Back to Top
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Hugs For Grads

Jeff WallingLeann Weiss

Hugs For Grads

Jeff WallingLeann Weiss

$22.99

Hardback
Graduation is a momentous occasion for young lives, and you want to give a gift that communicates the hopes, dreams, affection, and warmth you have for that special graduate. Filled with insight and inspiration for future decisions and direction, this book conveys your faith and confidence that the road ahead is full of promise and fulfillment. ^Inspirational stories, uplifting messages, encouraging quotes, and personalized scriptures come together to give a hug to a special graduate that will impart a warmth that will be felt far beyond graduation day. ^

- Publisher 1. Holding On 2. Trusting Truth 3. Growing Through Giving 4. Balancing Priorities 5. Choosing To Smile 6. Letting Go 7. Healing Hurts 122 Pages

- Publisher Staying Connected "Dad, I need to tell you something." Jean had rehearsed the speech for hours and was determined to get through it without breaking down. She bit her lip and prepared to plow ahead when the wind blew the tassel from her mortarboard right in her face, distracting and frustrating her. Who thought up these stupid tassels anyway? Jean pondered as she adjusted the cap for the thousandth time. She wasn't much for formality: All the pomp and circumstance was so overblown. But Dad was big on tradition and ritual. "Don't you see, Jeanie," he had often lectured her; "tradition is what holds families together. Without it you have no connection between the generations, nothing to help hold you to what came before." And her dad definitely wanted her connected: Every family reunion at the farm in Tennessee meant a mandatory appearance by the West Coast wing of the McGee clan. Jean's dad and mom had both grown up in that small Tennessee town, and all her uncles and aunts still lived within a hour's drive of the family farm. Though her dad still called it "home," he hadn't lived there since graduating from high school. A scholarship to a big California college was too good to refuse, so he'd married Jean's mom two days after graduation and then moved to the Sunshine State, where Jean and her little brother had been born. The rest of the McGees predicted that Jean's family would lose their ties to Tennessee, but every summer that Jean could remember had included a trip to the farm and visiting all the relatives. Dad wanted them to know every cousin, aunt, and uncle by name. "This is your heritage," Dad would say when anyone complained about trips. "You have to stay connected!" "Do you miss the farm, Dad?" Jeanie had once asked her father as they were starting the long drive back to California. "Wouldn't you?" That was Dad -- answer a question with a question. "I learned to drive a tractor, bale hay, and ride a horse on that farm. Why I remember when..." If Jeanie would just sit tight, Dad would roll through one of his stories: The time Uncle Willie had nailed his brother's hat to the farmhouse floor to teach him not to be sloppy. Or the day Aunt Mildred nearly blew up the place when the pressure cooker got too hot while she was canning peaches. Although Jean had loved listening to those stories as a child, she had no interest in them now. It was one more sign of the gulf that had come between her and her dad: Mr. Tradition versus Miss New Age. From burning incense in her room to a tattoo on her ankle, every issue became an argument. The year she ditched the family reunion for her boyfriend's rock band's concert had nearly seen her booted from the house. Only her mom's intercession had spared her from excommunication. But then came the graduation thing. Jean had been adamant: She was not taking part in the ceremonies. Her friends had applauded her independent thinking. "The cap-and-gown thing is an unnecessary, outdated custom," they had agreed. But needless to say, her dad saw it differently and was ready to push the issue. Three weeks before graduation day, she made her last stand. The announcements were lying on the hall table waiting to be addressed, and her cap and gown were already hanging in the closet. She dropped the bomb at dinnertime: "I've decided I am not wearing that silly cap and gown and going through that lame ceremony," she had casually said between bites; then she had added defiantly, "And there's nothing you can do about it." Her dad's ears had gone crimson, and her mother just held her breath. After a moment of painful silence, Jean's mother picked up her dinner, nodded to Sammy, Jean's little brother, and qu

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Hugs For Grads"

Graduation is a momentous occasion for young lives, and you want to give a gift that communicates the hopes, dreams, affection, and warmth you have for that special graduate. Filled with insight and inspiration for future decisions and direction, this book conveys your faith and confidence that the road ahead is full of promise and fulfillment. ^Inspirational stories, uplifting messages, encouraging quotes, and personalized scriptures come together to give a hug to a special graduate that will impart a warmth that will be felt far beyond graduation day. ^
- Publisher

1. Holding On 2. Trusting Truth 3. Growing Through Giving 4. Balancing Priorities 5. Choosing To Smile 6. Letting Go 7. Healing Hurts 122 Pages
- Publisher

Staying Connected "Dad, I need to tell you something." Jean had rehearsed the speech for hours and was determined to get through it without breaking down. She bit her lip and prepared to plow ahead when the wind blew the tassel from her mortarboard right in her face, distracting and frustrating her. Who thought up these stupid tassels anyway? Jean pondered as she adjusted the cap for the thousandth time. She wasn't much for formality: All the pomp and circumstance was so overblown. But Dad was big on tradition and ritual. "Don't you see, Jeanie," he had often lectured her; "tradition is what holds families together. Without it you have no connection between the generations, nothing to help hold you to what came before." And her dad definitely wanted her connected: Every family reunion at the farm in Tennessee meant a mandatory appearance by the West Coast wing of the McGee clan. Jean's dad and mom had both grown up in that small Tennessee town, and all her uncles and aunts still lived within a hour's drive of the family farm. Though her dad still called it "home," he hadn't lived there since graduating from high school. A scholarship to a big California college was too good to refuse, so he'd married Jean's mom two days after graduation and then moved to the Sunshine State, where Jean and her little brother had been born. The rest of the McGees predicted that Jean's family would lose their ties to Tennessee, but every summer that Jean could remember had included a trip to the farm and visiting all the relatives. Dad wanted them to know every cousin, aunt, and uncle by name. "This is your heritage," Dad would say when anyone complained about trips. "You have to stay connected!" "Do you miss the farm, Dad?" Jeanie had once asked her father as they were starting the long drive back to California. "Wouldn't you?" That was Dad -- answer a question with a question. "I learned to drive a tractor, bale hay, and ride a horse on that farm. Why I remember when..." If Jeanie would just sit tight, Dad would roll through one of his stories: The time Uncle Willie had nailed his brother's hat to the farmhouse floor to teach him not to be sloppy. Or the day Aunt Mildred nearly blew up the place when the pressure cooker got too hot while she was canning peaches. Although Jean had loved listening to those stories as a child, she had no interest in them now. It was one more sign of the gulf that had come between her and her dad: Mr. Tradition versus Miss New Age. From burning incense in her room to a tattoo on her ankle, every issue became an argument. The year she ditched the family reunion for her boyfriend's rock band's concert had nearly seen her booted from the house. Only her mom's intercession had spared her from excommunication. But then came the graduation thing. Jean had been adamant: She was not taking part in the ceremonies. Her friends had applauded her independent thinking. "The cap-and-gown thing is an unnecessary, outdated custom," they had agreed. But needless to say, her dad saw it differently and was ready to push the issue. Three weeks before graduation day, she made her last stand. The announcements were lying on the hall table waiting to be addressed, and her cap and gown were already hanging in the closet. She dropped the bomb at dinnertime: "I've decided I am not wearing that silly cap and gown and going through that lame ceremony," she had casually said between bites; then she had added defiantly, "And there's nothing you can do about it." Her dad's ears had gone crimson, and her mother just held her breath. After a moment of painful silence, Jean's mother picked up her dinner, nodded to Sammy, Jean's little brother, and qu
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Jeff Walling

Jeff Walling has spent the last twenty years preaching and teaching about Jesus. His passionate style and dramatic delivery have made him a sought-after speaker, lecturing to tens of thousands annually at Christian universities, evangelism seminars, and conferences worldwide. He has written such books as "Daring to Dance with God, Hugs for Grads", and "Until I Return". Jeff lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife, Cathryn, and their three sons, Taylor, Riley, and Spencer, where he has served as a minister since 1984.

Leann Weiss

LeAnn Weiss, as a college student, accepted her pastor's challenge to reexamine the Bible as God's personal love letter and source of encouragement. As she started journalizing what God showed her while she meditated on Scripture, her walk with God was revolutionized, and she began writing personalized, paraphrased scriptures featured in the best-selling Hugs Book Series. LeAnn's Encouragement Company was recently featured in Women of Faith speaker Marilyn Meberg's best-selling book "I'd Rather Be Laughing".

Order now to secure your copy when our stock arrives.

0 Available. Expected to ship in 6 to 7 weeks from Australia.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 249873
  • Product Code 141653346X
  • EAN 9781416533467
  • Pages 122
  • Department General Books
  • Category Gift Book
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Howard Books Publishing
  • Publication Date Nov 2000
  • Dimensions 182 x 153 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.232kg

Bestsellers in Gift Book