Building Character with True Stories from Nature

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575426501
Format: PDF, Docs
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This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.

Left at the Altar

Author: Kimberley Kennedy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418585807
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fascinatingly insightful and hopeful page-turning account of one woman's encounter with ultimate rejection. TV journalist Kimberley Kennedy went from having it all to complete devastation, rejection, and public humiliation when, like a Lifetime movie scenario, her fiance literally left her at the altar. Fortunately, her story did not end at the church. With candor and humor, Kimberley shares the most personal details of her life as she journeys from devastation to a deeper understanding of what happened and how she found not only healing but hope to someday find her Mr. Right. The intimate woman-to-woman inspirational journey includes: Stories of women who were left at the altar How to deal with feelings of anger towards God The little black dress analogy How not to let your rejection define who you become Tools for healing and moving on How to laugh, love again, and return to dating Ultimate insight from men who have been rejectors

Leaving the Life

Author: Patrick McKenna Lynch Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989008693
Format: PDF, Mobi
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WARNING: THIS IS NOT FICTION. In some ways you will wish it was, as then these events would not actually have happened. Leaving the Life is a brutally honest account of true love, loss and the struggle for survival. Go inside the private lives of an ordinary couple, as their world is turned upside down by a shocking diagnosis. Their journey will leave you grateful for what you do have, and for what you do not have. In the aftermath, one of them touches the cheek of madness, but escapes its embrace. The surprise happy ending is one that even the author didn't see coming. This enthralling odyssey should be required reading for: Anyone who wants to see what it's REALLY like when life as you know it unravels. The millions of people whose lives have been affected by serious illness, including caregivers Anyone who has experienced loss, including widows and widowers in search of a story they can relate to Friends and family trying to understand what caregivers and the bereaved experience Medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, hospice workers, clergy, social workers and counselors.

Move On Move Up

Author: Paula White
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446544841
Format: PDF, Docs
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A woman who has experienced both tragedy and triumph, Paula White shares hope with those facing life's trials. Paula opens her heart to offer personal testimonies and key passages of Scripture that will equip readers to discover purpose in their pain and to overcome any challenge that crosses their path. It's not about what happens to us, it's about what happens in us. Failure is not final. We have the power to: - Renew our minds - Transition from trial to testimony - Discover God's pattern for our lives Most important, Paula teaches readers to never quit. Tough times don't last-tough people do! What are you waiting for? Grab hold of the victory God promises. It's time to MOVE ON, MOVE UP.

The Still Point of the Turning World

Author: Emily Rapp Black
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605855
Format: PDF
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Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, and level-headed, but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign languages and give him the best education. But all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder. Ronan was not expected to live beyond the age of three; he would be permanently stalled at a developmental level of six months. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. They would have to learn to live with their child in the moment; to find happiness in the midst of sorrow; to parent without a future. The Still Point of the Turning World is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond it. Rapp’s response to her son’s diagnosis was a belief that she needed to “make my world big”—to make sense of her family’s situation through art, literature, philosophy, theology and myth. Drawing on a broad range of thinkers and writers, from C.S. Lewis to Sylvia Plath, Hegel to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Rapp learns what wisdom there is to be gained from parenting a terminally ill child. In luminous, exquisitely moving prose she re-examines our most fundamental assumptions about what it means to be a good parent, to be a success, and to live a meaningful life.

Moving On

Author: Russell Friedman
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9781590771846
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this groundbreaking book, authors Russell Friedman and John W. James show readers how to move on from their unsuccessful past relationships and finally find the love of their lives. Demonstrating revolutionary ideas that have worked for thousands of their clients at the Grief Recovery Institute, Friedman and James give readers the strategies they need to effectively mourn the loss of the relationship, while opening themselves up to love in the future. With compassionate guidance, Friedman and James help readers to close a chapter of their romantic past so that they can be ready to begin again.

Du neben mir und zwischen uns die ganze Welt

Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Dressler Verlag
ISBN: 3862729761
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Am Anfang war ein Traum. Und dann war Leben! Wenn ihr Leben ein Buch wäre, sagt Madeleine, würde sich beim Rückwärtslesen nichts ändern: Heute ist genau wie gestern und morgen wird sein wie heute. Denn Madeleine hat einen seltenen Immundefekt und ihr Leben lang nicht das Haus verlassen. Doch dann zieht nebenan der gut aussehende Olly ein - und Madeleine weiß, sie will alles, das ganze große, echte, lebendige Leben! Und sie ist bereit, dafür alles zu riskieren. So hat man die Liebe noch nie gelesen! Eine außergewöhnlich berührende Liebesgeschichte für Fans von Jojo Moyes und John Green mit besonderen Illustrationen, Skizzen, Notizen und E-Mails.

Princess Diana

Author: Emanuela Maria Lecca
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477152601
Format: PDF, ePub
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Th e book of Princess Diana, Th e Haunting Story of the English Rose is an explicit book about the death of Princess Diana and is a well-documented book for the discerning reader to understand all that Princess Diana went through to reach out to her sons and the world and is striving to be with us again in making her love be understood to many. Th is is a very sad book about all she went through and is pleading out to all to deliver her message to her sons and the world to know they are loved by her. Princess Diana has given her love to many and continues to do so. Princess Diana who implores many to come to terms with their lives and to walk through her steps and follow her through what life is like when your life has to come to an end in this world. She has given her utmost throughout this book and is a very sad account that many will come to understand her and imploring her love to reach out to her sons and the world around us in coming to terms what their eventual outcome will be and to be with her through all that she is going through and to hold her close to your heart again. Many will appreciate Princess Diana and love her and would want her story to be heard of all that she is going through to be with her sons and the world. Whenever such a book was created as unique as this one it will make you see through her eyes.