Since we’re in the thicket of Lent, you may have something to contribute to our on-going collection Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? for Lent/HolyWeek/Easter and to our most widely-read annual resource, Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. Though it’s no longer printed on paper, “WHOSE Birthday?” is published online since 2012.
All past editions are available on the SLW! site. Thanks to Creative Commons licensing, individuals and congregations can reprint articles without further permission. The articles are carefully indexed — ADVENT/CHRISTMAS | LENT/EASTER.
They’re updated as new material arrives, so send ideas and items anytime. Prepare something now while it’s really on your mind. An item may be new or not, original or not. (If it’s by someone else, include a complete description of the source.) We prefer items of 250 words or fewer (one page double-spaced). We reserve the right to edit.
- ART (line drawing, photo) that depicts the tension between faith and culture, especially at Christmas and Easter.
- PERSONAL EXPERIENCES (especially intergenerational ones) related to simplifying Christmas and Easter and finding meaning and happiness in relationships instead of stuff.
- FAMILY ACTIVITIES, rituals or worshipful ceremonies for Advent/ Christmas/Epiphany and Lent/HolyWeek/Easter.
We reach many through our website, blogs and other media. Sorry, we cannot pay for any submissions.
Read WHOSE Birthday? in the archives | WHO’s Risen? Some also come in AUDIO formats.
Please send your submissions by email to SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com. If you need to send something by US mail, email us and we’ll send you a mailing address.
What’s NOW with SLW!
- In stark contrast to the misuse of farmland to produce biofuels presented in the current episode of TheCommonGoodPodcast, Vicki Robin presents a vision of locally produced food and strong community in Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth. Hear my interview with Vicki on the current Simple Living Works! Podcast.With Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin wrote one of the most enduring, influential books to have come from the sustainable living movement, Your Money or Your Life.
- Popular Social Media – Some recent insights on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube from “Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists.” READ MORE
- National Farm Worker Awareness Week (March 24-31) | Facebook | Student Action for Farmworkers | Commemorating the life and witness of El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, Central America Week is observed around the anniversary of his assassination while saying mass on March 24, 1980.
- Author, speaker and coach Susan Vogt‘s site FAMLY MATTERS and blog LIVING LIGHTLY have a strong faith-based simple living emphasis. I’ve added her books to the new SLW! Recommends Literacy Service.
- Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – March 27 – Assertive folks buy one share of an offending company’s stock, file shareholder resolutions, attend the annual meeting and verbally protest the company’s policies.
- Check out a few of these thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE.
- Treasury of Celebrations*: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth Earth – Jan.-April | LENT | EASTER
- Worship Alternatives: Lent/HolyWeek/Easter
- Spirit of Simplicity: Lent/Easter ART | QUOTES
- Lent sermon series
- 10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas
- Alternatives’ Seasonal/Thematic Index | LENT
- For Lent/Easter SEASONAL HELPS, including links to AV and Text resources, see SLW! Podcast episode 13.
What Others Are Doing
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Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews, Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation | #16: Rites of Passage, including Wedding Alternatives | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of the best-seller Your Money or Your Life | #18: Not Ordinary Time: Eco-Justice Ministries
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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 several times a week.