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Heaven's Child, a mother's journey from heartbreak to healing

Heaven’s Child, a mother’s journey from heartbreak to healing, second edition

Caroline Flohr

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This is a great book. I have never written a review but want to write about Heaven’s Child. Beautiful story. I normally stay away from books with heartbreaking backdrops but make exceptions for really good books that have that special magic.

Kathy Schramke

AN UNFORGETABLE AND INSPIRATIONAL TRUE STORY, HEAVENS CHILD WILL WARM YOUR HEART AS IT SCRATCHES YOUR SOUL.

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD SARAH, younger twin by two hours, wrote “And now it is time for my story to end because we have finally reached the beginning.” Did she know? How could she have guessed? Or did she just happen to choose words that had a greater meaning for her life about to be tragically cut short?

A big-hearted memoir, Heaven’s Child captures the reader with a profound look inside a mother’s courageous journey through grief to her ultimate spiritual renewal. From the exquisite pain of loss to the magical buoyancy of hope, author Caroline Flohr intimately shares her family’s struggle and reinvention after the unexpected death of her twin teenage daughter, Sarah. Finding her way back to joy, Caroline reminds us how we all must learn to live presently, love whole-heartedly and when the time comes, gracefully let go. As young Sarah wisely wrote in her high school homework assignment, even an ending can turn into a new beginning.

This universally touching story is an inspired guide showing us all how the human spirit’s innate love and resilience can heal, transform and reignite our soul even after life’s most tragic losses.

Perhaps the worst thing that can happen to a parent is experiencing the loss of a child. However, as Caroline shares, it’s possible to turn one’s devastation into spiritual enlightenment and to weave the tragedy into the fabric of your life and your family. From the early morning knock at the front door–every parent’s worst nightmare–Caroline immerses readers into the raw emotions of a fatal car accident involving eight teenagers who take a midnight joyride in a small community. Like teens across the country, Sarah had parents who cared, attended a good school and lived in a safe community. And yet, life carries no guarantees.

As the tragedy unfolds, Caroline details the many phases she and her family and community moved through on their path to accepting–and embracing–the grievous loss, and the aftermath which continues for a lifetime. She discusses the power of love and faith as related to death and healing; the importance of connecting with family, friends, communities, Nature and the Universe; the significance of our intuition and the synchronicity in our lives; the imprint of our inner strength when faced with adversity; the intersection of choices and accountability; and the celebration of life so lives can expand in the present. She celebrates the enduring strength of family, and as she weaves the pain of loss into the fabric of her family and her life, she finds herself enriched, not diminished, by her experience. As Caroline challenges the reader to consider death not as the end of the journey but as a beginning, the reader finds Heaven’s Child to be a truly riveting memoir celebrating life and death.

Heaven’s Child is also a must-read for every teen, parent, and teacher. It’s that story of caution and
vigilance, decision-making and accountability, living in the moment, and being constantly aware that each day could be our last. It’s a story speaking to our teenagers about the consequences of decisions and what happens to our families and communities when life is cut short.

For others, it’s that story of resilience, of learning to weave tragedy into our lives, embracing our humanity, and living with authenticity. It’s that story that lets you know you are able to weather just about any adversity, and that just as you live to embrace the present, you must embrace your loved ones because life does come to an end, sometimes sooner than expected. Heaven’s Child is that compassionate story that inspires and motivates as you explore your own spiritual journey of loss and love, hope and healing.

Told with a unique gripping voice and written with an artful compelling storyline, Heaven’s Child is a story that has relevance for all people.

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Circle of Friends Cookbook - 25 Barbecue Recipes

Circle of Friends Cookbook – 25 Barbecue Recipes

Goosberry Patch

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I love all gooseberry patch recipe books, they are wonderful, easy and good – tested by my family and they love them

Linda R. Roberts

It’s a cookout! Gather your family & friends to savor this collection of 25 of our most taste-tempting recipes for grilling and barbecue favorites…from Hawaiian Grilled Pork Chops and Sensational Sirloin Kabobs to Dijon Grilled Fish and more!

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LinkedPhotoLive Simple: 31 Tips To Declutter, Simplify, And Organize Your Life

Live Simple: 31 Tips To Declutter, Simplify, And Organize Your Life

Nate McHenry

Price: FREE

I can’t say enough good about this book! It is as if the author walked through my house (the Trust Walk?) and commented on each room and each aspect of my material world that needed simplification. I appreciated the encouraging words along with the very practical ways of making changes.

Stephanie Atwood

You can conquer the mess! Learn how to live simple, de-clutter, and organize your life in this 31 tips in 31 days guide. There are practical tips to long term transformation. This is not a fix it quick book with meaningless tips. Each tip is well thought out and designed to produce a “live simple” lifestyle. The book is written in easy to read tips that you can put into practice immediately. You can live organized, simple, and without the clutter. Start today. Celebrate your victories each day as you feel great about the cleanliness, organization, and simplicity of your new life.

Inside the book you’ll find practical and ready to use tips to start a new way of living. This book addresses all the areas of your home plus many more bonus tips for other areas of life.

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LinkedPhotoFarm Girl Country Cooking: Hearty Meals for the Active Family

Farm Girl Country Cooking: Hearty Meals for the Active Family

Karen Jones Gowen

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Boy did Karen Jones Gowen bring back memories with her latest, Farm Girl Country Cooking: Hearty Meals for the Active Family! Many a day I turned out two entire sheet pans of biscuits and mixed pancakes in a 4 quart bowl. A houseful of teens can eat you out of house & home in the blink of an eye and they are always hungry.

Grandma

Although preparing regular family meals can be difficult, it is worth every effort. Dinner provides an opportunity to gather and refresh while spending time together around the table enjoying a meal.

The author has collected and tested the book’s 100 recipes of main dishes, sides and desserts from years of experience cooking for a large family. Whether you’re feeding a family on a budget or need ideas on menu planning, this cookbook is the perfect companion for the busy, working cook.

Hearty home-cooking using basic ingredients, plenty of fresh vegetables (and don’t forget the bacon) you will return to these recipes again and again when planning dinners for your family or entertaining for company.

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You Can Do It Yourself: Great Do It Yourself Home Improvements On A Budget [Kindle Edition]

You Can Do It Yourself: Great Do It Yourself Home Improvements On A Budget [Kindle Edition]

Gary Nealon

Price: FREE

As one who would prefer to do most work on my house and my investment properties myself, I found this guide to be quite well organized and useful.

rob k

Have you ever imagined that you could create the home of your dreams?
Do you watch DIY television shows and wish they would come to your house and create a stunning transformation?
Have you been nervous to take on that DIY project because you feel you don’t have the skills to make it happen?
The answer to all these questions lies in Gary Nealon’s You Can Do It Yourself: Great Do It Yourself Home Improvements On A Budget. This book gives you the basic skills you need to begin making fun and valuable changes to your home.
You may be looking to increase the value of your home before putting it on the market. Or you may just be interested in making your house into the home of your dreams. Whatever your desires, Nealon gives you the tools to do the remodel projects that will transform your home!
The best part of all of this—you will learn industry insider secrets that teach you to remodel ON A BUDGET! Gary knows the tricks of the trade, and teaches you how to get the most from your money when taking on any DIY project.
Gary’s projects include:
• How to install a ceiling fan
• How to lay wood flooring
• How to replace or install an electrical outlet
• How to mount a flat screen TV
• How to install a tile backsplash
• How to replace a faucet
• How to insulate your attic
All projects are marked by their difficulty, and each chapter ranges from the lower budget projects to the higher priced tasks.
You Can Do It Yourself gives you the basic skills you need to be King or Queen of your castle! No more will you rely on outside help for many of the fixes and upgrades you want to do in your home.
This book arms you with the basic skills you need to join the DIY revolution, and saves you money in the process!

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15 Recipes For Gourmet Food Gifts: Edible Handmade Gifts From Your Kitchen

15 Recipes For Gourmet Food Gifts: Edible Handmade Gifts From Your Kitchen

Jill Swanson

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When I received the book the first thing I noticed was the attention to detail. There is not a step missed or a process overlooked. A lot of times in my gourmet cookbooks a recipe will call for an item that I have never heard of, let alone know where to purchase. Ms. Swanson has erased any concerns by having links included with each recipe. There are links to sites that you can purchase the containers to store the products in, and links on where to buy the hard to find items. I was really impressed.

Cherise Everhard

Whether you are an experienced or beginner cook, 15 Recipes for Gourmet Food Gifts is the ideal guide for great food gift ideas, recipes, and step-by-step directions to help you give the perfect and most original gift to your loved ones! Gourmet homemade food gifts are guaranteed to be unique, thoughtful, and frugal. You’ll also have a great story to tell when you give your gift!

• Give a jar of Home Cured Olives as a gift for fathers who have everything and really don’t need another pair of socks.
• A jar of Homemade Bitters fits the bill for making the perfect cocktail to celebrate a promotion.
• Sweet and Hot Homemade Mustard is perfect when you need a hostess gift for Christmas.
• Give a pound of Home Roasted Coffee Beans for your coffee-loving friend’s birthday.
• Homemade Chocolate Truffles recipe is great for mothers or sweethearts with a sweet tooth.
• Zesty Marinated Goat Cheese adds zest to any housewarming or holiday party.

Recipes for Gourmet Food Gifts has 15 recipes, each of which include: lead time (from 20-minute Perfect Vinaigrette to 2 months for Homemade Vanilla Bean Extract), hands-on preparation time, materials and ingredients needed, and clear step-by-step instructions.

What makes this book especially useful is the convenience of its extensive links for top recommended sources of the harder to find ingredients. Never heard of “wild cherry bark”? Don’t worry, that’s what the links are there for! Just a few clicks and you’ll have everything you need. This way you can spend your time on the fun part: making the gifts. There are also links for attractive packaging (read: cute jars, boxes, gift tags, and labels) to finish your handmade gift with style.

This book your perfect next step to becoming a renowned gourmet gift giver

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How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

N. T. Wright

Price: $3.99

On the surface, then, the book appears to aim to help readers rediscover what the gospels are about and how to read them for all they’re worth. Upon closer inspection, however, How God Became King is much more ambitious, for anyone who takes seriously Wright’s proposals for how to read the gospels will find that they transform the way one reads not only the gospels, but the entire Bible.

Keith R. Clark

Foundational: The four gospels come directly fromthe ancient church and are among the primary sourcesfor the church’s teachings.

Familiar: Since Christian worship services began, areading from the gospels has played a central role.

Studied: For over two hundred years scholars havechallenged and defended the central claims of thegospels: miracles, historical accuracy, the divinity ofJesus, and more.

But Forgotten: Still, leading Bible scholar N. T.Wright reveals shocking news: We have all forgottenwhat the four gospels are about.

“Despite centuries of intense and heavy industryexpended on the study of all sorts of features of thegospels,” Wright writes, “we have often managed tomiss the main thing that they, all four of them, aremost eager to tell us. What we need is not just a bitof fine-tuning, an adjustment here and there. We needa fundamental rethink about what the gospels aretrying to tell us.”

What Wright offers is an opportunity to confront thesepowerful texts afresh, as if we are encountering themfor the first time. How God Became King reveals thesurprising, unexpected, and shocking news of thegospels: this is the story of a new king, a new kind ofking, a king who has changed everything, and a kingwho invites us to be part of his new world.

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If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure: Experience Food, Faith, and Fulfillment a Whole New Way

If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure: Experience Food, Faith, and Fulfillment a Whole New Way

Sheri Rose Shepherd

Price: $2.99

I enjoyed reading through the recipes because they are all food that I would actually eat and serve to my family. She uses practical ingredients and recipes that she has altered ever so slightly to give us less calories and more health. There are 15 chapters that are divided up into categories like Craving Something Salty (chapter 4) and Craving Something Rich (chapter 13). She also includes a QR code at the end of each chapter for more information on health, weight loss, and kitchen coaching tips.

Christina Lang

Life can be hard . . . but food, faith, and fun are three amazing gifts from God to satisfy and refresh us every day. Yet all too often, we focus primarily on what we can not do, and what we should not eat—which leaves us feeling deprived and depressed. Instead of being energized by following Christ, we waste our days feeling bored and burnt-out on our faith, while battling the guilt that comes from craving the food that we love. In If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure, best-selling author and speaker Sheri Rose Shepherd encourages you to embark on a new adventure with faith and food. She reveals the food coaching tips that enabled her to lose over 50 pounds and keep it off, and shares fun recipes in celebration of the healthy, delicious food our God created for us to enjoy. It’s time to let go of guilt, grab hold of grace, and recapture the life God craves for us to live! “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8)

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