Permaculture Church Part 3 More Right Livelihood

Javan identified right livelihood as hard work, and changing how we decide what to do and how to do it challenges us on many levels.  He started by sharing a bit of the history of Erik Ohlsen who started Permaculture Artisans and Permaculture Skills Center, and earns...

Permaculture Report Part 2 Right Livelihood

On Friday evening, Javan Bernakevitch, the keynote speaker, spoke on Right Livelihood.  This blog links Right Livelihood and the church;  the next blog explores many of his key points in his presentation. The heart of right livelihood is living free from cognitive...

Permaculture: a spiritual movement

Report on the Southern Alberta Permaculture Convergence Part 1:  Permaculture, Spirituality, and the Church “The market for something to believe in is infinite.”  Hugh McLeod On Friday and Saturday, I attended the Southern Alberta Permaculture Convergence in Turner...

Summer Stewardship Blog 1

At this time many or most people are either doing something special for the summer or planning it, whether it is travel, camping, home projects, or local exploration.  All of these activities are chosen for future-oriented purposes.   It is a time when we can also...

Story and Message for July 2: O Canada: Follower of Jesus

Story and Message for July 2 Whycogomagh The summer we moved to Halifax, we drove to Cape Breton to visit Bonnie’s grandmother’s cousin in Whycogomagh.  The person who sold and rented fishing tackle offered to lend me salmon-fishing gear and Frank’s neighbour offered...
Let’s choose another date to canoe, hike or bike!

Let’s choose another date to canoe, hike or bike!

I seem to have chosen a poor weekend for canoeing.  The proposed trip for July 15 is postponed indefinitely. The following Saturdays are days for which I am open to hiking or canoeing or cycling upon request:  July 8, 15, 22; August 12, 19, 26.  If there is interest...
O Canada

O Canada

With Saturday as the 150th anniversary of Canada, there have been, are, and will be many events celebrating this anniversary.  One constant over the past 150 years has been our preoccupation with the United States of America.  Part of the reason Canada exists is the...
Watch for Signs

Watch for Signs

I transplanted 2 strawberry plants, a rhubarb plant, and a blackberry bush 2 weeks ago into the same plot of ground.  The strawberries and rhubarb are doing well and the blackberry is struggling.  Last week on a noon-hour gardening program, I heard how our alkaline...

Reality, Trump and the Church

There is more media coverage of the Senate investigation of potential links between the Trump election team and Russia than most other events in the world, and this is unfortunate.  Most of the news looks more like entertainment and distraction than useful...
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