Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life [NOOK Book]

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Your mother always said that you would never amount to much. Or perhaps a teacher asked you to help her because you were just so good at (fill in the blank). Those early messages about our intelligence and worth affect our lives forever ... or do they? How do we find authentic hope and wholeness based on truth, reality, and God's view? Dr. Kathy Koch draws on decades of seminars and workshops geared to the educational community. She knows the right questions to ask. She also knows that intelligence and worth take...
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Overview

Your mother always said that you would never amount to much. Or perhaps a teacher asked you to help her because you were just so good at (fill in the blank). Those early messages about our intelligence and worth affect our lives forever ... or do they? How do we find authentic hope and wholeness based on truth, reality, and God's view? Dr. Kathy Koch draws on decades of seminars and workshops geared to the educational community. She knows the right questions to ask. She also knows that intelligence and worth take different forms in each of us. Readers of all ages and stages will benefit from the life-changing wisdom contained in Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575678207
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 915,696
  • File size: 705 KB

Meet the Author

DR. KATHY KOCH is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., a Christian ministry based in Fort Worth, Texas. She is an internationally celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in over 25 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events. She also blogs regularly at www.DrKathyKoch.com.Dr. Kathy's newest book, coauthored with Jill Savage, No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids For Who They Are, helps parents understand why they must get to know their children to parent them wisely. How Am I Smart? A Parent's Guide to Multiple Intelligences helps parents understand their children's learning strengths. Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life provides a solution-focused, enriching approach to real problems. Her book, Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World, will be published in March, 2015.Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member prior to becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991.
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Vivid, early memories often capture the essence of how we look at lifeâ⿬⿿for better or for worse. Even at six years old, fitting in was important to me. It was so important that, one day after first grade, I sat down in the middle of my parents' bed and announced to my mom, "I don't want to be tall or clumsy anymore!" Both my clumsiness and my height made me stand out. I tripped over things that weren't there and ran into things that were. I couldn't hide in a crowd. I squirmed when I caught children and adults staring at me.



My mom heard my heart's cry. She didn't proclaim, "Well, get over it, you're going to be tall!" Instead, she talked with my dad about it, and they realized I had a perceived weakness that could be changed (my clumsiness) and one that couldn't (my height).



You know what they did? They problem solved. I praise God they were solution-focused parents! They enrolled me in dance class, and I thrived! Through tap and ballet, I quickly overcame my clumsiness. Because of my height, I was the center of the back rowâ⿬⿿which I decided was a position of high honor! (When a perceived weakness is an unchangeable characteristic, changing one's attitude toward it is the next best thing.)





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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Rock Bottom or Anochored to the Rock

2. Chutes and Ladders Linkages

3. Security: Who Can I Trust?

4. Identity: Who Am I?

5. The Change Process

6. Belonging: Who Wants Me?

7. Purpose: Why Am I Alive?

8. Competence: What Do I Do Well?

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