Don't Miss the Blessing

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Pelican Publishing, Sep 23, 2010 - Religion - 256 pages
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Recalling the rich experiences from her marriage to Dr. Landrum P. Leavell II, past president emeritus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Jo Ann Paris Leavell provides a guide for Christian women, particularly ministers' wives. She discusses such topics as family and finances, while emphasizing the importance of communication and daily worship. With optimism apparent on each page, Leavell encourages women to use their God-given gifts to shape a positive self-image and achieve their goals of spiritual growth.

 

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Contents

Foreword
9
Memory Makers
17
To Childhood
29
Practice the Presence of God
47
Promote Others
65
Paint the House
83
HusbandWife Relationship
99
ParentChild Relationship
119
Hospitality
167
Hospitality in Writing
185
Money
195
Pursuing Our Goals
219
Blessings
231
Epilogue Loss of Spouse
243
Appendix A What It Means to Be a Christian
249
Appendix B Table Setting
251

Communication
137
Time Management
151

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About the author (2010)

Although she has pursued an active ministry of her own through teaching, speaking, and writing, Jo Ann Paris Leavell conducted family life conferences with her late husband while lecturing at retreats, luncheons, and conventions around the country. She once served as the president of the Ministers' Wives of the Southern Baptist Convention and twice acted as chairman of Lord, Change Me, an interdenominational conference for today's women. Leavell is the recipient of the Mrs. J. M. Dawson Award for distinguished ministers' wives. Also the author of Pelican's Joy in the Journey and Baptist Dishes Worth Blessing, she lives in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Rhonda Harrington Kelley, who serves as associate director of Innovative Evangelism in New Orleans, authored Donít Miss the Blessing Study Guide, also published by Pelican. She also has written articles for Baptist Message and Baptist Youth.

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