God teaches us through the apostle Paul how rejoicing in our suffering will lead to strengthening our hope. David desired to give God his best. Although he had good intentions, God directed David to pass the responsibility of building the temple to his son, Solomon. The gospel message kindles a fire inside us to dream big for God. Just like God had a special plan for David and Solomon, He has one for each of us too. This well-known verse in Jeremiah comes in the midst of a warning. The Lord speaks to the prophet with strong admonition for His children, but also reassures them of His ultimate desire.
God loves us and wants us to obey His commands. After a year trek, the Israelites prepared to enter the land God promised. But God will bring us to the place He promised, and He will be with us on the journey. Joseph knew one day the dream God gave him would become reality. But first, he needed to trust God with one minor detail — he needed to get out of prison. In His timing, the Lord released Joseph from jail and established him in a place of honor.
We serve in the local church, work full-time jobs, and raise families. We give to missions, support ministries, and volunteer our time. The good news of my Savior brings me refreshment and renewed hope. The thought of living life without Jesus by their side? It seemed too much to bear. But Jesus reassured believers with these words that still comfort us today.
He will come again. We will one day live forever with Him. Jesus gave His life so we could have that hope. Where the Wild Things Are. This Maurice Sendak classic tells the story of a misbehaving child who learns a lesson on unconditional love. Although it touches the anger in children, it ends with a reminder that love endures all things. Where the Wild Things Are ]. Its pages tell of the powerful love that parents feel for their children.
Robert Munsch has touched a lot of hearts and will continue to do so through this book. Much like the undying love of parents, this literary piece will endure for generations to come.
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Another masterpiece by the great Dr. Seuss, this book is perfect for all graduates — whether from nursery or law school. It talks about new beginnings and experiences and sets readers on the course of braving their new journeys. Dreams to Grow On. Christine Hurley Deriso tells the story of a young girl who imagines her future. Though for children, the lessons will likewise whisper a reminder to adults that it is never too late to dream. This story tells us that, though a hug is simple, its effects are powerful and life-altering. Muthwrote this book based on a story by Leo Tolstoy.
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It makes readers think of their own answers to the three questions it asks. Offering wonderful opportunities for reflection, this book is a great conversation starter between parents and children. Kathryn Otoshi teaches readers about numbers and colours while delivering a powerful message about acceptance and how one voice can change everything.
Linda Kranz and her famous fish explain the value and importance of acceptance. It teaches us to cherish and value the uniqueness of everyone, and that it is our individuality that makes us special. Again, Linda Kranz uses colorful graphics to convey a powerful message. Definitely something for all ages, its life lessons make the book an unforgettable favorite.
Alice McGinty paints a story of eight kids who are each in different continents which serves to remind us to value and enjoy the simple things in life. Wayne Dyer uses simple words to educate readers about how the tools and secrets to happiness and success are already within us. It also details actionable ways on how to unleash our individual greatness. This endearing story by Derek Munson shares the ups and downs of making new friends and the joy that comes with the triumph of overcoming differences.
Eric Carle brings out the artist in you as you leaf through every page of his book. The story is a celebration of art, colour, imagination, and life itself. It shows us that amazing artwork can begin with a simple dot. It also tells us that we can achieve whatever we want as long as we never give up confidently reaching for our goals. David Gets in Trouble.
David Shannon tells us the story of a young boy who always has a good excuse for everything and later on feels bad about this. This picture book by Lynea Gillen shares a wonderful story about compassion and kindness. A Bad Case of Stripes. David Shannon once again delivers a memorable message, this time about peer pressure and its ill effects. It ends on a note that will help you embrace everything that makes you a unique individual. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.
William Joyce reminds us that books are a source of comfort. In this day of technology, a book about reading and absolutely loving it is what everyone needs to see. Where the Sidewalk Ends. This collection of unique poems and drawings will make you laugh, cry, and embrace imagination. This storybook by Barney Saltzberg is a certified comforter.
It brings comfort upon those who make mistakes while saying that our misfortunes are gateways to new beginnings. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. She may be different, but she is confident in who she is. Molly is an inspiration to both children and adults because of her infectious and motivating attitude. Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: On My Way to a Happy Life.
It holds insights on how to best appreciate even the smallest things. My Many Colored Days.
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Another treasure by Dr. Seuss, this vibrant book helps readers express their feelings through the use of colour. The colours bounce off the pages and captivate the reader because of the emotions that they stir and bring to life. I Think, I Am! Reading this book will help change your negative thoughts into positive ones. Hay tells us that we can control our thoughts and, in turn, control our lives.
All I See is Part of Me. Curtis brings you on an adventure that lets you discover how you are connected to everything. It helps make you appreciate yourself and all the wonderful creations around you. When is a box not a box? Or anything else you want it to be. Antoinette Portis encourages her readers to let imagination take over the wheel. With generous helpings of imagination, an ordinary box can bring you to places where anything can happen.
If the World Were a Village. Smith seeks to inspire readers to be responsible citizens. The book teaches children to be aware of what is happening in the world and to be involved and active in making the world a better place. Sandra Boynton gives us a book that talks about change and new beginnings. I Have a Dream. Martin Luther King Jr. Aside from providing valuable insights on history, his words about equality and slavery continue to ring true up to this day. This award-winning book by Susan V.
This book takes you to a place without fear and celebrates the victories of courage. This revolutionary and timely book by Peggy Moss is about bullying and having the courage to talk about it. It also dwells on the witnesses and how, by doing nothing, they greatly affect the situation.
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Though it talks about a grown-up topic such as loss, it does so quite simply and relatably that we likewise learn how to handle grief. It talks about rejection, friendship, and how small acts of kindness can have major effects. This big story by Phillip M. Hoose has a small ant as the main character. A smile may be one of the simplest things to do, but it sure does have lots of great effects on people. This priceless story by Patrice Karst is about how the power of one smile can affect and change the world. Wayne Dyer writes another book that exudes positivity.
Lessons include the importance of taking risks, and dealing with anxiety. It also tells us how to live in the moment and to appreciate every second of our lives. This heart-warming story by Max Lucado makes us understand how special we all are. No matter how different we may be and no matter what people think about us, God loves us just the way we are. This book is funny and charming, and it teaches us how everybody has bad days every once in a while — even those who live in Australia.
All these titles sound pretty exciting. The best part is that this selection speaks to adults as well as it does to children. So what are you waiting for? Get one or all of these books now! Project Bookworm coming right up!
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In addition to reading, music is also key in the upbringing of your child. It also happens to be tuned to the frequency of We interviewed Franco DeNicola about what is happening with the shift in consciousness. It turned out to be one of the deepest and most important information we pulled out within an interview. We explored why things are moving a little more slowly with the shift at times, what is stopping certain solutions from coming forward and the important role we all play. The dark night of the soul can be viewed as a complete purge of a person and their false sense of self we call the external identity.
This can be a tough time, but a necessary one to move to higher levels of consciousness and being. If you are experiencing this, or know someone who is, remember this isn't about forcing a 'fix' of anything. Ask questions, reflect on what you are resisting and holding onto so dearly. We are looking to evolve, be open to the process. It refers to a spiritual crisis, a seeker of truth is forced to face during their spiritual evolution. It is the transition from being shown the way you should be, to actually being that way.
The dark night gives the impression that the change is painful, but the suffering actually comes from the resistance to the change and not the change itself. One could call it the integration of the dualistic mindset, to one of unity. The harmonising of the masculine and feminine. Or the merging of the soul with the body, and realising it to be one. In the words of St John himself: Into this dark night souls begin to enter when God draws them forth from the state of beginners — which is the state of those that meditate on the spiritual road — and begins to set them in the state of the progressives — which is that of those who are already contemplatives — to the end that, after passing through it, they may arrive at the state of the perfect, which is that of the Divine union of the soul with God.
The dark night is the complete purge of a person who seeks a higher path of truth. This leads to a breakdown of the egoic construct this person has created and leads to the death of the avatar they believe to be the self. This can result in hopelessness and an existential crisis. It is the true butterfly metamorphosis which seems really beautiful to the outside, but the reality is a lot more brutal.
For the caterpillar to become a butterfly, it has to completely dissolve. It does not change in the way we might think, with the caterpillar growing wings, but it completely falls to pieces and becomes a liquid pulp. It literally becomes nothing and has to die. It then forms in the complete darkness and unknown.
This means to become the butterfly, it is forced to step into a completely unknown place outside of anything it would call comfort.
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But this is just the start, it then has to fight its way out of the cocoon which is not an easy process. However, the beauty is in this fight as it builds the strength of the wings. Without this, the newly formed butterfly would not be able to fly. So it is the caterpillars dark night of the soul leads it to be the fully evolved beautiful and free creature. This is the same for the holy men and women we see in the public light.