A very handy handbook that provides amazingly essential information and practical tips every pastor needs to know, delivered with brevity and a good sense of humor. Be prepared to laugh as you try to keep hold of the reins--like the circuit rider of yesteryear. The Unofficial United Methodist Handbook for Pastors gives serious information and practical tips to uplift your spirit and warm your heart. Like The Unofficial United Methodist Handbook for the well-informed churchgoer, this handbook for pastors illustrates timeless biblical truths in everyday living, making life easier--and much more entertaining. This book captures all the essential information every pastor needs close at hand to prevail in any circumstance, and have a good and well-needed chuckle along the way: - How to Support and Empower the Church Council without Becoming a Dictator or a Wallflower - How to Know if You re Called to Be a Pastor - Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Church Member - How to Recover from Christmas and Easter Overload - How to Preach a Stewardship Sermon without Sounding Like You Are Begging for a Raise - How to Keep Both Your Job and Your Family - How to Use Your Family Members as Sermon Illustrations without Alienating Them or Boring the Congregation - How to Retire from Ministry Gracefully - What is unique about United Methodist Ministry plus dozens of other illustrations, maps, diagrams, and essential tips This unique and incredibly handy resource is perfect for United Methodist ministers and all who help lead congregations.View the Table of Contents
Exam Board: Non-Specific Level: KS3 Subject: English First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2018 Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of the plot, enabling students to engage with the whole story in the class time available - Builds understanding of Shakespeare's language by providing a detailed glossary alongside the text for quick and easy reference, plus a range of language-focused activities - Offers a tried-and-tested approach to introducing Shakespeare, based on Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' productions that have been seen and appreciated by over 150,000 students - Helps students form their own personal responses to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream , stimulated by stunning photographs from Globe productions and questions that reflect on context, characters and themes - Lays the foundations for GCSE success by including activities that target the skills needed for the assessment objectives Free teacher support Shorter Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream is supported by free online teaching resources for each scene: - Teaching notes with guidance on how to approach the scene - Practical group activities to use in the classroom - Questions on language, context, themes, character and performance - Web links to extra resources including photographs from Globe productions, interviews with actors and contextual information This title is also accompanied by 10 video clips from Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream .
Sure to become a must-have addition to the kitchen bookshelves of Southern Living cooking aficionados nationwide, the Southern Living Homestyle Cookbook combines fresh new comfort foods with the traditional, old-fashioned recipes we`ve come to know and expect from Southern Living . Four hundred hand-picked recipes are included, all kitchen tested and tried-and-true favorites of home cooks from Southern Living magazine readers, plus the best dishes from over 4,000 community cookbooks. The Southern Living Homestyle Cookbook highlights favorite down-home and delicious recipes from across the South, with a special section describing distinctly Southern flavors, such as Chesapeake Bay, the Low Country, Cajun and Creole, and the Heart of Dixie. Features: More than 400 recipes selected for their high rating by Southern Living Test Kitchens Professionals More than 100 all-new photographs show traditional family-favorite recipes in up-to-date presentations, with a savory mix of contemporary and traditional serving ideas and garnishesFor over 40 years, Southern Living magazine has delivered definitive Southern cuisine to its readers making it one of the most trusted recipe resources in the country, reaching over 16 million readers monthly.
Inspiring, tragic, and at times heart-rendingly funny. People Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universethe good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life's tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons . When Adam sunk into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam's career takes off, Lydia's own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can't return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia's death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there's a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page.