Simple Moodlings

Simple Moodlings n: 1. modest meanderings of the mind about living simply and with less ecological impact; 2. "long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering" (Brenda Ueland) of the written kind; 3. odds and ends inspired by life and the thoughts of others

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#AsIAm #12... Santos and Pipe
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#AsIAm #12... Santos and Pipe
L'Arche Internationale has done it again -- another lovely and quirky video in the form of a Latin American docu-telenovela. It's a bit longer than usual (3 parts) but definitely worth watching. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv19_Qd0C_U&list=PL0_C91MnwZxQci8leGRgwLf39re21IgQr
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Sunday reflection: Love's holy harvest
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Sunday reflection: Love's holy harvest
Today's reflection is brought to you byPhilippians 1:3-11.O God,it's easy to thank youfor the people we love,to pray with joyfor the oneswith whom we seeeye-to-eye.It's easy to believethat you are workingin those we agree with,and to pray for their success.But the real challenge isto be grateful ...
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Special Invitation
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Join us for the BEST. CHRISTMAS. PAGEANT. EVER.(I'm not kidding. The Annual L'Arche Christmas Pageant is a favourite among those who have attended it in the past. One of my friends says it's where the spirit of Christmas begins for her, and I have to agree. No one leaves without a smile.)Come, an...
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What would you take with you?
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What would you take with you?
Last week I had a good chat with my friend Allie, who used to live in Paradise, California until four weeks ago today. She told me that everything but her fireplace and a trio of white cast iron table and chairs were gone, the patio furniture with not a mark on them! Everything else burned to the...
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December wonderland
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December wonderland
The first weekend of December brought us a lot of lovely, light, fluffy snowfall that left us with plenty of shoveling to do! On my way home from the dentist this morning, I ran around with my camera because I think the snow is simply beautiful. Don't you?
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This week's reflection is brought to youby the old French hymn,Venez, Divin Messie.Because I've discovered that many hymns translated from their original language lose a little bit in translation, I am looking at them with new eyes, and bringing them to prayer this Advent, starting with one that ...
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The Knave of Hearts, Re-moodled...
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The Knave of Hearts, Re-moodled...
I recently rediscovered the fellow to the right as I was cleaning my desk, and decided it was time to revisit my first meeting with him for this Sunday of Christ the King... The Knave of Hearts,he stole my heartand took it clean away.                &n...
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Guest Moodler: A Play
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Guest Moodler: A Play
My dear friend, Cathy, has done it again... used her creative writing to get me thinking about what's really important -- in this case, looking after ourselves at a deeper level by detaching from our egos, something that many of us learn a bit late when, as one of her characters comments, "someth...
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Sunday Reflection: You who wait for us
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Sunday Reflection: You who wait for us
This reflection is brought to you byHebrews 10:11-14.Two thousand years ago,high priests were busy people.Sacrifice after sacrifice after sacrifice.But you,O Christ,offered yourselfin loveonceand for all.No more sacrifices needed.And you have been waiting ever sincefor us to understand,and turn t...
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The thing about Gay-Straight Alliances...
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Borrowed from the GSA page ofMarjorie Stoneman Douglas High School... is not that they are "ideological sexual clubs" (to quote the Justice Centre for Constitution Freedoms). They are not designed to promote queer lifestyles. They are friendship support groups for kids who usually already kn...
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