When Rachel Balducci looks for material for her writing, she doesn't have to look far. Her subject matter can be found climbing through the window, hanging on to the edge of the roof, and always at the refrigerator. Here she chronicles the exuberant, awesome life of boys through conversations overheard, rules she's been forced to make, and the many episodes of boy behavior that continue to mystify mothers worldwide. From the care and feeding of her team, to travels out in public, to their wide-eyed adoration of Walker, Texas Ranger, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweet and wild side of boyhood.
From the outside looking in, Rachel Balducci’s life was enviable. A mother of six beautiful children, she had a career as a writer and speaker and was married to a busy attorney with his own practice. She was organized, capable of handling it all, armed with a killer to-do list and an up-to-date calendar. But those on the outside couldn’t see that Rachel was a mess, a bundle of anxiety and exhaustion. She was present physically to provide for her husband and kids, but far from present emotionally or spiritually. She stared down every day wishing it were already over. One night, in desperation, she cried out to God, and he answered in a startling, freeing, and life-changing way. If you are feeling more chaos than peace, more panic than joy, take heart. Make My Life Simple: Bringing Peace to Heart and Home gives you down-to-earth practical pointers to achieve peace and order: In your home: Establish a peaceful environment for you and your family In yourself: Design an ordered way of living to benefit your body, mind, and spirit with Rachel’s friend-to-friend advice In your spiritual life: Create order in your spiritual relationships with Jesus, yourself, and the others in your life ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rachel Balducci and her husband Paul have five strapping sons and one precious daughter. Rachel is a newspaper columnist for the Southern Cross and blogs at Testosterhome.net. She is a co-host of The Gist, a talk show for women on Catholic TV and the author of How Do You Tuck In A Superhero and other delightful mysteries of raising boys. In a former life, Rachel was a newspaper reporter, and she has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Georgia. These days she writes about faith, family and how keeping her bathroom clean will make her a saint.
“This is the real world, Mr Majors. Everything you knew is now going to change... what you believed will alter dramatically. Things that once appeared seemingly ordinary will now be seen for what they really are – Extraordinary...” After finding the mysterious Book of Power, Jack Majors is coming to terms with the possibility that he has super abilities. However, how can he possibly hope to master them when he is dealing with his school work, his love for “it-girl” Wanda Starling, her boyfriend Frederick Rolley, a gang of bullies led by Donnie Chisel, quarreling parents and the very real threat of being pursued by Donnie’s older brother – underworld stand-over man, Danny ‘The King’ Chisel. Can Jack finally learn the true reason why the world still needs heroes?
"Surprises aplenty in this highly charged tale of romantic suspense." --Booklist For a man with a past, the top isn't the safest place to be. . . Dark secrets and a string of messy affairs haven't stopped self-made millionaire Jamison Jackson from becoming mayor of Atlanta. But while he may have a gorgeous new wife and new alliances, he can't quite escape his past and those who want to see him fail. There's his jilted first wife, a lover he'd rather forget, and a ruthless faction of old guard politicians and power lords who have no problem getting blood on their hands. And the fact that Jamison's ambitious current wife, Val, schemed and blackmailed her way into his arms--despite his mother's not-so-subtle warnings--is far from the least of his problems. Because everyone's got something to gain from Jamison's losses--and as the games begin, more than his career may be at stake. "Sex, politics, shady characters and plenty of 'mama drama' to be had. A must-read!" --RT Book Reviews
So you got the guy on the big white horse, and the beautiful little mermaids, and the picket fence, and your life isn’ t . . . perfect in every imaginable way? You’re not alone. In 1997, Gabrielle Reece married the man of her dreams—professional surfer Laird Hamilton—in a flawless Hawaiian ceremony. Naturally, the couple filed for divorce four years later. In the end they worked it out, but not without the ups and downs, minor hiccups, and major setbacks that beset every modern family. With hilarious stories, wise insights, and concrete takeaways on topics ranging from navigating relationship issues to aging gracefully to getting smart about food, My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper is the brutally honest, wickedly funny, and deeply helpful portrait of the humor, grace, and humility it takes to survive the happily ever after.
Rene, an obsessive-compulsive fourteen year old, smells his hands and wears a Batman cape when he's nervous. If he picks up a face-down coin, moves a muscle when the time adds up to thirteen (7:42 is bad luck because 7 + 4 + 2 = 13), or washes his body parts in the wrong order, Rene or someone close to him will break a bone, contract a deadly virus, and/or die a slow and painful death like someone in a scary scene in scary movie. Rene's new and only friend tutors him in the art of playing it cool, but that's not as easy as Gio makes it sound.
This is a special edition collecting the first two books in the 'Powerless' superhero novel series from Tony Cooper. **** POWERLESS When the friend of a retired superhero is killed by another power, he drags himself out of his self-imposed isolation to find out who is responsible. He soon finds himself digging up a past he would rather forget, risking exposing the secret of why his team split up and destroying all their lives. **** KILLING GODS When a physically mutated villain's son goes missing from protective care, he goes on a rampage to try and find his child. In his way stand a Child Protection Officer following her heart above her duty, a violent anti-hero group desperate for media attention, a seemingly benevolent hero-worshipping cult and Martin and Hayley struggling to work out who they can trust.
A brilliant but reluctant new superheroine must use her quirky superpowers to save the world in this entertaining romance from A.M. Goldsher. Abbey Bynum never asked for her strange superpowers; she was born with them and man, does she hate them. Only a few family members and her ex-fiancé, the uptight government bureaucrat Murphy Napier, know her secret. But when supervillain Jon Carson appears on the scene under the guise of a brilliant new defence lawyer at her work, Abbey knows she must embrace her 'weird stuff' to have any chance of thwarting his plans for world domination. There's only one person who can assist her: Murphy. He's had a complete makeover since their split two years ago, but can he help Abbey triumph in her epic superbattle of good versus evil, winning back her trust and her heart in the process?
Kernel Mustardseed is derived from the scripture in which the Lord is teaching us we only need just a little faith, and obstacles will be moved from our lives. We as adults face daily challenges that seem unbearable or allow situations to discourage us, and we see no way out. We get caught up in our own struggles that we forget children are met face-to-face with obstacles (mountains) of their own. They do not always seek the help or counsel of an adult. Many children suffer silently, some act out, others make poor decisions, and some turn to addictions or see death as the only answer.