Download and read online Fruitbearer in PDF and EPUB Do you long for the excitement the early Christians experienced and want to produce lasting fruit for the Kingdom of God? Do you long for the power to live your faith joyfully and make God your top priority? Do you long to recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit and sense a "call" on your life but feel inadequate? Do you long to have Christ's peace, even in the midst of turmoil, so you can impart peace to others? When you are busiest about the Lord's business, it is sometimes easy to forget that you cannot bear fruit unless you are rooted in the Vine. This new millennium, with back-to-back natural disasters and personal trials at every turn, demands that you trust Christ to empower you for service. As you read these pages, you will discover a new depth and fresh appreciation for God's work in your life, even in distressing times. Invite the Holy Spirit to meet you between the lines of Candy Abbott's spiritual journey, and you will find your relationship with your heavenly Father strengthened. Instead of asking "What can God do for me?" let your heart be filled to overflowing when the Holy Spirit prompts you to ask "What can I do for YOU, Lord?"
Download and read online The greatest communicator in PDF and EPUB Provides a look into the life and politics of Ronald Reagan, offering a look at the milestones in his political career and a more personal side of the great communicator.
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Download and read online Strength for the Moment in PDF and EPUB An inspirational devotional for home caregivers by the founder of Home Instead Senior Care and the co-author of Stages of Senior Care shares uplifting stories and insights that offer practical advice, encouragement and spiritual comfort addressing specific caregiver needs.
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Download and read online Living So That in PDF and EPUB In today’s world, it’s tough to make everyday decisions, let alone decisions that honor God. Our culture is increasingly driven by selfish desires. However, as Christians, our lives should not be self-centered and static; they should be others-centered and active, making a difference for the Kingdom of God. Living "So That” is a fresh approach to understanding God's Word, focusing on many of the powerful "so that" verses in Scripture, including Jesus Came So That. . .; God Spoke So That. . .; Pray So That. . .; Trials Come So That. . . . Through her approachable style, personal examples, and biblical teaching, Wendy equips readers to take what they study in the Word of God and practically live it out in order to impact the world around them. The result is a renewed appreciation for the power and applicability of Scripture. Through practical examples and biblical truths, Wendy helps readers gain a new perspective on daily living, equipping them to apply these biblical truths to present-day decision-making. Features include: “Going Deeper” sections encourage readers to dig further into the truths presented “Call to Action” sections challenge readers to take practical steps to apply what they have learned Helpful tips and tools for practicing active faith
Download and read online Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage A Story in PDF and EPUB A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection With hardly any notice, foolish and plain housekeeper Johanna flees her employer and sets off to find the man she’s fallen in love with. Little does she know that her correspondence with him has been a complete fabrication, a cruel teenager’s idea of a practical joke. So, who will Johanna find when she steps off her train with the household furniture in tow? Alice Munro is the universally celebrated master of the contemporary short story, the Chekhov of our time. Nowhere are her powers better on display than in this exquisitely crafted story exploring the wonderful and unexpected places where love, or the illusion of it, can lead. This selection is the title story of Munro’s acclaimed collection, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and the basis of the 2013 film, Hateship Loveship. An ebook short.
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Download and read online The Age of Dignity in PDF and EPUB In The Age of Dignity, thought leader and activist Ai-jen Poo offers a wake-up call about the demographic reality that will affect us all. “We have more senior citizens in America today than we’ve had at any time in our history,” Poo writes, pointing out that more than 14 percent of our population is now over sixty-five; by 2030 that ratio will be one in five. In fact, our fastest-growing demographic is the eighty -five-plus age group—over 5 million people now, a number that is expected to more than double in the next twenty years. This change presents us with a new challenge: how we care for and support quality of life for the unprecedented numbers of older Americans who will need it. Despite these daunting numbers, Poo has written a profoundly hopeful book, giving us a glimpse into the stories and often hidden experiences of the people—family caregivers, older people, and home care workers—whose lives will be directly shaped and reshaped in this moment of demographic change. The Age of Dignity outlines a road map for how we can become a more caring nation, providing solutions for fixing our fraying safety net while also increasing opportunities for women, immigrants, and the unemployed in our workforce. As Poo has said, “Care is the strategy and the solution toward a better future for all of us.”
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Download and read online We Have Always Lived in the Castle in PDF and EPUB Mary Katherine “Merricat” Blackwood and her elder sister Constance live alone in their ancestral home with their crippled uncle after the tragic murder of both of their parents, their aunt, and their younger brother. Having been accused and later acquitted of the murders, Constance confines herself to the grounds of their home, while Merricat contends with their hostile neighbors and with the ever-increasing sense of impending danger she feels is heading their way. In We Have Always Lived in the Castle, author Shirley Jackson deftly handles delicate subjects like mental illness, agoraphobia, and social isolation. We Have Always Lived in the Castle was Jackson’s final novel, and has been held in high critical esteem since its publication in 1962. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.