Description : Offers advice for Christian women on how to improve their relationship with God by undertaking a transformation and renewal in their hearts.
Description : In the early years of my adult life I found myself face to face with Matters of the Heart. Various life changing situations revealed feelings of extreme loneliness, conditional love, and indescribable rejection. These situations had me going as far as questioning my own self-worth and as a result I felt the need to pen my every emotion, feeling, and state of being it was during this time I felt the urging need not to fall victim to rejection's trance. As I began to heal and metamorphosis out of a state of pain, hurt, and depression and into true unadulterated happiness, unconditional love, and a heart and mind that is in alignment with the true lover of my soul... I began to believe in love once again. Assembled before you is a collection of poetic thought-provoking poems that will surely pierce the deepest crevices of the heart. It is my hope that you will find yourself once again believing in love."No words can express how talented you truly are. You make the words come to life. Sends chills down my spine"Benita M. "Yes sir! Share the gift that God has given you. You are a wordsmith, and you have an uncanny control over language. Thank you for allowing me to experience it. Can't wait for more. God Bless!"Brandon R. "Writing is inspirational. It can carry us through pain and rejoice with us in times of happiness. Matters of the heart is an example of such. It allows you to explore your feelings and gives others the opportunity to take that journey with you"Dana C. "Awesome man!!!"George T
Description : Matters of the Heart is my perception of love and loss, heartache at its best and worst. It is also my perception of the thief of our beauty—time. I realize that my perception of what matters to my heart has changed over time. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
Description : Have you ever been hurt by someone? Have you ever felt like engaging in a minor revolutionary war against those placed over you? Have you been tempted to indulge in thoughts and behavior that you knew were not right? Has it ever seemed that your prayers just do not get answered? Have you felt like church and walking with God consists of a bunch of rules? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Matters of the Heart: A Spiritual Focus is the book for you. This inspirational devotional contains a series of articles designed to help you with various spiritual matters of the heart. These articles deal with attitudes and correct spiritual understandings and approaches to resolving issues in life. From understanding the aspects of a personal relationship with God to the basics of effective prayer and everything in between, Matters of the Heart is a comprehensive guide to gaining a clear spiritual focus. You may just find the answers you need to various questions that you have and finally be able to resolve some of the lingering problems that you have kept inside for some time. When Matters of the Heart are troubling you, look to Pat Reynolds' encouraging words to put you back on the right spiritual path.
Description : From turbulent London during World War II to the wealthy Connecticut shore of the present, this saga of passion, dreams, and hope captures the lives and struggles of three generations of determined, proud women
Description : An eye-opening and heroic story of pioneering heart surgeons, structured around eleven operations. For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late nineteenth century, medics began going where no one had dared go before. The following decades saw the mysteries of the heart exposed, thanks to pioneering surgeons, brave patients and even sacrificial dogs. In eleven landmark operations, Thomas Morris tells us stories of triumph, reckless bravery, swaggering arrogance, jealousy and rivalry, and incredible ingenuity: the trail-blazing ‘blue baby’ procedure that transformed wheezing infants into pink, healthy children; the first human heart transplant, which made headline news around the globe. And yet the heart still feels sacred: just before the operation to fit one of the first artificial hearts, the patient’s wife asked the surgeon if he would still be able to love her. The Matter of the Heart gives us a view over the surgeon’s shoulder, showing us the heart’s inner workings and failings. It describes both a human story and a history of risk-taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives.
Description : Philip Soutar died at Ypres in 1917. Before becoming a soldier, Soutar's life revolved around his farm at Whakatane, where he lived with his Maori wife Kathleen Pine in an 'as-you-please marriage, uncelebrated by a clergyman'. Matters of the Heart introduces us to couples like Philip and Kathleen to unravel the long history of interracial relationships in New Zealand. That history runs from whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early nineteenth century through to the growth of interracial marriages in the later twentieth. It stretches from common law marriages and Maori customary marriages to formal arrangements recognised by church and state. And that history runs the gamut of official reactions—from condemnation of interracial immorality or racial treason to celebration of New Zealand's unique intermarriage patterns as a sign of us being 'one people' with the 'best race relations in the world'. In the history of intimate relations between Maori and Pakeha, public policy and private life were woven together. Matters of the Heart reveals much about how Maori and Pakeha have lived together in this country and our changing attitudes to race, marriage and intimacy.
Description : The heart is the most symbolic organ of the human body. Across cultures it is seen as the site of emotions, as well as the origin of life. We feel emotions in the heart, from the heart-stopping sensation of romantic love to the crushing sensation of despair. And yet since the nineteenth century the heart has been redefined in medical terms as a pump, an organ responsible for the circulation of the blood. Emotions have been removed from the heart as an active site of influence and towards the brain. It is the brain that is the organ most commonly associated with emotion in the modern West. So why, then, do the emotional meanings of the heart linger? Why do many transplantation patients believe that the heart, for instance, can transmit memories and emotions and why do we still refer to emotions as 'heartfelt'? We cannot answer these questions without reference to the history of the heart as both physical organ and emotional symbol. Matters of the Heart traces the ways emotions have been understood between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries as both physical entities and spiritual experiences. With reference to historical interpretations of such key concepts as gender, emotion, subjectivity and the self, it also addresses the shifting relationship from heart to brain as competing centres of emotion in the West..