Art + Giving = Beauty

Here’s a wonderful article about how three artists used their creative gifts to share with others–through soup, bowls, and cups and letters–and make a hopeful difference in the lives they touched. While this is a secular example, their spiritual act of giving and sharing can be translated to work in faith communities. (Photo by StOrmz.… Read more»


Hunger & Obesity…Two Sides of the Same Problem

Here’s a fine TEDxEast talk by Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of FEED and The Thirty Project. Gustafson’s words bring challenges and much to ponder for all who desire to be good stewards of resources and self. (Photo by erix!. Thanks!)


In Praise of Farmers!

Click here to read New York Times columnist Mark Bittman’s essay entitled “Celebrate the Farmer!” Bittman believes we can change in the way we look at food and its production that are both healthy and good stewardship. (Photo by Edsel L used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)


School Lunch Stewardship

Want to make a difference in the lives of children? Check out what’s happening with school lunches both in your area and on a state and national level. According to a recent report of the Trust for American Health, nearly one third of American youth ages 10-17 are either overweight or obese. Take time to… Read more»


We are What We Eat

Lectionary Reflection for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B, August 19, 2012

If it’s true that we are what we eat, we who claim to be Christ’s disciples better whet our appetites and feast on Jesus. Why? So that the divine presence and promise infuses our very pores like garlic, and so that we can share this everlasting meal with others.


Grow a Row and a Ministry

America’s Grow a Row, founded in 2002 by Chip Paillux, encourages farmers and gardeners to plant an extra row of produce to provide healthy, fresh food to local food banks. Volunteers are needed to prepare, seed, and harvest the produce. This might be a good opportunity for your congregation to get involved in a new… Read more»


Salad and Stewarship: A Healthy Blend

Check out this article from about hospitals in the Houston, Texas, area that are incorporating full-fledged farmers’ markets into their campuses. Preventative medicine is good stewardship, and fresh vegetables and fruits are a much better option than pills and surgery.  Photo by Natalie Maynor used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!


Ample Harvest Helps You Help Others

Calling all gardeners who have a passion for good food, fighting hunger, and stewardship: here’s a group dedicated to getting your excess food to those who need it most in the local community. Click here to learn more about and how you can become involved.  Ample Harvest offers an excellent way to keep excess… Read more»


For Granted– From Whence Cometh Your Food?

JUST LIVING Blog Have you started your preparation and cooking for Thanksgiving yet? For most of us here in North America, the meal will be a dandy one replete with family recipes, everyone’s favorites, and a table or buffet filled with delicacies. Even those who will be sharing community meals or serving in shelters and… Read more»


Waste Not Strategies for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas just over a month away, food waste is something good stewards should avoid. The Earth Watch Institute offers 10 tips to reduce food waste during this celebratory season, remembering that “Consumers in developed countries such as the United States are responsible for 222 million tons of this… Read more»