The Lost and Found Collection

The Lost and Found Collection

Their friendships and encouragement helped to finalize The Lost and Found Collection. For the blessings that have been given tome byallthose who have touchedmylife, may theysee their own special goodness inThe Lostand Found Collection.

Author: C.B. Wallis

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490841915

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Sprinkled with humor, the vignettes of The Lost and Found Collection will open minds and hearts to remarkable possibilities for conquering life’s simple stressors or major struggles. Witness the proof that “it’s never too late to be who you might have been.” Just don’t try to go it alone. Learn how support may come from the kindness of a stranger or helpful coincidences that just might be God acting anonymously. The Lost and Found Collection will clarify the difference between happiness and joy, as well as disclose the mystery of paradoxical joy from adversity. Aspects of the often surprising essays in The Lost and Found Collection are easily identifiable, but the metamorphosis from agnostic to believer will be a personalized, individual experience. Along the way, discover “The Treasure of Hope” that comes from only one source. Each candidly poignant vignette from The Lost and Found Collection reaches a memorably uplifting finale that will leave significant messages to ponder. Highly recommended! The Editorial Board of The Columbia Review “The Lost and Found Collection: The Treasure of Hope” by C.B. Wallis is an inspiring non-fiction work with a strong literary tone and a high spiritual message. Part memoir, part inspirational advice, the book combines deep human insights, rich Christian wisdom, and an authentic voice that shares personal experiences in stories and contemplative memories, poetic and scriptural nuggets, and faith-based witnessing. Much of the book is told in the first person, recounting the author’s experiences that carry relevant messages of overcoming challenges, recovering from calamities, and sustaining hopes for the future. In an eerily appropriate scene, the author recounts the beginning of her spiritual journey as she picked up a new Bible on New Year’s Day and opened it to see the words: “Let there be light!” (Genesis 1:3). Indeed, this book sheds light not only on the author’s eventful life’s journey, but also on life itself and the ways in which the modern world challenges one’s sensibilities and sensitivities. Perhaps the most valuable thread in “The Lost and Found Collection: The Treasure of Hope” is its message of optimism in the face of hardship. The author’s personal journey mirror that of the scriptures’ advice she appropriately quotes: “[…] when troubles comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For […] when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” (James 1:2–4.) Drawing on her own life’s trials and tribulations, as well as joys and gifts, the author discusses a wide spectrum of subjects of great relevance to all—fears and worries, love and care, generosity and dignity, mental health and physical illness, adoption and family, friendship and enmity, life and death, and even war and peace, as they apply to survivors and veterans. In summary, “The Lost and Found Collection: The Treasure of Hope” by C.B. Wallis is an uplifting, spiritual memoir, sprinkled with gems of wisdom and faith. Readers will enjoy this book and benefit from it on several levels: It is a fascinating journey of personal growth and empowerment, a series of well-told, memorable stories, intriguing insights into life’s most trying moments, and invaluable guidance when confronted with an unexpected crisis. Highly recommended!
Categories: Religion

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Found: Five lost dogs; twelve Scrabble tiles; a scattering of baby teeth Holly was only grounded for a couple of days. When she came into the forest with us on Friday, Jude stood at the top of our shrine of lost things and spread his ...

Author: Moira Fowley-Doyle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448193974

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

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One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about. Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel and Rowan. Like Rose, they’re mourning losses - and holding tight to secrets. When they discover the ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found . . .
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Voices of the Lost and Found

Voices of the Lost and Found

Dorene O'Brien. Made in Michigan Writers series VoiCeS oF the loSt and FoUnd StorieS by dorene o'brien VOICES OF THE LOST AND FOUND Made in Michigan Writers. Front Cover.

Author: Dorene O'Brien

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814335314

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A gripping and original debut collection of short stories from Michigan writer Dorene O’Brien.
Categories: Fiction

Our Lady of the Lost and Found

Our Lady of the Lost and Found

Our Lady of the Lost and Found satisfies the hunger for both good (in this case laugh-out-loud goofy) storytelling and honest-to-God soul-searching. A clever hybrid of religious fairy tale and straight-up spiritual inquest, ...

Author: Diane Schoemperlen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101126974

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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One Monday morning in April, a middle-aged writer walks into her living room to water the plants and finds a woman standing beside her potted fig tree. Dressed in a navy blue trench coat and white Nikes, the woman introduces herself as "Mary. Mother of God.... You know. Mary." Instead of a golden robe or a crown, she arrives bearing a practical wheeled suitcase. Weary after two thousand years of adoration and petition, Mary is looking for a little R & R. She's asked in for lunch, and decides to stay a week. As the story of their visit unfolds, so does the story of Mary-one of the most complex and powerful female figures of our time-and her changing image in culture, art, history, as well as the thousands of recorded sightings that have placed her everywhere from a privet hedge to the dented bumper of a Camaro. As this Everywoman and Mary become friends, their conversations, both profound and intimate, touch upon Mary's significance and enduring relevance. Told with humor and grace, Our Lady of the Lost and Found is an absorbing tour through Mary's history and a thoughtful meditation on spirituality, our need for faith, and our desire to believe in something larger than ourselves.
Categories: Fiction

Murder Lost and Found

Murder Lost and Found

3 LOST LIFE Ian didn't respond. Half-afraid the dead body might leap up and chase after me like a ... 'You'll never believe what I've just found in the lost property cupboard.' I beckoned her to follow me. 'Come and see for yourself.

Author: Debbie Young

Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781804831151

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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Sophie Sayers is ready for a glorious summer, but when a dead body is found in the village school's lost property cupboard the summer holidays take an unexpected turn. Even more shocking is when the body goes missing. Without a body, the police refuse to investigate. That’s just not good enough. Sophie is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. She needs to find out who has died and nab the culprit if she’s going to save the village school from the threat of closure. Perfect for fans of Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth.
Categories: Fiction

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Gerard hasn't noticed the lost items. There is, it seems, a benefit to his detachment after all. Nor has he noticed the most essential thing I've lost. Myself. What isn't lost is the irony: Brigitte owns all three missing items.

Author: Ginny L. Yttrup

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433671715

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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"Jenna Bouvier is losing everything: beauty, family, and wealth. When her emotionally destructive mother-in-law accuses Jenna of an affair with her spiritual director and threatens to expose them, Jenna also risks losing her reputation as a woman of faith. She must choose between bowing to her mother-in-law's controlling wishes or fighting for what she holds dear. As Jenna loses her life, will she find it? Andee Bell has found exactly what she wanted: fame, fortune, respect, and a special man--Jenna's brother. Despite the success, a secret quells her contentment. As memories torment, Andee can pursue peace in a relationship with God or sabotage herself while taking down the only person she cares about. As Andee finds her life, will she lose it? Moving between San Francisco and the Napa Valley, Jenna and Andee form an unlikely relationship that leads them to a crossroad. They can follow familiar inclinations, or risk it all and walk in faith."--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Fiction

THE ISLE OF LOST AND FOUND

THE ISLE OF LOST AND FOUND

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Author: FLORENCE ROOK MACCONNELL

Publisher:

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Page: 292

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Jennifer packed a few items of clothing. She was fine and agreeable to go to LeeRoy's until she found out that I would also be going. She became very hostile and arguementative again. ... I don't 97 Lost and Found.

Author: Lynn Roberts

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456768824

Category: Religion

Page: 146

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Lost and Found is a true story of the struggles of a recovering alcoholic learning to live sober. Her one year old romance ends, custody of her teenage daughter is given to another family member, her best friend suddenly dies of a heart attack , Lynn takes a new job in a new location , hoping her life will improve. Th e week she is to relocate she learns the new job has fallen through. Feeling like an alien on a strange planet, she has no choice but embark on a remarkable journey that she neither planned nor imagined. A kind stranger, a twelve step program and God, all come to her rescue one day at a time. She learns happiness is not a destination but a journey. Amazing miracles transpire as she develops a spiritual change. Remarkably she begins to reach out to help other women like herself that need a safe haven and guidance while beginning their life in recovery. Up lift ing and inspiring, Lost and Found is a book that will make you laugh out loud and bring you to tears. It is for everyone who wants to grow spiritually.
Categories: Religion

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

... and she found herself a small, curtained cubicle. It was the first time she'd been alone since the start of this mystery, and suddenly it was more than she could bear. Tears welled up in her green eyes 120 Lost and Found.

Author: Emma L.E.Rees

Publisher: University of Chester

ISBN: 9781908258571

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 180

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He is my miracle, says Sarah Frost Mellor's protagonist, of her lover, Joe: Found by accident, in the least likely of places. Sarah won the 2012 Cheshire Prize for Literature with her short story Udumbara in Lytham St Anne's, and it's in this modest seaside town that Lost and Found begins. Reading through the stories in this collection, the reader will find many things: surreal flotsam on a desolate beach; a love letter mislaid for decades; turns of phrase in a classroom; relationships shaped in unusual settings. But to find something means simultaneously to acknowledge the possibility of loss. And loss figures largely in the anthology, too: from beloved relatives, to despised spouses, and from inconsequential objects to an individual s very sense of self, life's losses are portrayed here in a variety of humorous, dark, and frequently surprising ways. The Cheshire Prize for Literature was inaugurated in 2003 as the High Sheriff s Cheshire Prize for Literature. It is funded by the Bank of America Europe Card Services and is administered by the University of Chester. The 2012 competition was for short stories,and this collection contains 24 of the shortlisted entries, including those of the eventual winner. Details of the Prize are available at: http://www.chester.ac.uk/literatureprize
Categories: Literary Collections

The Lost and Found Stories of Morley Callaghan

The Lost and Found Stories of Morley Callaghan

... as I brushed off a floppy Esquire dated 1937 and found that a story of his had been illustrated by Grosz. ... then another in a box in another room, and then one night, just as he'd finished tinkering with THE LOST AND FOUND STORIES.

Author: Morley Callaghan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061301910

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 280

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Twenty-six short stories never before published in book form. Morley Callaghan at his best.
Categories: Canadian fiction