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Simple Living Works!

Weekly Digest

Feb. 8, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Tim Kasser
  • The Lutheran Magazine Blogger Pays Tribute to SLW!*

  • Epiphany: Not Ordinary Time!
  • DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
  • Worth Revisiting – Alternate Ash Wed. and Lent
  • Free Resources – Lent/Easter
  • 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 – FEBRUARY
  • 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

SLW! Podcast #63: Lee Van Ham, Director of The OneEarth Project, author of Overwhelmed by Progress (2/15)

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 Ep. 60: Phil Petrie, artist and leader of St. Paul’s Simple Living group
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

    Podcast Reminder

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    *IMAGE: The High Price of Materialism by Tim Kasser

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    *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.

Simple Living Works! eNews

#53, Feb., 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Tim Kasser
  • The Lutheran Magazine Blogger Pays Tribute to SLW!*

  • Epiphany: Not Ordinary Time!
  • DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
  • Worth Revisiting – Valentine’s Day
  • Free Resources – Lent/Easter
  • 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 – FEBRUARY
  • 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

SLW! Podcast #63: Lee Van Ham, Director of The OneEarth Project, author of Overwhelmed by Progress

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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Co-authored by podcast guest John de Graaf

Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

Jan. 22, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: John de Graaf
  • Epiphany: Not Ordinary Time!
  • DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
  • Worth Revisiting – Valentine’s Day
  • Free Resources – Lent/Easter
  • 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 – JANUARY | FEBRUARY
  • 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

SLW! Podcast #62: Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism (complete preview)

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

Jan. 15, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: John de Graaf
  • Epiphany: Not Ordinary Time!
  • New SLW! Blog Index
  • DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
  • Worth Revisiting – MLK Day
  • Free Resources – Lent/Easter and NEXT Fall
  • 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 – JANUARY
  • 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

SLW! Podcast #63: Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism

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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Podcast guest Phil Petrie at the Anthenaeum opening with “The Spill.”

Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

Jan. 8, 2016

In This Issue:

  • SLW! Podcasts: Phil Petrie, John de Graaf
  • Epiphany: Not Ordinary Time!
  • New SLW! Blog Index
  • DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
  • Worth Revisiting – MLK Day
  • Free Resources – Lent/Easter and NEXT Fall
  • What Others Are Doing – So much help!
  • More!

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What’s NOW with SLW!

Re: SLW! eNews – Advent Conspiracy

Jerry, I want to thank you for your e-newsletters.  They are just overflowing with food for thought and action ideas for doing and sharing.  This time around, I’m getting a good dose of the ever-talented and prolific Bob Sitze… was introduced to Clark Howard while seeking not to be bullied by Consumo… and even learned how to minimize my wardrobe!

I always enjoy reading popular writing that helps people with getting on responsibly with our lives.  It is also a good outreach tool.  Friends who are not church-related are pleasantly surprised when they find out how practical, easy to read and even fun a faith-based community can be, through Simple Living Works information.

Thank you!!

Lily

Lily R. Wu

Formerly of the Lutheran Peace Fellowship Board of Directors, and still an occasional Editorial Volunteer   

  • 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 – JANUARY
  • 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

SLW! Podcast #62: John de Graaf, producer of Affluenza the video and co-author of Affluenza the book; Champion of Simple Living (complete preview)

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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Phil Petrie (rear) with members and friends of Simple Living, St. Paul’s, at Earth Fest, San Diego

Simple Living Works! eNews

#52 – Jan., 2016

In This Issue:

  • SLW! Podcasts: Phil Petrie, John de Graaf
  • Epiphany: Not Ordinary Time!
  • New SLW! Blog Index
  • DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
  • Worth Revisiting – Epiphany
  • Free Resources – Lent/Easter and NEXT Fall
  • What Others Are Doing – So much help!
  • More!

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Note of Encouragement

Re: SLW! eNews – Advent Conspiracy

Jerry, I want to thank you for your e-newsletters.  They are just overflowing with food for thought and action ideas for doing and sharing.  This time around, I’m getting a good dose of the ever-talented and prolific Bob Sitze… was introduced to Clark Howard while seeking not to be bullied by Consumo… and even learned how to minimize my wardrobe!

I always enjoy reading popular writing that helps people with getting on responsibly with our lives.  It is also a good outreach tool.  Friends who are not church-related are pleasantly surprised when they find out how practical, easy to read and even fun a faith-based community can be, through Simple Living Works information.

Thank you!!

Lily

Lily R. Wu

Formerly of the Lutheran Peace Fellowship Board of Directors, and still an occasional Editorial Volunteer   

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What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming

SLW! Podcast #62: John de Graaf, producer of Affluenza the video and co-author of Affluenza the book; Champion of Simple Living (complete preview)

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

Dec. 22, 2015

In This Issue:

  • WHOSE Birthday? Podcast series
  • New SLW! Blog Index
  • WHOSE Birthday Is It, Anyway? #27
  • Worth Revisiting
  • Advent Conspiracy – interview with Ken Weigel
  • Wisdom from Author David Shi on Simple Living
  • Free Fall Festival Resources
  • What Others Are Doing – So much help!
  • More!

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I’m pleased to be quoted in
“Simply Christmas: Sustainable ways to observe, cherish the season”
in the current issue of The Lutheran Magazine.

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New SLW! Blog Index

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WHOSE Birthday? Podcast Series, Episodes 57-59: Christ Was Born to Set Us Free

This legacy ‘Whose Birthday?’ three-part SLW! podcast series features well-known preacher and national leader Louis Lotz, author Meg Cox and others. It can also be used as text or audio. It’s calendar and readings match this Advent’s lectionary cycle (C, Luke).

Encourage others to listen. Use this article in your newsletter/web site.

Episode #1 includes Advent 1 and 2; #2, Advent 3 and 4;  #3, Christmas and Epiphany. All three episodes.

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WHOSE Birthday? #27

The classic Advent/Christmas resource “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” is available in multiple formats in 2015 to meet your personal, family and community needs.

Whose Birthday? #27 is a new, free online collection. 

“Xmas Gift Equation” and “Priceless Gifts” by Susan Vogt
“Saving Forgetful Old St. Nick’ and “O Holy Night at the Clothes Closet” by Melodie Davis
“Advent Devotions” by Bob Sitze
“Putting Herod Back Into Christmas” by Joy Carroll Wallis

You’re welcome to contribute to our most widely-read resource. All past editions are still available on the SLW! site. The articles are carefully indexed. The current edition will be updated as new material arrives, so send ideas and items anytime. Prepare something now while it’s really on your mind. Submission Guidelines

DIY Whose Birthday? Click here for tips to CREATE, PRODUCE, DISTRIBUTE and PROMOTE your do-it-yourself version.

Read past editions in the archives.

Worth Revisiting

Whose Birthday? #23

Whose Birthday? #22

Whose Birthday? #21

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What’s NOW with SLW!

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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