For his first studio picture, filth maestro John Waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before: Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama. Blessed with a keen sense of smell and cursed with a philandering pornographer husband, a parasitic mother, and a pair of delinquent children, the long-suffering Francine turns to the bottle as her life falls apart - until deliverance appears in the form of a hunk named Todd Tomorrow (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter). Enhanced with Odorama technology that enables you to scratch and sniff along with Francine, Polyester is one of Waters’ most hilarious inventions, replete with stomach-churning smells, sadistic nuns, AA meetings, and foot stomping galore. Director-approved Special Edition Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring Waters from the 1993 Criterion laserdisc release of the film New conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto New program featuring interviews with Waters collaborators Tab Hunter, Dennis Dermody, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Mink Stole, Mary Garlington, and Greer Yeaton Interviews from 1993 with cast and crew members Waters, Divine, Moran, Peranio, Edith Massey, and Van Smith, featuring footage from the making of the film Archival interviews Deleted scenes and alternate takes Trailer Scratch-and-sniff Odorama card Plus: An essay by film scholar Elena Gorfinkel
Even from darkness, love can bloom.Having escaped from captivity, Arwen wants to make the most of her second chance, even if that means watching over her unconscious friend. When newcomers arrive at Sanctuary, her life is turned upside down and she's finally faced with what she wants: A life of her own not plagued by her nightmares.But before she can move on, Arwen has some wounds to heal. And not just her own....Elf Blessed is a paranormal apocalyptic reverse harem and Arwen's complete story. It is part of the Blessed series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anaya Vitalis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161465/bk_acx0_161465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Bible is clear that true blessing is found only in the presence of God and in his kingdom. Some of the Bible's clearest teaching about life in the kingdom of God is found in the Sermon on the Mount. It is there that we find the Beatitudes, a series of promises of blessing. In How Can I Be Blessed?, Dr. R. C. Sproul explores these sayings in order to clearly explain what they mean for Christians and to hold up the glorious promise of life in God's kingdom. Chapters: The Beauty of Being Blessed Blessed Are the Poor Blessed Are Those Who Mourn Blessed Are the Meek Blessed Are Those Who Hunger Blessed Are the Merciful Blessed Are the Pure in Heart Blessed Are the Peacemakers Blessed Are the Persecuted Resources Part of the Crucial Questions booklet series 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001900/bk_hove_001900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blessed Possibilities is about the blessed choice of possibility we have available to create things we never even realized were possible. Instead of being the phenomenon we truly are on planet Earth, most of us keep trying to create the way other people do.We choose to diminish our awareness, hide our talents, and abandon our desires so we can live the way everyone else does. Blessed possibilities are about opening to the choice of new possibility.“Why aren’t you sharing your beauty and your talents?” Gary asks. “You will share your misery but you won’t share your beauty. When you have talents, why the hell are you not sharing them? They are a blessed possibility."The book, based on Gary Douglas conversations with participants at an Access Consciousness seven-day event, presents brutally honest discussions of topics like sex, money, family, culture, and belonging and it offers life-changing questions, tools, and processes that address the limitations and barriers that keep us from being, doing, and having things we never even realized were possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donnielle Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/196849/bk_acx0_196849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here, then, says St. Alphonsus, "is our heaven on earth - the Most Blessed Sacrament". This book was conceived and written to help us grow in the knowledge and love of God and in appreciation for what he has done for us. For each of the 31 days of the month, St. Alphonsus provides for us a "Visit to Our Lord" - which is a brief meditation on and a fervent prayer of love toward Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Each Visit to Our Lord is followed by a "Visit to Our Lady". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin O'Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/199354/bk_acx0_199354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His (Francis Xavier Seelos) is a powerful story, one that you should take seriously. We are the most blessed, in that we were able to spend days at his shrine, interviewing Fr. Byron Miller, Joyce Boudreaux, and many other involved in the cause for his canonization.This is a one hour documentary taped at the Shrine of Blessed Seelos in New Orleans 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luz Elena Sandoval-Lord. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/211636/bk_acx0_211636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How can I help my church stay focused on its purpose? What would a culture of generosity look like for my church? What part does rest play in a healthy church? Whether you are a pastor, a volunteer, or a church member, you want your church to grow well. After all, there’s no better place to experience God than in the loving, healthy community of a church. But what does an effective church look like? Is it possible to grow and be healthy at the same time? Pastor Robert Morris has experienced firsthand the spiritual and relational excitement of a growing, dynamic church. In The Blessed Church, Pastor Morris brings you practical wisdom for cultivating real growth by nurturing true and Biblical health in your spiritual community. "How has your church remained so healthy while growing so quickly?" Robert Morris gets this question a lot. In other words, people want to know: "What’s your secret?" In The Blessed Church: The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love, Pastor Robert Morris unfolds why Gateway Church in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth is one of America’s fastest-growing, spiritually enriching local churches - and still one of its healthiest. Written for both church leaders and lay people, The Blessed Church looks at the qualities that make church "work" in the 21st century and how that can enrich your church - whatever its size or vision. With the humor and powerful stories he’s known for, Morris shows how every component of your church - including mission, church government, teaching, worship, small groups, giving, and outreach - can receive God’s richest blessings. Rather than bemoaning the problems of the contemporary evangelical church, The Blessed Church celebrates the expanding role of the body of Christ in the lives of individuals - starting right where you and your church are today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000917/bk_hove_000917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Blessed South lies somewhere between a travel diary and a poetic sketchbook. With his usual skill, Alexander Kuprin lends the air of romance even to the most mundane scenes and situations, inviting the listener to be captivated and enjoy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Virginia Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159251/bk_acx0_159251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Martrydom of Blessed Miguel ProThe cold, biting air of the November morning sent a chill across his face. His hair blew in the wind. The sun was shining brightly. It was a glorious day. Miguel surveyed the situation in the courtyard.It was as he feared. Soldiers were lined up for a firing squad! All the eyewitnesses, various generals and dignitaries, as well as members of the press, came to attention as they saw for the first time, the famous Jesuit, who had made such fools of President Calles and his entire police force for so long. Cameras began clicking photos for posterity of this man, who looked more like a student than a conspirator. Blessed Miguel Pro walked straight as a rod into the center of the courtyard. It was as if he was running the show, as he had always done. He was asked his last request. He asked to pray. He went down on his knees, folded his arms, and closed his eyes. What did Blessed Miguel Pro say to the Lord on this, the most important moment of his life? Did he ask for strength and courage, to set an example not only for his brothers, but for all those who were yet to come? Did he ask for help from his founder, the fearless Ignatius Loyola? Did he speak to Mary? Did he ask her to help him now? He needed her so much. He wanted to do this right. He wanted to give glory to her Son, Jesus, and to her. He wanted them to be proud of him. He wanted all the martyrs before him, to look on him with pride. He wanted, by his last simple act, to make the plight of his countrymen, worthwhile. Blessed Miguel Pro stood up. His communication with Jesus and his heavenly family gave Miguel the strength he needed. Eyewitnesses report, his face was aglow, shining as if a reflection of the sun. He raised his arm to his executioners in the form of a blessing. He shouted in a loud, strong voice, "May God have mercy on you! May God bless you! Lord, Thou knowest that I am in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Lord. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/197608/bk_acx0_197608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.