Writing Devotionals That Stick is a writing guide that shows step-by-step how to write devotionals (a unique genre in the faith-based market) in a way that stays with today’s busy, distracted readers.Leaders, entrepreneurs, students, moms, professionals, Christian writers (or those who want to be), and many others who want to share their experiences with God have learned to write sticky devotionals and meditations by using the principles found in this book. It’s a fun and easy-to-use guide packed with examples, writing tips, and “Try This” exercises to help you put the steps into practice right away. Author Kathy Widenhouse shares these principles drawn from 15 years of her experience producing hundreds of devotionals for clients, leaders, and publishers.
The daughter of an often-absent career Air Force officer and a depressed alcoholic mother, Patty Somlo grows up constantly on the move. Incapable of finding a permanent home, developing long-term relationships, or even learning to drive, Somlo continues through adulthood adrift. From the lush tropical paradise of Hawaii to fog-shrouded San Francisco and the rugged, windswept Washington coast, Somlo explores the places she has lived in order to find her way back home. In this intimate work, she shares with us her deep love of nature and the role it has played in helping her heal.Often funny and deeply moving, this is both a beautifully written, lyrical, personal memoir, and an honest exploration of the challenges and possibilities for psychological healing through the places in our lives.
There will be unexpected twists and turns in your life but the principles and strategies in this book will help lead you back to the correct path to success and keep you on track to achieve all you want in life. If you have goals, dreams and aspirations in life you have a sense of direction but you still need a road map to take you from here to there. I hope this cradle to grave, guide-to-life book will serve as that road map for you. Learn how to:-Find a job you love. If you cannot wait to get up and get to work every morning, then you’ve found the job you love. Otherwise, you need to read the chapter, “Find a Job You Love” and the chapter, “Increase Your Income with these Ideas”.-Create a budget so that you will always have a surplus at the end of each month.-Maximize contributions to your retirement account and accumulate more than a million dollars for retirement.-Determine if converting to a Roth IRA or Roth 401k is right for you.The answer may surprise you.-Never lose money in the stock market by using “The KISS Principle” and “Auto-Pilot Strategy”.-Predict the next recession by watching the “yield curve” so you won’t lose 30-60% when the market crashes. It is so simple yet so effective.-Calculate the amount of life insurance you need. Insurance brokers will hate this chapter. The answer will surprise you.-Avoid Veblen Goods – the savings will amaze you.-Shop around for everything. If you are struggling to make ends meet, this chapter will show you why. Learn how to save more and spend less.-Purchase your primary residence – Pros and cons of owning vs. renting. The analysis chart shows the clear winner which will surprise you.-Distinguish good debt from bad debt—when borrowing makes sense. Analysis table proves that some debts are good.-Never take unnecessary risks. Don’t do anything stupid. This chapter shows that stupidity is the great equalizer in life. Doing any of the things on the list may change your life or worse may end it in the blink of an eye.-Stay away from rental properties. This chapter tells you why it is NOT worth being an absentee landlord.-Handle emergencies without an emergency fund.The analysis chart shows why you should not have an emergency fund. The figures will astound you. This chapter also shows the reader where to get cash for emergencies once you get rid of your emergency fund.-Never ever listen to Suze Orman that 401k loans are taxed twice. 401k loans are not taxed twice. This chapter proves it. -Plan for college. How will you pay for your children’s college education? Read the many different ideas in this chapter on how to increase your children’s chances of getting offers from good colleges and universities. See the 9 simple steps you can take in chapter, “Planning for College”.-Increase your income. Make more money in your spare time with these ideas. When you read the money-making ideas in this chapter, you will scratch your head and say, “why didn’t I think of that?”-Create a document storage and retrieval system. So simple yet so effective. It will free up a lot of your limited living space.-Implement a stress-free personal time management system. This system will organize your day and free up plenty of your time for use at your leisure.-Store and safeguard passwords – Simple trick will help you create and remember strong passwords.-Maximize your Social Security benefits – In light of the elimination of “File and Suspend” and “Restricted Application” strategies, the chart shows when you should start collecting.-Pay for nursing home and long-term care.The cost of nursing home and long term care can wipe out your entire estate. Read this chapter for solutions. -Qualify for Medicaid benefits for LTC. You may not have to spend down your savings. This chapter explains many different ways other retirees have been dealing with the “spend down” dilemma.- Establish estate planning. How to protect your estate from estate tax and inheritanc
My soul, rest thou only in God, for my hope is from him. – Psalm 62:5The paragraphs of this little book are not supposed to be an argument. It was not my aim to convince an opponent but to assist a friend. How I have personally threaded the labyrinth of life thus far may be of helpful interest to some other soul who is in a maze. I hope that these pages will assist some true heart to say “he fought his doubts and gather’d strength.” Let no man’s heart fail him, for the prevalent skepticisms of today are but “spectres of the mind.” Face them, and they fly.About the AuthorCharles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.
“The Light after the Darkness,” is a journey through the highs and lows that life has to offer using poetry and prose. The book is divided into five chapters, with each chapter telling a different story from the most difficult moments in life to love and inspiration. This book is for anyone who’s ever felt pain, if you ever experience loss, if you ever felt love, this book is for you.
Read and be inspired and motivated with our collection of Inspiring and Motivational StoriesAccording to research, reading is a great way of relaxation, even six minutes of focused reading is enough to reduce the stress level. Listening to music, walking or settling down with a cup of coffee or tea are other ways to relax, however, researchers found that reading does more.In our fast-paced lifestyle, we could not find enough time to do the things that must be done, let alone reading books. With this, we can barely see people who are reading books, most are reading fictions and stories of popular movies which were re-written, and people who are reading motivational books are rare. And because of this, most of us to do not know the benefits that we can get by reading inspiring and motivational stories.One of the benefits that we can get from reading motivational stories, is, it teaches us or reminds us on the right attitude to take. It may seem just simple, but all of us need a good advice now and then. Sometimes in the middle of stressful challenges even highly intelligent people fail to respond correctly. A timely reminder of the best attitude to take can prove very useful to a person who is being engulfed in problems.Read our collection of inspiring stories, gathered from different sources, and let it move your heart.
How does a typical American girl from Boston go from being “Prom Queen” and captain of two varsity sports teams to an orthodox Muslim covered from head to toe? Read about the “road less traveled” that one girl took as she stopped at nothing to be true to herself. Follow the author as she takes the reader along on her travels, searching for God in an effort to remove herself from the depths of existential confusion. With serendipitous events around every corner, her life so seemingly free-spirited and without direction turns out to be divinely designed and perfectly sequential. The reader accompanies the author through her studies of languages, cultures, art and design, Italian studies, holistic medicine, Ayurveda, and religions and spirituality, as she goes from searching for her purpose inside books and university degrees to actually finding it much closer to home. A profound and sincere desire to know God brings her to finally find: the answers she was searching for, peace in her soul, and even her soulmate, in the most unexpected of places! U.M. Fatima is an American born, former high school teacher turned homeschooling mom with a B.A. and M.A. in Italian linguistics from UMass and Middlebury College. She also completed a doctorate in natural health with a concentration in Ayurveda and is a self-proclaimed “mitochondriac.” Since becoming Muslim in 2010 after years of studying religions, foreign languages, cultures, and holistic medicine, she has been on a journey to get closer to God through the religion of Islam.
There is no substitute to divine guidance if you must achieve extraordinary success when it comes to Christian Living. In this book, Samson King reveals how to be led by the Holy Spirit. Among many ways a Christian can enjoy divine direction, Samson highlights 3 Time-Tested Biblical Principles that will enhance divine direction. If you love Purpose Driven Life, then you will surely enjoy Holy Spirit Driven Life as revealed in this book.