My Life In Service To The Orishas

With no contact with anybody and no cell phone, I planned out my life in my head: 1. The moves I would be making next to figure out a way to get out of the military, 2. For me to keep moving forward in the religion, and how I was gonna ...

Author: Orunmila's Servant

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525520952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Italian-American Orunmila’s Servant escapes a troubled, at-risk boyhood by joining the United States Marines. After years in the military and a number of deployments, he comes to feel as if his life has never been his own. But one very early morning in 2011, as he’s casually smoking a cigarette while driving to work, everything changes. Alone in his car, Orunmila’s Servant hears a crystal-clear voice, and it says, “It’s time...time to practice Santeria.” From that moment on, a whole new world opens up for him, as he pitches himself into a fervent quest to learn all the secrets of the Orishas and create a happy, meaningful life for himself. In a passionate, yet frequently hilarious companion piece to his first book, Orunmila’s Words Don't Touch the Floor IFA Odu Synthesis, Orunmila’s Servant chronicles his adventurous rise to joy and enlightenment in service to the Orishas, while compassionately lighting the way for others to follow.

999 My Life on the Frontline of the Ambulance Service

Being laid low by PTSD was a horrible time in my life, and sometimes when I think about what happened it scares me. ... they be current or former colleagues, people from other emergency services or other walks of life completely.

Author: Dan Farnworth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471184437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Dan Farnworth brings vividly to life his astonishing experiences as a medic working on the frontline of the UK Ambulance Service. When the 999 call goes out, he has little idea what he will find - and how he will cope with the challenges he faces when he gets there. Having worked in the emergency services for more than fifteen years, Dan Farnworth has seen it all. There was the time he was called to take away a dead body - only for the 'corpse' to jolt back into life and demand to know what he was doing in her house. Earlier in his career, he unwittingly disturbed a crime scene as he shared the sad news of the victim's death with her son. Along with the 18,000 other paramedics in the UK who serve us day and night, Dan constantly finds himself pushed into extraordinary circumstances where he not only has to deal with those he has been sent to help, but also their worried families and friends - and even with irate drivers who object to his ambulance getting in their way as he desperately works to save someone's life. There is a special camaraderie among paramedics, and 999 - Life on the Frontline is packed with stories that are sometimes sad, occasionally hilarious, often moving but always inspirational. However, the work also takes its emotional toll, and Dan won an ITV NHS Heroes Award after setting up the Our Blue Light Campaign that helps those in his profession suffering from PTSD - something that struck him after a truly shocking event. His story will make you see our ambulance service in a completely new way.

Understanding My Life Backwards

By the late 1980s there was sufficient interest in Our Savior congregation that a contemporary worship service was introduced into the life of the congregation. At first, it was offered only at one of the two morning services on the ...

Author: Robert Voelker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780983041009

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Page: 266

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My own spiritual autobiography

My Life and Thoughts

puBLiC. SErviCE. Especially when running for office, politicians and bureaucrats are in the habit of saying they are public servants, implying that their employment by the government has been at great personal sacrifice.

Author: James Ivey Davis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450298810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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Born during the Great Depression in rura Alabama, his family moved to the Southwest when he was six months old. He describes his life journey over the next 70 years, which was strongly influenced by the great societal and technological changes of that period. Most of his life choices were driven by a need to suceed. His strong independence and leadership qualities were identified early. From high-school dropout and military service to Ph.D. in physics validated his drive. Being a young paratroper, living in Africa in the 1960's, and long motorcycle trips added a bit of excitement. Long hours working and leading high-technology programs in California afforded many opportunities for scientific and technical contributions and led to extensive travel, much of it foreign, which he describes in some detail. Here is a man who is tough, fair, out-spoken, and a whole lot of fun. I saw him as a handsome, charming man, who found love and family. Children and grandchildren enriched his life. He had many trials and tribulations, and he faced them all squarely. You might say, like Zorba, he experienced the full catasrophe. Roberta Claire, a friend

My Life As A Spy

off to the RAF for my official records, and as I was leaving home to head back to Halifax that morning, a large brown envelope stamped 'On Her Majesty's Service' had flopped through my letter-box. With a few minutes to fill now, ...

Author: Leslie Woodhead

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447217008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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An award-winning and highly distinguished documentary film-maker, Leslie Woodhead has written a funny, sad and highly atmospheric memoir of what it was like to be hurled into maturity amidst the peculiar circumstances of the Cold War. In the spring of 1956, like two million other men of his generation, the eighteen-year old Leslie Woodhead received a summons to serve Her Majesty. Charting his progress from the austerity of post-war Halifax, via comically bleak RAF training camps and the grim, isolated Joint Services School for Linguistics, My Life As A Spy takes us finally to Berlin and the front line of the Cold War. In the ruins of a city gripped by espionage and paranoia, Leslie Woodhead discovered adulthood and his vocation as an observer and documenter of people. A slice of Cold War history and a poignant tale of how our lives can be formed by events and experiences we barely comprehend at the time. '[a] delightfully irreverent memoir. . . Woodhead's memories exude a wonderful sense of nostalgia for a world of lost innocence that to anyone over 60 is instantly recognisable' Sunday Times

My Life in the Service

Description: My Life in the Service booklet, mostly blank but with a few pages of combat diary.

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ISBN: OCLC:1114505720

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Description: My Life in the Service booklet, mostly blank but with a few pages of combat diary.

Trench Warfare My Life As A Former Department Of Justice Attorney

CHAPTER ONE Service: The Theme of My Life It has been twelve years since I retired after thirty year with the U.S. Department of Justice. I am a member of the California Bar. I continue to practice law on a limited scale, ...

Author: Richard Beal

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300213222

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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I am writing this book in hopes that it will inspire you to examine your own life and to ask yourself whether what you are doing is reasonable and fair. Are your actions serving to advance justice or impede it? When I speak of justice, I'm not just referring to a legal system, but I am referring to truthfulness and integrity in life. Much of what I have to say relates to my career in law. The lessons I learned along the way apply to the life we live every day. My life has been devoted to service. Service to my family, to and through my church, and to my country. My intent in writing this story is to reach young people who are beginning careers or are beginning the education they need in order to gain entry into their chosen fields.

My Life

Working in the customer service industry all my life I believed strongly in good customer service. At still no sign of the other lady I would glance at their purchases and then would flip through the flier every time to make sure there ...

Author: Tamilee Sherwood

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426979170

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 180

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My story will help you to better understand God and that there is life after death and everlasting life in heaven. By sharing this story, I hope to help you to overcome lifes obstacles better and to know how uplifting and rewarding life can be on earth and in heaven.

My Life

When he was in the police service, life was so good in the house, we lived in the government quarters and everything was okay, i and my brothers had almost what we want everyday, but when he left the police service for the civil service ...

Author: Christopher Abiodun Stephen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477115541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 52

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I feel that, all that happen to man is pre-ordained in our GENES and that God does not make mistakes. Many are always called but only those who sees the light are chosen, and those that are chosen also select those that are known to them. They all started like me, without money, gold or silver and so they are gods or lords. While some people move out of their countries and returned successful, some does not but I am glad that, I moved out of my country and at least for now, I am happy in a foreign land, when I finally return I hope that I would have every course to say LAUS DEO which to me means PRAISE GOD. I struggled through difficult situations, in my land, left my land for a greener pasture, got to different lands with people of different cultures and behaviors, under severe weather conditions of summer and winter, hoping to gain good life, sometimes working and other times not having work to do. Mum and brothers always calling from my land to bring or send something. My dear fellows, this is my situation for now and I wish you all goodluck as I wish my self.

My Life My Times My Poems

MY. FATHER'S. ARMY. SERVICE. As I gingerly removed his service records from the envelope I became quite excited, what was I about to discover about him? Looking through his army service records, it showed that his date of birth was the ...

Author: John Anthony Banfield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146789253X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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John's life started at the beginning of World War Two, when he was evacuated from London as a baby, to various homes in the South of England. Some were very good homes but others were a nightmare.

My Life My Service

Service . On entering the service , I discovered that those of us that used the State Government Scholarship during our under graduate programmes were luckier in the selection process . In all , more than a dozen fresh young ...

Author: Adelaja Omofade

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000110383738

Category: Lagos State (Nigeria)

Page: 222

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My First Booke of My Life

While the submissiveness and obedience she hopes Godwill bestow are the traditional requisites of the seventeenth-century wife, in the context of the manuscript they are virtues of the service Thornton honored in her mother and sought ...

Author: Alice Thornton

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803248489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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Originally published in 1873 by the Surtees Society, with less of the original text, under title: The autobiography of Mrs. Alice Thornton, of East Newton, Co. York.

Hank Greenberg The Story of My Life

Q When I came back from the service in 1945, I was disgusted with the game. It had showed me no special interest during my years in the service. So when I came back I decided that there must be other important things in life besides ...

Author: Hank Greenberg

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 9781461662389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Once in a great while there appears a baseball player who transcends the game and earns universal admiration from his fellow players, from fans, and from the American people. Such a man was Hank Greenberg, whose dynamic life and legendary career are among baseball's most inspiring stories. The Story of My Life tells the story of this extraordinary man in his own words, describing his childhood as the son of Eastern European immigrants in New York; his spectacular baseball career as one of the greatest home-run hitters of all time and later as a manager and owner; his heroic service in World War II; and his courageous struggle with cancer. Tall, handsome, and uncommonly good-natured, Greenberg was a secular Jew who, during a time of widespread religious bigotry in America, stood up for his beliefs. Throughout a lifetime of anti-Semitic abuse he maintained his dignity, becoming in the process a hero for Jews throughout America and the first Jewish ballplayer elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

My Life and Times

I stayed the night there and the next morning she wanted me to go with her to church for a Christmas morning service, which we did, without much hesitation, because I wanted to experience a Christian prayer service.

Author: James Butt

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480910720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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My Life and Times: Story of a Kenyan-American by James J. Butt is the unique mixture of an intriguing autobiography about a Kenyan-born man who has lived through many life-altering experiences on what was once known as the 'Dark Continent.' From a young age, he knew his destiny lay in a life in the United States, and he continuously worked very hard, became educated, and struggled with bureaucratic 'red tape' for a opportunity to pursue the 'American Dream.' What makes this work so distinctive is the author's ability to seamlessly combine his own life experiences with those of the world occurring simultaneously. This content is not only a fascinating read from an autobiographical aspect, but his recounting of chronological events gives the reader the chance to take his or her own trip down 'Memory Lane' by recalling what was occurring in his or her life at the time these historical milestones were taking place. This is a means to absorb not only national, but international history in an entertaining way. About the Author Born in the British Colony of Kenya in 1940, the author's family emmigrated from Kashmir, during the British Raj, in the hope of escaping poverty. The son of uneducated parents, he desired to break with family tradition and seek other role models. He believed that education was the key and worked through difficulties to achieve his goals for college degrees, hoping they would lead him to the life he sought. He was able to receive some of his education/work experience in the United States, and experienced the 'Civil Rights Movement' up close, coming to some new realizations. To quote the author: " I truly believe that education is the answer, for people to recognize the differences and, to a greater extent, the similarities that exist among people...regardless of race and color...we should celebrate our differences and learn from them." James J. Butt has been quite successful in the food industry, residing in Hanover, PA.

My Life and Times As a Postal Worker

In a letter dated March 22, 2005 the United States Postal Service informed the national office of the American Postal Workers Union that the responsibility for investigating certain types of employee misconduct, internal crimes, ...

Author: Warren Pearlman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468553826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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The book you're about to read is my story working in the post office as a clerk and union officer. Some cases I worked on and my investigations, and how I dealt with management. You will read about how 5 unions merged to form the American Postal Workers Union. The reorganization act and when the United States Postal Service became an independent government agency. You will read about the shootings inside the post offices, and shooting elsewhere. The misappropriation from management, clerks and union officers. you will read about some of the cases postal inspectors investigated outside the post office. Finally you will a little about the two loves of my life and how I went quietly into retirement.

My Life of Adventure

In October 1941 , the company sent me to observe the war games of military personnel on maneuvers at military bases in both North and South Carolina . I went as a civilian observer to watch my company's blowers as they filled balloons .

Author: Norman D. Vaughan

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811708926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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A master dog-sledder, wartime hero, and world-renowned explorer recounts the story of his life in an upbeat, plainspoken style. And what a life it is! From his expeditions to Antarctica to his World War II service to his part in rescuing downed pilots in Greenland, Vaughan, at 89, has lived--and is still living--a life of adventure.

A Book of Poems My Life Stories

SERVICE STRATAGIES SO OUR SERVICE STRATAGIES JOURNEY HAS COME TO AN END AND I AM GLAD TO HAVE MET MANY A FRIEND WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND POWER THAT I HAVE GAINED OVER THE FOUR WEEK COURSE I HAVE OBTAINED RESPECT FOR MYSELF AND I AM NOT ...

Author: Elizabeth Martella

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411691124

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

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Through My Life Stories, I confront the most personal events of my life - from such tragedies as having a still born child and the effects of alcoholism to the triumph of finally finding peace, joy and true love of self. Read my stories and discover that you are not alone. Believe that you do have the power and strength to overcome life's misfortunes - that is what makes us who we are. I wrote this book to share what others may not be able to, and my heart goes out to all of you who have lived through darkness and sadness. You will discover dignity and peace, as I have. Thanx for your support*;o)!

Hank Greenberg

None of them had been in the service. I was the first Major Leaguer to return after the war, and when I joined the club it was right up there in the pennant race, a game out of first place. I spent two weeks getting myself in shape.

Author: Hank Greenberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781566638371

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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Once in a great while there appears a baseball player who transcends the game and earns universal admiration from his fellow players, from fans, and from the American people. Such a man was Hank Greenberg, whose dynamic life and legendary career are among baseball's most inspiring stories. The Story of My Life tells the story of this extraordinary man in his own words, describing his childhood as the son of Eastern European immigrants in New York; his spectacular baseball career as one of the greatest home-run hitters of all time and later as a manager and owner; his heroic service in World War II; and his courageous struggle with cancer. Tall, handsome, and uncommonly good-natured, Greenberg was a secular Jew who, during a time of widespread religious bigotry in America, stood up for his beliefs. Throughout a lifetime of anti-Semitic abuse he maintained his dignity, becoming in the process a hero for Jews throughout America and the first Jewish ballplayer elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

My Life with the Saints 10th Anniversary Edition

But their hostility was met with love and, as always, more service. In her biography, Kathryn Spink recounts the story of a leader of a group of young Hindus who entered Nirmal Hriday to turn out Mother Teresa.

Author: James Martin

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829444537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year Winner of the Christopher Award Winner of the Catholic Press Association Book Award WITTY, WRYLY HONEST, AND ALWAYS ORIGINAL, My Life with the Saints is James Martin’s story of how his life has been shaped by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. In his modern classic memoir, Martin introduces us to saints throughout history—from St. Peter to Dorothy Day, St. Francis of Assisi to Mother Teresa—and chronicles his lifelong friendships with them. Filled with fascinating tales, Martin’s funny, vibrant, and stirring book invites readers to discover how saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our own lives. Featuring a new chapter from Martin, this tenth-anniversary edition of the best-selling memoir updates readers about his life over the past ten years. In that time, he has been a New York Times best-selling author, official chaplain of The Colbert Report, and a welcome presence in the media whenever there’s a breaking Catholic news story. But he has always remained recognizably himself. John L. Allen, Jr., the acclaimed Catholic journalist, contributes a foreword that shows how Martin has become one of the wisest and most insightful voices of this era. “An outstanding and often hilarious memoir.” —Publishers Weekly“One of the best spiritual memoirs in years.” —Robert Ellsberg“Remarkably engaging.” —U.S. Catholic“Martin’s final word is as Jungian as it is Catholic: God does not want us to be Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. God wants us to be most fully ourselves.” —The Washington Post Book World

My Life as a Methodist

Betty Rosealso worked in her garden down to the last days of her life.I wore a white stole, deacon styleat the service, as I had done a couple of weeks earlier at the September 11 service. I asked the Lay Leader, Bud, if he thought it ...

Author: Geoff Proud

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499028782

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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A former Catholic priest gives an account of his experiences as a Methodist lay preacher, and advocates for joint membership — Catholic and Methodist (the church of his ancestors). "A spiritual journal," the book includes 40 sermons as well as references to his religious life and to Church pronouncements that support his thesis — joint membership, which he sees as a path to re-unity in the Church Jesus founded.