His story changed the world: Jesus -- born to Mary and Joseph, worshiped as Savior by the Magi and the shepherds who had found him through divine guidance. We do not dispute the significance of their part in Jesus' story. We marvel at their obedience. We sing songs recounting their trust and their faith. But if we dare allow ourselves to peer just a bit deeper into the pages of scripture, extending just beyond the edges of the nativity story, we find the embodiment of patience and faithfulness -- Simeon and Anna, a prophet and a prophetess, who waited for the arrival of the Messiah with an unwavering expectation. It is a story that reminds us that a hope placed in God does not disappoint. In seven scenes, "The Promise Fulfilled" presents a simple drama, intertwining the familiar details of the Christmas story with the steadfast hope of Simeon and Anna. Drawing upon the gospel accounts of Matthew and Luke and using extended scripture readings, "The Promise Fulfilled" invites cast and audience members to marvel at the events surrounding Christ's birth, taking us into the expected while challenging us to look beyond the well-told storyline found within the walls of the nativity. Simple to learn and powerful to present, this short drama will allow youth groups and adult drama teams to develop a rich understanding of the events leading up to Christ's birth. Easily adaptable for Bible studies and children's lessons, "The Promise Fulfilled" offers a fresh perspective to a story that has been changing hearts for over 2,000 years, ushering us into the Advent season with a subtle and powerful proclamation: a transformed world requires an enduring faithfulness anchored in Christian love. Twelve copies of this play are needed for production and copy privileges are included. This is David Allison's first book with CSS Publishing. Pastor Allison received his master of ministry degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Currently Allison is head pastor at Havens Corners Church. He has also been bi-vocational and youth pastor at Havens Corners Church. Allison is married to Karla and they have one grown son. Some of David's interests are golf, chess, and landscaping.
What makes a quality burger chain? A quality sushi chef? A quality golfer? What makes a quality life for each of us? THE IMPROVEMENT AXIOM is a simple, practical and powerfully universal framework that cuts through the noise of modern life. With brevity and precision, it clarifies the deeply personal and yet widely misunderstood concepts of success, excellence and quality. By drawing upon real-world insights from the worlds of sports, business and fine cuisine, the four key principles within this book can help to answer the most elusive of questions, no matter what your chosen craft.
Marcus Atkinson is a golf pro (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his swing.
When he first started playing golf, Ricardo Sosapavon found little, if any, information in books that would actually help a beginning golfer-most books were too technical for the beginner or assumed the reader already has some familiarity with the game. This became the inspiration for I Love Golf! A Survival Guide for Beginners, a well-crafted, fun, and easy-to-understand golf instructional for anyone who is new to the game. I Love Golf! is written in a fun and informative way-golf lingo and concept are translated into every-day language so the reader can easily understand, and starts at the very beginning, giving detailed explanations of basic concepts such as: A thorough explanation of the game Easy-to-understand instructions and diagrams Suggestions on how to avoid embarrassment as a beginner Great anecdotes from the author's experiences as a golfer Tips for mastering the mental game I Love Golf! is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn the game."
Despite differing origins, constraint programming and mathematical programming are beginning to merge. Constraint programming has grown out of the logic programming community as part of an effort to embed constraints in a programming language. Mathematical programming, a much older field, is rooted in the mathematics of optimization. Because these two areas have complementary strengths, there are ongoing efforts to integrate the two.Constraint and Integer Programming presents some of the basic ideas of constraint programming and mathematical programming, explores approaches to integration, brings us up to date on heuristic methods, and attempts to discern future directions in this fast-moving field.