Everyday Graces

A Child's Book of Good Manners
Author: Karen Santorum
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Inst
ISBN: 9781932236095
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 391
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A collection of stories and poems designed to teach children proper manners.

One Thousand Gifts Devotional

Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces
Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310330262
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Following the New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts -- a guide to giving thanks and finding joy in all aspects of life -- Ann Voskamp returns with this companion One Thousand Gifts Devotional. How in the world do we find real joy and experience grace in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and all these daily duties? These sixty reflections, each one like a singular tree, invite you to take wing into a forest of graces. Glimpses of grace that will lead you into your own lifestyle of Christ-focus and communion. Into how your desperate need of Him every moment is wildly met with His extravagant love for you. As practical as profound, this devotional offers real life transformation with intentional space to begin the radical habit of thanking God for your own one thousand gifts. The endless grace of our overflowing God, it's meant to be experienced directly. The most important thing is simply to begin. Pick up a pen and this book -- and change your life. Take the dare to fully live! God's just waiting to bless you with the greatest gift of all—more and more of Himself....

Small Graces

The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life
Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577313397
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 128
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In twenty elegant pieces, writer, sculptor, and theologian Kent Nerburn celebrates the daily rituals that reveal our deeper truths. A companion piece to Kent Nerburn?s book Simple Truths, Small Graces is a journey into the sacred moments that illuminate our everyday lives. Through the exploration of simple acts, he reminds us to chart a course each day that nourishes the soul, honors the body, and engages the mind. Small Graces asks us to observe life?s quiet rhythms, the subtle shifts in perception and changes in light, the warm comfort of family voices; to feel the blessing of birdsong, the solitude of a falling leaf, the echo of footfall in snow-covered woods. By inviting us to recognize the hidden power of the ordinary, Small Graces reveals the mystical alchemy of the mundane made profound by the artistry of a well-lived life.

Graces

Prayers and Poems for Everyday Meals and Special Occasions
Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 157324578X
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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Saying grace at mealtimes is a time-honored tradition for many families and a newfound source of spiritual connection for others. Whether you are a master at giving the blessing or fairly new at this sacred art, Graces will bring inspiration to your meals and special gatherings. Seeing the need for such inspiration at her family's table, June Cotner compiled a notebook of poems, prayers, and songs that she solicited from friends, poets, family members, and ministers. She has turned her family's well-worn notebook into this elegantly packaged edition, which will complement your finest table setting. Arranged by thirteen themes, this beautiful giftbook contains 133 poems, prayers, songs, invocations, and salutations that span the centuries and draw from many traditions. Includes work by Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Starhawk, Chief Seattle, Helen Keller, Kahlil Gibran, Saint Francis of Assisi and Albert Schweitzer. From prayers at mealtime and special holiday graces to a Gaelic Blessing, or an ancient Chinese Prayer, Graces offers fitting words for every occasion.

Every Day Thankful

365 Blessings, Graces and Gratitudes
Author: Becca Anderson
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633535282
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Amazon Hot New Release Daily reflections Inspirational prayers for every day of the year Relationship prayers: This lovely book, Every Day Thankful: 365 Blessing, Graces and Gratitudes, can be used as a book of graces to share over the evening meal, as a hostess gift or for daily reflection. Sharing gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to create close relationships. By praying together at the daily meal with these gratitudes, you have a happier family and become bonded together by blessings. Add the joy of living in thankfulness by incorporating daily reflections and inspirational prayers into your plan for each day. Prayers before meals: In today's frenetic world, the common experience of sharing the evening meal can restore a sense of community and humanity to society. More important, the blessing of the meal fosters in us a sense of gratitude for the gifts we have been given. This collection of 365 blessings-ranging from the words of Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and Abraham Lincoln to Maya Angelou and Oprah will bring joy to the shared experience of breaking bread. Daily reflections: Author Becca Anderson grew up with graces, spoken blessings and relationship prayers every day at the family table, noting, "We looked forward to it every day and it got us through everything, good times and bad. I believe wholeheartedly that counting your blessings and prayers of gratitude will bring loved ones together and adds so much joy to life." Inspirational prayers: Becca Anderson’s curated collection of the world’s wisdom traditions celebrates the connections between grace and gratitude. The book includes a wide selection of blessings, graces and gratitudes including: • devotionals for women • relationship prayers • prayers for giving thanks • devotionals for men • thank the Lord prayers • devotionals for couples

Grateful Table

Blessings, Prayers and Graces
Author: Brenda Knight
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1936740567
Category: Self-Help
Page: 232
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What would happen if you sat down to dinner with the likes of Alicia Keyes, Jonathan Safran Foer, David Lynch, Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Alton Brown, Neil Gaiman, Deepak Chopra and David Foster Wallace? Fascinating conversation, without doubt, and one of the things that all these folks have in common is that they practice gratitude and have a lot to say about it. These thinkers and luminaries included in The Grateful Table make this a thoroughly modern book of blessings, both heartfelt and deeply profound. Saying grace is one of our loveliest traditions and one that has stood the test of time for good reason - it simply feels wonderful. Whether holding hands and praying to the heavens above or waxing poetic about the bounty of food, these blessings turn any group of people into family, connected by the power of gratitude. Compiled by the editor of and collaborator on the runaway bestseller Attitudes of Gratitude, Brenda Knight has employed the practice of gratitude for years. The Grateful Table is not your grandmother's book of graces. Filled with fresh voices and contemporary expressions, this book of blessings will make every occasion more meaningful.

Saving Graces

Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
Author: Elizabeth Edwards
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0767925386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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Describes the role of community in the author's life, from her experiences on the campaign trail with her husband, presidential candidate John Edwards, to the 1996 death of their teenage son and her battle with breast cancer.

The Graces


Author: Laure Eve
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613121385
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
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When a glamorous family of teenage witches brings a mysterious new girl into their fold, they unwittingly nurture a powerful black magic that could destroy them all. This paranormal YA fantasy features intrigue, spells, and a devastating twist. In The Graces, the first rule of witchcraft states that if you want something badly enough, you can get it . . . no matter who has to pay. Everyone loves the Graces. Fenrin, Thalia, and Summer Grace are captivating, wealthy, and glamorous. They’ve managed to cast a spell over not just their high school but also their entire town—and they’re rumored to have powerful connections all over the world. If you’re not in love with one of them, you want to be them. Especially River: the loner, new girl at school. She’s different from her peers, who both revere and fear the Grace family. She wants to be a Grace more than anything. But what the Graces don’t know is that River’s presence in town is no accident. This fabulously addictive fantasy combines sophisticated and haunting prose with a gut-punching twist that readers will be dying to discuss. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars as well as nostalgic classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 1996 movie The Craft, The Graces marks the beginning of a new wave of teen witches.

Good Graces


Author: Lesley Kagen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101549068
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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To this day, my sister insists it was nothing more than the unrelenting heat that drove us to do what we did that summer, but that’s just Troo yanking my chain the way she always has. Deep down, she knows as well as I do that it wasn’t anything as mundane as the weather. It was the hand of the Almighty that shoved us off the straight and narrow path… Whistling in the Dark—a national bestseller—captivated readers with the story of ten-year-old Sally O’Malley and her sister, Troo, during Milwaukee’s summer of 1959. Now it’s one year later, and Sally, who made a deathbed promise to her daddy to keep Troo safe, is having a hard time honoring her vow. Her sister is growing increasingly rebellious amid a string of home burglaries, the escape from reform school of a nemesis, and the mysterious disappearance of an orphan—events that have the entire neighborhood on edge. And in that tense, hot summer, Sally will have to ground her flights of imagination, and barter her waning innocence, in order to sort the truths from the lies to protect her sister and herself.

Everyday Sacrament

The Messy Grace of Parenting
Author: Laura Kelly Fanucci
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814637930
Category: Religion
Page: 152
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In Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting Laura Kelly Fanucci sees the Catholic sacraments through the smudged and sticky lens of life with little ones. From dinnertime chaos to bath-time giggles to never-ending loads of laundry, Laura stumbles into the surprising truth of what the seven sacraments really mean: that God is present always, even in the messes of motherhood. A spiritual memoir of parenting’s early years and a sacramental theology rooted in family life, Everyday Sacrament offers an honest, humorous, and hopeful look at ordinary moments as full of grace.

One Thousand Gifts

A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310412358
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. “How,” Ann wondered, “do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long—and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?”In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted ... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved — by God. Let Ann's beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!

One Hundred Graces

Mealtime Blessings
Author: Marcia Kelly,Jack Kelly
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780517882306
Category: Religion
Page: 111
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This glorious little collection of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Native American blessings offers the ultimate way to say thanks for all our blessings. Elegantly illustrated throughout in calligraphy reminiscent of medieval Europe.

The Children's Book of Faith


Author: William John Bennett
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385327718
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 101
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Offers young readers an inspirational compilation of poems, tales, Bible stories, scripture passages, and other selections.

Social Graces

Manners, Conversation, and Charm for Today
Author: Ann Platz,Susan Wales,Kathryn Andrews Fincher
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9780736901123
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 112
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How do you make a proper introduction at a dinner party? How late is "fashionably late"? What does it mean when the invitation says "semi-formal"? This easy course in timeless manners for today will prepare you for a variety of social situations, and formal occasions.

Everyday Grace

Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles
Author: Marianne Williamson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101215631
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Illuminata comes a book about everyday peace, everyday purpose, everyday hope, everyday love, and everyday grace. In these pages, author and lecturer Marianne Williamson acts as a guide back to the spiritual source, exploring the ways to nurture a thriving soul in a harsh world. The large and small difficulties of our days challenge us to open our hearts and minds. With an attitude of hope, a call to forgive, and a celebration of miracles, Williamson helps readers to find sacred footing on ordinary ground. For no matter what, there is always an opportunity to be happy. Everyone is entitled to the pleasures of everyday grace.

Ordinary Sacred

The Simple Beauty of Everyday Life
Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608680770
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 122
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There is a hidden meaning, a hidden beauty, in life's most ordinary moments. It is the beauty of the human heart revealed, where what we have in common is greater than what keeps us apart. If we can learn to see the beauty in these moments, whether they are in the light or in the shadow, we become witnesses to the spiritual, testimonies to the sacred. We become true artists of the ordinary, and our life becomes a masterpiece, painted in the colors of the heart. A chance encounter with a boy on a bicycle, a young girl's graduation from eighth grade -- these and other small moments are the subjects of this beautifully written collection. Kent Nerburn uncovers the wonder hidden just beneath the surface of everyday life, offering poignant glimpses into the grace of ordinary days. Whether he's describing a kite's dance on the winds above the high New Mexico desert, a funeral on an isolated Indian reservation, or a dinnertime conversation with family and friends, Kent Nerburn is among a handful of writers capable of moving so gently over such deep waters.Ordinary Sacred reveals the hidden beauty waiting to be discovered in each and every life.

The Four Graces


Author: D.E. Stevenson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402274696
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 256
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No Matter What Life Throws at Them, the Grace Sisters Always Have Each Other The four Grace sisters-Liz, Sal, Tilly, and Addie-love their quiet life in the country village of Chevis Green. To some, their insular world might seem dull, but the sisters and their father, Mr. Grace, never seem to run out of conversation, jokes, and pleasant ways to pass the time together. They truly are the happiest of families. That is, until Aunt Rona comes to town. Rona intends to stay with the Graces indefinitely, and her superior, meddlesome attitude immediately sets the sisters' teeth on edge. Throw in another unexpected houseguest, some potential suitors, and a case of mistaken intentions, and the members of the Grace family suddenly find themselves quite out of their element. Will they manage to make it through the summer and return to their quiet ways? Or will their close-knit family change forever? The Four Graces is another heartwarming tale from D.E. Stevenson, beloved author of Miss Buncle's Book Readers Love The Four Graces: "Reading D.E. Stevenson is simultaneously profoundly entertaining and heart-wrenching."

Pastoral Graces

Reflections On the Care of Souls
Author: Lee Eclov
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802479456
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Grace is the credential that lets us park close to people's hearts.When Christ calls a pastor He instills a kind of heightened instinct for grace; what we call a shepherd's heart. However, pastors often become disoriented by leadership demands, congregational expectation, and the wounds of ministry. They forget how to use the grace of Christ in the everyday work of pastoring. Through striking word pictures and stories that resonate with every pastor, this book will reinvigorate pastors' instincts for practicing grace in the churches they shepherd. Whether you are training to be a pastor and wondering if you are called, a seasoned shepherd needing encouragement and affirmation, or simply someone who wants to encourage your pastor, you will appreciate the sage wisdom and confirmation poured out in the pages of Pastoral Graces.

One Thousand Gifts

A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780310334859
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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The author reflects on moments of grace in her own life as she invites readers to embrace a life of gratitude and realize God's presence in everyday experiences.