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Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Our Elders (17171)
Caring For Ourselves: While Caring For Our Elders shares the true stories of family members who are caring for elderly loved ones. Caring For Ourselves: While Caring For Our Elders gives an overview of some of the psychological issues involved in contemporary elder care, and the second chapter approaches some overarching biblical themes. Following these introductory sections are 25 brief yet edifying chapters that tell the stories of some remarkably honest people who are caring for elderly loved ones. Each story is paired with a passage from the scriptures that shares some key points of resemblance. The stories are also accompanied by a short psychological commentary on each situation, some biblical background for the text, and questions for discussion or reflection. An "assignment" is given for each chapter - a brief activity for the week, a light and non-verbal way to integrate one or more of the issues in the contemporary story or the biblical story. Each chapter concludes with a prayer for those who share some aspect of this situation. Maren Tirabassi, Maria Tirabassi & Leanne McCall Tigert hope that you will be inspired and strengthened, and as a result, your elderly loved ones will benefit.
Define Your Own Way: Empowering Young African American Women (18703)
Define Your Own Way: Empowering Young African American Women offers ways to effectively transition and traverse the new, cultural landscape that has had diminishing effects on young women and girls, and reclaim it for themselves. Based on Nicole Roberts Jones' successful and widely popular programs for women and youth -- Imani Life Transformations (women) and Imani Phi Christ (youth) -- this book is for those young women looking for steps to chart their own course and stand up for their belief in community empowerment, faith, and most importantly, themselves.
Forgiving Yourself: Why You Must, How You Can (18413)
According to Robert and Jeanette Lauer, forgiving yourself can be the most difficult kind of forgiveness to practice, yet not forgiving yourself can be corrosive to your well-being. Self-forgiveness is the natural corollary to God's forgiveness. The main focus of the book is the steps we can take to allow God's forgiveness into our lives and relationships.
Healing Death: Finding Wholeness When a Cure is No Longer Possible (17607)
Most people facing the death of a loved one would like to do so with courage and grace. But we simply don't know where to begin. Drawing from his own personal experience when his father was dying, Zimmerman lays out the emotional and hands-on issues of death and dying. This book offers concrete ways and exercises of dealing with each one.
The book's nine chapters are designed to give a framework from which to build a person's healing experience of death.
How to Succeed in Marriage (Looking Up series, Revised) (16445)
Stephen R. Treat, having seen the sanctity and spiritual power of marriage, brings to you How to Succeed in Marriage. Even though marriage differs for each generation some things every marriage has in common. Marriage can be fun, exciting, challenging and fulfilling. Marriage is a relationship that provides an opportunity for growth in your lives and your relationship with God.
Inner Healing for Broken Vessels: A Domestic Violence Survival Guide (1714X)
Inner Healing for Broken Vessels, originally published in 1992, follows the author's healing process as she made the decision to move forward with her life after being a victim of childhood incest.
She outlines the seven steps she has identified as necessary for this type of healing: recognition, admission, sharing, confession, reconciliation, choose to be different, and choosing daily. She parallels them to profiles of both biblical and modern-day women who have struggled with similar issues.
Living with Cancer: Meditations on Patience and Love (14361)
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can create chaos. As a result of the diagnosis, many enter a world of surgeries, chemotherapies, and radiation therapies. Many fear death, regardless of how successful the treatment. Fear, anger, and confusion affect not only the person living with cancer, but also family members and friends. Melody Kee Smith (who suffered from cancer and is deceased) and her husband Richard Smith dealt daily with the ups and downs of living with recurrent cancer. In this book, they composed meditations that include brief prayers and the invitation to write or think through such issues as frustrations with health care, constructing support systems, and building a sense of the sacred in one's life. This book will uplift people living with cancer as well as their families and friends.
Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations through Friendship, Revised & Updated - with DVD (18567)
Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations through Friendship by Deborah Plummer demonstrates how cross-racial friendships can improve race relations. A robust combination of Deborah Plummer's personal experiences and insights, shared stories, and findings from focus groups she conducted made Racing Across the Lines an instant bestseller that has been revised and updated, and includes a DVD of Plummer presenting the critical strategies and concepts that made the first edition a positive step toward more effective race relations. Each chapter of Racing Across the Lines includes a "journalogue" which contains exercises for personal reflection, group dialogue, and spiritual practice.
Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children (Looking Up series, Revised) (16240)
A continued Best Seller. Death is an important yet delicate topic to discuss with young children. Water Bugs and Dragonflies takes a gentle approach, and as a result, has been a perennial bestseller since 1982. Available in four different versions that can be used in a variety of settings. (Looking Up series, Revised)
Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children - Coloring Book (18307)
Talking to children about death can be hard, but it doesn't need to be. Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children Coloring Book can help you to answer their questions.
Children can now interactively experience this wonderful story by coloring or painting the black-and-white illustrations that fill each page. If you minister with grieving children you will find the Water Bugs and Dragonflies Coloring Book to be an invaluable tool.
When Death Has Touched Your Life: Thoughts, Poems, and Prayers at a Time of Loss (Looking Up series, Revised) (16259)
When Death Has Touched Your Life: Thoughts, Poems, and Prayers at a Time of Loss // John E. Biegert knew first hand about death touching your life, his father dies when he was ten years old . . .out of his experiences he shares with you, When Death Has Touched Your Life: Thoughts, Poems, and Prayers at a Time of Loss. When Death Has Touched Your Life is filled with prayers, thoughts, scripture passages, and poems that will bring meaning and hope while facing death.
Yearning for Home in Troubled Times (15368)
Yearning for Home in Troubled Times is a book that addresses the issues that prevent us from feeling "at home" in our world. It examines this "homelessness" and shows us how to develop and build a sense of home.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God within us. It's not just in some of us: it's in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
- Nelson Mandela, 1994 inaugural address
Your Life, Better - 20 Life Lessons that Parenting Can Teach You (19168)
Parenting has long hours and short years. As parents, you need good advice along the way. Martin Copenhaver, in Your Life Better 20 Life Lessons that Parenting Can Teach You, offers good advice parents need to help find life's surprises along the way.