Grace Fox, author of the popular 10-MinuteTime Outs for Moms, encourages busy women to make time for what matters most—their relationship with God. Using real-life stories and Scripture-based prayers, she crafts short, inspirational devotions designed to lead readers into a deeper understanding of God's truth. They'll get the most out of their moments of quietness as they begin to understand their true value as daughters of God respond realistically to other people's expectations overcome bitterness, worry, and fear In just minutes a day, busy women will find personal encouragement and renewal as well as practical how-to's for living effective Christian lives at home, in the church, and in their communities.
A romance that lasts starts with good communication. Whether you're just getting to know each other or have been married for decades, this pocket-size trove of short, open-ended questions is sure to spark fun and meaningful conversations that will help you connect on many levels.
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” —Chinese proverb “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” —Proverbs 22:6 “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” —Chinese proverb Famous proverbs like these have given us wisdom and great insight throughout the ages. These iconic phrases and sayings along with countless others have been coined by the most brilliant of minds. Various proverbs have been instrumental in the successful handling of some of life’s most challenging moments. Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, and King Solomon are just a few of the renowned men whose words not only surpassed their lifespans, but their words remain relevant to this time. In Jump Start your Day, Darius Nixon has composed an inspiring devotional designed to motivate your personal and spiritual development. Every page is filled with impactful and original proverbs that are sure to electrify the start of each new day. “There are those who suggest that dreams are fragments of the imagination, but on the contrary, I believe your dreams are a preview of a coming attraction.” —Darius Nixon
The Books and Stories to Read with Your Child--and All the Best Times to Read Them
Author: Pam Allyn
Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)
Personal care, newfound energy, and a revitalized appearance remain invaluable commodities among consumers. Learn the ins and outs of starting a successful business in one of today’s hottest industries: salons and day spas. From laying the groundwork and establishing yourself in the marketplace to holding a grand opening and developing service policies, this step-by-step guide takes you from big-picture plans to day-to-day dealings in your new spa and salon. Plus, gain insight, advice, and tips from interviews with practicing hair salon and day spa owners.
The Insider's Guide to Avoiding Mistakes, Choosing the Right Program, Working with Professors, and Just How a Person Actually Writes a 200-Page Paper
Author: Jason R. Karp
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Study Aids
How to Survive Your PhD is your insider's guide to avoiding mistakes, choosing the right program, working with professors, and just how a person actually writes a 200-page paper When you're getting your PhD, you never know what surprises to expect. But now, you can be prepared! How to Survive Your PhD is your step-by-step guide to the right way to tackle every part of the doctoral process. Getting your PhD is not an easy process, and the decisions you make before and during your doctoral work can mean the different between having a PhD in four years or eight, Jason Karp has been there and made the mistakes and he shows you just what to avoid, what you should be doing, and how to make the best use of your time and resources. Plus insider tips on: Choosing Your School Dealing with Finances Picking the Right Academic Advisor Researching the Dissertation Managing Your Time The Exams Tricks of the Trade The Defense And so much more
Starting each morning with God is a must. Studying the Holy Word and talking to God everyday can change your life. I set my alarm atleast 30 minutes early every day to allow time with God. Keeping a prayer journal helps me to focus on my prayer, crying out to God with an honest heart. God longs to hear from us. I started writing devotions to help me cope with difficult times and before I knew it, I set a goal of 365. Each of these devotions were revealed to me from God as we spent time together every morning and throughout the day. I hope these words will bless you as much as they have blessed me.