Search results for: god-mama-and-us

Mornings with mama dialogues on Scripture Old New Testament series

Author : Amelia Gillespie Smyth
File Size : 79.70 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 368
Read : 585
Download »

The God Between Us

Author : Lyn Brakeman
File Size : 79.27 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 498
Read : 414
Download »
Connecting. . .disconnecting. . .reconnecting So goes the ageless pattern of relationships. We love/hate, hurt/heal, fight/forgive and we turn to TV talk shows, therapists, friends, and books to help us understand our relationship problems. Lyn Brakeman, a therapist herself, looks to the stories of ancient Scripture for fundamental clues to healing our relationships. Using the Jewish interpretive storytelling technique known as midrash, she brings to life a God who is “in the middle of things.” Her unusual take on the God Between Us, the Great connector who reconnects us with the love and the faith to go on, takes lively form in six relationship studies—of mother/daughter, marriage partners, man/woman, mother/son, two men, and a group of women. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter add a rich dimension for individual or group use.

God Gave Us the Bible

Author : Lisa Tawn Bergren
File Size : 51.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 447
Read : 672
Download »
FINALIST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® • Introducing a Bible storybook from the creators of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Christmas and God Gave Us Easter, featuring 45 stories from the Bible, with reflections from adorable Little Cub and her friends. God Gave Us the Bible introduces kids to the STORY of stories—the love story between God and his people. Ideal for readers aged 3 to 7, written in a framework where Little Cub and her animal friends reflect many of the questions young readers have about Bible stories. The book features forty-five Bible stories and concepts that every child should know/be introduced to, like Noah and the Ark, the Birth of Jesus, and Jesus Feeds the 5,000 in a very warm, conversational, reassuring manner.

God Gave Us You

Author : Lisa Tawn Bergren
File Size : 20.79 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 463
Read : 408
Download »
ECPA BESTSELLER—Over one million copies sold! When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question, one that little “human cubs” often wonder about, too: “Where did I come from?” As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because—God gave us you." Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord. Also available in the God Gave Us series: God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas God Gave Us Heaven God Gave Us Love God Gave Us So Much

God Gave Us Sleep

Author : Lisa Tawn Bergren
File Size : 58.73 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 368
Read : 1092
Download »
Perfect for preschoolers (and their parents) who resist bedtime, naptime, and sleep routines, this charming addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series will help all little ones prepare for a peaceful night’s rest. Little Cub is having so much fun building an igloo with her friends that she doesn’t want to stop for bedtime! Who needs sleep when there’s fun to be had? Mama patiently answers her child’s questions as she puts her to bed, explaining the importance of daily rhythms of work, play, and rest. As they talk through the fears that come with nighttime—and work through Little Cub’s endless stalling tactics—our favorite bear learns to realize that God gave us sleep as a vital gift. “God gave us rest so we have energy for our day, and patience to enjoy it. And so we have quiet time to listen to him.”

A SINNER CHILD BECOMES A MAN OF GOD

Author : Deacon Daniel Moore
File Size : 80.42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 822
Read : 616
Download »
A Sinner Child Becomes a Man of God gives a look into a young poor black man going through life in and out of jail, dealing with drugs, family drama, and heartfelt deaths. Later in life, he learns to give his life to God. You will be presented with all of his fatal "Trials and Tribulations" with money, health, deaths, women, family, and drugs. A Man of God out to speak the word, reaching all, not discriminating against "nor man, woman, or child." Writing his life, witnessing, and sharing how God took him every step of the way turning him from "A Sinner Child to A Man of God." How God took him every step of the way.

God Gave Us Christmas

Author : Lisa Tawn Bergren
File Size : 76.97 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 286
Read : 277
Download »
ECPA BESTSELLER • Over one million copies sold! As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder . . . “Who invented Christmas?” Mama’s answer only leads to more questions like “Is God more important than Santa?” So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama’s gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that Jesus is the best present of all. This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.

Advocate of Moral Reform and Family Guardian

Author :
File Size : 72.31 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 961
Read : 714
Download »

God Gave Us Family

Author : Lisa Tawn Bergren
File Size : 47.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 756
Read : 493
Download »
Little Pup’s wolf family is on their way to a special reunion—with lots of cousins, games, roasting marshmallows, and fun! As the young wolf thinks about different kinds of families, it’s the perfect opportunity for Mama and Papa to teach their inquisitive child about the families that God brings together. Some families are big and others are small, some are led by grandparents or just one parent, and some families include adopted little ones– yet each family is truly special. Even the members of Little Pup’s pack make up an important role in his family, although they sometimes pester him. Papa gently reminds his son… “We need to love the family God gave us.” A heartwarming and colorful addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, this tale will delight young hearts and help them understand how families of all types reflect God’s unconditional love.

Delighting in the Feminine Divine

Author : Bridget Mary Meehan
File Size : 72.35 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 902
Read : 1144
Download »
In this text the reader is allowed both the freedom to accept and the freedom to affirm those human traits and values that western culture has traditionally identified with woman.

God Speaks to Us Through the Things We Experience in Life

Author : Paul Taylor
File Size : 84.65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 904
Read : 350
Download »
Dear reader, In this book I will show you that God can speak to us through our experiences. We are blessed with the capacity to remember, visualize, dream, and imagine things. In this book, I will share stories about how God has spoken to me. God can talk to us through experiences that relate to music, trauma, childhood experiences, sports, people who have mentored us, things we may be facing presently, and many other ways. God often speaks to me through things I experienced in life years ago. While mediating, God spoke to me through a song that was released by the Ohio Players in the 1974. The title of the song was “I Want to Be Free.” People danced the night away to that song. The song emphasized one having the freedom to do whatever they wanted to do. As the song came to me through my memory, I remembered how we played the LP-33 record on the stereo and sang with the record in the seventies. The Lord then showed me that the only real freedom is in Jesus Christ. God spoke to me by his Word, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32, KJV). My desire is to show you that God loves you, and he wants to talk to you. No matter what you have experienced in life, no matter what your circumstances are, no matter what you have done in the past—rather it be good or bad—God desires to talk with you. While reading this book, think about your experiences in life and what God is saying to you. Though this book, I want to laugh, cry, and praise God with you. And we know that all things work together for the good to them that that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. —Romans 8:28 Blessings, Paul A. Taylor Sr.

Papa Was a Pastor and Mama Was a Minister

Author : Nancy McDaniel
File Size : 34.65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 921
Read : 979
Download »
Curl up in a cozy corner with a collection of experiences from a preacher's kid (PK) viewpoint. These stories have simmered for over twenty years in scribbled form, squeezed out between life's more pressing responsibilities. Papa always thought if he could not do the job at a church in two years, it was time to move to another church. So we girls had many fresh adventures and met many different kinds of people in the ten churches he served while we were growing up. Our parents taught us biblical principles by their example in life situations. They walked the talk before it was a popular phrase. They demonstrated the fruit of the Spirit in their daily lives. Sit back and experience life adventures through the eyes of a PK.

My Mountain Valley

Author : Jo Burroughs
File Size : 50.80 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 308
Read : 316
Download »
Anna is a young, caring, and loving girl. One day she meets a stranger that will forever change her life. With only a promise to return and marry her when she is eighteen, he leaves. Years pass by as Anna helps out her family and works. The day she turns eighteen, she waits patiently, but will he ever return?

God with Us

Author : Dennis Phillips
File Size : 78.15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 444
Read : 997
Download »
God With Us - Reflections on the Christmas Story provides insightful devotional thoughts and heartwarming illustrations for the season. An excellent gift item for a friend or loved one.

Hot Mama

Author : Kathi Lipp
File Size : 28.99 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 183
Read : 1276
Download »
If you ask the average woman how much sizzle there is in her marriage, she'll probably answer, "Not enough!" Being a mom is overwhelming, and it's easy for moms to slip into the habit of allowing responsibilities for kids, work, and church to interfere with their relationship with their husbands. They don't have the energy or the ideas they need to have a spicy, satisfying sex life. Hot Mama to the rescue! Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson set out on a mission to find out what it takes for busy moms to feel confident and sexy. In this witty book, they share hilarious stories and creative ideas from moms all over the country that will help readers build a relationship with their spouse that's happy, healthy, and fun. From building confidence and banishing guilt to flirting (remember that?) and wearing clothes that make you--and him--feel hot, Kathi and Erin offer women all the encouragement, motivation, and know-how they need to take their sex lives from ho-hum to hot.

US Mexico Borderland Narratives

Author : Rosemary A. King
File Size : 90.34 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 551
Read : 1053
Download »
For over 150 years, borderland authors from both Mexico and the United States have developed novels which owe their narrative power to compelling relationships between literary constructions of space and artistic expressions of conflicts, characters, and cultural encounter. This study explores those relationships by analyzing representations of the spaces in which characters function-whether barrio, ballroom, or border city as well as the places characters inhabit relative to the border-occupying native or foreign territory, traveling temporarily, or settling permanently. Concomitant with close attention to the conceptualization of space in border literature is a foregrounding of the genres that border writers employ, such as historical romance and the Hispanic bildungsroman, as well as the literary traditions from which they draw, such as travel narratives or utopian literature. Assessing geopoetics in border writing from the Mexican American War to the present, including writers such as Helen Hunt Jackson, Jovita Gonzalez, Ernesto Galarza, Americo Paredes, Harriet Doerr, Cormac McCarthy, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Miguel Mendez provides a paradigm for tracing the development and changes in individual responses to this space as well as a broad range of responses based on class and gender. This corpus of literature demonstrates that the various ways in which characters respond to cultural encounter-adapting, resisting, challenging, sympathizing-depends on artistic rendering of spaces and places around them. Thus, the central argument of this project is that character responses to cultural encounters arise out of geopoetics-the artistic expression of space and place-from the earliest to the most recent border narratives.

God Gave Us Two

Author : Lisa Tawn Bergren
File Size : 68.8 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 870
Read : 579
Download »
This delightful sequel to best-selling God Gave Us You affirms a parent’s unchanging love for a child and helps little ones accept, appreciate, and love their new siblings. Now that Mama polar bear has another baby in her tummy, Little Cub is bursting with curiosity. “Why do we need a new baby?” she asks. “If we don’t like the new baby, can we send it back?” “Will you forget me when the new baby comes?” Gently and lovingly, Mama and Papa assure their firstborn that the new baby is a gift from God they want very much, just as Little Cub was–and still is. “God gave us you. Now he’s given us two!”

For the Love of Mama

Author : Ontra Rodgers Reddick
File Size : 26.53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 365
Read : 1259
Download »
For the Love of Mama is a candid and explicit look into the life of a young, confused woman through the eyes of her daughter who is trying to make sense of her life while trying to find her own way. Mama made many choices and suffered the consequences of these choices she made based on her immediate needs for a specific season in her life. The book shows how her decisions not only affected her, but how these decisions also affected her children who basically went through life, trying to find out who they were and where they belonged. The book shows how on one hand, her children grew up with a desire for the “proud look” they had witnessed from their youth and, on the other hand, the humbleness she always seemed to possess. They each tried to blend the two and ended up with an insatiable need to prove something to the world and to themselves that could not be satisfied. None of them knew who they really were. They just imitated people they saw and wanted to be like without stopping to count the cost. You will witness in For the Love of Mama how the seeds of God’s grace and mercy prevailed throughout Mama’s life. For the Love of Mama will touch your heart, and it is guaranteed to stir your emotions. You will agree that Mama was really something special and God truly had His hands on her all her life.

If It Had Not Been So

Author : Thabiso Songo-Ncube
File Size : 28.16 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 157
Read : 466
Download »
IF IT HAD NOT BEEN SO, HOW WOULD IT HAVE BEEN? In this book I talk about the life and experiences that shaped my character from adolescent age to adulthood. There are tragedies that I faced and there were happy times too. The experiences I went through whether good or bad, I had a faithful trustworthy invisible omnipotent and omnipresent friend who made sure I was protected all the time. Death came so close in many instances, but I believe He was there to extinguish all the flaming arrows heading my way. He made me sleep through and slip away from danger. In the darkest hours, he made sure I was safe from tripping or stumbling upon deadly traps and snares of death. Thank you, mama, for teaching me about the invisible faithful one. I will forever live by His principles and will pass them on to your grand children.

God Speaks to Us Too

Author : Susan M. Shaw
File Size : 27.30 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 837
Read : 1183
Download »
Raised as a Southern Baptist in Rome, Georgia, Susan M. Shaw earned graduate degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, was ordained a Southern Baptist minister, and prepared herself to lead a life of leadership and service among Southern Baptists. However, dramatic changes in both the makeup and the message of the Southern Baptist Convention during the 1980s and 1990s (a period known among Southern Baptists as "the Controversy") caused Shaw and many other Southern Baptists, especially women, to reconsider their allegiances. In God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society, Shaw presents her own experiences, as well as those of over 150 other current and former Southern Baptist women, in order to examine the role, identity, and culture of women in the largest Protestant denomination in the country. The Southern Baptist Convention was established in the United States in 1845 after a schism between Northern and Southern brethren over the question of slavery. Shaw sketches the history of the Southern Baptist faith from its formation, through its dramatic expansion following World War II, to the Controversy and its aftermath. The Controversy began as a successful attempt by fundamentalists within the denomination to pack the leadership and membership of the Southern Baptist Convention (the denomination's guiding body) with conservative and fundamentalist believers. Although no official strictures prohibit a Southern Baptist woman from occupying the primary leadership role within her congregation -- or her own family -- rhetoric emanating from the Southern Baptist Convention during the Controversy strongly discouraged such roles for its women, and church leadership remains overwhelmingly male as a result. Despite the vast difference between the denomination's radical beginnings and its current position among the most conservative American denominations, freedom of conscience is still prized. Shaw identifies "soul competency," or the notion of a free soul that is responsible for its own decisions, as the principle by which many Southern Baptist women reconcile their personal attitudes with conservative doctrine. These women are often perceived from without as submissive secondary citizens, but they are actually powerful actors within their families and churches. God Speaks to Us, Too reveals that Southern Baptist women understand themselves as agents of their own lives, even though they locate their faith within the framework of a highly patriarchal institution. Shaw presents these women through their own words, and concludes that they believe strongly in their ability to discern the voice of God for themselves.