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 Books
ISBN: 030747593X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 258
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The author describes how the loss of her job and the subsequent need to economize inspired her to look for wisdom from her own family's past in the stories told by her mother and in the recipes of her indomitable grandmother.

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 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!

Hope in hard times

America's peace movement and the Reagan era
Author: Paul Rogat Loeb
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 322
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Rain on Me

Devotions of Hope & Encouragement for Difficult Times
Author: Holley Gerth
Publisher: Ellie Claire Gift & Paper Corporation
ISBN: 9781934770498
Category: Religion
Page: 181
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Into every life, a little rain must fall. It's what we do with the rain that makes the difference. Rain on Me is a devotional journey to help you not only survive but thrive in the storms of life. A downpour of trials can be a force that destroys and washes away hope, or it can become a tool God uses to bring healing, growth, and new life to our hearts. Through God's Word, reflection questions, and prayers that you can personalize, these forty devotions deliver encouragement and hope, guiding you as you respond to your circumstances. Writing space is provided throughout for collecting your thoughts and concerns, prayers and praises.

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.

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

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.

Hope in the Dark

Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not
Author: Craig Groeschel
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310342961
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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“I want to believe, I want to have hope, but…” Pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel hears these words often and has asked them himself. We want to know God, feel his presence, and trust that he hears our prayers, but in the midst of great pain, we may wonder if he really cares about us. Even when we have both hope and hurt, sometimes it’s the hurt that shouts the loudest. Can God be good when life is not? In Hope in the Dark, Groeschel explores the story of the father who brought his demon-possessed son to Jesus, saying, “I believe! Help my unbelief!” In the man’s sincere plea, Jesus heard the tension in the man’s battle-scarred heart. He healed not only the boy but the father too, driving out the hopelessness that had overtaken him. He can do the same for us today. As Groeschel shares his pain surrounding the current health challenges of his daughter, he acknowledges the questions we may ask in our own deepest pain: “Where was God when I was being abused?” “Why was my child born with a disability?” “Why did the cancer come back?” “Why are all my friends married and I’m alone?” He invites us to wrestle with such questions as we ask God to honor our faith and heal our unbelief. In the middle of your profound pain, you long for authentic words of understanding and hope. You long to know that even in overwhelming reality, you can still believe that God is good. Rediscover a faith in the character, power, and presence of God. Even in the questions. Even now.

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.

Family Dinners

A Memoir of Hard Times, Hope, and Laughter
Author: A. X. McKneally
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974286713
Category:
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.

Happiness in Hard Times


Author: Andrew Matthews
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1848504063
Category: Self-Help
Page: 241
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This book is about: • surviving when you’re broke • how happy people think – and how you can be like them • liking yourself before you lose that extra weight • persevering after you get the sack • being happy before you meet your dream partner – and when they become a ‘learning experience!’ Filled with Andrew’s charming cartoons, and inspiring stories of people who have lost everything they had or almost been beaten by alcohol, illness, abuse or outrageous misfortune, Happiness in Hard Times shows us how we too can find our way through the pain to the contentment that seems out of reach.

Hope for Hard Times (Pack Of 25)


Author: Good News Publishers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781682161159
Category:
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.