America's most successful Grand Prix rider, Margie Goldstein Engle is the star attraction at any horse show in which she competes, as well as a role model for a generation of young equestrians. Despite her parents' objections, young Margie worked odd jobs at stables in exchange for riding lessons, then proved her ability in the show ring on ponies and, later, on horses. Her first Grand Prix victory came in 1986 on Daydream, and was followed by such notable blue-ribbon successes as the prestigious American Invitational, the Budweiser AGA Show Jumping Championship, and representing the United States in Nations Cups. She is the American Grandprix Association's only eight-time Rider of the Year, and the first rider ever to place first, second, third, fourth, and fifth in a single Grand Prix class. The route to the top was not an easy one. Margie had to overcome financial challenges and a series of bone-breaking injuries that threatened to end her career. But thanks to her courage and tenacity, and the love and support of her family--especially husband, Steve--and her sponsors and fans, she rebounded to increased prominence at the international level. In addition to telling this extraordinary and inspiring story, the book offers many of the horsemanship tips and techniques that have given Margie and her students the winner's edge. Written by someone who has known Margie best--her mother--No Hurdle Too High will appeal to everyone, rider or not, who thrills to challenges and triumphs at the highest level.
In September 1972, Rodney Milburn of Opelousas, Louisiana, won the Olympic gold medal in the men's 110-meter high hurdles. Raised amid segregation and poverty in the 1950s and 60s, Milburn honed his skills on a grass track over wooden hurdles. In a career that spanned more than a decade, he established himself as the greatest hurdler of his era and one of the greatest athletes in track history. This biography chronicles Milburn's rise from poverty to international athletic stardom. Loved ones, as well as track legends Renaldo Nehemiah, Dwight Stones, Tonie Campbell, Brian Oldfield and Bill Collins, relate Milburn's remarkable achievements and humble nature.
Presents professional information designed to keep Army engineers informed of current and emerging developments within their areas of expertise for the purpose of enhancing their professional development. Articles cover engineer training, doctrine, operations, strategy, equipment, history, and other areas of interest to the engineering community.
Teaching managers how to structure a successful interview, spot exceptional candidates, and hire only those who will add value to the business, this work includes advice on what questions to ask and how to put candidates at ease.
Take advantage of your free time and learn how to Handle unemployment without flipping your lid Escape video game overdose Face Black Monday (and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, etc.) Have fun for little or no money Gain new perspectives Keep loved ones sane while you are jobless Rid yourself of resentment Feel confident with a lower standard of living Explainjob loss to children Set a financial plan
A candid memoir of growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution that is sure to inspire. Da Chen grew up as an outcast in Communist China. His family’s legacy had been one of privilege prior to the revolution, but now in the Chairman Mao era, they are treated with scorn. For Da Chen, that means that all of his successes and academic achievements are nullified when one teacher tells him that, because of his “family’s crimes,” he can never be more than a poor farmer. Feeling his fate is hopeless, Da responds by dropping out. Da’s life takes a dark turn, and he soon begins hanging out with a gang. However, all is not lost. After Chairman Mao’s death, Da realizes that an education and college might be possible. He begins to study–all day and into the night. His entire family rallies to help him succeed, working long hours in the rice fields and going into debt to ensure that Da has an education. Their struggle would not be in vain. When the final exam results are posted, Da has one of the highest scores in the region, earning him a place at the prestigious Beijing University and a future free from the scars of his past. This inspiring memoir, adapted for young readers from Colors of the Mountain, is one that will rally readers to defy the odds. Praise for China’s Son “Humor and unflinching honesty inform the narrative, which is shot through with lyrical descriptions.”—Publishers Weekly “Da Chen’s narrative moves smoothly, communicating setting and character with an immediacy that will draw young readers in.”—Kirkus Reviews
Now thoroughly revised, with a new cover and all-new devotions that reflect the concerns couples face today, the bestselling Couples' Devotional Bible is designed to help you build your relationship on the one foundation you can count on: God's Word. Developed in partnership with Christianity Today International's Marriage Partnership magazine staff and contributors, this Bible was created to aid couples, particularly in the first years of marriage, in understanding the biblical foundation for marriage. Topics include: Communication. Work and Career. Sex. Setting Goals. Step Parenting. Money. Fears. Worship. Forgiveness. Each devotion is tailored and relevant, written to apply God's words to issues that are important to couples. Features: * New International Version text * 260 all-new weekday devotions by contributors such as Lauren Winner, Jennifer Schuchmann, Wayne Brouwer, and Carla Barnhill * Connection Time at the end of every weekday devotion promotes application and interaction * 52 weekend devotions include advice from bestselling writers, marriage therapists, and pastors, including Les and Leslie Parrott, Gary Thomas, Bill and Lynne Hybels, and Gary Smalley * Weekend devotions also contain tips, helps, quizzes, activities, and an application tied to couples from the Bible * Index to features, list of contributors, recommended reading ... and more * Double-column format Font size: 8.8pt
This devotional book contains brief stories of people who have experienced everyday miracles firsthand. Topics include miraculous voices, visions, prayers, blessings, encounters, healings, rescues, escapes, births, and faith.