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Dark Hunter Green Double Faced Satin Ribbon 10mm width (3/8") - 50 Meters (full reel) crafts gift wrap floristry
Dark Hunter Green Double Faced Satin Ribbon 10mm width (3/8") - 50 Meters (full reel) crafts gift wrap floristry

5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, 31 Dec. 2015
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Good product - I needed a ribbon that would not fray for book ribbons, and this was excellent: rich colour, fine quality.


Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity
Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity
by Tim Challies
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.60

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, careful, helpful, personal, 11 Dec. 2015
In the kingdom of the distracted, the focused man is king. I often wonder if one of the prime saleable skills in the job market of the near-future will be the ability to concentrate over an extended period of diligent effort. If that is so, too many of us are going to be out of work.

As Christians, we accept that work is a gift, a privilege, and a duty. Before Adam fell, he was put in the perfect garden to tend and to keep it. Now, we contend with thorns and with thistles that cumber the ground – a host of obstacles and awkwardnesses that make our work hard. We contend, too, with our own sinful laziness. We contend with streams of diversions and distractions from our vocations and their moment-by-moment expressions.

Into that environment have come a number of books from Christian authors intended to assist us. Two that spring quickly to mind are Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung, a book which could have been entitled Deeply Distracted as I think it has as much if not more to do with the problem of distractedness than busyness. Then there are more developed volumes like Matt Perman’s What’s Best Next?, a sort of holy Getting Things Done book, full of helpful counsels.

Somewhere in the space between comes Tim Challies’ Do More Better. Challies’ book is shorter than Perman, more personal than DeYoung. Let me confess that I know Tim a little; I like Tim very much; I respect Tim a great deal. I am also in the slightly awkward situation of discovering that my own attempts at productivity use a very similar system to Tim, and some of that is due to the fact that I have taken his counsels once or twice over the years.

In brief, the author has spent a lot of time trying to work out how to be genuinely and responsibly productive to the glory of God and in the service of others, and here is the counsel he passes on. His definition of productivity is “effectively stewarding your gifts, talents, time, energy and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God.” The answer is not so much a checklist as the cultivation of a certain kind of character.
The productivity process begins with definition: working out what you’re actually supposed to be doing then defining your mission(s) in those spheres. Tim then identifies three tools: one for task management, one for scheduling, and one for information, each one organised around the simple principle that there is a home for everything, and like goes with like. As a creature of the digital age, Tim suggests three programmes (and some equivalents and alternatives) that provide these functions. Those who have turned their backs on (or never turned their faces to) the digital realm will have to find their own equivalents. Basically, Tim has a well-ordered set of filing cabinets and calendars floating in the electronic ether and well-stocked with information. With each tool comes some comments and counsels on how to make the most of each in integration with each other. Planning and prioritising and reviewing and maintaining also get a few words, before the whole is closed with some thoughts on taming email and twenty miscellaneous tips.

In short, it’s short and sweet. You may not use all the tools that Tim recommends, but the overall approach is – I think – a good one, and the structures within which Tim is operating are profitable to work through even if one does not necessarily arrive at all the same spots. I found myself going back over some of my own systems and fine-tuning under the gentle prods and reminders of Do More Better. This book may not have all your answers, but it contains very good questions and offers very helpful pointers. Like so much in this and other spheres, it provides the toolbox but it requires diligence and effort to learn and use the tools. Do that in dependence on God, and you will very likely thank God that someone like Tim bothered to write something like this.

And now, having checked off this task, Tim urges me on to another. Thank you, brother!

(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an impartial review.)


Bluetooth Sports Headphones, Mpow Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Sports Earphones Headset with Mic and AptX for iPhone 6s 6s Plus 6 6 Plus 5 5c 5s 4s Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 S3 Note 3 and Other Android Cell Phones,Black
Bluetooth Sports Headphones, Mpow Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Sports Earphones Headset with Mic and AptX for iPhone 6s 6s Plus 6 6 Plus 5 5c 5s 4s Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 S3 Note 3 and Other Android Cell Phones,Black


Apple iPad Pro 9.7" (2016) / iPad Air 2 (2014) / Air 1 (2013) Screen Protector, MediaDevil Magicscreen Crystal Clear (Invisible) Edition - (2 x Protectors)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7" (2016) / iPad Air 2 (2014) / Air 1 (2013) Screen Protector, MediaDevil Magicscreen Crystal Clear (Invisible) Edition - (2 x Protectors)
Offered by MediaDevil
Price: £11.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All round good service and product, 9 July 2015
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Excellent service, fine product, clear instructions, no problems. Watch the videos, make the effort, and you should get a clean application and away you go.


OPTICAID SUN SKI SPORTS OVER GLASSES / SUNGLASSES DESIGNED TO BE WORN OVER PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. DARK METALLIC BLUE
OPTICAID SUN SKI SPORTS OVER GLASSES / SUNGLASSES DESIGNED TO BE WORN OVER PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. DARK METALLIC BLUE
Offered by Tower Health
Price: £11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sunglasses, 15 Jun. 2015
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These are, in many respects, fantastic sunglasses. They fit well over my prescription glasses, they look very nice indeed, and they cut out the glare very effectively. I am used to a slightly different shade of light in my sunglasses, and once or twice the light has seemed somewhat yellow-green, meaning that I have had to take a little more care in driving, but - getting used to that apart - these are excellent for the price and very much recommended. I may even get a second pair!


Ugreen Micro USB Cable USB 2.0 to Micro B Data Sync Charge Cable for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus,HTC,and Most Android Tablets, Android Phones, and Windows Phones 1m, Blue
Ugreen Micro USB Cable USB 2.0 to Micro B Data Sync Charge Cable for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus,HTC,and Most Android Tablets, Android Phones, and Windows Phones 1m, Blue
Offered by UGREEN GROUP LIMITED UK
Price: £8.59

4.0 out of 5 stars A good product, 24 Mar. 2015
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A good, robust, colourful product. It was a little sticky on a couple of devices when it first arrived - I was a little fearful with one phone pushing it home for the first time, but it now seems to be up and running. Hopefully it will last for as long as the outward build quality suggests.


BlueRigger USB 2.0 (A) to Micro (B) USB Cable for Smartphones, Tablets and other devices - 1.8 Meters (6 ft)
BlueRigger USB 2.0 (A) to Micro (B) USB Cable for Smartphones, Tablets and other devices - 1.8 Meters (6 ft)

5.0 out of 5 stars A good product, 19 Mar. 2015
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Seems sturdy without being stiff, and robust without holding a folded/coiled shape. Time will tell how well it lasts. It would be great if it could be offered in different lengths, but this seems like a great product so far. If there are problems, I will update the review.


GE 78196 E27 Edison Screw 15 Watt Compact Light Energy Saving Bulb, Fluorescent
GE 78196 E27 Edison Screw 15 Watt Compact Light Energy Saving Bulb, Fluorescent

5.0 out of 5 stars Good service, good product, 2 Mar. 2015
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Very happy with this. It arrived well-packed and appears to be a high quality product, providing a bright, cool light, close to the old-fashioned "daylight bulbs." If the product lasts for as long as it claims, I shall be delighted.


Travelrest COVER - Luxurious Velour with Memory Foam Inserts
Travelrest COVER - Luxurious Velour with Memory Foam Inserts
Offered by Travelrest (direct from the manufacturer)
Price: £29.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful addition, 19 Sept. 2014
This pillow cover is a very useful addition to the Travelrest package. Like the pillow itself, it does not guarantee sleep, but - especially for those seeking a little more comfort - will be highly valued. It fits snugly and effectively over the pillow, does not greatly bulk up the pillow when not in use, and may, for some, enhance the value of the pillow. Well-made and easy on the skin, it has much to recommend it.


Travelrest - The Ultimate Travel Pillow - #1 Best Seller (2 Year Warranty) Rated Most Comfortable by The Wall Street Journal!
Travelrest - The Ultimate Travel Pillow - #1 Best Seller (2 Year Warranty) Rated Most Comfortable by The Wall Street Journal!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-designed and useful, 28 Aug. 2014
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Like many others, especially those at the taller end of the scale, I do not sleep too well while in transit, and am always glad to find something that makes resting easier. Other reviews for this product persuaded me to give it a go. When the product arrived I gave it a trial run at home and thought it might help, so decided to give it a proper road test on a recent series of long haul flights. I certainly found it more comfortable than the standard blow-up neck pillows. I should think that it takes a bit of work to find the best position for the individual sleeper, but it is a fairly versatile product. I do not think that anything is going to make sleeping in transit easy for me, but this is a helpful weapon in the armoury, and certainly more comfortable than other more typical products that I have tried.

I should point out that the manufacturers asked me to provide a review in return for a gift, but did not pressure me to provide a positive review.


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