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Month: January 2010

Marriage Hygiene Tips

Good hygiene is important to your health and your marriage too. For most people that is not an issue. Unfortunately, though, there is a dark side to hygiene that threatens every couple that has ever attempted to share a space. If you’re contemplating marriage, I recommend discussing these items in advance of setting a wedding date. You should reach an agreement now to reduce the frustration later. I’m giving my preferences in these examples but you may want to adjust them to suit your needs. A few of these I had to be taught and a few of them...

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I’d Like To Buy An Argument

Fighting is as popular today as it ever has been. In contrast to our many songs about peace and love, when it comes to entertainment our time usually goes where there is a fight. Granted we have tidied it up a bit from the Romans with their gladiator battles in the Coliseum, but there is still plenty to watch. If you don’t care for the in-your-face fighting of UFC or pro wrestling you can always tune into one of the many reality tv shows for some “social” fighting. The social fighting may not have as much sweat or blood,...

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A Public Service Message Regarding GPS Navigational Systems

  This is a public service message about GPS navigation systems. If you are a married man and you use a GPS navigational system please follow these simple instructions as soon as possible: Find the “voice” settings on your GPS unit. Select a “Male” voice. It is now safe to continue using your device. Most GPS units today allow the user to select from a range of voices. Selections include male/female, US/British/French, etc. The TomTom units even allow you to¬†download celebrity voices such as Austin Powers, Homer Simpson, Yoda or Sean Connery. The choices are numerous. For some reason,...

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My Best Books of 2009

Before 2009 gets too far behind me I wanted to write a few posts about some of my favorite things from the year. This post will examine the best works that I read during 2009. Please note, I read a lot but I don’t always read contemporary works. I do not claim that these were published in 2009, only that I read them during 2009. Those of you that know me may be surprised to find that I did not include the Bible on this list. That just seemed trite. So, without further ado here is my list: The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearn – This was by far the most challenging book I read during 2009. My review of this book can be found <a href=””http://www.chuckallen.us/The_Hole_In_Our_Gospel.htm””>here</a>. I am so impressed with the work of World Vision and this book, written by its CEO, affirms the passion that the organization has. The story of how Richard came to work for World Vision was interesting and inspiring, but his information about the current state of world poverty is the true gem of the book. I challenge you to read it and see if it doesn’t change your life attitude or desires in some way. The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley – This book is a great reminder of what the gospel is all about. It strips away the...

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My Best Books of 2009

Before 2009 gets too far behind me I wanted to write a few posts about some of my favorite things from the year. This post will examine the best works that I read during 2009. Please note, I read a lot but I don’t always read contemporary works. I do not claim that these were published in 2009, only that I read them during 2009. Those of you that know me may be surprised to find that I did not include the Bible on this list. That just seemed trite. So, without further ado here is my list: The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearn- This was by far the most challenging book I read during 2009. My review of this book can be found here. I am so impressed with the work of World Vision and this book, written by its CEO, affirms the passion that the organization has. The story of how Richard came to work for World Vision was interesting and inspiring, but his information about the current state of world poverty is the true gem of the book. I challenge you to read it and see if it doesn’t change your life attitude or desires in some way. The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley – This book is a great reminder of what the gospel is all about. It strips away the “”churchy things””...

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