Sometimes wrong is extra right. Mallory Spencer is in charge. As the face of Soho Savvy, the advertising firm she owns with her three best friends, it's important that she's poised, polished, and put together. However, as she watches her friends couple up and settle down, she wonders about her own happily ever after. One thing's for sure. It's not going to happen with that blue-eyed bartender from Showplace. It's irritatingly clear they couldn't be more wrong for each other...or have more chemistry. Hope Sanders wants nothing more than to keep her head down and craft a better life for herself running everyone's favorite nightspot. That means ignoring the groupies that flock to the bar to stare at her all night. However, an uptight brunette has snagged Hope's attention and she knows a challenge when she sees it. A Soho Loft Romance
Early Care and Education's Leadership Choices—12 Years Later
Author: Stacie G. Goffin
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Ready or Not made its mark in 2007 by boldly calling for a field-wide response to the question: “What defines and bounds early care and education as a field of practice?” A dozen years later, this question remains pivotal to the field’s understanding of its present and its aspirations for the future. In this updated and expanded edition, Goffin and Washington reunite to examine the major issues that must still be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. This second edition will help everyone whose work impacts the ECE workforce, including those working directly with children, to deepen their commitment to adaptive and systems work and to develop the leadership capacity needed to become change agents. Ready or not, early childhood education needs to tackle its adaptive challenges. Nothing less will enable it to shift the field’s developmental trajectory, fulfill its potential, and satisfy its obligations to children, families, and society. “The second edition of Ready or Not is a reflective self-examination of the field of early care and education. It is a must-read book.” —Marquita Furness Davis, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Goffin and Washington boldly identify the barriers and opportunities we face.” —Anne Douglass, University of Massachusetts Boston “A must-read for those that are invested in early care and education.” —Tracy Ehlert, State Representative for Iowa House District 70, Cedar Rapids, IA “A must-read for everyone who is committed to the field’s success.” —Ariel Ford, Office of Early Learning, City of Chattanooga
Why Treating Children as Small Adults Endangers Th
Author: Kay S. Hymowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
"Children today grow up so fast!" How often we hear those words, uttered both in frustrated good humor and in dumbfounded astonishment. Every day the American people hear about kids doing things, both good and bad, that were once thought to be well beyond their scope: flying airplanes, running companies, committing mass murder. Creatures of the information age, today's children sometimes seem to know more than their parents. They surf the Internet rather than read books, they watch South Park instead of The Cosby Show, they wear form-fitting capri pants and tank tops instead of sundresses; in short, they are sophisticated beyond their years. These facts lead us to wonder: Is childhood becoming extinct? In Ready or Not, Kay S. Hymowitz offers a startling new interpretation of what makes our children tick and where the moral anomie of today's children comes from. She reveals how our ideas about childrearing itself have been transformed, perniciously, in reponse to the theories of various "experts" -- educators, psychologists, lawyers, media executives -- who have encouraged us to view children as small adults, autonomous actors who know what is best for themselves and who have no need for adult instruction or supervision. Today's children and teenagers have been encouraged by their parents and teachers to function as individuals to such an extent that they make practically every decision on their own -- what to wear, what to study, and even what values they will adhere to. The idea of childhood as a time of limited competence, in which adults prepare the young for maturity, has fallen into disrepute; independence has become not the reward of time, but rather something that our children have come to expect and demand at increasingly younger ages. One of the great ironies of turning our children into small adults is that American society has become less successful at producing truly mature men and women. When sophisticated children do grow up, they often find themselves unable to accept real adult responsibilities. Thus we see more people in their twenties and thirties living like children, unwilling to embark on careers or to start families. Until we recognize that children are different from grownups and need to be nurtured as such, Hymowitz argues, our society will be hollow at its core.
Coming Ready Or Not: Global Warming by Trevor S. Bourn An exciting blend of science fiction and political intrigue, Coming Ready Or Not by Trevor S. Bourn is a new novel readers will not want to miss. Set in Australia, it tells the story of a group of civilians and government officials who must confront the challenge of a worldwide social and environmental disaster. Is this impending doom the result of global warming, of alien invasion, or of international conspiracy? Read Coming Ready Or Not and you, like the rest of humanity, will soon find answers in the book that will challenge your understanding of current events and your old perceptions of reality. Reader beware: listen to the frogs!
What a difference a day can make. Events that happen to us on any given day can change our lives forever. What about the day after high school graduation? What about the day after you get married? The day after your first child is born? Your life will never be the same after events such as these. But there is another day coming, which will come without warning and change the whole world overnight. It will be the end of this age. You will either be ready for it and survive or not be ready and endure the result. Author Lloyd J. Vogan’s Ready or Not, Here I Come is about how to survive the future—your future. Learn the truth about who you really are. There is much more to you than what you see in the mirror. He teaches you the difference between joy and happiness. Discover how to have a peace within you that surpasses all human understanding, regardless of the circumstances you may be in at present You are at the crossroads and need to decide which path to follow—the broad one that many are on—which seems so right—or the narrow one that leads to your eternal security. Everything is at stake. Ready or Not, Here I Come explains in simple language what you need to know to make the right choice.
This book is a written version of my first sermon. It is not a story or an autobiography, so please do not read it as such. It is simply the preached word written in a simple manner for easy reading. As you read it, think of actually being in church and hearing me preach. No, I did not preach this whole book, but I did preach on every subject matter that you will read later on in Galatians chapter 5. When I was a little girl, we played a game called hide-and-seek. Several people could hide in this game at one time, but only one person could seek. The person that was chosen to seek was called IT. Everyone else would hide. As everyone was running to find a hiding place, IT was counting to ten. "One, two, three, four, five." And to make the game a little more fun, or to make you worry a little bit, IT would say, "Five, five and a half, six, seven, eight, nine, ten." You had about ten seconds to find a place to hide. After IT reached the number 10, he or she would cry with a loud voice, " "READY OR NOT, HERE I COME!" Believe me, Jesus will return one day whether you're ready or not. I trust you will be blessed by this word.
30 Days of Discovery for Foster & Adoptive Parents
Author: Pam Parish
Entering the journey of foster care and adoption can be one of the most daunting decisions that you make as a parent. Parenting a child who has experienced trauma and loss is a rewarding experience, but it's not easy. In this biblically-centered and straight-forward book, Pam Parish helps parents to: Consider the impact of foster care and adoption on their lives and families. Evaluate their motives and expectations for the foster care and adoption experience. Explore foster care and adoption through the lens of scripture. Ready or Not, 30-day Discovery is sure to challenge, inspire and encourage you in your foster care and adoption journey. Praise for Ready or Not: Anyone considering foster care or adoption should first spend 30 days with this book. As foster parents ourselves, we've found Ready or Not to be a valuable tool on our journey. So much so, that it's now a part of the core curriculum for families desiring to foster or adopt in our churches. Pam's transparency throughout the book gives a realistic picture of what to expect. Her Biblical insights powerfully draw us to the heart of God and His love for orphaned and at-risk children. Andy and Sandra Stanley, North Point Community Church In this thought provoking biblical study, Pam Parish clearly captures the journey of adoption and foster care. The experience brings parental transformation. Of critical importance for every perspective adoptive parent is to count the cost. Ready or Not does just that. This is an excellent resource for faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to use as well as adoption ministries within the local church. I highly recommend it! Jayne Schooler, Co-author of Wounded Children, Healing Homes and The Whole Life Adoption Book Foster care and adoption are beautiful. They are also full of brokenness. Potential parents need to be equipped and aware of the realities of adopting children that come from hard places. Pam Parish shares stories of her own personal journey as well as keen wisdom and biblical insight in Ready or Not. I will be recommending this book to every person that is considering foster care and adoption. Ready or Not will be an invaluable tool to help them determine if God is calling them to this journey. Johnny Carr, Author of Orphan Justice This is one of the best resources I've found to count the costs of adopting and fostering, while at the same time creating a supportive team to hold each other up throughout their journeys. Each week, the probing questions lead to deep discussions and honest reflection, calling each of us to consider what unconditional love truly looks like in action. Thank you so much for providing this valuable resource to families considering fostering and adoption! David Hennessey, Director for Global Movements Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Every prospective foster and adoptive parent should be given this book in advance of receiving a child into their home. Pam speaks with such truth, passion and understanding of the journey with a child who comes from a hard place. As a foster and adoptive parent, how I wish we could have had such a resource in the beginning of our journey. This is a MUST read for those considering the decision to foster or adopt. Ruby Johnston, Co-Founder, LAMb International In Ready or Not, Pam challenges us to consider God's heart for orphans and our specific role in aligning our heart with His. This 30-day journey will inspire you through Pam's honest and heartfelt words and through Scriptures that confirmed her calling. It will recalibrate your expectations and motivation as you enter into your own calling. Mary Frances Bowley Founder, Wellspring Living Author of A League of Dangerous Women and The White Umbrella
Everybody recognizes that something big is about to happen. But what is it, and how does one prepare for it? As the grand moment of Christ''s return draws near, many are stirred by a satanic urgency. At its most extreme the false preparation can lead to self-destruction, as with the Heaven''s Gate commune. At its most orthodox the false preparation leads many good Christians to depend upon their own obedience. Ready or Not is author G. Edward Reid''s summation of the imperatives presented in his best-selling books Even at the Door and Sunday''s Coming! The proof is overwhelming that the day of the Lord is fast upon us. Come along on a journey of faith to discover the secrets of preparation. If you have read Even at the Door or Sunday''s Coming! you have been convicted that the end of all things is at hand. Ready or Not is G. Edward Reid''''s best book yet. - Introduction; 1. The Second Coming; 2. Ready or Not; 3. Not Just Somewhere in Time; 4. Signs Upon Signs; 5. The Invitation; 6. The Robe of Righteousness; 7. Be Not Deceived; 8. The Ultimate Authority; 9. The Dead Are Asleep; 10. Miracle Versus Miracles; 11. Beware of False Prophets; 12. He Restores My Soul; 13. More Than a Relationship; 14. He Is Able; 15. Unity Versus Compromise; 16. Love Me, Love My Church; 17. The Overcomers; 18. The Enoch Factor; 19. All on the Altar
There was a time when Christians pioneered the future--from business to church, mathematics to justice reform. Along the way, that redemptive, adaptive movement began to gild in gold the victories of the past, leaving us change averse and frozen in time.But ready or not, the invitation is for kingdom leaders to reclaim their calling to innovate.Weaving together stories with surprising twists, studies with striking conclusions, and spellbinding cultural analysis, Doug Paul unlocks the five phases of kingdom innovation.Practical, hope-filled, and endlessly readable, Ready or Not reveals that whenever God's people have leaned into innovation, the world has shifted on its axis.
The Real Experts' Guide to the Toddler Years With Twins
Author: Elizabeth Lyons
Publisher: Finn-Phyllis Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Elizabeth Lyons and her “multiples” sorority of moms and twins come to the rescue again in this hilarious, strategy-filled, tell-it-like-it-is guide to the toddler years with twins. From managing tantrums times two in Aisle 9, to the need for large quantities of antibacterial hand sanitizer and ketchup, to the perils of potty training twins, the approaches contained within Ready or Not . . . There We Go! will keep parents two steps ahead of their newly mobile charges. It's the resource no parent of twin toddlers should be without.
12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage
Author: Scott Kedersha
Publisher: Baker Books
The wedding day is just one day in the life of a couple. But God's design is for marriage to last a lifetime. So how can someone know that the person they're with is the one they can truly build a life with--especially when so few marriages around them work? Pastor Scott Kedersha has worked with more than 5,000 premarital couples to prepare them for the biggest decision of their lives. In Ready or Knot? he offers practical and Christ-centered guidance for couples for all of the days after the wedding day. Through authentic stories from real couples about the decisions they made (or wish they'd made), Scott asks the hard questions so his readers can break free from the watered-down Hollywood version of marriage and build their lives together on the right foundation--the unchanging Word of God.
WORLD GOVERNMENT, READY OR NOT! is the first how-to-do-it and how-it-is-being done book on the making of world peace through government of, by, and for the citizens of the world recounted in masterful detail by a veteran of over 50 years experience in the "field." WWII bomber pilot Garry Davis, in 1948 took Emery Reves (Anatomy of Peace) at his word first that "...the ideal of the nation-state is bankrupt.." and second that "There is no first step to world government. World Government is the first step." The eclectic Renaissance Man, stateless World Citizen Davis "lives" the future today treating philosophy, law, economics, travel, space, history and more with equal ease and insight. Moreover, as a world activist, he has seen the inside of over 30 national prisons. E. B.White wrote that "Davis marches to the beat of the Universe while we all march to a broken drum." "The birth pangs of the new world order are already upon us," Davis writes in the Prologue, "and as necessity knows no law but its own, we are too busy attending to that long-heralded and momentous birth to still the shrill cries of infidelity." WORLD GOVERNMENT, READY OR NOT! is a book for the 21st century and beyond.