Rivka Edery has found a new voice, that of a poet! Her work with victims of great suffering has brought her to a new level of spiritual transformation, which she invites us to experience. In her new book, Hear Me Sing: Book I, she completely embodies her identity as a spiritual healer and becomes a psalmist. Her songs reach to guide our broken hearts.
They are songs of transforming the pain of unrequited love. Rivka's poems celebrate the heart that continues to be grateful for love after rejection, for love abiding in spite of the trauma of abandonment, a love that prevails through being forsaken, that survives the obliterating cruelty of solitude. She shows us how we are never alone, as whimsical healing partners emerge in the form of Rivka's various crones, goddesses. trolls and monsters in a landscape glittering with wonders. Hear Me Sing: Book I is a passionate recording of a beautiful heart that never stops singing and loving. There is mystery in how Rivka is able to give so much. Could it be that she allows herself to be so beloved by her God, that her spirit sings in giving that love back? Failed romantic love is the match that creates a painful fire in her soul, leading her through a spiritual journey, and building enough energy to move mountains. The pain of this poet is not that of a victim asking for mercy, but the seizing of archetypal adventure and relishing a full, joyful emotional life.
Meet Charlie, Katie, Grace, Jamila and Ellie - they're five best friends and they've just joined the Brownies! When the 1st Badenbridge Brownies decide to hold a dance event to raise awareness for a local children's charity, it's Grace's moment to shine. She offers to plan a special dance routine which will be performed in different locations around Badenbridge. All the Brownies spend every spare moment practising, but will the girls learn the steps in time?
The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873.
Hyman argues that in two cases -- In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869) -- Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help dismantle once and for all the deposed machineries of slavery and the Confederacy. In Re Turner was a private law case decided at the federal circuit level.
It involved a black woman's claim that she, a recent slave, was being held in involuntary, servitude. Elizabeth Turner's mother had apprenticed her to their former master, who had not abided by his contractual obligations to provide Elizabeth with training and compensation, substantively keeping her in slavery. Chase's decision, which relied upon due process and equal protection implications in the thirteenth amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act, confirmed the rights of emancipated slaves to bargain and contract with employers on a parity with white workers. Texas v. White was a public law case decided in the Supreme Court. It revolved around the issue of whether the holders of U.S. bonds seized and sold by the Confederate state of Texas could demand payment after the war from that state's newly reconstructed government. In effect, Chase and his associate justices were asked to determine the legality of actions committed by all former Confederate states and, thus, to define whatconstituted a state. Chase's opinion reaffirmed the permanence of the Union and its constituent states and the duty of the states to respect the legal rights and obligations of all citizens. Hyman's exemplary study provides a much-needed reevaluation of both cases in the context of Chase's life and shows how they secured for him a rostrum for both moral and legal reform from which he asserted his strong views on the fundamental rights of individuals and states in an era of sporadically expanding federal power. "This is constitutional history as it should be written, but seldom is. Combining an excellent sketch of Chase's life with the social, intellectual, and moral climate of the times, Hyman provides a brilliant analysis of two landmark decisions. He also presents a stimulating, original, and provocative treatment of the Chase Court that sheds new light on our understanding of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments". John Niven, editor of The Salmon P.
Whether you are newly arrived in Egypt and need to know the words for bread and apartment, or a long-term resident who suddenly needs to know how to ask for a picture frame or complain of a sore throat, this dictionary is for you. Fully revised and expanded, the third edition of this unique and invaluable dictionary presents 6,500 words commonly needed by foreigners speaking Arabic in Egypt. Arabic words are written in a clear and consistent transcription system, plurals are given for all nouns, plurals and feminine forms are provided for all adjectives, and past tenses are given for all verbs. The dictionary also provides stress rules and basic charts of verb endings, negation of verbs, form and use of numbers, pronominal suffixes, and comparatives and superlatives.
Barton Chavez has been a good man all his life.
A good son, who took over the family business when his dad died. A good citizen, a mover and shaker in the Santa Fe design and construction community. A good Catholic, attending church with his mother every Sunday. A good husband, never having cheated on his wife or done anything to hurt her. But now that he's discovered that his wife is cheating on him, and now that a passionate and sexy young Chicana painter has come into his life, asking to come into his bed, will Barton be able to continue to be good?
One of the hardest things for a Christian to overcome is accepting the sovereign will of God when it’s contrary to their desires. As we are living in the times the Bible refers to as the “last days,” we see death, tragedy, disease, chaos and despair almost daily. However, when Death hits your front doorstep it’s not only a direct hit to your heart, but a mega blow to your faith. Dylan Smith knows this feeling all too well. In fact, Death has come to his doorstep time and time again. He’s had enough and his faith is nonexistent. After moving through life like a zombie, he decides to make a date with death on his own terms – suicide. As he contemplates taking his life, he gives one last rant to let God know exactly how he feels. What he wasn’t expecting was that Death himself would walk through the door. The encounter not only shakes him to the core, but confronts the decision he’s recently come to. The Angel of Death gives him information he was not prepared for. Death challenges Dylan not to return YHWH’s breath back to Him prematurely and see past his pain to the sovereign will of God. Dylan is given the chance to discover just how powerful Jehovah Shalom really is.