Mary Morris, the acclaimed author of Nothing to Declare, the remarkable journal of a woman traveling alone, now brings us an absorbing and evocative novel of healing and forgiveness, love and war. THE WAITING ROOM is the intricate tale of three generations of women whose lives have been shaped by the essential experience of all women, that of waiting—for love to grow stronger, for wars to end, for life to move ahead. In its richly woven texture, its movements through time and space, the novel introduces us to the unforgettable members of the Coleman family: Zoe, who returns home after years away to confront her brother Badger’s break with reality—the result of taking too many drugs in Canada, where he fled to avoid the Vietnam War; June, Zoe’s mother, who first suffered a deep estrangement from her husband when he returned from World War II; and Naomi, the grandmother, who fled the pogroms of Russia. From the Home on the Road Motel to Badger’s residence at the austere Heartland Clinic, from the plains of the Midwest to the swamps of Florida, three women confront men, madness, dreams, and ultimately one another. Filled with humor and the wisdom of generations, THE WAITING ROOM is a novel of hope in the face of loss, of war and its casualties. It is also about freeing oneself from the dark side of waiting, and escaping into the light of love. Written in a magical, almost fablelike manner, and with the inimitable humor that informs the fiction of Mary Morris, THE WAITING ROOM fulfills the promise of Morris’ earlier work, which, from the start, has distinguished the author as a unique American voice.
Five strangers share one specific location for only a moment in their earthly lives, then wake up in a Waiting Room with no idea how they got there and where they are. Like a puzzle, the pieces begin to come together when characters begin to see and interact with people from their past who had died. The shock is even more compounded when a Messenger comes on with a bible and tells them they are waiting to meet with Jesus.
The Waiting Room There is nothing so frustrating as waiting in an age of instant gratification. If the wait is for something important and life-changing it is all the more anticipated. This book deals with the psychology and philosophy involved in waiting and how knowing this can, in fact, be a life-altering experience that has profound effects on reshaping one's moral integrity. What has been viewed as a negative experience is now seen as a positive opportunity to renew the mind of Christ in the believer. Perception and expectations are refocused dramatically.
This book brings out the fact that although not necessarily the same, we all have a past. But more importantly, it helps us realize there is a God that loves us and is ready, willing, and able to help and deliver us. This book is a testimony that proves there is nothing that can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. The Waiting Room is one of the most anointed, inspiring books that have been written in a long time. This book is raw, and it is real. It is honest and will help people from all walks of life to be delivered from their past, no matter what it was.
Join couples from across the country as they deal with infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy after infertility, adoption, and childfree choices. Each remarkable story is an honest account of what the road to motherhood looks like through the eyes of women from all different backgrounds and situations. No longer satisfied with hiding behind their smiles, these incredible women open their hearts for the first time. Sharing their experiences, these women prove that their journey has made them stronger than they ever thought possible.
Buddha in the Waiting Room transcends the traditional boundaries of modern medical practice by taking some of the divinity out of the medical profession and empowering the person on the other side of the stethoscope. Dr. Paul Brenner draws on his perspective of more than 40 years in the medical profession to deliver a poignant and timely redefinition of health as a living process. This is a humorous and touching account of a logic-driven realist who is reluctantly transformed by the wisdom he finds in an unexpected place: the hearts and minds of those he has been entrusted to heal.
No one really likes to wait. When we want something, we want it now. But life doesn't work that way and waiting is a part of the process we all must go through. What is a waiting room? When I think of a waiting room I envision a hospital waiting room that's full of sick people. It's a small room that's dull and stressful. The people are waiting to see a doctor or they're waiting to find out the status of their loved ones in surgery. Joy is usually not found in the waiting room. In the waiting room you're more aware of time and often ask, "How much longer will I have to wait?". You may currently be in your own personal waiting room. What is it that you've been praying for, decreeing & declaring, confessing, believing, hoping for, asking, desiring, dreaming of and wanting God to do in your life? Some of you may have recently began your wait or some of you (like me) have been waiting for 1, 5, or 20 years. Your waiting room doesn't have to be a place of dread or sadness! Actually, the waiting room is a place of development, growth, strength and where you'll find your purpose. In this book you will learn the purpose of your wait and what you should be doing during your wait. I will share strategies for prayer and how you should beautify your waiting room. You will find out that the waiting room was specifically purposed and designed by God just for YOU! Wait with prayer! Wait with praise! Wait with hope! Wait with expectation! Wait, I say, on the Lord!
THE STORY: A dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty--and its cost. Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor's waiting room. Forgiveness From Heaven is an eighteenth-century Chinese woman whose bound feet are causing her
Joyce Ackley is an 83-year-old living in Washington State with her little dog Annie (an orphan.) After her husband retired from the Navy the two went to college and became school teachers. They became grandparents before they graduated. Joyce became a widow 29 years ago and has constantly sought to be useful and happy in her life. As she ages, she still looks for ways to find life fulfilling. She does not want to retire to Heaven's Waiting Room. Can't do the things you used to do? Ready to give up on life? This book is full of ideas to get you out of Heaven's Waiting Room and back to enjoying the wonderful life God has given you. The book is a series of essays and ideas for you to try. You will find out why to cough in a plastic bag or find out how you get pregnant. Other laughable notes as well as a touching story of a grandfather crying in church on Christmas Eve. It's a book that will start you thinking, make you laugh and make you begin to live again. Young at Hearts are the main focus of the book although anyone needing ideas to spice up their life will find it helpful.
Art Seamans writes the book I See, Said the Blind Man from a perspective of having been both sighted at one time and now visually handicapped. The book consists of a series of essays in which the author both describes what having age-related macular degeneration is like and offers advice to both the visually handicapped and those who associate with visually-handicapped people. The reader should have the sensation of sitting with the author over a cup of coffee while he reminisces and philosophizes about the experience of blindness. The author describes many of his own experiences and refers to a number of other books written by and about blind people. The reader will find in the book serious passages and slightly humorous ones, for the author does not hold himself to any mechanical or unitary vision of what it means to be blind. Chapters include description of his becoming visually-handicapped, his experiences at the San Diego Center for the Blind, thoughts on what it means to see and not see, rules and etiquette for both the sighted and visually handicapped, and a review of other books written by blind people.
His fathers death prompted him to preserve his family memories for his descendents, but the writing quickly grew into a life essay on farm life, Southern cooking, dogs, small-town life in the 1950s, and the demise of our current culture. The book is written in the authors voice and evokes feelings of Sams, Grizzard, and Rooney. He believes our culture is being slowly destroyed from within by small dogs, cats, bad barbecue, kudzu, fat-free ice cream, cell phones, e-mail, the Internet, childproof lids, hard plastic security packaging, iPods, video players in automobiles, kids not being raised right, rudeness, fast food, moms who dont cook, high school graduates who cant read, long-winded preachers, the disappearance of real Southern cooking, and the popularity of instant grits, Diet Pepsi, and unsweetened tea. His familys history is a goldmine of great food, quirky characters, outlandish actions, and bodacious behavior; he has mined it shamelessly and offers no apologies.
Therapists inevitably feel more gratified in their work when their cases have better treatment outcomes. This book is designed to help them achieve that by providing practical solutions to problems that arise in psychotherapy, such as: Do depressed people need an antidepressant, or psychotherapy alone? How do you handle people who want to be your “friend,” who touch you, who won’t leave your office, or who break boundaries? How do you prevent people from quitting treatment prematurely? Suppose you don’t like the person who consults you? What if people you treat with CBT don’t do their homework? When do you explain defense mechanisms, and when do you use supportive approaches? Award-winning professor, Jerome Blackman, answers these and many other tricky problems for psychotherapists. Dr. Blackman punctuates his lively text with tips and snippets of various theories that apply to psychotherapy. He shares his advice and illustrates his successes and failures in diagnosis, treatment, and supervision. He highlights fundamental, fascinating, and perplexing problems he has encountered over decades of practicing and supervising therapy.
It is very rightly said that if we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow. With this vision, CISCE has yet again updated and released its curriculum for the upcoming Academic Year. With all the refreshing changes and updates, the way ahead looks exciting for students and teachers alike! We at Oswaal Books, are also extremely upbeat about the recent changes. We have made every possible effort to incorporate all these changes in our books for the coming Academic Year. Questions incorporated in this book follow the latest syllabus, pattern and marking guidelines of the Council to guide the candidates to answer with precision. This will help students to get familiar with the examination techniques. These Question banks are available for all important subjects like Maths, English, Hindi, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History & Civics, Geography, Commercial Studies, Commercial Applications, Economic applications & Computer Applications & Economics. We at Oswaal Books never try to teach our readers. We on the other hand, provide them the conditions in which they can learn and train their mind to think! After all Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one learned in school. Some of the key benefits of studying from Oswaal Solved Papers are: • Strictly based on the latest CISCE Curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020-2021 • Previous Years' Board Questions for in depth study • Handwritten Toppers' Answers • Answering Tips and Examiner’s Comments • Answers strictly as per the ICSE Marking Scheme • All Typology of Questions included for exam-oriented study • Revision Notes for comprehensive study • ‘Mind Maps’ in each chapter for making learning simple. Suggested videos at the end of each chapter for a Digital Learning Experience IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE BOOK: Self-Study Mode ICSE Chapter wise/Topic wise 10 years’ Solved papers ICSE Previous 10 years’ Examination Questions to facilitate focused study Exam Preparatory Material Latest Solved paper with Handwritten Topper’s Answers Answers from ICSE Marking Scheme -2018 with detailed explanations as per the word limit for perfection in answering final exam questions Board Examiner comments and answering tips for clearer thinking. Suggestions for Students to score full marks in Exams Topics and concepts found difficult by students All-in -one Chapter wise & Topic wise introduction to enable quick revision Mind Maps for improved learning WHAT THIS BOOK HAS FOR YOU: Latest ICSE Curriculum Strictly based on the latest CISCE curriculum and examination specifications for Academic Year 2020-2021, for class 10 Latest Typology OF Questions Latest typology of questions are included as per the latest design of the question paper issued by CISCE Hybrid Learning Suggested videos for digital learning About Oswaal Books: We feel extremely happy to announce that Oswaal Books has been awarded as ‘The Most Promising Brand 2019’ by The Economic Times. This has been possible only because of your trust and love for us. Oswaal Books strongly believes in Making Learning Simple. To ensure student-friendly, yet highly exam-oriented content, we take due care in developing our Panel of Experts. Accomplished teachers with 100+ years of combined experience, Subject Matter Experts with unmatchable subject knowledge, dynamic educationists, professionals with a keen interest in education and topper students from the length and breadth of the country, together form the coveted Oswaal Panel of Experts. It is with their expertise, guidance and a keen eye for details that the content in each offering meets the need of the students. No wonder, Oswaal Books holds an enviable place in every student’s heart!
How the Faith and Love of One Orphan Saved the Life of Another
Author: Cindy Champnella
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Family & Relationships
The inspiring true story of a four-year-old Chinese orphan who convinces her adoptive American family to return to China to rescue the little boy she couldn't forget Adopted by an American family at age four, Jaclyn traveled to her new home with a great burden. Her new family had to leave behind a little boy who had been under her charge at the Chinese orphanage where Jaclyn fought the odds against abandonment, institutionalization, and hunger---not for herself, but on behalf of this even smaller child, whom she regarded as her responsibility. Jaclyn's saga spans oceans and cultures. The Waiting Child is an extraordinary story of human resilience in the face of profound loss and suffering---and a testament to the ability of a loving heart to prevail over great adversity. Jaclyn's unshakable determination to bring to her new life the child she had cared for in the institution, the one she believed with all her heart was "her baby," will change all assumptions made about the human spirit. In the end, this moving story affirms everything that is good and hopeful in life, when, after a two-year effort, the little boy is brought to this country as the adopted son of Jaclyn's American aunt and uncle.
The Waiting Room There is nothing so frustrating as waiting in an age of instant gratification. If the wait is for something important and life-changing it is all the more anticipated. This book deals with the psychology and philosophy involved in waiting and how knowing this can, in fact, be a life-altering experience that has profound effects on reshaping one’s moral integrity. What has been viewed as a negative experience is now seen as a positive opportunity to renew the mind of Christ in the believer. Perception and expectations are refocused dramatically.