Spoken From The Heart

Author: Laura Bush
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439160343
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In this brave, beautiful, and deeply personal memoir, Laura Bush, one of our most beloved and private first ladies, tells her own extraordinary story. Born in the boom-and-bust oil town of Midland, Texas, Laura Welch grew up as an only child in a family that lost three babies to miscarriage or infant death. She vividly evokes Midland's brash, rugged culture, her close relationship with her father, and the bonds of early friendships that sustain her to this day. For the first time, in heart-wrenching detail, she writes about the devastating high school car accident that left her friend Mike Douglas dead and about her decades of unspoken grief. When Laura Welch first left West Texas in 1964, she never imagined that her journey would lead her to the world stage and the White House. After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1968, in the thick of student rebellions across the country and at the dawn of the women's movement, she became an elementary school teacher, working in inner-city schools, then trained to be a librarian. At age thirty, she met George W. Bush, whom she had last passed in the hallway in seventh grade. Three months later, "the old maid of Midland married Midland's most eligible bachelor." With rare intimacy and candor, Laura Bush writes about her early married life as she was thrust into one of America's most prominent political families, as well as her deep longing for children and her husband's decision to give up drinking. By 1993, she found herself in the full glare of the political spotlight. But just as her husband won the Texas governorship in a stunning upset victory, her father, Harold Welch, was dying in Midland. In 2001, after one of the closest elections in American history, Laura Bush moved into the White House. Here she captures presidential life in the harrowing days and weeks after 9/11, when fighter-jet cover echoed through the walls and security scares sent the family to an underground shelter. She writes openly about the White House during wartime, the withering and relentless media spotlight, and the transformation of her role as she began to understand the power of the first lady. One of the first U.S. officials to visit war-torn Afghanistan, she also reached out to disease-stricken African nations and tirelessly advocated for women in the Middle East and dissidents in Burma. She championed programs to get kids out of gangs and to stop urban violence. And she was a major force in rebuilding Gulf Coast schools and libraries post-Katrina. Movingly, she writes of her visits with U.S. troops and their loved ones, and of her empathy for and immense gratitude to military families. With deft humor and a sharp eye, Laura Bush lifts the curtain on what really happens inside the White House, from presidential finances to the 175-year-old tradition of separate bedrooms for presidents and their wives to the antics of some White House guests and even a few members of Congress. She writes with honesty and eloquence about her family, her public triumphs, and her personal tribulations. Laura Bush's compassion, her sense of humor, her grace, and her uncommon willingness to bare her heart make this story revelatory, beautifully rendered, and unlike any other first lady's memoir ever written.

Thoughts Spoken From The Heart

Author: Lolly Daskal
Publisher: Lead from Within Publishing
ISBN: 9780615909431
Size: 44.96 MB
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Lolly Daskal shares with us her thoughts that are spoken from the heart. Lolly has helped thousands lead more successful lives while following the messages of the heart. The wisdom on these pages will empower and encourage you to create success, claim your inner strength, and lead your life with more meaning and heart.

Spoken From The Heart

Author: Selwyn Hughes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781853453762
Size: 28.19 MB
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Enjoy Selwyn's engaging style and wonderful sense of humour, learn form his comprehensive biblical knowledge and catch his passion for revival with this collection of his preaching and teaching.

Spoken From The Heart

Author: Cheri L. Swalwell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615964034
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Have you heard the words Christian, Christ follower, or "personal relationship with Christ" and wonder what they mean? Are you a new believer but aren't sure what's next after praying the sinner's prayer? Life can sometimes be hard. There are no guarantees that the path you walk will be free from trouble, heartache, or problems. What if I told you that despite the tragedies that arise from time to time, there was One who wants to guide you, to walk ahead of you, to help you overcome while protecting and comforting you along the way? There is Someone waiting to do just that. Not only does He want to be there for the "tough stuff," but He wants to be your Friend every day. He longs for a personal relationship with you. He wants to show you just how much He loves you. Previously titled, A 40 Day Habit Between Friends: Taking It to the Next Level, now part of the Spoken from the Heart series, Taking It to the Next Level allows me to share with you the journey I took as I grew closer to my Father. As you will soon discover, I love to say, "God doesn't play favorites. What He's willing to do for me, He's waiting to do for you. He just wants you to ask." So whether you are looking for answers about the God of the Universe, have just recently discovered a relationship with Him for yourself, or have been His child for years, my prayer is that these words will encourage, challenge, and comfort you through life's difficult and sometimes amazing journeys. What are you waiting for? God is ready to help you take it to the next level in your own life. There's no better time to start then right now.

Spoken From The Heart

Author: Cheri Swalwell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692334270
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Did you think becoming a Christian was your ticket to "getting into Heaven free" but not much else? Would you believe me if I said there is much more to living a life as a Christ follower than just escaping eternal life in Hell? God loves each one of His children with unconditional love. While spending eternity with Him in Heaven is God's ultimate desire for every human being, it doesn't stop there. Our Father wants so much more for those He loves. There are endless promises in the Bible that God wants to lavish on His children while living on this earth - some require obedience from us, all require a degree of trust and faith. Join me on my adventure of learning just how much God loves us and the blessings that are in store for those who choose to seek and walk in obedience. While reading about my journey, I pray that you will be inspired and encouraged to ask God what His plan is for you and how He wants you to fulfill it. I find, that for me, when I'm truly seeking God's will and walking in obedience to what He whispers on my heart, that is when the blessings flow the fastest and peace fills my soul. While I still experience struggles, my perspective is changed because I'm looking at the blessings along the way instead of focusing on the trials. As His children, we are all Blessed by His Love!

Spoken From The Heart Parenting 101

Author: Cheri Swalwell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546629979
Size: 18.10 MB
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Now days it seems as though everyone has an opinion on how you parent... and isn't afraid to share it! If you choose to read the words between these pages, don't expect lectures, how-to guides or magic formulas. Nope. No judgement here. Just one parent to another, sharing my own experiences and the truths that the best parent, the First Parent, our Heavenly Father, has shared with me. Please join me on this adventure of parenting... one of the most rewarding positions in life.

Spoken From The Heart

Author: Helen D. Burnett
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781424171972
Size: 68.24 MB
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Helen was born in Illinois and grew up in the small town of Elwood. With the loss of her father when she was only fourteen years old, she began writing down her feelings. After several years of lifeas ups and downs, she poured her heart out into this collection of poetry.

Laura Bush

Author: Beatrice Gormley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439114307
Size: 62.65 MB
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Laura Bush has loved education and reading since she was a young child, and today she brings her experienced viewpoints, her love of children, and her interest in education to a much broader audience as the wife of the forty-third president of the United States, George W. Bush. In her speeches and public appearances, she expresses what many Americans believe: that every human being should be treated whith dignity, and that no child should be left behind in shcool, or in life. This biography of one of our most fascinating public figures touches on all aspects of Mrs. Bush's life, from her years as a teacher and librarian, to her first meeting with her husband, to the birth of their twins, to her important work as an advocate for women and children.

Laura Bush

Author: Ronald Kessler
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0385518978
Size: 12.87 MB
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When Laura Bush moved into the White House on January 20, 2001, everyone wanted to know what kind of first lady she would be. Would she be like Mamie Eisenhower? Would she follow in Barbara Bush’s footsteps? Would she be another Hillary Clinton? “I think I’ll just be Laura Bush,” she would say. On Saturday, April 30, 2005, the world got a glimpse of what that meant when she pushed aside the leader of the free world and stole the show at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Wearing a shimmering lime green Oscar de la Renta gown, Laura wisecracked that she was a “desperate housewife” married to a president who was always asleep at nine. Replayed constantly on the air, the stand-up routine with its impeccable comedic timing turned the first lady into a glittering star. But while the performance catapulted her to new status, it did not answer the question of who this former teacher and librarian really is and just what role she plays in influencing her husband and shaping his administration. The Bushes are more effective than the FBI or CIA at keeping secret what goes on behind the scenes at the White House, the ranch, or Camp David. Now, New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler draws back that curtain in the first biography of Laura Bush to be written with White House cooperation. Based on interviews with her closest friends and confidantes from childhood to the present, as well as family members and administration heavyweights like Condoleezza Rice and Andrew Card, Kessler paints a portrait of a woman who, even as she ascended to the heights of political fortune and power, never lost touch with the bedrock American values she absorbed in her youth. In this unprecedented account, Kessler reveals: How Laura’s opinions have brought budget changes to a range of federal agencies and have affected her husband’s policies, appointments, and worldview. Why Laura told her press secretary in May 2001 she did not want to do any more media interviews. What President Bush said to Laura at the dinner table after giving the “go” for the invasion of Iraq, and what his father, former President George H. W. Bush, wrote him the next day about the war. What Laura’s own political opinions are and what her relationship with twin daughters Jenna and Barbara is really like. What Laura says in private about Hillary Clinton, media attacks on her husband, and his victory in the 2004 election. And why Laura, at the age of seventeen, missed a stop sign and caused a fatal accident that tragically left one of her best friends dead. LAURA BUSH offers a remarkable look at the private world of this famously reserved woman, as well as the beliefs and attitudes that shape it. The book will surprise readers whose knowledge of the first lady comes from cautious media interviews and speeches. Laura Bush’s approval rating stands at 85 percent. Since opinion polls first began asking about them, no first lady has received a higher rating. This moving biography is the first to penetrate the secret world of the president’s stealth counselor who is one of our most admired public figures.