Begin Again

Beginning again can be difficult in a world full of heartbreak, pain, and unknowns. This is why Max encourages us to listen to the whip-poor-will. What does the whip-poor-will represent? Would you say you've heard his song in your soul ...

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Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781400226498

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Are you struggling with sadness, pain, or disappointment? Could you use a new beginning or a redo? If so, take heart. The oh-so-welcome news of the Scripture is this: Our God is a God of fresh starts. In Begin Again, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado combines his heartwarming stories and timeless biblical teachings with new insights and perspectives. Packed with encouragement, Begin Again will reassure you that Jesus is the author of new beginnings, no matter what sorrows or struggles you’ve faced. Each copy of Begin Again also includes a series of thoughtful, comprehensive reflection questions designed to go along with every chapter, giving you a chance to dive even deeper into the ways God promises to make all things new. Max will prepare you for the journey ahead by helping you: Trust that God fights for you, even on your darkest days Rely on God's unconditional love and protection Ground yourself in his everlasting promises Hold on to enduring hope found in faith Make a difference in your community by influencing the lives of others Set your sights on your eternal home in heaven This timely compilation—which also includes original content from Max—will provide you with the hope and encouragement you need to take the first step into your new beginning, whatever it may hold. No matter what heartache or hardship you’ve endured, you can take comfort in knowing that it’s never too late to Begin Again.

Beginning Again

a a Beginning Again , Again The illness forced me to rethink my daily routines and how I live my life . I had to begin again . Since the original attack in 1995 , I have had to begin again several times . The fall of 2002 was plagued by ...

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Author: Mary C. Earle

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819225746

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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In 1995 Mary Earle was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis. When she was able to return home, she still faced a long recovery. She had to stay in bed most of the time, and eating was difficult some days. The busy life she had always known was gone, and she had to begin again. Like others who suffer from serious or chronic conditions, Mary Earle found that living with illness can require major adjustments in life. Using St. Benedict's ancient Rule--his way of ordering the life and days of religious communities--Beginning Again teaches readers how to discern a rule of life that helps them with changes in resting and activity levels, with food restrictions, and requirements for medicine or medical treatment. The ancient Benedictine concepts of stability, obedience, and conversion can help anyone living with illness, even those who are dying. Beginning Again is a practical resource, written for those who know little about St. Benedict and his Rule of Life, with exercises to help readers discover how to live with God at the center of their lives and illnesses. It is useful for those living with illness, and for clergy, counselors, and spiritual directors who care for them.

Beginning Again

I begin to feel the desire to work with stone once again. Figure 8 This desire was amplified when one of the large front-end loader operators found a fragment of my Water stone in the sandy creek bed where he was dredging, ...

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Author: Deborah J. Haynes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532639401

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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What does it mean to become and work as an artist today? What unique challenges do artists face in the twenty-first century, and what skills are required to overcome them? How might art become an expression of spiritual life? In addressing these and other questions, Deborah J. Haynes offers reflections that range from the practical to the deeply philosophical. She explores challenging ideas: impermanence, suffering, and the inevitability of death; the virtues of generosity, kindness, and compassion; and more abstract concepts such as negative capability, groundlessness, and wisdom. Individual chapters are framed by personal stories and images from the artist’s work. Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice is a personal statement, born from the author’s experience as an artist, writer, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner. Haynes writes for artists—and for all exploring the relationship of their creativity to the inner life. For Haynes, making and looking at art can be a form of meditation and prayer, a space for solitude, silence, and living in the present.

Beginning Again

We cannot begin again as if the twentieth century had not happened, as if it had caused no lasting damage to the physical world, to nature, or to human culture. Nor would we want to reject those true advances in the human condition that ...

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Author: David Ehrenfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195096378

Category: Nature

Page: 234

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Early in this volume, David Ehrenfeld describes what prophecy really is. Referring to the biblical prophets, he says they were not the "holy fortunetellers that the word prophet has come to signify....The business of prophecy is not simply foretelling the future; rather it is describing the present with exceptional truthfulness and accuracy." Once this is done, then it can be seen that broad aspects of the future have suddenly become apparent. The twentieth century is drawing to a chaotic close amidst portents of unprecedented change and upheaval. The unravelling of societies and civilizations and the destruction of nature march together--linked--a fact whose enormous significance is often lost. In Beginning Again, David Ehrenfeld has undertaken the difficult task of describing the present clearly enough to reveal the future. Out of his broad vision emerges a glimpse of a new millennium: a vision at once frightening and comforting, a scene of great devastation and great rebuilding. Ehrenfeld ranges far and wide to present a coherent vision of our relationship with Nature--its many aspects and implications--as our century opens into the next millennium. Whether he is writing about the problem of loyalty to organizations, rights versus obligations, our over-managed society, the vanishing of established knowledge, the failure of experts, the triumph of dandelions, Dr. Seuss, Edward Teller, or the future of farming, he is always concerned with the intricate interaction between technology and nature. As in his classic book, The Arrogance of Humanism, Ehrenfeld never loses sight of our fatal love affair with the fantasy of control. We now have no choice, he argues, but to transform the dream of control, of progress, from one of overweening hubris, love of consumption, and the idiot's goal of perpetual growth, to one based on "the inventive imitation of nature," with its honesty, beauty, resilience, and durability. Few American writers and even fewer scientists can describe these timeless, transcendent qualities of nature so well. In "Places," the opening chapter, David Ehrenfeld tells about nightly vigils he spent alone on the moonlit beach of Tortuguero, watching giant sea turtles emerging from the sea to lay their eggs in the black sand where they were born. "I could watch the perfect white spheres falling," he writes. "Falling as they have fallen for a hundred million years, with the same slow cadence, always shielded from the rain or stars by the same massive bulk with the beaked head and the same large, myopic eyes rimmed with crusts of sand washed out by tears. Minutes and hours, days and months dissolve into eons. I am on an Oligocene beach, an Eocene beach, a Cretaceous beach--the scene is the same. It is night, the turtles are coming back, always back; I hear a deep hiss of breath and catch a glint of wet shell as the continents slide and crash, the oceans form and grow."

Beginning Again at Zero

“Ends are not bad things; they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don't really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren't really an ending; ...

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Author: Jack Saarela

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365443237

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 466

The novel follows a young man from rural northern Finland during the depression as he faces obstacles to emigrate to Canada and pursue his aspirations. Looming on the horizon is the threat of war between the land he left behind and its big neighbor to the east.

Beginning Again

Beginning Again , " says Terry Hershey , “ is a testimony to what God has done in my life and what He wants to do in yours . " His advice on surviving heartbreak will free you from the past and give you hope and encouragement for ...

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Author: Terry Hershey

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: 0840730756

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 174

View: 739

Always We Begin Again

Which is why I believe the practice of beginning again is one of the single most significant gifts you can give yourself. Beginning again helps us live moment to moment, all the while nudging us, gently, on our journey of transformation ...

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Author: Leeana Tankersley

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493421763

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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None of us wants to be sidelined, stuck, shamed, or silenced. But the difficulties of life have a way of putting us in a corner, and we don't know how to move forward. We see brokenness in our communities, our relationships, and our spirits. It's so easy to blame ourselves or our circumstances, to get bogged down in discouragement and toxic thinking. But that's not what we were meant for, and that's not how God wants us to live. Leeana Tankersley has good news if you're struggling: each new day is an opportunity to begin again. In her warm tone and with her signature humor she offers 100 short readings to encourage and motivate you to begin again in your relationships with God, your family, your friends, and yourself. Because there is always a hand reaching toward you, there is always grace available, and there is always a chance to begin again.

Begin Again Believe Again

Our brave hearts, designed for relationships, become braver hearts when we begin to desire an intimate ... In parts 1 and 2 of this book, we will look at beginning again and believing again in daily relationships and difficult ...

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Author: Sharon A. Hersh

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310411802

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Our hearts as women were made by God for relationships. Why is it, then, that the thing we most deeply desire—relationships—becomes the source of so much pain? Difficult marriages, the loneliness of being single, problem children, abusive employers, fractured friendships...life's realities are often very different from the dreams we dreamed for ourselves as girls. How do we live with this beautiful ache for relationships in a world that doesn't always work?When we've been betrayed, how do we trust again? When we've been disappointed, how do we hope again? When we've been terribly hurt, how do we love again?In this honest, intimate, and transformative book, counselor Sharon Hersh helps you gain a new, truly biblical perspective on relationships that can help you endure the heartaches and still come up living wholeheartedly, loving with abandon, and daring to hope and believe. The stories of the women in this book, including that of the author, are signposts that point you beyond the sometimes devastating problems of life to the deep, rich reason and root of all relationships, both good and bad: God's desire for relationship with you.In Sharon's words, “Relationships are not the destination—they are the path to something more.”

Dare to Begin Again

BEGINNING AGAIN MAY MEAN LETTING GO What are you holding on to? Sometimes, beginning again means cutting something out of your life. It requires a disconnect from anything that hinders God's plan for you. Are you ready to begin again?

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Author: Rosalinda Rivera

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781641230971

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Is your life where you want it to be? We all have struggles and challenges in life. Whether they are of our own making or not, things don’t always work out. Sometimes, we just give up on our dreams and goals. But it doesn’t have to be that way! God is a God of new beginnings, and throughout the entire Bible, we read about people who were stuck, disappointed, and faced impossible situations—people God freed. Rosalinda Torres Rivera challenges us to Dare to Begin Again. Using stories from her own life, other people, and biblical times, Rosalinda offers inspirational, down-to-earth advice on beginning again. Each chapter tackles a different issue where you may be “stuck”—such as an inability to forgive, trust, or hope—and examples of people who overcame similar challenges. Practical tasks at the end of each chapter walk you through a DARE challenge (Decide, Allow, Rise, Enjoy) to help you move closer to a fresh start. Rosalinda is the daughter of Victor Torres, an ex-gang member from Brooklyn, New York, and his wife, Carmen, founders of the New Life For Youth ministry. She has seen more than twenty thousand people get out of tough situations and turn their lives around. “They’re people whose tales of transformation prove God is still at work,” she says. “He’s written and re-written their life’s chapters—and He’s willing to do the same for you.” It takes a commitment, but with the help of God, inspiring, true stories, and practical applications, you can Dare to Begin Again.

You Can Begin Again

is a phrase you never have to use again. One Starfish At A Time Loren Eiseley tells a story that shows us the importance of a small beginning: While wandering adeserted beach at dawn, stagnantin my work, I saw a man in thedistance ...

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Author: Joyce Meyer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444785371

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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It's never too late for grace. Look closely enough and you'll see that theme all through the Bible. Page after page, story after story - God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. The barren give birth, doubters become deliverers, and harlots are recast as heroes. In every biblical fresh start, we are reminded that with God, new beginnings aren't the exception; they're the rule. Using a blend of inspiring stories, Scriptural principles, and straight-talk, in You Can Begin Again, Joyce Meyer powerfully demonstrates that God isn't done with you yet. If you're stuck in a rut, disappointed by an outcome, hurting from a wound, failing in an endeavour, struggling in a relationship, or unsure about the future . . . don't give up. Don't give up on yourself, and don't give up on the God who loves you. If you thought it was too late, it's not. With God you can begin again.