Funny, touching, and honest, this wonderful book looks at a daughter and her power to change minds and fill hearts with love so deep that, as Sophie once remarked to her mum, I love you so much my heart can't even believe it!
Author: Amy Silverman
All parent stories about raising a child with Down syndrome are special and unique, but in the hands of a good writer, they can have the power to reach, change, and resonate far beyond family and friends. And that is the case with My Heart Can't Even Believe It, by journalist, blogger, and NPR contributor Amy Silverman. Amy bravely looks at her life, before and after her daughter Sophie was born, and reflects on her transformation from "a spoiled, self-centered brat," who used words like retard and switched lines at the Safeway to avoid a bagger with special needs, into the mother of a kid with Down syndrome and all that her new identity entails. She describes her evolution as gradual, one built by processing her fears and facing questions both big and small about Sophie, Down syndrome, and her place in the world. Funny, touching, and honest, this wonderful book looks at a daughter and her power to change minds and fill hearts with love so deep.
I feel empty, my childhood is gone, my heart hurts every single day and I cant even breath sometimes. ... When I saw the movie “This Is It,” I couldn't believe that
there will be no more songs, no more concerts, no more Michael-interviews ...
Author: Shawn Henning
Shawn Henning’s new book is a powerful and overwhelming tribute and legacy to Michael Jackson. In one book, he’s collected love letters, reflections, eulogies, poems, essays and drawings from people throughout the world who have a special appreciation for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I was particularly impressed at the diversity of material, from so many different countries and cultures – all of it heartfelt and illuminating. In We Love You More, we learn about the many different ways that Michael Jackson affected people from all walks of life. The participants talk about how Michael’s music, creativity and pubic example affected their lives and helped them to be better people. The contributions are a wonderful cathartic output to help to come to terms with the loss of Michael’s huge talent. They will not only comfort those who have written them, but those who read them. People will learn about the experiences they have in common, with people throughout the world, who followed Michael’s career, his music, his good deeds and the example he set for this generation and generations to come. The book will also be of comfort to Michael’s own family. They will see that the spirit of Michael will continue in people everywhere and in many ways and for many reasons. It’s also fascinating to learn what people have to say about different songs and what they meant to their lives. I’m impressed by the diverse elements in the book... from eulogies, to memories to poems and beautiful drawings and paintings and even photo montages at the end. Mr. Henning... you’ve done a wonderful service to the Michael Jackson fan community and I commend you. Sincerely yours, Larry Nimmer
Release on 2009-10 | by R. Feggins Eric R. Feggins
If you say 'no', then I will have to tell my father that you have broken his daughter's heart”! ... “Believe me, Pretty One, the last thing that I would want to do is ... I
havent been to an aniusenient park fin I cant even renieni— her when. Once, my
Author: R. Feggins Eric R. Feggins
When two people, including a police officer, are found dead at a trucking company parking lot in New York City, Detectives Pamela Shakur and Andy O'Toole are called in to solve the case. The detectives quickly identify a witness, Albert Franklin, who saw the killings from his apartment window. But they keep running into one dead end after another. And when Franklin disappears, they suspect he, too, may now be dead. Now Shakur, who prides herself on always knowing how to behave and react, finds herself mixed up with figures from the city's underbelly. And it becomes clear that the murdered cop may have been dirty. But if he was, that means others on the force may be, too. Could someone they know be a killer or know who is responsible? If so, they will have to be careful around even those they think they can trust. Join the detectives as they try to uncover the truth behind a set of killings that keeps them baffled right up until the end in Duped.
He looks at me every time and says you know what is in my heart no matter what
any one says and I believe that. Our lives will go ... I have no money no income
and cant even get out to a Dentist to have the tooth fixed even if I had the money.
... hear about Brittany - i cant even think of what you guyz are going through - i can't even believe it - look for comfort in friends ... in my life that i cared for very
much - i lost more than three relatives in less than a month last month. it is very heart ...
sage — and to avoid getting into "most reps" contests with people half my age
and twice my fitness level. I did all that, but for ... Even so, would You? Almost
immediately ... I believe it in my head, but my heart cant shake the concept of God
as One who 'dangles carrots' and pulls rugs out from under people. My neck is
Author: Nancy Kennedy
Publisher: Multnomah Books
This collection of musings on faith, mercy, grace, and hope will have you pondering deep and laughing hard. Enjoy theology dressed in blue jeans and flip-flops for everyday wear!
I can't fix things and i shouldn't even bloody try. And he will ... I can't believe how it
makes me fall apart either. ... So I wrote to you, aall these sad little girl letters and
I poured my heart outto you whn I was a teenager, god all these tragic poems!
Author: Kate Veitch
A deeply felt first novel of family, choices, and coming to terms with the past. On a stifling Christmas Eve in 1967 the lives of the McDonald children-Deborah, Robert, James, and Meredith-changed forever. Their mother, Rosemarie, told them she was running out to buy some lights for the tree. She never came back. The children were left with their father, and a gnawing question: why had their mother abandoned them? Over the years, the four siblings have become practiced in concealing their pain, remaining close into adulthood, and forming their own families. But long-closed wounds are reopened when a chance encounter brings James face-to-face with Rosemarie after nearly forty years. Secrets that each sibling has locked away come to light as they struggle to come to terms with their mother's reappearance, while at the same time their beloved father is progressing into dementia. Veitch's family portrait reveals the joys and sorrows, the complexity and ambiguity of family life, and poignantly probes what it means to love and what it means to leave.
UNLESS YOU WISH ME TO BELIEVE MY EYES , MY HEART , MY INSTINCTS ,
MY IMAGINATION , KING 1 ( 204 ) LISTEN TO THIS , THE LONGEST SPEECH I
RAD . ... THOT CYKISS / WOULD YOU NEVR IV ( 284 ) ALL THE TIME , EVEN
WHEN I DONTACT ON IT . ... IZ I CANT BELIEVE THAT ABOUT THE LEARNING ,
BUT SEE HOW YOUR MANNERS ROCK PREFACE ( 171 ) EXCLUDED , AND
You're harnessed to another who will eventually want to go in a direction you can' t follow and still honor God. What are you ... I hope you don't, Beloved, but you
may have thought you could break this principle laid out in God's holy Word and
somehow escape the inevitable conflict. Now you ... It's just in my heart to tell you!
Author: Kay Arthur
Kay Arthur’s Newest “Lord” Book Examines The Anatomy Of A Heart for God Through Paul’s Eyes. Throughout his ministry the Apostle Paul was criticized, opposed, and attacked. He wrestled with his weaknesses. He struggled with fragile relationships. He was often weary, tired, and discouraged. Kay Arthur knows there are times when you can identify with Paul's experience. You feel overwhelmed by conflicts without and fears within. You yearn to experience the God of wisdom and power. You, like Paul, want deeply to be a person whose sole passion is to please God. In this study based on 2 Corinthians, Kay examines the anatomy of a heart for God. What it looks like. What it feels like. And how you can strengthen your own relationship with God. Despite the deep physical, emotional, and spiritual pain of life, Paul could rest in the God of all comfort and strength. He could walk in obedience to his calling. He could fight the good fight, finish his race, and keep the faith. And now, through this compelling, insightful, and moving Bible study, so can you. “What does a heart for God look like when lived out in flesh and blood in the daily circumstances of life? As we walk together through 2 Corinthians, Acts, and other portions of Scripture, we'll begin to understand what it's like to have a heart like His.” –Kay Arthur THE “LORD” SERIES by Kay Arthur is an insightful, warm-hearted Bible study series designed to meet you where you are–and help you discover God’s answers to your deepest needs.
I believe that my husband loves me, and as imperfect as he is, I completely trust
him to do what's best for me. So why can't—won't—I trust God, whose love is
perfect? ... I had been awake worrying most of the night and sat in church
listening to my heart pound, which made me even more anxious, so I had to
breathe deep ...
Author: Nancy Kennedy
God Delights in You! Imagine a girl on a swing: leaning backward and easily pumping her legs back and forth, closing her eyes while the wind blows through her hair. She is safe, she is secure, she is free and forgiven. Perhaps you find yourself thinking, I want to feel loved and safe and secure. I want to feel free. I want to turn my face toward heaven and experience God’s smile . Did you know that girl can be you? Because God’s love–a love not based upon your performance, but on Christ’s–proclaims the truth that you are His and He is glad He chose you. This freedom in Christ is meant to become a part of you, something you relish every day. It’s like learning how to swing: it can’t ever be unlearned. So climb on…your time to soar has arrived! Who Is that Girl on a Swing? She’s free. She’s safe. She’s secure. She’s forgiven. She’s happy. She’s a child of God. And so are you. With warm understanding, refreshing humor, and striking biblical honesty, Nancy Kennedy reflects on the ways women often keep themselves from enjoying the freedom that’s already theirs. Because not only do you belong to God, He is glad He chose you. Not only does He love you unconditionally, He likes you! And not only does He lavish you with grace, He smiles upon you. Once you learn how to swing, you can’t un-learn it. Once you know true freedom in Christ, you can’t un-know it. It’s yours for good (and it’s a lot fun). So climb on…it’s time to soar! Endorsements “Ahhh. Nancy ’s words let me be my imperfect self and still know that there is no wind strong enough to release me from my Father’s grip.” Karon Phillips Goodman author of Another Fine Mess, Lord! and the Woman’s Guide series “Nancy Kenndy writes with amazing humor, heart, and insight. Girl on a Swing soars!” Heather Kopp author of Roar: A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia Story Behind the Book The Story Behind the Book “Girl on a Swing came from a greeting card image where a young girl is soaring on a swing. She’s free and at peace, with herself and her surroundings. As I studied that image I came to realize that the girl is me–because in Christ I am free and at rest. God smiles on His own, and I am at peace. But my experience as a speaker at women’s retreats has shown me that many women have difficulty believing that for themselves. This book will help them grasp the truth.” –Nancy Kennedy
So you ' re Anna ' s little man , ” she said to Will , tears still on her face . “ Give an
old ... So lonesome I could die . . . such a brood . . . and we cant even manage to
get one . . . been to all the doctors . . . just breaks my heart . . . " On a ... Well , believe me , ” Alex said , noting that look , " a man cant pick and choose
Everyone has hope, even if it is just a thread; it is there for them to grab onto, and
they can weave that thread into ... So, I spoke from my heart, telling my story and
hoping that I was helping someone else realize that he or she is not alone and
that others do care. ... I want them to believe in themselves and hold this quote
close to their hearts, “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you cant.
Author: Jacqui Delorenzo
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this work the author shares several inspiring true stories and poetry of hope and courage, that are particularly meaningful for those who have suffered a hardship or the loss of a loved one. She considers whether there is life after death, and takes readers to a place where they can find love in their hearts, peace in their souls, and happiness in their lives again,even when it seems that all has been lost along the way.
You cant deny that there is such a thing as chemical action, chemical affinity,
chemical combination: the most irresistible of ... I am always willing to be told my
own defects, Mr Valentine, by my friends, even when they are as absurdly
mistaken about me as you are. ... Unless you wish me to believe my eyes, my heart, my instincts, my imagination, which are all telling me the most monstrous
lies about you.
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Penguin UK
One of Bernard Shaw’s most glittering comedies, Arms and the Man is a burlesque of Victorian attitudes to heroism, war and empire. In the contrast between Bluntschli, the mercenary soldier, and the brave leader, Sergius, the true nature of valour is revealed. Shaw mocks deluded idealism in Candida, when a young poet becomes infatuated with the wife of a Socialist preacher. The Man of Destiny is a witty war of words between Napoleon and a ‘strange lady’, while in the exuberant farce You Never Can Tell a divided family is reunited by chance. Although Shaw intended Plays Pleasant to be gentler comedies than those in their companion volume, Plays Unpleasant, their prophetic satire is sharp and provocative.
Even on my heart of hearts justice to the virtues of others , to estimate is yet
drawn with a distinctness over which myself aright , and aim ... But my solitude
was haunted by In thought I not the less appropriated her-a fiend in human shape
; -alas ! it is but too and of all my ... She must get sense , ” it cant appellation of
... opinion about the ferocity of the southern infantry assaults: “The rebs say we
may kill them but we cant conquer them and I believe it. ... Some of the men even
stopped under fire to pick up their knapsacks, which had been rifled, getting “the
most & best” they could out of them before ... I must confess that the Horrid
screaming of those Infernal shells came near lowering my heart into the seat of
Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: UNC Press Books
A variety of important but lesser-known dimensions of the Chancellorsville campaign of spring 1863 are explored in this collection of eight original essays. Departing from the traditional focus on generalship and tactics, the contributors address the campaign's broad context and implications and revisit specific battlefield episodes that have in the past been poorly understood. Chancellorsville was a remarkable victory for Robert E. Lee's troops, a fact that had enormous psychological importance for both sides, which had met recently at Fredericksburg and would meet again at Gettysburg in just two months. But the achievement, while stunning, came at an enormous cost: more than 13,000 Confederates became casualties, including Stonewall Jackson, who was wounded by friendly fire and died several days later. The topics covered in this volume include the influence of politics on the Union army, the importance of courage among officers, the impact of the war on children, and the state of battlefield medical care. Other essays illuminate the important but overlooked role of Confederate commander Jubal Early, reassess the professionalism of the Union cavalry, investigate the incident of friendly fire that took Stonewall Jackson's life, and analyze the military and political background of Confederate colonel Emory Best's court-martial on charges of abandoning his men. Contributors Keith S. Bohannon, Pennsylvania State University and Greenville, South Carolina Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia A. Wilson Greene, Petersburg, Virginia John J. Hennessy, Fredericksburg, Virginia Robert K. Krick, Fredericksburg, Virginia James Marten, Marquette University Carol Reardon, Pennsylvania State University James I. Robertson Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
I saw my daughter this morning , trying to walk , & it fell like a vial of melted lead
into my heart , my heart so deep in my chest . ... I cant even teach her love , but
loose the horses , let a ghost ride & call him loving , turn her away finally & soothe
her with a merry - go - round . ... I will instruct her of gold & gold bedevillings , I
will toil to win her trust , & we will fall where we will rust & watch the golden
Author: Gary Geddes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
This is the fourth edition of Gary Geddes' highly successful anthology of Canadian poetry. All of the poets included in the previous editions have been retained, although their selections have been carefully reconsidered. Among new poets added to this edition are Anne Carson, Dionne Brand,Daphne Marlatt, bpNichol, Louise Bernice Halfe, and Fred Wah. Most poets are represented by several poems, to allow students to gain greater understanding and appreciation for their work.
“I'll trust you with my life: ay, with more than my life, with my love; for you are the
man for me: reason is always uppermost with you: Give me the ... “Well “truth is
more wonderful than fiction,'” said the doctor, And I conclude the readers of this
tale are all of the doctor's opinion; so sweet to the mind is cant. ... At that the
doctor's heart was touched, and even began to fancy it had origimated that noble
I saw my daughter this morning , trying to walk , & it fell like a vial of melted lead
into my heart , my heart so deep in my chest . ... You dont believe me ? ... Then
cannibal I will beher father , & I cant even teach her love , but loose the horses ,
let a ghost ride & call him loving , turn her away finally & soothe her with a merry -
Your refusal to see me just breaks my heart — why you can do it is past me
completely . You treat ... I cant even believe now that I sat down there last night
and then after sending word to you that you would not say good night to me . I
waited for ...