Welcome Homeless

Author: Alan Graham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 071808313X
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Homeless. No other word better describes our modern-day suffering. It reveals one of our deepest and most painful conditions—not having a sense of belonging. However, Alan Graham, founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Community First! Village, is improving the quality of life for a large quantity of people through sharing his personal story of becoming more human through humanizing others. Graham believes the more we can give people dignity, the power of choice, and genuine community, the better we’ll be able to offer solutions that will have impact on the world at large. And while his missionary work is focused on giving a home to the physically homeless, he also wants to transform the lives of every living person by shifting the paradigm in understanding what it means to be “home.” In Welcome Homeless, Graham delves deep into what it means to be connected to God, the earth, and each other. In doing so, he shows us the home we’ve all longed for but never had. Welcome Homeless is about becoming fully human by being fully present. It is about finally connecting with the disconnected and finding our identity through knowing the true identity of others. Graham wants to engrain the human story in you so deeply that you start being who you were made to be—that you start finally being like the image from which you were made and start empathizing instead of sympathizing with the people around you. Similar to how we can become 100 percent fully human by mimicking the ultimate image, we can shape a better world by mimicking the picture of the new heaven and the new earth—a picture that has reality at the heart of it but is beyond our imagination. Alan Graham also shares his personal story, the stories of the homeless, and the stories of those whose worldviews have been shifted by the homeless. Because of his raw, humorous, and honest voice, he achieves a rare and profound universality. Houses become homes once they embody the stories of the people who have made these spaces into places of significance, meaning, and memory. Home is fundamentally a place of connection and of relationships that are life-giving and foundational. Graham invites you to make everyone feel truly at home by finally inviting those living on the fringes of society into your heart. This is why Welcome Homeless is about doing, not saying. It is about taking the ultimate and forward-thinking vision of a new heaven and new earth and literally breaking the soil so that new earth can exist here today. It is about realizing that homelessness is not fundamentally a consequence of moral and spiritual inadequacies; but rather it is often the logical and economical outcome for a large part of our population. So, what does your vision of humanity and love look like? Whatever the vision, it should look like community. People should feel more alive after they meet you. When your consciousness changes from one of self-absorption to a consciousness aware of its human desire for connection, compassion, kindness, and beauty, you will start seeing things differently—and others will start seeing you made anew as well because the absolute greatest self-help occurs when you help others e.

Coping With Homelessness

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508176922
Size: 74.19 MB
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In today's world of economic uncertainty, homelessness is a growing problem for families everywhere. Homelessness can happen with little warning, and when it does occur, it is vital to know what actions to take immediately, and what resources are available. Readers will find practical strategies to follow if they should suddenly find themselves homeless, addressing issues that include how to find shelter, food, and medical care and how to stay in school or find a job. It also includes features such as a section of 10 Great Questions to ask experts and a listing of organizations that can provide assistance.

Kinda Like Grace

Author: Ginger Sprouse
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400207894
Size: 13.10 MB
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The inspirational story of how a woman with a difficult past befriended a homeless man whose kind, life-affirming spirit taught her and their Texas community about forgiveness, humility, and the boundless love of God. Stopped at a familiar Houston intersection on her way to work, Ginger Sprouse watched the homeless man pacing the garbage-strewn ground in his bare feet. Compelled to pull over and say hello, she was drawn to his exuberant joy and infectious smile. Over the next few months, she would learn that Victor, who was mentally disabled, had been returning to that spot because it was the last place he had seen his mother--three years earlier. Motivated by her faith and their deepening friendship, Ginger set out to help Victor, creating Facebook and GoFundMe pages to raise funds for Victor's medications, clothing, and food. When it became clear that he could not live safely on his own, she and her family took a leap of faith and offered him a permanent place in their family. What Ginger learned from Victor about forgiveness, humility, and love changed her forever. Kinda Like Grace is a powerful reminder that seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome, that we all deserve second chances, and that each of us has a limitless capacity to love our neighbors, no matter how different from us they may appear to be.

Welcome To My World

Author: Curtis Bunn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1593096887
Size: 27.35 MB
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Brenda Harris is a former Atlanta corporate executive whose unexpected encounter with a stranger inspires her to reinvent her life.

The Complete Idiot S Guide Dream Dictionary

Author: Dream Genie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440625646
Size: 22.61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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15,000 entries from abduction to zebra. Everybody dreams, and now there's a dream dictionary for everyone! With 15,000 entries, this reference showcases the most up-to-date vocabulary of dream symbols, such as cell phones. It also includes a dream thesaurus with handy list collections of entries by topic; a dream quiz that affers revealing insights into your dream personality; a section called, 'Tuck-in Time', which provides terrific strategies for inviting, inducing, and remembering dreams; and a dream interpretation checklist, helping readers interpret their dreams step-by-step. - Popular reference dictionary format - Focuses on symbols, meanings, and interpretations

Jumanji

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Fondo De Cultura Economica USA
ISBN:
Size: 49.43 MB
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Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle-adventure board game. "Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of de-sign, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." -- New York Times Book Review