Hope and Hard Times

Communities, Collaboration and Sustainability
Author: Ted Bernard
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924428
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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Successes and speed bumps on the road to sustainable communities.

Hope in Hard Times

New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936-1942
Author: Mary Murphy
Publisher: Montana Historical Society
ISBN: 9780917298813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 242
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Arthur Rothstein, Russell Lee, John Vachon, and Marion Post Wolcott became some of the United States' best-known photographers through their pictures of Depression-era America. Their assignment, as one of their associates described it, was to have "a long look at the whole vast, complicated rural U.S. landscape with all that was built on it and all those who built and wrecked and worked in it and bore kids and dragged them up and played games and paraded and picnicked and suffered and died and were buried in it." In Montana the four photographers traveled to forty of the state's fifty-six counties, creating a rich record of the many facets of the Depression and recovery: rural and urban, agricultural and industrial, work and play, hard times and the promise of a brighter future. The photographers captured the dignity of Montanans as they struggled to scratch out livings from dried-up fields, nurture families in the shadows of Butte head frames, and foster communities on the vast expanses of the northern plains. Hope in Hard Times, features over 140 Farm Security Administration photographs to illustrate the story of the Great Depression in Montana and the experiences of the photographers who documented it. Today these striking images, from cities like Butte to small towns like Terry, present an unforgettable portrait of a little-studied period in the history of Montana. Selected from the Farm Security Administration Collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the photographs in Hope in Hard Times offer viewers an unparalleled look at life in Montana in the years preceding the United States' entry into World War II.

Hope in Hard Times

Norvelt and the Struggle for Community During the Great Depression
Author: Timothy Kelly,Margaret Power,Michael Cary
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271078049
Category: History
Page: 280
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Of the many recipients of federal support during the Great Depression, the citizens of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, stand out as model reminders of the vital importance of New Deal programs. Hoping to transform their desperate situation, the 250 families of this western Pennsylvania town worked with the federal government to envision a new kind of community that would raise standards of living through a cooperative lifestyle and enhanced civic engagement. Their efforts won them a nearly mythic status among those familiar with Norvelt’s history. Hope in Hard Times explores the many transitions faced by those who undertook this experiment. With the aid of the New Deal, these residents, who hailed from the hardworking and underserved class that Jacob Riis had called the “other half” a generation earlier, created a middle-class community that would become an exemplar of the success of such programs. Despite this, many current residents of Norvelt—the children and grandchildren of the first inhabitants—oppose government intervention and support political candidates who advocate scrutinizing and even eliminating public programs. Authors Timothy Kelly, Margaret Power, and Michael Cary examine this still-unfolding narrative of transformation in one Pennsylvania town, and the struggles and successes of its original residents, against the backdrop of one of the most ambitious federal endeavors in U.S. history.

Cherries in Winter

My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard Times
Author: Suzan Colon
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385532587
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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What is the secret to finding hope in hard times? When Suzan Colón was laid off from her dream job at a magazine during the economic downturn of 2008, she needed to cut her budget way, way back, and that meant home cooking. Her mother suggested, “Why don’t you look in Nana’s recipe folder?” In the basement, Suzan found the tattered treasure, full of handwritten and meticulously typed recipes, peppered with her grandmother Matilda’s commentary in the margins. Reading it, Suzan realized she had found something more than a collection of recipes—she had found the key to her family’s survival through hard times. Suzan began re-creating Matilda’s “sturdy food” recipes for baked pork chops and beef stew, and Aunt Nettie’s clam chowder made with clams dug up by Suzan’s grandfather Charlie in Long Island Sound. And she began uncovering the stories of her resilient family’s past. Taking inspiration from stylish, indomitable Matilda, who was the sole support of her family as a teenager during the Great Depression (and who always answered “How are you?” with “Fabulous, never better!”), and from dashing, twice-widowed Charlie, Suzan starts to approach her own crisis with a sense of wonder and gratitude. It turns out that the gift to survive and thrive through hard times had been bred in her bones all along. Cherries in Winter is an irresistible gem of a book. It makes you want to cook, it makes you want to know your own family’s stories, and, above all, it makes you feel rich no matter what.

Hope for Hard Times

Author: Scott Hahn
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
ISBN: 9781592767106
Category: Religion
Page: 63
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Are you managing your life or is your life managing you? Get back on track with the perfect dose of inspiration, fresh perspective and faithful direction in Our Sunday Visitor's brand new 30-Minute Read series. The 30-Minute Read series touches on a variety of useful topics such as: --Stress-Proof Your Marriage --Why Me? When Bad Things Happen -- Hope For Hard Times Find a sliver of time at lunch, in the parking lot or just before bed and get started today!

Finding God in the Hard Times

Choosing to Trust and Hope When You Can't See the Way
Author: Matt Redman,Beth Redman
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144122906X
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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"Powerful and life-altering encouragement for us all."--Louie Giglio In this inspiring book, Matt and Beth Redman draw on their experiences as well as those of others, exploring how to offer praise even in the face of hardship and pain. Focusing on the psalms, many of which were written out of struggle, they show how difficult or tragic circumstances--and our choices--can propel us toward God or away from him, build up our faith or break it. Learn how to ride out the storms of life with a cry of "blessed be your name" on your lips.

Prayers for Hard Times

Reflections, Meditations and Inspirations of Hope and Comfort
Author: Becca Anderson
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 163353653X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 284
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The simple act of praying Wisdom, inspiration and prayer: As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Hard Times, author Becca Anderson offers solace in bringing together the wisdom of great thinkers, spiritual leaders and writers who have faced difficulty and learned from it. Sacred and inspirational sources: Organized in daybook form, the book draws from sacred sources such as the Bible, the Torah, Buddhist and Native American texts, as well as inspirational writings of: • Joan Didion • Elizabeth Gilbert • Maya Angelou • Rumi • Mark Nepo • Harriet Tubman • Dave Eggars • Abraham Lincoln • Anne Morrow Lindberg • Martin Luther King Jr. Consolation and renewal: Together, these wise words create a tapestry of consolation and renewal for those times when it all seems “too much.” In a world that feels increasingly fragile and, at times, fractured, people need answers and prayers. Becca Anderson’s collection focuses on prayers for a wide range of life challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hard Times covers issues facing individuals such as loss of loved ones, illness, anxiety, divorce, depression and addiction, as well as those challenges communities face in natural disasters and violence. The writers in Anderson’s devotional address the world at large, as well, with words of hope and help for global poverty, hunger, war and the environmental. Prayers for Hard Times offers readers solace, comfort, and support, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves.

Hope in hard times

America's peace movement and the Reagan era
Author: Paul Rogat Loeb
Publisher: Free Press
Category: History
Page: 322
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Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780141439679
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
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Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Kate Flint.

The Ecology of Hope

Communities Collaborate for Sustainability
Author: Ted Bernard,Jora Young
Publisher: New Catalyst Books
ISBN: 9781897408155
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 244
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The Ecology of Hope is a remarkably upbeat account of a number of communities where collaboration among different factions and interest groups has led to breakthrough consensus on plans for achieving sustainability. The authors reveal the hopeful trend toward unanimous agreement on difficult local resource issues in forestry, rangeland, watershed and fisheries management in which citizens, government, business and even one-time foes form exciting collaborative partnerships. The Ecology of Hope recounts the stories of seven communities helping to blaze this new trail: the Menominee Indians of northern Wisconsin who pioneered a progressive forest management program; environmental restoration and biodiversity stewardship projects in Ohio, and the Chicago metropolitan area; ground-breaking consensus in a highly polarized Californian logging town, and a rangeland-dependent community on the New Mexico-Arizona border; a unique plan to develop tourism yet preserve traditional lifeways on a small Maine coast island; and an ambitious experiment to protect world class coastal resources on Virginia's eastern shore while promoting long-term, ecologically sensible commerce. The authors weigh what has worked and what has not, and trace hopeful routes toward sustainable resource management applicable to communities everywhere.

You'll Get Through This

Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0849965373
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. Don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With God’s help, you’ll get through this. You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? In You'll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. "Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere." Max reminds readers God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph--tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed--but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil. With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.

Turn My Mourning into Dancing

Author: Henri Nouwen
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418536091
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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In times of suffering, simplistic answers ring empty and hollow. But Henri Nouwen, beloved spiritual thinker and author, offers real comfort in the concrete truth of God's constancy. Nouwen suggests that by greeting life's pains with something other than despair, we can find surprising joy in our suffering. He suggests that the way through suffering is not in denial, but rather in living fully in the midst of the trials life brings our way. Hardcover ISBN 0-8499-1711-5

Politics in Hard Times

Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises
Author: Peter Alexis Gourevitch,Peter Gourevitch
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801494369
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
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Across the Wire

Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border
Author: Luis Urrea
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307773746
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border—a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen. Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator" of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana. His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey "across the wire" into the United States. More than just an expose, Across the Wire is a tribute to the tenacity of a people who have learned to survive against the most impossible odds, and returns to these forgotten people their pride and their identity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!

Author: Robert H. Schuller
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553273329
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr. Schuller shows you how to build a positive self-image, no matter what your problem. Whether it's unemployment, poor health, loneliness, fear or anything else that blocks your success, you can turn your negative into a positive. No matter how tough times get, you have the potential to achieve the best of life. Through Dr. Schuller's dynamic principles, you can learn: * 4 ways to evaluate a new idea * 10 commandments of possibility thinking * 5 principles for putting problems in a proper perspective * 18 principles of leadership * 5 phases necessary for the faith to move mountains * 5 ways to overcome a 'brownout' and prevent a burnout * 25 action words to get you started and never let you quit

Harold and Me

My Life, Love, and Hard Times with Harold Robbins
Author: Jann Robbins
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429947381
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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In 1982, after years of working in advertising in Oklahoma, Jann Stapp took a job as the personal assistant to the world's bestselling author, Harold Robbins. Like those he portrayed in his novels, Harold Robbins lived life hard, fast, and occasionally out-of-control. He was a larger-than-life figure, and he let those around him know it. Young Jann didn't know what she was walking into--but she loved every minute of it. Jann and Harold Robbins were married in 1992. Harold and Me is the chronicle of the last fifteen years of Harold Robbins' life. Harold was a natural storyteller and Jann absorbed his stories with awe and admiration. Just like his characters, his life was a rollercoaster ride of pride, drama, and intensity, and Jann tells his story--and theirs--with vividness and love. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hope for Hard Times (Pack Of 25)

Author: Good News Publishers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781682161159
Page: 4
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In hard times, it is easy to feel as if there is no hope. But Christ's work on the cross gives reason for hope even in the darkest of times.

Family Dinners

A Memoir of Hard Times, Hope, and Laughter
Author: A. X. McKneally
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974286713
Page: 302
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Growing up in an abusive family, author A.X. McKneally found out soon after saying "I do" that she has not escaped. On the outside her husband was a successful, globe-trotting business executive. But to her, he becomes abusive and demanding. With a Catholic upbringing keeping her from filing for divorce, this executive's wife finds solace in her five children and her artist friends. But when she hits her lowest point, she finds help and hope. And this is when her journey begins. With new energy behind her, she finds out that she was the one with the real power all along. When you're desperate for love and recognition, sometimes you forget to love the most important person of all: yourself. McKneally's story may just help you find your own inspiration-and self-worth.