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Faith Formation: Simplicity/Minimalism

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech


12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life     Awe by Dacher Keltner     Chicken Scratch: Lessons on Living Creatively from a Flock of Hens               In Good Time: 8 Habits for Reimagining Productivity, Resisting Hurry, and  Practicing Peace: Michel, Jen Pollock: 9781540900548: Books          Amazon - Living Slower: Alink: 9781540901637: Books     Messy Minimalism: Realistic Strategies for the Rest of Us     More than Enough     Rooted Faith     Searching for Agabus: Embracing Authenticity and Finding Your Way to You     Slow Burn: Reclaiming Yourself after Everything Burns to the Ground     Take What You Need: Life Lessons after Losing Everything     The Tyranny of Merit     Uncomplicated     You Don't Owe Anyone: Free Yourself from the Weight of Expectations

Children's Books

Finding Calm in Nature: A Guide for Mindful Kids          Let's Do Everything and Nothing     Nila's Perfect Coat

Blogs, Articles, & Podcasts

Can You Raise a Teen Today Without a Smartphone?

Yes, you can. We did and this is what we learned.


The image on the left shows black, blue and red watercolors. The image in the center shows red, orange and gray watercolors, messy and splattered. The image on the right shows a glimpse of green lines.Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation

From the Center for Action and Contemplation

Week Seventeen: Detachment - The Freedom of Detachment

Comparisons: How social media impacts Gen Z mental healthComparisons: How social media impacts Gen Z mental health


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See also:

IllustrationTake Away Their Cellphones

… So we can rewire schools for belonging and achievement

by Doug Lemov in Education Next

DON’T keep the kids so busy

by Lisa Witherspoon, Director of Children’s Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC

In Our Library

         Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes (TED Books): Heffernan,  Margaret: 9781476784908: Books - Amazon     Blessed by Less eBook by Susan V. Vogt - EPUB Book | Rakuten Kobo United  States                    Paperback Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity Book          Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most, By Mark Scandrette          A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough by Wayne Muller          A Play-full Life | Slowing Down and Seeking Peace (Hamman)     The Rule of Saint Benedict: A Contemporary Paraphrase (Paraclete  Essentials): St. Benedict of Nursia, Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan:  9781557259738: Books                         Slow Family Living by Bernadette Noll     Small Things with Great Love          A Testament of Devotion   -     By: Thomas R. Kelly     Wisdom Distilled from the Daily          Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity? (Softcover)  -     By: Jessica Fralin