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Blogging Mom Encourages with Advent Devotional Book

*Don’t miss out on the Flour Sack Mama & Clean Couponing newsletter – sign up here! Does your Christian faith involve the annual time of preparing for Christmas with Advent?  Looking for another tool to help you slow down and focus on this special time?  Blogger Candace Crabtree has created a new devotional e-book for […]

Continue Reading By on November 9, 2014 in blogging, women

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

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 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

Southern Church Serves Up Local Food with Faith Message

Anyone stopping by to share a meal Sunday at the First Presyterian Church of Oak Ridge could find a flyer explaining “we put meat on our prayers.”  These churchgoers spend only a tiny part of their “church” time sitting quietly in pews. Even the 100-Mile-Potluck was not your typical church social. It was an event […]

Continue Reading By on August 20, 2013 in climate change, conscious consumerism, conservation, eating better, environmental, food, garden, green

Kosher Comfort Food for Hanukkah

Could you imagine a major faith celebration without food?  At sundown before this first day of Hanukkah, observers of the Jewish faith sit down for a meal that might include popular latkes or potato cakes, brisket, and sufganiyot (SOOF-gan-eh-YOTE) or jelly donuts.  The eight-day festival of lights and religious freedom will culminate with feasts at […]

Continue Reading By on December 9, 2012 in cooking, faith, food, holidays