Opening the Door of Your Heart

Told with wit and wisdom, this inspiring collection reveals moments of wisdom and compassion in the lives of ordinary people.

Author: Ajahn Brahm


ISBN: 9780733635038

Category: Buddhism

Page: 240

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In times of uncertainty, words of comfort are essential, and the stunning overseas sales of this title are testament to its universal appeal. These modern tales of hope, forgiveness, freedom from fear and overcoming pain cleverly relate the timeless wisdom of the Buddha's teachings and the path to true happiness in a warm and accessible way. Ajahn Brahm was born and raised in the West and in his more than thirty years as a Buddhist monk he has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. He has tremendous ability to filter these stories through the Buddha's teaching so that they can have meaning for all sorts of readers, and there are many thousands of Australians who don't even know that they need this book yet but will no doubt embrace it just as overseas readers have. It is the perfect gift book as there is truly something in it for everyone. 'More than statistics and theories, we really trust anecdotes and narratives. Our brains and beings are wired to learn deeply and easily via stories, and this splendid collection of 108 Buddhist-based tales proves the point with lasting, gentle, pervasive teachings ... In the dozen compelling and practical sections on topics like perfection, love, commitment, fear, pain, anger, forgiveness, happiness, freedom and humility, he weaves a long, rich tapestry of understanding using short threads of stories only a couple of pages long. Many tales lead one to the other, but each also stands alone. Resurrecting several 'chestnuts' as well as crafting new stories, Brahm avoids the pitfall of esoteric, inscrutable renderings sometimes found in Buddhist writing. Instead, without compromising integrity, he favours modern cadences and references (e.g., iPods and the World Wildlife Fund) to make the stories sail along ... this is a wonderful collection that can be enjoyed by a broad audience.' Publishers Weekly

Opening the Door to Your God Sized Dream

Take delight in the LORD, and hewill give youthe desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 A summer camp sky spreads above me. I'm in junior high and spending a few ...

Author: Holley Gerth

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441244751

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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With the encouraging help of Holley Gerth, women are discovering and recovering their God-sized dreams. But between taking those first steps in pursuit of your dream and reaching your goal is a bumpy road of second-guessing, doubt, and fear. For the dreamer who wants a helping hand and a heartfelt friend along the way, Holley graciously offers this inspiring devotional journey to greater trust, joy, and confidence. Rather than the typical quiet devotional, this 40-day journey is an invitation and a challenge, a soul-soother and a game-changer. Through honest self-reflection and positive action, readers will not be the same on the last page as they were on the first--and neither will their view of God or the dreams he's placed within their hearts. Any woman who is ready to take that next step in making her God-sized dream a reality will cherish this confidence-building devotional.

Open the Door

Thought-provoking questions are keys for opening the door to a deeper life with God. ... Open your mind and heart to this peaceful presence.

Author: Joyce Rupp

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1933495405

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The long-awaited book from best-selling spiritual guide Joyce Rupp, creatively leads readers to explore how the image of the door can guide them in a process of discovering their true self. Joyce Rupp brings new life to the ageless spiritual image of the door, weaving insights from East and West with the wisdom of contemporary spiritual writers, poets, and novelists in a practical format that is just right for contemporary readers. Structured as a daily prayer guide for everyday use over six weeks, each day offers a thematic reflection, a guided meditation, an original prayer, a thoughtful question, and a related scripture quote. A built-in guide for small groups makes this the perfect resource for groups of all kinds as well as individuals.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

1786 Open your door . EU 665340 EU 672288 .. Open my heart . EU646845 .. 1938 20 69 On your way to Kotzebue - bue . EP 35 34 46 .

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Category: Copyright


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Simple Science Object Talks

If anyone hears my voice , and opens the door , I will come in . ... And , kids , there is no better time to open the door of your heart to Christ than now ...

Author: Heno Head, Jr.

Publisher: Standard Publishing

ISBN: 9780784719824

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Simple- to-do demonstrations illustrate Bible truths in a fun and fascinating way.

A Table in the Wilderness

We can open our hearts to the world without even opening our doors, the Tao Te Ching reminds us. And so let today be the day you open the door of your heart ...

Author: Thom Rock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498218261

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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The joyful premise at the heart of this book is that there is a table lavishly spread for all who hunger for forgiveness--the believer, the doubter, and the famished. The book's journey begins and ends with this assertion: not only is there a table of forgiveness set for us in the many wildernesses of life, there is a seat waiting for each and every one of us at that table. What matters is whether we take that seat and, if so, how we behave at the feast. Rooted in the notion of journeying, of setting out each day to discover some new vista along the many paths to the banquet hall of forgiveness, A Table in the Wilderness draws upon the wisdom of multiple religious traditions, as well as non-religious sources, in order to gain perspective on this long misunderstood subject. Readers are just as likely to encounter Dr. Seuss as they are to read the words of Sri Ramakrishna or Saint Augustine along the way. Anyone who has ever been hurt or has hurt another will find this book a helpful guide.

Dedicated to Destiny

intentions, instantly see your unmanaged emotional pain, ... to set specific boundaries regarding those I open the door to my life (and heart) for.

Author: Angel Carlton

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785352385

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Dedicated to Destiny: How to navigate the 6 stages of transformation and live your destined life. Studies show that change is doubling each year and how we adapt to change will have a direct impact on our lives and the world. As the world transforms, so do we. The time is now for us all to live the happiest, healthiest and truest version of ourselves. In Dedicated to Destiny, leadership coach, Angel Carlton provides strategies of self-discovery in six stages. These provide the “how-to” for seekers of a more fulfilling life to get where they want to be. The six stages of transformation are Realize, Release, Rebound, Reinvent, Resurrect and Respond. Awareness of these stages allows readers to understand where they have been, where they are now, and where they are heading. The six stages provide a fresh outlook on life while helping clear the clutter that prevents many people from achieving greatness.

Prayer A Force That Causes Change

Keeping His commandments is a choice; just like opening a door or window. Control of the access to your heart, begins with a close walk with God; ...

Author: David Williamson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426916175

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Why prayer? Prayer is an expression of needs and faith, but also a way to build a long-lasting relationship with God. In this third volume of Faithful in Prayer, David Williamson shares a series of articles that encourage prayer that, with God's answers, can transform the seemingly impossible into something very possible. Williamson is a regular speaker on prayer and Christian living and through personal anecdotes and applicable scripture leads others through the foundation of faith, ways to build faith for effective prayer, and how to make a stand through prayer. Intended to motivate others to think and dream big, Williamson's articles teach specifically how to: * Believe God over the evidence * Deal with unforgiveness * Protect the heart to keep out doubt * Be bold in prayer and allow God to work * Live how He says we should live God is calling for men and women to join with Him in the work through prayer and action. Prayer: A Force That Causes Change provides the encouragement, empowerment, and grace so that others can be successful in prayer. But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26 (NKJV)

Thief of Mind

Can you open the door?” My eyes widened, my heart accelerated, and I felt nausea threatening my stomach. What was I meant to do? Open the door obviously.

Author: Ben Thomas

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789019982

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 769

Toby had it all. The looks, the popularity, a promising rugby career ahead of him. Until he came into his life.

Open the Doors to Your Heart

You'll find in this book, a poem that relates to whatever thoughts, you may have floating though your mind. Take but a moment to find a poem that perfectly suits you.

Author: Donelda Marie Kent

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412228573

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

View: 744

Many years ago, someone told me, that our heart has many doors. As time goes on, God will help us open and close those doors as we choose. Some of these doors could be full of joy and happiness, pain and sorrow, trails and tribulations, as well as, a special door for every person who's touched our lives. You'll find in this book, a poem that relates to whatever thoughts, you may have floating though your mind. Take but a moment to find a poem that perfectly suits you. Even, if dedicated to another, that doesn't mean that can't gather in the same sphere. In the event that only one person reads just one of these poems and can relate to the point of opening one door of your heart, then I have achieved success.

Opening the Door to Coaching Conversations

(V) Yet when you are teaching, it doesn't always seem like your heart is into it. So what are things you intentionally plan in your instruction that draw ...

Author: Linda M. Gross Cheliotes

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452202575

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 184

This companion and follow-up book to Coaching Conversations brings the coaching style of leadership to life with stories of real people using coaching skills to empower their staff.

A Door Opening into Everlasting Life

(3) When St Paul says, “that faith purifies the heart,” his meaning is not that he who finds impurity in his heart is altogether destitute of faith.

Author: Andrew Gray

Publisher: Puritan Publications

ISBN: 1626630402

Category: Religion

Page: 385

View: 472

This outstanding Puritan work by Andrew Gray is a compilation of five treatises. He wrote them for the spiritual encouragement of true believers in Jesus Christ, and to aid them in their journey towards blessedness in Christ. They are essays “tending to advance Gospel holiness and to establish the hearts of true believers against their many doubts and fears.” The first treatise contains arguments for leaving sin and living in a holy manner. The second treatise contains directions on how to attain eternal blessedness. The third treatise contains the characters of a true believer. The fourth treatise contains resolutions on the doubting Christian and lists a variety of “cases of conscience.” Lastly, treatise five contains the happiness and privileges of a true believer. This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.


Those who read this remarkable book will feel deeply seen, honored in their humanness, and comforted in their challenges.

Author: Frybort Susan

Publisher: Enrealment Press

ISBN: 9780994784377

Category: Self-Help


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In Open Passages, Susan Frybort reminds us to pay tribute to life and the human condition. Inspired by her own reflections and overcomings, these affirming and empowering meditations observe life's milestones and segues as vital passages to transformation and restoration. Each life experience becomes an awakening portal that leads to a deepening vulnerability and authenticity. Frybort's work through writing and poetry has been dedicated to exploring the truth of what lives inside each person and celebrating the most subtle of self-discoveries. Although her passages were written from a place of personal knowledge, each written entry is also an access point to an entire universe within every living soul. She writes from her own experience, and yet we feel as though she is speaking right from the heart of our own. Those who read this unique book will feel deeply seen, honored in their humanness, and comforted in their challenges.

Opening the Door

It was the instant joy and peace that came from having Jesus in my heart that had begun to transform me from the inside out. Meanwhile, at work and with my ...

Author: Helen Mutter

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609112245

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 362

In this inspirational autobiography, author Helen Mutter opens up her world to us and shares a lifetime of challenges, triumphs and revelations. We follow her through her childhood years, and share the many experiences that shaped Helen's future, including her parents' divorce when she was nine. Moving into adulthood, Helen had a life-altering experience: At the age of twenty one, Helen encountered God, and for the first time discovered what it meant to be truly accepted, unconditionally. Opening the Door continues, sharing the moments when Helen got married, had children, and had to learn to balance work, family, and the pressures of society. But, luckily, she had the strength of God to help her through. Even the shattering and unexpected death of her dear father could not extinguish the flame of faith, and her words inspired her father himself, before he died, to find the spiritual connection he had been lacking. Always accessible and even light-hearted at times, Helen Mutter's story will speak to everyone, and will inspire faith and strength with every turn of the page. Helen Mutter brings us Opening the Door in the hopes that her story may continue to infuse a connection with God and foster spirituality in others. She currently lives in Swindon in Wiltshire, England, and hopes to write more motivational literature. http: //