Making Paper Cranes

Author: Mihee Kim-Kort
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827223765
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This is not your typical Asian instructional book on Asian crafting or origami. Making Paper Cranes is an attempt to describe an ever emerging life, in an emerging community within Christianity in North America, that is intentionally taking flight and impacting the world. This theological book engages the social histories, literary texts, and narratives of Asian American women, as well as the theological projects of prominent Asian American feminist theologians. It seeks to offer another liberative theological voice. Inherent in its construction is the interconnectedness of all stories that articulate struggle, resistance, and the artistic flourishing of oppressed peoples. Simply put, Making Paper Cranes is about Asian American mothers, daughters, sisters, and women who are imaginatively and courageously crafting their journeys together in and through their Christian faith.

Fellowship of Prayer

Author: Sarah Griffith Lund
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827211120
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The seasonal cycles of winter, spring, summer, and fall are echoed in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The season of Lent, culminating in Holy week, invites those who follow Jesus into a time of deeper reflection on our own seasons of life in the present age. Where is God to be known, encountered and embodied in these turbulent times? How is God revealed in our dreams and visions? Sarah Griffith Lund, author of the acclaimed Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church, takes you through the 40 days of Lent with these stories of the possibilities of our lives, leading to the ultimate redemption and resurrection.

Fellowship of Prayer 2015 Lenten Season

Author: Traci Smith
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 082721099X
Format: PDF
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"Lent is a journey, but so is this life." In daily posts with titles such as "Cleaning House," "Peach Pie," and "Standing on the Wings," Traci Smith relates present-day experiences to provide context for Lent, with accompanying scripture and a prayer for each day's reading.

Faithful Families

Author: Traci Smith
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827211236
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A new and expanded version of Seamless Faith, now with more than a dozen new spiritual practices and additional resources for parents, kids, grandparents, and communities that care about families! Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children! Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether you're a new seeker or a lifelong follower. Faithful Families is brimming with easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family's everyday moments into sacred moments! Faithful Families helps you: connect faith to your family's everyday life; add family faith moments into your daily routine; learn new spiritual practices alongside your children; teach your children to appreciate religious diversity with time-tested non-Christian and Christian spiritual practices; respond to life's everyday challenges and opportunities with meaningful practices Faithful Families is the perfect gift for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles; Baptisms; Baby Showers; New Families; Christian educators and those they serve; Preschool Classes; and Godparents Faithful Families is part of The Young Clergy Women Project

Who s Got Time

Author: Amy Fetterman
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827243073
Format: PDF
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Meetings. Doctor appointments. Carpools. Job interviews. Not to mention meals and sleep-and more meetings. Who's got time for anything else? Where does daily devotion time fit into our 24/7/365 living? In Who's Got Time? Spirituality for a Busy Generation, Teri Peterson and Amy Fetterman suggest new ways of incorporating spiritual practices into the busy lives of Generations X, Y, and beyond. Whether you're a student or working several jobs just to stay afloat, single or with a family, or just seeking something else you can't quite put your finger on, the authors help you find "the holy in the mundane." Contemporary, hip, conversational, and practical, Who's Got Time? helps you find time to feed your soul. Part of the Young Clergy Women Project

Fellowship of Prayer 2014

Author: Julie E. Richardson
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827210930
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Clean. Fresh. Renewal. Psalm 51:10 says, "Create in me a clean heart." Isn't that part of what Lent does for us? "Create in me a clean heart." The reflection of Lent helps us live into that prayer and the intent to change, every day of our lives. In Fellowship of Prayer 2014, author Julie Richardson Brown shows us how all days, not just those during Lent, are sacred, and how we can set aside time for introspection and renewal. She makes connections between the ordinary, everyday things in our lives and the extraordinary moments of grace, when we are reminded that we are part of a story much bigger than us.

Yoked

Author: Andrew Kort
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566997275
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This collection of true stories is written by Mihee Kim-Kort and Andy Kort, a married clergy couple who met while they were in seminary. They share their unique perspective on the joys and challenges of ministry in alternating segments, forming a collective narrative that illuminates the inner workings of a clergy marriage, even as it inspires with heartfelt tales of life in ministry. Throughout the book Mihee and Andy relate their respective impressions of shared experiences, revealing inherent differences and potential sources of conflict, but also demonstrating how they work through their differences, communicate, and collaborate to make the most of their strengths. With 20 years of ministry experience between them, a blue Subaru Outback crammed full of child car seats, an old dog named Ellis, and life experience in three states, Andy and Mihee have struggled with infertility, survived the threat of foreclosure, travelled abroad and led mission trips together, and through it all remain yoked together. This tale of endurance is only made possible by hard work, sympathetic friends, endless conversations, countless cups of coffee and bottles of beer, and the grace of God.

The Power of Children

Author: Margaret Y. MacDonald
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781481302234
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The Power of Children examines Christian teaching about children in the context of family life in the Roman world. Specifically, author Margaret Y. MacDonald measures the impact of the New Testament's household codes (Colossians 3:18-4:1; Ephesians 5:21-6:9; the Pastoral letters) for understanding the status and role of children in Christian homes and assemblies. By allowing children to frame her analysis, MacDonald demonstrates that the rigid social divisions of the period (wives-husbands, children-parents, slaves-masters) were far more complex and overlapping within the Christian context--highlighting the way in which Christian families challenged the prevailing imperial ideology. From curbing sexual abuse to the practice of pseudo-parenting and the teaching roles of both men and women in the family, MacDonald documents the development of an early Christian perspective that valued children as members in the household of God.

Self esteem Research Theory and Practice

Author: Christopher J. Mruk
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826103147
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In addition to the sound research findings, theory, and practice information that you have come to depend on with the past two editions, the third edition of Self-Esteem Research, Theory, and Practice brings with it much newly revised and updated information to reflect the changes in the field of self-esteem at large. New key features include: * New major theories of self-esteem * New chapter on the new positive psychology * 150 new references * Written in a clear, concise style.

The Practice of Love

Author: Jonathan Brink
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615450193
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What happens when people begin to practice love? This collection of stories explores a remarkably simple idea. What would it look like to practice love? What would happen if we actively chose to engage a deep sense of love even in hard places? The possibilities include a love for God, a love for the self, a love for a neighbor, and even a love for an enemy. What emerges will inspire and challenge the reader to reconsider what it means to live out the practice of love in our lives. Jesus invited people to engage love as a way of living. It was the defining act of what it meant to live. And in doing so, he opened up a world that revealed something extraordinary: the Kingdom of God. To live a life based on the practice of love requires courage and conviction. It often means facing fears that are not easily overcome. But in the end, the practice of love invites us to discover something deeper about what it means to be human.