Life Apps for the week of 2/22/15 to 2/28/15

A way to live:

Our decisions can make or break this planet.  Let’s learn from our country’s Indians.  They estimate the impact of a decision by thinking through its consequences for the next seven generations.  Let’s learn to think through the consequences of our private and public decisions for the next seven generations.
[A way to live Genesis 9:8-17 from the Revised Common Lectionary for 2/22/15; The First Sunday in Lent; God promises to sustain humanity, all life, and the whole of creation forever.]

More life apps for reading



“How to Suppress the Vote” by Bob Smietana, senior writer of Facts and Trends magazine and president of the Religion Newswriters Association, in the November 2014 issue of Sojourners.  Help for voters to resist four ways used to influence people to accept suppressing the vote of specific groups of people.  A similar biblical theme: “. . . you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32).




“Leaving Only Footsteps?  Think Again” by Christopher Solomon in the New York Times for 2/15/15.  Our ventures in the woods – whether winter or summer – do damage we do not even notice.  A similar biblical theme: “They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9).