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Life Lessons Learned

By Francis X. Ryan
  • ISBN Code: : 1514419432
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf : life-lessons-learned.pdf

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My faith commands me to take care of those in need, particularly the children. Then in 2008, our nation faced a serious financial crisis. During that crisis, funding for mental health became disrupted, and children suffered. The crushing need to help our children led me to walk across America to tell everyone who would listen about the needs of children with emotional issues, behavioral issues, and developmental disabilities. Little did I know at the outset of my walk that it would become a walk of life’s lessons learned about the beautiful, decent, caring people in our nation. During my walk, my cynicism was replaced with hope, with gratitude, and with renewed faith in mankind. I was renewed spiritually and emotionally by the people I met along my journey. My walk started as a spiritual journey. It was a walk of atonement and a walk of gratitude. I always told people that I came from a very poor family. My mom struggled. Years later, after seeing what many of the children at Good Shepherd have gone through, I realized that I was not poor at all. In fact, I came from an extremely wealthy family who just happened to not have any money. I never once doubted that my mom and my brothers and sisters and family loved me. The children of Good Shepherd and the sisters have taught me to be grateful for the wonderful gifts that I have been granted caretaker of. The walk of atonement was a time to reflect and ask those people that I have hurt in my life to forgive me, those people in my life whom I have disappointed to pray for me, and those people in my life that I have helped that they would help another. I realized later in life that I learned much more from my mistakes than I had from my successes. The walk was an opportunity to write about, pray about, and seek forgiveness for. Atonement goes well beyond being forgiven. As a Catholic, I know that my Savior forgives my sins, but that does not alleviate my responsibility to atone for what I have done or what I have failed to do. When atonement is sought, behaviors change. The cycle of forgiveness is then complete, and true family healing can occur. I was hoping that during my walk, the Holy Spirit would guide me and give me the wisdom that I would need to develop a program to help children in need. Little did I know that the lessons I had hoped to learn were overwhelmed by the life’s lessons learned while I walked across America. Join me in reliving the amazing stories of my walk across America for children. It’s all good!

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  • Pdf File: water-walk-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever thought, I cant sit around and watch this horrible thing happen? Did you get up, go out, and try to make a difference? This is the true tale of one familys leap of faith to pursue Gods calling and walk across America, in order to bring attention to the global clean water crisis. When the Hinman family discovered that children as young as four are walking long distances each day to fetch water that can be dirty and dangerous, they set off on this hilarious journey in the hopes of changing the future of some of the water walkers across the globe. Along the way, they encountered a nations worth of generous individuals as they endured the hardships of living out of their SUV, the elements, and sacrificial living. Join the Hinmans in this walk to discover what it means to be patriotic, experience Gods enduring love and provision, and learn about the difference one person can make in the lives of others. The author of this book has pledged all personal royalties to benefit the clean water crisis. For more information, please visit waterwalkamerica.com

Walking America: A 10,000 Mile Journey of Self-Healing

By Jake Sansing
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jake Sansing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 319
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 191
  • Pdf File: walking-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

I became homeless after I got out of the Army, so I began walking between towns to search for a new job. Although I wasn't having much luck at finding any work, I soon realized all that hiking and sleeping under the stars seemed to be helping with my symptoms of PTSD. I then decided to walk across America with hopes that it would bring me some sort of healing. Alone and unsupported, I spent the next three years traveling from Tennessee to Delaware, to California, to Florida, to Alaska, back to Florida, and back to California again. This book is a true story that details my experiences.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

By Jennifer Speake
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135456631
  • Total of Pages : 2100
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 600
  • Pdf File: literature-of-travel-and-exploration.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

A Journey Around Our America

By Louis G. Mendoza
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 029274577X
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 364
  • Pdf File: a-journey-around-our-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Immigration and the growing Latino population of the United States have become such contentious issues that it can be hard to have a civil conversation about how Latinoization is changing the face of America. So in the summer of 2007, Louis Mendoza set out to do just that. Starting from Santa Cruz, California, he bicycled 8,500 miles around the entire perimeter of the country, talking to people in large cities and small towns about their experiences either as immigrants or as residents who have welcomed—or not—Latino immigrants into their communities. He presented their enlightening, sometimes surprising, firsthand accounts in Conversations Across Our America: Talking About Immigration and the Latinoization of the United States. Now, in A Journey Around Our America, Mendoza offers his own account of the visceral, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of traveling the country in search of a deeper, broader understanding of what it means to be Latino in the United States in the twenty-first century. With a blend of first- and second-person narratives, blog entries, poetry, and excerpts from conversations he had along the way, Mendoza presents his own aspirations for and critique of social relations, political ruminations, personal experiences, and emotional vulnerability alongside the stories of people from all walks of life, including students, activists, manual laborers, and intellectuals. His conversations and his experiences as a Latino on the road reveal the multilayered complexity of Latino life today as no academic study or newspaper report ever could.

The American Road Trip and American Political Thought

By Susan McWilliams Barndt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1498556876
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 864
  • Pdf File: the-american-road-trip-and-american-political-thought.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It’s hard to imagine the American dream without American road trips. This book takes readers on a journey through American road trip stories, revealing that they involve more than mere escapism—that they are an important and long-neglected source of American political thought.

Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

By Maureen O'Connor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610691466
  • Total of Pages : 723
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 135
  • Pdf File: life-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Life Expressed in 25 Words or Less

By Jack Cantwell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 151448451X
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: life-expressed-in-25-words-or-less.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hi. Welcome to my world of word pictures. They represent selected random thoughts that span a period of almost twenty-five years, from my time in Japan to present day. The next version will include moments from before that time as well. Heres a reading tip for maximum enjoyment: 1. Read the prologue for background. 2. Read the first aha moment. 3. Pause. 4. Read the next one. 5. Pause. 6. Keep repeating the process. This book has been published in a limited printing run for sharing with friends, family, and business colleagues. I hope you get the picture as you read. Some are written for humor. Some are simple observations of life. Others are either events that triggered expressions of faith or simply thoughts that popped up in my head. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read. I would appreciate feedback too.

Life: at Two Miles an Hour

By Steve Wahlquist
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524641790
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Steve Wahlquist lost his right leg to cancer just days after he was born. Half a century later, he embarked on a journey few thought he would finish365 miles on crutchesto raise money for kids who, like Steve, had lost limbs and needed help. This is the story of a journey filled with pain, fear, warmth, and triumph, which make this tale as memorable as it is inspiring.

The Family Roe: An American Story

By Joshua Prager
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393247724
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : History
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: the-family-roe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A masterpiece of reporting on the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart. Despite her famous pseudonym, no one knows the truth about “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey (1947–2017), whose unwanted pregnancy in 1970 opened a great fracture in American life. Journalist Joshua Prager spent years with Norma, discovered her personal papers, a previously unseen trove, and witnessed her final moments. With an explosive revelation at the core of the case, he tells her full story for the first time. Prager also traces Roe’s fifty-year trajectory through three compelling figures: feminist lawyer Linda Coffee, who filed the original Texas lawsuit yet now lives in obscurity; Curtis Boyd, a former fundamentalist Christian, today a leading provider of third-trimester abortions; and Mildred Jefferson, the first Black female Harvard Medical School graduate, who became a pro-life leader with great secrets. Essential to our understanding of this key debate, the right to choose or the right to life, The Family Roe will change the way you think about our enduring American divide.

Honey for a Teen's Heart

By Gladys Hunt,Barbara Hampton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310872650
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 302
  • Pdf File: honey-for-a-teen-s-heart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.