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 SERVE Others First In a Me First World in PDF and EPUB What prompted the Samaritan man to pause? Why did Jesus prefer Mary’s actions over Martha’s? And the seventy-two anonymous recruits in Luke 10, who were they? In our personal lives and as a church, a life geared toward service is the best way to live. So what does it look like to live a serve-oriented life? How would the church shift its influence if it loved through action? A life of service can be different. When we are tired, and our schedules are haggard and crazy. It's hard to put others before ourselves. And yet, at the end of the day we question the big things like purpose and contentment. We wonder, "How could this look different?" In SERVE, we dive into Luke 10 and discover that Jesus was the advocate and voice of “SERVE.” From watching Him, we learn what it looks like to serve with excitement, creativity, excellence, discipline, vigor ... and yes, even how to take rest stops along the way. Join the journey and learn how to put others first in a me-first world.
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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").
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
Download and read online The Art of Doing Good in PDF and EPUB How to turn personal passion into an organization with impact For anyone setting out to change the world, launching a nonprofit venture can be a powerful way to enact change. Whether bringing donated eyeglasses to children who have never seen clearly, revamping inner city schools, or bringing solar cookers to refugee camps, the act of doing good can be life-changing. Yet starting a nonprofit?and running it well?can also pose challenges. The Art of Doing Good is an essential companion for anyone looking to start an organization that makes a real difference. Drawing from their own leadership roles in the nonprofit world, as well as interviews with 18 celebrated social innovators, the authors prepare would-be social entrepreneurs with guidance and real-world advice for sustaining the spirit, ambition, and ingenuity to keep their vision alive and thriving. Features real-life stories of 18 notable social entrepreneurs and the organizations they run, including Geoffrey Canada (Harlem Children?s Zone), Darell Hammond (KaBOOM!), and Michael Brown (City Year) Reveals what particular issues nonprofit leaders can expect to face throughout the lifespan of their organization and shares strategies for meeting challenges Written by world-renowned philanthropists Bronfman and Solomon, respectively cofounder and CEO of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and coauthors of The Art of Giving With thoughtful and comprehensive insight on how the most effective social ventures do good well,The Art of Doing Good is essential reading for both new and experienced nonprofit leaders.
Download and read online Life through good byes Musings of a former priest 1937 2013 in PDF and EPUB The author of this autobiography narrates his life molded by the forces and institutions of 20th century Europe: the German occupation of Poland and daily life in a small city in Soviet occupied Poland. He discusses his priesthood and his studies at the Catholic University in Lublin and at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical University Gregorianum in Rome where he received his doctorate in theology. He reflects upon his decision to leave the priesthood and immigrate to America. He narrates his process of integration into American life, his family and his work as a Curator for Russian and East European Collections at Stanford University Libraries, in California with publishers, booksellers and libraries in the Soviet Union and East and West European countries from 1971 until 1999 and thereafter as a Bibliographer for Religious Studies until his retirement in 2013. He also outlines his professional contributions.
Download and read online Good Men Book Four in PDF and EPUB “Say, yes,” his husky voice coaxed, lips gliding against the column of her throat. As his lips ghosted over her skin, his hands inched the hem of her skirt higher and higher . . . They weren’t what they seemed. They weren’t who they claimed to be. They were something so much more. Trapped in a loveless marriage by a man harboring too many dark secrets to count, Aspen discovers her very life is in danger. She tries to walk away, but it’s never that simple. Nothing ever is. Kevin and Liam are the only two men that can keep her safe. They are the only two men that leave her heart racing and her body charged with an electrical current. They are bad for her, but she can’t get enough. They have a secret life, and she’s been tossed into the middle of it. She thought they were there to save her. Maybe . . . she was wrong. This is the fourth and final book in Lucia Jordan’s bestselling Good Men.
Download and read online Vermeer the Complete Paintings in PDF and EPUB Vermeer's record of the tasks and duties of women The 35 paintings that have come down to us from the hand of Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) place him beside Rembrandt and Frans Hals as one of the great masters of the golden age of Dutch art. Most of his pictures (all of which are reproduced in this book) show women about their daily business. Vermeer records the tasks and duties of women, the imperatives of virtue under which their lives were lived, and the dreams that provided the substance of their contrasting counter-world. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions