But Momma Said

Jersey is a spoiled rotten"momma's girl;" and the wife of an up-and-coming pastor.

Author: R. K. Lemmons-weber

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1537285319


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Jersey is a spoiled rotten"momma's girl;" and the wife of an up-and-coming pastor. She and her family moved in with her mother, Theresa, who is a very dominating force in Jersey's life. Will the pressures of pleasing her mother cause her to lose out on the one good thing that God chose for her.

That s What Momma Said

But momma would just look me in the eyes and say, “Little girl, ifyou don't wake
up, the devil will give you enough rope to hang yourself.” After she left my room, I
would sit on my bed for a few minutes to try to understand what she was saying.

Author: Sis Diane

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475914412

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Do you remember those little nuggets of wisdom that your mom, grandmother or nurturer would quote to you that left you either with a greater understanding or just wondering why she just didn't "speak English?" Were you ever told? "A dog that brings a bone will carry a bone" "You don't have to like them, but you do have to love them" "You have to crawl before you walk" "There are no mistakes, only learning experiences" "If you don't think you are cute, no one else will" "That's the kind of person that will get you killed" "Stay in a child's place" Did you scratch your head and wonder what it meant, but as you grew older and reflected on those nuggets, did you gain a better understanding of them? You may have even found yourself repeating them to your friends and inevitably to your own children. In this book, you will gain even more nuggets of wisdom to reflect on and to share. Come see what momma said! ADDED BONUS "From the Pen of Diane" You will also be refreshed as you read short messages that seek to share insight, encouragement and offer prayers of meditation. From Test to Testimony Reconstructed From the Inside Out Do You See What You Missed Through the Midst of It All You Are SMART The Thief Within The Lie of the Bondage Wait on the Promise It Time For a Praise Break Come discover the spiritual insights hidden within the pages of these messages!

Context as Other Minds

Mrs . Phillip J . King said he had been dashing , but Momma would not go along
with dashing and said to her mind he had been not unattractive , but Mrs . Phillip
J . King couldn ' t see fit to drop all the way from dashing to not unattractive , so ...

Author: Talmy Givón

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902723227X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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Givon's new book re-casts pragmatics, and most conspicuously the pragmatics of sociality and communication, in neuro-cognitive, bio-adaptive, evolutionary terms. The fact that context, the core notion of pragmatics, is a framing operation undertaken on the fly through judgements of relevance, has been well known since Aristotle, Kant and Peirce. But the context that is relevant to the pragmatics of sociality and communication is a highly specific mental operation — the mental modeling of the interlocutor's current, rapidly shifting belief-and-intention states. The construed context of social interaction and communication is thus a mental representation of other minds. Following a condensed intellectual history of pragmatics, the book investigates the adaptive pragmatics of lexical-semantic categories — the 1st-order framing of “reality", what cognitive psychologists call “semantic memory”. Utilizing the network model, the book then takes a fresh look at the adaptive underpinnings of metaphoric meaning. The core chapters of the book outline the re-interpretation of “communicative context” as the systematic, on-line construction of mental models of the interlocutor's current, rapidly-shifting states of belief and intention. This grand theme is elaborated through examples from the grammar of referential coherence, verbal modalities and clause-chaining. In its final chapters, the book pushes pragmatics beyond its traditional bounds, surveying its interdisciplinary implications for philosophy of science, theory of personality, personality disorders and the calculus of social interaction.

Momma Gone

I put myself far away; I imagined I was a ballerina like on TV, but with more soul. I
twirled and bopped as best I could, halfway listening to the music. I wanted to
take dancing lessons but Momma said I was too young. I asked Daddy if I could ...

Author: Nina Foxx

Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing

ISBN: 9780991532292

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Momma set me on the jukebox. So begins the personal story of Denise (Sweetie) Wooten, set between a post-civil rights era New York City and a growing, but stale rural Alabama. We are thrust in the midst of a family longing for normalcy, but instead struggling with illness and all that comes with it; denial, anger and misunderstanding and love. As cultures clash, we see the family through a child s eyes and walk with her as she makes sense of war fought far away, but with effects close to home, and a tragedy that changes her life forever. More truth than not, Momma: Gone is a story of survival, where all the lessons are taught by the child who must eventually lead them through and a classic American story of overcoming life s misfortunes to find the bloom on the other side. -Shortlisted for a Doctorow Award in Innovative Fiction

Mind Code and Context

But Momma said she recalled he was a notable Democrat. ... But Momma could
not see clear to allow for a moustache since there had not been one actually;
however, Mrs. Phillip I. King insisted that if Momma could just imagine a finely ...

Author: T. Givon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317768029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

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Scholars concerned with the phenomenon of mind have searched through history for a principled yet non-reductionist approach to the study of knowledge, communication, and behavior. Pragmatics has been a recurrent theme in Western epistemology, tracing itself back from pre-Socratic dialectics and Aristotle's bio- functionalism, all the way to Wittgenstein's content-dependent semantics. This book's treatment of pragmatics as an analytic method focuses on the central role of context in determining the perception, organization, and communication of experience. As a bioadaptive strategy, pragmatics straddles the middle ground between absolute categories and the non-discrete gradation of experience, reflecting closely the organism's own evolutionary compromises. In parallel, pragmatic reasoning can be shown to play a pivotal role in the process of empirical science, through the selection of relevant facts, the abduction of likely hypotheses, and the construction of non-trivial explanations. In this volume, Professor Givon offers pragmatics as both an analytic method and a strategic intellectual framework. He points out its relevance to our understanding of traditional problems in philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, cognitive psychology, neuro-biology, and evolution. Finally, the application of pragmatics to the study of the mind and behavior constitutes an implicit challenge to the current tenets of artificial intelligence.


She said it was the parents ' fault " Look who's driving , ” Momma said . It was
Bobby . because they just didn't care any more . In her day , she said , people “
Now , Momma , ” I said , but Lloyd had already looked . looked after their children



ISBN: STANFORD:36105061152141



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Orbit 21

Momma was upset when Marie first suggested the art lessons because the only
materials we have are charcoal from the stove and we only have the floor to draw
on . But Carrie got so excited that Momma gave in . She said , “ Everything ...

Author: Damon Knight

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 0060124261

Category: Science fiction

Page: 240

View: 311



Momma was upset when Marie first suggested the art lessons because the only
materials we have are charcoal from the stove and we only have the floor to draw
on . But Carrie got so excited that Momma gave in . She said , “ Everything ...

Author: Damon Knight


ISBN: STANFORD:36105011706384

Category: Science fiction


View: 176


A Burning in Homeland

I don ' t know what Walter Hughes done to deserve to be gutted like that , but I bet
he didn ' t think he deserved it ! " I didn ' t know what to say , so I said , “ Don ' t go
, Bertram . " “ I will go . " “ Momma says it ' s going to be all right . ” “ Momma ...

Author: Richard Yancey


ISBN: UOM:39015056248696

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

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Whan a local pastor's wife and daughter move in with Shiny Parker's family after a fire burns down the parsonage and leaves the pastor seriously injured, anxiety-ridden Shiny struggles with the new imbalances in his home.


She read , “ A Union Widow , ' but it could have been me . ” She sighed . ... Poppa
said , “ He supports his wife and three children — isn ' t that enough in the
Depression ? ... Poppa didn ' t say who told him , but Momma sat on the bed
sewing .



ISBN: UOM:39015072472726

Category: Jews


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Jealous hearted Me and Other Stories

Let ' s put him in the den . ” “ Then he would have to share the bathroom with
Momma , and he might spy on her . ” I winked , but he didn ' t wink back . “ It
would not be as much temptation , ” he said . So I gave up that line and went to
another .

Author: Nancy Huddleston Packer

Publisher: Daniel & Daniel Pub

ISBN: 1880284243

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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Stories look at life in the modern South, family ties, aging, greed, sibling rivalry, and companionship

Clay Walls

I'd better get Harold to oil the wheels , ” she said . “ You never told me you could
embroider , ” I said . She smiled . ... Papa had called them the Five Cave Dwellers
, but Momma said their real name was Koreans for Progressive Reforms .

Author: Ronyoung Kim

Publisher: Permanent PressPub Company

ISBN: PSU:000043942015

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 349


Haesu, a part of the nobility in Korea, immigrates to the United States with her husband Chun, a farmer and finds it more difficult than he to adjust

Hot Corner

No , Miriam , I haven ' t forgotten , ” Donnie said , driving away like he had just
robbed a bank . “ But your momma ' s not going to come to our wedding . She
doesn ' t like me . ” “ She ' ll come , ” Momma said . “ Momma always says she
won ' t ...

Author: Louis Phillips

Publisher: Livingston Press (AL)

ISBN: UOM:39015040659941

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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"Sports build character, right? Right. In this book, Louis Phillips sets out to prove that even if that platitude isn't true, it is at least true that characters build sports, especially the sport of baseball. Do you remember when the Charlotte Whips hired Eskimos as a come-on gimick? Do you remember when Paul Bunyan tried out for the majors? and what about Donut Harry, the poor guy who was traded for half a box of stale donuts? Remember him? After reading this collection, you'll never forget any of them. As Babe Ruth would have said, "Why read my statistics, when you can read Louis Phillips' book?""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Hanger Stout Awake

When Mother got through talking about Mrs. Stevenson , Momma said , If I had
known you was coming , I would certainly have dressed up a little bit . This is
awful , the way I look . Mother told her she looked just fine , but Momma said , No
, I ...

Author: Jack Matthews


ISBN: UCAL:$B807418

Category: Humorous stories

Page: 151

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For the Ancestors

right into his mouth , and I saw inside of him , and I looked at him stretched out ,
and Momma said , “ Come on , let ' s go . ” So we ... This man Andrew , he was a
snake - catcher but he was on the other side of town gathering snakes . Momma ...

Author: Bessie Jones

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press

ISBN: UOM:39015025118772

Category: Music

Page: 203

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For Keeps

"But, Momma, he's white!" "Actually, he's the color of lightly done toast," Momma
said, meeting Clancy's gaze. "But that's beside the point. Your father and I raised
you not to dislike anyone based on the color of his skin. You know this family's ...

Author: Janice Sims

Publisher: Harlequin Kimani

ISBN: 1583140344

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Leaving home to seek her fortune in Chicago, Cheyenne Roberts, now a successful accountant, returns home to Montana to help restore the family ranch to prosperity and finds herself drawn to her neighbor, tough rancher Jackson Kincaid. Original.

The World Is the Home of Love and Death

Momma feels ruthless right hack. Momma feels apprehension inside, but she
doesn't show it. The two women laugh, complicitously. Lila says, “And more well,
well, well—you know me, Ida, I'm a wife and a mother and a devil, ajewish devil!

Author: Harold Brodkey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007401796

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The final short story collection that completes the extraordinary literary voyage of Harold Brodkey, a modern master of short fiction; his most forceful and incisive collection of all.

Ancestral House

I told Momma I didn ' t want the money , but she said I had been telling Grandma
secrets and she wanted to know my secrets , too . I didn ' t tell Grandma anything ,
but Momma said I did and if I told her she would give me a special treat , make ...

Author: John Edgar Wideman

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002301118

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Presents seventy short stories by Black authors in the United States, Europe, and the Americas

Morning Song

Lefty said he would go home and tell his mother and then come back . ... I was
going to buy you a bottle of perfume , but Momma said we didn't have any money
, she spent it all on the ring , so I was making this bench for Momma but I put your

Author: Dorshka Raphaelson


ISBN: UCAL:$B104057


Page: 280

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Galaxy Magazine

He listened with new ears to Once the black boxes had been told the evening ' s
conversation . what to do , no further program ... interrupted it would do or say the
same thing him . over and over , or cause the same “ But Momma , " said Jean ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105015331916

Category: Fantasy fiction


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