Best Gifts for Senior Citizens, Homebound and Elderly

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Best Gifts for Senior Citizens Senior citizens and elderly people can be the most difficult people to shop for during the holidays. Selecting appropriate gifts for seniors means being mindful of certain restrictions and limitations, so that the gift that you give can be enjoyed. Best gifts for shut-ins, disabled seniors

Best Gifts for Yoga and Pilates Enthusiasts


Best Reasonably Priced Gifts for Yoga and Pilates Enthusiasts
Hobbies, especially sport hobbies can be expensive. With the focus on inner body strenght, yoga requires less equipment than most sports and fitness regimes. Here are inexpensive gifts for the yoga or pilates enthusiast on your list.
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Best Food Pantry Donationd for Holiday Baskets, Food Drives

Best Items to Donate to Thanksgiving and Christmas Canned Goods and Food Drives Tis the season for giving and my favorite type of giving is food, grocery and personal hygiene donations for food banks and homeless shelters. Here's a list of the canned goods and food donations to give this holiday season. Best food pantry donations

Fair Trade Coffee: Higher Grounds



Jesus said, 'pay the worker the wage he is due. Do not cheat him out of his fair wage.' Every time I enjoy a cup of coffee lately, I feel a pricking of conscience. Is the coffee that I am enjoying grown under green conditions? Is it renewing or stripping the land? And most importantly, are the coffee plantation harvesters earning a fair wage? Are workers families thriving? Or as is more common, are the workers putting blood, sweat and tears into a job that does not sustain their families? Higher Grounds Coffee Company is a fair trade, shade-grown organic coffee that I drink and feel good about drinking. Read more...

Fair Trade Shopping Sustainable, Renewable Resources


Green, Sustainable, Fair Trade Clothing, Fabrics, Toys and Accessories Fair Indigo makes hand-knitted garments, accessories and toys from bamboo fabric, a totally sustainable fiber. Fair Indigo is a fair trade employer which pays workers a living wage and reasonable working conditions. best fair trade shopping sites

Lenten Almsgiving Activity


Alms-Giving Activity for Lent
School, family, home-school or CCD activity to raise awareness and sensitivity to world hunger and poverty. Almsgiving and fundraiser to promote social justice and solidarity with the world church. Catholics focus on prayer, fasting and almsgiving during the penitential season of lent. Spiritual preparation for Easter. Corporal Works of Mercy.
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Lenten and Ash Wednesday Almsgiving Activities


Lenten and Easter Activity: Fasting, Almsgiving, Prayer
Use this lenten almsgiving service project to practice spiritual exercises of fasting and alms-giving. Focus on Social Justice, World Church, missions and prayer. Lesson plans include social studies and math extensions; multiplication, division, counting, sorting, grouping and story problems. Great education for all children. Use for CCD, religious education, classroom service project, homeschool, scout troop, 4H group and more!
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Lenten and Ash Wednesday Almsgiving Activities


Lenten and Easter Activity: Fasting, Almsgiving, Prayer
Use this lenten almsgiving service project to practice spiritual exercises of fasting and alms-giving. Focus on Social Justice, World Church, missions and prayer. Lesson plans include social studies and math extensions; multiplication, division, counting, sorting, grouping and story problems. Great education for all children. Use for CCD, religious education, classroom service project, homeschool, scout troop, 4H group and more!
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Grieving and Giving, How to Write a Eulogy


How to Write a Eulogy A eulogy is the speech given in memory a deceased person. A eulogy is a great gift of love. You don't need to be a priest, patriarch, rabbi or minister to write a beautiful eulogy. It is a significant part of the grieving process. Eulogies are not difficult write; if you are asked to write one, here is a guide to gather family memories for the eulogy. View more on how to write a eulogy

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education. 

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