Tag Archive: simplicity

Simplify Your Christmas

Make Plans Now for a Simpler, Greener, More Just Holiday The stores have had Christmas stuff out for weeks.  The consumer orientation to Christmas can lead to stress and debt, leaving little room for joy or relationships with others.  Sometimes it even becomes hard to remember that Christmas is a Christian holy day. Alternatives for…

Living Simply

  The culture all around us urges us to want more, more, more.  More stuff, more money, more status and privilege.  Jesus pointed out that trusting in God means we can let go of our attachments to stuff and money and power.  When we do that, we are called to the discipline of “living simply”. …

Simplify Advent & Christmas

What’s not to love about the holiday season? Joyous? Sure. But stressful, no doubt. Before the holiday rush takes your blood pressure up a few clicks, check out a few ways to make this season a little less frenetic and a little more meaningful.  

Teaching Faith to Children

While they might also learn in a Sunday School program, children and youth best learn to practice Christian faith from the adults around them in  the midst of everyday life.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and godparents can all pass on practices of faith that nurture lives marked by hospitality, forgiveness, and healing.  Susan R….

Ordering our Time

Keeping Sabbath “Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.” Deuteronomy 5:15 “I’m so busy… I just don’t have enough time…