Waking Up and Getting Ready: About Gardens, Spirituality and Wellness

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AuthorHouse, Dec 1, 2008 - Religion - 196 pages

Waking up means we are in this together and we need each other!  Whether it’s planting a garden, sharing tools and resources, or gathering around the fire pit to celebrate with music and a potluck meal- we need each other and we belong to each other.  May this book communicate that important message if nothing else.


We have a lot of "getting ready" to do for the upcoming changes in a post petroleum age we have entered.  The changes in our climate as well as in the need for new infrastructure in energy, real food for real people, healthcare, education, and housing are massive.  Some of the changes have already resulted in massive amounts of refugees moving about the world.  


I encourage us to reclaim the virtue of hospitality as a priority value as well as the best way to prepare for making a better world.  An earth-centered spirituality, simple living, and building community are at the core of my strategies for moving though the changes ahead of us..  








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About the author (2008)

Blair Frank is the author of this book.  He is a United Methodist pastor and served churches in Iowa from 1990-2005.  Blair met Sue in 2000 and they were married in 2002.  Blair and Sue live in Bertram, a small township on the southeast edge of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Blair and Sue have 6 children between the two of them.


Prior to moving to Iowa, Blair had been a licensed practical nurse for about 12 years and worked as a nurse in Colorado while attending and then graduating from the Iliff School of Theology.


Blair has been a passionate advocate for simple living and a non-violent, earth-centered spirituality for many years.  Blair believes gardening and hospitality are a part of a sustainable future- a future marked by the greening of our lives together.

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