Author: S. Simone Chavous
Publisher: S. Simone Chavous
Release Date: 2013-06-13
Alexa Ryan has a comfortable life, but an unusual condition forces her to keep the world, and all hope of love, at a distance. Ethan Kellar spent his long life running from his destiny, from his role in changing the fate of the world. Until the night Alexa falls into his arms. Believing she is the key to escaping his fate, Ethan gives in to their intense physical attraction only to discover that in trying to cheat destiny, he set it in motion. So he does the only thing he can to save them both. He walks away. Consumed by grief, Alexa is lost until she learns her brief encounter with love resulted in a child. When that child falls ill, her search for answers leads her back to Ethan and thrusts her into his dark and mysterious world, unlocking the secrets of her past and revealing threats to their future. Together, they fight to protect their love, but one battle remains that Ethan must fight alone as he struggles to choose his own path and avoid the choices of fate.
Author: R. A. Migeed
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Allow me to welcome you to my small village "Kafre Nafra" north of Cairo in the Delta of the Nile Valley, in the middle of nowhere. I will take you to other villages around it and travel to small towns, big cities and then to Cairo. You will have a taste of ancient Egyptian history and modern history too. We will visit Aswan City where I had my first job as a physician at Aswan General Hospital and where the High Dam was built. Then I worked at a clinic at Abu Simbel where the great ancient temples were saved by the United Nations from disappearing under the water south of the High Dam. We will visit Hurghada City on the Red Sea where I worked at Hurghada General Hospital. Then Tripoli, Libya where I worked in a clinic in the early 1980's and Tunisia, the island of Malta in the Mediterranean, Athens, and London, before I visited the paradise of God on earth, the United States of America. This book is a true story about a boy who had a good childhood because he was born about a year after Nasser's 1952 revolution, which changed the history of Egypt achieving free education and healthcare to all citizens, building new schools, colleges, hospitals, health clinics, new roads, infrastructures and factories. The boy lived that history growing up and witnessed his country endure many struggles, like him, to be free and prosperous, and to manage their resources to move ahead into a better life. That boy was me and this is my journey. This book is about fate, many choices in life, good or bad, and about having no regrets. Sometimes I chose my fate but other times fate chose me. I have lived and experienced unimaginable wars. I was fourteen during the six-day war June 5th, 1967 and witnessed what the nation had accomplished with hard work for almost fifteen years had been destroyed in six hours. I was there when President Anwar Al Sadat worked hard to stabilize his country after two wars in six years. He became my adulthood hero and achieved peace, security and freedom for his people then was assassinated October 6th 1981. History fell on my lap many times since I was born. I have lived many changes in my lifetime. I am proud of what God made me to be and happy where I am, no regrets. If I do not like myself, other people won't like me. I am not writing about history, I lived it, grew up with it, witnessed it and it affected my life regardless if I liked or not. I felt like I just traveled from nowhere to another planet or transported in time. I felt like watching a movie about my life since it started. I felt normal or semi-normal again and was ready to start a new chapter of my life and cross to the better side. When I came to America, I felt I was in a better planet than the one that I was born and grew up in. I had a culture shock, came from a Muslim culture thinking that God not only had everything planned for me before I was born, but it was all written in God's books that angels recorded and updated. America is the land of opportunity. I was looking for a soul mate and when I met Kathleen I felt that fate brought us together. The best thing I ever did was marrying her. I ended my book with an Epilogue about my heroes that my life journey and History formed created and produced.
Author: James A. Vedda
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2009-12-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Space technology has an important role to play in shaping a sustainable future, employing both human and robotic spaceflight capabilities. But the U.S. civil space program focuses the majority of its resources on the traditional paradigm of sending humans to increasingly distant targets (the Moon, Mars, and beyond). Rather than picking the destinations first and figuring out the goals later, the book suggests that NASA’s spaceflight programs should primarily target the creation of advanced capabilities, especially space infrastructure in the Earth-Moon system, and facilitate a greater role for the commercial sector in this endeavor. This will bring direct benefits to Earth more quickly and at the same time enable steady progress in the exploration and development of the solar system. The narrative begins by examining space in the context of today’s globalized world. Globalization has been a good news/bad news story, and space technology has been an important factor in this process. New wealth and international collaboration have been generated, but so have new problems and old problems have accelerated and spread. If we make the right choices, space development can do more to provide solutions in the decades ahead. The work of noted space futurists of the Cold War era is reviewed, with particular attention to the question: Why have things turned out differently from what most experts predicted and most advocates expected? The NASA exploration program finds itself locked into the “Von Braun paradigm” of the 1950s, which focuses on human spaceflight to the Moon and Mars without adequately explaining the reasons for doing it. This situation is not well suited to the political, economic, and societal environment of the 21st century. At a time when long-term strategic thinking is needed to address enduring global issues, many forces drive us to short-term thinking. The most significant of these forces for the nation’s top decision-makers come from the election cycle, the budget cycle, and the news cycle. Their effects on the presidency, the Congress, and the bureaucracy are examined using examples from recent history and current practices. The emphasis is on the need to change the incentive structure to promote long-term thinking since big technology projects have multi-decade life cycles and are aimed at problems that are national and global in scope. This shift in thinking leads to a revised rationale for spaceflight for the coming decades that is more directly tied to societal needs and ambitions. Space development will require more resources than NASA—or even all of the world’s civilian space agencies combined—can devote to the effort. Partnership with the commercial sector will be essential. Will space commerce be the stimulus for moving out into the solar system? If so, will it contribute to improvement of life back on Earth at the same time? Space commerce is growing fast, but is still small compared to other major global industries. Possibilities and pitfalls are discussed, along with examples of the checkered history of public and private sector attempts to promote space commerce. Making wise choices that have implications lasting decades is a daunting challenge, even when there’s broad agreement on a course of action. The book includes a chapter that warns: be careful what you wish for. Real-world examples (including the space shuttle and space station) demonstrate the difficulties of long-term strategic planning, and two futuristic thought experiments provide further illustration. The chapter concludes by demonstrating the long-term repercussions of poor choices, citing a current problem that has proven hard to fix despite widespread recognition that it needs fixing: export control for space technologies. If 21st century reality is driving us toward a course of action different from that of the Apollo/Cold War era, what should it look like, and what rationale should drive it? Voices of authority and advocacy for space ex
The world today is facing a bewildering array of problems where human behavior is both brazen and bizarre. Those who are searching for a way out are daring to ask fundamental questions: "What is man's rightful place? Are we a doomed species? Is God becoming weary of mankind?" In "Man's Fate and God's Choice, " Bhimeswara Challa shares his comprehensive study of human behavior that suggests that the very paradigm of our thinking is inappropriate for the current challenges we face. In a thoughtful, innovative presentation of ideas, Challa posits that any betterment in human behavior needs a cathartic change at the deepest level, ultimately reawakening the intelligence of the human heart. He begins by examining the greatest challenge of this generation of human beings and continues by placing the multiple identities of man in perspective, reviewing our growing insensitivity to human suffering. Finally, he looks to the living world for inspiration, metaphors, and models for human transformation. "Man's Fate and God's Choice" incisively covers an array of issues and proposes an agenda for action as it challenges those who see misery and ask "Why?" to also see the promise in the rainbow and then ask "Why not?"
Author: Jeff Inlo
Publisher: Jeff Inlo
Ryson Acumen finds that his time of service to the Land of Uton and its people is not yet complete. Together with Holli Brances and Lief Woodson, they must work together once more to end a growing threat and to meet their own undeniable destinies. It is not without loss or sacrifice as they struggle to battle grotesque forces of malevolence. Enemies once forgotten return to hold sway over each ensuing conflict. Under the conniving guidance of the serp Sazar, legions of dark creatures rise out of Dark Spruce Forest. Allying himself with a sorceress of power in the Lacobian desert, Sazar finds the strength to rule and turns his lustful eyes eastward. Targeting the outposts and farmlands surrounding Connel, the serp forms a dark army to bring terror to the humans. Even as Ryson and his elf friends struggle against such foes, they look to the powerful wizard Enin for aid, but the spell-caster remains withdrawn from nearly every clash. It is within him to decimate the entire horde, but the consequences of such intended actions trouble his very soul. An understanding of balance has taught the wizard more than caution, it has led him to the presence of a being of equal power, but a creature with intentions of malice. Enin's unwillingness to interfere in the choices of individuals is born of the belief that he must allow all those around him to seek their own path. While these paths may differ, each will lead those that travel them to their ultimate fate.
Author: Robert Ohotto
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2008-03-01
In this penetrating book, renowned intuitive, speaker, and teacher Robert Ohotto guides us on an investigation of the Heroic Journey of the Soul. Exploring three modern-day manifestations of Fate, he shows how psychic energy from family patterns, cultural influences, generational legacy, and global evolution inform our self-concept every day, and how they often block our highest potential and "Fate" us to challenging circumstances and relationships. But, he reveals, these Fated encounters are actually the keys to our unlived life. Each chapter maps our psyche and unravels the mysterious connections of Fate, Free Will, and Destiny, transforming our Fate into Destiny and our limitations into gifts. Through this seminal work based on years of experience, discover how we’ve made two fundamental agreements with the Universe as part of our Heroic Journey—one with Fate and the other with Destiny. As we learn to dance with these two forces, they become two voices challenging and beckoning us to discover our ultimate purpose—the primary task of the modern-day Hero and Heroine; and in the process, serve to unleash the power of our Soul in delivering grace to the world.
Fate Choice and Chance recounts Ben Peters' quest to escape his family's traditions and poverty, the haunting memories of the past, and the limitations of the small town on the Canadian prairies where he lived as a child. His life could have gone in many different directions, but the interplay of fate and chance resulted in choices leading inexorably to the present. In retrospect, his most fateful choice was to marry the woman that he loved. Ultimately he achieves the American dream of financial success in New York City, but this is far removed from his youthful dreams of public service. The path from that small prairie town to New York City was treacherous and crooked, leading through Toronto, a city of broken dreams. His painful break with the past has left emotional scars, and he tries to deal with them by neatly compartmentalizing his life into two halves - the forgotten Canadian past and the American present. But then his chance encounter with a mysterious stranger on a business trip to Toronto and their conversation about a murder that occurred in the high school in that small prairie town of his childhood leads him to embark on a spiritual journey to reconciliation with the past and the healing power of forgiveness.
Combining an understanding of astrological symbolism and the psychological processes involved in the pursuit of individuality, the author shares insights about how the concept of fate evolves. Through myths, fairy tales, and zodiacal signs, she shows usthis mythological journey.
Author: Marie D. Jones
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Since the day we are born, we are bombarded with the contradictory claims that our lives are predestined and that Fate deals us the cards we must play, or that our lives are the results of our choices and that we shape it as we go along.
The author reflects on her family's Chinese American legacy, her experiences as a writer, her survival of natural disasters, and her struggle to manage three family members afflicted with brain disease.
Marriage survives with good foundation, or else its collapse is sure. No doubt, the hopes of some persons with great potentials, visions, and aspirations are dashed on the hard wall of reality in marriage, and many persons regret and lament over their choices for marriage. But, "Love," they claim was their driving force into marriage, then why is love failing and heartbreaks the order of the day?In this book, author Dawaye O. Opuda reveals that despite the deceitful looks of people that becloud their actual persons, it is possible to discover a sensible spouse who will give honor and a face-lift to your life and make fulfillment of purpose possible. This book will help us to outgrow certain negative societal norms about choice-making for marriage, and it will awaken our consciousness to the realization that after the wedding, everyone is responsible for the fate of his/her marriage. Guide for Choice making for Marriage is indeed a hand book for all seeking a better fate in marriage. In this book, you will learn:* How to properly evaluate someone for marriage. * How to condition your mind at the moment of decision making for marriage. * The place of marriage in the fulfillment of your purpose for living. * What to do when your choice for marriage is seriously criticized by people. * How not to allow your cultural background to negatively influence you when you are set to make choice for marriage. * How to discern true lovers in the midst of the sycophants around you. * How to evaluate the feeling of love because love is a function of our perception.
Author: Dr Hari Parameshwar
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd
Release Date: 2014-10-22
“Humans are souls, buried deep below the coloured dusts of knowledge and experiences of the consciousness, within their physical bodies. The soul, when it deserts the body, dispenses with the colours of dusts to emerge as purest of the pure light. Yet, due to a cosmic error, if it carries some of the coloured dusts with it before manifesting in another physical form, then what could be the fate of that soul?” The novel, Chase of Choices, the story of a never-ending search—in today’s global context—is recounted through Olivia, an American woman—a divorcee and, mother of two—who falls in love with an Indian, believing him to be the soul mate for whom her soul had longed for, since long. The story is as emotional, as inquisitive and romantic it is. Yet, at the same time, the underlying vibes are enlightening: revealing as many as 46 universal laws of human life, through 46 short chapters. Dr Hari Parameshwar, through this gripping and thrilling fiction, divulges how choices could sometimes really mess up one’s life in our incessant strive to embrace balance—in work, personal life and family—whilst exposing the hollowness in the institution of marriage and depletion of values in family system, in utmost and brutal honesty.
Author: Michael McManus
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Private security patrols in public places are occurring in many areas of the UK and move closer to that traditional domain of the public police - streets and neighbourhoods. Such a phenomenon is ripe for sociological enquiry and, accordingly, this book provides a focused interpretation of six key concepts, each central to the equity debate on private policing. Data from three research sites in the UK are presented throughout the book in the form of case studies.