Saturday, June 17, 2006

Recently Published Book Advocates Shoes-Off Rule

I saw a new book on house cleaning in the bookshop today. It advocated making homes a shoeless zone and politely asking family, friends and guests to remove their shoes. It suggested putting a nice basket by the door for guests to put their shoes in.

12 comments:

The IBEX Scribe said...

Sounds like good advice to me!

Did you see anything else of interest in the bookstore?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

They had some books and CDs for learning Japanese. Might consider that at soem point.

God Bless

Matt

The IBEX Scribe said...

I think I know about three words in Japanese and might be able to manage to count to five. We used to host exchange students from Japan in our home when I was younger. They would stay for a few weeks at a time.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I would love to go to Japan as a missionary. Hopefully, the conference in July will give me some ideas about that.

God Bless

Matthew

The IBEX Scribe said...

Yes, I am praying that the conference will be helpful.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks, Angie.

Redeemed said...

wow, that is great news!

I have to tell you this, for some reason, in this house in Lebanon, I have noticed that my dad and step-mom do not exercice the shoes off at the door. This is our childhood home and as far as I can remember, we always had to take our shoes off. :( very disappointed.

I miss Montreal.

The IBEX Scribe said...

Oh, that is disappointing!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Removing shoes is common in the Arab world, but Lebanon has a distinct culture, I understand.

I am sure it is common, though. I saw a photograoph of that Lebanese politician who was assasinated (last year?). He and his wife were in stocking feet. Politicians in most countries are seldom photographed in stocking feet.

Sarah, you would not like England.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Thanks Matthew and Angie, and sorry for the late answer.

Matthew, you're right about Lebanon having a distinct culture. That is because on one hand you have muslims, and on the other, the most extremest catholics you'll ever meet in your life.

The thing that disappoints me most about England is that it used to be the "Christian capital", hence our King James Bible, and now, the anglican church, church of England is dominant. That's the work of the devil for you.

When we immigrated to Canada, we spend a night in England and I remember liking it very much though.

Redeemed said...

Thanks Matthew and Angie, and sorry for the late answer.

Matthew, you're right about Lebanon having a distinct culture. That is because on one hand you have muslims, and on the other, the most extremest catholics you'll ever meet in your life.

The thing that disappoints me most about England is that it used to be the "Christian capital", hence our King James Bible, and now, the anglican church, church of England is dominant. That's the work of the devil for you.

When we immigrated to Canada, we spend a night in England and I remember liking it very much though.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sarah, the Anglcian church has been domminant since the Reformation.

The King James Bible is largely the work of Bible-believing Anglicans.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew