We are slaves to our sinful desires and we live depressive lives in quiet
desperation with the fear of death. The second ... We are controlled by our false
self and we wear a variety of masks so as to fit in with the company we keep. Our lives are ...
Author: Dr. Patrick Kee
Publisher: Elm Hill
Jesus gave us the Lord's Prayer to teach us how to live a life of prayer – with our identity as a child of God, a vision to bring God's Kingdom on earth and the mission to do God's will as it is done in heaven. We are to pray for God's daily providences, pardon and protection from evil so that God's Kingdom, power and glory will be seen in our lives and in the world.The best way to live the Lord's Prayer in our daily lives is to enthrone Jesus as Lord so that He will be our Shepherd. We can then be S.H.E.E.P. - Seeing Heaven Everyday in Every Person as our eyes are opened to see God's abundance. God wants us to live our lives out of love and not out fear. To do so we address the myths of scarcity – False Evidence Appearing Real. We are living in a meritocratic, materialistic and goal centred society. Jesus came, died and rose from the dead to be our Good Shepherd so that we can live peaceful and joyful N.A.T.O. lives – lives that are Not Attached To Outcomes. Jesus came to give us the perfect rest in a busy world. Discerning God’s guidance for our lives is not a tedious journey when we learn to dance with God. We can seek God’s perfect will through the guidance of the Holy Spirit when we see GUIDANCE as God-U-I-Dance. Our relationship with God determines the way we pray. When we see Jesus Christ as our Divine Lover, the disciplines of surrender, repentance, self-examination and confession become a rhythm of God’s grace.The Christian journey is not a walk through a rose garden for we need to face the reality of suffering, death and evil. Death is inevitable but in Christ we can have the L.A.T.E. (Love Always Trumps Evil) faith. Jesus guides us with His rod of discipline and leads us out of temptation so that we can live a life without fear of evil.Our Shepherd of Love came not only to lead us out of the valley of the shadow of death – He came to be the sacrificial Lamb of God to set us free from the prison of guilt. Heaven is not just a place we go after we die. When Jesus is our Good Shepherd, heaven is the celebration feast of our restored and redeemed fellowship with God. Jesus came to give us the Holy Communion as God’s means of grace. God’s G.R.A.C.E. is free but not cheap – it is sacrificial for it is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Living in crazy and capricious times lead us to F.A.I.L. – Find Answers In Life. It is folly to expect the right answers when we are asking the wrong questions. Even when we are asking the right questions, wrong answers can be the runways to find the right answer. To F.A.I.L. (Find Answers In Life) is to live out the answers to the questions that life throws at us through spiritual discipline that keeps us close the our Shepherd of Love. As we learn to rest in the Lord, we will SeeHis EternalPlanHelping Everyone Rest toDiscover peace in His everlasting HandsWith Jesus as our Shepherd of Love, we can live a life of prayer that is rooted in our identity as a child of God, filled with a vision to bring God’s kingdom on earth and a passion for the mission to do God’s will on earth as it is done in heaven. And we will be filled with the blessed assurance that goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Author: Cynthia Huling HummelPublish On: 2017-10-10
It's not an easy disease to live with. But that being said, I have a happy and rich life and feel very blessed. ... It is my hope that the exhibit will create an
opportunity for those living with the disease, those caring for them, friends,
relative and the ...
Author: Cynthia Huling Hummel
"UnMasking Alzheimer's: The Memories Behind the Masks" is a a collection of photographs of the thirty masks created by Alzheimer's advocate and artist, Cynthia Huling Hummel along with her reflections on the challenges and hopes of living well with an AD diagnosis.
church I put on my happy mask and nice clothes, and when people ask how I am
I always answer, “Oh, fine,” but inside I'm ... others will discover the family secret
keeps many people from getting the help that could salvage their lives and their ...
Author: Marsha Means
Category: Family & Relationships
When a wife discovers her husband is entangled in sexual sin, she's devastated. This book offers proactive steps to help her heal.
You could still be living with masks on, using a different face or a different
element of abundance wherever you happen ... Those Gifts, those Passions, that
Vision He bestowed upon us are meant to impact our lives every moment of
Author: Roger Weldon
Publisher: Xulon Press
A Life Endured.Is Not a Life God's image we are overcomers and more than conquerors with specific tasking from the King of kings. that we should disengage in order to make it through. Power, riches, and pleasures call out to others and lure them down paths they were never meant to travel. Boredom and broken dreams distract others but from time to time we all see with amazing clarity: There was supposed to be more victory, more joy, more significance; this cannot be all there is to our journey. when Jesus said He came to provide more than the wonderful gift of salvation: I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
You will live in deception while your wounded heart drains all hope and joy from
your life. ... Living behind our masks keeps us constantly on our guard lest our masks should slip even a little and allow others to see what is really in our hearts
Author: Edye Burrell
Publisher: WestBow Press
Why does everyone else seem so happy? Can't anyone see how badly I'm hurting? Why did God let this happen to me? Am I the only one who hurts? We all ask these kinds of questions when our hearts have been wounded. Do you live your life pretending to be okay? Have you tried to just get over it and found yourself moving forward only to end up right back where you started, dealing with the same pain and the same issues? People often wonder why life doesn't magically change when they have trusted God to heal their wounded hearts. Based on lessons from Ezra and Haggai, this book will show you your part in the journey to freedom, healing, and wholeness, working with God to rebuild that which was torn down by the wounds you've experienced.
Itinhibits us from living lives to our full potential and keeps us bogged down with
the weightof trying to keep up the ... Only when we begin taking off our masks and
being real with ourselves, God, and others can we truly discover peace and ...
Author: Tracie Miles
Publisher: Baker Books
God still has a plan for you--not in spite of your past, but because of it! Do regret and shame over your failures, sins, and shortcomings make you wonder how you could ever be loved, much less used, by a holy God? Tracie Miles felt the same way until she discovered the path to healing, peace, and significance. She helps you recognize that God not only has a purpose for you, but He has prepared you for your divine purpose based specifically on the experiences of your past. Through her own story and stories from other women who have discovered God's purpose for their lives because of adverse experiences, Tracie helps you see how God can turn pain into purpose. You will find forgiveness and healing from the troubles of your past, discover the courage to step out of your comfort zone to help others find hope and strength, and be inspired to step into the beautiful future God divinely designed for you. "No matter what you've been through or what's been done to you, if you're still breathing, God isn't finished with you yet! Let Tracie Miles help you discover your calling and the way you are uniquely equipped to make your life count!" --Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart and Proverbs 31 Ministries' radio cohost, "Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee"
They may help us cope with our fear for a while, but they will not overcome it. If
we could realize that our appearance and our personality are not the most
essential part of our lives, that in fact they are masks on the surface of our soul,
then we ...
Author: Jeff Thibodeau
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Everyone wants to be their best at all times. You do. I do. We all do. But most of us don't always know how. If only there was a roadmap to help point the way. Well now there is one! Be Your Best-A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life provides discussion, inspiration and practical guidance to help you become the best that you can be in every daily life experience, with particular attention given to the major issues that most people grapple with. It is the first book of its kind to offer 12 books within a book- chapters that can stand on their own but together comprise a truly comprehensive and comprehensible, practical and spiritual guide to being your best in life's most universally challenging situations. Be Your Best is useful as a quick reference when time is short and the need is specific and also as a more comprehensive guidebook for life. Be Your Best - A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life, is based on the Author's study, experience, introspection and teaching related to spirituality, nature, creativity and healing. His passionate interest and experience in these disciplines led him to create Helios Cape Cod, LLC, a center for personal and planetary healing, which has two branches. Helios Natural Therapeutics offers services and classes in natural therapeutics, hands on healing therapies, and lifestyle counseling/coaching. Helios Land Design provides landscape design and planning services including sacred space design. Jeff earned a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and Certification as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Cranial-Sacral/Core Synchronism Therapist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. He also earned a Black Belt and Instructor Certification in Kung Fu from the U.S.A. Kung Fu Academy, and is an accomplished singer-songwriter. He lives and works on Cape Cod. Please visit his website at www.jeffthibodeau.com for more information or to contact him about speaking engagements and consultations.
Our spirituality is developed by seeking to follow the Rule of the community; by
pursuing Jesus in spiritual intimacy; by developing a secret ... We refuse to wear masks, seeing our lives whole and entire, being utterly honest with ourselves.
Author: Andrew Fitz-Gibbon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Way of Living is the prayer and liturgy resource for the Lindisfarne Community, a new monastic religious order in the broadly Anglican-Celtic tradition. The motherhouse of the community is in Ithaca, NY. At the heart of the ancient monastic tradition was an emphasis on daily prayer and Bible reading. In the new monasticism, we are again finding our spiritual basis in a disciplined life of prayer, study, work and rest. The idea of a Daily Office is an ancient one in the Christian church. The daily prayers, Psalms, readings and meditations make for a balanced spiritual practice. The Way of Living is intended to be flexible and can be read each morning and/or evening or at some other suitable time. This edition is unique in using inclusive language for all its prayers, Bible readings, meditations, Psalms and Canticles, the “little songs” of scripture. You can read about the Lindisfarne Community on their website: http://www.lindisfarnecommunity.org You may contact them by e-mail: [email protected]
I would wonder what went on behind the scenes, and behind their grey masks,
and I would wonder what it was all about, ... And once I had finished thinking
about all of these millions and billions of people all living their own lives with their
Author: Melanie Cross
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
DescriptionMel Cross wrote her extraordinary book because, when in the depths of depression, she couldn't find a book to explain what it was really like to be in the place where she was. Like many sufferers Mel found that there were plenty of medical books and books which seemed patronising but no books expressing what it was really like to be deeply depressed. Melanie wanted to use her experience to help other people understand the illness and even be able draw on experiences from the book to help themselves, or friends or family who are suffering. This book describes how a 'normal' person with a 'normal' life overcomes chronic depression. Mel is not ashamed of her depression and hopes her book will allow others to feel the same way. About the AuthorMelanie Cross was born in Bristol in 1971 and now lives in the lovely Painswick valley in the Cotswolds with her husband, daughter and crazy cat George. In 1995 Melanie completed a B.Ed (Hons) degree and went on to teach at a primary school in Bristol, until she became ill in 1999. As she recovered she went on to run and manage an Animal Care Centre and took further qualifications in feline behaviour and became an assessor of NVQs in Animal Care. Mel took time off from her animal care work in order to write her book, she now lives a very happy life doing the most important job in the world - being a mum!
These choices are within our command only if we take responsibility for our own
attitude toward life. ... I like to use the example of the oxygen mask which pops
out from the overhead panel in the aircraft should a loss of cabin pressure occur.
Author: John Ball
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1983, John Ball was almost at a midpoint in his life—a time to assess the first half before he carried on with the second. It was then that he had to deal with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, just before he turned forty years old. In this memoir, Ball narrates his story of how he has lived with Parkinson’s disease and how he has worked to create a better life for others struggling with difficult diagnoses and debilitating diseases. Living Well, Running Hard offers insight into Ball’s growth from isolation into a leadership role in the Parkinson’s community. His long struggle to understand the disease provides an in-depth look at the complexities of Parkinson’s. Ball tells how his transition was triggered by a childhood desire to run a marathon and how his love of running, his desire to take action, and his willingness to take on challenges come together in the formation of Team Parkinson. In spite of his diagnosis, Ball has continued to run the Los Angeles Marathon each of the last fifteen years. Intimate and inspiring, Living Well, Running Hard communicates one man’s story of perseverance and triumph.
For them, in their millions, it came into their lives: gas masks, rationing, blackouts,
bomb shelters, the sending away of ... In all we chose nine diarists — five women,
four men — all living in Britain when the war began in September 1939.
Author: Penelope Middelboe
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Through the diaries of nine men and women We Shall Never Surrender tells the story of the war as they experienced it, whether at home struggling simply to keep going, in high office with direct influence on its outcome, or protesting against it. Some of them, like Alan Brooke, who became Chief of the General Staff, the politician Harold Nicolson or the pacifist writer Vera Brittain, are well known. Others – Anne Garnett, the wife of a country solicitor, George Beardmore, a young husband and father with ambitions to become a novelist, or Clara Milburn, a contended wife and mother of an adult son – are not. But in their diaries they all – together with the diplomat Charles Ritchie, the novelist Naomi Mitchison and the resourceful and frequently unconventional Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly –followed the war in their diaries from outbreak to victory. For some, keeping a diary was a way of documenting their hopes and fears for an unforeseen future. For others, it was a way of carefully preserving their lives on the page, uncertain in what state they would find the world the next time they woke. Together they constitute a remarkable record of human endeavour and human cost, at a time when the whole world was locked in conflict and it often seemed that the outcome rested on the shoulders of one small island.
Our. Common. Life. I'm continually humbled by the kind souls who seek me out to
say that this or that in one of my books has been ... This is the inevitable work of living in the open, the work of being who we are while in relationship. Known or
not, our constant effort is to break the masks and walls our habits of heart create.
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. In his latest book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author “writes reflectively and poetically about the lifelong spiritual journey” (Publishers Weekly). Called one of the finest spiritual guides of our time, Nepo explores what it means to become our truest self as we face life’s challenges—as well as its joys. Navigating some of the soul’s deepest, most ancient questions, he asks: How do we stay vital and buoyant amid the storms of life? What is the secret to coming alive? The soul’s journey is inevitable, and no matter where we go we can’t escape this foundational truth: What’s in the way is the way. As Nepo writes, “The point of experience is not to escape life but to live it.” Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday program, and a key presenter in Oprah’s nationwide The Life You Want Weekend Tour, Nepo inspires each of us to discover who we were born to be. Like his bestselling The Book of Awakening, The Endless Practice is filled with insights and stories, guidance and practice that will bring you closer to living life to the fullest.
Overscrupulous persons need this kind of message acted out in relation to their lives. ... Living, Working with, and Caring for the Overscrupulous Person Overscrupulous persons have been overcontrolled in the earliest patterning of their life.
Author: Wayne Edward Oates
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Describes eight common personality disorders, presents Biblical guidelines for dealing with difficult people, and explains how Christian faith can help their real personalities to emerge.
Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and
Cultures Robert L. Davis, Mark F Shadle ... When we address some of the
struggles just to live that our students face , we also address the tensions that tear at the ... ( 1 ) Perhaps because we are not prepared , these narratives are often
held in abeyance or covered by the busyness or quiet living that masks what is
really going on .
Author: Robert L. Davis
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This innovative volume proposes a reinvention of composition and rhetoric training with multiwriting, an alternative, open approach to composing that spans genres, media, disciplines, and cultures.
Living in the Presence of God We live in our false selves, a collection of masks
designed to protect us from hurt and to project to others the ways in which we
want them to see us. In deep silence, in the presence of God, all of this falls away.
Author: Douglas D. Himes
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Recalling the Christian roots of Alcoholics Anonymous, Higher Power connects classic biblical teaching with contemporary 12-step practice. Each chapter draws inspiration from the Old and New Testaments and the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Higher Powered is an excellent resource for anyone in recover trying to work through each step, from admitting our brokenness to surrendering to God – and through God’s help becoming higher powered.
Author: Chris Neufeld-ErdmanPublish On: 2014-03-27
Practicing pastors and students alike are often naive about our masks—though
we all know the weight of them. We think the way forward is ... We think we can live and preach from inside the half-light of falsehood. But from behind our masks
Author: Chris Neufeld-Erdman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What does it mean to preach the gospel today? How do we shape vibrant congregations? How do we preachers not merely survive, but thrive? For nearly a quarter century, Chris Neufeld-Erdman has preached the gospel--sustaining congregational life and emboldening Christian witness in the midst of this turbulence. He's also taught seminarians and mentored working pastors. His theology and practice of preaching is hammered out on the anvil of real life. It's tested. True. Useful. In this book, a veteran pastor meditates on everything from exegesis and sermon preparation to the way preachers might preach after tsunamis, hurricanes, and earthquakes. He reflects on what it means, for example, to host the text in the midst of what feels like a terminal state of war and violence, both abroad and at home, as well as the task of preaching in the midst of the massive anxiety produced by economic uncertainty and political gridlock. Here's a book that will inspire and guide you as a wise, empowered preacher--an ordinary agent of the extraordinary gospel.
Not that I enjoy the process of being “ zapped ” as I call it , but I enjoy my
developing connections with other patients in the waiting room . There are
several ... Enable us today to see past the masks and disguises to the real people in our lives .
Author: Melody Kee Smith
Category: Health & Fitness
Knowing firsthand about the ups and downs of living with recurrent cancer, the authors have composed meditations that include brief prayers and the invitation to write or think through issues, such as being frustrated with health care, building support systems, and acknowledging a sense of the sacred in one's life.
We can continue to wear our masks our whole life, pretending everything is “
perfect,” or alternatively, there may come a time when ... our past dramas and
traumas, and that we are now ready to move on, mask-free, to live more
Author: Alex Pattakos
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
Named the "2015 Self-Help Book of the Year" at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards In chasing “the good life,” many of us sacrifice our relationships, our health, and our sanity, but at the end of the day, we still find ourselves with lives and work that bring us little fulfillment. Life isn't about the pursuit of happiness, which is superficial and fleeting. It’s about meaning, which helps us realize our full potential, and knowing that our lives and work matter—regardless of circumstances. Dr. Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon, two bestselling authors and leaders of the Meaning Movement, give readers The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work. Inspired by the wisdom of ancient Greek philosophy and traditional village values, and backed by years of research, The OPA! Way provides a breakthrough approach and practical tools to renew your outlook and rejuvenate your life. Pattakos and Dundon demystify the subject of meaning by sharing insights, stories, and three core lessons to guide you on your odyssey: Connect meaningfully with Others Engage with deeper Purpose Embrace life with Attitude Stop searching for happiness and start searching for meaning. Create the life you want, The OPA! Way.
I was a little apprehensive at titling my book “Finding Your True North.” I was
afraid that ... Why write a book? I got to thinking about how we spend most of our lives living behind masks, mask that for each of us is as individual as a snowflake
Author: C. J. Frost
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
C.J. Frost writes a heartfelt, funny and sincere account of how he found happiness and redemption in Finding Your True North. C. J. Frost began experiencing physiological distress after the death of his father. He didn't know where the pain and hopelessness was coming from but it had, throughout his life, left him friendless and alone and in dead-end relationships where he had played and used every woman he was with. As his memory began to become clear to him, he realized he'd been dramatically traumatized as a child. What followed was a exploration that led him into a place of darkness and self-destruction that cost him everything-his marriage, his livelihood and C.J. found himself homeless with no friends and no where to turn. After years of scraping rock bottom, C.J. had an epiphany. He knew he had to turn his life around, not just for him, but for his son. His son became his "True North" and C.J. slowly and painfully began the tenuous path of self-discovery and recovery. Finding an unbridled passion for everyone that is lost, alone and who feel there is no hope and no way out. Frost's inspiring narration will encourage you to reach for and find your own True North, no matter what your life situation or past experiences.
“I'm doing great” is simply the mask they wear to get through each day. Where are
you to help them, to come alongside them with the love and caring ofJesus Christ
? Or maybe it's you that is ... Everyone else seems to have their lives under
control except me. In church no masks ... We must live our truths. Or as Paul says
it, 'we are the living letters whose message is constantly being read by others' (2
Author: Jerry Maxwell
Publisher: WestBow Press
What does Scripture teach us about community? Paul writes: If you have gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if His love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you carethen do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited Friends. Dont push your way to the front; dont sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Dont be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. Philippians 2:15 (The Message) Jesus came as a servant to all. We must follow His way. Jerry and Liz Maxwell have lived out the title of this book in so many beautiful ways. This slim volume is brimming with scripture that prescribes being the church in the worldand practical ways to do it! Gods love shines through every page. Read the book, gather a small group together, and live life the way it should be lived! Susan Engle Spoon, personal assistant, Howard E. Butt, Jr. Foundation for Laity Renewal