Spoken from the Heart

Author: Laura Bush
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439160343
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In this brave, beautiful, and deeply personal memoir, Laura Bush, one of our most beloved and private first ladies, tells her own extraordinary story. Born in the boom-and-bust oil town of Midland, Texas, Laura Welch grew up as an only child in a family that lost three babies to miscarriage or infant death. She vividly evokes Midland's brash, rugged culture, her close relationship with her father, and the bonds of early friendships that sustain her to this day. For the first time, in heart-wrenching detail, she writes about the devastating high school car accident that left her friend Mike Douglas dead and about her decades of unspoken grief. When Laura Welch first left West Texas in 1964, she never imagined that her journey would lead her to the world stage and the White House. After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1968, in the thick of student rebellions across the country and at the dawn of the women's movement, she became an elementary school teacher, working in inner-city schools, then trained to be a librarian. At age thirty, she met George W. Bush, whom she had last passed in the hallway in seventh grade. Three months later, "the old maid of Midland married Midland's most eligible bachelor." With rare intimacy and candor, Laura Bush writes about her early married life as she was thrust into one of America's most prominent political families, as well as her deep longing for children and her husband's decision to give up drinking. By 1993, she found herself in the full glare of the political spotlight. But just as her husband won the Texas governorship in a stunning upset victory, her father, Harold Welch, was dying in Midland. In 2001, after one of the closest elections in American history, Laura Bush moved into the White House. Here she captures presidential life in the harrowing days and weeks after 9/11, when fighter-jet cover echoed through the walls and security scares sent the family to an underground shelter. She writes openly about the White House during wartime, the withering and relentless media spotlight, and the transformation of her role as she began to understand the power of the first lady. One of the first U.S. officials to visit war-torn Afghanistan, she also reached out to disease-stricken African nations and tirelessly advocated for women in the Middle East and dissidents in Burma. She championed programs to get kids out of gangs and to stop urban violence. And she was a major force in rebuilding Gulf Coast schools and libraries post-Katrina. Movingly, she writes of her visits with U.S. troops and their loved ones, and of her empathy for and immense gratitude to military families. With deft humor and a sharp eye, Laura Bush lifts the curtain on what really happens inside the White House, from presidential finances to the 175-year-old tradition of separate bedrooms for presidents and their wives to the antics of some White House guests and even a few members of Congress. She writes with honesty and eloquence about her family, her public triumphs, and her personal tribulations. Laura Bush's compassion, her sense of humor, her grace, and her uncommon willingness to bare her heart make this story revelatory, beautifully rendered, and unlike any other first lady's memoir ever written.

Spoken from the Heart

Author: Selwyn Hughes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781853453762
Format: PDF
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Enjoy Selwyn's engaging style and wonderful sense of humour, learn form his comprehensive biblical knowledge and catch his passion for revival with this collection of his preaching and teaching.

Spoken from the Heart

Author: Cheri Swalwell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692260357
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Do you like getting lost in large crowds or prefer the intimacy of one-on-one conversations? Do you enjoy the close ties of having one sibling or were you born as one of many? Maybe you're an only child with doting parents... Regardless of your background or basic personality type, we can all agree on one thing - the fundamental need to connect with others. The One who created this world designed us all with an innate craving to connect on a deeper level with each other - so that we would desire a relationship with Him. I began a personal journey with my Heavenly Father when I was six years old, but it's taken me years to discover the depth of His desire for closeness with me as well. Maybe you've never been introduced to the God of the Universe or possibly you consider Him a casual acquaintance. Maybe you've taken that step to accept His invitation of a personal relationship, but are left with the question, "Now what?" Consider me that friend who's bringing you to the "party of the decade" or encouraging you while we drink coffee one-on-one. I invite you to join me as we explore different ways to connect with those around us and ultimately with the One who guides us into genuine connections with everyone we encounter.

Thoughts Spoken from the Heart

Author: Lolly Daskal
Publisher: Lead from Within Publishing
ISBN: 9780615909431
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lolly Daskal shares with us her thoughts that are spoken from the heart. Lolly has helped thousands lead more successful lives while following the messages of the heart. The wisdom on these pages will empower and encourage you to create success, claim your inner strength, and lead your life with more meaning and heart.

Soothing Words Spoken from the Heart

Author: Melonie Lovesmore
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500696900
Format: PDF, ePub
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SOOTHING WORDS SPOKEN FROM THE HEART! There's POWER IN WORDS. There's power in the written verse. Find peace of mind; experience feelings of hope and pride; strengthen love in your family; motivate and inspire your children and love ones. Poems bring joy and happiness into your life. Poems inspire and motivate you to pursue your dreams. My poems bring you hope and celebrate life and justice. Follow your dreams, and never let anyone steal your dreams!

Secret Fantasies

Author: Janice Johnson
Publisher: Inner Child Press
ISBN: 1463757832
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a Collection of Poetry spoken from the Heart of Janice D. Johnson aka Heart Spoken Niecy. There is a lot of Love, Passion and Desires between the covers of this Book . . .