Perfect Word for Every Occasion, A: Ideal for: Letters Receiving Lines Facebook Emails Thank You Notes Condolences . . . and Much More [NOOK Book]

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Timely Words for When They're Needed Most

The right words don't always come easily. For those who want to bless others with words that go beyond cliches, A Perfect Word for Every Occasion offers examples and guidelines for things to say, lines to write, and Scripture verses to share. Readers will find words to use anywhere: Facebook messages, emails, cards, receiving lines, ...
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Perfect Word for Every Occasion, A: Ideal for: Letters Receiving Lines Facebook Emails Thank You Notes Condolences . . . and Much More

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Overview

Timely Words for When They're Needed Most

The right words don't always come easily. For those who want to bless others with words that go beyond cliches, A Perfect Word for Every Occasion offers examples and guidelines for things to say, lines to write, and Scripture verses to share. Readers will find words to use anywhere: Facebook messages, emails, cards, receiving lines, birthdays, anniversaries, texting, graduations, emotional occasions, and more. They'll even discover what not to say.

Full of encouraging messages organized by category, A Perfect Word for Every Occasion will save readers time while strengthening their relationships.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441260574
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 575,692
  • File size: 604 KB

Meet the Author

Liz Duckworth is the author of critically acclaimed books such as Wildflower Living and Ragtail Remembers. With almost twenty years of experience in the Christian publishing field, Liz heads up Liz Duckworth Publishing Services. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and two sons.
Liz Duckworth is the author of critically acclaimed books such as Wildflower Living and Ragtail Remembers. With almost twenty years of experience in the Christian publishing field, Liz heads up Liz Duckworth Publishing Services. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and two sons.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Words for the Grieving 15

For the Loss of a Spouse 20

For the Loss of a Child 21

For the Loss of a Parent, a Close Family Member, or Shared Family Member 21

For the Loss of a Parent When Death Was Not Unexpected 22

For the Loss of a Friend 22

For the Loss of a Colleague 23

For the Loss of a Pet 23

2 Words of Gratitude 31

For a Gift of Money 37

For a Material Gift 38

For Friendship 38

For a Gift of Thoughtfulness 39

For Kind Words 40

3 Words for the Sick and Suffering 47

When Someone Struggles With Short-Term Illness 53

When Someone Suffers From a Chronic Illness 53

When Someone Is Struggling With a Terminal Illness 54

When Someone Is Recovering From an Injury 55

When Someone Struggles With a Life-Altering Injury 55

4 Words for Birthdays 63

Birthday Wishes for Friends 68

Birthday Wishes for Colleagues 69

Birthday Wishes for Neighbors 70

Birthday Wishes for Family Members 70

Birthday Wishes for Children 71

5 Words for Weddings and Engagements 77

Announcing an Engagement When It's Fairly Simple 79

Wedding Invitations 101 81

Engagement Announcements and Wedding Invitations 202 82

Words for Wedding Announcements 84

Words for Reply Cards 85

Words for Responding to the Couple 86

Words to Bless the Couple 86

6 Words of Encouragement 93

A Job Loss 96

The End of a Relationship 97

General Disappointments and Struggles 98

Depression 98

Loss of a Dream 99

7 Words for Celebrations 105

Birth and Adoption 107

Graduation 108

Promotion 108

Retirement 109

8 Words for Events and Activities 117

Words of Invitation 118

Words of Acceptance 119

Words of Appreciation and Affirmation 120

Words About Answers to Prayer 122

9 Words of Truth and Love 131

Apology and Asking for Forgiveness 133

Granting Forgiveness 134

Words of Confrontation 134

Words for Difficult Times 136

10 Words for a Changing World 143

Finding the Right Words for Cyberspace 143

Words of Online Comfort 148

Notes 157

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Um Uhm

    Is this Jon Duckworh mom's book?

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    . Personal communication is perhaps one of the areas most greatl

    . Personal communication is perhaps one of the areas most greatly affected by technology over the last 10 years. Emails, facebook, twitter, texts, instagrams, and skype have all but replaced traditional phone calls, letter writing, and sadly, too often, face to face communication. As with all cultural changes, tradition tries hard to hold on, and there are some rough spots as one way of doing things is replaced by another.

    We are in that limbo time in determining the appropriateness of sending condolences, congratulations, announcements and such. Many still believe that handwritten messages supersede any electronic format, but sadly too many of us really don't know how to write a simple personal note, especially if we did to say something significant. Liz Duckworth has tackled that problem with her new book A Perfect Word for Every Occasion. She covers writing words of grieving (always a hard one for me), words of gratitude, words for the sick and suffering, words for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations, and more. Each chapter gives starting points for writing your own thoughts, then also suggests some famous quotations and Bible verses. She rounds out chapters identifying some wrong turns we can make which she calls Aunt Me-Me's mistakes.

    I like Duckworth's opinion that we should be attempting to convey "grace-filled" words. And I do cherish hand written notes. I've gotten a few from co-workers and students over the years. Our daughter and her husband-to-be wrote us a letter from an engagement retreat they attended, and I still tear up reading it after 10 years. And those precious notes from the grandchildren surpass everything, except perhaps the love letters I got from my husband as we dated. Sadly, I fear too many people never receive such correspondence or send it. Like Duckworth, I am not sure a twenty word message on an electronic wall will ever replace the effort and meaning behind a hand written note, but I believe it is becoming fully accepted.

    As a former English teacher, I am saddened knowing people are uncomfortable writing and sending their thoughts, but I fully understand the struggles we can all have in deciding what is the right thing to say, especially to someone who is grieving or struggling. A Perfect Word for Every Occasion is a good resource and will help writers focus their thoughts.

    I received a copy of this title from Bethany Publishers for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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  • Posted October 10, 2012

    Must Have Resource Book for All Ages and Occasions

    How often have you wanted to write to someone to express comfort, sympathy, congratulations or encouragement, but cannot think of what to say? With Liz Duckworth’s A Perfect Word For Every Occasion, you will never again struggle with words. This is a book to keep and use often as a resource.

    Chapters are categories:

    Words for the Grieving
    Words of Gratitude
    Words for the Sick and Suffering
    Words for Birthdays
    Words for Weddings and Engagements
    Words of Encouragement
    Words for Celebrations
    Words for Event and Activities
    Words of Truth and Love
    Words for a Changing World

    Each category is further divided into specifics such as friend, child, family member, event, etc., Each chapter is structured into these sections:

    Guidelines for Finding the Right Words provides suggestions to consider regarding the person and your feelings.

    Prompts to Help you Begin offers first steps that will be the springboard for your message.

    Words to Make Your Own supplies phrases that can be used as is or personalized and adapted for an individual.

    What Not to Say is also important as it helps avoid hurt feelings and embarrassment.

    Quotes Worth Sharing presents some really wonderful, inspirational words that say what we wish we could say and are appreciated by the receiver. Quotes include Scripture as well as words from famous and admired persons.

    Keep this book with your stationery and you will never again be at a loss for words!

    I recommend this book for all ages. It would be especially useful for teenagers and young adults. It would make a wonderful graduation or engagement gift.
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this review. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

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