Moment of Grace

Moment of Grace tells the story of the American city in its remarkable heyday.

Author: Michael Johns

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520931491

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Moment of Grace tells the story of the American city in its remarkable heyday. Never before or after the 1950s were downtowns so exciting, neighborhoods so settled, or suburban dwellers so optimistic. Urban culture was at its peak: it was vital, urbane, conformist, and generating rebellion all at once. Capturing the mood of the '50s in superb historical photographs and mining delightfully varied sources—including urban critics, interviews with city residents, novels, songs, magazines, and newspapers—Moment of Grace brings alive the downtowns, the neighborhoods, and the suburbs of the era. A rich historical reflection on a singular decade, the book also portrays the '50s as a critical turning point in American culture and economy. Michael Johns shows us exactly why city life never could or would be the same again. Giving a vivid sense of the lived experience of the day, Johns explores the '50s in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Oakland, writing about fashion (which demanded the highest heels and pointiest breasts in history), nightlife, architecture, literature, business and economic trends, and teenage culture. He tells us what was for sale in the stores, who lived in the neighborhoods, what life was like for women in the brand-new suburbs, and much more. And he confronts difficult issues head-on. What did the loss of city jobs and the simultaneous success of the civil rights movement mean for black neighborhoods? What were the profound consequences of the rise of the suburbs for family life? In contrast to the vibrant cities of the '50s, the streets of today's downtowns are often empty if not suffused with melancholy. Johns uncovers the seeds of the transformation from the '50s to today, and at the same time, he paints a memorable picture of the American past.

Moments of Grace

But it was not a "moment of grace" on my part. My great passion during the
previous two years had been scouting; that was an activity I had vowed to
continue to pursue on American soil. The corps officers assured me that once mid
-August ...

Author: Birgitta K. Nilson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781615793655



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Random MOMents of Grace

Motherhood presents you with all kinds of random moments and experiences you
never could have anticipated. ... This book is a candid look at these random
moments of grace and a reflection on how they have enriched my spiritual life.

Author: Ginny Kubitz Moyer

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829438413

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Before Ginny Kubitz Moyer became a mother, she spent a lot of quiet time with God. But the moment she became a mom, those deeply meaningful times of serenity all but disappeared, raising a critical question: How do you maintain an active spirituality when your life is consumed by the nonstop mayhem of motherhood? In Random MOMents of Grace, Moyer helps mothers realize that their spiritual lives don’t have to stagnate even though most of their time is now spent in a world of play dates and playgrounds. In fact, Moyer contends that all that wiping of noses and reading of bedtime stories can lead to some pretty amazing spiritual growth. For any mom wondering if it’s possible to be fully engaged in the lives of her children without sacrificing her spirituality, Random MOMents of Grace offers a definitive “yes” as it shows moms how to see God’s grace at work in even the silliest, messiest, and most frustrating moments of motherhood.

Moments of Grace for a Woman s Heart

... every word of God'” (verses 3 and 4). Then the devil, taking Him up on a high
mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the
devil said to Him, “All this authority I 87 ...

Author: Elizabeth George

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736951296

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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In A Couple After God's Own Heart Interactive Workbook, Jim and Elizabeth George build on the content of their book, A Couple After God's Own Heart, to create a companion guide that leads husbands and wives through a fascinating study on God's plan for marriage. Through a unique blend of Bible study material, questions for thought, and "What Can I Do Today?" applications, couples will grow a closer and deeper union as they... learn from the successes and failures of key couples in the Bible discover the essentials to a better marriage participate in discussions designed to stimulate communication with each other set and apply goals that help husbands and wives be all God designed them to be determine how to make the best of the strengths and weaknesses in their relationship This friendly and practical study offers life lessons from a variety of well-known couples in Scripture, and will equip spouses to experience more and more of the incredible bliss only God can bring into a marriage.

Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in the Lord of the Rings

[It is] a moment of grace, release and selfabandonment. (Tolkien: A Cultural
Phenomenon, 62) It would be an easy delusion for Frodo and Sam to think that
they toil alone and that they and Sauron are the only ones left in the world. But
those ...

Author: Anne Marie Gazzolo

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449769680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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"In J. R. R. Tolkien's desire to create a mythology for his homeland, he actually made one for every person, every land, and every age. "The Lordof the Rings "is a catechism of spiritual warfare cleverly disguised as a fantasy. The struggle against evil that takes place inside its pages is the same one that occurs even now within the soul of each person." As we cannot leave the field of battle until death takes us from it, we should learn as much as we can about how to fight from those who have labored before us. Certainly the Red Book of Westmarch is one source to use. We may not have to sacrifice ourselves as does Gandalf, but we can learn from him and his wise counsels and from the others who he taught. Frodo guides us as well, as he makes his torturous journey to Mount Doom and endures the Ring's unceasing temptations. With him, we see that sometimes we overcome our temptations, and at other times they overwhelm us. We also learn, as he and Boromir do, to get back up and start the struggle anew. Sam shows us the height of hope and the depth of devotion. In fact, everyone in the tale, good as well as evil, has something to teach us. Anne Marie Gazzolo hopes that you will find inspiration within to apply to your life.

A Moment of Grace

'A profoundly moving and impassioned account of a 28-year romance.' The Observer ‘A Moment of Grace is one of the more beautiful books I’ve read: raw, gracious, candid and true.

Author: Patrick Dillon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473556188

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 853


'A profoundly moving and impassioned account of a 28-year romance.' The Observer ‘A Moment of Grace is one of the more beautiful books I’ve read: raw, gracious, candid and true. It is about the last 13 months of Nicola’s life; from the ordinary London day she was diagnosed to the time she took her last breath. It manages to be an uplifting book about tragedy – because there is such romance in the mundanity of survival and such ferocity in the way this one little family love one another.’ British Vogue How do you learn to live in the wake of death? Patrick Dillon and Nicola Thorold were together for twenty-eight years. Patrick was an award-winning architect and writer and Nicola a leading figure in theatre, awarded an OBE for her contribution to the arts at London’s Roundhouse. Their two children were almost grown-up. Life was good. And then, in May 2015, Nicola was diagnosed with leukaemia. After several rounds of treatment, a bone marrow transplant and many waves of recovery and decline, she died thirteen months after her diagnosis. Six months later, at Christmas, Patrick started to write. A Moment of Grace is the searing, tender account of Patrick’s life with Nicola and her illness, and his life after her loss. But it is more than a story of illness and unbearable grief: it is a book of memory, of home, of family. It is a tale of the transfiguring power of love. Heartbreaking, life-affirming and truly unforgettable, A Moment of Grace is one man’s journey to find life after his wife’s death.

The Stages of Grace

With so many difficult, confusing moments to face with this disease, it is a story
that reminds me that there can be good moments too if we are willing to laugh
and accept reality as it is. If we are willing to let Grace have her moments. For the

Author: Connie Ruben; Kate O'Neill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499053456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

View: 959


This book was written out of a desire to share with others who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease what I have experienced as Grace’s caregiver and friend. I wanted to capture the emotions, the expected and unexpected issues, the painful times as well as the humorous and loving moments that Grace and I have shared as a result of this disease. This is not meant to be a handbook for dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, but I hope that by sharing my feelings and experiences, readers may recognize that they are not alone on this particular journey.

The Operation of Grace

At first glance grace may appear to be the most private and isolated thing of all—
the elusive moment of personal illumination when an individual is suddenly
vouchsafed a sense of the meaning of things. But for Eliot and Waugh grace
could ...

Author: Gregory Wolfe

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625640574

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Operation of Grace collects a decade's worth of essays by Gregory Wolfe taken from the pages of Image, the literary journal he founded more than a quarter century ago. As he notes in the preface, his Image editorials, while they cover a wide range of topics, focus on the intersection of "art, faith, and mystery." Wolfe believes that art and religion, while hardly identical, offer illuminating analogies to one another--art deepening faith through the empathetic reach of the imagination and faith anchoring art in a vision beyond the artist's ego. Several essays dwell on how aesthetic values like ambiguity, tragedy, and beauty enlarge our understanding of the spiritual life. There are also a series of reflections that extend Wolfe's campaign to renew the neglected and often misunderstood tradition of Christian humanism. Finally, there are sections that contain more personal meditations arising from Wolfe's involvement in nurturing and promoting the work of emerging writers and artists. The Operation of Grace demonstrates once again why novelist Ron Hansen has spoken of Wolfe as "one of the most incisive and persuasive voices of our generation." .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Moments of Grace

THOUGHT AND FEELING I have grown wary of the ways of love And when I find
a moment crammed with thought I cherish that sweet coolness and I move As
only spirits can , as dryads caught In a Greek grove , then loosed among the trees

Author: Elizabeth Jennings

Publisher: Carcanet Press

ISBN: UOM:39015008841820

Category: English poetry

Page: 62

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Guerrillas of Grace

Patient God, in this teetering time, this time in the balance, this time of waiting,
make me aware of moments, moments of song, moments of bread and friends,
moments of jokes (some of them on me) which, for a moment, deflate my
pomposities ...

Author: Ted Loder

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 1451418736

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 690


For nearly two decades, this classic collection of tough, beautiful, and earthy prayers has lightened hearts and dared spirits to soar.

Moment of Grace

Each story in this collection stand alone, and can be read in any particular order.

Author: P. Creeden


ISBN: 1095333550


Page: 80

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With the winter came betrayal, but can Grace find redemption and forgiveness in the spring?Grace Lynn Adams struggles to live up to her heavenly name. She doesn't deserve it, after all the bad decisions she's made. The only two people who ever saw past that bad part of her and her poor reputation were her ailing mother and her best friend, Charles. But in one night, as her mother lay on her death bed, taking her final breath, Grace betrayed them both. Meanwhile, in the quaint town of Belle, Wyoming, life goes on and winter gives way to spring. With the warm temperatures, Grace finally feels ready to move on from the miserable doldrums she's been in and maybe find some way to help others again--and maybe earn a measure of penance. But with the coming Easter, she's reminded of Charles's offer of marriage before the night of her betrayal, and she wonders if Charles might be waiting until that day, when family and neighbors draw together, to finally expose her. Or maybe she'll finally get the chance to explain that she'd never wanted to hurt him, even if she doesn't deserve his forgiveness.This is a short, clean and wholesome, American western historical romance. Each story in this collection stand alone, and can be read in any particular order.

The Adventures of Grace

As Gregory approached the war camp, he pulled back on the reins slightly to
slow their approach. He wanted this to be a moment of moments, center stage for
all to see and admire, and he accomplished the goal, sort of. The Lava people
had ...

Author: Thomas Bristol

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465352309

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

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Finding Grace in the Moment

Perhaps they are in touch with their own stories, but the reflection may awaken a
sudden awareness of similar moments of grace. It is with the hope that this will
happen that I dare to lay these out. Over a luncheon with two friends one day in ...

Author: Simeon Daly

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595354559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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Finding Grace in the Moment is a collection of Fr. Simeon's writings-some personal, some whimsical, some heartfelt-but all filled with the insight and wisdom learned from his lifetime journey as a monk and a lover of the written word. The collection includes: personal stories, homilies, and reflections on life in the monastery. With joy, wonder and humor, this Benedictine monk and priest shares stories about his family and friends, his brother monks, and his musings on topics as varied as his door, church bells and chance meetings. Some of the stories in Finding Grace in the Moment are also available on a three-CD set and can be purchased from Saint Meinrad's Scholar Shop, phone (812) 357-6751 or online at

The Language of Grace

Sometimes this moment is an actu~ al epiphany, such as that occasioned by the
chipped piece of lawn statuary in “The ... violence is strangely capable of
returning my characters to reality and preparing them to accept their moment of

Author: Peter S. Hawkins

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596280021

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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Hawkins explores both traditional and contemporary ways grace has been handled in literature. The traditional representation of grace is explained using, among other things, the parables of Jesus. Then he turns to more contemporary literature, including O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find, Percy's The Second Coming, and Murdoch's A Word Child. Through these novels and short stories, Hawkins highlights the impoverishment of spirit and imagination when religious language fails us. He presents three writers struggling to bridge the gap between ourselves and those mysterious realities we can no longer talk about.

The Gospel of Grace for Wounded Sojourners

There are moments when the daily world is touched by some aspect of
transcendence—the grace of God; but what about when we're seated in this
sacred-space? Here we are all and always reminded of the mystery and the
majesty of God; ...

Author: Albert J.D. Walsh

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873288

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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In this collection of sermons, Dr. Albert Walsh, after more than three decades of pastoral ministry, presents the gospel message as the Christ-centered proclamation of hope for all those who sojourn along the path of life. Walsh's sermons speak directly to those who hold faith in Christ, but they also speak with force to those who are searching for the meaning and purpose of life as the gift of a gracious God. This collection of sermons offers the reader a word of genuine hope in times of trial, struggle, and in the face of the innumerable sufferings--both small and great--we so often experience in life. These sermons cover the whole of the life of Christ from his incarnation to his death, resurrection, ascension, and promised return in glory to offer spiritual enrichment for all.

The Eloquence of Grace

Then comes the moment of terrifying and horrible remorse—knowledge of guilt
that cannot be as- suaged by anything. Now a proposition would be, “Lady
Macbeth knows immeasurable guilt.” But Shakespeare didn't put it that way. He
has a ...

Author: James M. Childs Jr.

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894636

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Joseph A. Sittler (1904-1987) was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, distinguished for his pioneering work in ecology and for his preeminence as a preacher. He gave both the Beecher Lectures at Yale and the Noble Lectures at Harvard. As the "preacher's theologian," Sittler approached the interpretation of Scripture with a clear understanding of current critical scholarship, but also in the freedom of the gospel at the center of Scripture and with the humility of a theologian of the cross. In following the trajectory of the text into the preaching situation he gave a lively, timeless, and eloquent expression to the fact that the interpretation of texts is in the service of proclamation. This collection of readings from Sittler's rich legacy contains a great many presentations and sermons that have never before appeared in print. Theologically serious preaching, close attention to language, engagement with the best of sacred and secular culture, and a deep respect for the text, all characteristics of Sittler's work, are the sort of features that continue to edify. They remain as benchmarks for good preaching even as styles and contexts evolve.

The Unmistakable Touch of Grace

the unmistakable touch of grace 44 • The fact that Evan's brother Chuck, the only
family member he felt safe with, showed up when he did is an ... One moment you
're on your way to work and the next you hear yourself say, “Enough is enough.

Author: Cheryl Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743271858

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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"Every event we experience and every person we meet has intentionally been put in our path to help us lead more conscious and fulfilled lives," says Cheryl Richardson, the New York Times bestselling author of Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, and Stand Up for Your Life. In her new book -- her most personal work to date -- she'll show you that, once you learn to view your life from this perspective, the person who smiles at you while you're walking down the street is no longer a stranger, the phone call from an old friend who crossed your mind the day before is no longer a surprise, and the failed relationship that left you brokenhearted is no longer a source of bitterness and pain. Instead, these experiences -- examples of what Richardson calls "the unmistakable touch of grace" -- are seen as blessings in disguise, gifts that make you stronger, more conscious, and, ultimately, more alive. To read this beautiful, intimate, and profoundly inspiring book is like having a conversation with Richardson herself. Filled with illuminating stories, provocative experiments, and striking examples of how grace has influenced her own life, Richardson will help you recognize that your life is being influenced, too, in ways you may never have imagined. The Unmistakable Touch of Grace helps you to see the hidden miracles that occur every day -- and gives you the courage to use them to make your life more meaningful, magical, hopeful, and complete.

Moments of Grace

We began to talk about and plan our dream , a passive solar home , partially
earth - sheltered — a magnificent hole in the ground that we would live in . We
would take the mobile home apart and put it over the 48 Moments of Grace .

Author: Roberta Carlson

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 0842346023

Category: Religion

Page: 127

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The Fortunes of Grace Hammer

... to feed (the latter taking priority as is customary in this tortured world) and a
baby on the way — having been busy up until the very moment of his depar~ ture
, that particular aspect of their relations unaffected by the wretchedness of the rest

Author: Sara Stockbridge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446420843

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Grace Hammer lives a sweet enough life with her four children in London's dank and dirty East End, dipping into the pockets of wealthy strangers foolish enough to venture there. She keeps a clean house and a tight hold on her magpie nature, restricting her interests to wallets and pocket watches - at night she dreams of shiny things. Unbeknown to Grace, her most audacious crime will soon return to haunt her and old enemies come knocking. Out in the dark countryside Mr Blunt rocks in his chair, grinding his teeth, vowing furious retribution. He has never forgotten his scarlet treasure, or the harlot that stole it from him. At night he dreams of slitting her lily-white throat...

Summa Theologiae Volume 30 The Gospel of Grace

grace is susceptible of degrees, as was said above.5 Therefore it is not received
in its subject in a moment. Therefore since an infusion of grace is required for the
justification of the unrighteous, it seems that this justification cannot take place ...

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521029384

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Paperback reissue of one volume of the English Dominicans' Latin/English edition of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.