Moment to Moment

Author: Amy Sander Montanez
Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
ISBN: 9780819228796
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This book is about transformation – spiritual, life-changing transformation available to you in the life you are living right now. The book is divided into sections – Inner Work, Holy Ground, Sabbath, Community and Vocation – reflecting and exploring the ways in which we experience the transformative process. And this process is explored in stories of simple, down-to-earth experiences of daily life. Some stories teach overtly. Others are more experiential. Each story concludes with searching questions, the kind a loving spiritual companion might put to you, inviting deeper reflection. The reader’s personal psychology and individual spiritual journey will be invited into a conversation that allows them to integrate and evolve. Readers of this book will learn to trust that everything is given in everyday life and to believe that transformation is available to all of us, right now. When we are transformed, the world is transformed. Isn’t that the Gospel, after all?

Living Life as a Thank You

Author: Nina Lesowitz
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458763390
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Discover the Positive Power of Gratitude Living as if each day is a thank you can help transform fear into courage, anger into forgiveness, and isolation into belonging. Authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons present a simple yet comprehensive approach for incorporating gratitude into one's life and reaping its many benefits. The book is divided into ten chapters, including ''Ways to Stay Thankful in Difficult Times,''.....''Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice,'' and ''Putting Gratitude into Action.'' Each chapter includes stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed by thankfulness, motivational quotes and blessings, and suggested gratitude practices. Whatever is given - even a challenging moment - is a gift. With this book, you will be able to feel more connected to the flow of life and less alone in your struggles and fears.

Living Life as a Thank You

Author: Nina Lesowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1573446459
Format: PDF
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Whatever is given — even a difficult and challenging moment — is a gift. Living as if each day is a thank-you can help transform fear into courage, anger into forgiveness, isolation into belonging, and another’s pain into healing. Saying thank-you every day inspires feelings of love, compassion, and hope. These ideas are the basis for this timely book. Authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons present a simple, but comprehensive program for incorporating gratitude into one's life, and reaping the many benefits that come from doing so. The book is divided into ten chapters from "Thank You Power" and "Ways to Stay Thankful in Difficult Times" to "Gratitude as a Spiritual/Cultural Practice " and "Putting Gratitude into Action." Each chapter includes stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed by embracing this program, along with motivating quotes and blessings, and a suggested gratitude practice such as keeping a weekly gratitude journal and starting a gratitude circle.

History of Everyday Life in Twentieth CenturyScotland

Author: Lynn Abrams
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748630414
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Over the twentieth century Scots' lives changed infast, dramatic and culturally significant ways. By examining their bodies,homes, working lives, rituals, beliefs and consumption, this volume exposeshow the very substance of everyday life was composed, tracing both theintimate and the mass changes that the people endured. Using novelperspectives and methods, chapters range across the experiences of work, artand death, the way Scots conceived of themselves and their homes, and theway the 'old Scotland' of oppressive community rules broke down frommid-century as the country reinvented its everyday life and culture. Thisvolume brings together leading cultural historians of twentieth-centuryScotland to study the apparently mundane activities of people's lives,traversing the key spaces where daily experience is composed to expose thecontroversial personal and national politics that ritual and practice cangenerate. Key features: *Contains an overview of the material changesexperienced by Scots in their everyday lives during the course of thecentury*Focuses on some of the key areas of change in everyday experience,from the way Scots spent their Sundays to the homes in which they lived,from the work they undertook to the culture they consumed and eventually theway they died. *Pays particular attention to identity as well asexperience

The Next Ten Minutes

Author: Andrew Peterson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439195239
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Consumption and Everyday Life

Author: Mark Paterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317337840
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With an emphasis on everyday life, this respected text offers a lively and perceptive account of the key theories and ideas which dominate the field of consumption and consumer culture. Engaging case studies describe forms of consumption familiar to the student, provide some historical context, and illustrate how a range of theoretical perspectives – from theories of practice, to semiotics, to psychoanalysis – apply. Written by an experienced teacher, the book offers a comprehensive grounding drawing on the literature in sociology, geography, cultural studies, and anthropology. This new revised and expanded edition includes more extended discussion of gender, the senses, sustainability, globalization, and the environment, as well as a brand-new chapter on the ethics of consumption.

Acting Religious

Author: Victoria Rue
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 160899211X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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My passion is embodied learning. Through twenty-five years of teaching, I've learned that students engage with material best when their bodies are active participants in the learning process. I have found this to be particularly true in teaching religious studies and theology. --from the Introduction People are torn by conflict, fractured by cultural, religious, racial, and economic divides. Religion has often been a prime motivator for this violence. Classrooms must be places in which we learn to hold differences and commonalities. Classrooms are opportunities to rehearse, to practice, how we want to live with one another. Religions, says Rue, are more than ideas: they are lived, enacted by human beings in particular ways. And courses in religion need more than a cognitive understanding of central concepts. Rue asserts that students need to viscerally encounter belief, religious practice, religious imagination, and religious experience. Acting Religious, a practical handbook, maps a new approach that uses theatre to teach religion. For many years, Rue has used theatre techniques and plays to introduce students to what she calls the experience of religion, showing how theatre makes theological ideas palatable, visceral, and available. Acting Religious is at once a call to experience meaning and a theatre method to embody it. Experienced and beginning teachers at both college and high school levels, as well as religious educators, will learn how to use the following techniques in the religion or theology classroom: improvisation, characterization, memorization, script writing, performance. From these methods, students will be able to engage religious traditions experientially as well as cognitively.

Nurturing the Soul of Your Family

Author: Renée Peterson Trudeau
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681599
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What would it feel like to experience more ease, harmony, and flow in the midst of navigating homework squabbles, mealtimes, commutes, and the other challenges of everyday life? Nurturing the Soul of Your Family is a guidebook for personal and spiritual renewal from the award-winning author of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal. It offers nurturing support and practical ideas to guide you toward a new way of being. Enjoyable, down-to-earth, and empowering, Renée Peterson Trudeau’s ten paths to peace will help you learn how to: * find your center and move through chaos and uncertainty with renewed strength and ease * live every day aligned with your values and what matters most * slow down, tap the wisdom of your wise self, and know what’s best for you and your family * release old habits, fears, and anxieties as you explore a new way of being * access more joy by living in the present moment (the best antidote to stress!) * experience more freedom and unscheduled time

Conversations with Heaven

Author: Theresa Cheung
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147111239X
Format: PDF
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Based on her own personal experiences and the experiences of ordinary people, bestselling author Theresa Cheung gathers together a collection of comforting and startling stories about contact with the departed. The theme that runs through this book is that the world of spirit is ever present in our lives, and it is possible to reconnect with those we have loved and lost. Using first-hand accounts from people whose lives have been transformed by communication from those who have passed on, Theresa shows that you can begin your own dialogue with heaven, offering comfort to those grappling with the loss of a loved one. The book concludes with a 'how to' section to help readers find their own way to talk to heaven.