Release on 2011-02-16 | by Greg Johanson,Ronald S. Kurtz
Psychotherapy in the Spirit of Tao-te ching
Author: Greg Johanson,Ronald S. Kurtz
A sensible and compassionate book that will help those involved in any form of therapy make the best possible use of their time, effort, and money. "A fascinating blend of Eastern spirituality, Western psychotherapy, feminist consciousness, and real caring."--Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade 35 black-and-white photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book is not about surrender to an outside authority, but to an inside one. It is about the relinquishment of our ego consciousness, our separated states of heart and mind to a greater consciousness, to the essence of love which is the source of who we are.
My name is Sandra Elaine Sherrill (Jefferson), currently a resident of St. Louis Missouri. My Love for Poetry became my World away from the World surrounding me. When I write I feel as if Im able to dive inside the heart of my material & come alive in ways that even I cannot fathom. Ive had many family members and close friends encouraging my writings & keeping me inspired. Ive titled this Book Shavings of Gods Grace, because overtime I feel God has graced my life in numerous ways with His love. Shavings are the hands that have a tendency to carve things off our lives in order to help us triumph over adversity. Shavings of Gods Grace, lends its hand and helps to give us the strength, the hope, the faith we need to keep moving forward in the middle of a storm. As you read the material Ive penned you may find these writings areas that speak to areas in your very own lives. It is my hope that this material encourages, inspires and speaks to you in ways that will help uplift you to heights unknown. My Love of Poetry is so dear to my heart it commemorates someone who is extremely vital to me, my dear Mother (Deceased). Her strength, love and gentle ways of bringing comfort have been one of my biggest inspirations. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks and love in Honor of my Mothers Memory because she is my Diamond, my Ruby and my Heart. I enjoy writing poetry and have enjoyed it since 1979. Since that time I've shared my Love for Poetry at recitals, poetry group gatherings, on a television program with Channel 2 here in St. Louis - a program at that time called God's Musical World featured with Dr. Kenneth Billups (Deceased). It is my endeavor to encourage you my readers to allow the talents & gifts you have to flourish as you accomplish what has been awarded to you. You are Destiny & Design in its greatest hour of presentation & art. I encourage you to write, sing, dance, paint, sketch, draw, take pictures, etc. Remember always to treasure your gifts and your talents. My love for Poetry has inspired me to start writing more each day & it is my endeavor to fulfill my much needed Dream of having my material in print. Poetry has become a part of my very existence and has given me hope & life through many trying times. Writing poetry has brought joy & sunshine into my heart, many times it has inspired me to inspire others with their gifts & talents. I enjoy using this God-Given gift to inspire, uplift & encourage you my readers. Giving Glory to God Always for all that He has done for me. ~Blessings & Love, to you my readers~
The recent Year for Priests focused considerable attention on the priesthood, resulting in many books, articles, retreats, conferences, and symposia. In Gold Tested in Fire, Ronald D. Witherup, SS, makes an important new contribution. Intersecting scriptural and theological context with lived pastoral insight, Witherup explores both classic and contemporary understandings of the priesthood, offers insights into the four pillars" suggested for priestly formation, and looks at the charism of priests, and the need for ongoing formation across a life-span. Having engaged in priestly formation in seminaries for a number of years, Witherup moves beyond overly idealized or pietistic approaches to the presbyteral life to offer key insights on the challenges and rewards inherent in contemporary priestly ministry. Underlying his approach is the firm conviction that the present testing in the priesthood is a profound summons to a new Pentecost, inopportunity for the priesthood to be cleansed and remade, and ultimately stronger.
Often we read the book of Daniel in one of two ways--either as a book about a heroic man whose righteousness should inspire us to keep the faith no matter what our circumstances, or as a roadmap to the end times that can, through careful study, perhaps tell us the day and hour (or nearly so) of Christ's return. Both, says Bryan Chapell, are sadly missing the bigger picture, that God is the hero of this story and he is in the midst of his unrelenting plan to rescue his people from their sin and its consequences. We mustn't simply make the man Daniel the object of our worship nor the subject of our debates. We may differ about prophetic details, Chapell says, but we should never miss the point that the book of Daniel is, like all of Old Testament Scripture, pointing us toward the grace of God, ultimately revealed in Christ. Pastors, teachers, and individual Christians studying the book of Daniel will find this volume a welcome addition to their library.