"The author describes her experience hidden away by her wealthy Chicago parents in a dreary government facility for impoverished pregnant teens after she discovered she was accidentally expecting at age 17 in 1979,"--NoveList.
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE BESTSELLER • For readers of Orange Is the New Black and The Glass Castle, a riveting memoir about a lifelong secret and a girl finding strength in the most unlikely place In 1979, Liz Pryor is a seventeen-year-old girl from a good family in the wealthy Chicago suburbs. Halfway through her senior year of high school, she discovers that she is pregnant—a fact her parents are determined to keep a secret from her friends, siblings, and community forever. One snowy January day, after driving across three states, her mother drops her off at what Liz thinks is a Catholic home for unwed mothers—but which is, in truth, a locked government-run facility for delinquent and impoverished pregnant teenage girls. In the cement-block residence, Liz is alone and terrified, a fish out of water—a girl from a privileged, sheltered background living amid tough, street-savvy girls who come from the foster care system or juvenile detention. But over the next six months, isolated and in involuntary hiding from everyone she knows, Liz develops a surprising bond with the other girls and begins to question everything she once held true. Told with tenderness, humor, and an open heart, Look at You Now is a deeply moving story about the most vulnerable moments in our lives—and how a willingness to trust ourselves can permanently change who we are and how we see the world. Praise for Look at You Now “A funny, tender and brave coming-of-age tale.”—People “A poignant, often funny reminder that we learn who we are when we’re at our most challenged.”—Good Housekeeping “Searingly honest.”—Family Circle “Readers will swiftly be drawn into the author’s compassionate retelling of her teen pregnancy—her fear, shame, regret, joy, and even her forgiveness of her parents for sending her away. This coming-of-age memoir is authentic and unforgettable.”—Publishers Weekly “[Liz] Pryor’s refusal to bury the truth of her experiences is the greatest strengt
This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve "breakaway" students--first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. The gap between low-SES and high-SES students persists as efforts to close it have not met with great success. In this provocative book, Gross offers a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma. Gross draws on her experience as a college president to outline practical steps that post-secondary institutions can take to create structures of support and opportunity that build reciprocal trust. Students must trust their institutions and professors, professors must trust their students, and eventually students must learn to trust themselves.
When Your Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Sides are in Balance, You Can Build a Life Full of Joy and Success. Without This Balance There Will Be an Invisible Force Holding You Back From Being Your True Self. You can fall into illusion or stay in reality in any environment or during any event. Consistent dependence on others keeps you in illusion. Independence is reality. Your Emotional, Mental, Spiritual, and Physical powers empower you if they are nurtured, and disempower you if they are ignored. The Power Model System empowers you through self-discovery which in-of-itself reveals the invisible forces holding you back. Take the Journey of Self-Discovery Now!
- Author : Ramsis F. Ghaly MD
- Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
- Release Date : 2021-06-08
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 850
- ISBN : 9781664172968
There is so much happening as we the people of the world continue to evolve through COVID-19, with it, undoubtedly, being one of the most catastrophic events of modern times. This book is a continuation of my previous book titled; “Coronavirus: The Pandemic of the Century and the Wrath of God”. It recalls actual stories and memories thus far as mankind continues to evolve from the gloominess of COVID-19. This book represents my thoughts, views and various life events that I wish to share with you all. As a neurosurgeon and an anesthesiologist working the front lines within three major medical centers of the greater metropolitan area of Chicago, I have, without hesitancy, never closed my doors to my patients. My faith in our Lord Jesus and my abounding love to my patients, residents, and students has kept me going and strengthened my soul. During COVID and as the world coming out of COVID, it was a good time to flash back in marvelous works of our Lord, my patients stories and my achievements, performances, lessons learned. This book is centered in deep Christian rituals and meditations consisting of 115 chapters distributed over 12 sections touching on various topics that have passed through my mind during the evolution of COVID-19. These topics range from what I deem, critical COVID, all the way to vaccines, political COVID, and concomitant events as well as my personal memoirs, patient care, and the living stories of my patients. There is so much to share with you from April 2020 until the time of publication, so let us open the book and explore my time during COVID-19.
How did the book, The Forgiving Wife come up? It was the year 2007 when the Holy Spirit prompt me to write about my story. At first, I was reluctant and pulled back, but the spirit of God kept pressing upon me. I finally decided to start jutting information here and there. As I started to gather more and more memories of my early marriage each day. I realized that I didn’t have a name for the book. I then consulted God about giving me a name for the book. Within ten minutes of me asking, the Holy Spirit spoke quite clearly and said calmly, The Forgiving Wife. Not putting up a fight with what I heard and felt, I continued writing. As I gained confidence in writing my book, my marriage once again started to spiral downhill in 2011. I then started to doubt my book and asked what sense was it to continue? There was no way I could finish my book. How would I end it? Not sure of which way to steer my writing anymore, I was forced to stop writing. After taking another blow to my marriage in October of 2015.Two years later I finally realized that my battling marriage was far bigger than my husband and me. This was far beyond our intellect. I realized that we were not walking this road for ourselves but, for someone else. July 30th, 2017, I began to consolidate all of the writing pieces into chapters. After receiving approval from my husband to write about our personal, behind the scenes relationship. I then had a clearer understanding as to why I was writing this book in the first place. It was to help broken and hurting women out there. I wanted to let the world know that Jesus is still in the business of restoring, healing, changing and saving lives! I’m not asking you if Jesus can do it, I’m telling you that he can! I urge readers that if you don’t have Jesus as the head of your marriage and home, get him because you will need him! Some battles you win and some you lose. Whatever the case may be, don’t allow your marital issues cause you to become so disoriente
In closing this book I would like to thank a few people. First and foremost I would like to thank my family. Without them I would not be where I am today. I want to thank Celia Reeder for inspiring me to try and start memorizing bible verses in the Sunday school class she started. I want to thank Dr. Jay Strack for all his inspiring sermons he had done at NorthStar Community Church. I also want to thank Dr. Phillip Dunn for inspiring me to pick up my daily devotional book and start reading them every day again as I had put it up on my bookshelf for a while and hadn't read one until he mentioned it in a sermon. Lastly, I want to thank everyone at NorthStar Community Church for everything they have done and are doing for my family and I. God Bless all of you!
After finally reuniting with the love that she had lost from a past lifetime, Annalyse Brighton was brutally ripped away from him, only to find herself faced with a heart wrenching decision that would ultimately define her soul’s mission and the fate of humanity. Can Annalyse finally let go of the pain of the past so that she can step forward into her destiny, or will she be enslaved by her own mind to a false fate and be forever defined by it?
Adopting the 15 healthy habits outlined here will help you turn your life around! Instead of focusing on your past, something that can't be changed, this practical manual emphasises what you can do right now to start building a new future - one that is successful, peaceful and loving. Building Up harnesses your innate talents and skills adding to them concrete lifestyle strategies, which based upon your own individual experiences, enable you to prosperously, happily and harmoniously relate to the rest of the world . BUILDING UP Building Bridges from Baggage We all carry baggage. But does that determine the kind of person you are?Building Up is a practical guide to becoming the person you want to be the happy, contented, successful person you deserve to be.Here you are lead through a number of daily strategies designed to make you more resilient, effective and a whole lot more fun.You hear how the author herself fought her way through daily depression to emerge a stronger, healthier and happier person. Through her stories of personal loss you come to see that negative thinking is a habit that can be overcome.
This book is a compilation of my daily life. I was inspired by St. Benedict teachings that you really look at yourself you will see yourself and others this is where you get woke up and you begin to change your life and this is where Benedictine spirituality comes in.
- Author : Oliver Goldsmith
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1889
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : BML:37001103885187
This is based on a true story of how several years ago, I took a decision not to go ahead with a planned marriage. I had prayed for God's peace concerning my decision for a year. At the end of the year, I felt able to leave a relationship with a good man because I believed, then and now, that my journey with him was not one of marriage but was rather one of good friendship, (united by the love of Christ which we had both received - agape & phileo love). It was a difficult decision and one that I did not take lightly but it was a decision that had to be made. The result of this decision led me through several thorny and difficult paths. There were times when I felt so alone and misunderstood, craving love and acceptance. This story tells of my journey through pain and guilt, as well as moments of despair to a place of eternal peace and joy in the Lord, to a place where I am confident in the love and grace of God, which is all I need to be all that God desires me to be!
A biography about the life of Renee Franklin. It’s a devotion guide for life. This book encourages people to turn to their faith to deal with their struggles in life. The book includes Bible scriptures to help guide people in their journey to overcome trials and tribulations. The book focuses on looking to God to lead you in the right path in your life. Renee uses her life’s journey as an example of the power of the Lord. Renee discusses her disability and how others had written her off but her family’s belief in God led Renee to become a productive member of society.
- Author : Oliver Goldsmith
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1878
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 695
- ISBN : IBNF:CF000523500
Dr. Taleshia Chandler gives us a rare, up close and personal look at the journey she took with cancer. Her deep exploration of faith, fashioned on the anvil of suffering, was lived out among people every day. She explains what grace under pressure really is. Read this work and know that you never count God out! He is on your side!” —Dr. Walter S. Thomas, Senior Pastor, New Psalmist Baptist Church “In ‘A Divine Detour,’ Dr. Taleshia Chandler has identified the elusive secret ingredients of courageous hope and personal resiliency: persisting faith in God. Detailing her own journey from doctorate to diagnosis and beyond, she shows us how an abiding belief that we have an appointment with destiny delivers strength and purpose no matter what the odds. No challenge is insurmountable. A great read!” —Dr. Lance D. Watson, Senior Pastor Saint Paul’s Baptist Church and author of Maximize Your Edge: 15 Steps to Navigate Life’s Challenges “‘A Divine Detour’ is an inspiring recount of Dr. Taleshia Chandler’s journey. Her compelling story illustrates how faith can conquer all. As a physician, I see through her experience just how powerful God is; He is the true healer. It is a must read for anyone facing a challenge in life, as it shows that through God all things are possible. —Dr. Marcus Smith, Attending Physician “In her book, ‘A Divine Detour,’ Dr. Taleshia brings to life the apostle Paul’s writing in 2 Corinthians 3:2-3. Your very lives are the letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Having received a cancer diagnosis, Dr. Taleshia unashamedly opens up her life to anyone who would read her living epistle. The divine detour she encountered, embraced by faith, which she overcame through the power of her beloved Savior, now affords any cancer patient to come out of the closet of shame, darkness, and despair and into the light of Christ Jesus to embrace their own divine detour with hope and courage!” —Rev. Dr. Ann F. Lightner
Enjoy the Journey is a daily devotional filled with scripture and words of hope and wisdom. As women, we struggle to sometimes resolve many of life's issues that affect us. This devotional gives us God-inspired scripture and perspective on how to live from day to day. Enjoying the journey was never designed to be easy nor for the faint of heart, but God's Word makes it doable. These words, along with heartfelt prayer, sets any woman up for success no matter how high the mountain or how long the road. Enjoy the journey.
This book has been honored as a "Finalist" in the "Religion: Christian Inspirational" category. "The book is an eye-opener for people who are unfamiliar with spiritual abuse and its destructive emotional aftermath. Written in very personal terms, Izora's story of perseverance can be used as a blueprint for other victims of abuse." Koran Addo, Journalist One out of six women will experience some kind of abuse in their lifetime. Will it be you, a family member or co-worker? What will you say to help someone break their silence from shame? This book is written to help those who have been abused to find and use their inner voice. And, to realize that they have a purpose in the kingdom of God. Through the pages of this book you will witness the Author's journey to healing from shame, fear and anger.