4forFRIDAY by ACHUCKAllen
February 9, 2018
Each Friday I offer up at least 4 recommended reads, listens, learnings, gadgets or reviews. These are not necessarily faith-based or church-related, but they each have encouraged or helped me in some way. I trust that they might do the same for you! Please feel free to leave your comments or share this 4forFRIDAY!Here is This Week’s 4forFRIDAY February 9, 2018
A Really Solid Read from James Clear: You Get 25,000 Mornings as an Adult: Here are 8 Ways to Not Waste Them
You know I am a passionate learner when it comes to lifehacks and productivity. James Clear is a go-to author for and he offers up some really solid info in this article. It’s about an eight-minute read, and so worth it!
A Really Good Mini-Series from Nat Geo: The Long Road Home
We loved this series and saw past some of the spicier language to experience a true story that I knew nothing about. On April 4, 2004, the First Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad– a day that later came to be known as “Black Sunday.” Based on Martha Raddatz’s best-selling book, The Long Road Home chronicles their heroic fight for survival, as well as their families’ agonizing wait on the home front back in Texas.
A Really Different Great Read: The Kindness Pact by, Domonique Bertolucci
I really found this small book to be refreshingly practical and encouraging! Most people are terribly unkind to themselves. They make harsh judgments, engage in endless self-criticism and are unforgiving of even the smallest of failings. At the same time these people are often loving and kind parents, generous and encouraging friends, and supportive and committed colleagues. They give everyone else their best, only to give themselves their worst. The Kindness Pact introduces the reader to the Eight Promises: commitments they need to make to feel good about who they are and the life they live and invite readers to be as kind to themselves as they are to others.
A Powerful Ted Talk: I Grew Up in Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper
What’s it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing … everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.
A Quote that I am Pondering from Anne Lamont
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes,
A Reminder of a Great Resource for You and Your Family: WeekdayPodcast.com
5 Minutes a Day and Five Days a Week. A Message of Encouragement and Hope from Sugar Hill Church.
And My Daily BLOG of Encouragement and Life Lessons can be found at ACHUCKAllen.com
Go In Peace! AChuck