I ve Never Loved Him More

I ve Never Loved Him More Author Candy Abbott
ISBN-10 193879608X
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 270
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I've Never Loved Him More is one wife's story of what it means to live out her vows, "in sickness and in health," as her husband's caregiver in his struggle with Alzheimer's disease. With the same candor and tenacity that Candy Abbott displayed in her first book, Fruitbearer: What Can I Do For You Lord?, this story takes the reader through discovery, acceptance, adjustment, and battle against the ravages of what is often seen as a soul-crushing disease. Armed with faith, humor, and a history of spiritual victories, Candy demonstrates how she is loving her way through the mind-maze that would steal her husband of four decades. She engages Scripture, prayer, and spiritual support to combat this disease, weapons which can inspire others who are fighting chronic illnesses.



Fruitbearer

Fruitbearer Author Candy Abbott
ISBN-10 9781886068605
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 114
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Do you long for the excitement the early Christians experienced and want to produce lasting fruit for the Kingdom of God? Do you long for the power to live your faith joyfully and make God your top priority? Do you long to recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit and sense a "call" on your life but feel inadequate? Do you long to have Christ's peace, even in the midst of turmoil, so you can impart peace to others? When you are busiest about the Lord's business, it is sometimes easy to forget that you cannot bear fruit unless you are rooted in the Vine. This new millennium, with back-to-back natural disasters and personal trials at every turn, demands that you trust Christ to empower you for service. As you read these pages, you will discover a new depth and fresh appreciation for God's work in your life, even in distressing times. Invite the Holy Spirit to meet you between the lines of Candy Abbott's spiritual journey, and you will find your relationship with your heavenly Father strengthened. Instead of asking "What can God do for me?" let your heart be filled to overflowing when the Holy Spirit prompts you to ask "What can I do for YOU, Lord?"



Like the Shepherd

Like the Shepherd Author Robert Wolgemuth
ISBN-10 9781621575689
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 256
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A husband's God-given responsibility to his wife is to be her shepherd: to love her, serve her, comfort her, protect her, provide for her, sacrifice for her, and lead her. Like the Shepherd guides men on how to embrace the role of shepherd, drawing on the wisdom of the Bible to give men practical, powerful advice on how to take responsibility for their relationships and realize the Christian ideal of a healthy, happy marriage.



The Wedding

The Wedding Author Nicholas Sparks
ISBN-10 9780751552966
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 288
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It began with The Notebook . . . After thirty years of marriage, Wilson is forced to face a painful truth. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him. Despite the shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun (originally recounted in The Notebook), and their fifty-year love affair, Wilson is unable to express his true feelings. With his daughter about to marry, and his wife thinking about leaving him, Wilson knows it is time to act. He will do anything he can to save his marriage. With the memories of Noah and Allie's inspiring life together as his guide, he vows to make his wife fall in love with him . . . all over again.



The Wide Circumference of Love

The Wide Circumference of Love Author Marita Golden
ISBN-10 9781628727364
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 300
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From acclaimed author Marita Golden comes a moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer’s disease. You just can’t plan for this kind of thing. Diane Tate certainly hasn’t. She never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As a respected family court judge, she’s spent her life making tough calls, but when her sixty-eight-year-old husband’s health worsens and Diane is forced to move him into an assisted living facility, it seems her world is spinning out of control. As Gregory’s memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children must reexamine their connection to the man he once was—and learn to love the man he has become. For Diane’ daughter Lauren, it means honoring her father by following in his footsteps as a successful architect. For her son Sean, it means finding a way to repair the strained relationship with his father before it’s too late. Supporting her children in a changing landscape, Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family together—until her husband finds love with another resident of the facility. Suddenly faced with an uncertain future, Diane must choose a new path—and discover her own capacity for love.



To Love Honor and Vacuum

To Love  Honor  and Vacuum Author Gregoire, Sheila Wray
ISBN-10 9780825443466
Release 2014-05-29
Pages 224
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From advertisements to mommy blogs to Pinterest, scenes of domestic bliss abound, painting a picture of perfection and expectation nearly impossible to live up to. Why can't you work a full-time job, stylishly clothe yourself and your children, plan a party for twelve with handmade decorations, keep your house sparkling clean without chemicals, and bake a gourmet meal in the same day? Everyone else is doing it! For many women, housework has become more than chores that need to be done; it is a symbol of identity. Sheila Wray Gregoire wants to stop that thinking in its tracks and help women back to a life of balance--for their sakes and for their families. She encourages women to shift their focus from housekeeping to relationships and shows them how to foster responsibility and respect in all family members. The second edition retains the helpful, concrete advice on everyday situations such as strategies for tackling chores and budgets and tips on effective communication, while incorporating the wisdom Sheila has gained through her interaction with thousands of readers of her blog and through her speaking ministry over the past ten years. Through the principles in To Love, Honor, and Vacuum, Gregoire promises readers they can grow and thrive in the midst of their hectic lives-even if their circumstances stay the same.



Find Your Brave

Find Your Brave Author Holly Wagner
ISBN-10 9781601428806
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 192
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Navigate Life’s Storms and Discover a Courage Like No Other Have you ever found yourself in over your head, wondering how you would possibly get through with your faith and sanity intact? It can happen any time. Life seems good and then—BOOM!—out of nowhere comes a storm that threatens to drown your hopes. Your storm might be a job loss, loneliness, a crumbling relationship, financial ruin, a serious illness, or the death of a loved one. Whatever it is, as the winds howl and the waves rage, you have a choice: will you cower in fear or will you rise to the challenge? Cancer survivor Holly Wagner has endured her share of storms. In Find Your Brave she examines the dramatic shipwreck faced by the apostle Paul in Acts 27. There she uncovers profound truths that will guide you safely through life’s most difficult moments. Through solid biblical teaching and relatable personal stories, Holly offers an uplifting, friendly voice in the midst of the gale-force winds and overpowering critical voices. She shows you how to anchor your trust in the God who remains faithful in every storm and in whose strength you can Find Your Brave. #RefuseToSink “So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as He said.” –Acts 27:25 (NLT) The apostle Paul, held as a prisoner on a ship bound for Rome, encounters a fierce tempest on the Adriatic Sea. Chaos and calamity surround him as the crew frantically attempts to lighten the ship, undergird the vessel, and keep her afloat. Paul stands in their midst and makes a simple, yet course-altering statement: “Be of good cheer!” In the middle of your storms, are you able to declare the same? In Find Your Brave GodChicks founder Holly Wagner combines insight found in Acts 27 with lessons learned from her very personal battles with cancer, betrayal, and turmoil to create the essential storm survival guide. Her words will encourage and empower you with practical tools to navigate life’s greatest storms, steady your heart against fear, and inspire you to rescue others as you make your way safely ashore.



About Alice

About Alice Author Calvin Trillin
ISBN-10 1588365786
Release 2006-12-26
Pages 96
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Calvin Trillin's Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin. In Calvin Trillin’s antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had “a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day” and the mother who thought that if you didn’t go to every performance of your child’s school play, “the county would come and take the child.” Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–his loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–an educator who was equally at home teaching at a university or a drug treatment center, a gifted writer, a stunningly beautiful and thoroughly engaged woman who, in the words of a friend, “managed to navigate the tricky waters between living a life you could be proud of and still delighting in the many things there are to take pleasure in.” Though it deals with devastating loss, About Alice is also a love story, chronicling a romance that began at a Manhattan party when Calvin Trillin desperately tried to impress a young woman who “seemed to glow.” “You have never again been as funny as you were that night,” Alice would say, twenty or thirty years later. “You mean I peaked in December of 1963?” “I’m afraid so.” But he never quit trying to impress her. In his writing, she was sometimes his subject and always his muse. The dedication of the first book he published after her death read, “I wrote this for Alice. Actually, I wrote everything for Alice.” In that spirit, Calvin Trillin has, with About Alice, created a gift to the wife he adored and to his readers.



The Christian Husband

The Christian Husband Author Bob Lepine
ISBN-10 9781441266552
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 224
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FamilyLife Today cohost Bob Lepine takes men deeper into what it means to be a Christlike husband. Providing a clear explanation of the spiritual priorities for any godly husband, he supplies practical pointers for making real-life changes. Readers will learn exactly what God expects from them according to biblical principles--not cultural fads. Discover the advice and teachings offered by Bob Lepine and other men who are seeking to follow the divine call of God--to truly be a Christian husband and learn how to put it into practice.



Hope When It Hurts

Hope When It Hurts Author Kristen Wetherell
ISBN-10 1784980730
Release 2017-04
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Suffering is real. But so is hope. Kristen and Sarah have walked through, and are walking in, difficult times. So these thirty biblical reflections are full of realism about the hurts of lifeyet overwhelmingly full of hope about the God who gives life. This book will gently encourage and greatly help any woman who is struggling with sufferingwhether physical, emotional or psychological, and whether for a season or for longer. It is a book to buy for yourself, or to buy for a member of your church or friend. For anyone who is hurting, this book will give hope, not just for life beyond the suffering, but for life in the suffering. Each chapter contains a biblical reflection, with questions and prayers, and a space for journaling.



The Trees Will Clap

The Trees Will Clap Author Bonnie Mae Evans
ISBN-10 1938796152
Release 2016-11-23
Pages 280
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With a few ticks of the second hand and the quick strokes of a fountain pen, young Yvonnah loses everything familiar to her, including her name. Clinging to her half of a wishbone that holds a precious promise, she embarks on a new and often bewildering life. Told from a child's perspective and intertwined with nostalgic adult recollections, Lacey remembers with comical inquisitiveness her life on the rural Delmarva Peninsula in the 1960s amid unlikely friendships, tragedy, healing, and God. The Trees Will Clap is a novel for those who have ever wondered where God is in the midst of heartbreak and for those of us who have found Him there.



Women Living Well

Women Living Well Author Courtney Joseph
ISBN-10 9781400204953
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 240
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Women desire to live well. However, living well in this modern world is a challenge. The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives. Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives full. As a result, we grasp for the wrong things in life and come up empty. God created us to walk with him; to know him and to be loved by him. He is our living well and when we drink from the water he continually provides, it will change us. Our marriages, our parenting, and our homemaking will be transformed. Mommy-blogger Courtney Joseph is a cheerful realist. She tackles the challenge of holding onto vintage values in a modern world, starting with the keys to protecting our walk with God. No subject is off-limits as she moves on to marriage, parenting, and household management. Rooted in the Bible, her practical approach includes tons of tips that are perfect for busy moms, including: Simple Solutions for Studying God’s Word How to Handle Marriage, Parenting, and Homemaking in a Digital Age 10 Steps to Completing Your Husband Dealing With Disappointed Expectations in Motherhood Creating Routines that Bring Rest Pursuing the Discipline and Diligence of the Proverbs 31 Woman There is nothing more important than fostering your faith, building your marriage, training your children, and creating a haven for your family. Women Living Well is a clear and personal guide to making the most of these precious responsibilities.



Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage

Hateship  Friendship  Courtship  Loveship  Marriage Author Alice Munro
ISBN-10 9781448114320
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 336
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**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** In these stories lives come into focus through single events or sudden memories which bring the past bubbling to the surface. The past, as Alice Munro's characters discover, is made up not only of what is remembered, but also what isn't. The past is there, just out of the picture, but if memories haven't been savoured, recalled in the mind and boxed away, it's as if they have never been - until a moment when the pieces of the jigsaw re-form suddenly, sometimes pleasurably but more often painfully. Women look back at their young selves, at first marriages made when they were naive and trusting, at husbands and their difficult, demanding little ways. There is in this new collection an underlying heartbreak, a sense of regret in her characters for what might have been, for a fork in the road not taken, a memory suppressed in an act of prudent emotional housekeeping. But at the same time there is hope, there are second chances - here are people who reinvent themselves, seize life by the throat, who have moved on and can dare to conjure up the hidden memories, daring to go beyond what is remembered.



Second Forgetting

Second Forgetting Author Dr. Benjamin T. Mast
ISBN-10 9780310513889
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 192
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Charles is 78 years old and there is much he cannot remember. He cannot remember the names of his children, why he lives in a nursing home, or even whether he ate breakfast today. His forgetting causes confusion, and in his fear and uncertainty he sometimes lashes out at those who try to care for him. But when someone reads a favorite Psalm he quickly joins in, reciting each cherished word. When he hears an old hymn of faith, his hand slowly raises and he breathes out each word quietly, his face reflecting a peace that passes all understanding. Alzheimer’s disease has been described as the “defining disease” of the baby boomer generation. Millions of Americans will spend much of their retirement years either caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or experiencing its effects on their lives firsthand. When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they face great uncertainty, knowing that they can expect to live their remaining years with increasing confusion and progressively greater reliance upon other people to care for them. As the disease advances it seems to overwhelm a person, narrowing their focus and leading them to forget critical truths about the Lord, their life with him, and his promises. Through the personal stories of those affected and the loved ones who care for them, Dr. Benjamin Mast highlights the power of the gospel for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Filled with helpful, up-to-date information, Dr. Mast answers common questions about the disease and its effect on personal identity and faith as he explores the biblical importance of remembering and God’s commitment to not forget his people. In addition, he gives practical suggestions for how the church can come alongside families and those struggling, offering help and hope to victims of this debilitating disease. If you are a Christian who knows or loves someone with Alzheimer’s disease, have recently been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease, or are a pastor or ministry leader seeking to better understand and minister to people with Alzheimer’s disease this book will encourage you with the good news of God’s faithfulness and the future hope he calls us to.



A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept Author Robertson McQuilkin
ISBN-10 0842350993
Release 1998
Pages 96
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The author writes about his and his wife's experiences and decisions during her twenty-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease.



She s Still There

She s Still There Author Chrystal Evans Hurst
ISBN-10 9780310348061
Release 2017-08-08
Pages 320
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What’s a woman to do if her life is not taking shape the way that she thought that it would? What happens when she looks at herself in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual and realizes that she no longer recognizes the person staring back at her? What does she do when she sees that, somehow, her life has drifted away from all her original hopes, dreams, or plans? Speaker, blogger and writer Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote this book because she was that woman. One day she realized that she had somehow wandered away from the life that she had purposed to live a long time ago. Chrystal since discovered that this moment of awareness happens to lots of women at different seasons of their lives. Poor decisions, a lack of intentionality or planning, or a long-term denial of deep hopes and dreams can leave a woman, old or young, reeling from the realization that she is lost, disappointed, or simply numb. And she just needs encouragement. This woman simply needs someone to hold her hand, to cheer her on, and to believe with her that she is capable of still being the person she intended to be or discovering the girl she never knew was there in the first place. Chrystal uses her poignant story of an early and unexpected pregnancy, as well as other raw and vulnerable moments in her life, to let readers know she understands what it’s like to try and find your way after some missteps or decisions you didn’t plan on. In She’s Still There Chrystal emphasizes the importance of the personal process and the beauty of that path as it is shared authentically from one girlfriend to another. It’s a book of “me toos”, reminders of the hoped for, and challenges for the path ahead - to find direction, purpose, and true satisfaction.



Trust No One

Trust No One Author Paul Cleave
ISBN-10 9781476779171
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 352
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"Jerry Grey is known to most of the world by his crime writing pseudonym, Henry Cutter--a name that has been keeping readers at the edge of their seats for more than a decade. Recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of forty-nine, Jerry's crime writing days are coming to an end. His twelve books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, of a world out of balance, of victims finding the darkest forms of justice. As his dementia begins to break down the wall between his life and the lives of the characters he has created, Jerry confesses his worst secret: the stories are real. He knows this because he committed the crimes"--