Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime. Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were best man in each other’s weddings. When Justin was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that robbed him of the use of his arms and legs, Patrick was there, helping to feed and care for him in ways he’d never imagined. Determined to live life to the fullest, the friends refused to give into despair or let physical limitations control what was possible for Justin. So when Justin heard about the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, he wondered aloud to Patrick whether the two of them could ever do it. Patrick’s immediate response was: “I’ll push you.” I’ll Push You is the real-life story of this incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. You’ll discover how love and faith can push past all limits—and make us the best versions of ourselves.
Author: Daniel C. Peterson et al
Publisher: The Interpreter Foundation
This is volume 29 of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published by The Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on a variety of topics including: "Is Faith Compatible with Reason?", "On Being the Sons of Moses and Aaron: Another Look at Interpreting the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood", "“The Time is Past”: A Note on Samuel’s Five-Year Prophecy", "Too Little or Too Much Like the Bible? A Novel Critique of the Book of Mormon Involving David and the Psalms", "The Word Baptize in the Book of Mormon", "Pushing through Life’s Pilgrimage Together", "The Gospel According to Mormon", "Joseph Smith’s Universe vs. Some Wonders of Chinese Science Fiction", "Dehumanization and Peace", "Peace in the Holy Land", "What is Mormon Transhumanism? And is it Mormon?", "Race: Always Complicated, Never Simple", "The Case of the Missing Commentary", "Much More than a Plural Marriage Revelation", "Isaiah 56, Abraham, and the Temple", "Toward a Deeper Understanding: How Onomastic Wordplay Aids Understanding Scripture", "What’s in a Name? Playing in the Onomastic Sandbox", "The Habeas Corpus Protection of Joseph Smith from Missouri Arrest Requisitions", "Missourian Efforts to Extradite Joseph Smith and the Ethics of Governor Thomas Reynolds of Missouri."
Changing the world does not always require grand gestures or an audience of millions. The little things we do often have the most significant impact on those we encounter. Each small choice we make can spread joy or pain, light or darkness, to others. Examining our influence on the lives we encounter through a lens of love and compassion, Imprints explores the long-lasting impact our words and actions have on our world, reminding us that the legacy we leave behind is built on who we are and how we live our lives day to day.
When Marcus moved next door to John, they instantly knew they'd be friends. Now John and Marcus do almost everything together, with Marcus pushing John's wheelchair and John fueling their escapades with jokes. Through their friendship, the boys discover that their unique gifts make them stronger together. Full color.
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Book Summary The story begins with the main character attending a 50 Year Class Reunion and then flashes back to her four years in high school. At that time she lived in a small southern California town where everyone knew everyone else, and there wasn't much for teenagers to do, and yet they manage to keep busy somehow. Life at that time (before the electronic age) went at a much slower pace, and people who grew up in the 50's and 60's were part of the last innocent generation. The book describes Elaine's relationship with her family, her life on a poultry ranch, and the closeness of a small community. It also describes many high school activities, classes, boy-girl relationships, and problems and heartaches, the euphoria and the sadness that are a part of life at that age. The story is based on an actual town and high school, and many incidents in the book actually happened the way that I described them. I did change the names of the town and the high school however. Back in those days it was much easier to work on your own car, the old hot rods and jalopies. Gas was thirty one cents a gallon, and one could buy a hamburger and Coke for less than fifty cents. But the monthly income for the average working family was only about $300, so the budget had to be stretched to make ends meet. A few women worked outside the home, but most did not. Many of the television sets were black and white, but color TV was on its way in. There was no reality TV at that time, but there were plenty of Westerns and family programming. Of course music played a huge part in the lives of young people, and it was the era of Rock and Roll. Elvis, Buddy Holly, and the Everly Brothers were household names. Dick Clark's American Bandstand was on TV in the afternoons, and everyone rushed home from school to watch the latest dances. There were only records at the time, 45's and 78's, which were played on phonographs. It would be years before cassettes, CD's, and iPods were invented. The music was portable though because everyone was getting transistor radios. If a group of kids got together at a lake or somewhere out in the middle of nowhere, they would just tune their car radios to the same station and turn up the volumne. I have tried throughout the book to portray life back in those days, with many details depicting the culture and fads of that time. I am hoping that this book will give today's teenagers a different perspective on life at that time, while giving my own generation a chance to walk down Memory Lane.
Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you’ll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of your students, including: Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing students’ stress or increasing focus Tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively Anecdotes from teachers about how they use music to manage everyday situations Sample lessons across grade levels
Author: Elaine Orabona Foster
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Camino de Santiago de Compostela
"In Movement There is Peace" is a powerful tale of travel, adventure and unexpected faith. It begins with a doctor who walks away from her practice in order to cure her own paralyzing anxiety. Once free, she discovers that leaving is really only fleeing if there's no new direction. Could this be the reason for her husband's sudden inspiration? "I want us to walk the Camino de Santiago, it's an 800 kilometer pilgrimage across northern Spain." After deliberating the wisdom of walking 500 miles with no planning or physical conditioning and little religious faith, the two set off to walk the "Way of Saint James." Their "no-plan" plan sets off a series of extraordinary events that can only be explained as divine intervention. It starts with an enigmatic suggestion from a former pilgrim who sends them off with a caution: "There are no coincidences on the Camino." The tale itself is a funny, fascinating pilgrim's progress seeded by unique characters and full of amazing surprises. Follow along the pilgrim's path as it shares its secrets on how to: Create a life that's unafraid of deathExperience emotional lightness by carrying a smaller physical loadJourney without plans, and have more fun doing itMake a leap of faith and land closer to paradiseIf you've ever doubted yourself or your abilities, read this book. Loose the Fear... Live the Life -- Provided by publisher.
Author: Harold Miles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Harold Miles' picaresque new novel, Bad Ol' Boy, records the fantastic saga of Will Cotton's many outlandish adventures-how Will gambles, connives, plunders, philanders, drinks, embezzles, and murders...how everywhere he creates spectacularly varied carnage as he pursues his wily and bizarre life of crime...how he's always matching wits with, and keeping just barely a step ahead of, the clever and relentless Pinkerton detectives. When you first encounter the raffish Will, he's burnt out, dying, and terrified of the Southern Baptist hellfire and torment all the spectacular misdeeds of his wicked life have so richly earned him. Will believes that full confession alone can bring about his salvation, and only his young nephew, Gene, the sole relative not eagerly hoping to see Will die, is willing to hear the old reprobate out. Will's tales carry you roaring away on a wild journey of crime, escapades grittily traversing much of the early 20th century South and mid-America. It's an uproarious but murderous spree and manhunt-often careening along on a grand Harley-Davidson-that ranges from rural Georgia to Lexington, from Chicago to St. Louis, from Baton Rouge to Dallas, from Corpus Christi to El Paso, from Brownsville to New Orleans to Atlanta. Along the way you'll meet such remarkable characters as: • Gene's hardbitten harridan-tongued Ma, who fears he's headed down the same rough road as Uncle Will • Preacher Nelson, the wealthiest man in Plowshare, Kentucky, whose bank Will plunders • Josie Nelson, the preacher's daughter, a poet whose beauty, it was said, would make a freight train take a dirt road, and whom Will promises to marry, but instead cruelly destroys • G. B. Balls, the great Pinkerton detective, who brilliantly tracks Will down, but ultimately loses their murderous game • Kathy Taylor, Will's second wife and innocent companion in flight, increasingly horrified by her realization of the depth of his unbridled criminality • Ol' Ebo, the inner devil Will's so long embraced, now wrestling for his immortal soul • Fanny Hawk-either a fancy lady or carnival whore, depending on who's speaking of her-Will's great love, clever counterpart, and most important wife Bad Ol' Boy will take you along on a wanton, hilarious romp with an original American rapscallion and general scapegrace. Will Cotton is droll and lethal, murderous and penitent, archetypal but all-too-real-you won't forget him soon!
Author: Lisa Stiles Nance
Release Date: 2003-10-22
Genre: Family & Relationships
"Life is about opposites coming together to make you whole." Lisa Nance takes us on a journey of love and faith as she travels the tumultuous terrain of her husband's six-month wait for a heart transplant. It feels as if one day she's enjoying a round of golf with a seemingly healthy spouse, then the next she's at his bedside in the ICU. Now, she must face "the Wait," with a capital W, tackling the challenges of single parenting, running the family business, and visiting a terminally ill husband 500 miles away. A beautifully written, insightful, and honest account of the lessons learned by a woman living a Life In Limbo.
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Grove Press
Release Date: 1960
In his first frankly autobiographical work, Jack Kerouac tells the exhilarating story fo the years when he was writing th books that captivated and infuriated the public, restless years of wandering during which he worked as a railway brakeman in California, a steward on a tramp steamer, and a fire lookout on the crest of Desolation Peak in the Cascde Mountains.
Author: Chris Redston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Foreign Language Study
"The presentation and practice of vocabulary and grammar are of equal importance and there is a strong focus on listening and speaking with an emphasis on 'real world' language for social situations. The listening and reading material provides fresh new angles on universal topics and students are given numerous opportunities to practise new language through a wide variety of communicative activities, many of which are personalised. face2face is also fully compatible with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and gives students regular opportunities to evaluate their progress." - product description.