Every leader functions on two stages--the front stage or public world, and the back stage or private world. One cannot lead successfully front stage when one is completely depleted back stage. In a time when pastors are leaving the ministry in record numbers due to cynicism, disillusionment, weariness, and personal scandals, there is an urgent need for soul care in the private lives of leaders. Replenish helps leaders focus on the back stage, the interior life, in order to remain spiritually healthy. In a caring, encouraging tone, it will show pastors how to prioritize matters of the soul develop healthy spiritual practices address problems that lead to burnout create a healthy rhythm in their lives improve their people skills and the spiritual climate of their team develop better systems in their churches discover how to lead an unhurried life For the many ministry leaders who feel alone, in over their heads, or simply worn out, this book will offer welcome relief and a healthy way forward.
Leading from a Healthy Soul
Author: Lance Witt
Publisher: Baker Books
"Nothing is more important to life than water, and no one knows water better than Sandra Postel. Replenish is a wise, sobering, but ultimately hopeful book." —Elizabeth Kolbert "Clear-eyed treatise...Postel makes her case eloquently." —Booklist, starred review "An informative, purposeful argument." —Kirkus We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and other feats of engineering. These massive projects not only are risky financially and environmentally, they often threaten social and political stability. What if the answer was not further control of the water cycle, but repair and replenishment? Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature’s rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, “sponge cities” are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherent services nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift, the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?
The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity
Author: Sandra Postel
Publisher: Island Press
"Without a doubt, Tomás Jiménez has written the single most important contemporary academic study on Mexican American assimilation. Clear-headed, crisply written, and free of ideological bias, Replenished Ethnicity is an extraordinary breakthrough in our understanding of the largest immigrant group in the history of the United States. Bravo!"--Gregory Rodriguez, author of Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America "Tomás Jiménez's Replenished Ethnicity brilliantly navigates between the two opposing perils in the study of Mexican Americans--pessimistically overracializing them or optimistically overassimilating them. This much-needed and gracefully written book illuminates the on-the-ground situations of the later generations of this key American group, insightfully identifying and analyzing the unique factor operating in its case: more or less continuous immigration for more than a century. Jiménez's work provides a landmark for all future studies of Latin American incorporation into U.S. society."--Richard Alba, author of Remaking the American Mainstream "Tomás Jiménez's study adds a much-needed but long absent element to our understanding of how immigration contributes to the construction and reproduction of Mexican American ethnicity even as it continuously evolves. His work provides useful and needed detail that are absent even from the most reliable surveys."--Rodolfo de la Garza, Columbia University "In a masterful piece of social science, Tomás Jiménez debunks allegations about slow social and cultural assimilation of Mexican Americans through a richly textured ethnographic account of Mexican Americans' lived experiences in two communities with distinct immigration experiences. Population replenishment via immigration, he claims, maintains distinctiveness of established Mexican origin generations via infusion of cultural elixir-in varying doses over time and place. Ironically, it is the vast heterogeneity of Mexican Americans-generational depth, socioeconomic, national origin and legal-that both contributes to the population's ethnic uniqueness and yet defies singular theoretical frameworks. Jiménez's page-turner uses the Mexican American ethnic prism to re-interpret the U.S. ethnic tapestry and revise the canonical view of assimilation. Replenished Ethnicity sets a high bar for second generation scholarship about Mexican Americans."--Marta Tienda, The Office of Population Research at Princeton University
Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity
Author: Tomás Roberto Jiménez
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Rainforest Healing from Your Home and Garden Find alternatives to chemical anti-depressants and painkillers in your spice rack. Learn about natural anti-itch salves for insect bites. Soothe and relieve envy, grief, sadness, and fear the Maya way. Rid your house of negative energy with a Maya cleansing ritual. Try the easy-to-make bronchitis remedy.
The Maya Way to Heal you Body and Replenish Your Soul
Author: Rosita Arvigo,Nadine Epstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Health & Fitness
Examines religious attitudes on the treatment of animals
A History of Organized Religion's Treatment of Animals and Nature - Including the Bible's Message of Conservation and Kindness to Animals
Author: Lewis Regenstein
Nobody wants to be sick . Always remember – “Health is Wealth”. We need to do everything possible to recoup better, faster and most importantly, we want to be functional and back to our baseline. For that, along with doctor's recommendations, following the brain diet and meditation practices designed specifically for the conditions, will enhance the results. Added to our motivation and determination to do better in every aspect, consistent practice will yield the best results and help us further than expected on the path of healing. Here is the list of mood and neurological conditions with specifically designed diet and individualized meditation practices to guide through the healing process. Sleep and Insomnia Foggy Brain Depression/ Anxiety/ADD /ADHD Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia syndrome Post concussion/Post-traumatic brain injuries Dizziness/Vertigo Epilepsy/Seizures Stroke/TIA Alzheimer's dementia/Memory problems Parkinson's disease/Tremors/Rigidity Multiple Sclerosis Migraines and Other Headaches If you are interested in reading more about the Philosophical and behavioral aspects of the Mind & Brain, please refer to "Reveal- Let-It-Go".
Diet mind & Brain diet
Author: Bhuvana Mandalapu,M.D.
An impassioned call to heal the wounds of our planet and ourselves through the tenets of our spiritual traditions, from a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize It is so easy, in our modern world, to feel disconnected from the physical earth. Despite dire warnings and escalating concern over the state of our planet, many people feel out of touch with the natural world. Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has spent decades working with the Green Belt Movement to help women in rural Kenya plant—and sustain—millions of trees. With their hands in the dirt, these women often find themselves empowered and “at home” in a way they never did before. Maathai wants to impart that feeling to everyone, and believes that the key lies in traditional spiritual values: love for the environment, self-betterment, gratitude and respect, and a commitment to service. While educated in the Christian tradition, Maathai draws inspiration from many faiths, celebrating the Jewish mandate tikkun olam (“repair the world”) and renewing the Japanese term mottainai (“don’t waste”). Through rededication to these values, she believes, we might finally bring about healing for ourselves and the earth. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World
Author: Wangari Maathai
Why are we speaking English? Replenishing the Earth gives a new answer to that question, uncovering a 'settler revolution' that took place from the early nineteenth century that led to the explosive settlement of the American West and its forgotten twin, the British West, comprising the settler dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Between 1780 and 1930 the number of English-speakers rocketed from 12 million in 1780 to 200 million, and their wealth and power grew to match. Their secret was not racial, or cultural, or institutional superiority but a resonant intersection of historical changes, including the sudden rise of mass transfer across oceans and mountains, a revolutionary upward shift in attitudes to emigration, the emergence of a settler 'boom mentality', and a late flowering of non-industrial technologies -wind, water, wood, and work animals - especially on settler frontiers. This revolution combined with the Industrial Revolution to transform settlement into something explosive - capable of creating great cities like Chicago and Melbourne and large socio-economies in a single generation. When the great settler booms busted, as they always did, a second pattern set in. Links between the Anglo-wests and their metropolises, London and New York, actually tightened as rising tides of staple products flowed one way and ideas the other. This 're-colonization' re-integrated Greater America and Greater Britain, bulking them out to become the superpowers of their day. The 'Settler Revolution' was not exclusive to the Anglophone countries - Argentina, Siberia, and Manchuria also experienced it. But it was the Anglophone settlers who managed to integrate frontier and metropolis most successfully, and it was this that gave them the impetus and the material power to provide the world's leading super-powers for the last 200 years. This book will reshape understandings of American, British, and British dominion histories in the long 19th century. It is a story that has such crucial implications for the histories of settler societies, the homelands that spawned them, and the indigenous peoples who resisted them, that their full histories cannot be written without it.
The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld
Author: James Belich
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Political Science
These fifteen essays explore Mormon sexuality at length: the early emergence of polygamy; Joseph Smith's humanistic theology; the Victorian bent Mormon sexual attitudes took on in the early 20th century; homosexuality; birth control; and expanded gender roles.
Mormon Essays on Sex and Family
Author: Brent Corcoran
In Julie Hliboki's Replenish: Thirty-Three Openings to the Sacred, she and twenty contributing authors and poets share their experiences of the Sacred-in the ordinary, the remarkable, and the mystical unfolding of life. Collectively, these inspiring stories, represent many faith traditions and provide a well-lit pathway to realizing the Beloved. This book will open you to the Divine essence in all and replenish your mind, heart, and soul.
Thirty-Three Openings to the Sacred
Author: Julie Hliboki
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Nobody wants to be sick . Always remember - "Health is Wealth." We need to do everything possible to recoup better, faster and most importantly, we want to be functional and back to our baseline. For that, along with doctor's recommendations, following the brain diet and meditation practices designed specifically for the conditions, will enhance the results. Added to our motivation and determination to do better in every aspect, consistent practice will yield the best results and help us further than expected on the path of healing. Here is the list of mood and neurological conditions with specifically designed diet and individualized meditation practices to guide through the healing process. Sleep and Insomnia Foggy Brain Depression/ Anxiety/ADD /ADHD Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia syndrome Post concussion/Post-traumatic brain injuries Dizziness/Vertigo Epilepsy/Seizures Stroke/TIA Alzheimer's dementia/Memory problems Parkinson's disease/Tremors/Rigidity Multiple Sclerosis Migraines and Other Headaches If you are interested in reading more about the Philosophical and behavioral aspects of the Mind & Brain, please refer to "Reveal- Let-It-Go."
Diet Mind & Brain Diet
Author: Bhuvana Mandalapu, M.d.,Bhuvana Mandalapu M. D.
Category: Health & Fitness
HOW WOULD LIFE BE DIFFERENT if you could live, love, and mother with a full tank of energy and deep reserves of calm? Most moms are brought to their knees in gratitude for the gift of motherhood. We wouldn't trade this role for the world, and yet, many of us are not experiencing it the way we want to be. We don't have the reserves of inner calm, we don't feel ready for our days with energy and vitality, and we don't know how to keep ourselves replenished while we're pouring out our lives for those we love the most. It's a paradox that leaves us feeling like we're wasting the most precious and amazing years of our motherhood journeys feeling depleted, scattered and flat. Whether you feel like you're drowning, or like you're treading water day after day and getting more exhausted by the minute, the first step is to take care of the core essentials of your wellbeing. Replenish explores the seven core essentials that get us out of the water and able to catch our breath again so we can live, love and mother with greater calm, clarity and vitality in the world.
Experience Radiant Calm and True Vitality in Your Everyday Life
Author: Lisa Grace Byrne
the evolution, consequences, and prevention of overpopulation
Author: Michael L. Rosenzweig
A political insider explores the secrecy and notoriety surrounding the current administration, offering anecdotal behind-the-scenes perspectives on specific decisions that have been made while addressing such challenges as September 11, the Iraqi war, and hurricane Katrina. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Presidency of George W. Bush
Author: Robert Draper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Sick With Love is the collection of short fiction that explores the different aspects of love and relationships, from beginning to end, and all the craziness in between.
The Life-saving ZiJiu Method : Learn to Replenish Your Own Innate Genuine Qi to Improve Your Health
Author: Yan Ming Li
Category: Health & Fitness
a primer in human ecology
Author: George Tyler Miller