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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Simple Suggestion #281... Have a sustainable (and almost wasteless) wedding
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Our eldest daughter's wedding took place at the end of June, and the celebration of her marriage to her chosen partner was a delight from start to finish. Not only did it completely reflect Landon and Christina and their love for each other, their families, and their friends, but it was pretty su...
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This week's reflection is brought to you byLuke 12:49-53.You came to bring fire to the earth,O Christ,but not the fires blazing due to climate change.Your fireis the fire that should burnin each of us --fire for justice and peace,fire for community and harmony,fire for equality and goodness,beaut...
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An incredible short film
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An incredible short film
Guillaume NĂ©ry and his wife, Julie Gautier, recently released an amazing film of Guillaume freediving (holding his breath for up to seven minutes and moving around in fantastic ways with no diving gear) that has just blown my mind. I share it here because it is so beautiful, and because I didn't ...
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: Faith-ing it until we make it
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: Faith-ing it until we make it
This week's reflection is brought to you byHebrews 11:1.O God,your servant,Paul,tells us thatFaith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.I struggle to hope and to believe.Not in you,O God,but in the human beingsthat think they are in chargeof various parts o...
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: So many vanities
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: So many vanities
Today's reflection is brought to you byPsalm 90.You,O God,are our home,our source and final resting place.We live short livesand turn us back into dust.For you,time goes on infinitely,but our time is likedreams that come and go.Teach us to appreciate every momentand give us wisdom to seek you at ...
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Seven weeks later, I'm back
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Seven weeks later, I'm back
And what an interesting seven weeks it has been. Lots of interesting things went on -- a few reunions, two moves, two weddings, plenty of dancing and singing, not quite enough camping, and plenty of blooming beauty in our garden. It's hard to know where to begin. I won't be covering it all in chr...
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Some food for thought
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Some food for thought
Nine days to our daughter's wedding, but this dropped into my inbox today, and I thought I'd share it since it's all about how one family chooses to live simply...
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Co-gardeners with God
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Co-gardeners with God
As I did my daily Tai chi in the back yard this morning, I marveled at beauty. Bees buzzing in flowers, robins singing on high, dew on the grass. I found myself thinking about how, in so many cultures of the world, the history of humanity begins in a garden, where humans and God connect.And I cou...
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Come and join us!!
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Come and join us!!
Here's a very quick moodling... to invite all my readers in the Edmonton area to join me in a whole lot of fun at the L'Arche Backyard Party. Hanging out with L'Arche is a guaranteed good time, and this year, a wonderful way to mark Summer Solstice. Details below. Hope to see you there!
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Taking a break
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Taking a break
Did I mention that our youngest, Jay, is moving to a new apartment any minute?And that our eldest, Christina, is getting married at the end of June?Plus, one of my sisters is having a big birthday; we're taking a dear friend on a tour of the Banff-Jasper Parkway and hosting her farewell party bef...
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