Wanting to make a difference in the world and win a bitter fund raising competition, a narcissistic speaker impulsively lies and announces she is terminally ill, causing donations to skyrocket. Caught in her lie she unwillingly becomes a mentor to a Brownie scout and a member of a cancer support group both of whom force her to reevaluate her own integrity and ultimately question what "making a difference" really means.
Some people drink, some people eat, other people go to fabric stores.
The Jack Straw Writers Program was established to introduce more local writers to the medium of audio, to encourage the creation of new literary works, and to provide writers with new venues for the presentation of their work through live reading, radio and internet broadcasts.
Preached to University Congregational United Church of Christ on September 8, 2002.
"Is there life after Total Failure?"
Hmmm . . .
After her childhood reputation as the Great Achiever wore off, Debra found the messes in her life too tough to handle. With one leg flung over the balcony railing, she counted the floors to the parking lot below.
Then something happened.
"Oh, God, what am I doing?"
Starting over meant learning that life is more than squeezing into size 6 Calvin Klein jeans, or finding easy answers to problems like pain and depression. Fitness becomes an issue of belief as well as body. Is running the marathon really the greatest goal?
Here is a book that talks about the problems we all come up against. It's a marvelous book full of wit and wry humor, a book to make you laugh--and a book to make you think.
Instead of sitting in the darkness, they were walking in the light. I have learned much from these people, and I have included many of their words in this book . . ."
Maybe your child or your partner has AIDS. Or maybe a friend, a neighbor or a coworker has just confided they are HIV positive. Suddenly you are scared. How is this going to affect you? What are you going to do?
This book can help. Here you will learn the facts about AIDS and how caregivers can help loved ones to cope with its tolls--physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Most important, you'll discover how to make sense of this journey--guided by interviews with caregivers, medical personnel and people living with AIDS. Their experiences will strengthen,encourage, and point to hope.