I Ve Never Loved Him More

Author: Candy Abbott
Publisher:
ISBN: 193879608X
Size: 14.32 MB
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I've Never Loved Him More is one wife's story of what it means to live out her vows, "in sickness and in health," as her husband's caregiver in his struggle with Alzheimer's disease. With the same candor and tenacity that Candy Abbott displayed in her first book, Fruitbearer: What Can I Do For You Lord?, this story takes the reader through discovery, acceptance, adjustment, and battle against the ravages of what is often seen as a soul-crushing disease. Armed with faith, humor, and a history of spiritual victories, Candy demonstrates how she is loving her way through the mind-maze that would steal her husband of four decades. She engages Scripture, prayer, and spiritual support to combat this disease, weapons which can inspire others who are fighting chronic illnesses.

Fruitbearer

Author: Candy Abbott
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781886068605
Size: 18.69 MB
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Do you long for the excitement the early Christians experienced and want to produce lasting fruit for the Kingdom of God? Do you long for the power to live your faith joyfully and make God your top priority? Do you long to recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit and sense a "call" on your life but feel inadequate? Do you long to have Christ's peace, even in the midst of turmoil, so you can impart peace to others? When you are busiest about the Lord's business, it is sometimes easy to forget that you cannot bear fruit unless you are rooted in the Vine. This new millennium, with back-to-back natural disasters and personal trials at every turn, demands that you trust Christ to empower you for service. As you read these pages, you will discover a new depth and fresh appreciation for God's work in your life, even in distressing times. Invite the Holy Spirit to meet you between the lines of Candy Abbott's spiritual journey, and you will find your relationship with your heavenly Father strengthened. Instead of asking "What can God do for me?" let your heart be filled to overflowing when the Holy Spirit prompts you to ask "What can I do for YOU, Lord?"

The Wedding

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780751552966
Size: 13.19 MB
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It began with The Notebook . . . After thirty years of marriage, Wilson is forced to face a painful truth. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him. Despite the shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun (originally recounted in The Notebook), and their fifty-year love affair, Wilson is unable to express his true feelings. With his daughter about to marry, and his wife thinking about leaving him, Wilson knows it is time to act. He will do anything he can to save his marriage. With the memories of Noah and Allie's inspiring life together as his guide, he vows to make his wife fall in love with him . . . all over again.

The Wide Circumference Of Love

Author: Marita Golden
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628727364
Size: 17.26 MB
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From acclaimed author Marita Golden comes a moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer’s disease. You just can’t plan for this kind of thing. Diane Tate certainly hasn’t. She never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As a respected family court judge, she’s spent her life making tough calls, but when her sixty-eight-year-old husband’s health worsens and Diane is forced to move him into an assisted living facility, it seems her world is spinning out of control. As Gregory’s memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children must reexamine their connection to the man he once was—and learn to love the man he has become. For Diane’ daughter Lauren, it means honoring her father by following in his footsteps as a successful architect. For her son Sean, it means finding a way to repair the strained relationship with his father before it’s too late. Supporting her children in a changing landscape, Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family together—until her husband finds love with another resident of the facility. Suddenly faced with an uncertain future, Diane must choose a new path—and discover her own capacity for love.

About Alice

Author: Calvin Trillin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588365786
Size: 16.51 MB
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Calvin Trillin's Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin. In Calvin Trillin’s antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had “a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day” and the mother who thought that if you didn’t go to every performance of your child’s school play, “the county would come and take the child.” Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–his loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–an educator who was equally at home teaching at a university or a drug treatment center, a gifted writer, a stunningly beautiful and thoroughly engaged woman who, in the words of a friend, “managed to navigate the tricky waters between living a life you could be proud of and still delighting in the many things there are to take pleasure in.” Though it deals with devastating loss, About Alice is also a love story, chronicling a romance that began at a Manhattan party when Calvin Trillin desperately tried to impress a young woman who “seemed to glow.” “You have never again been as funny as you were that night,” Alice would say, twenty or thirty years later. “You mean I peaked in December of 1963?” “I’m afraid so.” But he never quit trying to impress her. In his writing, she was sometimes his subject and always his muse. The dedication of the first book he published after her death read, “I wrote this for Alice. Actually, I wrote everything for Alice.” In that spirit, Calvin Trillin has, with About Alice, created a gift to the wife he adored and to his readers.

The Trees Will Clap

Author: Bonnie Mae Evans
Publisher:
ISBN: 1938796152
Size: 18.20 MB
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With a few ticks of the second hand and the quick strokes of a fountain pen, young Yvonnah loses everything familiar to her, including her name. Clinging to her half of a wishbone that holds a precious promise, she embarks on a new and often bewildering life. Told from a child's perspective and intertwined with nostalgic adult recollections, Lacey remembers with comical inquisitiveness her life on the rural Delmarva Peninsula in the 1960s amid unlikely friendships, tragedy, healing, and God. The Trees Will Clap is a novel for those who have ever wondered where God is in the midst of heartbreak and for those of us who have found Him there.

Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage

Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448114320
Size: 18.12 MB
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**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** In these stories lives come into focus through single events or sudden memories which bring the past bubbling to the surface. The past, as Alice Munro's characters discover, is made up not only of what is remembered, but also what isn't. The past is there, just out of the picture, but if memories haven't been savoured, recalled in the mind and boxed away, it's as if they have never been - until a moment when the pieces of the jigsaw re-form suddenly, sometimes pleasurably but more often painfully. Women look back at their young selves, at first marriages made when they were naive and trusting, at husbands and their difficult, demanding little ways. There is in this new collection an underlying heartbreak, a sense of regret in her characters for what might have been, for a fork in the road not taken, a memory suppressed in an act of prudent emotional housekeeping. But at the same time there is hope, there are second chances - here are people who reinvent themselves, seize life by the throat, who have moved on and can dare to conjure up the hidden memories, daring to go beyond what is remembered.