The Miracle In The Middle

Author: Charlotte Gambill
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 071801121X
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Find strength in the struggle, passion to persist, wisdom when you're weary, and joy for the journey. If you've ever been on a long trip with small children you've no doubt heard, "Are we there yet?" Maybe you've even said those exact words or felt that same way as you have journeyed with God. Midway is where these feelings of frustration and impatience are most commonly felt. It's also where our hidden doubts find their voice. Where most beginnings start with energy and expectation for all that is ahead, and endings bring the joy of completion as you arrive at your desired destination, the middle is very different. This midpoint can too quickly become a low point, as energy is lacking and enthusiasm wanes. Yet how well you handle the middle reveals what is in the middle of you. The disciples found—in the middle of a lake—a revelation of Jesus that they had never seen on the shore. In the middle is where new navigational skills are found. It's also where some of the most significant lessons are learned. Join Charlotte Gambill in this compelling, story-driven message that shows through biblical teaching and life application how those who persist through the middle will find that miracles await them on the other side.

A Miracle In The Middle Of A Valley

Author: Samuel Richardson
ISBN: 9781524627379
Size: 72.95 MB
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I am Pastor Samuel Richardson, born on May 9, 1927, in Ocala, Florida. I have one brother, Elijah Richardson, and a sister, Rosetta Richardson. I am just a meager servant of God that is not worthy of the gift that God has given me. I am not an educated man. I have never known my parents, and sometimes I feel that I am all alone in this world. I sometimes wonder why I have been given the gift of prophecy and healing when I sometimes feel that I am not equipped to minister this precious gift. I feel that if I were more educated, people would accept what I have to say. There have been times that I did not tell a person what God had told me to tell them because I felt inadequate and could not approach that person because of their status. Later I realized that I could have saved them from pain and hurt if I had been confident enough to approach them. I know that this is a way that Satan tries to push me off track, but through fasting and praying, I press on. I do realize that God gives his gift to whomever he desires, and it requires no special skills to receive his precious mercy, love, and gifts. I am writing this book with the hope that it will encourage others to press forward and do God's will no matter how inadequate they might feel. Now at the age of ninety, I still regret not being educated and having family as others. I often wonder where my uncle, cousins, nieces, and nephews are and why I do not have family to attend a family reunion. It sometimes makes me feel empty and very sad. "I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase" (1 Corinthians 3:6).

A Miracle Of Catfish

Author: Larry Brown
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565126963
Size: 49.88 MB
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Larry Brown has been a force in American literature since taking critics by storm with his debut collection, Facing the Music, in 1988. His subsequent work—five novels, another story collection, and two books of nonfiction—continued to bring extraordinary praise and national attention to the writer New York Newsday called a "master." In November 2004, Brown sent the nearly completed manuscript of his sixth novel to his literary agent. A week later, he died of a massive heart attack. He was fifty-three years old. A Miracle of Catfish is that novel. Brown's trademarks—his raw detail, pared-down prose, and characters under siege—are all here. This beautiful, heartbreaking anthem to the writer's own North Mississippi land and the hard-working, hard-loving, hard-losing men it spawns is the story of one year in the lives of five characters—an old farmer with a new pond he wants stocked with baby catfish; a bankrupt fish pond stocker who secretly releases his forty-pound brood catfish into the farmer's pond; a little boy from the trailer home across the road who inadvertently hooks the behemoth catfish; the boy's inept father; and a former convict down the road who kills a second time to save his daughter. That Larry Brown died so young, and before he could see A Miracle of Catfish published, is a tragedy. That he had time to enrich the legacy of his work with this remarkable book is a blessing.

The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro

Author: Joe McGinniss
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 0767905997
Size: 75.77 MB
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A journey to Castel Di Sangro, an Italian village that stunned the soccer world with its team's unexpected success, offers a portrayal of the emotion that swept the town.

The Miracle Of Saint Nicholas

Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Bethlehem Books
ISBN: 9781883937188
Size: 25.17 MB
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When Alexi learns from his babuskha that a Russian village church has been closed for sixty years, the resourceful young boy decides to prepare it for a Christmas miracle.

Miracle In The Making

Author: Scott Brown
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623681332
Size: 17.61 MB
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Adam Taliaferro had it all: smarts, an easy-going personality, and incomparable athletic ability. None of that seemed to matter, however, on that fateful September day when his father was given startling news: Do not expect your son to walk. Ever. Since that numbing day, Taliaferro, the Penn State freshman cornerback who was paralyzed after he tackled an Ohio State running back, has defied the odds. Before he had spinal-fusion surgery, he made a vow to his mother: "Mom, I'm not going out like this." Three months later, he walked out of a Philadelphia hospital on crutches, determined to complete his amazing recovery, making the name "Adam Taliaferro" synonymous with courage and perseverance.

The Miracle Of Prayer

Author: Guideposts
Publisher: Testament Books
ISBN: 9780517087848
Size: 15.64 MB
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This moving collection of true stories about prayer will embolden the heart and inspire the spirit of any reader searching for a more meaningful prayer life. With contributions from Catherine Marshall, Sue Monk Kidd, Elaine St. Johns and many others that first appeared in Guideposts magazine, this is a celebration of the wonder and transforming power of prayer in our lives. This rich variety of stories and poems is an invitation to tap into all the miracles that God has to offer, renewing one's faith as the reader becomes closer to Him, Who hears our prayers and truly moves on our behalf.

The Hanged Man

Author: Robert Bartlett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849063
Size: 22.34 MB
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Seven hundred years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, dropped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But was he dead? While no less than nine eyewitnesses attested to his demise, Cragh later proved to be very much alive, his resurrection attributed to the saintly entreaties of the defunct Bishop Thomas de Cantilupe. The Hanged Man tells the story of this putative miracle--why it happened, what it meant, and how we know about it. The nine eyewitness accounts live on in the transcripts of de Cantilupe's canonization hearings, and these previously unexamined documents contribute not only to an enthralling mystery, but to an unprecedented glimpse into the day-to-day workings of medieval society. While unraveling the haunting tale of the hanged man, Robert Bartlett leads us deeply into the world of lords, rebels, churchmen, papal inquisitors, and other individuals living at the time of conflict and conquest in Wales. In the process, he reconstructs voices that others have failed to find. We hear from the lady of the castle where the hanged man was imprisoned, the laborer who watched the execution, the French bishop charged with investigating the case, and scores of other members of the medieval citizenry. Brimming with the intrigue of a detective novel, The Hanged Man will appeal to both scholars of medieval history and general readers alike.

The Book Of Sainte Foy

Author: Pamela Sheingorn
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200522
Size: 59.20 MB
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The miracle stories surrounding Sainte Foy form one of the most complete sets of material relating to a medieval saint's cult and its practices. Pamela Sheingorn's superb translation from the Medieval Latin texts now makes this literature available in English. The Book of Sainte Foy recounts the virgin saint's martyrdom in the third century (Passio), the theft of her relics in the late ninth century by the monks of the monastery at Conques (Translatio), and her diverse miracles (Liber miraculorum); also included is a rendering of the Provençal Chanson de Sainte Foy, translated by Robert L. A. Clark. The miracles distinguish Sainte Foy as an unusual and highly individualistic child saint displaying a fondness for gold and pretty things, as well as a penchant for playing practical jokes on her worshippers. In his record of Sainte Foy, Bernard of Angers, the eleventh-century author of the first parts of the Liber miraculorum, emphasized the saint's "unheard of" miracles, such as replacing missing body parts and bringing dead animals back to life. The introduction to the volume situates Sainte Foy in the history in the history of hagiography and places the saint and her monastery in the social context of the high Middle Ages. Sheingorn also evokes the rugged landscape of south central France, the picturesque village of Conques on the pilgrimage road, and, most important, the golden, jewel-encrusted reliquary statue that medieval believers saw as the embodiment of Sainte Foy's miracle-working power. In no other book will readers enjoy such a comprehensive portrait of Sainte Foy and the culture that nurtured her.

Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans

Author: Brian Kilmeade
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213259
Size: 19.91 MB
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Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison’s men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade’s Louisiana Purchase. The new nation’s dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn’t one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans,Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world—in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny. As they did in their two previous bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make history come alive with a riveting true story that will keep you turning the pages. You’ll finish with a new understanding of one of our greatest generals and a renewed appreciation for the brave men who fought so that America could one day stretch “from sea to shining sea.”