Flourish

Author: Margaret Feinberg
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 1617958840
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With a unique blend of enthusiasm and encouragement, best-selling author Margaret Feinberg offers a year of weekly devotions that will awaken our souls to a life of fullness and joy that spills over to bless others. Featuring Dive Deeper Scripture references, reflections, and prayers for each devotion, Flourish challenges us to live more fully, create more actively, and be more engaged in the present moment. Feinberg's signature coloring pages are woven throughout, making Flourish an interactive spiritual experience.

Live Love Lead

Author: Brian Houston
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473618797
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Whether you are searching for your calling or wholeheartedly pursuing your life's purpose, Brian Houston's transformative approach to life will help you navigate a faith path that is all your own and discover unique gifts tailored perfectly for your journey. Thirty-five years ago when Brian Houston set out to pioneer a church with thirty people in a school hall, he had no idea how many highs and lows, sacrifices and miraculous opportunities he would face. Over time, his tiny church grew into the worldwide Hillsong ministry, leading people all over the globe to follow the greatest Guide who ever walked the path of life - Jesus. In this straightforward book, Brian Houston shares his own life-tested experiences and the powerful biblical truths he's learned that will enable you to live fully, love completely, and lead boldly - the hallmarks of Jesus' time on earth. When it comes to life with Jesus, there is no doubt - your best is yet to come! 'This is a remarkable book by a remarkable man. You will love his transparency and passion!' Rick Warren, founder and pastor of Saddleback Church, author of bestseller The Purpose Driven Life BRIAN HOUSTON is the founder and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church. With global campuses around the world, including New York and Los Angeles, Hillsong has a combined weekly attendance of over 90,000. Houston hosts one of the fastest growing daily international broadcasts in the world. He is also Executive Director for Hillsong Music, one of the world's largest producers of Christian music. He and his wife Bobbie have three grown children and live in Sydney, Australia and Orange County, California.

Daily Readings from Live Love Lead

Author: Brian Houston
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455539961
Format: PDF, Kindle
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To experience the best life that God intends for you, you must learn to live fully, love completely, and lead boldly--the hallmarks of Jesus' time on earth. Brian Houston now shares his transformative approach to the Christian life, through practical tools and inspiring teaching that will help you identify your unique gifts and reenergize your faith, no matter where you are in your relationship with God. Each daily experience includes: Today's Scripture: A Scripture to meditate on to recalibrate your mind and receive God's restoration. Today's Excerpt: A key truth about living, loving, and leading that will enable you to follow the greatest Guide ever to walk the path of life--Jesus. Today's Thought: An uplifting, liberating, and meaningful thought to start the day with God. Today's Reflection: A place to journal your thoughts and reflections. Today's Prayer: A simple but powerful prayer to help you express your heart to God.

Living Loved Living Free

Author: Connie Witter
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0988380102
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Do you really know how much your Heavenly Father loves you? Are you living loved by Him? You were created to be made whole and complete in His love. The core need of every human heart is love, and God is love. Although we have all looked to our parents, our spouse, our children, and our friends to find approval, value, acceptance, and security, only Jesus can fully and completely meet the needs of our hearts. In this book you’ll: Recognize the one lie the enemy is tempting all of God’s children to believe Discover the one truth that has the power to set you free Realize you are one with Jesus and enjoy the endless treasures available in Him. Follow Jesus’ example as He shows you what it means to live in the Father’s love Experience true freedom from sin, shame, condemnation, pride, fear, and insecurity Break free from living under the law, and live in the freedom of God’s grace Based on Ephesians chapter 1-3, Living Loved, Living Free will take you on a journey of learning to live free in the Father’s love through the finished work of Jesus. This book will help you embrace your true identity in Jesus, encourage you to live in the Father’s love, and empower you to trust Him with all of your heart. You’ll learn to truly live loved and live free!

Hands Free Life

Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310338166
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We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a fulfilling life may seem like an unachievable dream. But it is not—not with the nine habits outlined in this book. New York Times bestselling author and widely known blogger, Rachel Macy Stafford, reveals nine habits that help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life. As your hands, heart, and eyes become open, you will experience a new sense of urgency—an urgency to live, love, dream, connect, create, forgive, and flourish despite the distractions of our culture. By following each daily Hands Free Declaration, you will be inspired to adopt mindful daily practices and new thought-processes that will help you: • Make meaningful, lasting human connections despite the busyness of everyday life. • Live in the now despite that inner nudge pushing you out of the moment toward perfection and productivity. • Protect your most sacred relationships, as well as your values, beliefs, health, and happiness, despite the latent dangers of technology and social media. • Pursue the passions of your heart without sacrificing your job or your daily responsibilities. • Evaluate your daily choices to insure you are investing in a life that matters to you. With a Hands Free Life perspective, you will have the power to look back and see you didn’t just manage life, you actually lived it—and lived it well.

The Art of Flourishing

Author: Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307718913
Format: PDF, ePub
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We all want more love in our lives, especially when the world requires more from us every day. Lasting intimacy—a close and enduring relationship with someone we love who cherishes us—is an indispensable source of strength, resilience, and hope, one that we especially turn to in challenging times. But too often being in an intimate relationship means we have to compromise—or lose—vital aspects of ourselves. How can we avoid sacrificing our own self-care to get the love we want? In this original, surprising, and deeply revealing exploration of the self and relationships, Dr. Jeffrey Rubin brings the art of flourishing to life. The idea is startlingly simple: self-care is the foundation of intimacy, and intimacy is the culmination of self-care. The Art of Flourishing provides the reader with the tools necessary to thrive, to live a life of meaning, passion, and fulfillment. An expert on both Eastern meditative and Western psychotherapeutic traditions, Dr. Rubin draws on the best practices of each to create a new and accessible path to living authentically. His unique synthesis provides a remarkably lucid guide for handling our emotions wisely, discovering our purpose, and uncovering barriers to intimacy—the hidden emotional weeds that kill passion, such as conflicts over communication and power, boundaries and sexuality. Drawing from case examples and personal experiences, Rubin explains how to remove these obstacles to nurture empathy and mutual respect. Creating and cultivating a garden of love enables us to grow as individuals and nourish our connections with others. It widens our horizon of possibility, deepens our humanity, and helps us flourish, which is a priceless gift to the world. From the Hardcover edition.

A Tale Of Love And Darkness

Author: Amos Oz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448163099
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Love and darkness are just two of the powerful forces that run through Amos Oz's extraordinary, moving story. He takes us on a seductive journey through his childhood and adolescence, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and '50s, and into the infernal marriage of two kind, well-meaning people: his fussy, logical father, and his dreamy, romantic mother. Caught between them is one small boy with the weight of generations on his shoulders. And at the tragic heart of the story is the suicide of his mother, when Amos was twelve-and-a-half years old. Oz's story dives into 120 year of family history and paradox, the saga of a Jewish love-hate affair with Europe that sweeps from Vilna and Odessa, via Poland and Prague, to Israel. Farce and heartbreak, history and humanity make up this magical portrait of the artist who saw the birth of a nation, and came through its turbulent life as well as his own. This is a memoir like no other, and one that cries out to be read and wept over. By the winner of the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize, previous winners of which include Philip Roth, Ivan Klima, Elfriede Jelinek, Harold Pinter and John Banville.

The Cycle of the Gift

Author: James E. Hughes, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118488377
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive guide to giving well to family members Giving is at the core of family life--and with current law allowing up to $5,120,000 in tax-free gifts, at least through December 2012, the ultra-affluent are faced with the task of giving at perhaps largest scale in history. Beyond the tax saving and wealth management implications, giving to family members opens up a slew of thorny questions, the biggest of which is, "How do I prepare recipients of such large gifts?" With that question and others in mind, Hughes, Massenzio, and Whitaker have written The Cycle of the Gift in three main parts: "The Who of Giving," "The How of Giving," and "The What and Why of Giving." The first part focuses on the people most deeply involved in family giving, especially the recipients and givers (parents, grandparents, spouses, trustees). The second part, "The How of Giving," addresses the delicate balance of givers who want to maintain some level of control and recipients who want some level of freedom in accepting and growing their gifts. The final part, "The What and Why of Giving" describes various types of gifts, from money to business interests to values and rituals. The authors also introduce their "family bank" concept as a model that combines loans, trusts, and outright gifts. It embodies a framework and set of practices for long-term family growth. Even families without great wealth--or those who have already made large gifts to their children and grandchilren--can benefit from the human wisdom and practical advice found in The Cycle of the Gift.

Flourish

Author: Lydia Brownback
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781433560651
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All women are looking to live a life that will satisfy their deepest longings. Worldly thinking offers false hope found in self-focused saviors such as acceptance from others, a checklist for better living, emotional fulfillment, comfort, accomplishments, and more--some of which has crept into the church. Featuring 6 chapters aiming to free women from self-consciousness, self-improvement, self-analysis, self-indulgence, self-condemnation, and self-victimization, this book will help readers discern subtle false messages from the truth in God's Word--exchanging a self-focused life for the abundant life Jesus promises them in the gospel.