In Celebration of Wisdom

Life and Meaning in Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes
Author: Steven James Schweitzer
Publisher: Inst of Mennonite Studies
ISBN: 9780936273426
Category: Religion
Page: 83
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A Celebration of Motherhood

Poems, Thoughts and Words of Wisdom
Author: Michelle Gillett
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580173845
Category: Self-Help
Page: 64
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Discover how candles, flowers and scented soaps can transform any bath into a sumptuous experience.

American Wit and Wisdom

Quips and Quotes in Celebration of the USA
Author: Michael Getz
Publisher: Summersdale
ISBN: 9781849538411
Page: 208
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"Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic." --Dan Rather "To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling." --Maya Lin "Laughter is America's most important export." --Walt Disney With quips, quotes and musings from Abraham Lincoln and Katherine Hepburn to Joan Rivers and Jim Carrey, this book will arm you with the sharpest wit and wisdom in the whole of America.

The Wisdom of the Heart

A Celebration of Timeless Lessons About Love
Author: Criswell Freeman
Publisher: Walnut Grove Press
ISBN: 9781887655347
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 156
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Love means different things at different times to different people. This book is a collection of thoughtful quotations about life and love. These timeless insights will provide a helpful road map for the journey of a lifetime: the exploration of the heart.

Words of Wisdom

A Celebration of West Michigan Family Business Values
Author: Family Business Alliance
Publisher: Bookbaby
ISBN: 9781543920451
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 94
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Words of Wisdom is a nearly 100-page collection of West Michigan family business stories. This beautifully designed coffee table book features inspirational quotes from FBA members, lists that will make you laugh out loud, great photography, and in-depth interviews with a handful of our local family business leaders including: - John Mulder, 3rd Generation, Master Finish Co. - Anna Link, 4th Generation, SwissLane Dairy - Bill Muir, 4th Generation, Grand Rapids Label - Jeff Koeze, 4th Generation, Koeze Company - Brien Fox, 3rd Generation, Henry A. Fox Sales - Jack and Brenda Vander Meulen, 3rd Generation, Vander Meulen Builders - Ben Manthei, 2nd Generation, Redi-Rock Words of Wisdom is a delightful mix of humor and heartwarming stories of legacy and family values. It's a wonderful reflection of the strong family business community that makes West Michigan so remarkable.

A Celebration of the Light

Zen in the Novels of Neil Gunn
Author: John Burns
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780389207801
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 188
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This is a penetrating study of the striking parallels between the work of Scottish novelist Neil Gunn and Eastern thought, particularly those of Zen Buddhism and Taoism. All of his books are crucially concerned with man's archetypal quest for wisdom and freedom. Many of his characters have just those qualities of stillness, inner luminosity and unspoken meaning that characterize the traditional Oriental religions. In a detailed and lively analysis of seven of Gunn's major novels including Highland River, The Silver Darlings, and The Well at the World's End, Burns explores the significance of such moments in Gunn's fiction. Contents: Light, Delight and Zen, Introduction; The Pivot of Tao, Butcher's Broom 1934; Returning to the Source, Highland River 1937; The Heart of the Circle, The Silver Darlings 1941; Slaying the Mind, The Serpent 1943; The World of Light, The Well at the World's End 1951; Beyond Violence, Bloodhunt 1952; Seeking the Master, The Other Landscape 1954; Celebration of the Light; References; Glossary of Zen Terms; Bibliography; Index

Lost Lore

A Celebration of Traditional Wisdom from Foraging and Festivals to Seafaring and Smoke Signals
Author: Una McGovern,Paul Jenner
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780550105219
Category: Reference
Page: 376
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Pays tribute to the knowledge that earlier generations learned through tradition, folklore, and superstitions by offering solutions to situations ranging from first aid and socializing to food preservation and wilderness survival.

Lost Wisdom

A Celebration of Traditional Knowledge from Foraging and Festivals to Seafaring and Smoke Signals
Author: Una McGovern,Paul Jenner
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780550100320
Category: History
Page: 352
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cooking with a range - counting sheep - curing drunkenness finding water - signalling with semaphore - identifying plants and trees making and taking tea - natural first aid - using an abacus navigating by nature - preparing antidotes to poisoning predicting the sex of a baby - repairing clothes curing warts - weather forecasting Lost Wisdom is a celebration of the time-honoured wisdom upon which we all once relied. It draws on folklore, tradition and superstition, and is packed with amusing anecdotes and historical extracts which illuminate the beliefs and knowledge of our ancestors. It brings to life the wisdom and practical skills that helped generation after generation, only becoming lost with the advent of mechanization and the technological age. Following in the footsteps of Lost Crafts, Lost Wisdom is a beautiful book that will once more immerse you in the pleasures of the past.

In Search of Wisdom

Faith Formation in the Black Church
Author: Anne E. Streaty Wimberly,Evelyn L. Parker
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426734115
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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edited by Anne E. Streaty Wimberly A guide for pastors, church leaders, and all who help African Americans in their search for a meaningful Christian lifestyle. Forming Christians--leading fallen and flawed human beings into the path of discipleship to a crucified and risen Lord--is one of the central, if not the central, tasks of all Christian churches. It is a difficult enough task anywhere, but for African Americans, beset by racial conflict, personal crises, generational separation, and other concerns, it is especially so. African American churches must work particularly hard to counter the messages their members receive from the dominant and often unfriendly culture. This book employs the biblical text and African tradition to draw on the idea of the search for wisdom as a potent way to help African Americans in their pursuit of genuine Christian discipleship. Wisdom in African American tradition is not simply knowledge; rather, it is those insights, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors,and practices that create and sustain a life of hope and that produce an inherent sense of the worth of one's self. If their members are to engage in the search for wisdom, African American churches must build an intentional ministry of faith formation. Wisdom can be gained, the authors argue, when African Americans listen to the black oral tradition with its proverbial sayings, revered Bible stories, songs, and narratives from the lives of exemplary individuals. The book offers several similar avenues for the search for wisdom, including helpful models of black males mentoring younger black males, as a remedy to the destructive effects that contemporary culture has on this segment of the African American community.

The Journey: A Celebration of Life

A Guidebook for Writing Your Life Story
Author: Lee Q. Miller
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1602470855
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 175
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Are you seeking for the perfect gift for your favorite person? Look no more. "The Journey: A Celebration of Life" is the gift for the person who has everything. It is a book to be cherished, a book to be shared with those you love now and those in the future who wish they had had the opportunity to know you more personally. Discover and share the essence of you as you create your ethical will/legacy letter and write the stories of your life to be shared with generations now and in the future. How will you be remembered 100 years from now? Complete "The Journey: A Celebration of Life" to make sure your descendants remember you as you want to be remembered. When your great great-grandchildren read your book they will know what it was like when you lived and they will know you as if you were sitting right beside them. The wisdom you share will link the past, present and future generations. It is a priceless gift for all time. Make an investment in forever by creating a legacy that will be cherished for all time. The Journey: A Celebration of Life is not so much a book to be read as it is a book to be written. If you are seeking a way to reflect upon your life and to celebrate it more fully, this book is the tool you must have. It is a book for all people of all ages in all stages of life.

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen

Classic Family Recipes for Celebration and Healing
Author: Grace Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439142564
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, with its 150 recipes culled from a lifetime of family meals and culinary instruction, is much more than a cookbook. It is a daughter's tribute -- a collection of personal memories of the philosophy and superstitions behind culinary traditions that have been passed down through her Cantonese family, in which each ingredient has its own singular importance, the preparation of a meal is part of the joy of life, and the proper creation of a dish can have a favorable influence on health and good fortune. Each chapter begins with its own engaging story, offering insight into the Chinese beliefs that surround life-enhancing and spiritually calming meals. In addition, personal family photographs illustrate these stories and capture the spirit of China before the Revolution, when Young's family lived in Canton, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The first part, "Mastering the Fundamentals," provides instruction on the arts of steaming and stir-frying; the preparation of rice, panfried, and braised dishes; the proper selection of produce; and the fine arts of chopping and slicing. Part Two, "The Art of Celebration," concentrates on the more elaborate, complex, and meaningful dishes -- such as Shark's Fin Soup and West Lake Duck -- that are usually made with rare ingredients, and sweets such as Water Chestnut Cake and Sesame Balls. The final part, "Achieving Yin-Yang Harmony," explores the many Chinese beliefs about the healing properties of ginseng, gingko nuts, soybeans, dong quai, and the many vegetable and fruit soup preparations that balance and nourish the body. The stories and recipes combine to demonstrate the range of Cantonese cooking, from rich flavors and honored combinations to an overall appreciation of health, well-being, and prosperity. In addition to the recipes, Young provides a complete glossary of dried herbs, spices, and fresh produce, accompanied by identifying photos and tips on where to purchase them. Unique traditional dishes, such as Savory Rice Tamales and Shrimp Dumplings, are also illustrated step by step, making the book easy to use. The central full-color photo section captures details of New Year's dishes and the Chinese home decorated in celebration, reminding one that these time-honored traditions live on, and the meals and their creation are connections to the past.

Nothing ... Except My Genius

A Celebration of His Wit and Wisdom: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 1427053944
Category: Fiction
Page: 84
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Nothing ... Except My Genius is a collection of quotes from Wilde's stories, plays, lectures, reviews and letters. Also included are a priceless foreword and reference to Wilde, the artist and the man. Exploring the full extent of his humour together with the deep and profound aspects of his personality, the work is a manifestation of his genius. It clearly indicates the wit, wisdom and the impudence of his style and most of all, the vividness of his vision that makes it an inspiring read.

Baby Not on Board

A Celebration of Life without Kids
Author: Jennifer Shawne
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452121311
Category: Humor
Page: 144
View: 1922

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For anyone who's wondered, "Why have kids when I could have fun instead?" here's a warm and hilarious welcome to the wonderful world of unparenting! The childfree life is growing in popularity, and finally here is a book that celebrates the wisdom and wonder of that choice. For those who cherish their white shag carpet and glass coffee table, this highly interactive book with quizzes, sidebars, and handy checklists offers a range of helpful, unparenting information including ways to throw oneself an unbaby shower and strategies for coping with dreaded OPCs (other people's children). Baby Not on Board reminds us all that having a baby is great, but NOT having a baby is really, really great.

In Celebration of Love, Marriage, and Sex

Author: Gary L. Crawford
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1604775211
Category: Religion
Page: 248
View: 1909

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Nowhere do Christians find a more relevant word about marriage and love than in the poetic expression of God's gift in the Song of Solomon. (Practical Life)

Earth Dance Drum

A Celebration of Life
Author: Blackwolf Jones,Gina Jones
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9781568385648
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 368
View: 5786

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Earth Dance Drum