Oh, I had heard about the trials and triumphs of the great and majestic city of Chicago. Can’t say I’d ever want to live there. I am a small-town guy myself. Maybe that is why He sent me and my family to lodge there temporarily as a test of my faith to learn, train and to teach. And yes sir, we were definitely tested. My wife struggled in the beginning, but she got on board quickly to help finish our call. Iron does sharpen iron and we’re a great team as you’ll no doubt see.
So come join me, the newly ordained Pastor Jack Riley and my wife, Cynthia, as we navigate the streets and culture of Chi-town to do God’s bidding. I manage to keep my humor and wits about me as I am called to take over a failing church in the inner city. Circumstances can get a little trying as I am surrounded by a host of family issues and all that result from the human condition called life.
This book also covers a controversial topic, that is a real-life issue, but it is handled in a sensitive manner. It is a deep emotional filled ride, laced with humor and a glorious satisfying ending, proving that if each one can reach one, we would see the change. And as the Riley family learned, if He calls you elsewhere it is for your good and the good of others.
Meet Theresa A. Laws
Theresa Laws is the author of three published books, Diary of a Divine Relationship, Jack and Kelly and So Much Better Your Way, Signed Jack and The Man, His Woman, His Call, Chicago. She has resided in the Chicagoland area for all of her life. She has a passion for writing about the overlooked and underserved and those who have been told that they can’t because they’re not valued. She enjoys writing, sewing and playing the flute. She is also a published songwriter and looks forward to starting a household textile design business.
A raindrop has seen the rise and fall of civilizations and survived deserts of ice and sand. However, despite all of her adventures, this once-powerful lady has lost her way. That is, until a gust of wind—or perhaps a twist of fate—sends her face-to-face with a lowly rock. But what good could come from a conversation with a rock? Turns out, this is no ordinary rock. This particular rock watches the world around him evolve with a curious, near astonishing blend of precision, versatility and splendor, and he wonders about that. What hand lies behind such bewildering, unwavering might? When these diverse entities collide, sparks fly, and together they embark upon the path of discovery, unraveling mysteries neither would have thought possible.
In this lighthearted romp through a serious world, the rock and the raindrop combine their talents and explore the many ways—always subtle and often clever—God reveals Himself to us through nature. With the help of the surrounding forest, they unearth hidden mathematical and philosophical treasures, traces of the spiritual world working quietly behind the scenes. Replete with poetic charm, this delightful tale is an illuminating and thoughtful series of contemplations on the meaning of life, the power of faith, and the wondrous roads we travel in pursuit of the eternal adventure.
Are you a frustrated Christian? Do you work hard at your faith, but find little joy in it? Do you feel like your faith should’ve made a bigger impact on your life? Do you keep falling short of your own standards? Do you find yourself thinking that this just isn’t working the way it should? Where are the peace and joy?
You’re not alone. The church is full of frustrated Christians, and it has long been obvious to outsiders. It’s no wonder that attendance is declining in almost every congregation. How often do new people join the church, only to lose interest when they witness all the fighting that plagues us? It frustrates us to see how the Church is depicted on television and in films. But we secretly fear that Christians might be the hypocrites everybody says we are.
The problem is real, but there is a solution. By purposefully practicing the spiritual disciplines in new, practical ways, we can make real changes in our lives. I’ve experienced it myself. If enough Christians learn these techniques, we can change the cultures of our congregations… Into something much more like the body Christ envisioned.
Meet Pastor Steve Humphrey
Steve Humphrey is a United Methodist pastor and a practicing Stoic. He has led churches and nonprofits for over twenty-five years. His passion is helping people grow closer to God and closer to each other.
When he’s not preaching, he’s either driving his four kids to various places, reading Wikipedia, or hitting the gym.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, as well as M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. His doctoral research is in the field of leading organizational change in churches and nonprofits.
Have you ever felt lost? Like you’re not where you belong? All you know is that you’re not there. Don’t worry.
Even if you feel like you’re too old to change, it’s never too late. The life you really want is closer than you think! You just need to reconnect with yourself and your purpose…
In this new book, “Rebel’s Guide To Spirituality – What Does it Mean to Find Yourself as a Lost 20 Year Old – Spirituality For Badasses While Healing Your Inner Being,” you’ll go on a journey from lost 20-year-old to a spiritual powerhouse, able to manifest the life you love! No matter what age you are or where you’re at in you life.
This book will also help you with:
Getting through hard times with gratitude
Healing your inner child to unlock your ability to manifest
Discovering the answer to the question: “what does it mean to find yourself?”
Understanding the impact meditation and chakras have on our lives
“Rebel’s Guide to Spirituality” isn’t just a simple self-discovery or trauma healing book. It’s written for you! Think of it as your guide to healing your inner being, so happiness becomes you.
Meet Your Guide To Yourself Hi, My name is Ania Halama, and for the past several years, I’ve been teaching spirituality, marketing, and self-love for women just like me.
In that time, I’ve worked with many women (men too) struggling to feel like they’re where they want to be. Dragging themselves to a 9 to 5 job they hate, struggling to figure out where they belong in life. All of them wishing for the life they dreamed of.
That’s why I’m sharing my journey in “Rebel’s Guide To Spirituality.”
See, no one starts out where they want to be in life… We don’t ask for the daily life we’re living. Or the pain, frustration, and stress that comes with it. Yet, we still drag ourselves through it every day, desperately holding onto limiting beliefs that hold us all back.
The truth is… The life you dream of is easier to get than you’ve ever imagined.
All you have to do is manifest it! And you’re already manifesting everyday… Even if you don’t realize it. The life you’re living now is one you’ve attracted. It’s not your fault though. You probably didn’t even realize you had that power. The truth is that you’re living in the results of the affirmations and mantras you repeat every day.
We’ve all learned these mantras from different parts of our everyday life… Parents… Teachers… Bosses… They all care and think they’re helping us by sharing “their wisdom.” But they’re actually helping you hold yourself back.
Inside you’ll discover how to:
Stop withholding true happiness from yourself
Prioritize your happiness without feeling selfish
Use your subconscious to unlock what you truly want
Meet and beat the biggest obstacle in your life
Turn negative thoughts into positive outcomes
Overcome deep-seated anxiety, depression, and doubt
Unleash your hidden potential to change your life forever
Quit looking for happiness to find it
Destroy your inner blocks and unlock your ability to manifest
Learn self-love for women
Use the manifest journal to create the life you want
This is only a small part of what you’ll accomplish with the “Rebel’s Guide To Spirituality.” Because this book gives you so much more than just lessons…
You’re Getting Abundance Have you ever read a book and felt like you only got enough information to need more help? I think we all have.
Honestly, it takes more than just words to make a change. It takes action!
To take action, you need the tools to do it right. So “Rebel’s Guide To Spirituality” is packed full of the exercises that will motivate you to put these lessons to work in your life every day!
At the end of every chapter, you’ll find exactly what you need to put the lesson to work in your life immediately.
To get “Rebel’s Guide To Spirituality,” scroll up and select the ‘BUY’ button!
Meet Ania Halama
Ania Halama is a world traveler who has helped thousands of people attract money, wealth, perfect health, perfect love, mental health, and spiritual wealth.
Ania started out working a corporate job that left her living paycheck to paycheck. Exhausted and worn out, she was limited to her dreams of a better life. Ania longed for the freedom to live life on her terms and time to enjoy life to the fullest.
One day she decided to take a leap of faith, quit her job, and begin a journey of self-discovery. The journey has taken Ania all over the world and helped her create businesses learning new skills and sharing them along the way.
Ania is a #MillenialManifestor, Spiritual Business Coach, and Intuitive Healer. She is a Certified Reiki Master, Angel Healer, EFT Certified Coach, Certified Ho’oponopono master, Angel Card Intuitive, Graphic Designer, Law of Attraction, and Business coach.
Her passion is to use her knowledge and love for self-discovery and healing to impact as many lives as possible!
Mine has been no ordinary life and I would like to take you along on my journey. So many dreams of serving others have been fulfilled. But I do not leave it there. I also help you to take action to fulfill YOUR dreams. Learn some practical strategies. Here’s where we are going:
1.Peace Corps. I joined at the age of 60 and spent 2 years in Botswana working on the AIDS pandemic 2.I served on the Africa Mercy hospital ship for 7 months in Madagascar 3.I went to New Guinea to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) 4.I served with Samaritan’s Purse in North Vietnam, Liberia (post Ebola), Greece (the refugee crisis), Jordan (a Bedouin hospital), South Sudan (the youngest nation on earth) and Nepal (on earthquake rebuilds). I went multiple times to some of these locations and learned so much!
My theme is, don’t give up on your dreams! It’s not too late! I will teach you how to resurrect old dreams and remodel them. Or how to create a new dream. Many have had their dreams shattered lately. Don’t let a virus steal your dream! You can do this!! Don’t give up!! Many of my stories occurred between the ages of 60-71. It’s not too late to make a difference or to start off in a new direction. Let my life be an inspiration. Dream On!
Do pre-birth traumas and pain affect us later in life?
Can we heal from the effects of those traumas?
Is it possible to communicate with and guide babies in the womb?
Yes, yes, and yes!
The author of Born Wholere-lived three major pre-birth events while in a deep altered state of consciousness: his own conception, implantation, and labor. Later he revisited the environment of the womb and experienced again the wonder and stresses of his mother’s ongoing emotions, worldview, and physical circumstances. This is the story of his journey. Born Whole also includes the beautiful story of how he spiritually guided a baby through its birth.
In Born Whole you will learn how the experiences and environment of the womb prepare you for life after birth. You will discover
That life before birth is not all easy, just as life after birth is not all easy—and the stresses of the womb are absolutely necessary for survival
How to heal and transform womb trauma from events such as conception and birth
How to heal negative effects of the womb environment arising from emotional stress, beliefs, food, drugs, or physical circumstances experienced by your mother.
Born Whole is for parents, grandparents, nurses, midwives and others who work with babies yet to be born. You will discover
That children can be born emotionally healthy, already knowing they are welcome and will be loved by the same people who have been with them all along
How it is possible to accompany and guide a yet-to-be-born (or yet-to-be-conceived!) baby through the wonderful and challenging time of conception and gestation to be born whole, with your presence, love, and reassurance on that beautiful journey.
He Restoreth My Soul is a delightful devotional bursting with real kingdom principles, personal encounters, and the keys to your spiritual breakthrough!
After being diagnosed with systemic lupus and suffering the painstaking loss of 5 miscarriages, Cassandra reached her hand and her hope to the Only strength she has ever known ~ Jesus! With much prayer, petition, and faith, Cassandra battled against the odds, the snare of the enemy, and WON! – Now You Can TOO!
If you have suffered a devastating loss- then this book is for you. If you have endured a severe hardship- then this book is for you. If you have battled with your health or depression- then this book is for you too.
Your wait for a spiritual breakthrough is OVER. He Restoreth My Soul by Cassandra Hill is the Fresh perspective you need to run your race, fight your battle, and WIN in Jesus Christ!
Tree of Life is a journey through many true life stories interwoven into the make-up of our souls’ journey within the planet Earth. Starting with Maya of Power, and a visit to the Field of Dreams, discovery of the Alchemy of Soul, deeper understanding of “Ubuntu” that: a person is only a person through their relationship to others, ascending and descending the magic Spiral to enter Wu Wei, the action with no action, the Path of Divine Intentions. The Tree of Life is a true story of a person following an inner voice discovering the true goals, and entering the path of parenting, adopting kids from Ethiopia. Tree of Life in various interpretations, within myths, and as a mystical concept represents the interconnection of all life on our beautiful planet. Explore the true story, the most amazing spiritual and life journey into the Field of Dreams, an adoption journey of a single mum with her spiritual poetry of four elements, four directions, four stages of Life. In an interview Nuit says: “My soul is the one of a nomad and I learn tremendously every time when in a different country. Travelling through Christian, Buddhist, Muslim or Hindu countries often as a single woman or without a lot of money helped me see that we are all One in our search for God, Oneness, Inspiration, Beauty.” Within her novel Tree of Life she says: “It is not what we as souls do in life right at this particular moment of time materialized within this particular space, but what would we have done if God has given us a completely different set of circumstances. What is our soul’s yearning, and do we live it authentically living our Highest Potential as a Human Being? If we were born as Raskolnikov living within the story of Crime and Punishment, would we kill that Dostoyevsky’s grand-mum, you must have heard of his internal dialogue?” This is Nuit’s second novel. The first one is A-Ma a historical spiritual fiction book set in the 17th century China exploring Western and Eastern Philosophy with the subject of alchemy of soul: “Within A-Ma we follow insights and subtle energy battles within lives of a group of enlightened souls who understood the prime importance for West and East wisdom sharing.” Within the Tree of Life our journey takes us in to Scotland, Findhorn, a spiritual group that during the last 40 years experimented with more enlightened community living. It is an eco-village that is one of the largest intentional communities in Britain. It is 50 years since three friends moved to a caravan in Moray, after listening to their “inner voices”. The Tree of Life is a true story of a person following an inner voice discovering the true goals, and entering the path of parenting, as a single mum adopting two kids from Ethiopia. The story starts with words: “Power corrupts. Ultimate power corrupts ultimately. Guerrilla leaders and spiritual gurus share the golden medal of this mad, curious, ever-changing, opportune race for love, respect, and supremacy. Written within our codes as a malfunctioning DNA we learn to compete from very early on. Competing to be the best in football, better than our siblings, to show the neighborhood that we are worth IT, whatever this IT could possibly be. Within a struggle for more power, more belongings, a bigger house, more love, a more beautiful wife, we find an endless circle difficult to break out.” Read this journey from Serbia to Cambridge to Maltese temples, from Nairobi to Addis Abeba in Ethiopia. Visit Lamu in Kenya full of rich drug addicts, find out why Nuit chose to define the humanity’s strongest limiting belief as: “We need suffering to grow” while she was in a high executive business workshop. Find out what happens when your country collapses, when you stay without your soul-mate and when your soul’s quest is against your life path! How to listen to inner messages that at times feel completely irrational? This book is a journey that starts as an invitation to a Tantric Ball within the Field of Dreams.