After a break, it was time for the Grand Champion Showcase. The event would
include the day's first place winners from various black belt divisions competing
against others in their own age group. Since I did not get first place in forms, this ...
Author: J Robert Hartman
Enter the journey of a young black belt martial artist as he learns the lessons passed down by those who traveled before him. Walk with him as he discovers one must not only find his gift, but one must learn to keep his gift. As you take this journey, you too may unlock the wisdoms of those who traveled before you and discover your own true gift. Author's Note: This book came about because I saw a great need to help parents, guardians, teachers, and other martial arts teachers teach children how to set goals, make good decisions, find their purpose, tell them the truth about bullying, and more. These lessons needed to be in a fun adventure of discovery so the children would want to read this journey, learn, ask questions, and discover. Enjoy the journey! More information is available at www.dojada.com
I was skeptical of First Place from the beginning but felt that I was running out of
options. The way I saw it, I could try First Place, or undergo surgery, or get even
fatter. I decided to give First Place a shot. I didn't have high expectations.
Author: Carole Lewis
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
Based on proven techniques and a track record of 25 years of experience, First Place 4 Health will show how to create balance in the four core areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. All leading to weight loss and positive life change. With weight loss at the core of healthy living, readers will be encouraged and inspired to participate in personal life transformation from the inside out. The improved and easy to follow format will inspire readers to get on the road to health, making small choices for positive change every day. Accessible and filled with success stories, First Place 4 Health will motivate, inspire and educate readers to make changes for total, lasting health.
done if we hadn't met. Everything happens for a reason; sometimes we don't understand it because we can't see the forest when we are in the middle of the
trees. ... I received two more first-place ribbons, which qualified me to speak at
the big ...
Author: Lana M. Tatom
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Somewhere along the way in life, you start to listen to that little voice. We are all on this journey together, growing, learning, and changing. As I stood in the kitchen of my dream home, looking out on the still water of the pond, I cried. Warm, salty tears streamed down my face as I told myself I could do this. "Just start with one box; don't get overwhelmed. Pack one box; stay focused." I started packing Grandma's china first. As I packed the china set, a flood of memories came of the countless times I had carefully wrapped up each piece and placed them into the box. It was at that moment that I decided to write about this beautiful set of china, all the experiences and lessons I have learned along my journey. It is through my grandmother's journey that I have found my own strength and freedom. Twenty years and thirteen moves later, the china is the only set of dishes I own. When was the last time you used your china? What are you waiting for? Don't leave it locked up, waiting for a special occasion. Make today the special occasion you have been waiting for. In loving memory of my Grandma, Veronica Billetz (January 13, 1922-December 13, 2009)
It is not even as though they would have expected it, as it had never been done
before (due to the sheer geographic position ... called in to take my place, as I had to go to the dreaded Halloween party, that I didn't want to go to in the first place.
Author: Linda Gilbert
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Farm life
A true life look at farming and the people and villages it affects. Hilariously funny, yet in places, sad, Life and Times of a Cumberland Hill Farm offers an insight into farming and its methods as well as the joy of eating non-GM crops! This book looks at growing up through the eyes of a young girl in a rural farming area, with its colourful characters. Among these is a very snooty non-farming mother who is always with the local cronies, and tries to run the church and Parish with some hilarious disasters. Enter the world of Pony Club. Live the sidesplitting fun of pony club camp, the book captures the week of pony club camp with its ups and downs (mainly downs) for the author, who after the first night considers running away, but the thought of having to take her pony with her makes her realise that camp will be over in less than a week, but the pony would be with her forever so she stays put. A must read for the young and old alike. This is Cumbria’s answer to Yorkshire’s James Herriott.
All he said was “Why didn't you get first place? But what do I expect?” It was very
hard, to say the least. Imagine that anything you do is not good enough and it
broke your wings, which is the opposite of what you are supposed to do to a child
Author: Bass Abrams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
They say that the most purest love of all is your child’s love for you especially between a father and his daughter. This is my story; it’s a true story of struggle, pain and love. It takes you through the trials of being a foreigner and growing up in a family that looked normal but had a lot of hidden troubles. It takes place in the US and it goes as far back as I can remember and suddenly it all comes crashing down once my love for my daughter reveals all the hurt and disappointment inside of me. I also realize that through her love, I had to face these demons and can come to terms with these feelings in order to give that true love back.”
I could go down to Austin. Several kids I'd grown up with were going down to
Austin. But I had to get away from Texas. If I did not get away from Texas I did not
know how to 'become'. I didn't know in the first place but that was neither here nor
Author: John Lawton
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
1969 is a time of turmoil and murder for a New York PI in this “twisty, sometimes terrifying” novel from the author of the acclaimed Inspector Troy series (Kirkus Reviews). New York PI Turner Raines is a has-been—and the things he has been include a broken Civil Rights worker, a second-rate lawyer, and a tenth-rate yippie reporter. But in 1969, as the USA is about to land a man on the moon and the Vietnam War is ripping the country to pieces, Raines is working as a skip tracer, making sure draft-dodgers are safe and sound in Canada. When Raines returns from Toronto, he discovers that his oldest friend, a left-wing journalist, has been murdered, and has taken his latest powder keg of a story to his grave. Following the trail of his buddy’s death, Turner hits the road for the Texas of his childhood, confronted anew with his divided family, and blown into the dangerous path of a band of brothers from ’Nam whose secrets could not only change Turner’s life but the country itself. “Lawton has done historical crime before, in his excellent . . . series about Inspector Troy, a WWII-era London police detective. This time we’re in the U.S., where . . . Lawton convincingly nails the essence of those chaotic years.” —The Seattle Times “Atmospheric . . . absorbingly intelligent.” —Financial Times “John Lawton writes great thrillers. . . . He can hold his own with contemporaries Alan Furst and Phillip Kerr.” —Boston Herald
These letters were my way of expressingto him whatI felt, though he was unable
to comprehend. As he grew and became ... Or at least did not have all the extra
stuff that didn't make sense to me in the first place. We spent many years there ...
Author: Aryeh Phahlr
An intriguing discovery of our ancient history and the instruction mankind is given, in Scripture. A fresh, clear, simple revelation of concepts, collected and presented in an informative manner. A step by step presentation of our foundation of Faith. These concepts are revealed by connecting the dots of history with Scripture, to reveal a picture of absolute truths, Hailstones. I will introduce concepts given to us in Scripture, glossed over by time and deception. Presenting Hailstones of Truth, painfully obvious by revealing, and testing Scripture, as never before. Revelation of who our true Creator is and our relationship with Him. Revealing a concept of How the Word speaks all things into existence. I will present concepts of truth, to our existence on earth, our true purpose, and our true Day of Consummation. I will reveal Scriptural Plans and Purposes, ill taught in today’s man made institutions. Answering questions that have been asked repeatedly throughout time. Discerning the real difference between The Wheat and the Tares with Scriptural evidence of these revelations, preparing us for what is about to come.
Author: Doneareum S. WinstonPublish On: 2009-08-04
quest for the “Gold” was not ending as I anticipated; yet only just beginning. ...
The place was very professional and I made a lot of new friends on the job. ... The
people at the group home were happy for me to have a better job making a little
more money and so was I. A teacher from my old school once came in and talked
to ... I was upset, but knew it was my fault for leaving them there in the first place.
Author: Doneareum S. Winston
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Panning for Gold isthe remarkable and memorable journey of a youngman who has to come to terms with the adversities he had tostruggle againstas a child and teenager growing up in foster care from the ages of 6-19 years. His mother was a paranoid schizophrenic and he never knew his real father. All he had was his two younger brothers and his belief in a higher power to help him endure and overcome the pain. As his faith was constantly tested, he observed howmany people feel that the past should be left behind but his past constantly resurfaces as he bounces from home to home and shelter to shelter. The young childwas gifted in the literary arts but never accepted his talent because he wasalways too busy tryingto fit in with his surroundings to maintain a placement.It is a heartwrenching, yet funnytale of what many children today have toendurewhile coming from a broken home, but gives insight to what you can attain and achieve if only youstop to sift through the dirt of lifeand learn tobelieve in yourself; for who knows what you may find when you finally begin to look within.
I was not a man that suffered myself to be wood , William Davidson , James Ings ,
Thomas among radicals , but I had nothing to eat ... tried and found guilty upon
an indict I went to the place appointed , as I have stated ment charging you ,
together with others , with to my ... the trial and conviction of the five I followed
them on , not knowing what I was persons first indicted , you desired to be
algoing about ...
A : To tell you the truth , I was quite sure that I would come first . I had worked
hard for it all through the three years . But when the results came and I could not make it to the first place , I was very disappointed . For a few hours I was in a