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Strengthen What Remains, part 1:

Strengthen What Remains, part 1:

I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God.—Revelations 3: ...

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The Practice of Prayer, part 3: Wants and Needs

The Practice of Prayer, part 3: Wants and Needs

Prayer is an alternative to working hard to get what you want.  One discovers eventually that what you want is almost always what you don’t need. —Meditations  by Thomas Merton What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come ...

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The Practice of Prayer, part 1: Keeping Faith

The Practice of Prayer, part 1: Keeping Faith

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. —Romans 12:12 Many of us who spend time on this site feel called to live off the grid, literally and metaphorically: to detach ourselves from some of the comforts and ...

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Raising Children, part 3: The Created World

Raising Children, part 3: The Created World

Children need contact with the natural world. It’s an antidote to advertising and gives a different perspective on the universe—Mary Pipher, The Shelter Of Each Other One of the greatest gifts we can offer to children is time spent in ...

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Raising Children, part 2: Not For Sale

Raising Children, part 2: Not For Sale

The most valuable form of activism in this day and age may be to explore a lifestyle based around simple living and simple joy. . . It is activism to explain to our kids the hype and deceit involved with ...

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