"It is impossible to remain unmoved by Gregory's emotional, open memoir of surviving the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. . . . This is a truly feel-good book that doesn't stint on the challenges that life throws at us."--Publishers Weekly, starred review ***** On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her five-year-old son waited at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running. When the blasts of terrorists' homemade bombs packed with nails and screws went off three feet away, Rebekah's legs took the brunt of the blast, protecting her son from certain death. Eighteen surgeries and sixty-five procedures later, her left leg was amputated. Despite the extraordinary trauma she underwent and the nightmares she continues to have, Rebekah sees it as just another part of her personal journey, a journey that has led her through abuse, mistakes, and pain and into the arms of Jesus. This stirring memoir tells the story of her recovery, including her triumphant return to Boston two years later to run part of the race, and explores the peace we experience when we learn to trust God with every part of our lives--the good, the bad, and even the terrifying. Readers will be moved by the joyous way Rebekah is determined to live her life, seeing every obstacle as part of how God forms us into the people we are meant to be. Readers will also find comfort in the message that it's not what they can or can't do that makes the difference, but rather what God, in his mercy, does through them despite it all. Life is hard, but with God all things are possible.
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Domestic Violence is a serious issue when dealing with the hands of your abuser. Domestic Violence is a violent or aggressive behavior within the home, church or workplace, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Domestic Violence is also willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/ or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. I was in an abusive relationship with my abuser for a long period of time. I suffer a lot pain and heartache in the hands of my abuser. He had me brainwashed. He can cheat on me with whomever he wanted too, but I dare not question him why. My abuser told me, “I better not tell anyone and if you do I’ll kill you” Now that stuck with me for a long time. I never told anyone of what he had did to me. I knew I had to fi ght back in order for me to get away from him. None of that worked out for me. He always said the right words to win me back. Yes, I loved him and I didn’t want to see him in jail. I kept everything a secret from my family. I pray that if you are in an abusive relationship to get out and seek help. Yes, he may tell you that he won’t do it again but is it worth losing your LIFE? He’s going to tell you all the good words you love to hear, but is your heart worth losing a BEAT? Don’t be afraid to seek help. It’s up to you to get the help. If you know someone you can trust, please tell them. Always keep a journal of what is going on between you and your abuser. I AM A SURVIVOR of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. I survive the hands of my abuser. To all women’s around the world who is going through an abusive relationship, there is joy on the other side. God will be there in the midst of your storm. May God bless you all!!!!!!!!! Ms. Survivor
Taking My Life Back One Step at a Time: How I Walked My Way Back to Healthy Let’s just face it, honey, there is no quick fix for weight loss, period. No fad diet, prescription, or pricey weight loss shake or bar will lead you to your best you. Only the natural way—a complete change in your diet along with exercise—will safely facilitate weight loss and help keep the pounds off. I have lost over eighty-five pounds and have managed to keep them off for over two years. I am so delighted to share my journey with you. Throughout the course of this book, I will divulge my health struggles as a result of being overweight, the turning point in my life, and exactly what lifestyle changes that I have found work for me. So sit back, relax, and take notes!
Joel Valentine Jackson brings you his utterly compelling poetry collection. This book deals with many topics including love, loss, grief and hope. Through articulated rhyming poetry the reader is taken on a thought-provoking journey of emotive, gripping poetry which is heart-warming, motivational, tragic, powerful and observational all in one.
A REFRESHINGLY SIMPLE GUIDE TO RECOVER YOUR LIFE! In Get Your Life Back, New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back. By practicing a few wonderfully simple practices—or what John calls “graces”—you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty. Ask yourself: Are you happy most of the time? Do you feel deeply loved? Are you excited about your future? How often do you feel lighthearted? After reading this book you will… Learn how to insert the One Minute Pause into your day Begin practicing “benevolent detachment” and truly let it all go Offer kindness toward yourself in the choices you make Drink in the simple beauty available to you every day Take realistic steps to unplug from technology overload These simple practices and others are ready for the taking. You don’t need to abandon your life to get it back. Begin restoring your life here and now. Your soul will thank you for it.
Have you ever had one of those days . . . ? Let’s face it. Living in this world can be extremely challenging. It’s hard enough just to make it through our days and years—let alone in a way we’re proud of, living a life that is pure and good. Sometimes it all feels so overwhelming. But here’s the good news: As a child of God, you can call upon the Lord, and he will help you take your life back from the daily pressures, worries, habits, and conflicts you face. In Take Your Life Back Day by Day,you’ll find 365 Scriptures, inspiring reflections, and thought-provoking questions to help you recognize when you’ve reached your limits allow God to care for you and comfort you experience God’s freedom when you are overburdened and his joy when you are downhearted replace the stress in your life with joy and peace It’s time to take your life back and live it for God. Keep your eyes fixed on him day by day—because with his help, you have what it takes to prevail.
The author recounts the harrowing story of her abduction and rape, the subsequent trial, the decision to identify herself publicly by name, and how she became an advocate for thousands of other rape victims. Reprint.
Whether you were sexually assaulted recently or many years ago, you do not need to allow the experience to influence your life. You can recover-- and have your life back again.
Take back your God given birth right to life. Unlock your full potential without the opinions of others. Find your purpose in life because you are the only one that can live your life. Trial and error is apart of the growing process, so don't be afraid to fail or stumble, remember this is your journey and you must at times walk it alone.
A forty-day interactive journey that challenges readers to come face to face with the reality of their life circumstances, identify the internal battles they must personally declare war on and fight through, and become the difference-maker that God created them to be. Simultaneous release with a video-driven curriculum perfect for group study. Every person has a mission and a God-given potential to impact the world, whether they recognize it or not. But the stuff of life—the loss of a job, the death of a friend or a loved one, the inability to focus due to bad moods or self-sabotaging tendencies—presents challenges and traps us in a helpless, hopeless loop of anxiety and fear. These are the kinds of things we face that turn on the dark for any thoughts of a future. In this book bestselling author and pastor Levi Lusko gives a step-by-step process to take back your life, which includes a new introduction and perspective from Pastor Levi stories and testimonies from those whose lives have been changed by his messages, and an action plan with journaling space to turn your thoughts into real change. With a unique blend of message and practical tools, using themes and teachings from his bestselling Through the Eyes of a Lion and the more recent I Declare War, Lusko gives readers an interactive forty-day journey of learning how to think right so they can live right.
"Taking My Life Back: A Family's Story of Triumph from Transplant to Transformation" is a literary anthem of empowerment for anyone experiencing a medical or any other dilemma. It's a call to action to advocate strongly for yourself and those you love, to question the experts, and know that we are all working together. This book speaks to the many obstacles one might face while fighting for a chance at a new life. Through the eyes of his mother, this book walks through the life of a sickle cell anemia survivor and the stumbling blocks he and his family had to overcome. It tells the story of persistence, pressure, and power. It emphasizes the importance of not giving up, maintaining hope, and empowering yourself. Nothing else matters when your loved one needs you, and with the help of this book, it will become clear how to navigate the systems of health care and advocacy. While on this journey, we are reminded that the greatest gratitude can be realized through giving.
One is too many. A thousand is never enough.' 'Andrea arrived in rehab at the same time as me. We were in admissions together. I can't remember how many times she'd tried to get clean, but it was my eleventh institution and I was dying. For two days I listened to her withdrawal in a room just down the passage from mine. The screaming, the swearing, the crying - and the hideous, desperate ka-klung! of the bars on the side of the bed as she wrestled with the restraints that kept her tied to it. I don't know what damage they thought she could have done really. Andrea had had all the tips of her fingers amputated. She'd got gangrene from shooting up under her nails too many times ...' At the age of fifteen I already had a criminal record, busted by the drug squad for possession of an illegal substance. You'd think I'd have learnt a lesson, wouldn't you, but I'm still learning, even though I'm clean of street drugs now - well, just for today - and have a lot of clean time behind me. The hardest lesson of all for an addict is that the nightmare is never over and the powerful seduction of just one more high never ever goes away. The story in these pages is not a comfortable one. It doesn't have an ending and I'm not even sure if it has a true beginning. Some of the time it may read like a bad dream. It isn't. It's my life you're holding in your hands. Don't let it be yours.
In this five-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), pastor and author Levi Lusko reveals how every moment of every day, we must make the choice as to whether we will rely on ourselves to determine the reality of our situation or whether we will trust in God. In the Old Testament, we read how Gehazi, the servant of the prophet Elisha, faced this very dilemma. A bounty had been put on Elisha's head, and an army was now surrounding them. Gehazi was frantic. "Oh no, my lord!" he cried. "What shall we do?" (2 Kings 6:15). "Don't be afraid," Elisha calmly answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them" (verse 16). Gehazi must have wondered if his master had lost his mind. They had maybe five minutes before the soldiers reached them . . . yet here was Elisha practically singing the lyrics to "It's a Small World" and pretending everything was going to be all right. But then the prophet prayed, "Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see" (verse 17). And with this, Gehazi suddenly saw what his master was seeing: a glorious, greater, and far more powerful army of the Lord surrounding the enemy invaders. When it comes to the trials and crises in our lives, we need to see the reality of our situation with the same "spiritual eyes" as Elisha possessed. What we perceive is not all that is there . . . there are unseen things, spiritual things, eternal things. As the apostle Paul put it, "So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever" (2 Corinthians 4:18 nlt). As we learn to perceive our world through the lens of faith, we gain the strength to do the impossible. Take Back Your Life is a forty-day journey that will challenge you to see your situation with spiritual eyes, identify the roadblocks that get in the way of your faith in Christ, and ultimately take the first steps to become the
Discusses the signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder and explains how the families and friends of patients can cope with BPD behavior while taking care of themselves.
Not to disrespect the many great works of art in books by authors for centuries, but other than the Bible for those who believe, never in my lifetime have I ever seen or read a more powerful life-changing tool. This work of art specializes in using easy ways to remember what you’ve learned. This book, which is much, much more, brings to light the darkness that has blinded the eyes of the masses for centuries. It exposes the broken human, the money racket that AFFECTS US ALL, and YOU AS WELL! The goal is to bring about awareness and present real rehabilitation that can and will change the lives of anyone held captive, not knowing their true purpose in life, from the inmate to the depressed, from the gluttonous to those plagued by chaos, anger, or anything else that has been given power over the hearts and minds of men and women since the beginning of time! THIS BOOK IS A MUST-READ!
As World War I ends, Orin Dawes' love, Dimple Deribus, lies dead in the hay loft of her father's stable in Ramsfield, Illinois. Orin soon meets Ruby Somers, the daughter of nomadic tent preacher Rev. Jimmy. Ruby's "gift" helps her ease Orin's terminally ill mother's pain and read people's sins. When Orin's mother dies she is buried in the family plot at the edge of the farm. Orin marries Ruby and they start a family. Over the next twenty years the dairy herd multiplies, and fifteen children, named alphabetically from Adalia to Orinthal, Jr. provide hands to milk the cows. Orin, Ruby, and their children's dark secrets of murder, arson, and worse sit mutely like ghosts at the edge of consciousness.
Linda Olson and her husband, Dave Hodgens, were young doctors whose story had all the makings of a fairy tale. But then, while they were vacationing in Germany, a train hit their van, shattering their lives—and Linda’s body. When Linda saw Dave for the first time after losing her right arm and both of her legs, she told him she would understand if he left. His response: “I didn’t marry your arms or your legs. If you can do it, I can do it.” In order to protect their loved ones, they decided to hide the truth about what really happened on those train tracks, and they kept their secret for thirty-five years. As a triple amputee, Linda learned to walk with prostheses and change diapers and insert IVs with one hand. She finished her residency while pregnant and living on her own. And she and Dave went on to pursue their dream careers, raise two children, and travel the world. Inspiring and deeply moving, Gone asks readers to find not only courage but also laughter in the unexpected challenges we all face. The day of the accident, no one envied Linda and Dave. Today, many do.
Begin the journey of recovery from grief! Let's start now on a twelve-step path that will lead us out of the death grip of grief into the restoration of life. In the Life Recovery Workbook for Grief, discover real-life stories of fellow travelers, great questions for individual or group discussion, and a Bible-centered approach to freedom. Twelve beautiful blessings await after our hard work on the journey of recovery from grief. Step 1: Open our hearts to God's power to free us from the grip of grief. "Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak." (Psalm 6:2) Step 2: Allow God to join us in the powerful emotions of grief. "My heart is heavy with grief. Weep for me, for I wither away." (Isaiah 24:16) Step 3: Rest in God's care and help to take our loss and grief. "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) Step 4: Gain a true picture of how God sees us as we grieve. "Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!" (Nehemiah 8:10) Step 5: Experience the healing that begins with confession. "But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins." (1 John 1:9) Step 6: Get ready for repentance and movement through our grief. "Would you like to get well?" (John 5:6) Step 7: Allow God's Spirit to heal our hearts from grief. "I will comfort those who mourn." (Isaiah 57:18) Step 8: Create a list of people our grief may have adversely affected. "Do to others as you would like them to do to you." (Luke 6:31) Step 9: Restore relationships damaged by our sins and experience a clean slate. "Go and be reconciled to that person." (Matthew 5:24) Step 10: Review daily the defects in us that hinder healthy life with God and others. "Be careful not to fall." (1 Corinthians 10:12) Step 11: Grow closer to God through prayer and meditation. "The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him." (Lamentations 3:25) Step 12: Bless others with the blessing of h