One Beautiful Dream

The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both

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Author: Jennifer Fulwiler

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310349753

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Pursue your passions, love your family, and say goodbye to guilt—pipe dream or possibility? Work and family, individuality and motherhood, the creative life and family life—women are told constantly that they can’t have it all. One Beautiful Dream is the deeply personal, often humorous tale of what happened when one woman dared to believe that you can have it all—if you’re willing to reimagine what having it all looks like. Jennifer Fulwiler is the last person you might expect to be the mother of six young children. First of all, she’s an introvert only child, self-described workaholic, and former atheist who never intended to have a family. Oh, and Jennifer has a blood-clotting disorder exacerbated by pregnancy that has threatened her life on more than one occasion. One Beautiful Dream is the story of what happens when one woman embarks on the wild experiment of chasing her dreams with multiple kids in diapers. It’s the tale of learning that opening your life to others means that everything will get noisy and chaotic, but that it is in this mess that you’ll find real joy. Jennifer’s quest takes her in search of wisdom from a cast of colorful characters, including her Ivy-League-educated husband, her Texan mother-in-law who crushes wasps with her fist while arguing with wrong number calls about politics, and a best friend who’s never afraid to tell it like it is. Through it all, Jennifer moves toward the realization that the life you need is not the life you would have originally chosen for yourself. And maybe, just maybe, it’s better that way. Hilarious, highly relatable, and brutally honest, Jennifer’s story will spark clarity and comfort to your own tug-of-war between all that is good and beautiful about family life and the incredible sacrifice it entails. Parenthood, personal ambitions, family planning, and faith—it’s complicated. Let this book be your invitation to the unexpected, yet beautiful dream of saying yes to them all, with God’s help.

The Beautiful Dream of Life

A Novel

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Author: Domingo Zapata

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501129260

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this immersive and satirical novel about the contemporary art world from celebrated painter Domingo Zapata, an artist grapples with the intersection of his personal and professional lives as he begins to slip further and further into delusion. World renowned painter Rodrigo seemingly has it all: a multi-million dollar penthouse in Gramercy Park; a talent for creativity that seems never ending; a recurring invitation to the exclusive modern art exhibit Art Basel; and lovers by the dozen. But what his longtime admirers don’t see is Rodrigo’s deep frustration with the world around him: the wild and sinfully luxurious parties have lost their luster, those who worship him and those who work for him seemingly do so out of self-interest, and worst of all, his art has lost all meaning. As he begins to slip further down into the rabbit hole of despair, so begins his descent into madness, culminating with a beautiful, pristine vision in the shape of the perfect woman: Carlotta. As the lines between reality and fantasy slowly begin to blur and fade, Rodrigo finds himself at a very difficult crossroads: will he choose to live in his imagined world with the woman of his dreams by his side, or make a swift return to sanity, success, and the life he was always supposed to live?

Catch 23

Michael Jordan the One

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Author: Michael Vincent Jordan

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1684564301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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This is a story about some spectacular events that have taken place in a life full of mystery, divine intervention, and belief. I have come to grips with the idea that this story should be told after pondering the ambiguity for many years. Some of the events were very persuasive to me, but I had always been hesitant in publishing such a story of my journey. I now feel it would be a shame if I didn’t, and I have this urge to feel set free like a black wild horse that’s been let out of the gates of prison!

A City Beautiful Dream

The 1912 Vision for Colorado Springs

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Author: Charles Mulford Robinson

Publisher: Pikes Peak Library District

ISBN: 156735288X

Category: Art, Municipal

Page: 159

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Lion in the Lobby

Clarence Mitchell, Jr.'s Struggle for the Passage of Civil Rights Laws

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Author: Denton L. Watson

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761864512

Category: Political Science

Page: 918

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Clarence Mitchell, Jr. is unique in the pantheon of civil rights history. Born in Baltimore on March 18, 1911, he led the struggle in Washington for passage of the civil rights laws and promulgation of constructive national policies to protect the constitutional rights of African Americans and all other citizens suffering discrimination because of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, or sexual orientation. Lion in the Lobby chronicles Mitchell's life story and mission of getting the Congress to join the courts and the Executive Branch in upholding the Constitution in order to fulfill the NAACP's egalitarian philosophy. He worked with seven presidents, from Harry Truman to Jimmy Carter, to build a legacy of advocacy that won him the popular moniker of 101st senator and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1978. This revised edition is strengthened by a detailed account of the bitter battle within the NAACP over Mitchell's retirement. It also offers a fuller picture of Mitchell's differences with the philosophy of nonviolence.

Split Britches

Lesbian Practice/feminist Performance

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Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415127660

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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The Split Britches theatre company has led the way in innovative and challenging lesbian performance for the last decade. This book celebrates the work of the troupe, which consists of Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Deborah Margolin.

Gabrielle and the Dream Potato

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Author: George Bryjak

Publisher: Myopic Moose Press

ISBN: 1628900512

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A children’s picture book story about a little girl who finds restful sleep and beautiful dreams via a magic potato.

Wish Upon A Star

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Author: Mary Sheldon

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758291213

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From acclaimed author Mary Sheldon comes a novel of ambition and desire about a woman who outgrows her life, only to discover a new one--with new dangers--just around the corner. . . Growing up in Palm Springs, Pandora Brown had daydreams that couldn't be contained in the small desert town. She yearned for something more fun, more glamorous, more fulfilling--like her uncle's life as a Hollywood agent. If wishes came true, that's where she'd be. . . And suddenly, Pandora is given her chance. Her uncle dies unexpectedly, leaving Pandora his agency. With childhood sweetheart Gary along for the ride, she shakes the desert sand off her feet and heads for Los Angeles. But the little girl from Palm Springs has a lot to learn about Hollywood, particularly the cutthroat world behind the scenes. She turns to her uncle's beautiful young assistant for help. But the savvy, charismatic Lori has her own selfish--and vengeful-- motives. She encourages Pandora's interest in the dashing owner a rival talent agency, a harmless crush that results in a deadly obsession. And when Pandora falls into a passionate affair with a stuntman, the love triangle is destined for disaster. . . Mary Sheldon, the daughter of novelist Sidney Sheldon and actress Jorja Curtright, grew up in Los Angeles and New York City. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters and is working on her next novel.

Inside Me...

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Author: Dirk De Bock

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479720313

Category: Poetry

Page: 57

View: 3944

Number three Inside Me is looking at you, it comes as no surprise to me. Im glad to be able to show you more of my stuff, hope youll like this little book as well. I still use the same old patterns, same way of writing. I feel good with the arrangements of my poems, only the ideas are new, everytime again of course. Its understandable that my work becomes recognizable, sometimes I try to make something different. Still I can feel that when I read a poem that Ive written, it gives me shivers, but in a good way as I intend to and so do others to whom Ive shown my new works. Still working together with Xlibris, they have helped me with my first two little poetry works, so I decided to start this third book and publish it again with Xlibris.