What are the lies we tell ourselves to stay sane?
In the world of a Texas feed store, the line between reality and truth blurs when love and friendship are at stake.
Meet Sarah and Zoe, two best friends who work in a family-owned feed store. Their lives begin to unravel when love sparks between Sarah and the feed store owner’s only heir, Tom. Patriarch Otis quickly makes it known that his only son’s future won’t include the feed store “girl”. The clash over Tom’s love life erupts in a family feud where business is expected to trump love. In the meantime, a romance also ignites between Zoe and the local town physician whom she nicknames “Dr. Sex on Two Legs”. The women are quickly caught up in a family feud that leads to unexpected consequences, loss and tragedy.
Grains of Truth is an intense, emotional and passion-filled story about two best friends looking for that one thing everyone wants — love. It’s a story about friendship and accepting what you can’t change. Grains of Truth will move you to tears and leave you astonished. It’s a must-read story with an unexpected twist.
The hardest person to forgive is yourself.
Benjamin Orry, a wounded Iraq War veteran, sets out to visit the hometown of fallen comrade Uriah Landon. His goal is to return Uriah’s personal effects to his family which includes Uriah’s last letter home. Uriah’s Christian faith had been tested to extremes in Iraq, and at home. Ben is uncertain of the composition of the letter but is certain Uriah expressed heartbroken feelings in another item he carries: Uriah’s personal leather-bound journal.
The brutal truths in Uriah’s final entries may damage the faith of many in the close-knit town. For the sake of peace, Ben considers not revealing the journal to anyone, but having witnessed Uriah’s violent death, he feels he owes it to his memory to let his final entries be read. As he limps painfully through Uriah’s neighborhood he wonders what he’ll do, what justice might be, and what several of Uriah’s loved ones must do to have self-forgiveness. However, a series of encounters and circumstances keeps hindering the well-disciplined soldier.
The action is hot in Kansas City during the 1960s. Gordon Reynolds happens to be a vicious criminal who has served prison time in five different states over a period of twenty-five years. Gordon is determined to muscle his way into major rackets such as prostitution, bootlegging whiskey, robbery, hijacking and contraband cigarettes. He eventually meets up with Alla Mae Briggs. She knows the prostitution racket very well, since she worked the Kansas City streets for several years. She too has a lengthy rap sheet of twenty-five criminal convictions for the solicitation of prostitution. Gordon needs someone to help him operate his main bawdy house.
The collaboration of their experiences on the streets proves highly profitable. But unforeseen danger causes things to come crashing down all around them. Racist cops, ruthless gangsters, a white supremacist group, jealous pimps and rival hookers are the opposing forces that this interracial couple are destined to face. Crossing the racial line puts them at incredible odds with the law and fellow criminals alike. Based on the true story of how a white man and a black woman fell in love and broke all the rules in order to make their living together illegally.
This book focuses on the question “What does it mean to be human”? The scope of What is Man? Male and Female has been broadened to include the interests of Parents in their parenting, Sociologists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists as well as pre and in-service teachers and other education administration personnel. All of these professions have “Man” as their subject so it is critical to their practices how they view the “human.” Who or what is it that they are attempting to define, teach, or develop therapies for?
Resources used as end note citations all predate 1987 and most predate 1975. I used original sources written by the philosopher himself or a close colleague.
After several breakups with Joe, Peri agrees to tour Mexico with him, but why? Was it because she was the one who mapped, planned, plotted, researched hotels, restaurants, and tourist sites? Was it because of the hours she spent writing letters and making long distance phone calls to confirm reservations and cancel reservations with Joe's friends, people she had yet to meet? Or was it something else that tugged at her mind and heart that pulled her to go? Was it her angels as a fortuneteller suggested? After hardships and disappointments, Peri is given opportunities for personal growth while on vacation in Mexico. She and Joe, Peri's on-and-off- again boyfriend, and his friends whom they meet up with, often forget about Peri, at first, while they reminisce using their native tongue, Spanish. Not consciously at first, Peri begins to embrace those moments of isolation in the midst of everyone. She begins to understand that something good is happening inside her.
In this rip roaring adventure and love story – told as a historical novel – Aleksandr Baranov, a charismatic Russian leader, left his family in 1790 to sail to Alaska as the Tsar’s chief manager there. Shipwrecked, he survived a harsh wilderness; motivated Aleuts to help him; married a young Native; and endured massacres from the Tlingit, meddling priests, the Battle of Sitka and a running duel with powerful Tlingit Chief Katlian. He built an empire and sought peace with the Tlingit, helped by his wife and teenage daughter. Alaska is part of the U.S. today, thanks largely to Baranov.
What is a salesperson’s job? If you responded “To sell a product or service,” or any variation of this, then like most salespeople you’re mistaken. A salesperson’s job is not to sell, but to help a customer select the exact product or service that meets their specific needs, wants and desires, regardless of the product or service. Based on 40+ years of successful sales education and field experience, in “Who Stopped the Sale?” professionals are taken a journey starting with the realization that every salesperson has stopped a sale and ending with a mindset that helps customers select and buy.
The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her. Charley was the first known woman to vote in America in 1868 (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.
Have you ever wondered if there is a reason for our health challenges, beyond what our doctors tell us? This book shares many ideas based on the premise that our souls are speaking to us through each symptom, sign, and disease process. Our hearts and minds are seeking development, and they express their exact needs through whatever is ailing us. If you or a loved one is suffering from illness, this book is for you!
This first e-book in the Called into Life by the Light series How Jesus Christ Leads Us To The Kingdom Of Heaven begins with reading and pondering the many inspirational Bible verses in both the Old and New Testaments on life and light. We will see how life and light in the Bible are really tied together (lifelight), with The Light, Jesus Christ, being the guide and the sustainer in life’s journey of Spiritual Growth in Christian Living. Union with The Light in the heavenly Jerusalem, the Kingdom of Heaven is the ultimate fulfillment, the goal of every human life.
As Baptism Bible verses attest, relying on divine mercy, we take our first steps into the holiness which leads to inner peace. Our inner light begins to match the will of God. We take a number of other steps like living the way of the beatitudes, being pure of heart, being peacemakers, and loving God and neighbor–all of which give evidence of a real faith in Christ Jesus.