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Simple Living Works! Weekly

Posted on: November 24, 2015


An angel appeared to the shepherds and they were terrified.

Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

Nov. 24, 2015

In This Issue:

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

New SLW! Blog Index

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Worth Revisiting

How We Celebrate Says a Lot About How We Live: Observations on Thanksgiving

from Whose Birthday? #21 —

Reflection: ‘RULES’ for Buying (Lynn A. Miller)

Activities:The Best Gift I Didn’t Get (Sandi Baete)

Parties with a Purpose (Sandi Baete)

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SLW! Podcast #57

A legacy ‘Whose Birthday?’ is a three-part SLW! podcast series released Nov. 15, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15. It 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.

Each episode is released about two weeks in advance so that you can plan how to use the calendar, reflections and activities with others at the appropriate time. Nov. 15 episode includes Advent 1 and 2; Dec. 1, Advent 3 and 4;  Dec. 15, Christmas and Epiphany. (Complete previews of all three episodes are also available now.)

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WHOSE Birthday? #27

“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

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. 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

Yes, YOU can have our own customized, DIY Whose Birthday? Click here for tips to CREATE, PRODUCE, DISTRIBUTE and PROMOTE your do-it-yourself version.

Make it provocative, humorous, serious or a combination, in your way to advance SLW! mission: “equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly.”

A legacy “Whose Birthday?” is  being release as a multi-part SLW! podcast series in Nov. 15, Dec. 1, Dec. 15. It can also be used as text or audio. It’s calendar matches the lectionary cycle (C).

Read past editions in the archives.

What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming

      • SLW! Podcast: WHOSE Birthday? parts 2, 3 (Dec. 1, Dec. 31)

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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