this inspiring collection of biographies—covering historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Helen Keller as well as contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison and Michael Jordan—critically acclaimed writer and psychologist Sandra McLeod Humphrey teaches young people that heroes were once ordinary people whose strength of character helped them to achieve extraordinary things. Starting with only their dreams, they worked hard and overcame obstacles to make their dreams come true. Some overcame physical handicaps, others psychological barriers like extreme shyness or feelings of inferiority; some faced racial discrimination or educational disadvantage, others financial burdens. In spite of these frustrations and discouragements, all of these people discovered in themselves the patience, perseverance, and determination to pursue their dreams beyond every obstacle. The message is clear: No matter who you are or where you come from, you too can accomplish extraordinary things, as long as you dare to dream and never, never, never give up!
DARE TO DREAM AGAIN! is an inspiring and yet practical book to energize every reader to make a decision to explore all the awesome hidden potentials within. It is also to alert each individual to the urgency of moving out into their divine destiny. You were born to the wonderful exploits to the glory of God. God has placed dynamic skills, strategies, goals, potentials, gift, talent, and DREAMS in you. Too often, because of circumstances, fear, low self-esteem, and negative thoughts, many have allowed their dreams to die. Know that it is not too late! THE LORD HAS NEED OF YOU. So go ahead, and allow your DREAMS to be resurrected by the Spirit of the living God. Yes, GO FORTH AND DARE TO DREAM AGAIN!
Dreams only lead to disappointment. I've had dreams of finding a family and of having my own horse. Something always goes wrong. Look what happened when I took a ride with those boys. The main reason I went was to see some dumb horses; horses that landed me in the hospital and are soon to land me in that hole they call a home. My dreams are history. If I expect the worst I won't be disappointed. Jan Allen wakes up in the hospital after a drunk-driving accident with high school friends. Although innocent, Jan is no longer wanted by her foster parents and is forced to return to the horrible girl's home upon her recovery. Jan used to live in a dream world, but after twelve years of foster-homes and countless foster families, she's convinced herself that dreams do not come true. When Jan meets Tammy, a competitive horse rider, her life is changed forever. Tammy's elaborate schemes present Jan with her dream horse and a compassionate young cowboy. But Jan's dream becomes a nightmare when she crosses paths with Celia, a jealous and vengeful girl who stops at nothing to see Jan ruined. Dare to dream is an exhilarating story filled with the magic of horses, teenage romance, and the struggles of a young girl who Dared to Dream.
This book does not do full justice to the many memories that were provided to me by the extraordinary characters that were my shipmates, but in recording those great times, I have now relived most of those fantastic experiences that time has not dimmed and enjoyed them as if they had just happened. Now, I would like to share them with you, the reader.
Gallery owner and artist Desiree Armstrong is lucky to be alive after a fire destroyed her SoHo studio. Since then, she's been unable to paint. With the pressure of an upcoming art exhibit looming, she's in a panic and getting nowhere fast…until her best friend and sorority sister, Rachel, steps in. Rachel insists Desiree take a vacation, and even makes the reservation herself. But her good intentions could backfire—the reservation just happens to be at the Sag Harbor bed-and-breakfast owned by Desiree's ex-fiancé, Lincoln Davenport. When Desiree walks back into his life, it will be up to Lincoln to extinguish lingering doubts from the past and gently rekindle her love for him.…
When we are alone, our shields can come down. We no longer need to hide behind the many masks we wear. We don't have to waste energy hiding our flaws from others. But in the apparent safety of that solitude, there lurks a trap. Too many of us choose to focus on past traumas and dramas. It's easy to get trapped by the regrets, pains, and failures of the past?and fears of what disappointments may await in the future. Why do we choose to allow what has happened and what may happen to destroy any hope of a happy life today? There is a way to escape this negative, unproductive, and self-destructive way of life?and you won't believe how much your life will change when you decide you?ve had enough of being your own worst enemy. Dare to Dream: Your Journey of a Lifetime focuses on developing the most important and valuable relationship you will ever have?the relationship you have with yourself. When you can embrace yourself, you can embrace others. When you can forgive yourself, you can forgive others. When you can accept yourself, you can accept others. When you can love yourself, you can love others. Throughout Dare to Dream, you will fi nd simple truths, tools, techniques, and resources to start living an authentic life you can love, starting right now?authentically. One step at a time, each step consciously leads you in the direction you choose to go with love and with joy.