What We Read This Week

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


Silence Is Hard: The Adventures of an Extrovert on a Silent Retreat

I was born an extrovert. When I was 2, my mom put me in the front seat of the grocery cart at ShopRite, and as an older woman bent down to pick up eggs, I kissed her on the head. My mom, shocked, exclaimed, “Tinamarie! You can’t just kiss strangers!” When I was 16, my friend’s parents constantly questioned my sobriety due to expressive moves on the dancefloor. Read Full Article

From Busted Halo


‘Ecological grief’ among mental health effects of climate change in Canada: report’


Canadians are increasingly showing symptoms of anxiety, “ecological grief” and even post-traumatic stress related to the effects of climate change, according to a new report. Read Full Article

From Ottawa Citizen


Majority of baby boomers would opt for semi-retirement if employers only allowed: poll

The majority of working baby boomers would stay on the job longer if employers allowed them to shift into semi-retirement — but most workplaces don’t provide that option, a new survey suggests. With unemployment in Canada at record lows and a labour shortage poised to hit critical levels when boomers hang up their hats, semi-retirement could be one way to help manage that crisis. Since working longer puts more money in people’s wallets when they do retire, that increased spending power would benefit the economy as well. Read Full Article

From CBC


How Churches Can Protect Undocumented Immigrants

In the spring of 2017, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained and eventually deported Jorge Taborda’s wife and oldest son. The Tabordas had been living in the United States for over 19 years. When ICE came to the door, Jorge and his younger son—a U.S. citizen by birth—were not at home. Jorge was able to find refuge at the Holy Cross Retreat Center near Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has been living there since May 2017.  “Last year I lost my wife, I lost my family, I lost almost everything in my life,” says Taborda through tears. “We were in this country living in peace, working in peace, paying taxes—but this administration didn’t want to recognize that, they wanted to count our family as a number.” He describes living at Holy Cross as “a great gift from the Lord.” Read Full Article

From US Catholic


What to Do When You Stop Liking Your Church

It’s amazing how heated the preference battles in the church get. Everybody wants church to do things their way. Either the church is too boring or too entertaining, too deep to reach non- believers or not deep enough to train disciples, too big or too small. No matter how you slice it, there are a lot of competing priorities in the Church. These battling preferences drain the power of community. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine

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Categories: environment, faith, Featured, life, Lifestyle

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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