The Portable Jack Kerouac (Portable Library): Jack Kerouac, Ann Charters: 9780140178197: Amazon.com When You Want to Quit God's Calling on Your Life I made a firm decision that day. I told the Lord how desperately I wanted the fear of the Lord in my life. Pleasing the Lord rather than people became my passion. But walking out my passion was a different story. Then I would hear the sweet voice of the Lord asking me, "Is this the fear of the Lord, or is it the fear of man?" What was I going to yield to? The feelings of fear did not go away immediately. Choose to Become Unstoppable As my example shows, it is not necessary to get rid of fear before obeying the Lord. You are either a person who will be stopped or a person who won't be stopped. Today, I am so thankful that God's grace helped me press through the fears, doubts, difficulties and questions in my mind. Does that mean everything in my life is easy or without problems? I can dare to step out of the limited box that life offers me. Although my circumstances did not change, I changed on the inside. What God did for me that day, He will do for you. Read a companion devotional.
100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. Here’s a list of adjectives: Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed! 21 Responses to “100 Exquisite Adjectives” Rebecca Fantastic list!
74 Books to Read if You Love the Hunger Games If you haven't read the Hunger Games you really should! They're pretty awesome. Check them out: If you're already a fan of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins... You should add these books to your to be read pile! (The recommendations are in no particular order.) Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie In a world where Officials pick your perfect mate, what happens when you’ve two choices? Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner A boy wakes up in a Glade with other boys knowing only his name, not how he got there, or how to escape the enclosed walls. Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry A young boy is given the job to retain the Community’s memories and to advise them using that knowledge, but he doesn’t like what he sees when he knows the past. Books of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau A city of light amidst the darkness begins to go black and survival means finding a way out by going through the unknown. Uglies Quartet by Scott Westerfeld Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass UPDATE: Novellas added to series: The Prince , The Guard
15 Books Every Young Gay Woman Should Read The Great Gay Deception In February 2007, a colleague of mine attended the annual fundraising dinner for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the world’s largest gay activist organization. As a Christian man deeply committed to righteousness in our nation, he wanted to see how the HRC operated firsthand. Next to him at the table was a homosexual couple, and as my friend was talking to one of the men in the couple, he suddenly had a vision—and he is not prone to such things—of a snake wrapped around the man’s neck. He knew he had to kill it before it strangled the man to death, but he also knew if he didn’t exercise extreme care in killing the snake, he would kill the man in the process. That, in vivid pictorial illustration, is the predicament we find ourselves in today in the church. How then do we stand against gay activism without hurting our witness to gay individuals? Reach Out and Resist In January 2005, the Lord spoke this word to my heart: “Reach out and resist.” Really? The War on the Bible The War on Gender
A List of Books | 623 of the Best Books Ever Written 30 Very Funny Books--Seriously It's a dreary day, so I thought I'd indulge myself and come up with a list of my favorite comedies. A caveat, however: this is not a fancy English-professor-y list of the finest, most exquisitely crafted, most erudite or intellectually sophisticated works on paper in the language. This is a list of the books that make me laugh until my mascara starts to run. These are books to read over your first cup of coffee or just before you go to sleep . Remember: a day you've laughed is day you haven't wasted--even if you didn't get out of bed. Some days you need a jump-start to get to the funny parts of life. You've probably heard of most of these titles, and maybe you've already read several of them. You ready? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. And of course this is just the beginning.
Medieval Sumptuary Laws - Legislation of the Middle Ages regarding excessive expenditure The medieval world wasn't all drab clothing, flavorless food, and dark, drafty castles. Medieval folk knew how to enjoy themselves, and those who could afford it indulged in dazzling displays of wealth -- sometimes to excess. Sumptuary laws originated to address this excess. The Lavish Life of the Nobility The upper classes took particular pleasure and pride in garbing themselves in luxurious finery. It was expected of the lord of the manor or castle to throw great feasts on special occasions, and nobles vied with each other to see who could offer the most exotic and abundant foodstuffs. And anyone who could afford to build or hold a castle could also afford to make it warm and welcoming, with opulent tapestries, colorful draperies, and plush furnishings. These ostentatious displays of riches concerned the clergy and the more pious secular rulers. So, in some countries and at various times, sumptuary laws were passed to limit conspicuous consumption. Sumptuous Women
5 Ways to Set SMART Goals Steps Part 1 Making your Goal Specific (S) <img alt="Image titled Set SMART Goals Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Decide what you want. <img alt="Image titled Set SMART Goals Step 8" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">8Reflect on why you are setting this goal. Jot down the specific reasons and benefits of accomplishing this goal. Part 2 Making Your Goal Measurable (M) Part 3 Making Sure the Goal is Attainable (A) Part 4 Making Your Goal Relevant (R) Part 5 Making the Goal Time-Bound (T) Community Q&A Ask a Question Can you answer these readers' questions? How do I find the nearest pay phone near zip code 89121?