Nobody Needs to be afraid of the dark. Poor Griffin. Every night when he turns out the lights, his room turns as black as a starless sky. He tries to be brave, but his toes curl up and his hands grow cold and his heart beats fast and his legs turn to jelly. Can someone take away the shakes and the shivers and the quakes and the quivers? Is there anybody big enough to keep him safe? Tenderly written to help calm children’s fears, this delightfully illustrated tale reassures children that they are not alone in feeling afraid of the dark and offers them this comforting promise: “God’s perfect love takes away fear” (1 John 4:18).
St John of the Cross was a 16th century Spanish mystic who wanted to reform Catholicism and encourage the integration of meditative practices by its followers. Because of this, he was locked up by other monks and during his imprisonment he wrote one of the world's most famous spiritual poems Dark Night of the Soul. After his escape, he then wrote a commentary to the poem to explain how to deal with any period when one feels completely cut off from God, and totally uninspired by anything. This is the first time the poem and its commentary have been translated by anyone outside the Catholic Church, and the language is exceptionally contemporary and relevant to our everyday concerns, no matter whether the reader is a Catholic, Buddhist or Muslim - or just having a hard time.
Finally, a way to ease the most challenging times of day with baby. Since signed gestures enable babies to “tell” caregivers what they want and need before they can talk, mealtime and bedtime are occasions when signing can really come in handy. Based on Dr. Miller's popular workshops, Mealtime and Bedtime Sing & Sign is a user-friendly guide featuring over 200 signs with photos, instructions, and activities. An all-new, 12-song CD with upbeat music followed by calm lullabies teaches and reinforces key signs.
New York Times bestseller SHE LOST EVERYTHING SHE LOVED. HE HAD EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED. BUT COULD SHE FIND THE COURAGE TO TRUST HIM? Stepping from a battered coach on a rainy April eve, newly widowed Elisabeth Kerr must begin again, without husband or title, property or fortune. She is unafraid of work and gifted with a needle, but how will she stitch together the tattered remnants of her life? And who will mend her heart, torn asunder by betrayal and deception? Elisabeth has not come to Selkirk alone. Her mother-in-law, Marjory Kerr, is a woman undone, having buried her husband, her sons, and any promise of grandchildren. Dependent upon a distant cousin with meager resources, Marjory dreads the future almost as much as she regrets the past. Yet joy still comes knocking, and hope is often found in unexpected places. Then a worthy hero steps forward, rekindling a spark of hope. Will he risk his reputation to defend two women labeled as traitors to the Crown? Or will a wealthy beauty, untainted by scandal, capture his affections? The heartrending journey of the Kerr women comes to a glorious finish in Mine Is the Night, a sparkling gem of redemption and restoration set in eighteenth-century Scotland.
Working at Philipp's 66 Gas Station across the grey cracked Newberry Indian Stadium, one saw a lot. In this book, Doc is me. I use the amalgam of Banned for a certain character in The Dark Knight. For our city, there was no Dark Night, or no Super Being to save us, only a black night of the soul. In this book I try to recollect the past of 72-82, my crusades, my fights, fears and loss. I have tried when in doubt to leave or change names about this jungle of nature. If you find yourself in the book, it is by fault and you should contact me to get a taste of the profits. Now to our story, our time, when we always tried to call or find a Dark Night in Newberry. This book also contains banned material I submitted to Major Publishers without successes. Why am I writing this 30 years gone by and most of the people in the story, I have never heard from since '82. They are statues in my Hall of Fame, they are legends, they are precious to me. As I try to re-create life, it kills me slowly. It sheds layers of my soul to you. Please handle this book with care and the ones who love you as well. Never forget them, never let the past leave you behind. I love you for even taking your precious time to try to follow me on this hell of a journey. Let the Dark Night find me once before it is too late! Author's Note: The thunder I hear is nothing to the storm coming, then and now. We were young, naïve, high and without a guide. Parents were well AWOL. This is not one of those I feel sorry for myself books. But if you don't cry, laugh, smile or love Newberry more or less, then I need to find a new soul, a new way. We all wanted to get out of Newberry, but Newberry won't let us be. The Dark Night looks upon us still and lets see what we might be. (Doc Banned Cole) July 24, 2012 I don't do Table of Contents, Newberry's No Show on a Dark Night Would Not Allow Doc to do it!