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Where You Get Your Information In A Small Maine Town.

What is happening, going on in a small Maine town is pretty easy to follow. Because small rural living in a lower population concentration. A state like Maine means intimate, connected, extra special is how we roll. You don’t wait until the new...
by MeInMaine Blog on Dec 15, 2014

HIJACK THE HOLIDAYS: 4 ways to reclaim the season

It was when I rounded the corner of the Walmart pet food aisle and discovered that the mechanical grinding that had served as the background […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Dec 14, 2014

So What Life Level Are You At, Maine Can Take You Higher.

So things are going along okay. The finest kind of situations and pretty even keeled living for you my friend. Excellent. Good enough, glad to hear. Or do you seek to never get too comfortable? Not an Eeyore or malcontent but keep knitting on it. To...
by MeInMaine Blog on Dec 9, 2014

Forgiveness Is Difficult

Forgiveness. We all know we’re supposed to do it, we feel bad when we don’t, and sometimes it’s easier to just not think about it. But forgiveness is such a crucial element to Christianity — because it’s a major factor &...
by Middle Aged Plague on Dec 8, 2014

Not Just Surviving, But Thriving

December will be the month that shows us whether or not we can make it on just my husband's income. You better believe I'm going to do all I can to see to it that we do not just survive but thrive as well. By thriving, I mean that all of our bil...
by The Enchated Cottage on Dec 2, 2014

She Danced by the Light of the Moon — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, She Danced by the Light of the Moon, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Individuality is something we like to pride ourselves on, and to this extent we seek out ways to … Continue reading →...
by Middle Aged Plague on Nov 25, 2014

Autumn Dance: The Story of This Painting

Autumn Dance: The Story of this Painting by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve – Autumn is a season of transition, and one of its best aspects is also its worst: one day, it can be bone-chilling cold, … Continue reading →...
by Middle Aged Plague on Nov 11, 2014

Ten Reasons I’m Grateful For A Small (er) House

The Internet is full of posts, articles and photos of people who are embracing a more minimal lifestyle and promoting the Small House Movement. Just Google if you’re curious. One guy has remodeled a trash dumpster and now calls that … Continu...
by SMART Living 365 on Nov 7, 2014

Autumn Sail — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Autumn Sail, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Anyone who spends any time at all outside knows that not all days are sunny and warm — what we term “perfect.” And while … Continue read...
by Middle Aged Plague on Nov 4, 2014

Simple Pleasures Being More Than Enough, Maine Is All Over That.

Do you get excited about being inside a warm home? A plate in front of you with good food from your own garden or root cellar. Family surrounding you that is happy, chattering, pulling together. Not being up against it with debt and slowly rebuilding...
by MeInMaine Blog on Oct 30, 2014

Money SMART At Any Age

As most of you know Thom and I have been mainly self-employed since we got together over 37 years ago. Fortunately, we are currently more financially secure and wealthy than we’ve ever been throughout our lives. Are we rolling in money? … Co...
by SMART Living 365 on Oct 17, 2014

Spirit of the Canyon: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Spirit of the Canyon, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: The human spirit is an indomitable one, and within all of us is the desire to create, to search, to explore, to … Continue reading →...
by Middle Aged Plague on Oct 14, 2014

The Pataha: The Story of This Painting

The Story of the Painting The Pataha, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: We have friends, transplants from the Northwest, who live in the Southwest. And while the desert is beautiful, they say — filled with color … Continue...
by Middle Aged Plague on Oct 7, 2014

Book review: Simple Living in History

Simple living, paring back our lives to focus on the things that matter most, is not a new idea. All through history people have advocated simpler living – for happiness, for virtue, for God, or for the earth. It’s always been there in ou...
by Make Wealth History on Oct 6, 2014

Simple Living Inspiration

Sounds perfectly wonderful!
by The Enchated Cottage on Oct 1, 2014

Contemplation: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Contemplation, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Autumn is an unusual season — one of joy and thankfulness, because we celebrate harvesting the hard work of summer and spring, yet also one … Cont...
by Middle Aged Plague on Sep 30, 2014

The Christian Obsession with “Ministry”

Many Christians, especially in church settings, focus — obsess — about finding their ministry, and they pore through 1 Corinthians 12 searching for suggestions: “Do I have faith? or a message of wisdom? I’m pretty sure I don&#...
by Middle Aged Plague on Sep 26, 2014

Is Following Jesus Easy?

Following Jesus — while it is truly the only way to find peace and contentment on this contentious planet of ours — is not easy, and while many Christians try to convince themselves that they’re on the narrow road of … Continu...
by Middle Aged Plague on Sep 22, 2014

Building of the week – the tiny house

In Britain, the pressure of the current housing crisis has led to smaller homes. Developers are packing more homes into the same space, and the average house size is shrinking. In some cases, especially for families on lower incomes, this can lead to...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 19, 2014

Golden Opportunity: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Golden Opportunity, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: It’s the perfect sunset — a golden end to the perfect day. The breeze has been just right to gently fill the sails, and … Continue read...
by Middle Aged Plague on Sep 16, 2014


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