The interesting thing is that a crown has no power or real significance of its own. ... we'd end up with LIFE IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL.
Author: Sheri Rose Shepherd
Sheri Rose Shepherd's fascinating personal journey is a remarkable testimony to God's power. She grew up in a divorce-plagued Hollywood home; by her teens Sheri Rose suffered from depression and addiction to food and drugs. Then God intervened -- and today Sheri Rose is a joyful Christian wife and mother, a former Mrs. United States, and a popular author, conference speaker, and media personality. In this contemporary repackage of the bestselling Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal, Sheri Rose shares her path from misery to victory with the side-splitting humor and active faith that helped sustain her. With passion and poise, she relates how God pursues every person with relentless and life-changing love. An inspirational read!
A selection of poetry, prose and verse written during youth, college years, career years through retirement. These works highlight an insight into six categories: Lonely and Alone, Girls and Boys, My Story, Nature and Me, Reflections addresses tales of others, mankind and alcohol, by the ocean, Maine, Hilton Head Island, winter arrival.
To get an idea of how difficult Spanish Bay is, one need look no farther than ... find it interesting how many different types 10 Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal.
Author: Anthony Orlando
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"We are finite beings in an infinite existence on a never-ending exploration called life," notes this teenage author. Struggling with the basic questions we all encounter along the journey yet guided by his father's often overused but subtly comforting adage Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal, Anthony Orlando takes us through his unique adventures in the hope that we might all find the answer to life's queries. With the pioneer attitude that man was meant to explore, Anthony combines the stories of his interesting travels with insights from a teenage soul to write Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal: The Spiritual Journey of a Teenage Traveler. From a near hole-in-one on the cliffs of Pebble Beach to a historic journey through Colonial Williamsburg, Anthony's trek is a refreshingly original parable that allows us to explore our own existence and the underlying spiritual thread. In a heroic tale that entails exciting trips across the world, sentimental insights into the beauty of the human condition, and a distressing search into life and death at their worst, Anthony tells the saga of human nature in prose so down-to-earth and inviting that we cannot help but join him on his reflective journey.
“Dear...that's not such a great idea.” I look down at her while she pins the last spot at the bottom of the dress. “Why not?” She rises and places her hands ...
Author: Sandra Alex
Publisher: Sandra Alex
"An affecting love story of two strangers finding each other at exactly the right moment." - Kirkus Reviews The tormented guitarist. The fearless security guard. The kiss that’s seen globally. The razor blade that threatens to end everything. Billy Nestor has everything he’s always wanted: a band, the best guitar skills, a creative edge like no other, a thick skin, and the chops to climb the charts. The one thing he’s missing is a supportive father. While his mom is his biggest fan, his father has chided him since the day he picked up an instrument, slating that the boy would never amount to anything unless he applied himself to something other than heavy metal. Michelle Parsons has seen the world through the eyes of the battlefield. She’s determined, tough as nails, and has enough brains and drive to get her anywhere she wants to go in the world. Until she gets fatally shot in combat and has to take a backseat job as a security guard for a nothing band, and what’s worse, she gets the job after her dad calls on a friend for a favor. Despite the disappointment, she quickly learns that protecting a band is almost as exhilarating as dodging landmines behind enemy lines. In the band’s third month of touring as an opening act, the city that they play in is riddled with an unexpected, potentially life-threatening situation. Michelle has to put her life on the line once again, only this time, without her hard hat and camouflage. After getting the band on the stage safely, a certain band member seeks her out once the applause quiets, and a fast friendship evolves. Billy finds himself seeking Michelle out, escaping the sheltered life inside the hotel room, until Michelle and Billy come to an impasse on a serious topic, one close to Billy’s heart. But little does Billy know that Michelle has also become close to his heart, and he doesn’t realize it until she climbs onto the shuttle bus to go back to the airport…out of his life forever. A heartbreaking, true-to-life story about the trials and tribulations of being a rock star, and falling in love unexpectedly, with someone you would never have expected to fall for. A story that covers sensitive subject matter, readers will see rock stars in a whole different light, and the people that love them, too. Dress Rehearsal has sensitive scenes, violence, course language, drug use and graphic sex, so please be forewarned. Billy and Michelle’s story is a standalone that will leave you laughing, crying, and rooting for the main characters as they take you through their journey of love, heartbreak, success and triumph.
Telling their stories in first-person narrative, Terry, Lee, and Grant struggle in their relationships, careers, family and health in this fast-paced story stitched together by a music board in the coffee shop.
Author: Ken Newport
Change, and how we deal with it, is the central theme to No Dress Rehearsal, the poignant retelling of a tumultuous year in the lives of three people who have no connection other than a neighbourhood coffee shop. Telling their stories in first-person narrative, Terry, Lee, and Grant struggle in their relationships, careers, family and health in this fast-paced story stitched together by a music board in the coffee shop. With short "song tracks" for chapters, No Dress Rehearsal is perfect for today's busy reader, telling a complex story in short, stand-alone, diary-like entries.Wonderfully rich in dialogue, with surprising twists in plot, readers will be pulled along by what turns out to be a most extraordinary year for all three protagonists, a year in which they each realize there is no second chance at life - there truly is No Dress Rehearsal.
No, Oggy, there's no need to film the session. And no, Oggy, I do not want to watch you dance with Blake in my games room. Oggy has been choreographing for ...
Author: Zoe Thurner
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Lara Pearlman loves acting, cream on her muffins, and her best friend Oggy. She also may be falling in love with Blake Taylor, the cute boy from school with a dubious past. In an attempt to get closer to Blake, Lara joins him in the cast of a school play. Her plans, however, backfire as she ends up battling Oggy and the flirty Chelsea Wilson for his attention. Among love triangles and an increasingly strange school production, events turn sinister and Lara has to decide where her loyalties lie. Sure to appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed of being an actor or had a crush on an unattainable boy, this witty novel offers plenty of action as well as a positive message about being confident in oneself.
I'm no good at physical games. I could never do that.” “Charles, of course you can. With my help. I'll teach you. I will hold onto your waist and guide you ...
Author: Dylan Guy
Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
We are all actors on the worlds' stage! Trained actors, with a sense of truth, are able to take advantage of the unexpected in a theater performance. The more awakened person can do the same with his or her life's performance. Techniques, developed through years of professional theatre experience, teaching and intensive training in a wide range of spiritual paths, are introduced to readers in Dress Rehearsal For Life. These innovative tools will help the reader to exist moment to moment on the
I know because we have often talked over this common failing we all have—this inability to be the objective reporters we all were not so long ago.
Author: Quentin Reynolds
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Quentin Reynolds gets himself attached to the Dieppe raid (August 19, 1942) and tells us the story. The events of the book span only a few days, but Reynolds takes us on diversions ranging from a long excerpt of one of his Colliers pieces telling us why it's too early to open a second front to the miracle of plastic surgery.
The reader observes how Chanelle and Greg influence each other. This book deals with relationships, finding love and overcoming hurdles.
Author: Paula Aird
Trying to save her thirteen-year-old son, Gregory, from adolescent pitfalls, Monica Patsy (Mopsy) sends him to Toronto, Canada to live with his biological father, Vibert Richland, whom he had met once before when he was eight years old. Surely in Canada Gregory will have a better life than what she can provide for him in Grenada, especially since he has fallen into disrepute with Napo, his abusive step-father. But Vibert's life is falling apart. He has lost his job - a secret he dare not share even with his wife Eldica, he is having an affair, and is living in his own world of misery.The fragile relationship between him and his wife is crumbling. He eventually vacates the home leaving behind Eldica, their children Marcel and Dessa and now Gregory. Eldica is trying to keep things together but she resents Vibert's neglect of the family. Because of a series of miscommunications and misunderstandings, Gregory becomes more and more withdrawn. He starts hanging out with unsavory characters, which catapults him into serious trouble with the police. Fate reunites Greg with Chanelle, the young girl he met the day he arrived from Grenada. She is herself plagued by her own demons, having lost her father in the 9/11 trade tower tragedy, and her mother has comnplications arising from cosmetic surgery. The reader observes how Chanelle and Greg influence each other. This book deals with relationships, finding love and overcoming hurdles. It highlights important issues facing society today - absentee fathers, peer pressure, infidelity, spousal abuse, neglect of the elderly and much more.
“No reason. Because I love you, buddy.” “No, Mom. You wrote it because you thought you were going to die.” We are raising Generation Mass Shooting.
Author: Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Documenting the trauma and anxiety in our schools as a result of the constant threat of a school shooting, the authors of Dress Rehearsals for Gun Violence share personal voices grounded in research that support the need to respond to our most valued stakeholders—students.