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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

March 4, 2010

Lenten Living suggestion #8

Congregation practice: Good Friday prayer vigil Following our Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service we begin a Good Friday prayer vigil, with 1/2 hour blocks. Members sign up to come to the church sanctuary where they find two chairs at the Communion...

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March 2, 2010

Lenten Living suggestion #7

Making Space for Haiti Through the Lenten initiative "Observing a Holy Lent Makes Space for Haiti," the people of First Presbyterian Church in Arlington VA are encouraged to undertake a sacrificial meal or eating practice. Commitments are posted on a...

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March 1, 2010

Lenten Living suggestion #6

Every Member a Minister During Lent this year, we are focusing on cultivating discipleship through service. “Every Member a Minister” invites every member of the congregation to commit to a ministry of service outside the walls of our church. We’re...

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February 26, 2010

Lenten Living suggestion #5

Turning Toward God This year for Ash Wednesday, our congregation did something new. Each of us wrote a sin on a paper and put it on a nail on the cross. I started thinking about the meaning of the word...

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