If My Heart Could Talk

Author: Dodie Osteen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455549726
Size: 20.76 MB
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Dodie Osteen, mother of Joel Osteen, gives readers a personal account of her extraordinary life and shares what she has learned about love, faith, and family. As the wife of forty-four years to the late Pastor John Osteen, founder of Lakewood Church, Dodie Osteen stood as a wife, mother, and first lady of the church, even when life felt anything but steady. Today, she continues to stand by her son, Pastor Joel Osteen, and the rest of their family as they lead Lakewood. In this revealing memoir, Dodie shares that her path, though glorious, has not always been easy. She shows an intimate look at such life-altering experiences as contracting polio as a child, raising 5 children, battling cancer, and losing her husband, all with the beautiful heart and sense of humor she displays to thousands at Lakewood and nationwide at Night of Hope events. While recounting her journey, Dodie offers readers meaningful life lessons applicable to their own lives.

Sister Of My Heart

Author: Chitra Divakaruni
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409010135
Size: 18.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Born in a big old Calcutta house on the same night, the wild, tragic night their fathers were both mysteriously lost, Sudha and Anju are cousins. Closer even than sisters, they share clothes, possessions, worries, dreams - and three mothers, who preside over the matriarchal Chatterjee household. But when Sudha discovers a terrible secret about their past, their mutual loyalty is sorely tested. A family crisis forces the mothers to start the serious business of arranging the girls' marriages, and the inseparable pair are torn apart. Sudha moves to her new family'as home in rural Bengal, while Anju joins her immigrant husband in California. But nothing has prepared them for the pain, aswell as the joy, that each will have to face in her new life. Rooted in Indian folklore and steeped in the mysticism of ancient tales, this bright, jewel-like novel shines its light on the bonds of family, on love and loss, against the realities of traditional arranged marriages, and the adjustments needed for modern life.

Choosing Life

Author: Dodie Osteen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416547648
Size: 20.94 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"I hold fast to God's Word daily. My life depends on it, and yours does too." -- Dodie Osteen In this inspiring daily devotional, Choosing Life -- One Day at a Time, Dodie Osteen shares her personal spiritual insights -- blending Scriptures with godly exhortations and effective prayers -- to exhort, comfort, and edify both men and women. Her personal reflections from the Word of God will help bring healing, restoration, and godly encouragement to you and your loved ones so that you can choose an abundant life all year long. Throughout her book, Dodie endeavors to strengthen your faith as she imparts powerful truths she has learned in her personal relationship with God. Her book will help you see God as your Savior, Healer, Deliverer, and Blesser, as you choose life . . . one day at a time. A wide variety of weekly topics include: Fellowship with God Keys to Living in Victory The Power of God's Word Sharing Jesus with the World And so much more!

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Author: Raymond Carver
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448103584
Size: 20.43 MB
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This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK. With its spare, colloquial narration and razor-sharp sense of how people really communicate, the collection was to become one of the most influential literary works of the 1980s.

As My Parents Age

Author: Cynthia Ruchti
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 9781683971160
Size: 11.21 MB
Format: PDF
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For most of us it is not the “ifs” but the “whens”: when I notice the first signs; when we mourn the role reversal; when my children need me too; or when I don’t know how to pray. Those are just a few of the fifty-two reflections on the changes, challenges, and blessings of loving your parent as they grow older. Their lives—and yours—begin to change. Knowing that you are not alone, that others have been where you are, is encouraging and uplifting. This is not a how-to, but a me-too, as you see yourself and your own situation lived out in the stories of others.