Download and read online Choosing the Good Portion in PDF and EPUB Choosing the Good Portion tells the story of the OPC through profiles of more than 90 women who sacrificed and served during the last 80 years to help mold the OPC into what it is today. The stories feature missionary wives, pastors’ wives, the spouses of seminary professors, single women, those who contributed financially or behind the scenes to their congregations or denomination, those who helped to start churches, taught VBS, ministered to different cultures, struggled in their faith, offered hospitality, lost a husband or child, and those who were in danger or died....By sharing the stories of these ordinary women, we hope to encourage the next generation of OPC women in their service.
Download and read online Good Portion in PDF and EPUB As women in the modern world, sometimes life is overwhelming and sometimes it is just mundane. God created us to enjoy knowing him, and it is in knowing him that we find both meaning and joy. This is why Jesus commended Mary. In the midst of a busy household, Mary was enjoying doctrine - she chose the 'the good portion'.
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Download and read online The Saint s Inheritance and the Worldling s Portion in PDF and EPUB "The Saint’s Inheritance and the Worldling’s Portion" is a newly published work, originally written in 1657, which concerns a study between the men of the world and God’s people saved in the Covenant of Grace. Men of the world mind earthly things which are temporary. This is their portion, and ultimately their demise. The people of God have their inheritance in Jesus Christ which is presently sealed by the Spirit while they live on earth, but given in its fullness in heaven. Burroughs biblically and practically works from Psalm 17:14 to teach on the worldling’s portion, “From men of the world, who have their portion in this life,” and from Psalm 16:3 for the saint’s inheritance, “But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent men in whom is all my delight.” This is a wonderful work that glorifies the living God and His Son Jesus Christ showing that Christians must keep their eye on the treasure of God in heaven, rather than the fleeting lusts that men are drawn into here on earth. This work is not a scan or facsimile and has been made easy to read with an active table of contents for electronic versions.
Download and read online A Portion Of My Life Being Of Short Imperfect History Written While A Prisoner Of War On Johnson s Island 1864 in PDF and EPUB While a Confederate prisoner of war on Johnson’s Island, William Norman wrote what he calls a “short diary or sketch” - a summing up of the important events of his life before he was captured at Kellysford Virginia, in 1863. Born into a hard working but somewhat poor family in Surry County, North Carolina; the future Confederate Captain lived a life out on the frontiers in Iowa and Nebraska as a schoolteacher, clerk and farmer with varied success. When the Civil War broke out he was a practicing lawyer in his native state and quickly took up arms in the Second North Virginia regiment; he fought in the army of Northern Virginia at the great battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg before his capture.
Download and read online Commentary on the New Testament in PDF and EPUB Verse-by-verse explanations with a literal translation Shouldn't a Bible commentary clarify what God's Word actually says? Going beyond questions of authorship, date, sources, and historicity, respected linguist and teacher Gundry offers a one-volume exposition of the New Testament that focuses on what is most useful for preaching, teaching, and individual study--what the biblical text really means. Providing interpretive observations in a "breezy" style that's easy to read and adaptable for oral use in pulpit or classroom presentations, Gundry directs his book to an evangelical audience. His crisp translation of the New Testament inserts various phrasings of passages in brackets, allowing for smooth transition from original text to alternative and contemporary readings. SAMPLE TEXT OF TRANSLATION JOHN'S PREDICTING A MORE POWERFUL BAPTIZER THAN HE (Mark 1:1-8) 1:1-3: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, God's Son, according as it's written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I'm sending my messenger before your face [= ahead of you], who'll pave your way [= the road you'll travel], [the messenger who is] the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.'" Pastors, Sunday school teachers, small-group leaders, and laypeople will welcome Gundry's non-technical explanations and clarifications. And Bible students at all levels will appreciate his sparkling interpretations of the NT Scriptures. A trustworthy guide for anybody wanting to delve deeper into God's Word. SAMPLE TEXT OF COMMENTS "Gospel" means "good news." Jews would associate this good news with Isaiah 52:7. Non-Jews would think of the good news of an emperor's accession to power, birthday, visit to a city, military victory, or bringing of prosperity to the empire. But Mark's good news has to do with the salvation and victory brought by Jesus over evil in all its demonic and physical forms. "The gospel of Jesus Christ" therefore means "the gospel about Jesus Christ" and refers to a proclaimed message ("the voice of one crying out"), not a book (though because books like Mark's contain that proclaimed message, the term came to refer to those books in the capitalized form of "Gospels" to distinguish them from the message, kept uncapitalized as "gospel").
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Download and read online Biodiversity and Democracy in PDF and EPUB The world's species, genes, and ecosystems are going extinct at analarming and unprecedented rate, largely as a result of humanactivities. If this trend continues, human civilization itself is atrisk. Yet we remain either unaware or unconcerned. In Biodiversityand Democracy, Paul Wood looks at this dilemma from anotherperspective. He argues that the problem can be traced back to how wethink about both biodiversity and democratic societies. He examines theconcept of biodiversity, recasting it as an essential environmentalcondition that is being irreversibly depleted, not a biologicalresource that can simply be replaced. He then demonstrates howdemocratic policies cater to short-term public preferences, with littleor no concern for the long term.
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Download and read online Rhythms of Our Hearts in PDF and EPUB Rhythms of Our Hearts offers a collection of personal and intimate poems that celebrate life and love. From birth, we learn how to cope with daily milestones and trials; faced with death, we rejoice in the life and love that bind family and friends. Titled with the name of Hoover’s father, Rhys, in mind, this compilation of poems reflects upon what life has to offer in both good times and trying times. Most of all, it focuses on the staple of our lives—love. Rhythms of Our Hearts offers a tribute to the people among Hoover’s friends and family, known as they are all intricately woven into her life. Loving Memories Together we will always be Together for eternity Our paths shall remain destiny Our love exceeds the galaxy We’ll connect spiritually We’ll remain by your side daily Keep in your heart your family Keep us all in your memory Treasure all that’ll make you happy Because you will always be our Daddy All my love from your daughter Michelle
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Download and read online Capturing Good Stress on the Leadership Battlefield in PDF and EPUB How to remain fresh, focused, creative, productive, and healthy in the face of enormous stress is an important challenge facing leaders within the modern organization, regardless of the organization or the level of leadership. Providing a way to successfully address this challenge is the primary goal of this book. The book recognizes that stress can actually be a positive force for enhancing performance if it is managed effectively, offering an optimistic message for leaders facing ongoing pressures in their work. What Dr. German does in his book is to offer knowledge and practical strategies, based on solid research, to help leaders better manage the distress, or negative stress, inherent in their role. In addition, the book provides tools to develop a personal resiliency enhancement plan to allow leaders better access to the wave of positive energy that comes from experiencing good stress, also called eustress. The information offered in the book is creatively presented as part of a training program involving leaders, making the material an intriguing read as well as an invitation to be part of the learning process shared by others serving in the leadership role.
Download and read online Matrimoniall Honour or the mutuall crowne and comfort of godly loyall and chaste marriage Also an appendix describing the just and terrible judgements of God upon all that dare violate the honour of marriage etc in PDF and EPUB
Download and read online Between Bombs and Good Intentions in PDF and EPUB The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have highlighted again the precarious situation aid agencies find themselves in, caught as they are between the firing lines of the hostile parties, as they are trying to alleviate the plight of the civilian populations. This book offers an illuminating case study from a previous conflict, the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935-36, and of the humanitarian operation of the Red Cross during this period. Based on fresh material from Red Cross and Italian military archives, the author examines highly controversial subjects such as the Italian bombings of Red Cross field hospitals, the treatment of Prisoners of War by the two belligerents; and the effects of Fascist Italy's massive use of poison gas against the Ethiopians. He shows how Mussolini and his ruthless regime, throughout the seven-month war, manipulated the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – the lead organization of the Red Cross in times of war, helped by the surprising political naïveté of its board. During this war the ICRC redefined its role in a debate, which is fascinating not least because of its relevance to current events, about the nature of humanitarian action. The organization decided to concern itself exclusively with matters falling under the Geneva Conventions and to give priority to bringing relief over expressing protest. It was a decision that should have far-reaching consequences, particularly for the period of World War II and the fate of Jews in Nazi concentration camps.