From Barbara Brown Taylor

Here’s a typically thoughtful and wise article from Barbara Brown Taylor from the current Christian Century entitled, "When the Well Runs Dry." Click Here to read it.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Once a year or so I spend time with my poet friend at her summer mountain home near the Jemez Peublo in New Mexico. Water is extremely scarce at all times, and the conditions for flushing, brushing & etc are exactly as BBT portrays. Only we go one step further: we shower navy-style but with the tub drain plugged up so that when finished we can scoop up the water and carry it out to the garden for the wildflowers we have planted and transplanted there for years. That brown water and water collected in barrels from the roof runoff are the only sources for those priceless flowers. There is something primal about the whole experience that we cherish. I’m known for my ability to wash the most dishes with the least amount of water…no small feat I’ll have you know. Those countless visits have deeply influenced me to conserve, make do, re-use and, well, actually to be more frugal with resources than most know or would understand. I so get BBT’s affirmation that her article is a theological one. After reading it I got up and turned off several lights in the house, then sat in the peaceful dim light of my library, gave thanks once again for the bounty I enjoy and promised the Provider I’ll be more appreciative, careful and generous tomorrow. rtrr