How To Build The Perfect Home Library With A Relaxing Twist

Even with the increased popularity of e-books, the home library remains an essential element in decorating for passionate readers, but also for people that are just looking to create a relaxing and educational room in their house.

A house without a library lacks personality, it is like a room without windows, or as Marcus Cicero used to say, like a body without a soul.

On top of that, a house filled with books everywhere in piles, even if it looks unique, it is not the best example of a functional home. It is easy to find a compromise, by creating a home library that reflects your personality, and it offers relaxation at the same time.

 

Where to put the home library

You will probably have a complete room to use it as a library, but even if you don’t, it will probably occupy a large part of your living room. If you are looking for multiple usages for your chair, you can buy a massage chair for health to use both for your home library and for watching TV.

It also depends on how many books you have. If you are the type of person that buys more books than one can read in a lifetime, you will probably need a tall room and many shelves. However, vertical home libraries are a lot more stylish these days. It is a major change compared with the trends some years ago, recommending short but wide libraries that could take up an entire wall.

If you are buying a tall library, you can also think of a tall ladder. This way, you can arrange the books you already read on certain superior shelves, to keep the ones you want to read handy on the inferior ones.

Besides this, the library place in your house also needs a small cupboard, where you can keep your glasses, book signs and every little accessory you need for a perfect reading experience.

The key part of your reading space will be the armchair, for two main reasons: first, it will be in the center of the area, being seen as an important part of the layout, and it must also be comfortable for the long hours in which you submerse in the world of your favorite book characters.

If you are thinking about creating such a space for your parents and you know they like to fall asleep while reading, you can think about buying them a massage chair for health. However, be aware that actual reading might be affected by the comfort given by these modern devices.

If you are looking to give a twist to your home library and make it unique, choose a smart lighting system besides your massager for health. Good lighting is needed not only for reading, but also for highlighting the personality of your little piece of heaven.

Add some organic elements on the shelves such as small flower pots, pine cones and other decorations. Another useful trick is to use special supports for collections of your favorite authors, or for books that you want to highlight in the setup.…

Use of Eco Friendly Goods

Man is aware of the conservation of environment. Conserving our environment is our moral responsibility. We must conserve our biosphere as it is, if not better for our descendants. The future depends on the decision which we take, as individuals, as a society and as a nation. First of all, we have to decide to stop the destruction of earth and its scenic beauty. To achieve this we have to encourage the use of eco friendly goods.

As people understand the necessity to protect the environment the demand for eco friendly goods is increasing. Earth friendly goods are the environment friendly products; they help us to live the green life. They are very useful in our day to day routine. The more the eco friendly goods are used the better. They help us to prevent the increasing pollution and lead us to better living.

Many of the eco friendly products are made from hemp. It is one of the only sustainable or biodegradable products available. It is ultimate eco fiber. Eco friendly goods are made up of many other natural resources like bamboo, organic cotton, soy, flax, wool and many other earth friendly resources. They are biodegradable and do not cause harm to the earth and its environment.

Majority of earth friendly products are created by small business owners, including family businesses. These businesses strive for perfection in the creation of their one of a kind item as their success depends on satisfaction of the consumers. Day by day people are becoming aware of its essentiality to use the eco friendly goods so the small companies are striving to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly products.

By purchasing products from the earth friendly network we help to support small businesses, families and most essentially the future of mother earth. We should understand that after all saving the planet begins from us. We should take care of every small thing we can. Slowly it will lead to development of the society and environment. There are eco friendly products which meet all our healthy living needs.

For instance the sustainable wood furniture, complete eco friendly bedroom sets are available and even singularly available. Such products must be used and our bedrooms will become eco-bedrooms. Natural latex mattresses are great alternative to the traditional chemical laden bed or popular temurpedic. For individuals with allergies or chemical sensitivities, such eco friendly goods are really useful.

There are many other eco friendly goods like hempseed which is a nutritious food source. Gel cap supplements are substitute to oil. The other widely popular eco friendly products are hemcofee, hemp flour, hemp seed, snacks, various personal care products, eco bags, clothing and much more. It is a never ending list.

Use of eco friendly products saves energy, helps the environment and it does not harm the eco system once flushed down the plughole. Eco friendly products do not contain pesticides, herbicides, solvents or degreasers, SLAs, parabens, phthalates or chlorine bleaches. They do not contain anything which is harmful to the environment. Use of eco friendly products is necessary, important and every helpful for the overall development.…

Build Your Family Library on the Cheap

Have you always dreamed of having shelves and shelves of books? The theory is great, but when you consider the cost of buying so many books, you might decide that it just isn’t worth it and stick to a library card instead. However, it really doesn’t have to be that expensive to build your own home library! Here are a few tips to help you get your collection underway on a budget.

 

The first thing to do is to set aside a small amount of money each month specifically earmarked for books. This could be just the change you end up with at the end of each day, deposited into a “book jar” or you might budget a certain amount, $5-50 each month. The amount you can afford is really determined by your personal finances, but it doesn’t have to be a lot. Now, with your money, it’s time to start shopping for books!

Check out the used book stores in your area. At one time, it was possible to buy used books from these dusty shops for just pennies, but with the cost of living and the rent going up, you are lucky to find used books for $5 in most cases. But don’t worry, used bookstores often have a sale rack or a bin where they toss books that have just been hanging around too long or that are damaged. Take the time to look through these bins. Most of the books will be drivel, but you will occasionally find a gold nugget that is well worth the fifty cents being asked!

Garage sales are another good source of used books, often in excellent condition. Since books rarely sell, it is likely that you will be able to buy them at a nice, low price. If the owner seems reluctant to give a good price, ask if you can come back or call after the sale is over and buy any remaining books for a discount. Rather than pack up the leftover books, most garage sale owners will say yes. You might also get a discount if you offer to take the entire lot, instead of picking through them.

Another often overlooked source of used books is your local library. Ask when they have their sales. Libraries usually get rid of older or damaged books once or twice a year. These books will be stamped with “DISCARD” and may have the book cover marked or cut up, but they are also dirt cheap and you can find some very good books this way.

Regular thrift shops usually have a book section as well. Since these shops will often be earning off their clothing or other goods, the books will be very low priced, often just ten or twenty cents each. Many of the books will be out of date, but for novels and the like, it really doesn’t matter and you can build your library for just a few dollars.

Yet another place to get used books for cheap is the school. Schools regularly discard their old library books and sell off their out-of-date texts. This can mean big savings for you. The readers are full of illustrated stories for children and come in every grade level. They are often sold for a dollar or two, so you can pick up what basically amounts to an entire book full of stories for next to nothing!

As you can see, there’s no need to spend the big bucks on getting books for your family library. Used books are just as good as brand new ones and just a fraction of the price! So take advantage of the used book sales today and start building a library!…

Beliefs of Methodists

Methodism is a Christian movement which makes up 70 million of the some 2.2 billion Christians in the World. The Methodist movement was started in the mid 18th century mainly by the works of John Wesley. Many Christian denominations have the same core beliefs but are very different in other ways. Methodists like any other Christians follow the readings of the New and Old testament of the Bible. They believe in an all knowing loving, God. They believe that after death in the afterlife there is a Heaven and Hell and your actions on earth determine whether you join God in Heaven or Satan in Hell. They believe that Satan resides in hell and tries to do ban on Earth.

Methodists believe in free will. Which means they believe that people make their own decisions and have, “free will,” in their lives, they do not believe that God makes their decisions or has a great plan for them. Another one of Methodists core beliefs is one shared by most Christian denominations and that is they believe in the trinity, and that means that they believe that God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They believe that God the Son and God the Father have the same nature and being. They believe they are all three ever loving and omnipresent.

Next is their views on Jesus Christ. They believe that he came into the world through the virgin birth of Mary. They believe that he was crucified and three days later resurrected. Which means they hold Easter as a holy holiday. They also believe that he was the Son of God and at the same time God himself in another form.

Methodists like other Christians believe in spiritual salvation. Spiritual salvation is the belief that god saves people from biological death and spiritual death by giving them eternal life in Heaven. Methodists however unlike other Christian denominations, believe that the only way for you to make it to Heaven and get eternal salvation is by Accepting Jesus Christ into your life. They believe good acts alone cannot get you into Heaven but that you must worship, love, and accept Christ into your life while living on Earth. They show their denotation to Jesus Christ by getting baptized and accepting Christ into their life. They try and do good deeds in Jesus’ example however when their good deeds go wrong due to sin they ask him for forgiveness for their sin. This is not to be confused with the practice in Catholicism where they admit their sins to the priest.

Methodists, unlike Catholic denominations, do not worship saints or hold them in any high regard, they seem them merely as people and not saints. They believe Mary gave birth to Jesus and was a very important lady but not that she was a Saint and someone you need to worship and look highly upon.

Source(s): 
Wikipedia

Religious Tolerance

Associated Content…

Way to What?

Yesterday morning as I was reading a comment left by a friend on an article that I had written awhile back, I was overwhelmed by sadness. This friend does not believe in Jesus or in salvation or in the Creator God. The ending of my article said, “When I step from this life, I will step into eternity and into the presence of Jesus.”

My friend’s comment was, “Hey, when it’s over, it’s over! LOL”

Sadness. I didn’t see any humor in her comment because I believe when this life is over eternal life is just beginning. I have had these conversations with unbelievers before and I have even had conversations with God on which words to use. I am a firm believer that we should be salt and light – but I also believe that being too salty or too bright can be a turn off rather than enlightenment.

I tweeted a simple sentence recently, “one sun, one moon, one heaven, one earth, one exit, only One entrance. Do U know Jesus? He is the Way.”

I received a private email response that said, “Way to what?”

My initial thought was to just write back, “Into Heaven.” But what does that say to someone who doesn’t believe? It doesn’t say very much. I waited, I prayed, I remained still waiting upon Him to answer me.

On an unrelated matter, my husband is using his unique gift of cooking as his ministry this weekend. He is the Head Chef for the Kairos prison ministry. My gift is prayer, so I signed on to be a prayer warrior at 6 am this morning to pray for the team that will be ministering to the female prisoners. As I was doing the devotionals for my husband and the team, I came across the answer that I was looking for to give to the question, “Way to what?”

The Way to the Creator God.

Look around you, God’s fingerprints are everywhere. Psalm 19 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God…Day after day they pour forth speech.” The Creator God provided a Way to return to Him through His Son, Jesus. You can dwell in His presence for all eternity or you can dwell in hell. You have a choice.

Source:

Psalm 23 – A Psalm of David, “The Lord is my Shepherd”

http://creation.com/is-jesus-christ-the-creator-god…

So

Here is the last song

I will sing tonight,

My hands and eyes betray me,

To finish and complete

That last stanza.

I have lived long enough

To place my voice

In that garden

Where tomorrow is poetry

And prose for that supposed love.

The universe is universal

In our ever constant restraint,

So we say.

But in the after-thought of you

I will remain in the exigency

Of tomorrow-until

I remember the cruelty of want.…

Go on

 

 

Go on, God says,
Don’t turn your back
Stand firm and stay on track
You’ll reach the goal if you don’t slack.

The world will fight 
With all of its might 
But God shall be there; 
If you keep Him in sight.

Go on, God says to me 
When all seems lost and while my endurance shall flee. 
Yet God is not blind, indeed, He does see.

He restores me with His hand. 
Despite this woeful and troubled land, 
A thing to remember as we tread the valleys and the sinking sand

“I can’t proceed,” thou says, “All is lost and gone.” 
But God says to thee-Go on. …

The Library as a Job Search Resource

The economy has ruined a lot of household budgets. Consumers are cutting expenses any way they can including the cancellation of cable TV, the internet and their phone lines. They cuts are being made out of necessity. Sometimes it becomes a choice between their luxuries or having food on the table. Unfortunately if you are searching for a job you can be at a disadvantage if you don’t have internet. One of the places that people are looking into are the local libraries. They have a wealth of information and computers that will allow you to complete a job search. Some even have computer programs that allow you to complete a resume from scratch. Libraries are seeing a surge in their traffic because of the economy.

Librarians can also provide assistance in a number of other ways. They can guide you to certain books and resources about interviewing, how to dress for an interview, career advice and government test taking. They have an extensive knowledge about all of the things you will need to make your job search much more effective. Using a library computer can help you search for jobs, find information on interview questions, as well as questions to ask during an interview. Whatever you are looking for in terms of your job search the library is probably going to be able to assist you. If you can’t find what you are looking for a librarian will be more than happy to assist you.

Some companies and organizations will only allow you to apply for a job online so it becomes a necessity to have internet access.

For those not computer savvy you may be able to enroll in a computer class at the library that teaches you the basics.

If you decide to go to a library you may want to have your agenda all mapped out. When you come in completely prepared you can tell a librarian exactly what you want to accomplish and they will be able to assist you and steer you to the resources that will allow you to have the most success. This helps you to operate more efficiently and effectively and it helps you cut down on the amount of time you need to spend on your job search.

Never underestimate the value of your library.

You can also check out DVD’s and CD’s for movies and games. Just make sure you return them within the allotted time so that you are not charged fee.

Source: http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=framelink&link;=www.ohio.com%2fbusiness%2f42772702.html&oas;=www.ohio.com_business_42772702.html…

TIME

TIME IS PASSING SO FAST YOU SEE

 

THE CHOICES YOU MAKE IN LIFE NOW 
WILL BE !

YESTERDAY, ARE DREAMS OF A DISTANT PAST

CHANCES LOST, REGRETS, DESTINY IS NOW 
CAST !

TODAY, YOU FEEL CALM FOR ALL OF THE THINGS 
YOU HAVE DONE. …

YOUR EXISTENCE IS NOW, 
SO….TOMORROW WILL COME?

TOMORROW, IS SOON HERE AND ALL THAT YOU CAN SEE 
ARE THE MEMORIES OF THE LIFE THAT NOW HAS COME 
TO BE !

WISHING TO ONCE….

GO BACK IN TIME AND 
CHANGE

THE THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE MADE YOU 
SUBLIME !

TIME IS PASSING SO FAST YOU SEE !…

City

 

The heart of the city
now holds my life,
and its beat
fills me with awe
at its beauty
and history.
But I worry.
I fear the day
that the city’s heart
will explode once more
from the enemy
that we have chased
for far too long.
I fear that its heart
will be crushed back down into ground,
and more life within it
will become lost.
I breathe when the city breathes.
My life is its heart,
and its heart
is my world.
I cannot bear the thought
of watching darkness
pierce its sword
back into a hole
that might have finally healed.
How can I save the beating heart
that surrounds me with a time
to remember
and a time
for its future?
Why would someone want to break it?
Why shatter it into pieces
to justify blind hate?
No, this heart beats still
and will continue to,
and all I can do is hope
and pray
that the city’s heart
will survive
and grow strong
through the life
that we give
into its eternal soul.

City (9/11 anniversary) 
by, Melissa R. Mendelson 
[email protected]/8/07…