New Year, New Daily Inspiration
Posted January 1, 2014on:
Caring for All God’s Creation Through Simpler Living
The Purpose of the Calendar
We can change our wasteful habits into Caring for God’s Creation. We can start by living the “Environmental Tithe” – by reducing our consumption by at least 10%.
This calendar attempts to influence various aspects of our lives. Each month has a theme and related topics; ideas to contemplate, reflect, meditate or pray; to self-evaluate and discover; to investigate and educate ourselves and others; and to act, agitate and advocate. For serendipity a new topic may appear “out of the blue” from time to time.
It contains thought-provoking ART and it’s FREE.
How to Use the Calendar
Start Any Day… Start TODAY! Time and seasons are cyclical, continuous. Time does not begin with January and end with December. Jump in ANYWHERE. This calendar can be used any year. It includes no days of the week.
Read each day’s thought by yourself, with others, at home, at the office; print some as church bulletin blurbs, as newsletter fillers, etc. You don’t need permission. Write down and share your ideas and resolutions. Bookmark it so you can get back to it easily each day. Click here for a few SAMPLES.
Want more copies for others? You may format it and distribute it as you choose under the non-commercial Creative Commons license.
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Resources for Epiphany, Jan. 6
Epiphany | Epiphany Celebration | An Epiphany Celebration | Epiphany Gifts | Most series of reflections, activities and services in WHOSE Birthday? #1-17 include the Sundays after Christmas and conclude with Epiphany.
Listen to all six WHOSE Birthday? episodes of the SLW! podcast during the 12 Days of Christmas, from Christmas Day to Epiphany Day — privately or with your family.
Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? is an Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for families, individuals and churches, for your personal inspiration, community education and sharing. The online-only edition for 2014 has begun. You can submit ART or an ARTICLE. Prepare something while your memories are warm and your motivation high.
Want to Contribute? Submission Guidelines
Although this resource is not available in print, you may make all the copies you choose. It is covered by Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Photocopies of past issues are available at nominal cost form the ELCA Archives.
- Treasury of Celebrations*: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth – Jan.-April
- 10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations
- Seasonal/Thematic Index
- EARLY WINTER FESTIVALS – New Year’s Day |Emancipation Day (Jan. 1) | Epiphany (Jan. 6) | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 15) | Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) | ART
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Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED
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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist
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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 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog four times a week.
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