This book is not about surrender to an outside authority, but to an inside one. It is about the relinquishment of our ego consciousness, our separated states of heart and mind to a greater consciousness, to the essence of love which is the source of who we are.
A sensible and compassionate book that will help those involved in any form of therapy make the best possible use of their time, effort, and money. "A fascinating blend of Eastern spirituality, Western psychotherapy, feminist consciousness, and real caring."--Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade 35 black-and-white photographs.
Featuring 40 Scripture selections coupled with easy-to-understand introduction paragraphs, Unfolding Grace helps readers grasp the overall storyline of redemption as it unfolds throughout the Bible.
Perhaps you’ve had one of those moments when everything, quite unexpectedly, simply falls into place; or, when you’ve been puzzling over an impossible question and—pow!—the answer suddenly arises, seemingly out of nowhere. These and other such experiences are not caused by our efforts. They are moments of grace, the gift dimension of life. Grace is generally associated with religion, but, as Dave Richo shows, you don’t need to be religious to notice—and benefit from—this help from outside yourself that’s being offered to you in every moment. Dave provides teachings and helpful practices that show us how to open our eyes to the sources of grace everywhere and in everyone. When we open ourselves to grace, we begin to see it work wonders in our lives—and we become conduits of its power to others.
This novel resource for course content review of pediatric nursing and NCLEX-RN preparation features a potent learning technique, the use of unfolding case studies to enhance critical thinking skills and enable students to think like a practicing nurse. Covering both basic and advanced nursing concepts of caring for children and families, this format embeds required content into compelling, real-life scenarios that evolve over time. These unfolding case studies are of particular value because they closely mimic real-life situations in nursing and provide situational mental models that assist students with problem-solving and critical thinking techniques. All content areas required for NCLEX-RN success are interwoven in an enjoyable format that dispels the drudgery of straightforward memorization. A variety of NCLEX-style questions are used throughout the book to familiarize students with the exam format and to help them assess their own learning. The book includes engaging eResources for enriched learning experiences. It will also be of value to faculty as a make-up guide for students who miss clinical hours, and as a reference for scenarios with standardized patients or role-play situations. Key Features: Uses unique unfolding case study method that embeds basic and advanced pediatric nursing care concepts Promotes active learning and knowledge retention Helps to foster problem-solving and critical thinking techniques Provides all types of NCLEX-style questions for exam preparation Includes eResources throughout for enhanced learning opportunities
My name is Sandra Elaine Sherrill (Jefferson), currently a resident of St. Louis Missouri. My Love for Poetry became my World away from the World surrounding me. When I write I feel as if Im able to dive inside the heart of my material & come alive in ways that even I cannot fathom. Ive had many family members and close friends encouraging my writings & keeping me inspired. Ive titled this Book Shavings of Gods Grace, because overtime I feel God has graced my life in numerous ways with His love. Shavings are the hands that have a tendency to carve things off our lives in order to help us triumph over adversity. Shavings of Gods Grace, lends its hand and helps to give us the strength, the hope, the faith we need to keep moving forward in the middle of a storm. As you read the material Ive penned you may find these writings areas that speak to areas in your very own lives. It is my hope that this material encourages, inspires and speaks to you in ways that will help uplift you to heights unknown. My Love of Poetry is so dear to my heart it commemorates someone who is extremely vital to me, my dear Mother (Deceased). Her strength, love and gentle ways of bringing comfort have been one of my biggest inspirations. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks and love in Honor of my Mothers Memory because she is my Diamond, my Ruby and my Heart. I enjoy writing poetry and have enjoyed it since 1979. Since that time I've shared my Love for Poetry at recitals, poetry group gatherings, on a television program with Channel 2 here in St. Louis - a program at that time called God's Musical World featured with Dr. Kenneth Billups (Deceased). It is my endeavor to encourage you my readers to allow the talents & gifts you have to flourish as you accomplish what has been awarded to you. You are Destiny & Design in its greatest hour of presentation & art. I encourage you to write, sing, dance, paint, sketch, draw, take pictures, etc. Remember always to treasure your gifts and your talents. My love for Poetry has inspired me to start writing more each day & it is my endeavor to fulfill my much needed Dream of having my material in print. Poetry has become a part of my very existence and has given me hope & life through many trying times. Writing poetry has brought joy & sunshine into my heart, many times it has inspired me to inspire others with their gifts & talents. I enjoy using this God-Given gift to inspire, uplift & encourage you my readers. Giving Glory to God Always for all that He has done for me. ~Blessings & Love, to you my readers~
Based on The Message, Eugene Peterson's contemporary rendering of the Bible, this collection of devotional excerpts will draw you into God's Word and open your eyes to see His Unfolding Grace in your everyday life.i
The Liturgy is the summit and source of the Church's life, said the Second Vatican Council, and the liturgy unfolds its riches within an annual pattern: the Church's year. Here our life, lived in time, can meet and mingle with the life of Christ communicated in time. In Benedictine monasteries, the liturgical year shapes the whole life of the community. In these community conferences and homilies a Benedictine abbot shares with fellow-monks and fellow-Christians something of the wealth of the mystery of Christ as the liturgy unfolds it. It is of immense satisfaction to those who have long appreciated Abbot Hugh's work that he has so generously agreed to share his insights with a wider public. 'In the course of the year, ' says Vatican II, 'she - holy mother Church - unfolds the whole mystery of Christ from the incarnation and nativity to the ascension, to Pentecost and the expectation of the blessed hope of the coming of the Lord'(Sacrosanctum Concilium 102). 'Thanks to the Holy Spirit, ' writes Abbot Hugh, 'the paschal mystery remains a present, operative reality in human history, a spring of living water, flowing out of the "paradise" of the liturgy and watering the desert of the human heart and human life. It is this which gives our liturgies, so often humanly poor (what else could they be?), their divine value.. It is this unfolding of the mystery of Christ that the following conferences and homilies hope to serve in some small way. Dom Hugh Gilbert, OSB, is Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey. The living stones are the monks. Together they form a house in which the Spirit dwells. If in this place, as the Abbey's motto proclaims, God gives peace, it is through their constant prayer, their glorious liturgy and their ennobling work. The role of the Abbot is crucial to this spiritual building, and in these beautiful conferences and instructions which Abbot Hugh has been persuaded to publish, we see the work of the master builder. ARCHBISHOP MARIO CONTI
The Unfolding Grace Study Guide serves as an onramp to the unified story of the Bible by helping readers grasp the central message of redemption that runs from Genesis through Revelation. Designed to be used in conjunction with Unfolding Grace.
The recent Year for Priests focused considerable attention on the priesthood, resulting in many books, articles, retreats, conferences, and symposia. In Gold Tested in Fire, Ronald D. Witherup, SS, makes an important new contribution. Intersecting scriptural and theological context with lived pastoral insight, Witherup explores both classic and contemporary understandings of the priesthood, offers insights into the four pillars" suggested for priestly formation, and looks at the charism of priests, and the need for ongoing formation across a life-span. Having engaged in priestly formation in seminaries for a number of years, Witherup moves beyond overly idealized or pietistic approaches to the presbyteral life to offer key insights on the challenges and rewards inherent in contemporary priestly ministry. Underlying his approach is the firm conviction that the present testing in the priesthood is a profound summons to a new Pentecost, inopportunity for the priesthood to be cleansed and remade, and ultimately stronger.
Books on the Christian life abound. Some focus on spirituality, others on practices, and others still on doctrines such as justification or forgiveness. Few offer an account of the Christian life that portrays redeemed Christian existence within the multifaceted and beautiful whole of the Christian confession. This book attempts to fill that gap. It provides a constructive, specifically theological interpretation of the Christian life according to the nature of God's grace. This means coordinating the Triune God, his reconciling, justifying, redemptive, restorative, and otherwise transformative action with those practices of the Christian life emerging from it. The doctrine of the Christian life developed here unifies doctrine and life, confession and practice within the divine economy of grace. Drawing together some of the most important theologians in the church today, Sanctified by Grace achieves what no other theological text offers – a shared work of dogmatic theology oriented to redeemed Christian existence.
Finding Grace with God: A Phenomenological Reading of the Annunciation engages in an interweaving of phenomenology, mystical theology, and feminist philosophy to unfold a theopoetic interpretation of the narrative of the Annunciation in the Gospel of Luke. It begins with a discussion of the foundational phenomenologies of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger and then moves to the more recent work of several French phenomenologists, including Paul Ricoeur, Jean-Louis Chretien, and Michel Henry. The interpretation is then expanded through the philosophies of Luce Irigaray, Jean-Luc Marion, and Jacques Derrida. Finally, the phenomenologies of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Martin Heidegger provide a means to interpret the Annunciation through theopoetics, as a text that is infused with possibility. Mary, filled with grace, is beckoned by the divine into possibility; responding in grace, she in turn beckons the divine into possibility. Transgressing the limits of language, this possibility slips into apophasis--into a moment of Gelassenheit, a mutual "letting-be" or releasement of Mary and the divine into a mystical union of love, a love that becomes manifest through a gift of life.
Often we read the book of Daniel in one of two ways--either as a book about a heroic man whose righteousness should inspire us to keep the faith no matter what our circumstances, or as a roadmap to the end times that can, through careful study, perhaps tell us the day and hour (or nearly so) of Christ's return. Both, says Bryan Chapell, are sadly missing the bigger picture, that God is the hero of this story and he is in the midst of his unrelenting plan to rescue his people from their sin and its consequences. We mustn't simply make the man Daniel the object of our worship nor the subject of our debates. We may differ about prophetic details, Chapell says, but we should never miss the point that the book of Daniel is, like all of Old Testament Scripture, pointing us toward the grace of God, ultimately revealed in Christ. Pastors, teachers, and individual Christians studying the book of Daniel will find this volume a welcome addition to their library.
The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament’s every sentence is “fraught with theology, worthy of reflection.” This book is the result of decades of reflection informed by an extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language, the best of critical scholarship, a deep understanding of both the content and spirit of the Old Testament, and a thoroughly evangelical conviction. Taking a narrative, chronological approach to the text, Waltke employs rhetorical criticism to illuminate the theologies of the biblical narrators. Through careful study, he shows that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the “breaking in of the kingdom of God.” This theme helps the reader better understand not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.
As a certified inspirational and organizational life coach for the slightly frazzled... mildly burned-out... Princess of Great Destiny, Jan will inspire and encourage you, as you embark on your destiny odyssey-an odyssey God has designed, exclusively for you, His treasured Princess. She presents some Rx coaching strategies that will make room for more great “God Time.” The objective is simply this: To introduce ways a Princess can “De-Stress and De-compress” from her over-loaded, over-committed, energy-depleted, overwhelming, too busy, busy, busy, burned-out, “I need a Gallon of that Calgon Bath Time Take Me Away Stuff... life! God wants His cherished Princesses to experience “Outrageous Tickled-Pink Delight.” So, Princess of Great Destiny, even if your world appears to be falling apart at the seams, God plans on being there to share in your debut: NOW FEATURING... SPARKLING... GLITTERING... SHIMMERING... PRINCESS MOMENTS... INTRODUCING: WELL-RESTED...ENERGIZED...FOCUSED... CREATIVE...LOVING... SIMPLY AMAZING... YOU!
God’s love, plans, and promises for you are forever unfolding. I get it, Momma. I totally get it. Every day you wake up and try your very best. You love, give, and pour out your life for the ones who call you Momma. But no matter how much you offer, there are still days you feel as though you come up short. You worry, Am I loving these babies enough? Is this ever going to get easier? Why does it seem like I am the only one who cannot balance it all? Sometimes, we just need hope (and maybe a long uninterrupted nap). We need someone to help tune our hearts to the voice of the Father and to remind us that He has not forgotten about us. In Hope Unfolding, Becky Thompson is a friend who reminds you that you aren’t alone, and that God is still writing your story. She guides you to encounter the Truth of God’s presence that not only fuels you with strength, but also a fresh confidence. And beyond gaining faith that tomorrow could be different, you find hope and purpose where you are standing today. From the Trade Paperback edition.