Growing up going form one foster home to another like a game piece on a no-win board can shatter your view of yourself and the world. In my memoir, "I Swear to tell the truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth, So Help Me God" I expose the thoughts and feelings I experienced as I struggled over the past two years to make sense of a life shattered by childhood abandonment, neglect, and abuse. It's difficult for people who live in secure homes to understand how being deprived of simple things like safety, security, and warmth can make you seek these things even in destructive ways. Even with the support of different social services, nothing seemed to fill the emptiness growing inside me, an emptiness I desperately crave to fill. For the past two years I struggled to escape the pain of being unwanted by seeking comfort in the world of alcohol, drugs, and sexual addiction three worlds that have nearly destroyed me. Keywords: Memoir; diary; Journal; Autobiography; Sex Addiction; Drug Addiction; Alcoholism; Childhood Abuse; Mental Illness; Bipolar.
A book of thoughts from a member of the Nation of Islam who knew himself above all others! Speeches given in the prison system of Pennsylvania. The Truth cuts both ways!
"I often wondered if anyone saw that jeep getting ready to hit them, what were they saying to each other inside the van before the jeep hit them, I mainly wonder why didn't my mom let my brother drive like he wanted to instead it just seems like he died mad at her"Broken Silence chronicles the most personal and unforgettable moments in Odessa's life. She unveils the most painful events that happened to her and she's revealing what happened in her memoir titled, Broken Silence, it begins with the death of Odessa's eldest brother at only eighteen months old due to a rare blood type and some immunizations, Odessa's unstable upbringing began at the hands of her mother's mental, verbal, emotional and physical abuse. As a kid she was the victim of sexual abuse by two male family members and by a woman who was not related to her she tells about these abuses in detail and uncut the same way they happened to her. She discusses up close and personal about how her mother was in and out of her and her siblings lives as kids and how she was left to take care of them alone most of the time with no food or water or even lights in their home. After making the biggest move of her life that changed her life forever, when a family trip to a bike rally held in Myrtle Beach turns into a tragic car accident and causes the deaths of five loved ones and the permanent disability of her son Jamar it seems like fate has robbed the Williams family again this time of all their children, all but one. Odessa was left to deal with all the guilt of the car accident while trying to care for her disabled son. She began dealing and coping with everything that happened in her life all at once. She began being haunted by the sexual abuses as a child and the unforgetting scenes from the car accident. It took some time for Odessa to begin her healing but she did she shut the world out and had minimal contact with anyone, besides her parents, she had to learn how to start loving herself she conquers her fears and tells it all, "most of my life I pretended like things didn't happen and like things didn't bother me for years I kept my mouth quiet about the things that happened to me especially as a child, I was so used to silencing my pain here is the beginning of my..................Broken Silence
The goal of this book is for readers to experience a personal encounter with the wisdom of Jesus found in Matthew 5-7. The Sermon on the Mount has grown out of pastor James Mayfield's study and struggles across the years as person, marriage partner, parent, pastor, teacher, and writer. The primary guides for this book have been John Chrysostom, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Because there are forty chapters, the book is well suited for Lent, but it is not limited to that season.
The first anthology exclusively devoted to Hegel's linguistic thought.
In this “delightful mash-up of Little House on the Prairie and The Spiderwick Chronicles” (SLJ), experience life on the prairie—with one fantastical twist! Louisa Brody’s life on the Colorado prairie is not at all what she expected. Her dear Pa, accused of thievery, is locked thirty miles away in jail. She’s living with the awful Smirches, her closest neighbors and the very family that accused her Pa of the horrendous crime. And now she’s discovered one very cantankerous—and magical—secret beneath the hazel grove. With her life flipped upside-down, it’s up to Louisa, her sassy friend Jessamine, and that cranky secret to save Pa from a guilty verdict. Ten bold illustrations from Erwin Madrid accompany seasoned storyteller Melissa Wiley’s vibrant and enchanting tale of life on the prairie—with one magical twist.
Roderic B. Davis, Sr., is better known as "Coach Barry" or "Barry." Coach Barry has been coaching since 1976, when he was 19 years old. Due to his coaching and interacting with youth and their parents, he has had plenty of opportunities to talk to both, his players and their parents, about different situations in their life. He soon found out that coaching just for that particular sport was not the only reason why he was coaching. Everyday issues and situations about day-to-day life was the priority. When Barry talked to them, not having the time to think of a politically correct response or a perfect answer, God blessed him to be able to speak to them from his heart. Barry realized he was coaching for life. Today, he still teaches and coaches basketball, while giving life lessons with a common sense approach. It is said, "Common Sense" is not all that common. From My Heart shows how regular everyday issues and situations can either be solved, or changed for the better, by using plain old common sense. From My Heart will make people sit-up and take inventory of their lives to see if there was anything they could have done better, and if there is anything they can do better to improve their life. From My Heart is a book filled with God inspired messages. It was written to help people deal with life's issues and situations. As you read, you will see Barry has a passion for children, families, and people in general, who are trying to live their lives the best way they can. These messages are about all different aspects of life. Even though common sense may not seem to be that common, sooner or later, common sense has gotta kick in.
This volume contains Brecht's post-1950 adaptations of world dramatic classics for the Berliner Ensemble. Brecht's remodeled versions show all of the great dramatist's characteristic preoccupations: hatred of personal greatness, admiration of the people and hatred of war unless waged on behalf of the people who, to him, were the embodiment of wisdom and good sense. The Tutor is a 1950s adaptation of an 18th century play by J.M.R. Lenz and is a savage portrait of the subservience of German intellectuals and schoolmasters to the whims of the rich and powerful. Coriolanus is an unfinished adaptation of Shakespeare's play, using the Roman story to reflect Marxist theories of class struggle. Don Juan, a collaborative adaptation of Molière's play, redefines the charming social parasite as both a ridiculous egoist and an example of a dangerously attractive, theatrically mythic personality type. The Trial of Joan of Arc at Rouen adapts a radio play by Anna Seghers which was based on the original records of the trial of Joan of Arc. Trumpets and Drums is an adaptation of Farquhar's 18th century Restoration comedy The Recruiting Officer, which transfers the action to the American Civil War and introduces comments on imperialism and colonial conquest.
Describing his book, For His Glory: Daily Devotions with Scripture Help, Dr. Donnie Sutton explains, "This book is not like the average book. It has no continuous story except it moves through the Bible from beginning to end." Daily devotionals have sprung from a long tradition of seeking spiritual readings that inspire a regular time for prayer and meditation. These daily reminders of our faith are enriching and represent quality time when we can commune with God, speaking of what is in our heart and then listening to His answer. Devotional reading prayerfully reflects on the scriptures as it draws us into deeper personal communication with God. This quiet time to commune with and experience our unique relationship with God is made all the more valuable when you read this very special book.
Encouraging, equipping one-minute devotionals for youth. “Edwina Patterson's The Truth in a Nutshell tells the truth about sex, parents, popularity, and other topics facing today's teens – Awesome!” JOSH McDOWELL – Author and Motivational Speaker