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Finding Heather

Finding Heather
Author: Alison Ragsdale
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 1503939898
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Year: 2016-10-11
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Heather Forester is losing her grip on reality. She turns up at the airport to meet her pilot husband, Brett--and then she remembers: he's not coming back. Brett died months ago, leaving her lost in the crippling, confusing maze of widowhood. Now alone with her seven-year-old twins, Heather craves the support of her mother and brother, who are halfway across the world in Scotland. But when she moves her fractured family to her homeland, their lives change in ways she never could have anticipated. As her children struggle to fit in to their new home, family, and school, Heather also wrestles with the painful truth that she has become a stranger in her own hometown. Surrounded by the rugged, breathtaking beauty of the Isle of Skye's rocky coastline, velvet moors, and lush forests, Heather must face challenges old and new as she puts her life back together and learns the healing power of family.

Finding Time

Finding Time
Author: Heather Boushey
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674660161
Pages: 343
Year: 2016-04-19
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Employers demand more of employees’ time while leaving the important things in life—health, family—for workers to take care of on their own time and dime. How can workers get ahead while making sure their families don’t fall behind? Heather Boushey shows in detail that economic efficiency and equity do not have to be enemies.

Waiting for Heaven

Waiting for Heaven
Author: Heather Gillis
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490827854
Pages: 228
Year: 2014-03-27
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Life can sometimes lead us to unexpected places, to only leave us broken, desperate, and hurting. Heather Gillis and her husband, Mac, waited in anticipation for the birth of their third child. Like many Christian couples, their dreams and expectations in marriage, parenthood, and daily life developed differently than they’d planned, and left them grieving a life that would never be. Their journey gives insight into a new normal and uncovers the stepping stones of the healing process. In their process, they re-discovered God’s abounding love through their experiences of joy, heartbreak, and purpose. Heather reaches out to parents around the globe to speak openly about being a wife, mother, friend, relative, or stranger during life-changing trials and devastating struggles. In God’s love, she has found beauty in the midst of pain, as well as peace in His presence on Earth while waiting for heaven.

Quilt Local

Quilt Local
Author: Heather Jones
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 1617691763
Pages: 160
Year: 2015-10-06
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For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to home--country roads, cityscapes, street signs--the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make. Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking.

Find the Good

Find the Good
Author: Heather Lende
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616204958
Pages: 176
Year: 2015-04-28
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As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she’s distilled what she’s learned about how to live a more exhilarating and meaningful life into three words: find the good. It’s that simple--and that hard. Quirky and profound, individual and universal, Find the Good offers up short chapters that help us unlearn the habit--and it is a habit--of seeing only the negatives. Lende reminds us that we can choose to see any event--starting a new job or being laid off from an old one, getting married or getting divorced--as an opportunity to find the good. As she says, “We are all writing our own obituary every day by how we live. The best news is that there’s still time for additions and revisions before it goes to press.” Ever since Algonquin published her first book, the New York Times bestseller If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name, Heather Lende has been praised for her storytelling talent and her plainspoken wisdom. The Los Angeles Times called her “part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott,” and that comparison has never been more apt as she gives us a fresh, positive perspective from which to view our relationships, our obligations, our priorities, our community, and our world. An antidote to the cynicism and self-centeredness that we are bombarded with every day in the news, in our politics, and even at times in ourselves, Find the Good helps us rediscover what’s right with the world. “Heather Lende’s small town is populated with big hearts--she finds them on the beach, walking her granddaughters, in the stories of ordinary peoples’ lives, and knits them into unforgettable tales. Find the Good is a treasure.” —Jo-Ann Mapson, author of Owen’s Daughter “Find the Good is excellent company in unsteady times . . . Heather Lende is the kind of person you want to sit across the kitchen table from on a rainy afternoon with a bottomless cup of tea. When things go wrong, when things go right, her quiet, commonsense wisdom, self-examining frankness, and good-natured humor offer a chance to reset, renew, rebalance.” —Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted “With gentle humor and empathy [Lende] introduces a number of people who provide examples of how to live well . . . [Find the Good] is simple yet profound.” —Booklist “In this cynical world, Find the Good is a tonic, a literary wellspring, which will continue to run, and nurture, even in times of drought. What a brave and beautiful thing Heather Lende has made with this book.” —John Straley, Shamus Award winner and former writer laureate of Alaska “Heather Lende is a terrific writer and terrific company: intimate, authentic, and as quirky as any of her subjects.” —Marilyn Johnson, author of The Dead Beat

Help Me to Find My People

Help Me to Find My People
Author: Heather Andrea Williams
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807882658
Pages: 264
Year: 2012-06-01
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After the Civil War, African Americans placed poignant "information wanted" advertisements in newspapers, searching for missing family members. Inspired by the power of these ads, Heather Andrea Williams uses slave narratives, letters, interviews, public records, and diaries to guide readers back to devastating moments of family separation during slavery when people were sold away from parents, siblings, spouses, and children. Williams explores the heartbreaking stories of separation and the long, usually unsuccessful journeys toward reunification. Examining the interior lives of the enslaved and freedpeople as they tried to come to terms with great loss, Williams grounds their grief, fear, anger, longing, frustration, and hope in the history of American slavery and the domestic slave trade. Williams follows those who were separated, chronicles their searches, and documents the rare experience of reunion. She also explores the sympathy, indifference, hostility, or empathy expressed by whites about sundered black families. Williams shows how searches for family members in the post-Civil War era continue to reverberate in African American culture in the ongoing search for family history and connection across generations.

Finding My Happy Pace

Finding My Happy Pace
Author: Heather Wardell
Publisher: Heather Wardell
ISBN: 0993811965
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Year: 2014-07-01
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If thirty-year-old Megan were any more of a doormat, she'd have footprints on her back. She helps anyone and everyone, no matter the cost to herself, and she's always been that way. Even the thought of withholding her assistance makes her feel sick. Worse, it makes her feel like she's a bad person, selfish and unkind. She takes up running purely to avoid gaining weight, but as she trains with her cute but heartbroken coach Andrew she becomes more able to do things she'd never thought she could, both physically and emotionally. The day before she runs her first marathon, though, her best friend's demands result in the biggest challenge yet to her developing assertiveness and Megan must decide: cave in as she always has before or stick to her new-found 'happy pace' in running and life.

The Unsinkable Heather Mills

The Unsinkable Heather Mills
Author: Neil Simpson
Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597775576
Pages: 226
Year: 2007
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Chronicles the life of Heather Mills, from her turbulent childhood and rise to success as a model, to her recovery after the loss of a leg from a motor vehicle accident and her marriage and divorce to Sir Paul McCartney.

Finding the Green Room

Finding the Green Room
Author: Heather D'Agostino
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1985193604
Pages: 222
Year: 2018-02-24
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***This can be read as a STANDALONE*** I've always known what I was meant to do... surf. I've spent practically every day in the water since I was six searching for the green room. This is where I met my best friend, Ryan. We've been inseparable for the better part of our lives. He has always 'just a friend', and I am ok with that. As time passed, our friendship evolved into what I thought could be love, only to be tested. A chance to go pro, to find the green room, was right within my grasp. I had a choice to make... Ryan or the future I'd only dreamt about? ***This story contains profanity and graphic sexual situations. It may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 17.***

Unashamed

Unashamed
Author: Heather Davis Nelson
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433550733
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-06-14
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Shame is everywhere. Whether it's related to relationships, body image, work difficulties, or a secret sin, we all experience shame at some point in our lives. While shame can manifest itself in different ways—fear, regret, and anger—it ultimately points us to our most fundamental need as human beings: redemption. Shame never disappears in solitude, and Heather Davis Nelson invites us to not only be healed of our own shame but also be a part of healing for others. She shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, giving us courage us to walk out of shame’s shadows and offering hope for our bondage to brokenness. Through the gospel, we discover the only real and lasting antidote to shame: exchanging our shame for the righteousness of Christ alongside others on this same journey.

Finding Our Center

Finding Our Center
Author: Heather M. Ensworth Ph. D., Heather M. Ensworth
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440183929
Pages: 156
Year: 2009-11
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Integrating astrology, mythology and spirituality, this book is a reflection on the themes of the astrological ages across the past 13,000 years and is an exploration of what astrology has to tell us about the meaning of the changes happening globally and culturally in this time. We are currently on the cusp of the Age of Aquarius, at the end of a 26,000 year precessional cycle and, according to ancient prophecies, at the close of a world era. With the recent discovery of the planetoids Sedna and Eris, new forms of consciousness are entering our awareness. Through listening to the messages of the stars and planets, we find guidance for our lives in this intense time of change. We live in a sentient universe, which is calling us back into relationship with the cosmos and with the Earth. In remembering our source (the galactic center), reconnecting with the spirit in all of life and in becoming centered within ourselves, we gain meaning and wisdom for who we are and who we are becoming and find a path for the healing and evolution of ourselves and our Earth.

Confidence Creator

Confidence Creator
Author: Heather Monahan
Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
ISBN: 1544500734
Pages: 274
Year: 2018-04-04
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The key to reaching your personal and professional goals and living the life of your dreams lies in the power of confidence. If you don't have it, don't worry. Heather Monahan will show you how anyone can master the essential techniques to building confidence and becoming your best self. In Confidence Creator, Heather offers a resource she wishes she had when she was younger. Using personal stories from her life and career, Heather illustrates the tough lessons she learned along the way that helped her develop the self-assurance necessary for getting what she wanted in life. You'll discover how to determine your number-one enemy, attract the right people, find your voice, and more. Whether you've never had confidence or have lost it due to a breakup, divorce, unemployment, or another one of life's challenges, this book gives you the tools to take charge of your life and create your own confidence.

Redeeming Eve

Redeeming Eve
Author: Heather P. Webb
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441242163
Pages: 192
Year: 2002-11-01
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For many women, life feels like one big time crunch: Each day, they rush pell-mell from this responsibility to that, taking care of everyone around them-except themselves. In a rare quiet moment, they may have a sense of restlessness, a longing for balance and purpose. But finding the renewal they desire evades them-until now. Redeeming Eve helps readers examine the deeper, more painful issues hiding behind a too-full schedule and enables them to move toward spiritual and emotional wholeness. Identifying problems such as a negative self-esteem, broken relationships, past wounds, and other difficulties, this book teaches readers how to choose different approaches of relating to others and more open ways of receiving God's transforming love. As a result, women will begin to experience: " a restored relationship with God, out of which a changed life can flow " growth in self-awareness and self-esteem " deeper intimacy and more honest communication with others " fresh understanding of the unique gifts they have to offer those around them For readers seeking God's renewal, as well as anyone who counsels or teaches women, this thought-provoking book offers a message of vitality, growth, and change.

The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few
Author: Heather Avis
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310345499
Pages: 224
Year: 2017-03-21
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These are the faces that call me “mom,” the three children who made me a mother. When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on having three adopted children, and I certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned, we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few. When my husband and I decided to grow our family ten years ago, we were surprised to find that getting pregnant was not as easy as we had thought it would be. And as we navigated the ups and downs of infertility, God led us down the path of adoption. Of course, we would adopt! Not what we had originally planned, but certainly a wonderful option. But just as we began to get a comfortable grasp on growing our family through adoption, God introduced us to Macyn Hope, a very sick little girl with Down syndrome who desperately needed a family. As we continued to follow God’s calling, first with Macyn, and later with Truly and then August, we found ourselves further and further from the comfortable paths we thought our lives would take, and instead moving down some very scary, and often painful roads. Even though at times His plan seemed terrifying and even downright foolish, little could we have known how much goodness, blessing, and joy would flow out of loving these three little people He’s put into our lives. No, it’s not been easy: not the open-heart surgeries or the challenges of raising two children with Down syndrome or the complexities of dealing with birth-families or the struggles we’ve had with the public education system. But through it all, every new and uncomfortable situation has only proven to be another chance to see how very good God’s plan is for our lives and how downright lucky we are to be able to live it out. It’s only the lucky few that recognize that the most beautiful things in this life are often found in the differences. What some would see as misfortune, I’ve learned to see as nothing more than pure luck.

The Low Road - Hardy Heathers and the Heather Garden

The Low Road - Hardy Heathers and the Heather Garden
Author: D. Fyfe Maxwell
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473341205
Pages: 134
Year: 2017-09-06
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This vintage book contains a complete guide to growing heather, with step-by-step instructions for growing a variety of heathers as well as handy tips and useful suggestions on maintenance. Profusely-illustrated and novice-friendly, "The low Road" is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in growing heather or gardening in general. Contents include: "Preparing the Ground for a Heather Garden", "The Building of the Mountain Heather Garden", Planting a Heather Garden", "The Taller-Growing Hardy Heather", "The Dwarf Winter-Flowering Heathers", "Erica Ciliaris-The Dorset Heather", "Erica Tetralix-The Cross-Leaved Heather", "Erica Cinerea-The Bell or Fine-Leaved Heather", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with the original artwork and text. First published in 1927.

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