Friday Roundup: Read This
Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:
Is Your Timepiece 'Keeping' You? A Mindfulness Practice for Transcending Time via Huffington Post
Being an avid student of mindfulness, which is the practice of being fully present in the moment, the subject of time has always fascinated me because it -- or, perhaps more accurately stated, our perception of it -- affects our lives in ways we seldom consider.
What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity - Part I: Why Small Choices Count via The Art of Manliness
What’s at the root of our decision to sometimes compromise our principles? What kinds of things lead us to be less honest and what kinds of things help us to be more upright? What are some practical ways we can check our temptations to be immoral or unethical? How can we strengthen not only our own integrity, but the integrity of society as well?
Falling Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Mark Healthful Trend via NPR
"We're beginning to see a tipping point," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden says. "We're beginning to see the scales tip in a more favorable, healthy direction."
When Christian Outreach Hits The Streets via Episcopal Cafe
For thousands of years, worshippers have made offerings and supported charities and evangelism efforts. But as Christians try to reconcile Chicago's shootings, poverty and homelessness with their religious duties, more churches are sending their faithful out to minister on an individual level.
New Jersey Church Offers 'Flash-Mob' Style Worship Without Walls via Episcopal Digital Network
From the weekends of Memorial Day through Labor Day, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair is holding 5:00 p.m. Sunday Eucharists in public, outdoor spaces. Similar to “flash mobs,” participants are alerted to the location each week via text message. Passersby are encouraged to join.
Why Cutting Alcohol From Your Life May Be The Best Decision You Ever Make via Lifehack
Here are some of the most compelling reasons for nixing alcohol from your diet and lifestyle.
100 Must-Reads for Kids 9-14 via NPR
The final 100 has a little bit of everything: tales of trying to fit in, escaping to magical lands, facing prejudice, coming of age and fighting to survive. There are animal stories, pioneer sagas, science-fiction adventures and, of course, beloved classics.
Becoming Grace via Episcopal Church Foundation
As the vestry negotiated the practical aspects related to the wall falling in, the congregation continued to listen for what God was calling them to do. As Advent 2008 approached, a parishioner affiliated with a local farm center invited the children to the farm to make Advent wreaths to deliver to people who were homebound. As the children worked on their wreaths, one of them observed “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a garden to feed hungry people?”
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