Faith

Radical Homemaking

Radical Homemaking

4 by / on August 30, 2013, 9:53 pm / in Faith, Ponderings

Today I carried my computer, a mocha, and a candle up to the tree house to write. Admittedly the candle (Lemon Loaf) was ridiculous as an add-on, but a bit of fire seemed a good way to bring a tad of warmth to a coolish late-August morning. In June I hauled up a card table and Mark sweetly carried up this […]

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How long until justice flows? Reflections on the garment factory collapse in Dhaka

How long until justice flows? Reflections on the garment factory collapse in Dhaka

0 by / on May 5, 2013, 10:06 pm / in Community, Faith, Ponderings

Maybe Parul sewed the Gap jeans (slim fit, incredibly cute) that I keep on hand when my granddaughters come over and we go play in the dirt. Sixteen-year-old Parul lives in the slums of Dhaka with her family and makes $15 a month working in the garment industry sewing clothes for companies like Gap and Walmart. Fortunately, she didn’t work […]

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Is Pope Francis my Pope if I’m not Catholic?

Is Pope Francis my Pope if I’m not Catholic?

0 by / on March 30, 2013, 10:13 pm / in Faith, Ponderings

On Good Friday Sara came to walk up Williamson Road with me. She graduated from George Fox a couple of years ago and comes to walk whenever she’s in town and our schedules overlap. This being Holy Week, we talked a bit about the Pope. “I like our new Pope” I said, and then smiled because I claimed him as […]

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Sarah's daughter, Eden

Birthing Babies & Family Size: One Side of the Debate

0 by / on March 22, 2013, 4:33 pm / in Community, Faith, Family, Ponderings

31 years ago today my middle daughter, Sarah, slipped out of my womb and into the world.  Actually “slip” is a bit of a euphemism.  It took hard work to birth her, but in the end it appeared as though she suddenly slipped into my world, changing it forever. I remember the weekend–planting our Tennessee garden on Saturday–heading to church […]

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Choosing Health: Yours, Your Community’s and the World’s

Choosing Health: Yours, Your Community’s and the World’s

0 by / on January 26, 2013, 8:22 pm / in Community, Faith, Farming/Gardening, Ponderings

I’ve been deep cleaning the two hen houses this week.  The 50 hens that live at Fern Creek give us a lot of poop-infused straw bedding that breaks down into really great fertilizer.  We spread that nitrogen-rich bedding on strawberry plants, around fruit trees, along rows of raspberries and marion berries, and know that we are replenishing the earth in […]

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