'To Everything a Season' offers reflection exercises to help us understand both how we think about and how we use time, as well as suggestions for ways of making Sabbath in the midst of our own crowded lives.
Author: Bonnie Thurston
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The fruit of her determined prayer for a way to give her spirit time to catch up, this pithy reflection on the qualities of time will introduce highly respected biblical scholar, professor, pastor, widow, friend, and author Bonnie Thurston to a wider audience - everyone who is time-pressed and deadline pressured. The news is good: Time is the creation of a generous God who always provides not only the bare essentials, but usually a feast. As the writer of Ecclesiastes mused: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. It is with her trust in this abundance that Thurston explores the mystery of time and the rediscovery of the Judeo-Christian understanding of time as God's sacred and bountiful gift. She looks at time from both a historical and a theological perspective; she studies seasons as measured by the liturgical cycle, the monastic day, the jubilee year, and the Sabbath; and she ponders the meaning of time participles - familiar phrases such as finding time, making time, spending time, and marking time. With her encouragement, the reader will discover that there is enough time - if we redeem the time by reclaiming the Sabbath, the time built into the rhythm of creation by God for rest and re-creation. 'To Everything a Season' offers reflection exercises to help us understand both how we think about and how we use time, as well as suggestions for ways of making Sabbath in the midst of our own crowded lives. The result is an invitation and a recipe for living in the present moment, in God's eternal Now.
Friendship and laughter, patience and sorrow, humility and compassion, from birth through death all these are God's gifts to us, the precious moments of life itself.
Author: Joan Chittister
Publisher: Orbis Books
Through the famous verses of Ecclesiastes, Joan Chittister reflects on timeless themes: the purpose and value of human life, the balance of joy and sorrow, work and rest, love and loss. In meditating on the contrasting seasons of our lives, she shows how human fulfillment and true happiness come, not from getting and having more and more, but from knowing and valuing what we have. Friendship and laughter, patience and sorrow, humility and compassion, from birth through death all these are God's gifts to us, the precious moments of life itself.
. . . This symphony of immigrant farm-town life in upper Midwest is so masterfully directed by Snelling, readers will be eager for the next novel about the good people of Blessing.
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Baker Books
Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Returns Again to Her Popular Red River Valley Setting Trygve Knutson is devoted to his family and his community. With his job on the construction crew, he is helping to build a future for the North Dakota town of Blessing. Though he loves his home, he sometimes dreams of other horizons--especially since meeting Miriam Hastings. Miriam is in Blessing to get practical training to become an accredited nurse. She's been promised a position in the Chicago women's hospital that will enable her to support her siblings and her ailing mother. Although eager to return to her family, Miriam is surprised to find how much she enjoys the small town of Blessing. And her growing attachment to Trygve soon has her questioning a future she always considered set in stone. When a family emergency calls Miriam home sooner than planned, will she find a way to return? If not, will it mean losing Trygve--and her chance at love--for good?
Presents an illustrated version of the well-known words of Ecclesiastes taken from the King James Bible.
Author: Jude Daly
Publisher: Eerdmans Books For Young Readers
Presents an illustrated version of the well-known words of Ecclesiastes taken from the King James Bible.
The theme of loss carries through the entire book, paralleled and mitigated by the spark of hope.
Author: Helen Mourre
Helen Mourre writes about families while experiencing the loss of a parent, the loss of a spouse, or even the loss of a cherished family home in exchange for a new one. The theme of loss carries through the entire book, paralleled and mitigated by the spark of hope.
Taylor Loden, heir-apparent to her father's media empire, has never examined her breakneck work pace or her empty life.
Author: Sherri Schaeffer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
One June night, on a dark country road, two worlds-one of privilege and wealth, one modest and Plain-collide, and tragedy forces two families together, ultimately leading both to question the lives they lead. Taylor Loden, heir-apparent to her father's media empire, has never examined her breakneck work pace or her empty life until her world becomes entwined with the Old Order Amish Yoder family of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Taylor has zero desire to muck a barn or strip tobacco, yet feels compelled, for reasons she's not prone to analyze, to temporarily trade her technology-fueled business life in Philadelphia for country life without electricity on the Yoder farm. While she struggles to adapt to Amish life, she bonds with the family, especially with two of the Yoder siblings: Jacob and Becca. Jacob, the eldest son, refuses to baptize and join the church, and according to his frustrated father, lacks direction. He not only faces a grave physical challenge resulting from his actions that June night, but also harbors a secret that threatens to upend his family and community. Becca is 16, entering her rumspringa, and free to explore the modern world. When Taylor returns to her Philadelphia penthouse, Becca accompanies her for the summer and for the first time is exposed to city life-its museums, music, restaurants, fashion, even religious faiths different from her own. Taylor mentors Becca's city fling and helps Jacob conceal his secret, actions that jeopardize her relationship with the Yoder family and her father. Ultimately, all three must answer for themselves: Are we more than what we do for a living or where we're born? And if so, what price, if any, is too steep to walk away from family expectations? A clash of cultures and family secrets change two families' lives forever.
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Author: Laura Mechem
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Author: Judith Glover
Publisher: Hachette UK
Born in the shadow of an ill fortune which she fights to forget and marked by a childhood of neglect, Amy Weldrake Flynn has grown into an independent and headstrong young woman who attracts the attentions of three very different men. There is Ralph Herriot, gentleman farmer, cultured and charming, friend of Thomas Hardy; David Linton, a hard-working country doctor married to a spoiled and demanding wife; and Ellis Bates, Inspector of Schools for Lewes. It is only after a tragedy which threatens to ruin her whole life that Amy can hope to find the love and security that have eluded her for so long. To Everything A Season is the third classic romantic saga in the Sussex Quartet that began with The Stallion Man, now available in eBook for the first time.
It is not your story. But then again, it is. You too have lost a lot. The series of true stories are gripping, universal, and sometimes a two-hanky honker if you let yourself feel your feelings and not just think them.
Author: Kenneth Kemp
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
To Everything a Season is a book about loss, grief, hope and redemption. It is not your story. But then again, it is. You too have lost a lot. The series of true stories are gripping, universal, and sometimes a two-hanky honker if you let yourself feel your feelings and not just think them. - From the Foreword by Dr. Vance Shepperson We celebrated an ordinary New Year filled with heightened anticipation. In a post-9/11 world, we were bullish on the global economy. We entered into a new life-stage. Our children were grown. Our nest became empty. Our friends were emerging as grandparents. So were we. One morning that January after a vigorous round of racquetball, I checked my cell phone on the way over to Champions on Grand Avenue for breakfast with a friend. There was a missed call. The message I retrieved that day has changed my life. - From the author´s Introduction
This book teaches about natural events and the relation of these events to each other and to changing seasons and climate.
Author: Frank C. Craighead, Jr.
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Detail the natural events and the relation of these events to each other and to changing seasons and climate in the Grand Teton-Yellowstone Area .
Many times during the writing of For Everything A Season I was tempted to fold
my tent and move on to other things. The task seemed too demanding and it hurt
to resurrect those feelings which I'd buried long before, but then another grieving
Author: Ralph Bailey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Ralph and Vernelle Bailey were twenty-five years old, happily married, expecting their first child. But an hour after her birth Angela died. It was a personal tornado leaving a devastating wake. During the days which followed, the Bailey's sorted through the rubble and, in time, reluctantly moved toward a deeper faith. For Everything A Season is their story. Simply written, deeply personal, totally honest, the book digs deeply into Ralph's soul. In spite of its tragic aspects it leads the reader through the night of despair into the sunshine of a bright new day.
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Author: Rudy Leeman
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Love and tragedy, betrayal and redemption, success and failure, prison and parole, king and country, terror and triumph-all are vital parts of Leeman's saga of eight generations of his family. They won't quit; they live and die to touch the sands of the golden shore-America. For Everything a Season teaches readers when to cling, when to let go, when to fight, when to mourn, when to rejoice, and when to relax, but there is never a time-not for this family, anyway-to give up. For Everything a Season chronicles the fictionalized history of the fierce survival and intense hope of one steadfast family, a family just like a million others, whose dream it was to find freedom in America.
Whether you are just starting out in a new field of study or career; juggling family & work or looking at retirement plans, this notebook is for you.
Author: For Today Journals
SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE: You are NEVER too young or too old to reach your goals! With this guided goal setting notebook, you will be able to clarify the goals you want to achieve PLUS have the plan on how to achieve this success. Whether you are just starting out in a new field of study or career; juggling family & work or looking at retirement plans, this notebook is for you. Features: ✓ Guidance in plotting a road map to success ✓ Space to write, brainstorm and journal your ideas ✓ Be challenged to think out the box ✓ Soft cover with beautiful interior in color ✓ Convenient size 6 x 9 inches ✓ Pages dedicated to look at various areas/spheres of life and what you want to achieve We say, "Plan in pencil". Since we are led by the Holy Spirit, we are always open to change. Although we can make plans, He directs our path. Isn't that reassuring to know that He will guide us in all areas of our lives! Here's the challenge: "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." John 14:13-14 NKJV So what do we ask Him if we don't know what we want? It seems so simple, yet it does take some time to actually put down on paper our thoughts, ideas, dreams and goals. The Holy Spirit is our Helper, so know you don't have to do it in your own strength or alone. He is with you always.
Seeger's songs do more than sound the times, as Allan Winkler shows in his “To
Everything There Is a Season”: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song. They flex a
kind of musical muscle that shaped the times. We shouldn't be surprised.
Author: Allan M. Winkler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author or coauthor of such legendary songs as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," Pete Seeger is the most influential folk singer in the history of the United States. In "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, Allan Winkler describes how Seeger applied his musical talents to improve conditions for less fortunate people everywhere. This book uses Seeger's long life and wonderful songs to reflect on the important role folk music played in various protest movements of the twentieth century. A tireless supporter of union organization in the 1930s and 1940s, Seeger joined the Communist Party, performing his songs with banjo and guitar accompaniment to promote worker solidarity. In the 1950s, he found himself under attack during the Red Scare for his radical past. In the 1960s, he became the minstrel of the civil rights movement, focusing its energy with songs that inspired protestors and challenged the nation's patterns of racial discrimination. Toward the end of the decade, he turned his musical talents to resisting the war in Vietnam, and again drew fire from those who attacked his dissent as treason. Finally, in the 1970s, he lent his voice to the growing environmental movement by leading the drive to clean up the Hudson River. The book seeks to answer such fundamental questions as: What was the source of Seeger's appeal? How did he capture the attention and affection of people around the world? And why is song such a powerful medium? Richly researched and crisply written, "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song is an ideal supplement for U.S. history survey courses, as well as twentieth-century U.S. history and history of American folk music courses. To purchase Pete Seeger songs discussed in the text, visit the following link for an iTunes playlist compiled by Oxford University Press: (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewIMix? id=375976891)
She tried to “slowly” bounce her way back to the barn. As she took 0%, she
realized that the mom was now chasing her! Ienniffer did make it to the barn
safely. I know God was watching over her. Another time, during hay making
season, Gayle ...
Author: Sandra Diane Stout
Publisher: WestBow Press
In "To Everything There Is a Season," Sandra Diane Stout tells the true story of her husband's farming accident that took his leg, and other trials they faced as a family. Whatever circumstance you face in life, God will always be there to lift you up and faithfully walk you through it. His everlasting arms are wrapped around us every moment. Life isn't just what happens to us, but our perspective. She reminds us that no matter where our journey takes us, God has a reason for the season.
Instead of trying to stay balanced all the time, the Bible challenges us to pay attention to the season of life we're in and recognize the beautiful rhythms of life.
Author: Women of Faith
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
This study will look at themes from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and the idea that there really is a season for everything. A lot of women want more balance in their life, but balance is hard to maintain. Instead of trying to stay perfectly balanced all the time (an impossible act!), the Bible challenges us to pay attention to the season of life we re in and recognize the beautiful rhythms of life."