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First Page True Stories

Truth really can be stranger than fiction.

First Page - Now launched! All the stories are true, or based on real events. Unlimited reading for $4.99 / month. No downloads. Read on your phone, tablet or computer.

La verdad puede ser más extraña que la ficción.

First Page - ¡Ya está en marcha! Todas las historias son verídicas, o están basadas en hechos reales. Lectura ilimitada por $4.99 / mes. No hay que descargar nada. Lea en su teléfono, tableta u ordenador.

Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


The Third Man by Angela Sheffield

Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield is based on a true story. Read chapter one now!

Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.

Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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Teofila Gottfried book

¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

Lo que leemos en la Biblia tiene que ver con todos los seres humanos, sean cristianos o judíos, ateos o agnósticos, budistas, musulmanes o adherentes a alguna de las filosofías o nuevas religiones que surgen en el mundo. ¿Por qué? Ver mayor información sobre este interesante libro.

Family Matters: What's the Matter With Tracy? - Group Discussion Activities by Vanessa Winters


Family Matters

(Group discussion materials that will guide you step by step in the generation of lively, thought-provoking and life-changing conversation.)

Are you an educator, probation officer, life coach or group facilitator looking for group discussion activities or group discussions materials? Do you wish to stimulate, inspire, and instruct teens and young adults to make life-changing, responsible, and family-oriented decisions? If you answered in the affirmative, this field and time-tested group discussions materials endorsed by degreed professionals in psychology and social services is a must.

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You will be guided step by step from introduction to closing in the use of these group discussion activities to work with your groups. Learn how to respond to the reactions that you will generate--reactions that uncover hidden problems, secrets, and that lead to recovery. Learn how to capitalize on your own life experiences to bring about positive change, however different they might be from those of the members of your group. Read the scaled down version and see if you don't agree that the questions raised will have even the most introverted member of your group eager to voice his or her opinion. The scaled down version serves as a focus group discussion guide example to get you started.

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Below is a scaled down version of a portion of the Family Matters module complete with discussion questions. Try it!

Complete modules come with:

*Two full stories with questions for group discussion activities

*Pre and post-participant questionnaires (a results-measuring tool)

*Movie and book suggestions that fit with the theme

*Suggestions for active student participation such as mock trials and skits

*Group Facilitator evaluation sheet (another results-measuring tool)

Objective: Teach children that their behavior affects all family members for good or bad.

Goal: Heal families in conflict by getting to the heart of the matter.

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What's the Matter With Tracy?

Lester struggled to hold his family together after his wife, Marilyn ran off with another man. Two of his three young children seemed to have adjusted, but Tracy, his nine year old daughter could not accept that her mother deserted her and would not be coming back. When Lester met and fell in love with Stephanie, Tracy knew she had to somehow break up the relationship. What if they decided to get married and Stephanie and her three kids moved in? No, that just couldn't happen or Tracy's mother would never come back home. But no matter what the child did to drive Stephanie away it didn't work. And before Tracy could figure out her next move, Stephanie and her dad married.

If beating up on Stephanie's four year old, chewing and spitting her food out at the dinner table, and smearing mud on Stephanie's clean clothes wouldn't get Stephanie to leave, then Tracy would just have to resort to more drastic action.

Stephanie's gonna wish she wouldn't have come to our house when I get through with her, Tracy thought early one Saturday morning as she stood peeking around the corner at her step mother enjoying a quiet time alone with a bowl of oatmeal.

The next time Stephanie sat down to enjoy her oatmeal she had no idea she'd be rushed to the Emergency Room to have her stomach pumped. Her oatmeal had been laced with rat poison.

When it appeared that Stephanie might die, Tracy, in tears confessed to her father that she had put the poison in her step mother's oatmeal. Tracy tried to make her dad understand how much she wanted her mother to come back home. She didn't want a step mother no matter how nice or pretty she was. Why did real mommas and daddies have to break up anyhow?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you think physically punishing Tracy would have benefited her? If no, why not?

  2. If your answer is Yes, who do you think should have been the one to punish her? Her step mother, her father, or someone else? Why?

  3. Should Tracy have been removed from the home?

  4. What is your opinion of Lester?

  5. Do you think Stephanie will return to the home after her hospitalization? What would you do?

  6. ©2010 Heavenly Manna Ministries and Vanessa Winters. All rights reserved.

    About the Author:

    Vanessa Winters is a certified Christian life coach with more than thirty years experience as a youth counselor. Her group discussions materials have consistently proved to be a success with a very diverse audience and clientèle including, but not limited to troubled teens of various ethnic groups, religious backgrounds, economic status, and educational levels.

    Ms. Winters is available for:

    • private consultation with anyone interested in secular or spiritual life coaching

    • Group discussion activities facilitation/ co-facilitation

    • Design of customized secular or spiritual group discussions materials to meet your specific needs and generate discussion around your topics of interest.

Contact Vanessa Winters through the contact form below. All messages will be forwarded to her.

Order your copy of Family Matters for the low cost of $9.00 available January 15, 2011. New modules available on the 15th of each month thereafter. We generally ship within 48 hours of your order. However, please allow up to two weeks for delivery. Note: You do not need a PayPal account to purchase securely with your credit card.

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