February 2010 Blog Posts (125)

I have found AoM

I have finally found AoM by cruising the internet for personal finance blogs. Recently it has come to my attention that I need to step-up and do what it takes for the sake of my family.



This means working harder, finishing projects, being available, loving my wife, and putting down the video games. Time to put aside the distractions and go after life. I want to create my own opportunities. I am tired of waiting for life to just happen.



Time to enrich myself through… Continue

Added by Sean P. Stanek on February 28, 2010 at 11:38pm — 2 Comments

Mylestones: "Turns in the Road"

Several years ago the Senior Pastor at our church announced that he had decided to retire after over 40 years of service. The months that followed involved a number of unexpected twists as the pulpit committee attempted to find his replacement.



Since the church is a large congregation in a small denomination, the number of candidates experienced enough to lead a church with over 2,000 members is somewhat limited. At long last they found their man. 28 months ago Pastor Dave Plaster was… Continue

Added by Myles Bancroft on February 28, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Knives r only good 4 cutting BBQ

What else r knives good 4 ?

Added by Roy Hilliard on February 28, 2010 at 3:18pm — 1 Comment

What is AoM? And, Thanks Brett & Kate!

NOTE: This article was written as part of a project I'm involved in at my church. (More on that later.) Anyway, I thought it was a pretty good description of the AoM community. I thought I would post it here as well. So I edited a little, changed the pronouns and some of the terminology, and well, here it is! :-)

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Why am I so active here in the AoM Community? I get asked this question frequently, especially by family members, and the new "community"… Continue

Added by thehuhman on February 28, 2010 at 8:57am — 10 Comments

Ladies...Is Your Man A Closet "Metro?"



Just

the other day I was sent a request from a reader who thought I should

write about Metrosexuals. Scientific or not… defining what is or is not

a Metrosexual…now that is a project I would like to take on….so let’s

begin…



There have been many a theory as to the origins of Metrosexuals. Some think that “Metros” are just stylish visitors from a far off planet while…

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Added by Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male on February 26, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

New Chapter

So as I introduced myself, I said I was just new to New England. This may not seem like a big deal to some, but for me there's no friends or family here. So its pretty much like starting over, and honestly in almost every way I am starting over. This whole thing honestly hit me in June of last year when I noticed I stopped resting well, I wasn't personally happy with my new weight loss, I hated my job, and it was starting to become rough to go to church.


I knew this wasn't…
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Added by Robb Carper on February 25, 2010 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Ever wonder about those that claim to be open minded?

I run into a lot of people who claim to be open minded, to be tolerant of others, and are usually the ones pushing the most for inclusion and respect. Yet, too often, these very same folks do a lot of projecting when they come across a point of view they disagree with. Suddenly, they don't seem to be so open minded, don't seem to be so concerned with diversity, do not seem to care much about the views of others and in fact engage in name calling and personal attacks. All because they can't…

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Added by Tom Phillips on February 25, 2010 at 5:20pm — 4 Comments

On the path of redecovery

I have had an interesting experience lately, I am attempting to build my wife a proper laundry room, she has in the past voiced a want for one. I have little knowledge or experience with this kind of home improvement. But by knocking out some poorly built shelves I found that I enjoyed feeling, there is a shower stall in the room that she wants gone and as I can't just use a hammer like the shelves I now have to learn how to remove some copper pipes. Learning how to remove the pipes and remove… Continue

Added by Robert Dahl on February 25, 2010 at 2:53pm — No Comments

What You Should Do Before Signing a Contract

Throughout your life you’re going to have to sign contracts. They may be for a credit card, a car purchase, a rental agreement or any number of other things. But unless you plan on being 100% self sufficient you’re going to have to sign them.…

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Added by Tanner on February 25, 2010 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

40 Ways to Become a Saint #8

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Added by Rocco Galizio on February 25, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Does Your Relationship Have a Hidden Agenda?







Have you ever stopped to think about your marriage or relationship and the original motivations for becoming a pair? Have you ever stepped back and said, “…hmm what was I thinking or why was my spouse appealing to me back then?”



We would all like to think that our nuptials signify purity and above all else–honesty. I, though, want to talk about relationships in…

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Added by Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male on February 25, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

30 days project day 2

Before:



After:…











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Added by Esker L. Pruitt III on February 25, 2010 at 2:11am — 1 Comment

A Story Worth Telling

Story.
That's what our life is. The Great Writer is each of us characters a role to play in His epic masterpiece. As characters, we're never really certain what the plot that He has planned is. At least not our part of the plot anyways.
What we can know, only because He revealed it to us is the metanarrative. That's the beautiful part. A story of redemption.We the characters have rebelled. We have spit in the face of the writer and told Him that we don't like His plot and decided…
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Added by Emilio Juan Ares, Jr. on February 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Has Your Marriage Become Boring?



Fearing the Inevitable?



We are an ADHD society. Admit it! Don’t be scared! Put the Red Bull down. Throw out your “5 Hour Energy Drink.” Go easy on the B supplements and…

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Added by Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male on February 24, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

40 Ways to Become a Saint #7

7. Have you received a letter? Wait a while before reading it.…



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Added by Rocco Galizio on February 24, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

New Credit Card Rules

Hey AOM Community,


The new credit cards rules just got into effect yesterday monday the 22th. I personally do not own a credit card because of the old regulations that we had in place before. Credit card company's try everything to make a profit as a result of that the likely hood that someone becomes inducted is likely. Anyway fees and interest rates are now restricted. The best part is that they have to send a letter to you when a balance is due. Twenty days before the…
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Added by Tas on February 23, 2010 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

Internet Etiquette from the Art of Citizenship

Proper etiquette and good citizenship go hand in hand. As politically informed or active as you may be,…

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Added by Tanner on February 23, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

40 Ways to Become a Saint #6

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Added by Rocco Galizio on February 23, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

Are You NORMAL?



Just Wait for the Next Generation!



It becomes increasingly obvious that a segment of the population fears the word NORMAL. Maybe…

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Added by Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male on February 23, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

I feel good today

It has been an incredible couple of days with my wife and I we haven't talked like this in a long time and we are starting to see how not only to help me but to help our relationship. I would like to take a moment to talk about a friend of mine, J.C. who is a small business owner and someone I go to work for on the weekends. While all the problems were happening at home for me J.C. offered me not only his support and advice but he also offered me a place to stay in case things went bad. Its… Continue

Added by Robert Dahl on February 23, 2010 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

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