Precious and Grace

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17)


Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101871369

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Mma Makutsi, who has recently been promoted to co-director, has been encouraging Mma Ramotswe to update to more modern office practices. An unusual case, however, will require both of them to turn their attention firmly to the past. A young Canadian woman who spent her early childhood in Botswana requests the agency’s help in recalling her life there. Precious and Grace set out to locate the house that the woman lived in and the caretaker who looked after her many years ago. But when the journey takes an unexpected turn, they are forced to consider whether some things are better left in the past. Mma Ramotswe dispenses help and sympathy with the graciousness and warmth for which she is so well known, and everyone involved is led to surprising insights into the healing power of compassion, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

Dignity and Grace

Wisdom for Caregivers and Those Living with Dementia


Author: Janet L. Ramsey

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506434223

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Discovering how to live with dementia "I'm a stranger in a strange land," sighed the dignified gentleman Janet L. Ramsey met walking down the care-center hallway. Those words, her first glimpse of the confusion that comes with dementia, led her into a lifetime of work with older adults. If you have been diagnosed with dementia or you are accompanying someone with this illness, you may find yourself on a journey that began with a sudden diagnosis and an acute sense of panic. Or perhaps your journey started gradually, as you noticed changes in yourself or in your partner or parent. Whether sudden or gradual, the impact of a diagnosis of dementia reorganizes a family's entire life. Drawing on her own experience as a pastor, teacher, therapist, and family caregiver, as well as on interviews with eight family and professional caregivers, Janet L. Ramsey helps caregivers and those with impaired memories learn as they listen to each other. She also shows them how the Holy Spirit can awaken their imagination and understanding while they discover how to live with dementia.

A Measuring Reed to Separate Between the Precious and the Vile

In Two Parts. Part I. Shewing what are No Certain Signs of a Renewed Or Gracious State. Part II. Shewing what are Distinguishing Signs of a Truly Renewed and Gracious State


Author: Theophilus Ransom Gates

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian life

Page: 252

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The Inner Life


Author: Thomas a Kempis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101651423

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world. The Inner Life is taken from Thomas à Kempis's The Imitation of Christ, a classic Christian devotional that has taught and inspired generations.

My Silence Is Golden


Author: Tricia Billington

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418435872

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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It's so amazing how God guides you to where He wants you to be. This book began by writing in my journal daily to release the stresses of every day life. This is a blessing to share the written words of inspiration with others. Your silence is golden; it consists of spending time with self. Expressing yourself from within is the best therapy no money can buy. The poems are based on real life and learning how to live with the trials and triumphs of life. The title of this book, My Silence is Golden, describes my quiet nature and how I consume life. Learning to enjoy life, being grateful of what each day brings. Remember that, as we live day by day, we tend to think everything we accomplished is our doing. God reminds us, He is in charge. Yes we are blessed to be able to turn up and down the volume of life. God intervenes to comfort and guide us. As you read the pages of this book, the poems are from the heart. Each poem signifies how the simple things are the most precious things. I hope this book inspires you to endure what life has in store for you.