Christaphora Robeers is a Dutch born fine artist currently living and working in the United States. Her work has been shown both locally and around the world in a number of galleries, museums and fine art shows. She specializes in medium to large oil paintings but is well versed in a variety of other mediums and techniques. She has spent her life dedicated to researching and exploring traditional as well as contemporary artists and techniques. In The Quiet Voice of the Outer Banks, Christaphora's talent shines through in a multitude of mediums showcasing a wide variety of aspects of the beautiful, wild and ever changing Outer Banks. From landscapes, to wildlife, people and places she fully captures the true nature of this incredible area.
The Dooleys of Richmond is the biography of two generations of a dynamic and philanthropic immigrant family in the urban South. While most Irish Catholic immigrants who poured into the region in the nineteenth century were poor and illiterate, John and Sarah Dooley were affluent and well educated. They brought sophistication and capital to Virginia, where John established one of the largest hat manufacturing companies in the United States. Mary Lynn Bayliss recounts the family's history during their prosperous antebellum years, John and his sons' service in the Confederate army, John's exploits as leader of the Richmond Ambulance Committee, and the loss of the entire Dooley retail and manufacturing operations during the final days of the Civil War. After the war the Dooleys' son James, a leading Richmond lawyer and philanthropist, devoted half a century to developing railroad networks across the United States, and became a key figure in the industrialization of the New South. He and his wife, Sallie, built Maymont, the famed Gilded Age estate that remains a major attraction in Richmond. The story of the Dooleys is a fascinating window on southern society and the people who shaped its grand and turbulent history.
Despite good intentions, oftentimes when words begin to fail for people with dementia, they also fail for those around them, who don't know what to say or what to do. When Words Fail will equip those in ministry to reach out to people living with dementia and offer person-centered spiritual care--ministering to the mind, body, and soul. This book is rich with practical examples and tools designed to meet these emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, and devotes particular attention to ways of communicating even after words have failed. Taken together, these tools give pastoral workers a better understanding of how to visit and support not only people living with dementia but their caregivers, too.