Unity. Jesus prayed that his followers would experience it. The apostles worked hard to achieve and maintain it. Christians today rarely enjoy it. God's desire is for our churches, marriages, families, and interpersonal relationships to be characterized by unity and agreement. But all too often, strife and discord prevail instead-why? Because we fail to realize that our differences-be they doctrinal debates, generational clashes, or other personal preferences-don't have to create division. Unity and unison are two entirely different things. The key to practicing biblical unity is to "build a bridge and get over it!" Drawing insight from key passages of Scripture as well as years of leading a dynamic and diverse congregation, this author explains in very practical ways how we can improve our relationships and deal constructively with our differences and disagreements as followers of Christ. Paul Earl Sheppard has been senior pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, California since 1989. Under Paul's visionary leadership, this church has become one of the largest and most racially diverse congregations in northern California. He serves as speaker for Enduring Truth, a popular daily radio program heard on stations and networks around the country. A native of Philadelphia, Paul has studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Urban Theological Studies, and the Southern California School of Ministry. He holds a Master's degree in Ministry and a Doctorate of Divinity. Paul sits on the board of directors of NRB (National Religious Broadcasters) and is a highly sought after speaker and conference leader. He was married to his wife, Meredith, in May 1982. They have two adult children, Alicia and Aaron.
Author: Virginia Ironside
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 1997-04-24
The death of a loved one is the most traumatic experience any of us face. No two people cope with it the same way: some cry while others remain dry-eyed; some discover growth through pain, others find arid wastes; some feel angry, others feel numb. Virginia Ironside deals with this complicated and sensitive issue with great frankness and insight, drawing on other's people's accounts as well as her own experiences.
Author: Karma Rae
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Karma Rae has lived with a family secret--she was being abused. She would later have three near-death experiences her first being at the age of eight. Her "energy body" was guided from her physical body by her grandfather, who had passed over when she was only three months old. She was shown many things about what the journey here in this physical world was about. She made a decision to return into her physical body to continue this experience. Karma Rae returned from her near-death experience with gifts of hearing and seeing Spirit. She could also feel emotions in people around her. Not fully realizing the purpose of these gifts, she lived within a world that was everything opposite of what she was shown. She has knowledge that we have chosen experiences, lessons, and growth to advance our spiritual consciousness. That is where her life ended and her spiritual journey began.
We all have dreams and expectations of life. But life is unpredictable. No matter what we do or how we live, we are certain to encounter trials and setbacks, frustrations and real suffering. The question is, how are we to respond when we are blindsided by troubles? What can we do when life knocks the wind out of us? If you’re like most people, when hardship hits you can think of countless situations you’d rather be in. Yet the secret of making it through is in learning how to make right choices and thrive in the middle of difficulty. In Get Over It and On with It!, outspoken Bible teacher Michelle McKinney Hammond finds contemporary application in the ancient stories of several men and women who took the path from suffering to overcoming. Their journeys teach us how to press through hardship and get to the other side of our disappointment. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Nikki Carter
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
The bigger the dreams, the bigger the drama. . . With major industry success and a year of college under her belt, Sunday Tolliver is ready to take her singer-songwriter talents to the next level. But new opportunities also mean totally unexpected drama. Her flirtationship with hot video star DeShawn is turning into much more--but the unfinished business between her and ex-boyfriend Sam won't go away. An explosive campus hazing scandal puts her friends up against a powerful sorority--and Sunday's skills on the line. And reluctantly helping her jealous cousin Dreya save her record deal is a major diva face-off that could end both their careers. Now Sunday will have to take mad risks and trust everything she's learned to stay true to her fab life--and herself. "This series is poised to 'blow up'." --Kirkus "Plenty of reality show-type drama." --RT Book Reviews on Doing My Own Thing
DO YOU FEEL YOU NEVER QUITE MEASURE UP? This book can help you learn how to release that bondage. How to forget about it-- how to let it go and move on! It addresses how often we allow our past quest for the approval of other make us feel that we never quite " measure up" to societies or others idea of normal or successful. . Frequently, incorrect thinking lead to insecurities, regrets or an inferiority complex. The fear of not measure up or succeeding. Learn how to address the obstacle of dealing with personal issue past, present to insure you future. By practical palliation and constructive think, in submission to the word of God, you too can achieve the capacity to succeed in life. Get Over It! is stimulating, soul searching and exonerating; moreover, it speaks to the heart of insecurities, regrets and inferiority. This book provoked me to think about my personal uncertainties. This is a great book I recommend reading! —Anna Woods, MA in Education; BA in Social Work I found this book to be thought-provoking and inspiring. I've read Elijah’s account many times, yet never thought of his "running" as insecurities, regrets and inferiority. Fear and doubt are a terrible twosome causing us to take our eyes off God and forgetting His mighty works in our lives. —Evangelist Darlene Laney, Author, MA Counseling
Author: Jim Madrid; Joyce Quick, M.A., M.S.W.
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2007-09-14
Genre: Health & Fitness
Life in the fast lane was yesterday. Today, we face the challenge of learning to live and work in digital time. Not only is the amount of change we must cope with growing exponentially, the rate of change is speeding up. This unprecedented transformation offers unprecedented opportunities, but few people and even fewer organizations are equipped to take advantage of it. We don’t know how to operate, let alone thrive, at warp speed, and the resulting stress is enormous. Our personal lives are in turmoil. There never seems to be enough time, money, or energy. Most marriages still end in divorce, kids act out in dangerous ways, and parents feel increasingly frustrated and exhausted. Stress-related illnesses are epidemic: Many of us, including children, live with attention disorders, antidepressants are common as aspirin, and we are plagued by a gnawing sense of purposelessness. At work, we are expected to do more with less and prove ourselves on a daily basis. Managers struggle to cope with new technologies, shifting markets, cutthroat competition, shrinking budgets, and employees who are neither loyal nor engaged. Get Over It and Get On With It offers insight into the status quo and a proven-effective approach to change—positive, self-directed change. Designed to be as useful to a Fortune 500 CEO as to a novice realtor, as relevant to a team of professional athletes as to a single mom, its principles are both timeless and leading edge, and its methods can be used by anyone, anywhere. In everyday language, using examples from everyday life, Jim Madrid explains how to create more connection and energy, success and strength, abundance and happiness in your personal life, family, company or community. Get Over It and Get On With It now makes this important and valuable information available to everyone.
This book has the potential to change lives, resolve anger and resentment therefore giving you the chance to be truly happy. Understanding why people behave the way they do can open your world to forgiveness and free you from the past. The key to happiness is in understanding what makes us do the things we do. “It’s All About Me” explains human nature to a tee. Everything we do, say and think is based on our own fi lter system. Our own beliefs, values and life experience create our unique fi lter system. If you understand that one simple concept “it’s all about me” then you will open your mind and your heart to allow people to be people. You will understand and make peace with your past concepts of what has happened to you. This book is truly liberati ng. You can’t change the people around you but you can change how you respond to the people and situati ons you encounter on a daily basis.
If the feelings of anger, fear and frustration with the way your life is going have you stuck; if you are tired of doing the same old thing and getting the same old results; if you want more from your life and believe that you deserve it. This book is for you. In conversations with women, in particular, across the country Patrice Baker knows that many of you suffer in silence. Not sure of what to do or who to turn to for the answers; fearful that your loved one may have a mental illness; angry that another relationship ended in disappointment; frustrated because you don’t get the recognition you deserve; at work, at home. In Life Aint’ Nice, So Get Over It! Patrice Baker gives you insights on how to make insurmountable obstacles, surmountable. Using the seeds (faith, hard work, education, family values) planted by her ancestors, she courageously faces her own once debilitating emotions. An inspiring story of a woman who has created a life filled with more joy, peace and an unstoppable spirit!
About women But not for women only. Taking a closer look at yourself with all the imperfections and being surprised to find yourself smiling. Are you ready to laugh at life,love and the things you cant control...like gravity. Genesis 21:16 Sarah said, " God hath made me laugh, so all that hear will laugh with me."
Slavery may have ended in 1865, but the pains, prejudices, and traditions of four hundred years of slavery have continued through the generations and are ingrained in our modern psyches. Present-day America is still a breeding ground for hate crimes and racism because passed-down hatred is just as potent as firsthand hatred. We are not at fault-we were never slaves or masters, ourselves-but this is our problem all the same. And we must make it our mission to break the cycle of abuse, cope with our legacy of hatred and mistrust, and heal ourselves with the kind of understanding and dialogue that Why They Just Can't Get Over It delivers. Skelton's groundbreaking, hard-hitting book addresses the reasons that our nation has become so divided and dysfunctional and covers why we have a disproportionate level of social problems in the black community, including out-of-wedlock births, divorce, violence, drugs, and the number of black men in prison. But most importantly, the sensible and spiritual principles and practices set forth in this illuminating and motivating guide empower Americans to move beyond the dark and wretched era of slavery and commit their hearts, minds, and lives to overcoming racism forever.