Lyrical and nostalgic, Old Maggies Spirit Whispers gives you the simplicity, trust, and connections to ignite your own spirit insights. Its like riding your bike on a sweet summer day, exploring all the familiar places knowing the real adventure is taking place deep inside. There is nothing common about the friendship between a muse as ageless and solitary as the oak trees in Paddington Cove and a proper, young lady of Jane Austens England. Old Maggie is guided by serendipity, intuition, and coincidence. Lydia has only known the dictates of family and social expectations. Together they find their way to unexpected treasures that celebrate their spirits. You already have your answers. With 55 spirit whispers, this tale reminds you to listen.
Elizabeth dreamed of slipping away for a short retreat so she could get to know who she was beyond her routines, relationships, and responsibilities. Then she dared to do it. She couldn’t know her desire for solitude would be cracked open by a mysterious muse, two young lads, and a most unusual friend. In a journey of the unexpected, this unlikely heroine is reunited with her personal spirit. The end becomes the beginning. A heartfelt adventure and delightful guide, this novel opens the door for every reader to embrace and explore their own personal spirit. Other Books by Jeanne McElvaney Old Maggie’s Spirit Whispers Spirit Unbroken: Abby’s Story Harrietta’s Happenstance
Lyrical and nostalgic, Old Maggie's Spirit Whispers gives you the simplicity, trust, and connections to ignite your own spirit insights. It's like riding your bike on a sweet summer day, exploring all the familiar places - knowing the real adventure is taking place deep inside. There is nothing common about the friendship between a muse as ageless and solitary as the oak trees in Paddington Cove and a proper, young lady of Jane Austen's England. Old Maggie is guided by serendipity, intuition, and coincidence. Lydia has only known the dictates of family and social expectations. Together they find their way to unexpected treasures that celebrate their spirits. You already have your answers. With 55 spirit whispers, this tale reminds you to listen.
No matter where we may see ourselves on the addiction spectrum, it is possible to become free from these deeply ingrained unhealthy patterns. Many of us engage in addictive and compulsive behaviours to avoid our pain and discomfort and to distract ourselves from the challenges life brings us. Former teacher Dianne Szymanski Krynicki offers this semi-autobiographical guide to recognizing and letting go of addictive behaviours, whether they are being “managed” or concealed or are wreaking havoc and completely taking over our lives. In Releasing Our Dragons, Dianne offers wisdom and encouragement from diverse sources, such as Vipassana meditation, mindfulness, and Alcoholics Anonymous, to help readers get to the heart of their substance abuse or other addictive behaviours and learn to walk a path of strength, growth, and liberation.
WHISPER is a collection of stories about a very special friendship: between an Aboriginal girl called Edie, and a non-Aboriginal girl, Maggie. Edie lives with her grandmother, though she has been taught to call her 'Aunty Gwen'. There is no bitterness in Edie when she talks about her mother having left her: just a matter-of-fact 'Mum couldn’t cope'. While world of the stolen generation and adults is in the background for the girls, it's friendship that's important. Funny, sometimes sad, moving and uplifting, WHISPER, with its stories of Maggie, farm chores, mischief and the life of the imagination and of the spirit, will touch the hearts of all who read it.
The Mrs. Maggie you will meet here is like no other lady who is beyond 94 years of age. Where her energy comes from is anybody’s guess. She grew up in a family of six; one older sister and two older brothers. Her father was a carpenter and her mother stayed home. She grew up in a rural area where most people earned their wages from fishing and/or farming corn, soy beans, or tobacco. Her parents had a strong belief in God and taught their beliefs to their children. They also taught them survival skills, instilled a great work ethic, and disciplined them by the rulings of the Bible. Mrs. Maggie married Mr. Charles and they had nine children; six boys and three girls. They raised their children with the Bible as their guide. They both believed that everything one does in life can be found and spoken to in the Bible. That was what they both grew up believing, and that is what they taught their children. All their children attended public school, but they, as parents, also taught them again at home. They attended church services where good vs. bad, right vs. wrong, and such things as honor, respect, ethics, and worship were taught. Again, as parents, they taught their children Bible lessons at home to show how it could apply to daily living. After Mr. Charles’ death and all the children had moved away and were married, Mrs. Maggie continued to live in the large white house on the corner. She began to spend more time making useful and highly appreciated gifts for others who lived in the neighborhood. Leslie and Melba were two young girls who absolutely adored her and spent many hours with her. They were not with her every day, but they did spend many hours in her company learning about life.
On a visit to Haiti, Barbara Walker noticed that a penned rooster had a better life than children living on the streets and in some orphanages. Follow this ordinary womans journey as she finds homes for almost two thousand abandoned and orphaned children and builds Ruuska Village for street women who had no means of survival for themselves and their children. Those first days were very hard, Barbara said. The women were used to fighting for everything they needed, and they had very poor self-esteem. I separated many wild catfights among the women. Barbaras no-nonsense requirement of adhering to rules of civility and a Christian moral code, though, eventually shaped Ruuska Village into a unit that functioned as a caring family. Barbara built the womens self-esteem by helping them obtain birth certificates, IDs, and voting cards, which was both expensive and time-consuming. She also provided education, training, and start-up resources for the women so that they could start small businesses or find employment. Barbara Walker had no special plans for her life but lived it day by day, serving those God placed on her path. Her tenacious, never-back-down, never-give-up approach to finding homes for children and hope for Haitian street women has made her more than an ordinary woman.
This ebook is a collection of the complete works of James Joyce. It has the seven books published in Joyce's lifetime, and three sections of posthumously published writings: the poems, the essays, and additional prose. To make navigation through the collection easier, each book/section has its own table of contents. Links at the end of every text/chapter bring you back to the respective table of contents. At the end of each of these tables a link leads to the main contents table. ----------------------- Contents: 1. DUBLINERS 2. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN 3. CHAMBER MUSIC & POMES PENYEACH 4. EXILES 5. ULYSSES 6. FINNEGANS WAKE 7. POEMS 8. ESSAYS 9. OTHER WRITINGS 10. LETTERS