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Bringing Lucy Home A Story Of Hope Heartache And Happiness

Author : Jennifer Phillips
ISBN : 1462745644
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An orphan, abandoned and alone. A family, comfortable and secure. A shaky step of faith. An unprecedented complication. A heartbreaking separation. An unyielding quest.A love story that is every Christian's story. Bringing Lucy Home shares the compelling drama of one family's relentless pursuit to bring hope into the life of an orphaned baby girl. In itself, this account would merely duplicate the narratives of other adoptive families. However, Jennifer Phillips' journey unexpectedly detoured into heartache, causing indefinite separation from her husband and three biological children. Her struggle with bureaucratic injustice will make you want to call a politician - and many did just that. Yet, in the end, it was not political or legal pressure that reunited this family. God's hand was at work, using every disappointment to teach a young mother about His unrelenting love. Join the thousands who have walked alongside Jennifer and Lucy as they tried to reunite with their family. Jennifer's humor and vulnerability will captivate your heart and transform her story into your story as your eyes are opened to deep gospel truths that are only unearthed in the soil of suffering. You were lost. You were pursued. You are worth whatever it costs to bring you home, for good.

The House Of Hope

Author : Elisabeth Gifford
ISBN : 9780857211460
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book describes how Robin and Joyce Hill gave up their wealthy expatriate life in China to take sick and abandoned orphans into their home. They have rescued about 1,000 children to date. In 1998 the Hills planned to leave. Instead they felt God calling them to stay in China and set up a foster home for unwanted babies. The couple - with their two youngest children - moved into a tiny apartment miles outside Beijing, setting up the first cot in the dining room. In October 2000 Hope Foster Home received its first children. Many needed medical assistance and would be unlikely to survive under the existing state system. Some were abandoned on the streets or left under bridges. As news spread, so help arrived - including support from singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman. Now directors of Child Welfare Institutes across China have asked Joyce and Rob to step in. This is a riveting example of how one couple have changed hundreds of lives.

30 Days Of Hope For Adoptive Parents

Author : Jennifer Phillips
ISBN : 1625915152
Genre : Religion
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30 Days of Hope for Adoptive Parents offers personal adoption insight, Scripture, and encouragement to see God's adoptive heart.

Thank You For All Things

Author : Sandra Kring
ISBN : 0553905627
Genre : Fiction
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At twelve, Lucy Marie McGowan already knows she’ll be a psychologist when she grows up. And her quirky and conflicted family provides plenty of opportunity for her to practice her calling. Now Lucy, her “profoundly gifted” twin brother, Milo, her commitment-phobic mother, and her New Age grandmother are leaving Chicago for Timber Falls, Wisconsin, to care for her dying grandfather—a complex and difficult man whose failure as a husband and father still painfully echoes down through the years. Lucy believes her time in the rural town where the McGowan story began will provide a key piece to the puzzle of her family’s broken past, and perhaps even reveal the truth about her own missing father. But what she discovers is so much more—a lesson about the paradoxes of love and the grace of forgiveness that the adults around her will need help in remembering if their family is ever to find peace and embrace the future. By turns heart-wrenching and heart-mending, Thank You for All Things is a powerful and poignant novel by a brilliant storyteller who illustrates that when it comes to matters of family and love, often it is the innocent who force others to confront their darkest secrets. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Light We Lost

Author : Jill Santopolo
ISBN : 9780735212756
Genre : Fiction
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"Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated--perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts."--

Lucy Comes Home

Author : Christopher Olsen
ISBN : 0998747467
Genre : Photography
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Fans and admirers of superstar Lucille Ball are invited into an insider's album of a time as meaningful to the beloved actress as it was to the people of Jamestown, New York . Lucy Comes Home uncovers the local media extravaganza surrounding Lucy's homecoming celebration, her historic first return since her meteoric rise to fame, accompanied by her husband, Desi Arnaz. Giving readers a unique understanding of the person, the visit, and small-town America circa 1956, Lucy Comes Home is a must have for any I Love Lucy fan.

Lucy Come Home

Author : Dave Jackson
ISBN : 0982054432
Genre : Fiction
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"Lucy Tucker, the crotchety old bag lady from the popular Yada Yada House of Hope series, is a veteran of the Chicago streets and not about to give up her independence, even as she approaches her 80th birthday. Until, that is, a young displaced woman with her gentle ageing mother and a dog named Dandy seem to need her--unsettling the secretive Lucy, who doesn't let anyone get too close. But just when it seems her past is catching up with her to bring her in out of the cold, Lucy disappears again"--Back cover.

Talitha Cumi Little Girl Rise Up

Author : Karen D'Chelle
ISBN : 1498470262
Genre : Family & Relationships
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As a wife, mother and grandmother, college graduate and retired government employee for a large school district; I have seen women and girls, battered, misused and abused. I've witnessed babies having babies and the institution called family destroyed. And because of this, it is extremely difficult for me to continue to watch young girls release so much negative energy. Life's circumstances and choices have somehow become chaotic and out of control. However, this little book centers around relief, escape and freedom from pain ONLY when you come into the knowledge of how important you are to yourself, your personal belief and your moral values. It has to be either Your Man, "Your Boo" or God's promise. Why not God's promise? He does not see you for who you are right now but He see what you will become. There is a call out there that hinges on your self-worth. You are the queen of the earth and God is calling on you to refuse the nature of any emotional and physical ties that will not allow you to rise up. You are all my babies and no matter what cards life has dealt you, get up and redefine who you are. Get up and clothe yourselves in righteousness and allow God to take you by the hand and catapult you into your divine destiny. This self-help book is to encourage young girls and women to rise up from the society-dictated beliefs about body image to become strong in their convictions of self, brought forth through Jesus' sacrifice. Hugs & Kisses Karen D'Chelle"

The Heart Of An Orphan

Author : Amy Eldridge
ISBN : 0979463939
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After Rain

Author : William Trevor
ISBN : 9780307367402
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 83. 16 MB
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Here is a new collection of twelve absorbing, deeply compassionate tales that reveal the subtle revenges of love and indifference, the deep wells of affection, and the strange, breathtaking tricks of chance that make up the texture of our lives. In the rain-washed Italian hills, a forgotten artist's Annunciation brings light to a heartbroken woman; insidiously, in her struggle for love, the second wife of a blind piano tuner distorts his memories of the first; two children, survivors of divorce, mimic their parents' dramas and passions; a mother, tied through love and fear to her son, watches with helpless dread as she realizes the monster he has become. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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