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Best Way To Spend $25 on Amazon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Sep 28, 2014. 3 Replies

I was given a $25 Amazon gift card for my birthday.It's been awhile since I've bought something for myself, and I've drawn clueless how to spend money for pleasure.What can I buy for $25? I'm open to…Continue

Friend Etiquette: Bachelor Party

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Aug 5, 2014. 12 Replies

A really good friend of mine is getting married next month and has asked me to be a groomsman. I have gladly accepted and look forward to being a part of it. Unfortunately, the best man is doing a…Continue

Quick Life Update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Aug 10, 2014. 2 Replies

My last post was quite awhile ago, but I wanted to give a quick update on that. My mom was indeed diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She's been fighting it for awhile and is kicking it's ass! All…Continue

Dealing With Tough Times

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane May 13, 2014. 34 Replies

I won't get into too much detail right now, as there are still unknowns and I don't want to speculate the outcomes, but there is a lot going on in life right now.I get it, life happens.These are…Continue

 

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Sir replied to Shawn's discussion Christians and Divorce in the group Christian Men
"I'm sorry you're discouraged.  It might be possible to tell us what the issue was without whining.   As for me, it's hard in the absence of information to know what's up, and it's not clear to me that general talk…"
Apr 26, 2015
Beau J. Weber replied to Shawn's discussion Christians and Divorce in the group Christian Men
"Been there and had these thoughts.  But...things are so much better now.  Maybe better than ever. The only thing that has changed...is me.  God did the changing and the re-arranging.  Pray and seek God's help to change YOUR…"
Apr 26, 2015
Sir replied to Shawn's discussion Christians and Divorce in the group Christian Men
"Breaking your word won't bring you closer to God.  Breaking the word you gave in marriage has got to be worse.  Recall what Jesus said about divorce:  he does not recognize it.  It's quite clear from what he said that…"
Apr 26, 2015
Shawn replied to Benjamin Hodge's discussion Question about love languages for anyone that's done them...
"My wife is also Acts of Service and I'm Physical Touch, which really surprised me. My wife is not naturally a touchy-feely type of person and I'm a person of routine who rarely goes outside of my routine--well I didn't before reading…"
Feb 22, 2015
Shawn replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
"I was in the exact same position as you when I was 20--I was good at a lot of things, but not one specific thing stood out. I didn't know what to do for the rest of my life. The advice I got from a mentor that makes high six figures when I…"
Feb 2, 2015
Jonathan replied to Shawn's discussion Best Way To Spend $25 on Amazon
Sep 28, 2014
Native Son replied to Shawn's discussion Best Way To Spend $25 on Amazon
"Go to the Amazon website.  It's pretty much an electronic bazaar."
Sep 27, 2014
Sir replied to Shawn's discussion Best Way To Spend $25 on Amazon
"Find a book you want to read and order it?"
Sep 27, 2014
Shawn posted a discussion

Best Way To Spend $25 on Amazon

I was given a $25 Amazon gift card for my birthday.It's been awhile since I've bought something for myself, and I've drawn clueless how to spend money for pleasure.What can I buy for $25? I'm open to ideas.See More
Sep 27, 2014
Shawn replied to Jack Bauer's discussion What'cha watchin'? Your manly entertainment recommendations, reviews and discussions ...
"I just finished reading Outliers. Interesting perspective on success--talks about why it takes a lot of luck to make it. A lot of stats as well. Good read if you're into that stuff. The wife and I just went to see Into The Storm. An updated…"
Aug 19, 2014
Thomas Patrick replied to Shawn's discussion Quick Life Update
"Congratulations"
Aug 9, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Shawn's discussion Friend Etiquette: Bachelor Party
""Among women, it might be appropriate to send the maid of honor an email:  "I'd love to help plan the bachelorette party.  I'm near Chicago and know some great places."" Most guys would do something similar,…"
Aug 5, 2014
Shawn replied to Shawn's discussion Friend Etiquette: Bachelor Party
"I appreciate the feedback. Knowing you personally understood and still appreciated his brief presence makes me feel that he mostly likely will as well."
Aug 4, 2014
Shawn replied to Shawn's discussion Friend Etiquette: Bachelor Party
"That seems to be the general consensus and my initial thoughts as well. Thanks!"
Aug 4, 2014
Shawn replied to Shawn's discussion Friend Etiquette: Bachelor Party
"The only problem with that is that everything will be within walking distance."
Aug 4, 2014
Shawn replied to Shawn's discussion Friend Etiquette: Bachelor Party
"As always, great advice JB!"
Aug 4, 2014

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Website
http://thisbucketlist.com
Books
Great books I've read and recommend reading:
The Bible, The Dream Giver, The Resolution for Men, The Greatest Miracle in the World, How to Win Friends and Influence People, the list could continue...

Books I plan to read this year:
The Great Gatsby and Wild at Heart

I'd love more suggestions on books that are good for the manly soul.
Movies
Although I studied Media Arts and Science, shot home videos as a young boy, and recreationally shoot wedding videography, the list of great movies I've watched is very short (and almost embarrassing). Instead of listing that short list, here is what I WILL finally watch this year:
Shawshank Redemption,
Goodfellas,
The Godfather,
Office Space
Music
My music taste ranges very widely from Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Michael Bublé, to Christian Rap -- LeCrae and Andy Mineo.

I choose music to fit my day. If I'm going fishing with my son, I'll listen to country. If I'm relaxing and drinking a glass of wine with my wife, I'll put on something classical. If I'm about to work or workout, that's when I put on Christian Rap--the bass gets me motivated without listening to the garbage that's on the radio.

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Jack Bauer posted a status
"Good grief; it was a kangaroo with a beach ball, not an insurrection. I was making fun of taking seriously such a toothless thread topic."
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Johnzerd1 replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Post-Mortem Symposium
"This reminds me of the old Steve Allen series  Meeting of minds .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6XPCgL8X28"
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Hesse posted a discussion

First date: success not optional but mandatory

I have a date tomorrow night with a girl I met online. While this may sound like great news and the answer to lifelong joy, I want to make sure that this leads to a second date, and that I don't make a "death move" to end all chances of seeing her again. This is the early cultivation phase of a relationship, the kind of relationship I have been praying for , that leads to romantic love, marriage and procreation.  All of my experience with the few dating I have has been unsuccessfulSo, at this…See More
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Sir replied to Henrik Stroemblad's discussion Lacking in the most basic of common cortesy
"I couldn't have.Thread locked."
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John Muir replied to Henrik Stroemblad's discussion Lacking in the most basic of common cortesy
"but you sure are getting your giggles out of it"
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R. Max replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Post-Mortem Symposium
"Well I did say Lemmy.  I kid, that would be the most fundamentally important thing, but just for the sake of amusement, maybe not. "
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Jack Bauer replied to Henrik Stroemblad's discussion Lacking in the most basic of common cortesy
"Such a strange thread to have go sideways. JB"
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