What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


For Women, by Women: A Sisterhood of Carpenters Builds Tiny Houses for the Homeless

For the volunteer tradeswomen who came together over several cold, wet weekends this spring to build a tiny-house village for homeless women in north Seattle, the ultimate reward wasn’t necessarily their finished handiwork. Read Full Article

From yes!magazine


Not Everyone Relishes This Pizza That Uses Sliced Pickles Where the Pepperoni Belongs

A pizzeria has been “convicted” of committing misdemeanors against pizza by the internet. Read Full Article

From Time


Faith Can Move Mountains (And Cancer Cells)

In a four-year study with HIV patients, 45 percent showed an increase of spirituality after the diagnosis, while only 13 percent decreased. The striking conclusion of the study is that increased spirituality predicted a measurably slower disease progression, and religious patients had a significantly greater preservation of healthy blood cells. Read Full Article

From OnFaith


Arrow Sharp Prayers

“My heart was crushed. Why would God place this on our hearts so clearly, challenging all the things that we thought were our hopes and dreams and breaking our thinking out of the box? Was it just a test to see if we would be willing to go?” Read Full Article

From Monica Switzer


Jam-packed Colombian island preserves quiet way of life

About 115 houses are crammed higgledy-piggledy on top of one another, while elderly men with kind eyes and weathered faces sit out on their chairs sipping beer, teenage boys line the streets nodding their heads and swaying to champeta beats and young mothers chatter away at corner shops. Nal dips and dives in and out of the winding alleys, ducking under washing lines and pointing out the various amenities of the island — a church here, a school there — and waxes lyrical about the peaceful, relaxed way of life. “There is no crime here,” he says, beaming proudly. “We have no police and we do not need them either.” Read Full Article

From CNN

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Categories: faith, Food, social justice, travel

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com


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