Simple Living Works!

SLW! eNews #28 – No $$ Appeal | NEW Design | Living More with Less UPDATED

Posted on: January 3, 2014

305PetersdancingpersonOne of my personal resolutions for 2014 and part of the 40th Anniversary of Alternatives is to find a friendly, more readable design for this monthly eNewsletter. Here’s our first attempt. Your comments are welcome. Click any link below to READ MORE.

Yes, this edition is a bit later than usual so it wouldn’t get mixed in with all the year-end appeals for money. We’re pleased that we don’t have to ask. Under the SLW! “business plan,” we solicit and accept no cash, nor do we sell anything. All our services and resources are free. SLW! is an all-volunteer organization. Our budget is minimal because we work from home and use mostly free social media to spread the message. We’ll reveal the details of how we blog, podcast, etc. in a supplement to Simple Living 101 scheduled for next month.

What’s Now

What’s Coming

  • Let’s Get Ready for a Simple, Meaningful Lent & Easter – Jan. 15 Podcast
  • Social Media Supplement to Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists Shy or Bold – Feb. 1 Podcast

What’s Happened

What Others Are Doing

Check out these thought-provoking, timely resources.

Epiphany Resources

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.

Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

This Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for families, individuals and churches is for your personal inspiration, community education and sharing. The online-only edition for 2014 has begun. 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 no longer 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 from the ELCA Archives.

More Resources

Podcast Reminder

Access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at or at (then click window #3). LISTEN through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through or your favorite podcast service.

Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | NEW – #12: Living More with Less UPDATED

Do your friends a favor. Share this blog and podcast.

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

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest.

GRAPHIC: Worship Alternatives: Art#353 | Thematic ART Index.

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.

*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.

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

3 Responses to "SLW! eNews #28 – No $$ Appeal | NEW Design | Living More with Less UPDATED"

I like your new format. Thanks for all you do!

Yes, format is readable and the content is easily accessible. You are a blessing to every New Year!

Nice, Gerald. Thanks for your work.

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