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Purpose[ edit ] The purposes of intentional communities vary in different communities. They may include sharing resources, creating family-oriented neighborhoods, and living ecologically sustainable lifestyles, such as in ecovillages. Types of communities[ edit ] Some communities are secular ; others have a spiritual basis. One common practice, particularly in spiritual communities, is communal meals. Typically, there is a focus on egalitarian values. Other themes are voluntary simplicity , interpersonal growth , and self-sufficiency. Some communities provide services to disadvantaged populations, for example, war refugees, the homeless, or people with developmental disabilities. Some communities operate learning or health centers.

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I told him this: How hopeless it is for Christians to expect that Congressional Republicans will do anything effective to defend religious liberty, in particular the liberty of our institutions, including schools and non-profits. Plus, big business has chosen sides. From their vision page:

For two years, I lived on a rural egalitarian commune, known these days as an “intentional community.” Communes are defined as “a group of people living together and sharing possessions and .

Email Have you ever wanted to drop out of mainstream society and live differently? Have you dreamed of not having to work, taking it easy, and meeting great people while enjoying the fruits of the Earth? There are alternative lifestyles everywhere, just waiting for those who want in. If you have a small donation to give at the beginning of your stay, your contribution will help offset community costs and help solidify a place for yourself in the community.

Buddhist temples offer a similar lifestyle, as do some Sufi retreats. If there is a local mystical Christian congregation in your area, they may have connections to continually operating monasteries that offer spots to folks on retreat.

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Destructive forces are well organized in the world, The forces of love, not so much. So here, we get organized. When will we have the time to really jump in? The world is going through a dark time. The need for compassion, wisdom and a radically new approach to life has never been greater.

Co-op – Everything about living in an intentional community home – find the perfect crew, improve on your experience, make alliances. Intimacy – Not your average dating site – in fact, forget what you know about relationships – true intimacy is an unfathomable mystery.

They quickly got involved at Parkcrest and joined a Home Community, who they now consider family. Adam is on the tech team and runs sound for our Sunday services and Shae volunteers with hosting and the communion prep team. Adam and Shae both have black belts in TaeKwonDo. Along with their son AJ, they enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Manny is a drummer and has played on the Worship Team. Yvonne has been part of the Easter choir in the past. They appreciate being connected with God and in community with other people at Parkcrest. Their family, which now includes their daughters, Celeste and Elysse, loves music and dancing as well as hiking and camping. We have always been able to serve either individually or as a family, and through our volunteering at Parkcrest, we have grown closer to God and each other.

They are growing in their faith at our church through involvement in two small groups, Celebrate Recovery, and step studies. Brandon and Jillian recently renewed their wedding vows.

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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From tree house villages in Costa Rica to yoga communes in Hawaii, these 10 intentional communities are havens of peace, creativity and sustainability. Imagine waking up to the sound of bells from a temple to share in a morning yoga ritual overlooking the mountains of Peru, or the glittering Pacific Ocean in Hawaii. Picking fresh vegetables from your neighborhood garden to cook in a community-wide meal in a spacious, shared kitchen.

There are 3 other intentional communities in the county, Twin Oaks (), Little Flower Catholic Worker (), and Living Energy Farm (), and a couple more within miles. There’s also a substantial community of ex-members of all these communities living in the area.

Enjoy the Famous Daily The Spartan experience: But he is probably a figure of legend. Sparta seems to have delevoped gradually as a practical response to unusual circumstances. The valley of the Eurotas river, unusually fertile for Greece, is a rich prize conquered in the 12th century BC by Dorians – few but fierce invaders compared to the settled people they overwhelm. A military society is one way of stabilizing such a situation, with an elite group of soldiers keeping the villagers hard at work.

When Sparta emerges in history, in the 8th century, a system of this kind is firmly established. The peasants of Sparta, known as helots, are serfs owned by the state. They do all the manual work of the community, enabling the citizens – an exclusively military caste – to concentrate on warfare and politics.

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Strangers who decide to create a community and live in their own dwellings — yet share common spaces, activities and various aspects of their lives — are part of a growing movement referred to as “cohousing. A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. The award-winning AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter “Cohousing’s growing appeal trades on concerns and aspirations that are part ’60s counterculture, part ’00s ‘sharing economy,’ and bound into the American DNA all the way back to Plymouth Rock,” reads a article in Portland Monthly.

“Intentional communities” enable the elderly to stay at home longer with full access to support services. Aging in place is an independent living option for seniors .

Cancel Imagine being relieved of some of the burden of caring for your elderly loved one—without having to place her in an assisted living setting or nursing home in order to do so. Instead, she could remain in the comfortable familiarity of her own home, and all of the services she needs—as well as a rich program of social activities—would be brought to her. Sound like just a pipe dream?

With the advent of the “intentional community” concept, also known as ” aging in place ,” it’s increasingly possible for today’s elderly to stay in their own homes for a longer time—or even a lifetime. An intentional community is a form of independent living for seniors. Intentional communities are springing up all across the nation, from west coast Avenidas Village in Palo Alto, California to east coast communities such as Beacon Hill Village and Cambridge at Home, both in Massachusetts.

Rather than moving to senior housing to receive needed assistance, you pay a membership fee and receive free or discounted support services in your own home. Services at Beacon Hill Village include home care services such as household help and homemaking cleaning, grocery shopping, errands, meals , personal assistance, companionship, and nursing care, if needed. But as important as support services are, there is an equally important need for activities that help to fend off the social isolation that often accompanies the aging process.

Educational seminars, films, exercise programs, trips, and social events held in nearby churches, restaurants and community centers help to fill the void.

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Parkview. The Parkview House community, founded in and located right on the edge of Washington Park in Albany, New York, is home to around twenty-five people, many of them university students attending different schools in the Capital District.

Mineralogy As a discipline, mineralogy has had close historical ties with geology. Minerals as basic constituents of rocks and ore deposits are obviously an integral aspect of geology. The problems and techniques of mineralogy, however, are distinct in many respects from those of the rest of geology, with the result that mineralogy has grown to be a large, complex discipline in itself. Nepheline greasy light gray , sodalite blue , cancrinite yellow , feldspar white , and ferromagnesian minerals black in an alkalic syenite from Litchfield, Maine, U.

About 3, distinct mineral species are recognized, but relatively few are important in the kinds of rocks that are abundant in the outer part of the Earth. Thus a few minerals such as the feldspars, quartz, and mica are the essential ingredients in granite and its near relatives. Limestones , which are widely distributed on all continents, consist largely of only two minerals, calcite and dolomite. Many rocks have a more complex mineralogy, and in some the mineral particles are so minute that they can be identified only through specialized techniques.

It is possible to identify an individual mineral in a specimen by examining and testing its physical properties. Determining the hardness of a mineral is the most practical way of identifying it. This can be done by using the Mohs scale of hardness, which lists 10 common minerals in their relative order of hardness:

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By Gracie X For some people, perhaps, having an open marriage is a concession. Perhaps cheating comes to mind; you imagine that after infidelity, a couple has made a new vision of their marriage. These are marriages that “make- do” after the scar tissue has healed. But frankly, that isn’t the way it’s done in my polyamorous community , or my open marriage. My situation is not at all about concessions.

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It’s [it is] unclear what he meant. It’s [it has] been wonderful seeing you again. But do not use it’s for it has when has is the main verb: It has a strong flavor; use it sparingly cannot be written as It’s a strong flavor… An equally common mistake is to use it’s for the possessive, probably because ordinary possessives of nouns are formed with an apostrophe: But the possessive its is a pronoun, not a noun, and, like other possessive pronouns his, hers, yours, and theirs , is written without that particular bit of punctuation: I have to fix my bike.

Its front wheel came off. Usage note While it is possible to use its as a predicate adjective The cat is angry because the bowl you’re eating out of is its! Borrow my notebook—its aren’t , such use is rare and in most circumstances strained. It has whitewall tires and red upholstery.

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Speaking Regular English One of the things they don’t tell you when you become a Christian is that we have our own language. Sure, it sounds like English, but if you listen, and it doesn’t have to be that closely, you’ll notice that it is a completely different thing. So, you want to learn Christianese before your friends start calling you a heathen? No worries, here’s a few things you need to know! This is probably the most popular one right now.

We can’t just have a meeting, it has to be an “intentional” meeting. There’s intentional living, intentional community, intentional dating, you name it. Everything has to be “intentional. This phrase basically gives you the freedom to completely bash someone. When you sing, it sounds like someone is punching a goat, but I’m telling you this in christian love. When you hangout with a group of secular friends, you’re just hanging out.

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But he loved hanging out with her. So, I just encouraged him to stay in proximity, to grow in his friendship with her, and to hope something would grow from there. Godliness is sexy to godly people.

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