Edging into forty-something, Karen and Pam found themselves in a state of stuck. They had checked off many of their major life goals—career, husband, children, friends—but they’d lost momentum. After griping over drinks one night, they came up with a plan to face their fears, rediscover their interests, try new things, and renew their relationships. They challenged themselves to try one new thing every week for a year—from test-driving a Maserati to target practice at a shooting range to ballroom dance lessons—and to blog about their journeys. They quickly realized it was harder than they ever imagined but came through it with a sense of clarity and purpose that has them itching to share the possibilities with the millions of middle-aged women out there who feel the same way about one or many areas of their lives. Getting "unstuck" doesn’t have to mean running a marathon, traveling the world, or ending a relationship with your partner. Through their experiences and a good dose of no-nonsense advice, Karen and Pam show readers how achieving small goals can give you a renewed sense of accomplishment and how you can keep growing, learning, and moving forward at any age. Interspersed with personal stories is expert advice from doctors, psychiatrists, artists, and even a poker diva (who also happens to be a Fortune 500 executive).
What do you get when an accomplished woodworker and senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine sets himself the challenge of designing and building one box a week for a solid year? You get 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks, a book dedicated to making relatively simple--yet gracefully elegant--boxes that woodworkers of all skill levels will be eager to build. Readers will begin by learning the fundamental box-making techniques that are applicable to almost every box in the book: how to match grain at corners, how to cut miters, how to make tops and bottoms, and how to finish a box with shellac, sometimes highlighted with milk paint ( a major trend in finishing right now). Following that, Kenney reveals some universal design principles that can be used as guidance as readers develop their own design aesthetic. And then, of course, the book transitions to instructions on designing and building the boxes themselves--all 52 of them!
Author: James Merritt
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Jesus Christ is the most influential human to ever walk the earth. We've heard and seen so many depictions of Him that we think we know Him better than we actually do. If we took the time to really look at Him, we might be surprised at what we'd find. In 52 Weeks with Jesus, author and pastor James Merritt leads you on a transformational journey as he shares what he's learned over a lifetime of studying Jesus' life and ministry. As you join Dr. Merritt on this journey, you will come to know and encounter Jesus in new and surprising ways and be inspired anew to embrace His invitation, "Come, follow Me." Filled with practical applications and surprising truths, this book will help you more ably answer that ancient question that's as timely today as when it was first posed: "Who do you say that I am?"
The dating world can be a harsh, exhausting, and intimidating place, but it can also be the doorway to a bright and beautiful future with someone you connect with. The only problem is, in our modern, fast-paced society, you never know which side of that coin you're going to get. With great courage and a side of refreshing humor, Anahata Meta takes you through her personal experiences as she attempts to go on one date a week for a whole year. Anahata explores the raw truths of the modern-day dating world and unexpectedly uncovers boundless opportunities for self-exploration and realization as she pushes through the challenge of seeking romance in today's society. She opens your eyes to the effects that dating can have on understanding yourself and how you affect others and tackles a wide variety of topics and inner struggles that tend to pop up whenever two people are trying to connect. In a world with billions of inhabitants, this guide initially offers a snapshot of what it's like for one person seeking true love but offers much more than the author originally bargained for in the end.
Author: James Merritt
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Experience God's Compassion and Glorious Character in Your Life The book of Psalms is often our first choice when we're searching for comfort, mercy, or reassurance. The meeting of human emotions and divine love shines bright in every chapter. From the author of 52 Weeks with Jesus and 52 Weeks Through the Bible comes an insightful and inspiring journey through select portions of the Psalms. As you spend time contemplating the holy words of Scripture, you'll gain new levels of... understanding about the provision and power of God trust in the faithful, approachable presence of God growth in your soul's joyful response to God Enrich your relationship with the Lord of your life as you find new reasons and ways to come before him in prayer and praise.
Author: Lynn Bowen Walker
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2006-05-30
Genre: Family & Relationships
Being a keeper at home demands that women possess a wide range of skills. Now the training, skills and tips every woman needs are all here in one delightful-to-read volume. Five minutes a day, 52 weeks a year is all a woman needs to get the most of this inspiring, helpful read.
Author: Marshall Loeb
Publisher: Crown Business
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics
52 Weeks to Financial Fitness is your personal financial trainer -- a friendly and authoritative expert that will guide you week by week to manage your finances and make your money grow. In the current frenzied market it's hard to know whom to turn to for solid advice. Into this void steps the calm presence of Marshall Loeb, personal finance pioneer and former editor of two of the most successful magazines in history, Fortune and Money. Personal finance and investments are a lot like doing exercise. Few of us are happy with our finances or our physiques. For many people, just getting started on a fitness program is the hardest part. But once you begin, you marvel at how easy it is and wonder how you ever did without it. Marshall Loeb's program for financial fitness, like any good exercise program, starts simply and moves gradually to heavier lifting, boosting your confidence as you move forward. Not only will you learn how to budget your accounts and get your insurance in order, but you'll also have a strong enough background to choose the investments that are right for you (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds) and the know-how to pick a financial planner and get the most out of his or her services. No matter what kind of financial shape you're in, Marshall -- week by week -- carefully brings you to the next level. 52 Weeks to Financial Fitness tells you everything you need to know to become financially fit. With its comprehensive coverage and ease of use, the book will serve as your practical financial guide. Some examples: * Week 2: Ten ways to boost your savings. * Week 7: Design a realistic family budget with Marshall's three-stage method. * Week 11: Thirteen ways to cut your taxes this year. * Weeks 18 and 19: Get your debt under control and design a sensible borrowing plan. * Week 22: Start investing profitably in stocks. * Week 23: Look into investing in bonds. * Week 33: Cut the cost of your car insurance without cutting your coverage. * Week 46: Calculate and save what you will need to retire comfortably and without worry.
Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, that will help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have! The 52 Lists Project is a gorgeous journal for list lovers, based on the popular blog series by Moorea Seal. This beautiful undated journal of weekly lists will help nurture self-expression and self-development. Each seasonal section includes list prompts, with plenty of space to write your own lists, and challenges to help you take action and make your dreams a reality. With perfectly timed prompts that meet you where you are throughout the different seasons, this journal will open up new avenues of self-knowledge and help you celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.
Author: Jim McDevitt
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Performing Arts
Alfred Hitchcock's career spanned more than five decades, during which he directed more than 50 films, many of them indisputable classics: Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho, among others. In A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense, authors Jim McDevitt and Eric San Juan provide a comprehensive examination of Hitchcock's film-to-film development, spanning from the beginning of his career in silents to his final film in 1976, including his work on two French propaganda shorts he directed during World War II and segments he directed for Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Organized into 52 chapters and arranged in chronological order, the book invites readers to spend a year with the director's most notable works, all of which are available on DVD. Each film is examined in the context of Hitchcock's career, as the authors consider the themes central to his work; discuss each film's production; comment on the cast, script, and other aspects of the film; and assess the film's value to the Hitchcock viewer. From The Lodger to Family Plot, 68 works directed by Hitchcock are analyzed. Each analysis is supplemented by key film facts, trivia, awards, a guide to his cameos, a filmography, and a listing of available DVD releases. Whether readers decide to undertake the journey through his films one week at a time or pick and choose at their discretion, A Year of Hitchcock will open the eyes of any viewer who wants to better understand this director's evolution as an artist.
Author: James Merritt
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Read and Be Changed For thousands of years, God's word has penetrated human hearts and transformed lives. So why does the Bible often collect dust on our shelves? Why don't we mine the wisdom filling its pages? Pastor James Merritt, author of the bestselling 52 Weeks with Jesus, invites you to view Scripture afresh and fall in love with the book that changes everything. These simple weekly readings will help you... Gain a big-picture view of God's message to you Apply practical life lessons from the Bible's stories and teachings Discover more about your destiny—on earth and in eternity As you explore the lives of Israel's wisest kings, God's powerful prophets, and your amazing Savior, you'll see how every subject and story in Scripture paints a picture of God's plan for humanity—including the story God wants to write with you.
How we parent matters, and we can all be better parents by working at it step by step. Meg Akabas builds on this philosophy, providing easy-to-implement strategies in once-a-week chapters that you can read in just a few minutes. Each chapter provides a salient piece of advice on one specific topic such as: respect, self-control, cooperation, sibling relations, or sleep habits. Rather than overwhelm with psychological studies and theories, this book helps busy parents make attainable and effective changes in their parenting. For any parent overwhelmed by parenting advice overload, 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom offers real guidance you can use with your children today.
Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence, Dear Data celebrates "the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life," in the words of Maria Popova (Brain Pickings), who introduces this charming and graphically powerful book. For one year, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American in London, mapped the particulars of their daily lives as a series of hand-drawn postcards they exchanged via mail weekly—small portraits as full of emotion as they are data, both mundane and magical. Dear Data reproduces in pinpoint detail the full year's set of cards, front and back, providing a remarkable portrait of two artists connected by their attention to the details of their lives—including complaints, distractions, phone addictions, physical contact, and desires. These details illuminate the lives of two remarkable young women and also inspire us to map our own lives, including specific suggestions on what data to draw and how. A captivating and unique book for designers, artists, correspondents, friends, and lovers everywhere.
Author: T. Mohn
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2016-11-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
A quote for each of the fifty-two weeks by renowned spiritual icons of our world will lead you on an inspirational journey through your life as it currently is and will whisk you straight to your destiny! Your journey will be individual, exciting, meaningful, inspirational, and intuitive. The inspiring, tailored explanations contained in each quote analysis will leave you wondering where the adventure might take you next. Fifty-two mini journeys, when taken in succession, will lead to a larger transformative process. This unique process is designed to empower and encourage clarification of your individual truths, gifts, and talents. The transformation will happen right before your eyes but will be so fun and fulfilling that you may want to do it again!