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Welcome to the blog of the Enough for Everyone program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). By "just living" we mean both justice-based living and just simply living – freeing ourselves from the clutter of stuff so we can focus on living faithfully and living well. Join us in the exploration!

About the Author
Bryce Wiebe coordinates Enough for Everyone, a ministry of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. He loves slow food and is fascinated by the way things are made.  He is excited to dive into experiments in simplicity with you.  His sacred cow of consumption: kitchen gadgets.

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March 6, 2010

Lenten Living suggestion #9

"One of my neighbors is doing this and I think it is a good idea:

-  She lets herself wait before eating until she feels hungry

-  The hunger reminds her of others who don't have the luxury of eating whatever and whenever and however much we want to every day

-  When she feels the hunger, she puts a dollar in a jar

-  At the end of Lent, the money she collects in the jar will be gived to one of the mission programs at her church that helps feed hungry people

This is an easy practice that anyone can do.  It requires some self discipline to change habits and resist temptations, which is what Lent means to me.  (More than just giving something up, it’s learning something new through self-discipline.)"

-  Nora in Green Brook, NJ

Categories: Discipleship, Globalization, Justice, Mission, Religion, Stewardship, Sustainability, Witness