A Celebration of Small Joys

A Celebration of Small Joys

A CELEBRATION OF SMALL JOYS David Grayson The aroma of browning sausages, a fine fire of apple logs on the hearth, the sight of distant hills... "Some may think," writes countryman David Grayson, "that these common things are not riches ...

Author: David Grayson

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 1558381597

Category: Philosophy

Page: 48

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Quiet contemplations on the delights of life that we so often overlook, the common everyday pleasures: "Some may think that these common things are not riches; so many people have riches all around them that they never see".
Categories: Philosophy

What the Amish Can Teach Us about the Simple Life

What the Amish Can Teach Us about the Simple Life

In many instances, it really is the thought that counts. And the reason for celebrating doesn't have to be for something spectacular or impressive. Celebrate the small joys in life also. Here are a few good reasons to celebrate that ...

Author: Georgia Varozza

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736952613

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Emphasizing Amish values of faith, simplicity, and self-sufficiency, author Georgia Varozza (Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook) offers fresh ideas to make faith, serenity, and healthy living a stronger presence in everyday life. Drawing on her family's Plain roots, she provides innovative suggestions and easy-to-follow instructions to help readerscreate a home atmosphere that promotes faith and familysimplify their lives by controlling technologyenjoy the satisfaction of successful do-it-yourself projectsdiscover the benefits of growing and raising their own foodgenerate less waste by repurposing, reusing, and recyclingPractical and hands-on, this book is a great resource for people who want to make a few simple changes or fully embrace a more wholesome lifestyle.
Categories: Self-Help

The Parent Adventure

The Parent Adventure

out to celebrate the little joys of life might seem trivial or even irresponsible when the world is filled with so many problems and so much pain. Inside the home, something always needs attention. The oil needs changing in your car.

Author: Selma Wilson

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805463811

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Informed by research that reveals destructive parenting patterns are being handed down through most American families (including Christian households), The Parent Adventure looks to the church to help break this cycle and teach moms and dads how to prepare their kids for a lifetime with God. The problem starts when parents raise children based on their personal experiences growing up instead of using the Bible as the timeless, authoritative guide. Although seemingly painful at first, the parental attitude of “letting go” must begin intentionally at birth, keeping in mind that each child’s life is more about knowing God than anything else. With this outlook established, the future-focused mom and dad will move more joyfully through each stage in the adventure of parenting as detailed in the book. Knowing God has a lifelong plan for each family member, parents and kids will grow closer to each other just as sure as they will grow closer to God.
Categories: Religion

Building a Church of Small Groups

Building a Church of Small Groups

Just as Jesus and Paul did, small groups celebrate God's work in our lives. We become reminders to one ... Celebration is woven throughout the Bible. ... Joy-robbing Pharisees, full of pretension and selfrighteousness, made Jesus angry.

Author: Bill Donahue

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780310240358

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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This book provides pastors and church leaders with the vision, values, and initial steps necessary to begin building a church where small groups are integrated throughout the entire ministry.
Categories: Religion

Making Gospel Sense To A Troubled Church

Making Gospel Sense To A Troubled Church

Many of our neighbors who had no regular church home would be looking about at Christmastime to celebrate what was for them only a seasonal observance — Santa Claus music , colored lights , family commotions and small joys .

Author: James Wm. McClendon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725212947

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Making Gospel Sense is theologian James Wm. McClendon, Jr.'s riveting story of his experiences as an interim pastor in a floundering congregation. Through twenty-six prophetic sermons, each introduced by interpretive commentary, McClendon describes his call to the church, the struggle between disparate personalities, the difficulties and rewards of moving from classroom to sanctuary, and the evolution of his congregation from seemingly hopeless decline to spirited recovery. Here is a microcosm of today's church - a tale of anxiety, dissension, self-discovery, and renewal. Essential reading for pastors, seminarians, and all those who care about the church, 'Making Gospel Sense' is at once a challenging and inspiring pilgrimage to the true meaning of ministry.
Categories: Religion

The Gentle Art of Living Slowly

The Gentle Art of Living Slowly

A Selection of LITTLE BOOKS WITH BIG HEARTS A Gift of Friendship The Gentle Art of Living Slowly In Search of the Simple Life A Celebration of Small Joys RENAISSANCE HOUSE PUBLISHERS P . O . Box 177 * 541 Oak Street Frederick , CO 80530 ...

Author: David Grayson

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 1558381570

Category: Philosophy

Page: 76

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Solace for the souls of those who have become hopelessly trapped in our hectic, fast-paced world: "You are in a hurry. Don't wait! I shall watch you go by. When you have hurried long enough, come back to me. I shall be here".
Categories: Philosophy

In Search of the Simple Life

In Search of the Simple Life

A Selection of LITTLE BOOKS WITH BIG HEARTS A Gift of Friendship The Gentle Art of Living Slowly In Search of the Simple Life A Celebration of Small Joys RENAISSANCE HOUSE PUBLISHERS P . O . Box 177 * 541 Oak Street Frederick , CO 80530 ...

Author: David Grayson

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 1558381589

Category: Philosophy

Page: 72

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Thoughts on ridding ourselves of the excess baggage of property, possessions, and material trappings. "I heard a man today complaining of the trouble he has with his property -- but he could so easily have less of it!"
Categories: Philosophy

A Gift of Friendship

A Gift of Friendship

A Selection of LITTLE BOOKS WITH BIG HEARTS A Gift of Friendship The Gentle Art of Living Slowly In Search of the Simple Life A Celebration of Small Joys RENAISSANCE HOUSE PUBLISHERS] P.O. Box 177 * 541 Oak Street Frederick, ...

Author: David Grayson

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 1558381562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 76

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When you give A Gift of Friendship, you give some of the finest of David Grayson's writings: "What is more satisfactory to the human heart than to be needed and to know we are needed?"
Categories: Philosophy

What Chinese Want

What Chinese Want

The humor, the directness, the wariness, the warmth, the sarcasm, the shrewdness, the knowing wink, the titillated gleam when cash is exchanged, the celebration of small joys... these quintessentially Chinese traits were as evident ...

Author: Tom Doctoroff

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137000545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the rising Chinese consumer to resemble themselves. Here, Tom Doctoroff, the guiding force of advertising giant J. Walter Thompson's (JWT) China operations, marshals his 20 years of experience navigating this fascinating intersection of commerce and culture to explain the mysteries of China. He explores the many cultural, political, and economic forces shaping the twenty-first-century Chinese and their implications for businesspeople, marketers, and entrepreneurs - or anyone else who wants to know what makes the Chinese tick. Dismantling common misconceptions, Doctoroff provides the context Westerners need to understand the distinctive worldview that drives Chinese businesses and consumers, including: - why family and social stability take precedence over individual self-expression and the consequences for education, innovation, and growth; - their fundamentally different understanding of morality, and why Chinese tolerate human rights abuses, rampant piracy, and endemic government corruption; and - the long and storied past that still drives decision making at corporate, local, and national levels. Change is coming fast and furious in China, challenging not only how the Western world sees the Chinese but how they see themselves. From the new generation's embrace of Christmas to the middle-class fixation with luxury brands; from the exploding senior demographic to what the Internet means for the government's hold on power, Doctoroff pulls back the curtain to reveal a complex and nuanced picture of a facinating people whose lives are becoming ever more entwined with our own.
Categories: Business & Economics

Live Boldly

Live Boldly

tool kit • in our journey, in the eloquent moments of each day, i seek celebration of the small graces and offer up the prayer of the small. it is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built. it's a ...

Author: Mary Anne Radmacher

Publisher: Mango Media

ISBN: 9781609255053

Category: Self-Help

Page: 196

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"For the person who wants to make “living their life” their work of art consider “Live Boldly” by Mary Anne Radmacher. It offers gentle challenges to readers to help them reach this goal." --Kathleen Sullivan, Librarian
Categories: Self-Help