Welcome to the this week’s 4 for Friday, a collection of recommended READS, LISTENS, LEARNINGS, GADGETS & RESTAURANTS. I’d love to hear your thoughts about these! Shout back with a simple email or reply via the comments following the post.
- An excellent read, especially if you are weary and burned out:
Grace-Paced Living in a Burnout Culture
Although no two burnouts are the same, as I’ve counseled increasing numbers of Christians through burnout, I’ve noticed that most of them have one thing in common:
This is a must read if you are already overwhelmed with the pace of the holidays.
- A listen that I’m enjoying: Home Free; Full of Even More Cheer I love the mix of some classic Christmas music, Old hymns and a taste of Pentatonix melody. I think you’ll enjoy it as well. Please let me know what you think!
- A Great Pair of Pants: Lee Men’s Performance Series Extreme Comfort Khaki Pants I love these trousers. I’m a blue jean kinda guy, but now and then, I need something different. I’ve hated wearing khaki’s because they don’t fit and stretch like my jeans, but not anymore. If you are a little bigger, you are gonna love these pants!
- A Gadget I’m Using: D-Link Smart Plug, Energy Monitoring, On/Off, Works with Amazon Alexa
- Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)
- Turn devices on or off from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere and monitor energy use to save money on your next bill. Create on/off schedules for your devices
- Easy setup. Designed to work with existing Wi-Fi networks (no additional hub required)
- Use with other mydlink Home devices and the free mydlink Home app to create a smarter, more secure and more aware home. Works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1 or higher or iOS 7.0 and higher
- Electrical rating of 120V/15A/60Hz/1800W (for indoor use). IFTTT compatible – Pair with any IFTTT enabled product or app to connect your Wi-Fi Smart Plug to the world in fun and useful ways
And a quote I am pondering:
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” –Helen Keller
Thanks for jumping on board with me! I trust these are helpful for you. I created this weekly list as a result of the many folks that asked what I was reading or what I was listening to, or what resource would I recommend. Enjoy!
Remember, this is a collection of recommended Reads, Listens, Learnings, and Gadgets…with the occasional restaurant review and YouTube suggestion. This is not a class on doctrine or theology…enjoy and share!
Stay Cool, Chuck