Are You an Innie or an Outie? (part 1)

March 31, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Unlike bellybuttons, whether your garden is an innie or an outie actually does say something about you. For most of my life my garden was an innie. Only recently have I begun to explore and appreciate the outtie perspective. This really isn’t about whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, it’s […]

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The Art of Healthcare

February 26, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Christine put me on to this news piece (below) about how art is being used creatively as a means of barter for healthcare. Both my children have spent multiple hours in hospitals for various surgeries and I have to say, the artistic creativity in the hallways and waiting rooms was often […]

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Free does not always mean “Free”!

July 22, 2013
Free: Spending your time and money on what maters most

– Andy Wade – Free does not always mean “Free”! I learned that lesson at Mark and Lisa Scandrette’s book launch this past Saturday. Hey, how was I to know? It says, “Free” right on the cover! I guess I should have read the fine print: “Spending your time and money on what matters most”. […]

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What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?

June 22, 2013
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– Tom Sine from Oz – Here is the picture that our friends at Murrubeema Baptist Church in Melbourne sent us after our time with them Saturday June 15th trying to answer this week’s question…. “What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?” As you can see in the picture I apparently sent our Baptist […]

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Companions in the Neighborhood

May 13, 2013
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– by Andy Wade – What does it mean to become a companion in the neighborhood? Many of you know that I’m an avid gardener. You probably also know by now that the garden is one of my favorite places to talk with God. It’s probably no surprise that, while sitting around tables at a […]

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Being Radical, Good Friday

March 29, 2013
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– by Brian “Wolt” Wolters – Over the past several weeks I have found myself coming up with excuses to drive to work instead of ride my bike.  Even before I get in my truck I tell myself, “Oh, one more day of driving and then I’ll start riding my bike,” or even on a sunny […]

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Overflowing with Over-Abundance

March 15, 2013
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– by Jackie Beeler – If you ever run into me on a hiking trail, you might notice that I tend to carry belongings with me that are roughly equal to my size. My tendency to over-pack (I prefer to call it “being prepared”) is reflective of my subconscious belief that my belongings will alleviate […]

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Gangster Gardening

March 10, 2013
Garden Fresh Vegetables

– by Andy Wade – Gangster Gardening. That’s what South Central LA resident, Ron Finley, said was needed to transform his neighborhood. Perhaps it’s also the attitude we need to take on as we look for creative ways to build sustainable-living communities. Like so many urban centers, there’s a lack of fresh, healthy foods and […]

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The Overflow Project: Q & A

March 8, 2013

Q & A with Founder and Executive Director, Brian “Wolt” Wolters The Overflow Project (TOP) is a non-profit organization changing lives through simple living and generous giving. Through a 50-Day Challenge that runs Easter – Pentecost, TOP encourages people to think twice about the money they spend each day and consider how they could contribute […]

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And Now a Word from Our Sponsor…

November 14, 2012
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by Steve Kimes – Years ago there was a group of churches, all of whom had food ministries to the poor of one sort or another, and we were discussing how to do our ministries better.  The question came up: how can we minister to the poor who come to us?  They aren’t looking to […]

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