Garden Blessings

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1936740818
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Garden Blessings is an eloquent tribute to the wonders of the garden, a place where our souls are nourished and memories grown. June Cotner’s books comprise a balance of about 20 percent classic and famous writers and 80 percent lesser-known, award-winning writers, uncovering many selections not found anywhere else. Ranging from childhood memories of planting and harvesting to celebrations of the changing seasons to contemplation on the joyful art of gardening, Garden Blessings is a moving collection of poems, prayers, and reflections that reminds us of what really matters -- making and sharing memories. Our gardens grow us, and this collection of readings takes us down a path of pleasure. The overriding intention of Garden Blessings is to provide a heartwarming, spiritually focused collection of uplifting prayers, prose, and poems that share a common joy and appreciation for the love of gardening and the many blessings that gardens bring to our lives. June Cotner, a best-selling inspirational author, has gathered a bounty of garden blessings here, offering gems of wisdom that remind the reader and gardener in all of us just how much we learn from our gardens.

Family Celebrations

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780836278569
Format: PDF, Docs
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A collection of 170 prayers, poems, and toasts offers inspiration for saying the appropriate thing to mark a special gathering, including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings, and family reunions, and includes words by both contemporary and traditional authors.

Gratitude Prayers

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449421768
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a collection of inspiring prayers, reflective poems, and motivating quotes that will open readers to experience more joy and wonder in life.

Serenity Prayers

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740790579
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Serenity Prayers is a lovely and timeless collection of prayers, prose, and poems that leaves readers feeling relaxed, peaceful, hopeful, and encouraged. It's a thoughtful resource for facing everyday challenges. Excerpt from the book: "A Clear Midnight This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless, Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best, Night, sleep, death and the stars." --Walt Whitman (1819-1892) * Features selections from Mitch Albom, Emily Dickinson, William Penn, Rumi, Carl Sandburg, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and William Butler Yeats.

Dog Blessings

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317262
Format: PDF
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This collection is a loving tribute to the kindest, most caring and devoted animals known to humankind. Selections describe the exuberance of puppies, the unconditional love of a canine best friend, the joy of a shared day at the beach, the bittersweet glance of an aging pet, and the simple pleasure of coming home each day to a wagging tail and unbridled affection. More than anything, Dog Blessings honors the profound ways that our four-legged friends touch our lives. The perfect book for any dog lover, it can be revisited and shared for years to come.

Get Well Wishes

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632280124
Format: PDF, Docs
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The nurturing words gathered here offer the courage to move toward recovery and healing and to summon faith and grace in the midst of pain to anyone who is ill, as well as to their families and friends. Wise and compassionate, this uplifting volume encourages readers to find solace in simplicity, take comfort in ritual, and welcome the healing touch of a loved one's warm embrace. A thoughtful and lasting bouquet of good wishes, culled from a wide variety of sources and traditions, provides the inspiration and confidence to be still, live in wonder, celebrate triumphs, reclaim dreams, give thanks, and get well.

Earth Blessings

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632280272
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this book of poems and prayers for the planet, you find not only beautiful prose written by modern writers and from ancient cultures but illuminating passages and reflections on the condition of the planet, and humans' place here. In Earth Blessings, Cotner and her contributors, many of whom are award-winning writers, contemplate every aspect of the environment, from grasslands to ocean, desert, and mountains, with gorgeous meditations on the world around us, how we are nurtured by nature, and the vital role as stewards of the earth. Earth Blessings fosters environmental awareness and insight, and it inspires individuals to view the Earth as sacred and cherish it as they explore writings about the relationship of humankind and the environment. The selections in the book remind readers of the necessity for sharing and conservation. The overriding intention of Earth Blessings is to create an ecological celebration of inspiring poems, interfaith prayers, and spiritual prose. By nature of the spiritual focus of Earth Blessings, the selections energize readers to recognize and embrace environmental stewardship.

Christmas Blessings

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449474306
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Christmas seems too commercial, open to any page in this book and be filled with the spirit of the season. Keep Christmas alive in your heart as you dip in for inspiration that conveys the true meaning of Christmas. Over 100 poems, prayers, toasts, and blessings from contemporary writers to classic voices, such as Christina Rosetti and Emily Dickinson, fill the pages of this inspirational collection.

Comfort Prayers

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449400019
Format: PDF
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Thy fate is the most common fate of all. Into each life some rain must fall." --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This simple quote illustrates the truism that no one is immune from challenges in life. As a gift book or self-purchase, Comfort Prayers is a collection of prayers and poems that offers solace and encouragement. At different times in life, everyone encounters sorrow, adversity, or a sense of being overwhelmed. Consider Comfort Prayers that motivating friend, wise inner voice, or soothing balm you can turn to when times get tough. The words within are the sage thoughts of those who have survived their own trials and then eloquently imparted their wisdom in the form of a prayer, poem, or prose. Carefully chosen from more than 4,000 submissions from writers worldwide and more than 1,000 inspirational books, this timeless collection, compiled by author June Cotner, will bring hope, healing, and encouragement to its readers. Like June's successful inspirational collection Graces, this book is composed of 80 percent material from contemporary writers and 20 percent from classic and famous writers, such as Louisa May Alcott, William Wordsworth, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The result is a thoughtful collection that will calm the soul and lead to a path of healing and recovery.

House Blessings

Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780974848600
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The home has long been the center of our family lives. This is where we gather to create memories with family and friends and to find comfort and solace for ourselves. In House Blessings, best-selling anthologist June Cotner has assembled a moving collection of interfaith prayers, poems, and toasts that speak to the experiences we share in turning our houses into our homes. With 112 pieces collected from 38 writers, this little book offers a reading for every occasion. From housewarming to holiday celebration, from planting a garden to raising a family, gems of wisdom and inspirational selections celebrate all our most treasured moments at home.