African American Domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940
Author: Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
Category: Social Science
This oral history portrays the lives of African American women who migrated from the rural South to work as domestic servants in Washington, DC in the early decades of the twentieth century. In Living In, Living Out Elizabeth Clark-Lewis narrates the personal experiences of eighty-one women who worked for wealthy white families. These women describe how they encountered—but never accepted—the master-servant relationship, and recount their struggles to change their status from “live in” servants to daily paid workers who “lived out.” With candor and passion, the women interviewed tell of leaving their families and adjusting to city life “up North,” of being placed as live-in servants, and of the frustrations and indignities they endured as domestics. By networking on the job, at churches, and at penny savers clubs, they found ways to transform their unending servitude into an employer-employee relationship—gaining a new independence that could only be experienced by living outside of their employers' homes. Clark-Lewis points out that their perseverance and courage not only improved their own lot but also transformed work life for succeeding generations of African American women. A series of in-depth vignettes about the later years of these women bears poignant witness to their efforts to carve out lives of fulfillment and dignity.
A Question of Balance
Author: D. William
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
We live in a crazy world because of the crappy people in it and all the good people can't change that. We need to change the view of society to reflect the better of what we as humans can be, we have to exact changes in order to get change. The thoughts in this book, not so much based on morals or God, but rather on living a good life and doing so proudly, and defending such a life. The premise is that from this day forward we live better and teach by example.
Author: John A. Priebe,Joan Heinkel,Stanley Greene
Author: Anthony Dickerson
ARE YOU LIVING OUT YOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST? Anthony Dickerson cuts through the mystery of how people and organizations can Develop Your MAXimum POtential. The companion books, Living Out Your Identity in Christ and The Shrewd Manager, develops the truth found in Romans 12:1-8. When each member, in the oneness of the body, is transformed by the renewing of our minds, we work within our gifts and encourage others to work within theirs. Living Out Your Identity in Christ expands on Romans 12:1-2, outlining who you are, what you have, and where you are in Christ; presenting a process to live out God's calling for your life. The Shrewd Manager expands on Romans 12:3-8, outlining a process how organizations, filled with those living out God's calling, develop and utilize God's resources and operate in the oneness of your MAXimum POtential. In Christ, the many members who form one body applies to the Church, but also to any organization that seeks to represent kingdom order. www.maxpogroup.com
Author: Louise Milburn
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
It is with joy that I share the gift of spirit with you. The intention of this collection of thoughts, reflections, poems, and songs is to assist in awakening the heart and spirit of humanity, and to reconnect people with their innate wisdom. It is in living from the heart that we as a species, and the rest of creation, may heal. By reconnecting with our innate wisdom, we receive direction from the Creator, and can live our lives in truth, integrity, and unconditional love; our purpose and mission for our time here on Mother Earth becomes clear, and we can express ourselves to our fullest potential. In Love and Unity in the Mission of Global Healing, Louise Shingwauk Niibana Noodinan (Tall Pine, Many Winds)
From Personal Mind to Spiritual Mind
Author: Maurie D. Pressman, M.D.
Publisher: Inkwell Productions
What is the Supermind? Supermind is the highest level of mind, closest to the Creator. Sri Aurobindo has spoken of the Supermind as God's vast realm. The Supermind is a highly elevated plane of mind and personality, at once within us and around us. It is the locale of goodness and altruism. It is the storehouse of the vast powers of Nature that we contain. It is our potential.The Supermind is the location of origin, where creation is created and thoughts are thought. Thus, the Supermind is a reflection of the God-Mind. We can achieve this through aspiration, training and exercise in the control of mind. We accomplish this when we teach the personality to surrender to a higher authority, to lay aside its ego and to open to the Divine message. When this is realized, we see more and more of the Higher World(s). We learn what it is to live in these regions. Some of this information is now becoming available to our culture as we learn more about past lives, out-of-body experiences and near-death happenings. These experiences are accompanied by feelings of awe, bliss, beneficence, all of which describe the ambience of the Higher Range, are and what we have learned, we let others stand on our shoulders making their journey easier, their height higher, and their vision wider. We transmit; we radiate our experience.
Applying John's Gospel
Author: Leonard J. Martini
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
The apostle John referred to himself as, "the disciple whom Jesus loved." That describes one who lives in view of another's love...like a bride who takes the identity of her husband by taking his last name. So it should be with every Christian living in the name of Jesus. This book presents three fresh perspectives--- the "Way of Living Water," the "Witness of Truth," and the "I am Life" methods---John uses in his gospel to prove Jesus is the Christ who brings eternal life to the believer, and how that eternal life, with all its benefits, should be applied right now for Living in His Name, for God's purpose and glory here on earth. Living our lives in His name means living in the way Jesus lived, living in His truth, and living in His life of the Holy Spirit.
And Other Travel Tales
Author: J. M. Sperandio
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: H. Herring
Category: Political Science
Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future.
Mentalities and Social Orders
Author: Heinrich Fichtenau,Patrick J. Geary
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Fichtenau delivers a fascinating view of tenth-century Europe on the eve of the second millenium. He writes this hoping we, on the eve of the third millennium, will take time also to look at who we are and at our world. . . . This engaging book lucidly carries the reader through an amazing amount of material. Medieval scholars will find it resourceful and challenging; the nonscholar will find it fascinating and enlightening."—A. L. Kolp, Choice "Living in the Tenth Century resembles an anthropological field study more than a conventional historical monograph, and represents a far more ambitious attempt to see behind the surface of avowals and events than others have seriously attempted even for much more voluminously documented periods. . . . It is remarkably rich and readable."—R.I. Moore, Times Higher Education Supplement "Fichtenau offers a magnificent survey of all the main spheres of life: the social order, the rural economy, schooling and religious belief and practice in both the secular and monastic church. His command, especially of the narrative sources, their fine nuances of attitude emotion and underlying norms, is masterly and he employs them here with all the sensitiveness and feel for the subject that have always been the hallmarks of his work."—Karl Leyser, Francia
Author: Ron Davis
Category: Health & Fitness
I believe you will be inspired as you read this detailed account of what Ron went through, from a young age, where he tells how he planted a seed in his life that would eventually come back to haunt him and his health. You will be moved, as he tells about coming down with emphysema, and inspired as you read how God moved time and time again, receiving not one lung, but two. You will not want to lay this book down. Read and see how God blessed Him, after his transplant, giving him a beautiful voice to sing. He mentions in the book how he travels singing and sharing about his addiction, deliverance, and miraculous transplant.
Author: Debra Derieux Matos
Publisher: teNeues Digital Media GmbH
Paris is undeniably the most stylish and glamorous city in the world. With its rich and complex cultural past, it has become the creative cradle in interior design and French savoir faire. In Parisian interiors, designers have mixed the traditional with the unexpected and influences from other faraway places, creating a very unique Parisian style. Tucked behind the walls of the capital of refinement and romanticism, living quarters of exceptional and rare beauty await to be discovered. This inspiring volume takes us on a tour of the French capital’s most notable dwellings. These luxurious living quarters will truly take your breath away! The décor ranges from classic to contemporary, with intriguing choices of furniture, finishes and materials. Edited by renown interior designer Caroline Sarkozy and lavishly illustrated by master photographer Reto Guntli, this book opens the doors to the houses of Diane von Furstenberg, Lenny Kravitz, Jacques Grange, and many more. - Top interior designer Caroline Sarkozy provides access to the most stunning Parisian homes - A must-have sourcebook for design professionals Paris ist zweifellos die stilvollste und prächtigste Stadt der Welt. Mir ihrer reichen und vielschichtigen kulturellen Vergangenheit ist sie zur kreativen Wiege der Innenarchitektur und des französischen Savoir-faire geworden. Designer haben in Pariser Interieurs das Traditionelle mit dem Unerwarteten und mit Einflüssen ferner Orte vereint und somit einen einzigartigen Pariser Stil geschaffen. Hinter den Mauern der Hauptstadt der Raffinesse und Romantik warten Wohnsitze darauf, entdeckt zu werden. Dieser inspirierende Band nimmt uns mit auf eine Tour durch die außergewöhnlichsten Domizile der französischen Hauptstadt. Diese luxuriösen Wohnräume rauben dem Betrachter wahrlich den Atem! Das Dekor reicht von klassisch bis zeitgenössisch, Mobiliar, Materialien und Oberflächen sind von exquisiter Qualität. Herausgegeben von der bekannten Innenarchitektin Caroline Sarkozy und aufwändig bebildert vom Meisterfotografen Reto Guntli, öffnet dieses Buch die Türen zu den Häusern von Diane von Fürstenberg, Lenny Kravitz, Jacques Grange, Terry de Gunzburg, Francois Catroux und vielen anderen. Nicht zuletzt auch zum Haus von Caroline Sarkozy…
Reflections from Another Dimension about Being Happy in This One
Author: Gina Lake
Publisher: Gina Lake
Living in the Now by Gina Lake was created from blog posts and offers inspiration, reflections on the human condition, and practical spiritual guidance. The intent of these messages is to help you wake up out of the ego and realize your true nature as Oneness and, therefore, be more present, happy, loving, and fulfilled in your life. These messages were given to Gina Lake by a wise and benevolent consciousness from another dimension, who is dedicated to helping humanity awaken. Each short message stands on its own and can be used for contemplation or as a spiritual reminder.
Sports, Cancer, and the Things Worth Fighting For
Author: Craig Sager,Craig Sager, II,Brian Curtis
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Time is something that cannot be bought, it cannot be wagered with God, and it is not in endless supply. Time is simply how you live your life.” —Craig Sager Thanks to an eccentric wardrobe filled with brightly colored suits and a love of sports that knows no bounds, Craig Sager is one of the most beloved and recognizable broadcasters on television. So when the sports world learned that he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) there was an outpouring of love and support from everyone who was inspired by his colorful life and his fearless decision to continue doing the job he loved—despite being told that he would have only three-to-six months to live. Sager has undergone three stem cell transplants—with his son as the donor for two of them—and more than twenty chemotherapy cycles since his diagnosis. In Living Out Loud, Craig Sager shares incredible stories from his remarkable career and chronicles his heroic battle. Whether he’s sprinting across Wrigley Field mid-game as a college student with cops in pursuit, chasing down Hank Aaron on the field for an interview after Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record, running with the bulls in Pamplona, or hunkering down to face the daunting physical challenges of fighting leukemia, Craig Sager is always ready to defy expectations, embrace life, and live it to the fullest. Including a foreword by Charles Barkley and with unique insight from his son Craig Sager II, this entertaining, honest, and introspective account of a life lived in sports reveals the enduring lessons Sager has learned throughout his career and reminds you that no matter what life throws at you, to always look at the bright side.
Knowing Jesus as the Lover of Your Soul
Author: Peter Wallace
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
A devotional book of meditations based on specific verses or passages from the Gospel of John. It uses the highly acclaimed and popular translation, The Message, by Eugene Peterson. Like Wallace's earlier book, Out of the Quiet, it consists of short and very accessible meditations, approaching Jesus through the eyes of the disciple whom Jesus loved,- so that men and women can begin to see themselves in John's place as the beloved one, and, as a result, take up the responsibilities of discipleship in a world that needs Jesus' loving touch.
Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940
Author: Vanessa H. May
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Social Science
Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, Vanessa May explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labor protections that formed the foundation of the welfare state. Looking at the debate over domestic service from both sides of the class divide, Unprotected Labor assesses middle-class women's reform programs as well as household workers' efforts to determine their own working conditions. May argues that working-class women sought to define the middle-class home as a workplace even as employers and reformers regarded the home as private space. The result was that labor reformers left domestic workers out of labor protections that covered other women workers in New York between the late nineteenth century and the New Deal. By recovering the history of domestic workers as activists in the debate over labor legislation, May challenges depictions of domestics as passive workers and reformers as selfless advocates of working women. Unprotected Labor illuminates how the domestic-service debate turned the middle-class home inside out, making private problems public and bringing concerns like labor conflict and government regulation into the middle-class home.
How Homelessness Effects Their Perception of Home
Author: Alice M. Epps
Category: Social Science
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Keyanna Ford
Publisher: NCM Publishing
Tia Green came from Kalamazoo, a small town in Michigan. From the time she was a child, Tia had known exactly what she wanted out of life and had already dreamed about how to get it a thousand times over. Tia had always planned on attending the University of Michigan with her childhood friend where they both wanted to become nurses. She worked hard in high school and made sure she got good grades. Eventually, That hard work paid off, She was admitted early to U of M with a full scholarship. After going on the college tour, life changed for her in ways she would have never believed... Ace was the guy that everybody dreamed they had. He was smart, sexy, and athletic, not to mention, the star of University of Michigan's football team. See, Ace turned heads wherever he went, and people were always striving for his attention, but Ace could care less. He was a player who didn't believe in giving his heart away to any female due to his childhood, but that all changed when he met Tia. She was everything he had ever wanted, and most importantly, she reminded him of his late mother whom he lost at a young age. Ace thought Tia was perfect for him. He thought he would finally get the family he had always wanted. He never imagined she'd betray him, especially not with the only other person he loved... Tia and Ace started with a fairytale romance, truly in love. As true colors bleed out from the cracks of their exteriors, the couple discovered that their fairytale romance was turning into a painful nightmare and the dream filled partnership was on its way to ruins.
Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults
Author: Missy Buchanan
Publisher: Upper Room
Category: Family & Relationships
Birthed out of real-life experience, Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body is a big dose of authentic spiritual encouragement for frail elderly who struggle to find purpose at the end of their lives. These devotionals addressed to God raise in prayer the many concerns of the frail elderly and provide opportunities to reminisce and reflect on their blessings.
Author: Bill Hybels,Kevin & Sherry Harney
Here’s help to get over life’s 20-foot walls.A career blow, panic attacks, overwhelming grief, sexual temptation, even plain old apathy—life’s tough challenges take many forms. Following Jesus doesn’t guarantee immunity. Rather, it offers growth and victory as you face your personal struggles in the power of Christ.In Living in God’s Power, Bill Hybels lends a hand to help you move beyond six tough hurdles: adversity, fear, apathy, greed, lust, and sorrow. As you unite the hope and insight of Scripture with the support of the people in your group, you’ll find strength to overcome the things in your life you thought would never change.Interactions—a powerful and challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group members, and you and God. Interactions is far more than another group Bible study. It's a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ.