Can they find something as high as their knee? Longer than their arm? Wider
than their hand? Ask children to explain their thinking. How can they tell that the
cracker is wider than their hand? Show children how to compare lengths by lining
Author: Grace Lin
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Caldecott Honor winner Grace Lin celebrates math for every kid, everywhere! Mei explores measurement as she plants a sunflower seed and watches it grow. The plant starts off as tall as her toe, but soon it's up to her knees, then her waist, then her shoulders. How tall will it get? Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education non-profit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.
Linda placed her hand up to her mouth. “This is me shutting up.” When Shelia
nodded that she was prepared to shut up too, Grace settled in to contributewhat
she'd gone there to converse about. “Good, now this has been very difficult for me
Author: Victor McGlothin
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
When a single mother takes a vow of celibacy, she has no idea that trying to be good will make her want to be so bad. . . A single mom and busy advertising executive, Grace has been a bridesmaid one too many times. Not that she doesn't have her share of admirers--and lovers--but Grace wants something more. She's ready for a husband--and a father for her thirteen-year-old son, André. With a little counsel from her church minister's wife--and a little inspiration from the sight of André's handsome English teacher, Wallace Peters--Grace decides to keep her mind open and her clothes on. No matter how hard the Devil chases her. . . After a series of dating fiascos, Grace receives a call from Wallace Peters. Will the school teacher save the day? Or will André's biological father, who mysteriously reappears after thirteen years, turn out to be Mr. Right after all? As Grace soon discovers, it's amazing what miracles can happen once she puts her life--and her heart--in His hands. . .
my children and I are in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even
though he will not get up and give him the bread because of friendship, yet
because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much
Author: Chris Band
Publisher: Monarch Books
Life has a tendency to knock our confidence in prayer. In the face of persistent difficulties, our prayer-fuelled hopes can be overwhelmed by such despair that we end up "on our knees" not so much in prayer, as in defeat. In this honest and engaging book, Chris Band discusses the issues that we may have about prayer but were perhaps afraid to ask: Is prayer wasted effort? Is God less involved in the world than we might wish? Is his will going to be done anyway, whether or not we pray? We discover that our prayers, far from being squandered by God, are powerfully and consistently used by him - both to build his relationship with us and to build his Kingdom through us. On My Knees examines our understanding of who God is and how he works in the world, taking us beyond proof-texts and wishful thinking, to the heart of what the Bible actually teaches about prayer. This encouraging and practical book will inspire and lead each of us afresh, to be on our knees, in prayer.
Most of the gathered community's role, therefore, is to stand in judgment over
Christ and shout the indicting line “Crucify him!” There ... Holy Week, and in fact our whole life as disciples of Christ, is not about us beating ourselves up over
Author: Raewynne Whiteley
Publisher: Cowley Publications
Get Up Off Your Knees is a thoughtful and provocative collection of sermons by a group of preachers from across the international church spectrum who have been moved to theological reflection on the art and work of U2. This book will appeal to fans of U2, students of homiletics, and everyone interested in the intersection of art, popular culture, and religion.
The morning of my second treatment arrived cool and sunny, and Cliff and I lay in
bed, holding each other, not talking, each lost in our thoughts. We finally got up,
had our showers, and got ready for the day. Iwas feeling very agitated and ...
Author: Kimberley Rideout
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On March 14, 2012, Kim Rideout heard the words that one in every nine women will hear in her lifetime: she had breast cancer. Taken To My Knees is a candid memoir written from the daily journals she kept as she underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to deal with the IDC Stage IIB breast cancer she had been diagnosed with. Rideout recounts how scared she was in those early days with a brutal honesty. She takes her audience along with her as she makes daily attempts to reconcile her “new normal” with the gut-wrenching fear that a cancer diagnosis brings. In sharing her story, Rideout demonstrates how important it is to be surrounded with love, family, and friendship and how a positive attitude can be just as important in the healing process as any medication. This poignant book will provide a firsthand insight to family, friends, and caregivers of any breast cancer patient as well as give hope and strength to fellow warrior survivors.
As he snatched up the bills, the soldier glared at him and sent him to another
desk with the passports. It was the same scenario more ... The soldiers were
furious that a priest had fallen to his knees in front of them. They screamed at him
to get ...
Author: John DeCoste
John DeCoste, the main character of Alone And On My Knees, weaves you through an incredible and adventurous pattern of personal life situations. First, he takes you through the stormy years of childhood and the years of young adulthood in his beloved village of Arichat, Cape Breton. Secondly, he takes you through the years as a student at Teacher Training College and his first experiences as a teacher in Nova Scotia; then, you journey with him through the years of seminary training in the United States and England. Finally, he shares his experience with you as a missionary priest in Africa, in particular in the countries of Burkina Faso (the former Upper Volta), Nigeria and Central Africa (Zaire, present day Congo, Rwanda, Burundi). Both at home and abroad he faced many challenges and life decisions. This is the story of such an odyssey. His experience of the Rwandan genocide and war touched his life deeply. It is an amazing story of growth in relationships, in love, hope, trust and faith and the great need for a strong and deep loving presence in ones life.
After an hour was up, Sadaya stopped grading her students' papers and she
picked up the receiver to her telephone. She called Cynthia Persons, her best
friend. The phone rang 5 times and then the voicemail message came on. This is your ...
Author: Adrienne Sealy
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
Superstar basketball player Cobb Jackson is secretly looking for a wife. He’s met the woman he loves but is he ready for this commitment?
That night was beyond all my dreams. The next day, my head was above the
clouds. I found myself falling for her; I could not believe the impact she had on me
. It was nearly time for me to pick up my daughter as I usually did on a Saturday ...
When relatives called him, he would hold the phone up to my ear so I could hear the accents from South Africa. We had a great freshman year getting to know
each other and would share a dorm suite our junior year with two other friends,
Author: Dave Allen
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Growing up, John Robinson never considered himself an inspiration to others. He was born a congenital amputee and stands three foot eight as an adult. Although he has no extension of his arms or legs, he has not been limited in his career or in his personal life. After graduating from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, he went on to work for NBC affiliates in upstate New York and today is the director of corporate support for WMHT, the public broadcasting television station in Albany. Robinson’s success did not come easily. From learning how to dress himself after going away to college, to making new friends and feeling accepted, he struggled to come to terms with his disability and make a life on his own. Although his journey may not be considered "normal," he does not see this as an obstacle, but as an opportunity to succeed and to understand the meaning of responsibility. Robinson writes in an honest, personal voice, showing that a disability does not have to get in the way of an education, a career, a family, or one of his favorite hobbies, golf. Get Off Your Knees is a touching story and, as Robinson says, is for "anyone who feels they need inspiration, whether it be an individual with a mental or physical disability, parents of children with disabilities, or someone looking to overcome an obstacle in life."
O turn unto me , and have mercy upon me ; give thy strength unto thy servant . . . .
I will praise thee , O Lord my God , with all my heart : and I will glorify thy name for
evermore . PSALM 86 : 6 - 7 , 11 , 16 , 12 KUV PICK UP THE BROKEN ...
Author: Anita Corrine Donihue
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Anita Corrine Donihue's book When I'm on My Knees has blessed hundreds of thousands of readers since its 1997 release. Now, that written inspiration is enhanced by full-color design in a beautiful new gift book. "Great things happen when I'm on my knees," Donihue writes. "Forces of heaven are released when one person goes to prayer." The heartfelt prayers, devotional thoughts, and poetry that made When I'm on My Knees a best-seller are all here--in a brand-new package featuring a padded hardcover binding and gilded page edges. A modern classic is now even better--and still less than ten dollars!
I sat up holding my head. The pain made me sick to my stomach, it took a bit for me to get myself together. Shaking my headto clear the cobwebs I triedtostand.,
feebly I made up onone knee then fellover head first. That was enough. They had
Author: Pete Fuller
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
With our coffee Jake and I chatted about his woe's and how he was letting the towns folk down. I saw the two men come through the door after I heard Bucks loud whinny and snort outside. One stood at the door, the other walked slowly too our table. "I'll take care of this sheriff." I said and stood as the gent got to our table. "Yeah old man, you best do as he says." He glanced at Jake when he spoke and that was his mistake, I took advantage of it. Before he knew what was going on he was looking down the bore of a big .44 that would blow his sorry ass too hell in a second. And then I spoke.
CHUCK WACHTEL Behind the Mask Narrative Voice in Fiction In the last years of their sixty - four - year marriage , my grandparents ... The first time I observed this
, she cut up a pear , arranged the slices on a saucer , and handed it to me .
Author: Charles Baxter
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Fiction writers share the secrets of their craft in essays geared for the serious writer
The “marathon” actually endured for about three hours, by which time I was ready
for a cheese and tomato sandwich ... This story of log burrowing was supposed to
cheer me up and encourage me to head for the woods myself, but instead, ...
Author: Jeff Lucas
Publisher: Monarch Books
myths that hinder our prayer life. Describing his book as an alternative prayer manual, Jeff offers a wealth of practical suggestions to help Christians of all ages and stages to develop a stronger one-on-one relationship with the Almighty. He is open about his own struggles in this area, and writes with clarity and compassion about an aspect of the life of faith that many of us find difficult. First published as How Not to Pray, this book is now revised and updated. Jeff says: The core message is the same, but ten years on I am writing from a different part of the wood. I am not sure I am wiser, but I am certainly more experienced – and continue to believe that if we get our prayer habits right, the rest of life is more likely to fall into place.
Wheeler got to her feet and called for their attention. “Well done, everyone,” she
said, although her expression was grim. “Whoopeefuckingcack.” Her lack of
enthusiasm puzzled her officers. Brough was the first to pick up on the negative
Author: William Stafford
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Dedley detectives Brough and Miller are back with their fourth investigation. Members of the Black Country town's most prominent amateur dramatics society are being bumped off in a series of bizarre murders. Brough, Miller and the rest of the Serious Crimes division are tested to the extreme in this latest fast-moving and funny whodunit.
GUIDING Us HOME fO1'1'1 6 i1'1'16 our 2111 6fS W6f6 f6— 661'1S W6 S 61'1 our F th t d ht t , t annual vacations in Yachats (pronounced Ya-hots), ... A few
miles up the coastline, there is a lighthouse that stands majestically at the cliffs
Author: Mary Charlotte Barry
Publisher: WestBow Press
Living in the small farming community of Nyssa, Oregon, the daily evidences of God's creations provide for never-ending inspiration. Although Mary's desire to write has been a passion for many years, she believes desires may also be defined as dreams. After the loss of an eighteen year career, Mary's deepest aspirations finally materialized. The opportunity to share her dream, has become a reality. This is her first book for publication. "On My Knees ... For These" is a fifty-two-week journey of prayer and intercession. This weekly devotional allows the reader to log daily prayer requests, personal needs, and updates. Its pages are filled with intimate reflection, personal experiences, and inspiration thoughts from the author's life, her loves, and God' precious gifts. It is her hope that readers will draw strength and find similarities in their own life from each personal message.
Author: Stephanie Perry MoorePublish On: 2015-04-01
But maybe he had a point about her still keeping things from Toni. Obviously their
friendship had waned. Sanaa didn't want to hurt Toni. But now Miles wanted her
to give up her new friends in order to be with him. As much as Sanaa had been ...
Author: Stephanie Perry Moore
Publisher: Darby Creek ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
When a gang shooting causes tensions to rise, the swoop-list girls must discover how to keep their cool and have faith in each other. Can they maintain their friendship under these stressful circumstances?
One evening during dinner my kids woke me up, my head had fallen over in my
plate. That night I knelt to pray, waking up later still on my knees, the side of my
bed wet with tears. Getting into bed, I started questioning God, again. Why me?
Author: Stella M. Robertson
Publisher: Author House
Category: Family & Relationships
The twelfth child of fifteen; Growing up during the Great Depression was not easy. Our parents struggled to supply Our basic needs. Home was a secure place, a happy place where we were protected and allowed to be in touch with our true selves. We survived without running water, electricity, phones and many things you take for granted today. To the younger generations of all families: I encourage you to spend time with your grandparents and great grandparents. Sit at their feet, listen to their stories, research their history. Your fore fathers worked hard and endured more than you'll ever know in order for you to have a better life. There are so many opportunities available to you today. Stay in school, pursue your dreams. "Dream Big, Reach for the Sky". Don't squander youth away following the wrong crowd. They are usually on a path of destruction. "Be A Leader". We are put on this earth for a reason. Ask yourselves these questions. Who am I? What is my purpose? What are my God given gifts and talents? What is His will for my life. Ask Gods guidance... You will find the answers. When you find them follow His plan and stand strong, you will persevere. "I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord, "planes to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him.
Author: Meredith Wild
Publisher: Waterhouse Press LLC
Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a “work hard, play hard” lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again. Cameron Bridge has spent the past five years married to the military, trying to escape the painful memory of losing Maya. After fighting his own war in the desert, he starts a new life in New York City, with his siblings, Olivia and Darren, by his side. When fate brings Maya back to him in the heart of a city filled with its own hopes and shadows, can Cameron find the girl he once loved in the woman she’s become?
power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.”1 I
think it's easy to get so caught up in the physical challenges of our days that we
forget the very real spiritual battle that rages on around us. We have an enemy
Author: Sheila Walsh
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Having trouble talking to God? You’re not alone. We know we can talk to God, but it just sounds so important, so intimidating, so religious. We assume that only the very spiritual talk to him or hear from him directly. But author Sheila Walsh says, "Every sound we utter, every thank you we say, every tear we cry in God's presence is prayer." Get Off Your Knees and Pray is a real woman's guide to real prayer?from understanding the biblical basis for prayer to cultivating a vital personal relationship with God. It is the perfect blend of practical advice, personal stories, and biblical truth to encourage and help you achieve greater intimacy with God through prayer. Prayer is not just a few sentences we say while on our knees. It is living out our ongoing, every-moment commitment to God. "Sheila steers us away from prayer as formula (say the right things the right way and God responds) and toward prayer as picture?a picture of God's desired relationship. Talking. Listening. Trusting. Living. This volume, warm and witty like its author, deserves a spot on every reading calendar." ?Max Lucado, best-selling author and minister "No matter what kind of difficulty you have about prayer, this book will help. Sheila has experienced all of them, and she will take you through them to where God has taken her: straight into His very real and accepting Presence." ?Dr. Henry Cloud, speaker and coauthor of Boundaries
o JAMES, KNEE-DEEP IN WATER, reached up and placed the dead infant on the
ground on the far side of the creek, then climbed out after it. Frances was holding the girl baby close against her stained and soaking nightgown and she made ...
Author: Ann-Marie MacDonald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives -- even destroy them. Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love. Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is an epic tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.