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Timely! Share Interfaith Power & Light’s free Voter Reflection Guide, Faith in Public Life (below).

 Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Oct. 26, 2016

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SLW! Podcast Ep. 78–James Howard Kunstler, author, blogger, speaker, podcaster, social critic // He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development; The Long Emergency (2005); and most recently, Too Much Magic (2012). In The Long Emergency, he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in smaller-scale, localized, agrarian (or semi-agrarian) communities. World Made by Hand, Kunstler’s series of novels about such a culture in the future.
  • SLW! Podcast — Ugly Food Project — Part 1: #76 – Celebrating Ugly Food/gleaning and Part 2:#77 – Fighting for Clean Water — Exploring the intersection of faith, food and water in a time of drought — speakers, film, music, worship, fun! + Ugly Food Banquet, Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA), Templeton, CA, Pastor Amy Beveridge and guests // Making Applesauce – A spiritual experience with ugly food
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  • What’s Coming: SLW! Podcast Ep. 80-83 — “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” for Advent/Christmas
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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.

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Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Oct. 19, 2016

  • SLW! Podcast Ep. 79–Lee Van Ham, author, blogger, speaker, podcaster //
  • Want to Contribute to WHOSE Birthday? 2016: An Advent and Christmas Resource for Families, Individuals and Churches. Submission Guidelines Whose Birthday? is for your personal inspiration, community education and sharing. This online-only edition is a work-in-progress. You can still submit ART or an ARTICLE. Although this resource is not available in print, you may make copies through the Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Choose from dozens of items for your own customized edition, if you prefer. //
  • Worth Revisiting: Halloween // 
  • Our Simpler Living Weekly Daily Nudge // Easy-to-share for Oct.
  • Relish These Sustenance QUOTES // ART //
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What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SLW! Podcast Ep. 78–James Howard Kunstler, author, blogger, speaker, podcaster, social critic // He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development; The Long Emergency (2005); and most recently, Too Much Magic (2012). In The Long Emergency, he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in smaller-scale, localized, agrarian (or semi-agrarian) communities. World Made by Hand, Kunstler’s series of novels about such a culture in the future.
  • SLW! Podcast — Ugly Food Project — Part 1: #76 – Celebrating Ugly Food/gleaning and Part 2:#77 – Fighting for Clean Water — Exploring the intersection of faith, food and water in a time of drought — speakers, film, music, worship, fun! + Ugly Food Banquet, Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA), Templeton, CA, Pastor Amy Beveridge and guests // Making Applesauce – A spiritual experience with ugly food

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Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Oct. 12, 2016

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SLW! Podcast Ep. 78–James Howard Kunstler, author, blogger, speaker, podcaster, social critic // He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development; The Long Emergency (2005); and most recently, Too Much Magic (2012). In The Long Emergency, he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in smaller-scale, localized, agrarian (or semi-agrarian) communities. World Made by Hand, Kunstler’s series of novels about such a culture in the future.
  • SLW! Podcast — Ugly Food Project — Part 1: #76 – Celebrating Ugly Food/gleaning and Part 2:#77 – Fighting for Clean Water — Exploring the intersection of faith, food and water in a time of drought — speakers, film, music, worship, fun! + Ugly Food Banquet, Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA), Templeton, CA, Pastor Amy Beveridge and guests // Making Applesauce – A spiritual experience with ugly food

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Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Oct. 5, 2016

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SLW! Podcast Ep. 78–James Howard Kunstler, author, blogger, speaker, podcaster, social critic // He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development; The Long Emergency (2005); and most recently, Too Much Magic (2012). In The Long Emergency, he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in smaller-scale, localized, agrarian (or semi-agrarian) communities. World Made by Hand, Kunstler’s series of novels about such a culture in the future.
  • SLW! Podcast — Ugly Food Project — Part 1: #76 – Celebrating Ugly Food/gleaning and Part 2:#77 – Fighting for Clean Water — Exploring the intersection of faith, food and water in a time of drought — speakers, film, music, worship, fun! + Ugly Food Banquet, Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA), Templeton, CA, Pastor Amy Beveridge and guests // Making Applesauce – A spiritual experience with ugly food

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Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Sept. 26, 2016

What’s NOW with SLW!

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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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Magnificat Dance

Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

Nov. 18, 2015

In This Issue:

  • 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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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!


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