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Southern Climate Vigil Offers Spiritual Response to Climate Change

Being mindful and prayerful about the People’s Climate March in New York City this weekend was a focus of the Greater Knoxville Climate Vigil hosted last weekend by Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light.  Church pastors and people of various faiths gathered at Knoxville, Tennessee’s downtown Alex Haley Heritage Square for the event.  They called this […]

Continue Reading By on September 19, 2014 in climate change, community, faith

Deep & Diverse Faith Moves Many to New York for People’s Climate March

Want more thoughtful content like this?  Subscribe to Flour Sack Mama’s newsletter to stay in touch!  Deep & Diverse Faith Moves Climate Marchers to New York The prospect of catastrophic climate change is a distinctly moral issue for thousands of people of faith who are headed to New York City for the People’s Climate March. […]

Continue Reading By on September 18, 2014 in clean air, clean water, climate change, faith, parenting

When Being Faithful Looks Green

Green?  You’re green?  What does that mean, exactly?  While being faithful is much more than this, here’s how faith might look at least a shade of green. Viewing mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia How church got started with GreenFaith ministry Former Sunday school teacher inspires sustainability  

Continue Reading By on June 10, 2014 in faith, green

New Mom Meg Johnson Speaks to FlourSackMama.com Viewers

(Articles may contain affiliate links.) When Meg Johnson speaks, people listen.  She knows it’s in part because they’re curious about seeing her in a wheelchair.  She knows it’s in part because of her stunning good looks.  The paralyzed woman with the poise of the ballroom dancer she used to be can command the attention of […]

Continue Reading By on February 17, 2014 in faith, family, mom, parenting, social media, storytelling, wheelchair

Determined Women Finish Half Marathon Despite Obstacles

You start out with something not going your way. You fall down. You get back up. You finish what you started. You couldn’t imagine a clearer metaphor for life than the one Vicky Wallace and Melissa Peplow measured in strides on a cold December morning in East Tennessee.  The friends finished a personal best for […]

Continue Reading By on December 4, 2013 in community, faith, fitness, Uncategorized, well-being, wellness, women

What We’re Reading…

Religion and science in the same room, inspiring real discussion?  That’s the premise of November’s issue of Presbyterians Today, the latest thing we’re reading around here. Dare you to find the photo courtesy of FlourSackMama.com in the magazine article featuring Bill McKibben.  The thoughtful magazine dares to cover climate change and more in this thoughtful […]

Continue Reading By on November 8, 2013 in climate change, faith, science

STRONG, not scared: Light The Night for Avery’s Family

A feisty furball of a Pomeranian named Calhoun is one of the few things that can make Avery Baker smile these days. Calhoun even trumps the brand new Glow With the Show Ears delivered as a special gift from Minnie Mouse.   The adorable five-year-old solemnly gave her personal approval for some of her young […]

Continue Reading By on October 15, 2013 in cancer, children, faith, families, family, health, Healthy Families, parenting, Uncategorized

Southern Church Hosts 100-Mile Creation Care Potluck Meal

Do vine-ripened tomatoes make you the envy of neighborhood gardeners? Do you already belong to a Community Supported Agriculture group of farm customers? Why not share your love of homegrown food with the rest of your community?  Maybe you have a new recipe to share? Local food is regaining popularity for many reasons, one being […]

Continue Reading By on August 2, 2013 in agriculture, climate change, energy, faith, farmers market, food, green, local, sustainable