It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree. Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow.
A journey that parallels the growth of the oak tree from seed to mature tree with a person's personal development journey. It discusses personal development practices that can lead to growth and creating a legacy that can leave a ripple that lasts for years to come.
God's greatest desire is to be your dwelling place -- The home for your heart. He doesn't want to be merely a weekend getaway. He has no interest in being a Sunday bungalow or even a summer cottage. He wants to be your mailing address, your point of reference, your home ... always. He wants you to live in the Great House of God. Using the Lord's Prayer as a floor plan, Max Lucado takes you on a tour of the home God intended for you. Warm your heart by the fire in the living room. Nourish your spirit in the kitchen. Seek fellowship in the family room. Step into the hallway and find forgiveness. It's the perfect home for you. After all, it was created with you in mind. There's only one home built just for your heart. No house more complete, no structure more solid: The roof never leaks. The walls never crack. The foundation never trembles. In God's house, you're home. So come into the house built just for you. Your Father is waiting.
Howard Nemerov — Poet Laureate of the United States, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets — was one of the most prolific and significant American poets of the twentieth century. By the time of his death in 1991, he had published fourteen collections of poetry. Judiciously selected and introduced by poet Daniel Anderson, The Selected Poems of Howard Nemerov represents the broad spectrum of Nemerov's virtues as a poet — his intelligence, his wit, his compassion, and his irreverence. It stands as the retrospective collection of the best of what Nemerov left behind, which is some of the finest poetry that the twentieth century produced. “To keep his errors down to a minimum,” W. H. Auden wrote, “the internal Censor to whom a poet submits his work in progress should be a Censorate. It should include, for instance, a sensitive only child, a practical housewife, a logician, a monk, an irreverent buffoon and even, perhaps, hated by all others and returning their dislike, a brutal, foul-mouthed drill sergeant who considers all poetry rubbish.” Such are the readers to whom the poetry of Howard Nemerov might appeal. He distinguished himself on the landscape of American letters as a writer of great versatility. More than a decade after his death, that claim still holds true. In this, the only edition of Nemerov’s work that surveys his entire poetic output, first-time readers of these poems will find an introduction to a truly remarkable creative mind. Longtime admirers of Nemerov will be reminded once again of his significance as a craftsman and philosopher, and as a poetic steward of the many ways in which we experience the world.
A Novel (Original Publisher's Edition-No Annotations)
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings, an inspiring holiday read about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.
Messages from the Hosts of Heaven : a New Revelation on Earth Changes, ETs, the End Times, and the Journey to the New Earth, Terra
Author: Sara Lyara Estes
Publisher: Celestial Cooperatives
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
OPERATION TERRA is a remarkable series of prophetic messages that have been communicated telepathically to Sara Lyara Estes by a group of higher-dimensional beings who refer to themselves as the Hosts of Heaven. Sara has been studied by paranormal researchers, found to be 100% accurate in their telepathy experiments, and was featured on Walter Cronkite's 21st Century: "Miracle of the Mind." Her articles have been published in several magazines and she has a following numbering in the tens of thousands worldwide. This book is the first volume in the series. In it, the Hosts explain the events of our present time and tell us what to expect in the days ahead. They were the ONLY source of information that accurately anticipated the events of September 11, and their other predictions are also coming to pass. These Messages are neither "doom and gloom" or "pie in the sky." They are a compassionate, lucid, and scientifically valid commentary on these times, what we may expect, and how to cope with global change. In the days that followed after September 11, they literally saved lives, as people frantically searched to understand the madness of those events. They will be even more important to read in the dark days just ahead. PRAISE FOR OPERATION TERRA: ." these writings are among the most lucid, intelligent, reflective and poetic of this genre. . Considerable attention is given to the ships, which, it is explained, are living beings themselves. Also considered in depth is the relationship between humanity and divinity . Terra itself sounds a lot like most people's idea of heaven, but herein its nature and purpose are more precisely described than in most other writings. The wisdomwritings-descriptions of who we really are and what we are doing here-are exceptionally thoughtful, inspiring and useful." -Southwest BookViews Vol. 3 No. 1, Winter 2004 "In addition to the overwhelming losses of life, property and security sustained through the shattering world events of September 11, 2001, many have also described the attacks on the United States as a wake up call to all of humanity. The human race has reached such levels of imbalance, inequality and unconsciousness over all the planet, that we are witnessing the unfolding of our own self-destruction right before our eyes. Where will it all lead? Where will it go from here? While no one can provide the answers to these questions with absolute surety, the messages presented [by Operation Terra] provide insightful perspectives on where we have come from and the possibilities of what is in store for humanity and planet Earth." -Spirit of Change magazine, January/February 2002