When Luce, an art dealer, first arrives in Venice for work, she sees a man standing on a wharf and gets a powerful wave of déjà vu. “I wonder if I’ve met him somewhere before.” Trying to ignore the powerful feeling, she goes sightseeing around the city. And then she runs into the man from the wharf! He introduces himself as Michele, and when Luce states that it’s her first time in Venice, his expression fills with rage. Her day keeps getting stranger, but she manages to make it to her employer’s home—only to learn that her new employer…is Michele!
Written to inspire and enlighten, these stories and affirmations are heart-centered and healing-focused. Vickie Torrey, mystic traveler, licensed massage therapist, counselor, and international teacher in the Healing Arts, writes about life’s complexities and simplicities. Born from her teaching and experiences, Torrey’s affirmations excite you to reclaim your Joy even in the deepest moments of despair. She invites you to experience abundant living, perfect health and Joy in being! Take a journey with Vickie Torrey as she helps you shift to who you really are. Each story is beautifully illustrated with vibrant, colorful, healing art.
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You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc.—are the signposts along the way.Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.