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Simple Living Works! eNews

May, 2016 – #56

In This Issue:

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What’s NOW with SLW!

  • Our Daily Nudge reminders us that simple living is more than my or your personal happiness or success. Instead it’s about our mutuality.
    • All SLW! resources can be used for yourself, your family, your congregation or group – for inspiration and education. For example, if you’re tired of generic clip art for your worship bulletin, newsletter or web site, hopefully TheNUDGE will guide you to some more challenging, thoughtful reproducible items.
    • It is structured around our “Alternate Any Year Calendar,” plus some quotes and art from our collection “Spirit of Simplicity” and alternate celebrations from our “Treasury of Celebrations.” Most of the graphics are line art, “retro” drawings on purpose that highlight the text, the words.
    • While my weekly blog focuses on what other simple living/minimalist bloggers and podcasters are doing, and promotes the SLW! podcast, each Daily Nudge will focus on one resource from SLW! timeless archives.
    • While my weekly digest/blog is extensive – some would call it “text heavy” – containing some 50 links, each Daily Nudge is designed to have just one quote, one idea, one link.
    • Follow me, Gerald Iversen, on LinkedIn, Google+ or Twitter for a daily nudge, or subscribe by email. Send NUDGE in the subject line to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com. Follow Simple Living Works! on Facebook, Pinterest and now Instagram for occasional nudges. All the nudges are archived so you can catch up if need be. Go to SimpleLivingWorks.org, window #2. Your feedback is, of course, welcome.
    • The theme for May is a new look at Environment – The 4 R’s, epsecially appropriate for our podcast guest, activist Ed Fallon.

What’s Coming on SLW!

SLW! Podcast #69 – Renowned scholar and author Walter Brueggemann 

What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

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Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

April 22, 2016

In This Issue:

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What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming on SLW!

  • New Service: Our Daily Simple Living Nudge. Details in May 1 SLW! eNews.  
  • SLW! Podcast Ep. 68: Ed Fallon, former elected state official, talk show host, climate crisis activist (May 1)
  • The Common Good Podcast Ep. 71: Jim Redmond, Mr. Missouri River (May 1)

What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

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Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

April 15, 2016

In This Issue:

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What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming on SLW!

Podcast 68: Ed Fallon, former elected state official, talk show host, climate crisis activist (May 1)

What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

  • SLW! Podcast #65: Ken Sehested, founding exec. dir. Baptist Peace Fellowship; co-pastor of Circle of Mercy, a peace church; author/editor of “Peace Primer II,” “In the Land of the Living” and “In the Land of the Willing”; blogger at “Prayer & Politiks and Signs of the Times:  At the intersection of spiritual formation and prophetic action” // Ken’s ThanksGivingThanks resources resurface!
  • SLW! Podcast #64: Activist Frank Cordaro, internet activist, protester of war and militarism // UPDATE: Des Moines Catholic Worker wins Bishop Dingman Peace Award
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

    Podcast Reminder

    You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

    SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review.

    Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast.

    Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

    Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

    *IMAGE: NWTRCC logo

    For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 // (847) 690-9410 // archives@elca.org

    We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

    Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

    *Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

    Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog each week.


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April 8, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Peter Sawtell, Eco-Justice Ministries //
  • Live Like You Give a Damn! – Tom Sine’s newest book //
  • Des Moines Catholic Worker Receives Bishop Dingman Peace Award //
  • Worth Revisiting – Waging Peace at Tax Time //
  • What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!
  • More!

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What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – APRIL: Voluntary Simplicity Life Standard #5: Cherish the Natural Order – Water, Energy, Waste and Chemicals, Consumables
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index

What’s Coming on SLW!

Podcast 67: redmoonsong, simple living war tax resister (April 15th!)

Podcast 68: Ed Fallon, former elected state official, talk show host, climate crisis activist (May 1)

What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

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Simple Living Works! eNews

#55 – April, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Peter Sawtell, Eco-Justice Ministries //
  • Live Like You Give a Damn! – Tom Sine’s newest book //
  • Des Moines Catholic Worker Receives Bishop Dingman Peace Award //
  • Worth Revisiting – Waging Peace at Tax Time //
  • What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!
  • More!

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What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – APRIL
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index

What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

  • The Lutheran Magazine Blogger Pays Tribute to SLW!
  • SLW! Podcast #63: Lee Van Ham, Convergence of OneEarth Living and Voluntary Simplicity
  • SLW! Podcast #62: Tim Kasser, psychology professor and author of The High Price of MaterialismChampion of Simple Living
  • Paso Peace Circle–I spoke recently at the Paso Robles, CA, Peace Circle. It was formed about a year ago by a WW II U.S. bomber pilot — now turning 99 — and by a survivor of the Allied bombing of Dresden at the end of WW II — then age five. Dick and Hart have become fast friends and meet every week. The larger circle meets once a month to pursue inner peace and then to promote peace resolutely in the wider community. See their pics and read my notes of the meeting at my travel journal Post #297.
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

    Podcast Reminder

    You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

    SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review.

    Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast.

    Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

    Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

    *IMAGE: Tom Sine’s newest book

    For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 // (847) 690-9410 // archives@elca.org

    We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

    Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

    *Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

    Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog each week.

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Simple Living Works!

Weekly Digest

March 23, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Peace Organizer, Blogger Ken Sehested
  • Worth Revisiting – Waging Peace at Tax Time
  • Free Resources – Holy Week/Easter
  • What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!
  • More!

* * *

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – MARCH
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index

What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

  • The Lutheran Magazine Blogger Pays Tribute to SLW!
  • SLW! Podcast #63: Lee Van Ham, Convergence of OneEarth Living and Voluntary Simplicity
  • SLW! Podcast #62: Tim Kasser, psychology professor and author of The High Price of MaterialismChampion of Simple Living
  • Paso Peace Circle–I spoke recently at the Paso Robles, CA, Peace Circle. It was formed about a year ago by a WW II U.S. bomber pilot — now turning 99 — and by a survivor of the Allied bombing of Dresden at the end of WW II — then age five. Dick and Hart have become fast friends and meet every week. The larger circle meets once a month to pursue inner peace and then to promote peace resolutely in the wider community. See their pics and read my notes of the meeting at my travel journal Post #297.
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

    Podcast Reminder

    You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

    SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review.

    Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast.

    Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

    Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

    *IMAGE: Ken Sehested (pronounced seHESted)

    For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 // (847) 690-9410 // archives@elca.org

    We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

    Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

    *Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

    Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog each week.

Ken bio picture 2015

Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

March 15, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Peace Organizer, Blogger Ken Sehested
  • Worth Revisiting – Waging Peace at Tax Time
  • Free Resources – Lent/Easter
  • What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!
  • More!

* * *

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – MARCH
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index

What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

  • The Lutheran Magazine Blogger Pays Tribute to SLW!
  • SLW! Podcast #63: Lee Van Ham, Convergence of OneEarth Living and Voluntary Simplicity
  • SLW! Podcast #62: Tim Kasser, psychology professor and author of The High Price of MaterialismChampion of Simple Living
  • Paso Peace Circle–I spoke recently at the Paso Robles, CA, Peace Circle. It was formed about a year ago by a WW II U.S. bomber pilot — now turning 99 — and by a survivor of the Allied bombing of Dresden at the end of WW II — then age five. Dick and Hart have become fast friends and meet every week. The larger circle meets once a month to pursue inner peace and then to promote peace resolutely in the wider community. See their pics and read my notes of the meeting at my travel journal Post #297.
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

    Podcast Reminder

    You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

    SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review.

    Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast.

    Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

    Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

    *IMAGE: Ken Sehested (pronounced seHESted)

    For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 // (847) 690-9410 // archives@elca.org

    We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

    Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

    *Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

    Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog each week.


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