For we know that all things work together for the good for those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 A note from me to you: Life can take us through many changes, some good, some bad, some wrong, some right and I believe that it is not by our strength or might alone that we come through but by the word that made this existence for us and a helping hand or two. And remember that all things work together in order for you and I to be the best that we can, give and have all that we can, and to learn to laugh, love and cry all that we can in order to enrich our lives and all others well meet as well. So let peace be still and try not to worry too much. For I know God still has the best hand! Gods call makes us humble, yet tall.... But mans call makes you stumble and fall.
In this sublime book the minds of two mystics intermingle in a work of inspired vision and clarity. Jalalud-Din Rumi, enlightened spiritualist poet of Sufism, has been venerated by Moslems everywhere since his death in 1273. No other poet in history—not even Shakespeare or Dante—has made so exalted and comprehensive an impact on his own civilization, and in the latter part of the twentieth century he has become, for people of every race and creed, the poet of the new mystical Renaissance that is slowly but surely coming to its flowering. No one has done more than Andrew Harvey to spread popular awareness of Rumi’s message. Himself a charismatic mystic, he has spent the last twenty years of his life in search of the essential truths that could transform the spiritual barrenness at the heart of modern Western civilization. In his books Love’s Fire and Speaking Flame he has re-created Rumi’s poems with a brilliance that speaks eloquently to us today. The Way of Passion draws on the poems to present a guide to the contemporary spiritual and ecological crisis. Each chapter, Harvey tells us, is “a dance, a dance of mirrors, in which essential spiritual themes return to be reflected in different constellations and harmonies, a dance around Rumi and that mystery of Love he lived and expressed so completely.” Inspired by Rumi’s voice and by his own startling ability to see into the innermost heart of life, Harvey urges us to change, to have faith and to act through Love to transform this time of Apocalypse into the time of Resurrection. The passion of his words shines from the pages with an intensity that can embrace and inspire us all.
Stories of First Dates, Soul Mates and Everlasting Love
Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Whether it is at first sight, develops over time with a close friend, or it hits you like a ton of bricks--falling in love is a lyrical life-changing event. Chicken Soup for the Soul® Love Stories will transport you to the moments of your life that were filled with devotion and unconditional love.
Passion for the Soul is a collection of poems written over a period of several years and expressing the emotional ups and downs of author Darius Wallace’s life. He began writing poetry as a way to cope with the heartache and pain of his life. His grandmother, whom he lovingly calls “mah,” provided him with a soft, gentle, and loving side, which is revealed in his writings. His inspiring poetry reveals his true passion for every soul as he conveys his love for mankind. He explores sadness and pain as uttered in “Confused,” as well as expresses a hope for love in “Beauty of a Princess,” all while displaying true, raw emotions in his verses. “I Lied” Through my window older kids were playing football; And Momma told me not to go outside. But I was young and didn’t see the danger; They roughed me up so much I cried. I sneaked backed in with bruises and a broken arm; And when Momma asked me how I did it ... I lied. She said son I know you want to be a hero; But your life means so much more to Me than your pride. And when you’re grown and gone you’re going to face the devil; I hope you learn, sometimes you’ve got to step aside. I hugged my Momma and said I would never leave Her; She looked and smiled because She knew ... I lied. ...
Writing under the nom de plume Diane du Pont, New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline Briskin brings to life the fury and intrigue of the French Revolution in a spellbinding, sensual novel of passion, betrayal, and love Manon d’Epinay is on her way to Paris to wed one of the most powerful nobles in France, an adviser to King Louis. But en route, her coach is attacked by marauding revolutionaries. To save her family, Manon strikes a devil’s bargain with a seductive highwayman that will seal her fate. For revolution is about to tear France apart—and transform her life forever. The French Passion is the vibrant story of three ardent people at a momentous turning point in history: Manon, a daring, impoverished aristocrat caught between two charismatic men, who does what she must to survive; Andre, whose past is cloaked in mystery and who risks his life to protect the woman he loves as he fights to bring justice and equality to his countrymen; and the Comte de Crequi, bound by the age-old laws of nobility and class, whose passions for his country and for Manon run deeper than anyone could have imagined.
It is said that in this life we have three life paths. The first two are spent finding out who we are. If you are lucky to enter the third life path, you will find fulfillment of the first two. Overcoming life's mishaps comes only through a belief in God and a fervent determination to stay on course, no matter what. To persist is to stand firmly in your faith and when all else fails, continue to stand, always.
The amazing story of a boy who makes every day matter
Author: Alexander Stobbs
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Our lives are precious. Never more so than for 19-year-old Alexander Stobbs who has been a cystic fibrosis sufferer from birth. For him, each day could be his last. But as he says in the BAFTA-nominated documentary - A Boy Called Alex - 'you can't do stuff if you're afraid'.A truly inspiring story of a young musician determined to live his dreams, Alex takes us on his journey to survive a daily round of drugs and treatments as he also prepares for his yearning ambition to conduct Bach's three-hour-long St Matthew Passion. Everything we take for granted is a struggle for Alex - eating, sleeping, even breathing. His determination to live life to the full, constantly striving for perfection in his musical performance, is set against the exhausting every day rigours of medication and treatment simply to keep him alive. Yet he has already achieved some extraordinary goals. An Eton scholar, he has now won a further music scholarship to King's College, Cambridge. Introduced here by his mother Suzanne, Alex's account of living with no certainty about his future is a spur to all of us to make every day count.
An unexplained mid-air explosion takes the lives of Reggie Nutsbaghs parents, causing him to forsake a promising career as a police pathologist in Las Vegas to search for an answer to their untimely deaths. Teaming with a new friend, Toby Preston, who leaves his position as a Lieutenant on the police force in the Northwest city Bremerton, Washington they travel to Israel to search for clues as to what happened to the his parents. In doing so, they uncover information concerning a subversive organization called DONE. Attempts on their lives, as well as their loved ones and friends cause the team to dig deeper and they discover a plot to undermine the government of the United States led by an elusive criminal they now only as Mr. Big. Their continued investigation reveals corruption in the FBI, the State Department and local governments. The book ends with a battle at an abandoned Air Force Base in northern Montana and a confrontation with Mr. Big.
Sharlamagne Dickens cherished her family, was intrigued by the past, adored antiques, and enjoyed working at the antique store owned by her parents. Her life, like most, had been touched by tragedy and loss, yet she was happy. Though her life was not void of romance, it was void of a certain emotional passion. Still, she was young and assumed that one day some man might manage to sweep her off her feet. Sharlamagne did not expect to be entirely bowled over, however. And the day she first set eyes on Maxim Tanner, she was! Elisaveta Tanner's grandson, Maxim, was the dreamiest, most attractive archetypal male Sharlamagne and her sister, Gwen, had ever seen! Tall, dark, and illegally handsome, Maxim Tanner possessed not only fabulous looks, money, and the sweetest grandmother in the world but also a fair amount of local fame. He was gorgeous, clever, and pathetically out of reach for any average girl. And so Sharlamagne went about her life happy and satisfied-for she had no idea what sort of emotional intensity the right man could inflame in her. She had no conception of how an age-old mystery and one man could converge to unleash a passion so powerful that it would be either the greatest gift she had ever known-or her final undoing.