come out of something, the point remains that it would be dependent on
something else for its existence. And if it depends on something else for its
existence, then it could not be the uncaused beginning: by the nature of what it is
(if we can ...
Author: William E. Marsh
Publisher: Author House
Why do we speak? We speak because we have purpose, and we have purpose because we have been created, created, as it were, with speech. We speak because we have been spoken into existence. This book is about this speech, this Word that spoke us into existence. It's about how to know this Word, this Word that made us, this Word that gives us form, joy, and meaning. It's about how to know our creator, the loving and holy God who made us. For when we know our creator, we know who we are and we know why we are here. We know how to live, and we know how to die. We know everything we need to know. It all begins with speech, the Word became flesh, the Word that made the world. That's why we speak.
It is great to know that you don't want debt or you don't want a stressful job, but
unless you communicate what it is that you do want, more than likely, ... Instead of
thinking about what they want out of life, they wait around for things to happen.
According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world.
Author: Susan Wolf
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love--and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life. Written in a lively and engaging style, and full of provocative examples, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a profound and original reflection on a subject of permanent human concern.
Four RESPECT FOR LIFE Since they constitute the only possible source of
modifications in the genetic text , itself the sole repository of the organism ' s
hereditary structures , it necessarily follows that chance alone is at the source of
Author: Stan van Hooft
This book presents an exploration of concepts central to health care practice. In exploring such concepts as Subjectivity, Life, Personhood, and Death in deep philosophical terms, the book aims to draw out the ethical demands that arise when we encounter these phenomena, and also the moral resources of health care workers for meeting those demands. The series Values in Bioethics makes available original philosophical books in all areas of bioethics, including medical and nursing ethics, health care ethics, research ethics, environmental ethics, and global bioethics.
something of his life, something crazy should happen to sabotage and fuck up
everything. This morning,hewas an expeditor at “NewHope”and now, onlyafew
hours later,he was captive ofa drug kingpin.Yes, he wasangryas hell, but he was
Author: Gilbert Creutzberg
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
This collection of fiction contains seven short stories and a stage play. Its common thread is our need to taste life for what it is, though that need may be markedly different from one person to the next.The spice of life sometimes involves the forbidden, the bizarre, the dangerous. From our very beginnings, love and sex have been spiced with drugs and alcohol to enhance our sensations. We yearn for redemption, but often get trapped in a maze.This powerful book offers a close look into the lives of those who are strange yet familiar, but are definitely Tasting Life for What It Is.
It was the middle of the morning, January 28, the day of my second wedding
anniversary. What a remarkable, wonderful, uplifting feeling. I had truly given my
life to Christ for the first time in my life and more importantly, understood what it ...
Author: Tom Lawhead
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
The church is an indispensable factor in our modern life, and it holds out more
possibilities for good to a young man than any other single institution. Its
influence is always sure, and he can depend upon it. The best people of our land
are its ...
Author: Rittik Chandra
Category: Business & Economics
A must-read for all those who dream of building a great life. This book will be an inspiration to youth of the world, urging them to recognize and develop their inner strengths, thereby helping them realize their own, unique potential. These words will become the guiding principle of your life. More than just a guide, this is a book that will tap the great energy within you
understanding of life itself to a head and for the better, for wherever contentment
thrives, so does love. T. HE SOUND OF thunder is overwhelming, but it is not
from the weather as you may think but from huge cannons, for this is war. We are
Author: KEMY LOREE DERLAGO
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
As I travel across north America, operating a tractor and trailer, hauling consumer goods, I come across many events of the human spirit and so I write about what I see, hoping that it may, make you cry, make you laugh, make you think about life and how precious it is.
passage through it to what lies beyond. While confessing my very limited
knowledge of what is now a very extensive and popularly acclaimed body of
evidence I answered this question by urging caution. What strikes me about this
kind of ...
Author: John Heywood Thomas
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"Does theology have any relevance to the problem of life and death?" According to John Heywood Thomas the answer is an unequivocal yes. A largely personal expression of this conviction precedes the argument's exposition, which is then stated first of all quite generally--that nothing human is alien to theology's concern. Three main issues are considered: the unborn life, death as an event in life, and the possibility of global death. The issue of a life before birth is a complex problem, requiring an awareness of philosophical issues as of the empirical factors. The same kind of multifaceted thinking is needed in confronting the issue of death, an inescapable topic for theology. If death is an event in life what does it reveal about the meaning of life? And what of the very human action of the funeral? After a discussion of the complex issues involved the argument returns to the global reference of theology. Two areas of concern are singled out to show that the theologian can offer guidance in debate: the environmental crisis and the threat of nuclear war.
The voice of the Son of God , who is the resurrection and the life , will call him
forth from the grave . He shall open his eyes again . On this view of his state , well
may we exultingly exclaim with the Apostle ; “ O Death ! where is thy sting ?
Author: Joshua Toulmin
Sometimes you can catch yourselfnot concentrating and believe it or not, when
this happens you can do or say some sillythings you never intended to. You
maybe lost in your own thoughts, but are not consciously aware ofthem. This
Author: Lily Foyster
Publisher: Balboa Press
Are you unhappy with life? Are you trapped by your limiting beliefs? Is your relationship more of a burden than a blessing? A practical and inspiring guide to enhancing your life, "From Me to You: The Tapestry of Life and Its Secrets" investigates how attitude can be the key to a life filled with success-or bitter regret. By taking the time to honestly assess your life and your approach to challenges, you can find the tools you need to redirect your life toward a more positive and productive path. You'll learn how to be more confident, persistent, assertive, and influential. Life coach Lily Foyster explores the healing power of forgiveness. Tapping into the ability to truly forgive yourself and others is the key to feeling better. She looks at the impact of relationships and the power they have to support or destroy self-esteem and self-respect. Foyster seeks to leave a gift on this planet and let others discover earlier certain things that took her years to learn. By applying her lessons, you can change the way you see the world. You can enhance your life. You have within you the power to create a magnificent life for yourself.
PREFACE As pointed out by Carol Cleland in this book, the question “What is life
?” has caused large quantities of ink to flow without eliciting a unanimously
agreed answer. The issue is not just academic. Now that increasing efforts are
Author: Joseph Seckbach
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Life As we Know It covers several aspects of Life, ranging from the prebiotic level, origin of life, evolution of prokaryotes to eukaryotes and finally to various affairs of human beings. Although Life is hard to define, one can characterize it and describe its features. The information presented here on the various phenomena of Life were all written by highly qualified authors including scientists, a professional athlete and three Nobel Laureates.
Life the way he knows it is now over!” Fifteen minutes has passed and Kamar
pulls up at the safe house. “Where is he”, asks Kamar? “He's still in the panic
room”, says Frankie looking at the monitor. “Let's go, it's time to let him know
Author: Tamika Davis
LIFE..AND THE DRAMA IT BRINGS IS A FICTIONAL NOVEL THAT HAS LESSONS, LAUGHS, LOVE, DISAPPOINTMENTS, FAITH, HOPE AND REVELATION. THIS BOOK TOUCHES ON LOYALTY IN FRIENDSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIPS. IT EXPLORES WHAT ONE MIGHT DO IN A SITUATION WHERE TELLING A FRIEND THE TRUTH JUST MAY END THE FRIENDSHIP. TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL, THAT IS THE QUESTION? THIS BOOK HAS UNEXPECTED TWISTS AND TURNS THAT TAKES YOU ON ARIVETING RIDE. THE LESSON IN THIS NOVEL IS FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT WHILE YOU'RE SITTING BACK ACCUSING SOMEONE ELSE OFBEING A FOOL FOR LOVE; YOU MUST LEARN TO NEVER SAY WHAT YOU WOULDN'T DO FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE BECAUSE YOU JUST NEVER KNOW! IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN A SIMILAR SITUATION YOURSELF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD OR WOULDN'T PUT UP WITH FOR THE SAKE OF LOVE. YOU THINK YOU KNOW BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA! EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL SOMETIMES AND IF YOU THINK YOU ARE EXEMPT, THINK AGAIN!
It is the period in your life when every headline and every tag line in ads, movies
or songs, overt or implied, is telling you that you should be 'having the time of
your life'. And while I'm sure that sometimes it will feel that way, no doubt there
Author: Linda Papadopoulos
Publisher: Hachette UK
Life is full of opportunity for 20-somethings, but it's also far more pressured than ever before. Whether it's the proliferation or the homogeneity of images of beauty and success that wallpaper our world, we know what a beautiful woman looks like - and we know what a perfect life looks like too. We live in a world that floods us with expectations about everything - from what we should weigh to what we should wear to how often we should be having sex and how much money we should be making. As a consequence, we begin to feel that we need to tick all these boxes in order to have 'the Perfect Life'. When we inevitably fall short, we feel anxious - we feel that we are failing and have the sense we are losing control. As a result, increasing numbers of young women are battling with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, perfectionism, toxic friendships and relationships, pressure to succeed or conform, and poor body image. At an age when life should be exciting, fun and relatively care-free, more and more young women are adrift and struggling. Dr Linda Papadopoulos understands the issues and has the experience to guide and support young women to help get their lives back on track so they can feel happier, more confident, more in control. Whose Life Is It Anyway? offers valuable insight and practical self-help to empower women to throw off the burden of expectation and start leading the lives they want to lead.
It is not that I can't move forward; it is that I am moving forward while trying to
make a difference. It is letting go despite the unfinished life and what was left
unsaid. It is embracing the past because the drunk driver embedded this
traumatic event ...
Author: Carla Kringer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Our personal choices in life have profound often devastating effects on the lives others. This is the story of Jo Jo Gigliotti; he lived a wonderful, unfinished life. His daughter, Carla shares the journey her family was forced to take after they were left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives when his life was taken by a drunk driver on April 24, 2008. The book is written in keeping with the vow the family made to be the voice of her dad and other victims of drinking and driving. It will take you into the heart of the tragedy where the familys healing was hindered due to the criminal proceedings involved with the prosecution of the drunk driver. Families facing a similar situation will find detailed information and resources to help them understand and navigate the complex criminal justice system. You will receive a glimpse into the roles of law enforcement, prosecutors, and defense attorneys during the prosecution of the drunk driver and the heart-wrenching toll the process takes on the family. Carlas life was forever changed that day. She has embraced the traumatic event a drunk driver embedded in her family history, in hope that others will gain knowledge while receiving comfort, and healing, knowing they can emerge from the darkness brought by death and grief. You may not emerge the same person you were but you can emerge a survivor with peace and hope restored in your life once again. That is Carlas wish for you as you read her fathers story and share in her familys walk through grief.
Given the naturalness of this question at some point in any human life, it may
repay our efforts if we attend to the work of the poem in its attempts to come to
terms with it, without reversion to fundamentalism and without escapism. Perhaps
Author: Richard Eldridge
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Richard Eldridge explores the ability of dense and formally interesting literature to respond to the complexities of modern life. Beyond simple entertainment, difficult modern works cultivate reflective depth and help their readers order and interpret their lives as subjects in relation to complex economies and technological systems. By imagining themselves in the role of the protagonist or the authorial persona, readers become immersed in structures of sustained attention, under which concrete possibilities of meaningful life, along with difficulties that block their realization, are tracked and clarified. Literary form, Eldridge argues, generates structures of care, reflection, and investment within readers, shaping if not stabilizing their interactions with everyday objects and events. Through the experience of literary forms of attention, readers may come to think and live more actively, more fully engaging with modern life, rather than passively suffering it. Eldridge considers the thought of Descartes, Kant, Adorno, Benjamin, Stanley Cavell, and Charles Taylor in his discussion of Goethe, Wordsworth, Rilke, Stoppard, and Sebald, advancing a philosophy of literature that addresses our desire to read and the meaning and satisfaction that literary attention brings to our fragmented modern lives.
It follows therefore that the soul that does not separate the Word of God and
distribute it in action and virtues without ceasing is dead, or wastes itself and
decays.78 Study and rumination, then, were properly part of a life-giving process.
Author: Ross Fuller
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book presents a lost tradition of inner work, the way of the householder, which was believed by the Brotherhood of Common Life to have been the teaching of the Apostles. It focuses on the emergence, amidst the decay of medieval culture, of the mixed life, this reconciliation of action and contemplation, as the essential link between Catholic spirituality and Protestantism. The transmission of this work to lay persons seeking the interior dimensions of their lives without withdrawing from the world is presented. The hitherto monastic spiritual exercises for strengthening attention are discussed in depth. The traditional and vital Christian knowledge of the human condition, which the Brothers and Sisters verified for themselves, is emphasized, especially the crucial significance of the force of attention in the recollection of oneself and God. The importance of strengthening attentive awareness is everywhere alluded to in the sources, but virtually ignored in current accounts of the Christian heritage. The book traces a transmission of spiritual exercises supported by a strongpsychological base that is strangely familiar to the climate of todays search for meaning.
This was a Friday afternoon and the biopsy had probably been taken on
Wednesday, because processing these things takes time. I was thinking, 'If we'd
had the answer yesterday, might her life have been saved?' Well, you can
conjecture till ...
Author: Sue Armstrong
Publisher: Canongate Books
A Matter of Life and Death tells fascinating stories of mysterious illnesses and miraculous scientific breakthroughs. But it is also crammed full of extraordinary characters from the forensic anthropologist with his own Body Farm in Tennessee to the doctor who had a heart-and-lung transplant and ended up using her own lungs for research.
How important this is. As we struggle through this life—and it can be a struggle—
we need to keep a sense of proportion about it. What we do and what we take
seriously can often be so far removed from what it is actually all about that it is ...
Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Family & Relationships
In The Rules of Life , Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. The first edition of The Rules of Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self-sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.
There is a predisposition occasionally met with which is as singular as it is
unaccountable and inexplicable : this peculiar constitution is denominated
idiosyncrasy - a term which can better be defined and illustrated by relating some
of the ...
Author: Caleb Ticknor
Category: Clothing and dress