Fourteen years in the making, Just Keep Praying: A Journey about Life, Death, and Living will take you on a journey that could forever change how you look at life and death. Susan started the journey more than forty years ago. Have you ever felt that God has abandoned you? Susan did; however, she was able to reconnect to God in a very special way. Just Keep Praying will take you on Susan's journey, but it may not be so different than your own journey. As you read through the journey, you may see yourself in the anger, fear, happiness, and other emotions that Susan shares with raw honesty. You will come away from this experience with renewed hope and understanding that prayer can help you through your journey of life. Yes you can survive tragedy--but more than that, you can learn to thrive after a tragedy.
Author: Mark Allen
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Average People, Extraordinary Trail is written for anyone that has an interest in the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), or hiking in general. You don't have to be an experienced hiker, or professional outdoorsman, to enjoy a day, or a year, on the A.T. Enjoy a "desk hike" while reading the author's daily journal entries from his 2009 A.T. thru-hike. Prepare for your own hike, or just learn a little about the Appalachian Trail. Each chapter has a planning section and an equipment section. Over 100 photographs are included.
In Florida, a stranger voiced what many people thought of Paul Stutzman's plan to ride a bicycle, alone from the extreme north-west corner of the United States to the southern tip of Key West, Florida. This book tells about his journeys.
Author: Roland Mueser
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 1997-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Blending sage advice with personal experiences and anecdotes, this unconventional book is an unusually thoughtful account of long-distance trekking on the Appalachian Trail. Mueser draws upon interviews and questionnaire data gathered from over 100 long distance hikers hoofing it through the Applachian Mountains.
I look forward to this August westward excursion every year. A new destination, a new chance at working at my craft, finding new ways to capture my view of the world. There is something unique and amazing at every step. My hope is that these photographs entice you to slow down your walks through the wilderness. Let your senses all work together to lead you to something amazing and help celebrate this extraordinary land. Thank you for letting me share my visions with you!
ON DULCIMER STRINGS by Angela Lebakken Some say your past will come back to haunt you. But what if that past took place more than 150 years ago? What if it’s a past you don’t remember and can’t be sure even happened? When Molly Carpenter accompanies her preacher husband to Appalachia, she encounters just such a past. Unable to reconcile her mixed emotions toward this man she’d chosen to trust, she seeks solace at an abandoned cabin in the woods where bizarre events shatter her concept of time and space. Hearing eerie dulcimer music, she witnesses the abuse of a child, Sophia. When Sophia’s mother passes through her like breath through her body, she realizes the scene is not in her known reality. Often, with heart pounding and mind racing, she is drawn into the forest and transported to Sophia’s life in the 1850 ́s. Whether locked in a dark shed, or crossing a rickety bridge, Sophia’s experiences trigger Molly’s claustrophobia and fear of heights. Sophia’s struggles with a traveling preacher offer Molly insights about her relationship with her own preacher – her husband. Who is this victimized little girl? Who is the old codger offering her a dulcimer? And why are they appearing to Molly? Could they be ghosts from the past? Could she, herself, be someone who’d lived long ago? Dulcimer music haunts her waking and sleeping as she struggles to maintain her marriage to Jake, who has become increasingly controlling and deceitful. In desperation and drawing from an inner courage, Molly journeys into the unknown. Apparitions, unexplained music, a mysterious cat, and curses from a faraway land play havoc with Molly’s life and those who have befriended her. Richard, her tenderhearted counselor, feisty Ellen the waitress and innocent Beth, experience life changes as they offer help and companionship. Support and encouragement come from the handsome bookseller, Royce, as they fall in love and struggle with romantic entanglement. Still, Molly often finds herself alone in the wilderness, wide-eyed in the dark. Compelled to heal Sophia’s pain and hence her own, and guided by a Cherokee shaman, Molly’s journey takes her full circle as she learns the importance of confronting one’s past in the present to bring peace in the future. Product reviews: "The narrative voice is engaging from the first paragraph, and there's some really beautiful descriptive prose early on that reveals to the reader that he is in the hands of a fine writer . . . The dialogue is excellent, has the ring of real speech. The author skillfully evokes dialects . . ." --Judge, Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards. I am just 75 pages into On Dulcimer Strings and it is simply lovely. You got me into the story and I’m re-reading sentences because of their power. And uniqueness. What a voice! I’m surprised at every turn. – Gail Morellen, author, No Broken Bones.