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Meditations for the New Father

Meditations for the New Father Author Doug Spangler
ISBN-10 1936746263
Release 2013-01-22
Pages 114
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Welcoming home your first baby creates a huge transition in your life. You want to be a good father but also a good Christian one. These interactive Meditations will encourage your development as a Christian dad during your first year of fatherhood.



A Different Dream for My Child

A Different Dream for My Child Author Jolene Philo
ISBN-10 9781572937147
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 272
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For years, Jolene Philo’s son was hospitalized many times as he battled a life-threatening birth defect. Far from home, without friends and family to support them, Jolene and her husband felt utterly and completely alone. Today, support networks for parents of critically or chronically ill children have improved, but most only provide for urgent physical needs. The devotional meditations in this book address the spiritual needs of these parents as the author shares her own life lessons, as well as those of other parents who have walked this road. No matter how difficult the road, Philo says, you do not have to lose hope.



Meditations for the Expectant Mother

Meditations for the Expectant Mother Author Helen G. Brenneman
ISBN-10 0836115678
Release 2015-01-15
Pages 145
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Writer and mother Helen Good Brenneman shares 30 devotional meditations that discuss the things a woman thinks about from the time she learns she is expecting until the birth of her child. While the covers have been updated, the interior content purposely retains the original language and beautiful sentiments of the original authors. This series will appeal especially to traditional parents and mothers with a strong faith background who endeavor to raise their families in positive ways. * Daily meditations for 30 days during pregnancy * Great gift idea



Meditations for the new mother

Meditations for the new mother Author Helen Good Brenneman
ISBN-10 0836134001
Release 1985-12
Pages 79
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This unique devotional book was created to meet the needs for sustaining faith and a quiet confidence in God when a new baby arrives. Daily meditations for the first 30 days strengthen and inspire for the lifelong task of motherhood. Illustrations.



Praying Through Your Child s Early Years

Praying Through Your Child s Early Years Author Jennifer Polimino
ISBN-10 9781441225573
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 256
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God has a one-of-a-kind plan for every little life placed in our care, and it's never too soon to begin praying for this plan to unfold. This year-by-year guide is the perfect prayer handbook from a child's birth through age five. Inside, readers will find stories, tips, and prayers for every important milestone--from crawling, walking, and table eating in baby's first year to helping with everyday chores once baby becomes a big boy or big girl. Journaling space for each phase of development help readers and their child remember in years to come how God was at work at every stage. Each chapter contains a special list of Scripture verses to guide further prayer and meditation on God's Word. Nominated for a 2013 Christian Retailing's Best Award



A Year with the Church Fathers

A Year with the Church Fathers Author Mike Aquilina
ISBN-10 9781935302964
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 388
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Times change, but human nature does not. Neither do the daily struggles that all Christians experience in their walk with the Lord. Today as two thousand years ago we fight anger, pride, lust, spiritual sloth. Now as then we strive to be more diligent in prayer, more faithful to the commandments, more patient and charitable toward others. And in our time, no less than in the earliest centuries of Christianity, we need wise guidance to direct us on the road to holiness. In A Year with the Church Fathers, popular Patristics expert Mike Aquilina gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration. The Fathers were the immediate inheritors of the riches of the Apostolic Age, and their intimacy with the revelation of Jesus Christ is beautifully evident throughout their theological and pastoral writings: a profound patrimony that is ours to read and cherish and profit from. Learn to humbly accept correction from St. Clement of Rome. Let Tertullian teach you how to clear your mind before prayer. Read St. Gregory the Great and deepen your love for the Eucharist. Do you suffer from pain or illness? St. John Chrysostom's counsels will refresh you. Do you have trouble curbing your appetite for food and other fleshly things? St. John Cassian will teach you the true way to moderation and self-control. A Year with the Church Fathers is different from a study guide, and more than a collection of pious passages. It is a year-long retreat that in just a few minutes every day will lead you on a cycle of contemplation, prayer, resolution, and spiritual growth that is guaranteed to bring you closer to God and His truth. From the Church Fathers we should expect nothing less.



A Year with the Church Fathers

A Year with the Church Fathers Author Scott R. Murray
ISBN-10 075862591X
Release 2011
Pages 408
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Drawn from the themes of Scripture itself, these devotions consider the salvation plan of God fulfilled in Jesus and carried to the world through the Church. The in-depth, thought-provoking content offers rich insight into Scripture and the Christian life and encouragement in the faith. Along the way you will drink deeply of the fountain of eternal life and gain in understanding of the message of God's Word.



Strength Renewed

Strength Renewed Author Shirley Corder
ISBN-10 9781441239648
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 208
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Nothing can sap a person's strength and hope quite like a cancer diagnosis--unless it is the energy-stealing chemotherapy and surgeries faced in the fight against cancer. But one can find hope and strength in the pages of Scripture and in the experience of someone who has been there. Strength Renewed is an encouraging devotional for those living in the valley of cancer. Meditations combine Scripture and stories from the author's own experience and can be read in sequential order to move the reader through a typical cancer journey from diagnosis through treatment. Each devotion also stands on its own, so readers can go directly to the entry that speaks to their need. Each devotional includes a short prayer and a Scripture verse for encouragement.



In Our Lives First

In Our Lives First Author Diane Mandt Langberg
ISBN-10 9781483516011
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 118
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"In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors" is a collection of six week’s worth of readings about the work of counseling and its impact on the counselor’s life and soul. Based on her 40 years of counseling experience, the author shows how the true work of counselors is tending first to their own souls in relationship to Jesus Christ, since they cannot lead clients where they themselves have not gone first. Change, growth, and spiritual health must be a reality in their lives first, in order to effectively facilitate change, growth, and health in others. Dr. Langberg’s essays are interspersed with quotes from her favorite authors, most of them Puritan pastors and theologians, for 40 days’ worth of readings. Dr. Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 40 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and speaks internationally on topics related to women, trauma, ministry, and the Christian life. Dr. Langberg is a clinical faculty member of Biblical Seminary and is core faculty with Biblical Seminary’s Global Trauma Recovery Institute. She is the author of "Counsel for Pastors’ Wives" (Zondervan), "Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse" (Xulon Press), and "On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse" (Tyndale House), and is a columnist for Christian Counseling Today. Dr. Langberg is Chair of the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, serves on the boards of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment) and the Society for Christian Psychology. She is also founder of The Place of Refuge, an inner city, non-profit trauma and training center. Dr. Langberg is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna for Professional Achievement Award from Taylor University, the American Association of Christian Counselor’s Caregiver Award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award. She is married and has two sons.



Morning Meditations from Your Abba Father

Morning Meditations from Your Abba Father Author Alyse Best Muldoon
ISBN-10 1477561986
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 372
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These messages of love and encouragement were given to the author when she was undergoing an extremely difficult time in her life. In journaling her pleas to the Lord, He impressed her to write down the words He entrusted her with.Such words of love! The author started sharing them with her friends by email, and they became so popular that hundreds of people were reading them and talking about them every day. Many reported that through these messages they recommitted their lives to Christ, or found great comfort during their losses and struggles. Those that read these messages from their Heavenly Father will learn to envision His real presence and love for them. It cries to the soul of every one, and it is real. He is real, and He wants you to know He is right beside you always, loving you in ways you could never be loved by anyone on earth.



Desiring God

Desiring God Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781601423092
Release 2011-01
Pages 411
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.



Seeking First the Kingdom

Seeking First the Kingdom Author John Bartunek
ISBN-10 099160380X
Release 2014-08-13
Pages 186
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Are you newly intrigued by Jesus Christ? Do you want to follow him more closely? This is book for you. Maybe you have been a Christian for a long time. Has your faith become a bit stale and are you longing for some fresh encouragement? This is a book for you. Whether you are just starting out on your spiritual journey and long to know Jesus better or you have encountered obstacles along the way that you find discouraging, this is a book for you.Seeking First the Kingdom is full of practical examples and down-to-earth wisdom which will show you how to bring Christ into each facet of your life. In these 30 meditations, you'll learn: how to bring every dimension of your being into your relationship with God, how to handle the emotional roller coaster of everyday life, how to overcome spiritual obstacles and roadblocks, ways to develop virtue and grow in holiness. Along the way, you'll discover how to cultivate a deep and joy-filled friendship with Christ - an adventure that begins today, here on earth, and continues for all eternity.



A Heart Like Mary s

A Heart Like Mary s Author Edward Looney
ISBN-10 9781594717840
Release 2017-10-06
Pages 160
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A Heart Like Mary's is the perfect book for all Catholics wishing to begin or deepen their devotion to Mary. Author and Marian theologian Rev. Edward Looney guides us through thirty-one daily meditations on the unique characteristics of Mary’s heart. This easy-to-read and engaging monthly devotional is full of practical lessons that address the personal challenges we all face as Mary’s fellow pilgrims walking the path of faith. In the midst of feeling lost in his prayer life and relationship with God, Fr. Looney found himself reflecting on who Mary is and how he could be more like her. He learned that by daily meditating on Mary's attributes and praying for the grace to have a heart like hers he could turn his pessimistic and critical thoughts into optimistic and charitable ones. A Heart Like Mary's offers readers a simple yet reflective introduction to Marian spirituality by way of a month-long daily devotional. Readers come away with a clear sense of who Mary was, how she cares for and looks after the faithful, and how we can honor her in our daily lives. Based heavily on scripture, Church teaching, and Looney’s personal experience, A Heart Like Mary's gently teaches us how to imitate Mary’s love for others and devotion to God. Each day's meditation offers simple yet reflective insight into a unique characteristic of Mary’s heart. You’ll discover twenty-one attributes and ten separate desires of her heart, including: A Heart That Says Yes A Heart That Rejoices A Heart Filled with Generous Love A Heart Attentive to the Needs of Others A Heart of Compassion A Heart Desiring to Alleviate Suffering A Heart Desiring Us to Pray A Heart Desiring Peace As we're guided through each of these meditations, we'll find inspiration for changing our own behavior and heart's disposition so that we, too, can respond to God, our loved ones, and life's obstacles with the same tenderness that Mary does. Each day provides a scriptural quote or message from one of Mary's apparitions, followed by a reflection leading us into the depths of Mary’s heart and showing us how to mirror her heart. We also will be invited to call upon Mary’s intercession, asking her to give us a heart like hers. Each meditation concludes with a challenge to incorporate a love for Mary into our prayer life and action toward others.



Healing After Loss

Healing After Loss Author Martha W. Hickman
ISBN-10 0061925772
Release 2009-06-09
Pages 384
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For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.



First Time Dad

First Time Dad Author John Fuller
ISBN-10 157567937X
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 176
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Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start... First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?" for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited! "Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."



Restoring The Christian Family

Restoring The Christian Family Author John Loren Sandford
ISBN-10 9781599798363
Release 2011-12-19
Pages 320
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Timely. Prophetic. On the cutting edge. In Restoring the Christian Family, the Sandfords confront the issues facing families today with sound logic based on scriptural truth. In-depth insights from more than thirty years of counseling experience combine forcefully with helpful illustrations from the author's own family life, providing practical wisdom for every reader who is concerned about his or her family. Restoring the Christian Family helps to fulfill the prophecy of Malachi,"]]And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers]]" (Mal. 4: 6)



My Meditation on the Gospel

My Meditation on the Gospel Author James E. Sullivan
ISBN-10 1618908308
Release 1967-04
Pages 627
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The essence of our faith is the Good News of Jesus Christ. My Meditation on the Gospel traces the events of Our Lord's life through all four Gospels. This pocket daily devotional puts the reader in the footsteps of an early follower of Christ watching the events of the Gospel unfold. Father James Sullivan recounts the details of the Gospel with a gentle hand and rich historical details. These carefully crafted meditations allow the reader to feel the joys and sorrows of Christ's life, from his public ministry to his Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Father Sullivan brings the eternal Word of God to bear on the daily struggles of contemporary life. The daily readings end with a practical reflection and a contextual prayer for God's grace to deal with modern day anxieties and hopes. This feature-packed little book includes: • Iconic pencil drawings featuring scenes from the life of Christ as well as depictions of modern man encountering Our Lord • Meditations and prayers on every major event of Jesus' life from across all four gospels • Beautiful prayers that will help us align our will with Christ's will as exposed in his Word. • Reflections on the gospels that will encourage us to live the Good News in our everyday lives • And much more… Only by prayerfully considering the Gospel and its meaning on a daily basis can we draw ourselves closer to unity with Jesus. My Meditation on the Gospel is the ideal book for careful, daily study of God's Word. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of this Confraternity of the Precious Blood title go directly to The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY to support them in their vocation.