Tag Archives: simple living

An argument for screen-free Sundays

Here’s something to think about: screen-free Sundays. If you’re like me, you’ve already come up with a number of reasons that doesn’t sound too appealing.  But check out the article on reducing screen time, at the Flourish Blog, and join me in thinking about … Continue reading

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Are asthma and obesity the only choices for Atlanta children?

Children in Atlanta face the dual challenges of obesity and asthma. Laura Seydel asks if our children really have to make that choice.  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reminds us that asthma is the No. 1 reason children are admitted to … Continue reading

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What is the “State of the Air” in your city? How’s the breathing where you live?

I can think of several people with whom I work or with whom my children play who have asthma.  You probably know someone with asthma, or you have asthma yourself. It seems normal now, but I don’t recall knowing anyone … Continue reading

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Lighten up! Political cartoons on climate change

Our public relations firm had its first client in the evangelical environmental movement about five years ago, and we’ve been pleased to be involved with several efforts to protect God’s creation since then (including EEN, Serve God. Save the Planet, … Continue reading

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As Thanksgiving nears: Holiday ways to care for God’s creation

As we approach the holiday designated by the culture to thank God for the bounty he has granted us, it seems a good time to think about ways to do our part to care for His creation as we gather … Continue reading

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Ten Alternatives to Shopping on any Black Friday

People just aching to spend money will certainly get sucked into a new trend called “black Friday creep,” the latest manifestation of which is being foisted on us by Sears: Sears has dubbed Friday, October 29, as “Black Friday Now,” … Continue reading

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With Those Who: a guide to leading empathetic lives

I spent some time today on Ben DeVries’ good blog called With Those Who: A Journal of Empathy, a friendly guide for finding regular ways to draw close to others and share their journey. Check it out, including his post … Continue reading

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Chief Seattle’s iconic environmental speech that was actually Southern Baptist film script

A must read post by Rusty Pritchard about a speech by Native American Chief Seattle, cherished and quoted by the environmental movement, that was actually created as a film script by a Southern Baptist.  It’s amazing how something contrived or imagined … Continue reading

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New evidence that cancer ‘is purely man-made.’ 12 tips for reducing your cancer risk

Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found. Tumors were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature … Continue reading

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Sounds of Silence; Sounds of Life

Morning: A small plane humming overhead. Television cartoon dialogue transfixes 3-year-old daughter, Payton; the pattering of little feet as she chases a ball she’s been playing with. Water flowing into a new load in the washing machine. Baby Caroline gurgling … Continue reading

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