Download and read online Eye of My Heart in PDF and EPUB “These clear-eyed essays offer humor and insight as they take on the multigenerational lives many of us now lead.” —Cokie Roberts, author of We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters In the New York Times bestseller Eye of My Heart, edited by Barbara Graham, 27 writers reveal the hidden pleasures and perils of being a grandmother—in essays that are honest, eye-opening, poignant, witty, and provocative. With contributions by Elizabeth Berg, Judith Guest, Mary Pipher, Judith Viorst, and a host of other acclaimed literary artists representing a wide range of voices and experiences, Eye of My Heart is a clear-eyed celebration of a grand institution and an all-important epoch in a woman’s life.
Download and read online Eye of My Heart LP in PDF and EPUB In Eye of My Heart, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode myths and stereotypes and tell the whole crazy, complicated truth about being a grandmother in today's world. Among the contributors: Anne Roiphe learns—the hard way—to keep her mouth shut and her opinions to herself. Elizabeth Berg marvels at witnessing her child give birth to her child. Beverly Donofrio makes amends for her shortcomings as a teenage mother. Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes competition for Most Fabulous Grandchild. Jill Nelson grapples with mother-daughter tensions triggered by the birth of her grandson. Judith Guest confesses her failed attempt to emulate her own saintly grandmother. Bharati Mukherjee transcends her strict Hindu upbringing to embrace her adopted Chinese grand-daughters. Lynn Lauber finds joy in grandmotherhood that she missed out on as a mother. Sallie Tisdale pays a high price—financially and emotionally—for her fast-growing brood of grandkids. Ellen Gilchrist reveals how grandparenthood has eased her fear of death. Molly Giles is spurned by her toddler granddaughter during a trip to Paris. Susan Shreve finally accepts that she's the grandmother, not the mother. Roxana Robinson realizes, with relief, that she doesn't have to worry so much anymore. Abigail Thomas plots her escape when she can't bear to bake one more cake. Letty Cottin Pogrebin longs to leave a lasting impression on her grandchildren. Mary Pipher explores the primal role of grandmothers in a fast-changing world. In this groundbreaking collection, you will encounter the real stories that usually go untold. Free of platitudes and clichés, the essays in Eye of My Heart are linked by a common thread: a love for grandchildren that knows no bounds, despite inescapable obstacles and limitations.
Download and read online OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART LORD in PDF and EPUB There is much more to be had in knowing Christ as our Saviour. Have we given Him all of us; our time, our talents, our days. There is so much more we can do for Him. He wants our lives to be an open book before Him. Do we have an angry thought toward someone? Give it to Jesus- wipe the plate clean and start over.
Download and read online Eyes of the Heart in PDF and EPUB In this first book to explore photography as a spiritual practice from a Christian perspective, Christine Valters Paintner builds on the process of contemplative creativity she introduced online at Abbey of the Arts and in her book The Artist’s Rule. She considers how a camera can help readers open “the eyes of the heart.” More than a book on photographic technique, Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice is about cultivating photography as a spiritual practice. Adapting the monastic practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) into a form of visio divina (sacred seeing), spiritual director and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner invites readers to a new way of viewing the world—through the lens of a camera. Paintner guides readers through six themes connecting the medium of photography with the Christian spiritual life. Each theme provides a photographic journey in which the reader does not simply take images, but receives images and learns to see with “the eyes of the heart” (Eph 1:18). Photos by the author are included.
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Download and read online Open the Eyes of My Heart in PDF and EPUB Daily Devotionals from the greatest praise and worship songs of all time. These are the songs that usher worshipers into the throne room of heaven. now listeners can bring each song's message into their personal quiet time with God. Each two-page devotional includes song lyrics, inspirational thoughts, selected passages of Scripture and a recommended topic for prayer.
Download and read online David Carradine The Eye Of My Tornado in PDF and EPUB This Marina Anderson is not the same person as the erotic book genre author. This Marina Anderson is an established actress, journalist, publicist, jewelry designer and was wife and personal manager to David Carradine. This NEW EDITION contains added information, photographs and stories. David Carradine, The Eye Of My Tornado has been inducted into the Johnny Grant Hollywood Walk of Fame Library. “...it was one long rollercoaster thrill... Mr. Toad’s wild ride...intense passion and emotion. He was the eye of my tornado." "It became my mission to help empower others through our experiences and maybe others will see how they too can help themselves, confront their demons, issues, seek answers, recognize patterns, listen to their instincts, get clarity, closure and healing." Marina Anderson Marina's writing speaks to readers universally by focusing on their personal journey, revealing the truth about the couple, addresses conquering fear and overcoming obstacles, self discovery, recovery, re-inventing and rebuilding one’s self. It’s her survival of self in the marriage while desperately trying to save it. This is an equalized look at the man both critical and sympathetic. Anderson provides a mature, yet loving viewpoint, at their life together and what made them tick as individuals. There’s candor, humor, encompassing the yin-yang, humor, the delight, light and passion of their love and relationship. This personal account represents Anderson’s final therapy, her way to rid the demons that have haunted her, the struggle to regain her “self” back while trying to save her marriage. It’s her heart rendering, empowering struggle of overcoming obstacles to a healthier life and a complex story of two souls, two spirits intertwined. Two dynamic people merging into a karmic-destined, intense and turbulent love relationship. Each struggling with their own demons including sexual abuse and incest. A real-life version of a "fifty shades of gray," their life was replete with love, passion, erotic pleasure, bondage and sexual experimentation. The marriage was marred by a toxic secret (incest) that could not be ignored With the help of re-known celebrity Dr. Drew Pinsky (Celebrity Rehab, Sober House), issues are addressed with the interview occupying an entire chapter. Anderson was able to exorcise the demons that have haunted her for so long about their relationship and herself that almost destroyed her. Marina Anderson was just starting out taking acting lessons at Warner Bros., when she wandered one afternoon onto the candlelit set of a Shaolin temple and met, for the first time, the volatile, dark, and brilliant personality that was actor David Carradine, an international sensation as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s hit TV series "Kung Fu," cult hero in the film "Death Race 2000," portrayed Woody Guthrie in Hal Ashby’s "Bound for Glory" and Bill in Quentin Tarantino’s film "Kill Bill." Carradine received four Golden Globe nominations and was a talented songwriter and musician. Twenty years later, Marina and David became lovers. They were married on the Warner Bros. back lot and their six-year relationship was a whirl of auditions, star-studded parties, exotic locations, red carpets and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Marina, who was already an established actress, became Carradine’s personal manager and publicist and set about rehabilitating his career and reputation of being known for his heavy drinking. She introduced him to Quentin Tarantino, who cast David in the lead role of Bill in the popular film "Kill Bill," which vaulted Carradine back onto the Hollywood A-list. David Carradine died in a Bangkok hotel room, June 3, 2009, an apparent victim of autoerotic asphyxiation. Amid sensational media speculation, Marina refused to let David’s death remain stigmatized like it was and launched her own investigation into the death of her ex-husband. Suicide? Foul play? A sex act gone wrong? Was there a cover-up? Her conclusions are startling.
Download and read online Through the Eyes of Hope in PDF and EPUB Understand how God turns tragic circumstances into something beautiful for His glory, while you love more, complain less, and see God at work in the most unlikely of places. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1, MEV What happens when things don't go as planned? What happens when the storm you face is completely out of your control? The Buchanans' precious son Christian was born with a medical condition that is so incredibly unique, it's one of only fifty known cases in the world. This story has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands. In Through the Eyes of Hope Lacey Buchanan tells this compelling story of trusting God in the face of adversity. You will be moved and inspired to hold on to God's promises when things go wrong and find joy in midst of any storm.
Download and read online Thorn in My Heart in PDF and EPUB Two brothers fight to claim one father’s blessing. Two sisters long to claim one man’s heart. In the autumn of 1788, amid the moors and glens of the Scottish Lowlands, two brothers and two sisters each embark on a painful journey of discovery. Jamie and Evan McKie both want their father Alec’s flocks and lands, yet only one brother will inherit Glentrool. Leana and Rose McBride both yearn to catch the eye of the same handsome lad, yet only one sister will be his bride. A thorny love triangle emerges, plagued by lies and deception, jealousy and desire, hidden secrets and broken promises. Brimming with passion and drama, Thorn in My Heart brings the past to vibrant life, revealing spiritual truths that transcend time and penetrate the deepest places of the heart. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Download and read online In the Eye of a Tree in PDF and EPUB One day, I woke up and out of my harrowing sorrow dislocated from a series of ill-fated life events, and, straightaway, I was peculiarly capable of perceiving the great significance and profound seriousness of other people's misfortune. That very moment became the start of one benevolence and one empathy for thy neighbour and thy stranger happening to cross close by my life stream. At the conjunction of reality, parallel universe and imaginary, dream¬like land "In the eye of a tree" was born, secluded by true feelings and mother nature's nonpareil beauty. The source of everyday success and day-by-day contentment, sometimes, resides inside the consideration we give, not to lamentable self¬pitiness, but to the aches and pains of the people entering our gravitational space, no matter if for just a day or a life length.
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Download and read online Eye of the Heart in PDF and EPUB What is the role of feelings in the euthanasia debate? This is the central question in William F. Sullivan's unique philosophical and ethical exploration of the issue, Eye of the Heart. Employing the principles and techniques of the great Canadian theologian and thinker Bernard Lonergan, Sullivan offers a concrete examination of the role of feelings in grasping moral values and the key role that feelings play in ethical decision-making. The heart has its reasons, he argues convincingly, and it is a type of reason that bioethicists, philosophers, and legal scholars all need to know. Sullivan draws on his experiences as a practicing physician to analyse the distinguishing elements of human knowing, illustrating them through common examples of decision-making in health care. He highlights the occurrence of various types of insight, particularly 'deliberative insights' that occur in the process of making value judgments. These deliberative insights are affective, and through them, a person apprehends moral values. Eye of the Heart proposes that feelings are relevant to knowing moral values and orient us towards moral self-transcendence. The implications of this stance in ethics are drawn out for the euthanasia debate.
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Download and read online The Eyes of the Dragon in PDF and EPUB “It is just not possible to stop turning the pages” (The Washington Post) of this bestselling classic tale—an epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it. “Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a king with two sons….” Thus begins one of the most unique tales that master storyteller Stephen King has ever written—a sprawling fantasy of dark magic and the struggle for absolute power that utterly transforms the destinies of two brothers born into royalty. Through this enthralling masterpiece of mythical adventure, intrigue, and terror, you will thrill to this unforgettable narrative filled with relentless, wicked enchantment, and the most terrible of secrets….
Download and read online Frankenstein in PDF and EPUB Frankenstein is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story, because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films, and plays. Since publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard the monster sense of "Frankenstein" as well-established and an acceptable usage. In the novel, the monster is identified via words such as "creature", "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect", "daemon", "being", and "it". Speaking to Victor Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labors", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead "your fallen angel."