Archives: Spirit of Simplicity - ART
ART with Captions/Commentaries
- Voluntary Simplicity
- Building Community
- Peace & Justice
- Care of Creation
- Alternative Giving
- Faith (including list of Scripture references for the entire art collection)
This file contains:
All the captions and commentaries that accompany the art (items with "A" numbers). The commentaries can also be used by themselves.
Go to QUOTES for all the quotations (items with "Q" numbers)
See MAIN page for Credits, Permission, Foreword, Introduction, Helpful Hints, Appendices, etc.
To find a keyword, author or item number quickly, use your computer's "find" function.
NOTE: "Also ref." (also refer to) indicates that, though it is quoted only once in this collection, the same quotation can also be found in these additional sources.
ART Captions/Commentaries by categories
5 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore, Respond
Homes & Buildings
CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture)
Also see: 1-A0506, 1-A1822, 1-A2223, 1-A2243, 1-A2563, 1-A2748, 1-A501, 1-A505, 1-A805, 1-A880, 1-A881, 1-A883, 2-A0256, 2-A2303, 2-A4258, 3-A003, 3-A0342, 3-A2454, 4-A0366, 4-A0432, 4-A0755, 4-A1252, 4-A2141, 4-A2435, 4-A303, 4-A321, 4-A324, 4-A809, 4-A861, 5-A036, 6-A2943, 7-A026, 7-A035, 7-A1280, 9-A0594, 9-A0766, 9-A309, 10-A091, 10-A1317, 10-A2343, 10-A2843,
The World in a Lemon Squeezer
Take one world.
Cut it in half.
Take the southern half
and squeeze it out
over the northern half.
Press hard and some more will
continue to dribble out.
"You shall have no other gods before me," announced the almighty automobile. "You have me to thank for your riches and prosperity." And in faith the people paid homage to their god, who was faster, smarter, more economical and more versatile than all the other gods around.
"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy," spoke the automobile industry. And faithfully people observed this commandment. They turned away from their daily work and gave their attentions to the four-wheeled god which had found an entrance into their hearts.
"We are the generation of choice. We still have a choice to halt the destruction, the ravaging of the Earth. We are the generation that could stand in harm's way and be those who preserve God's creation for future generations." --The Rev. Joan Campbell, General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Christ
"Churches must be the bridge over the chasms between human nature vs. natural world." -Al Pitcher
"If we are ever able to stop destroying our environment, it will be because person by person we decide, by God's grace, to turn aside from greed and materialism. It will be because we learn that joy and fulfillment come through right relationship with God, neighbor and earth, not an ever-escalating demand for more and more material consumption. Nowhere is that more possible than in local congregations that combine prayer and action, worship and analysis, deep personal love for the Creator and for the Creator's garden." --Dr. Ronald Sider, Executive Director, Evangelicals for Social Action
"The idea of stewardship is based on the first verse of the 24th Psalm: 'The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.' From this first principle, both logic and theology come to the conclusion that we who inhabit the earth are managers, not owners. We are stewards. All we have we hold in trust - for sustaining life and serving one another. Congregations concerned about understanding and acting upon environmental issues are simply living their faith, a faith that calls for stewardship." --Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., President, The Catholic University
"How people of faith engage the environmental crisis will have much to do with the future well-being of the planet, and in all likelihood with the future of religious life as well." --Paul Gorman, Executive Director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment
"The challenge before the religious community in America is to make every congregation - every church, synagogue and mosque - truly 'green'-a center of environmental study and action. That is their religious duty." --The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean, Cathedral of St. John the Divine
For he fashioned all things that they might have being; and the creatures of the world are wholesome. Wisdom 1:14
Learning From Trees
Throwing off the old -- even the things which we had used for decoration. Being able to let go. Not fearing change. Going back to the roots and letting new strength grow out of them. Preparing for a new phase of life.
Be praised, O Lord, through brother Wind, through winds, clouds, and any kind of weather that we, creatures of your hand, receive. --Francis of Assisi
For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for what you hated, you would not have fashioned. Wisdom 11:24
When we live our lives focused on drinking, and dancing, and playing around, we're saying to God, "I'm successful. And, man, am I having fun! I'm doing everything. People think I'm great!"
However, God looks at whether or not we're living faithful lives.
Water for Life
Stop us from crucifying you again by the way we treat other people and God's Creation. Empower us to serve and conserve.
Right of way
The flood in Noah's time saved people from nature.
The next flood may try to save nature from people.
Winter time -- a time of rest. Time to find yourself again.
We are biting into our own flesh.
We praise and glorify you. We come to you in prayer. We, who are the water, the Earth, the heavens. We who are the grasses, the bushes, the trees. We, the birds and all the other animals. We, the people here on Earth. Everything that you have created enjoys the sun that you give. We bask in your mercy and by it our hearts are warmed.
The sun is light for the eyes. With it, the world around us is visible. Jesus is light for the soul. With him, the world within us becomes evident.
Peace I Leave with You
Martin Luther is said to have written, "If I knew that tomorrow the world was coming to an end, I would go ahead and plant my apple tree."
There are already people who have chosen not to buy a new house because they don't want to destroy any more of nature through opening up that land to construction.
There are already people who wash their cars using a pail rather than a hose, because they don't want to waste our precious water resource.
There are already people who use a bike to go shopping, because they don't want to add to the congestion and pollution of our cities.
There are already people who sort out their trash, so that most of it can be recycled. They don't want us some day to be choked in garbage.
There are already people in our congregation. Are you one of them?
The Clock is Ticking
The Earth isn't ours. It has been entrusted to us to take care of for a short while. There is a time in which we will have to give it back into the hands of the One who will ask us, "Where are the lilies in the fields and the birds of the heavens? Where are the tall trees which I planted? Did you make them into paper? Were they in the way of your cars? Even Solomon with all of his wealth can't compensate with gold for all of the flowers which his foot mashed at the side of the road."
When respect for living creatures decays, respect for people soon dies. --Indian proverb
Like a lemon
Lord, Forgive them, for they know exactly what they're doing.
Alternative Christmas Events (Third World Crafts & Clothing)
Also see: 1-A1822, 1-A2188, 1-A3386, 2-A0436, 2-A0560, 2-A1989, 2-A2109, 2-A2225, 2-A2551, 2-A2993, 2-A3052, 2-A4155, 2-A4285, 2-A826, 3-A510, 3-A511a-c, 3-A513, 3-A516, 3-A517, 3-A520, 3-A523, 3-A526, 3-A552, 3-A553, 4-A0199, 4-A0209, 4-A0800, 4-A0801, 4-A0852, 4-A1248, 4-A2979, 4-A304, 4-A4397, 4-A862, 7-A319, 9-A1339, 10-A2096
Balancing the Scale
Nowadays you hear a lot of complaining about how materialistic our society has become. It's true. Let's not overlook the people in our community and congregation who are working hard to tip the scale in the direction of human compassion. What they do is rarely noticed, and quietly they take their time and money to pray for and help people near and far when they know there is a need.
Jesus is giving a pep talk, encouraging us to approach our lives with everything we have. Trusting in Christ we can take risks for the sake of good. For he gives generously, and he expects us to do the same.
Ten percent for charity? I can't afford that!
Adopt older people in your congregation or community who aren't able to get out and about. Go for walks. Just be friends. It will mean a lot to both young and old!
"Go, sell what you have, and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." --Mark 10:21-22
And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" He said to them in reply, "Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise." --Luke 3:10-11
Gifts, and Nothing More
The one who thanks, thinks of things beyond himself, lives a life greater than himself.
But we often forget to be thankful because we don't see that our lives are a gift, our health is a gift, our children are gifts, nature is a gift, sharing and service are gifts, joy is a gift, love is a gift, our parents are gifts, our work is a gift.
In our minds we underestimate all of these wonderful gifts. We think of them as something to be expected -- because they are so commonplace? Or because we think we earned them? When our minds play such tricks as these, we tell ourselves that we have nothing to be thankful for. What a mistake!
Who Is My Neighbor?
The one who needs my help is always my neighbor.
...And Did Not Pass By
"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." --Luke 10:27
The more love grows, selfishness diminishes.
When selfishness has completely faded away, there is perfection.
Faces of a Partnership
We write each other letters and thereby create ties between the two continents.
We collect things we have abundance and help others meet the basic necessities of life.
We learn to cook the foods eaten by our partners and share in their cultural heritage.
We pray for each other, for, after all, we are all children of the same heavenly Father.
We learn from our partners, so our congregation will continue to grow in new life.
We share the gifts that God has given to us.
Because there was no room for him in the manger?
Not satisfying your hunger but eating until you are full.
And whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink in the name of a disciple -- truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward. --Matthew 10:42
Daring to Share
The secret of the miracle of the loaves and the fish lies in people believing that sharing makes more, not less.
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
Credit & Debt
Also see... 1-A3262, 1-A827, 1-A829, 1-A857, 1-A883, 3-A004, 4-A3002, 4-A862, 5-A031, 5-A034, 5-A038, 5-A3463
7-A319--Camel through the eye of a needle
It's only when the last starving person dies, the environment lies waste, the family is destroyed, and the soul has withered, will we with a shock realize that money can't make us happy.
John the Baptist today
When the wicked turn away from the wickedness they have committed and do what is lawful and right, they shall save their life. Ezekiel 18:27
What's our wickedness today? Abusing others and God's Creation by our overconsumption and protecting our addiction to stuff with force and violence. What's the saved life today? Living justly with others and with the Earth.
Money and influence give others the impression that an individual has a real grip on life. Such a person, so much in love with his own life, wouldn't entertain the idea that something might not be quite right.
Yet the end is already beginning to cast its unmistakable shadow over this person's life. Soon he will realize that he has been hanging on to an illusion.
Wealth Becomes Deadly when a person uses life to get money instead of using money to share life.
"Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you," says John the Baptist. "That's all well and good," we retort and then show him that through our efforts we now have a lot more than we used to.
John's viewpoint certainly is no longer fashionable. We look at the bottom line. If there is a profit in it, come hell or high water, we'll do it-no matter what the human cost may be.
No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. --Luke 16:13
We cannot serve God and stuff.
TV, Video Games, Movies
Books, Magazines, Radio
Also see... 1-A1409, 1-A2152, 1-A3262, 1-A501, 2-A0436, 2-A3056, 2-A826, 3-A002, 3-A079, 3-A519, 3-A520, 3-A527, 4-A0209, 4-A0672, 4-A1002, 4-A2734, 4-A2735, 4-A308, 5-A033, 9-A854,
Once, in the loneliness of the wilderness an unarmed Jesus faced the power of the tempter.
Now, it appears that this tempter dresses respectably, habituates elegant restaurants, and delights when people fall for the advertisements.
"The child who has been watching programs with primarily aggressive content comes away with the impression that the world is a jungle, fraught with dangerous threats, and the only way to survive is to be on the attack." --Leonard Eron, University of Michigan
"The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that parents limit children's TV viewing to one to two hours per day. The National PTA advises parents to watch children's favorite programs as well as the news with their children, discuss the violence. Explain how violence is faked on entertainment shows and encourage children to watch programs with characters who cooperate with each other rather than fight." --"Congressional Quarterly Researcher"
"The average American child watches 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school - thanks to the miracle of television." --The American Psychological Association
"American children (are) glued to the TV for an average of 27 hours each week (in the inner city it's often 11 hours per day)." --Charles S. Clark in "TV Violence" from "Congressional Quarterly Researcher"
TV Tips for Families
Parents and children decide together at the beginning of a week which shows they will be watching - and then stick to it. Don't give children a free reign with the television.
Parents become familiar with the shows that their children are watching. Then they can talk with the children about what disturbs or excites them in a particular show.
Budgeting television time for the week will help the children start to make priority decisions. What is important to me? Which programs waste unnecessary time out of the budget?
One program is enough. Then there should be a break, especially for preschool children.
Denying access to the television as a punishment, or using it as a reward for willingly staying away from the TV only makes the medium more attractive.
Offer alternatives. Children would prefer to go do something fun outside than watch television. Spend lots of time together. It takes effort, but it's worth it.
Evolutionary theory suggests that over time humankind has been able to adapt successfully to challenges in its environment to the point where people are actively able to manipulate their surroundings. By this process wonderful forms of life and culture developed. The Age of Information now begins a reversal of this process. People no longer change their environment, the media force them into its mold.
Get off the Information Superhighway.
For six weeks with the monitor blank you will have time again for real flesh and blood people.
TV counselors are extremely popular. But the value of their advice is often worth no more than cardboard. For help in our "flesh and blood" problems, we would do a lot better to turn to people in our real community.
Fall is a season with lots going on, but most of it probably won't give you the enjoyment and nourishment that sitting down with a good book can give you.
Check out a book on simpler living or social justice from the church or public library.
Television has become a house altar in many homes. Programming replaces the liturgy. Talk show hosts are looked up to for guidance and support. The schedule is kept with religious fervor. Advertising to sell more stuff is the driving force.
In the family, the smallest unit of society, the trend of people living next to each other, not with each other, is increasing.
Is it any wonder that our society is in trouble?
At the next commercial now, be a good boy and go to bed!
In earlier times, catastrophes and wars were seen as signs of the Apocalypse. Nobody takes that seriously any more. With the daily dose of catastrophes reported in the media and violence in the movies, we no longer experience the fear. It has even gone so far that the Apocalypse is now entertainment.
Also shutting it off is a basic technique which needs to be taught. --Bishop W. Huber
Because of sound pollution, we are losing our ability to hear. Because of competing images, we are losing our ability to see. It is no longer a question of whether we can choose between good and evil. The question has become, what's evil? what's good?
Recipes (from Developing Countries)
Work, Stress & Health
Also see: 1-A0236, 1-A0299, 1-A0506, 1-A0944, 1-A1081, 1-A1291, 1-A1587, 1-A1604, 1-A2152, 1-A2264, 1-A2563, 1-A2748, 1-A2750, 1-A3262, 1-A3386, 1-A3743, 1-A3779, 1-A4359, 1-A506, 1-A805, 1-A827, 1-A829, 1-A855, 1-A858, 2-A0436, 2-A0680, 2-A1588, 2-A1630, 2-A2109, 2-A2225, 2-A2226, 2-A2471, 2-A2757, 2-A2990, 2-A3051, 2-A3052, 2-A3055, 2-A320, 2-A826, 3-A0333, 3-A0602, 3-A2454, 3-A3036, 3-A329, 3-A522, 3-A527, 3-A531, 4-A0199, 4-A0432, 4-A1279, 4-A2317, 4-A2435, 4-A2874, 4-A308, 4-A311, 4-A4008, 4-A809, 4-A862, 5-A031, 5-A0347, 5-A0544, 5-A2917, 6-A2562, 6-A2768, 6-A2943, 6-A3426, 6-A3600, 6-A3824, 6-A4126, 7-A830, 7-A856, 7-A859, 8-A0243, 8-A039, 8-A2937, 8-A3475, 8-A4190, 8-A852, 8-A853,
Looking for a Bit of Rest
In good times and bad, a manager is always responsible for his company. From the time he walks into the office in the morning 'til he closes the door behind him at night he hears, "He's looking for you." "There's a call for you on line 2."
Because of the stress, many have turned to New Age solutions like transcendental meditation and other popular methods: subliminal recordings, massage therapy, private telephone consultation;therapy programs exclusively for management.
When Jesus healed the sick, it was a critical moment in their lives. Either things could go downhill -- or they could get better. His "therapy program," prayer to God in the quiet, was lived out by his example. Out of these times he gathered his strength. And he needed it because, "Everybody's looking for you, Lord."
Bread in the Garbage?
Bread is a blessing. Bread received as a blessing has to be seen as more than just "something to eat." If it is, it won't land in the garbage can.
The weather that you make inside yourself each morning is more important than the weather outside.
So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. Genesis 1:31
Create a space of quietness among the steel and glass, the parking places and jets, the radios and TVs, the grocery carts and shopping bags of our lives. Approach Christ with empty hands. No briefcase, no calendar, no telephone. And see the light which breaks through the window's cross and draws you near. Then find a coworker or friend and pray together.
Our Nation's Most Dangerous Drugs
Excessive passion for work has become one of our nation's most widespread narcotics. In serving the goddess of Success, this drug is used to avoid dealing with family and marriage problems. It also is an effective anesthetic against important questions about life itself.
Many people consider it a blessing when they have no time at work and are too tired at home to reflect on anything. However, just like any other drug, workaholism doesn't solve problems, it creates new ones.
Throw in the addiction overconsumption -- a common mutually supporting combination -- and the result is deadly for self and the Earth.
"Each day I watch the grass growing under my feet," complained a man who couldn't find work. "Work is more than earning money. It's what determines how my day runs. Now there's just a huge emptiness, and I feel totally unnecessary."
Voluntary Simplicity is a life of integrity, a life in which we "walk our talk." One's work is far more than a paying job. No one is unnecessary as long as people and nature have needs. Helping fill those needs, even as a volunteer, can fill that void.
Let's not back off in fear from the idea of the great "harvest of life." A tree only produces for the harvest the amount of fruit which it can carry in one year. The next year there will be a different set of fruit.
Only the Best for My Child
Believe me, my husband and I earn well. We give our little one all that he needs -- at least all that he says he needs.
A Modern Shepherd
The profession of shepherd is no longer common. However, if you look around, you will see many people acting like shepherds -- people giving of themselves for their neighbors. They'll stay by those who need their help, even when the going gets rough. For example, think of the "Doctors without Borders" and their work in refugee camps.
Does your family have a time when everyone sits down and eats together? Even though all of us are so busy that it is hard to work it out, when we do, it's worth it. The more time we share together, telling what happened at school -- or just what's on our minds -- we become closer as a family.
This isn't a new idea. Jesus put a lot of value on breaking bread (eating) together with his disciples. And we should put a lot of value on it, too. This goes not only for meals with our earthly family, but also for meals with our heavenly family. When the Eucharist is offered at church, that's also a mealtime which we should spend together. It will bring us all closer to each other and to God.
No one goes through life without the stains of guilt. When we pretend that we're already clean, then we are denying ourselves the opportunity of actually being cleaned.
The World of The Satiated
The gifted Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel (1525-1569) graphically portrays what happens to people when they grow up in the lap of luxury. Stuffed and sleepy, they dose off in apathy. He shows people who are beyond the normal human emotions -- without any drive, stupefied through overeating, incapable of doing anything productive.
How would Bruegel paint us? At this moment parts of the world are suffering famine and disease. Christians in many countries are suffering dearly for their faith. Important moral issues are being battled in our own country. And what are we doing? Business as usual.
People can see our faith and values where we work.
Stress and strife,
you call that a life?
People Who Pray
People who pray face up to the difficult problems of life, to those dark corners where they don't have any control. People who pray know that folded hands are stronger than balled fists. People who pray forgive others. People who pray have hope. People who pray tap into a source that can even keep a nation on track.
Prayer for Labor Day
Despite our petty complaints about work, Lord, we have to acknowledge that work is one of the good gifts you give us. Without it, we wouldn't be able to meet our own and our family's needs. Without it, we wouldn't experience the joy of accomplishment. Without it, we wouldn't have as much to share with needy people.
In the same way that we distort so many of your other gifts, too often we find ourselves making your gift of work our god. Forgive us for the times that we have sacrificed ourselves and our families to our jobs, so that we could gain a little more in the way of worldly possessions or esteem.
Help us each day, as we begin our work, to sacrifice it to you; so that people around us will see your goodness and glory through the work of our hands and of our minds. Amen.
Biblical Characters & Symbols
Also see: 1-A0236, 1-A0299, 1-A0944, 1-A1409, 1-A2306, 1-A2307, 1-A2308, 1-A2309, 1-A2310, 1-A2311, 1-A2750, 1-A805, 2-A1588, 2-A2990, 3-A0342, 3-A0602, 3-A078, 3-A1077, 3-A2277, 3-A2459, 3-A305, 3-A328, 3-A329, 3-A330, 3-A331, 3-A332, 3-A511a-c, 3-A513, 3-A515, 3-A519, 3-A520, 3-A521, 3-A522, 3-A526, 3-A531, 3-A551, 3-A552, 3-A553, 3-A557, 4-A0701, 4-A0755, 4-A0961, 4-A1002, 4-A1252, 4-A1896, 4-A4049, 4-A4344, 4-A4397, 5-A0298a, 5-A090, 5-A2330, 5-A2917, 5-A3316, 5-A3464, 5-A4157, 6-A3375, 6-A3376, 6-A4126, 7-A2140, 7-A2880, 7-A319, 8-A0243, 8-A885, 9-A0945, 9-A3640, 9-A4146
I John 3:17 = 3-A553
Ezekiel 18:27 = 7-A2019
Genesis 1:31 = 9-A0766
Isaiah 2:4 = 4-A1405
Isaiah 58:7-8 = 4-A1544
John 14: 15-21 = 2-A884
John 18: 1-19: 42 = 8-A885
John 1: 1-18 = 3-A876
John 1: 1-18 = 3-A878
John 1: 1-18 = 3-A879
John 1:5 = 3-A514
John 1:6, 8, 19-28 = 1-A883
John 1:6, 8, 19-28 = 1-A882
John 1:6, 8, 19-28 = 1-A880
John 1:6, 8, 19-28 = 1-A881
John 2: 13-25 = 4-A877
Luke 10: 38-42 = 9-A854
Luke 10:27 = 6-A3428
Luke 12: 13-21 = 1-A855
Luke 12: 13-21 = 7-A856
Luke 12: 32-48 = 1-A857
Luke 13: 1-4 = 1-A858
Luke 14: 25-33 = 7-A859
Luke 15: 1-32 = 8-A860
Luke 16: 19-31 = 4-A862
Luke 16: 19-31 = 4-A861
Luke 16:13 = 7-A3574
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-24 = 5-A851
Luke 3:10-11 = 6-A2909
Luke 3:10-18 = 4-A0852
Luke 6: 39-45 = 8-A852
Luke 9: 28b-36 = 8-A853
Mark 10:21-22 = 6-A2768
Mark 12: 28b-34 = 7-A830
Mark 4: 26-34 = 2-A826
Mark 6: 7-13 = 1-A827
Mark 9: 38-43 = 1-A829
Mark 9; 30-37 = 2-A828
Matt. 10: 26-33 = 5-A806
Matt. 11: 2-11 = 5-A807
Matt. 11: 25-30 = 4-A808
Matt. 11:28-29 = 4-A4226
Matt. 15: 21-28 = 4-A809
Matt. 23: 1-12 = 7-A810
Matt. 2: 1-12 = 3-A801
Matt. 2: 13-15 = 3-A802
Matt. 2: 13-15 = 3-A803
Matt. 3: 1-12 = 3-A804
Matt. 4: 1-11 = 1-A805
Matt. 10:42 = 6-A4115
Psalm 24 = 5-A0367
Romans 15:13 = 3-A554
Wisdom 11:24 = 5-A1371
Wisdom 1:14 = 5-A0516
10-A091 - Resurrection
The Other Style
In a time, in which the first banks were being established, he showed the richness of poverty.
In a time of self gratification, he demonstrated true joy. St. Francis sang. He didn't moralize. He lived with intensity. He kissed lepers, preached to the birds, and spoke to the Pope and cardinals about abuse within the church. His life said, God loves you.
What are these oil lamps in our lives? They are the little everyday things: faithfulness, punctuality, kind words, thoughtfulness of another person, the way we are silent at times, the way we look at things, the way we speak, the way we act. Those are the little drops of love which make it possible for our life of faith to shine brightly. --Mother Theresa of Calcutta
The Well-Heeled Disciple
He seems to have everything. Why is he following Christ? Is he looking for a new kick? Does he want a change of pace? His search is one in which all his bases are covered and he isn't risking anything. He's making no sacrifices. His search leads to emptiness. His discipleship is one in which he follows nothing but his own desires.
St. Francis of Assisi
Laws and Commandments
Laws help people achieve justice. Christ gives us his commandments as he teaches us love.
©Creative Commons (originally ©2001 Alternatives for Simple Living)
Collection compiled, edited and prepared by Gerald and Peter Iversen.
ALTERNATIVES for Simple Living, 1973-2011
Gerald Iversen, Alternatives' National Coordinator, 1995-2007
Founder, 2011, Simple Living Works!
"Equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly"
Simple Living Works! * SimpleLivingWorks@Yahoo.com
BLOG: SimpleLivingWorks.WordPress.com | Blog INDEX
PODCAST | Podcast INDEX
MISSION: Equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly // An all volunteer educational organization.