“There are three things I’ll always do . . . love you, hug you, read to you!” The simple promise of togetherness offered in this board book is enhanced by interactive prompts throughout, encouraging parents to engage with their child while reading. Studies show that asking questions, like the ones in this book, helps children learn to read faster than if they just listen to a story. Love and literacy are gifts we can give to our children every day! Also available as a bilingual (Spanish and English) edition entitled Te Amo, te Abrazo, leo contigo! From the Board edition.
How to Understand Yourself and Improve All Your Relationships
Author: Gary Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
The secret to great relationships—just for teens #1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages® has sold over 10 million copies, helping countless relationships thrive. Simply put, it works. But do the five love languages work for teens, for their relationships with parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, and significant others? Yes! Introducing A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages, the first-ever edition written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind. It guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others. This highly practical book will help teens answer questions like: What motivates and inspires me? What does it mean to be a caring friend? What communicates love to my family? What is the best way to get along with the opposite sex? Features include: A straight-forward overview of the 5 love languages A profile/assessment instrument specifically geared to teens Practical examples/tips for how to apply each language in a teen’s context Graphics that drive home key concepts Teens' relationships matter, and these simple ideas will help them thrive.
A Story of Alzheimer's, Death and a Daughter's Healing Journey
Author: Glenda Rueger Payne
Publisher: Balboa Press
What youll find when you open this book. . . There may come a time when you have to see a family member slowly progress through the ravages of illness and imminent death. Some of us may have the stressful and thankless responsibility of being a primary caregiver at the end of anothers life. How would you do if faced with this role, especially if your family member was not someone who cared for you as you wanted to be nurtured and loved? What if during childhood that person caused you great pain? How loving could you really be? How forgiving? Could you be fully present for them during their time of pain and suffering? This is the journey talented author Glenda Rueger Payne takes you on in her book, Nothing Left But Love. Glenda tells her powerful story through journal entries written during her mothers final days and reflections afterwards. We feel the sweetness of Glendas healing path to forgiveness. She finds a way to give voice to those parts of herself that didnt have a voice as a child. She offers a unique and personal daughters perspective on the daily routine of the latter period of her mothers life as Alzheimers and congestive heart failure take over. Reflections of her mothers decline are interspersed with moments of pure humor. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a sense of how to come to terms with the past, especially with a parent, while building resilience and self-empowerment. Alina Frank Best- selling author and EFT-Matrix Reimprinting Trainer www.alinafrank.com
When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.
Following the success of the highly acclaimed Falling in Love with Jesus, Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli give women the encouragement needed to become radiant women of Christ. The Colors of His Love will help women go deeper with Jesus by applying the secrets from John's first letter, learning to clothe themselves in Christ's love. Instead of being a washed-out beige, living mediocre lives, they can become radiant with the colors of love. Using art as a literary theme throughout the book, facets of God's love are paralleled with colors, giving women vivid pictures of how the imprint of God's love can change their lives. This art theme will be carried out visually in classic masterpieces that illustrate biblical stories of God's transforming love such as Esther, Doubting Thomas, and the Good Samaritan. Includes such chapters as: Embroidered with Gold It's Not Easy Being Green True Blue Red is the Color of the Blood that Flowed Down
The Wright family continues with their lives in On The Scene II: Status Check. After the tragic shooting on the Texas Tower, Stacy finds herself in a struggle to help her father save the life of her mother, taken down by a would be suitor. Stacy and Kimberly continue their quest for gymnastic titles while tragedies they deal with their chaotic and exciting home life. Kevins work remains a constant source of controversy between him and Helen, but Helens brush with death opens her eyes her past actions and the family she has betrayed. New experiences open to all our characters as they deal with day to day life, life and death situations and more complicated societal issues. Kevin rescues a child for the second time during On The Scene II. A tragedy brings the Wright family together, yet ambitions threaten to tear them apart. Sit back and ride along. More emergency calls place stress on Kevin, his staff and his family!
The gripping tale of one man’s survival in the wilderness. On the night of April 9, 1997, Warren Macdonald took his final step as a "complete" human being. A fit and experienced hiker, Macdonald had set out with a new Dutch companion to make the grueling climb to the top of Australia’s spectacular Mount Bowen. They lost their way after a full day on the trail and pitched camp beside a narrow creek. Shortly after dusk, as he scrambled up an embankment away from the creek in the darkness, Macdonald was horrified to hear a loud crack. A second later he was lying in the creek bed, both his legs pinned by a giant boulder. What had begun as a two-day adventure had suddenly turned into a nightmare. Try as they might, the two men could not budge the massive piece of granite. There was nothing for it: Macdonald’s companion would have to hike out at dawn and make a solitary, perilous descent—a journey of at least eight hours—to get help. A gifted storyteller, Macdonald captures the terror and high drama of his hours alone in the wilderness, but he also writes eloquently about his life both before and after the accident.
LOUISIANA PLAYS by Hiram Ed Taylor is a collection of 4 plays developed in workshops or staged readings at the New Orleans Theatre Experiments Lab, a group dedicated to creating new works about Louisiana. The first play, PROPHECY a comedy about the future of mankind was given two staged readings before an audience at the Contemporary Arts Center. The second play SAVAGE PRIDE, a ghost play about survival, was also given a reading at the CAC. The third a musical about sex, BOURBON STREET had 5 songs performed at the DramaRama Festival at the CAC and then a staged presentation at LePetit Theatre du Vieux Carre. The last musical about life after death, HEAVENS BAR was presented at the Firehouse Theatre in Mobile, Alabama. Taken as a group they represent a body of work by Mr. Taylor over the past 8 years. All four scripts are comedy, although they border on serious themes and are dramatic and tragic in places. Louisiana serves as a place where life and human folly are examined in comic detail. There is an abundance of terrific roles for women in each play; especially for older actresses over 40. They seem to represent the MotherGoddess who controls the flow of the script through the mess the men characters make of their lives. Wife, mother, fortune teller, heavenly bartender (god) or whore, they are the power in each script. The scripts may not seen commercial because of their content and language. Musicals about sex with S&M numbers and Homosexuality presented as normal every day events are hard to get produced in current regional theaters concerned with their grants being cut because of the current government standards. Although Southern Baptist audiences in Mobile, Alabama loved HEAVENS BAR, script readers in other parts of the country have decided it is too much about religion for their theaters to take a chance on possibly offending someones beliefs. So, we have chosen to publish the plays as written without care who they may outrage. They are bold and they are daring and isnt that what good theater is suppose to be about? They are also highly theatrical and deserve to be on a stage performed live for an audience. But, until that time, here they are in print.