"On either side of the river grew the trees of life which produce fruit twelve times a year, once each month; their leaves serve as medicine for the nations." (Revelation 22:1-9)
As I read this reading for morning prayer(office of readings) I thought how odd for this to be in the book. After all the gloom and destruction of the earth and her inhabitants this pops up!
If I recall this in the book of Genesis after God created the plants and etc, I thing he actually said "be…Continue
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Tuesday, May 15 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219
This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing you Lane Ralph, longtime Aide to Senator Richard Lugar and…
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"What is this new earth? A good heart, a heart like the earth, which drinks up the rain that falls on it and yields a rich harvest." From a sermon by Saint Gregory of Nyssa, bishop
In the cycle of the church the days following the resurrection of Christ is a series of readings. Usually you read the whole book of Revelation maybe the Acts of the Apostles.
Personally of all the books in the bible I find this one rather strange and bizarre. Rather scary, everything is judged no…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 7, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments
"Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord." (Daniel 3: 57-88, 56) "All praise be yours, my Lord through Sister Earth, our mother, who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs."(Saint Francis of Assisi)
In the daily office, Sundays are devoted to the canticle of Daniel. I say it almost each and every Sunday. And when you pray the office sometimes you simply do that say it. Prayer comes last sometimes. Its very difficult at times to "pray"…Continue
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Need a unique, original Mothers Day gift for that special Mom in your life for Mothers Day? Multipure has a perfect gift for any Mom on your list! Whether she is an avid gardener, or just likes to be healthy, the perfect gift is just a click away.Continue
Added by Katrina Oakley on May 2, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
"As the earth brings forth its plants, and a garden makes its growth spring up, so will the Lord God make justice and praise spring up before all the nations"
I sometimes forget the beauty of creation. I read and hear much on conservation etc. But I forget the healing that creation provides us.
Daily I attend meetings with parents struggling with children of depression, anxiety, and simply stresses of life. And not just children adults as well.
Creation has been…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 2, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments
So last weekend Megan and I had an awesome weekend full of activities. It started out with our usual trip to Stelle, Illinois (where we are moving to in June) where the first mission at hand was to put her new bees in their new home.
After placing their bees in their new home we had a lovely dinner and evening with some soon to be neighbors in Stelle, followed by a wonderful sleep…Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on May 1, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Today is the feast of Saint Joseph the worker. In the Roman church its a time to reflect on work. He is patron of workers.
You may wonder what does this have to do with the creation.
"It is clear, then, that the Christian message does not deflect men from building up of the world, or encourage them to neglect the good of their fellowmen, bur rather places on them a stricter obligation to work for these objectives"(From the pastoral constitution on the Church in the modern…Continue
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old mic donal had a farm
he owed, he owed, he owed
and on that farm, he had some crude
he owed, he owed, he owed
he sold some land to the man
he owed, he owed, he owed
with a frac- frac here, and a frac-frac there
here a frac, there a frac, everywhere a frac, frac
old mic donal has a farm
he don't owe, he don't owe, he don't owe
with a poison well here, and poison land there
here some poison, there some poison,…Continue
Seeking serenity on a budget has always meant a 45 minute to 1 hour and 15 trip to a state park or the Hoosier National Forest. It seems those in Beverly Hills are just learning how glamourous camping can really be...for your wallet.
Glamping is not all smores with champagne "champs". Here is my list to make camping glamourous
1. Arranging Floral and Fauna at the camping site. Centerpieces add an elegant touch to an all ready natural scene.
Earth Day 2012 to feature environmental family fun
Northwest Indiana – The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to become inspired, educated and entertained at the 2012 Northwest Indiana…
So I have had this question several times asked to me. "Ernest, what can you grow in aquaponics?"
In this blog post I will not so much create a master list of what can grow aquaponically, but I would like to quickly discuss some key principals that helps when learning about aquaponics and doing any kind of farming or gardening.
The easy answer to the question, what can you grow in aquaponics is this…Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on April 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
How would you like to win some green, planet friendly products? Environmental Booty is hosting an extremely lucrative give away to help us be more planet friendly every day.
You just have to enter this one! With over a thousand dollars of prizes, its hard not to get excited!…Continue
Added by Katrina Oakley on April 17, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments
If you are at all interested in learning more about Aquaponics, feel free to check out the new Aquaculture, Aquaponics, & Hydroponics group just started here within AGI. This is an educational outreach group wanting to reach out and inform the public of the opportunities within aquaponics for Indiana and the Midwest region as a whole. Here is a very detailed introduction as to exactly what Aquaponics is, that can be found on our discussion threads …Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on April 10, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments
So I ran into a small problem this spring. I will be moving in June and so had to redo my plans for spring planting. I decided to do start some containers so that hopefully they will be easy or at least manageable to move in June with me. So here is what I did.
I decided to plant in several containers, plant in a straw bale, and start some veggies in a cold frame. Not only that but I decided to…Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on April 9, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
Just getting ready for Northwest Indiana's Earth Day Event on Apr. 21st, 2012. The Aquaponics Association will be hosting a booth and will be bringing a live and mobile Aquaponics set up. Earl Ward, Co-Chair of the North Central…Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on April 8, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Tuesday, April 17 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219
This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing you Colleen McCormick, the Director of IUPUI's Office of Sustainability.
You already know that IUPUI is one of the most popular and important institutions of higher…
Added by Jeff Echols on April 7, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
Levititucs 25: ... but in the seventh year there shall be a sabboth of complete rest for the land..
Today the liturgy is about "rest". Of…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on April 7, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments
Was on a retreat last week at Victory Noll in Huntington. It was a very refreshing one, helped me to gain some relaxation and strength.
Also able this weekend to spend some time in the garden as well. So I will be adding more to my blog latter this week. Pax