About LifeCraft

My blog Bacon From Acorns has expanded into LifeCraft. It’s a natural development.

Bacon From Acorns got its name from a great truth illustrated in raising pigs. There is a wisdom and generosity in the natural order of things: an order that we can discover and follow, to the benefit and joy of all.

LifeCraft is a community project about discovering and applying this wisdom in today’s challenging context with special attention to issues relating to household, friendship, work, and stewardship.

Besides weekly reflections and summer retreat opportunities, LifeCraft offers free courses and online meet-ups for LifeCraft Members.

LifeCraft’s Four Key Areas of Exploration:

Human life always begins in the home. So the first of LifeCraft’s four areas is Man of the Household. I focus on man not to the exclusion of woman, but because I have something specific to share with other men—for the good of the whole household.

True Friendship is the second area because life is about relationship. To improve our friendships is to strengthen the very foundation of life.


Good Work is the third area. Karl Marx was wrong about many things. But he saw something we all should see: that in our work we express and in some sense forge our very humanity.


Finally, there is Natural Steward. We either fulfill our role as stewards of the natural world, or we don’t. Here we can discover the power and beauty of taking our proper place in the natural order.


Join me for a few moments each week in exploring these topics…

Sign up to receive short Wednesday reflections. These usually fall under one of LifeCraft’s main four areas, with some special exceptions. So under each of these areas is a little library of past reflections on that topic.

LifeCraft’s Free Courses:

Become a LifeCraft Member and your access to courses and live online sessions with John Cuddeback is free of charge.

As natural as it is, being man of the household does not come naturally, especially today. We need to be intentional and take specific steps to become the man we want to be. The course goal is this: to be the man of my household, a true husband and father, taking first responsibility for crafting the good life in my home, and so fulfilling what my nature calls me to, my heart longs for, and my loved ones need and deserve.

Men and women alike have missed the gift of womanhood. This course uncovers the truth of the nature of woman, her genius and her profound connection to that most beautiful of realities: the household. By exploring woman as wife, mother, and the heart of the home, we can move past the stereotypes and the misperceptions to discover the reality of woman, and how she can thrive today.

You face tough questions daily: How do I prioritize relationships? How do I balance work and home life? Is it time to switch careers? The answer won’t come from the traditional world of how-to, at least not the full answer. Using time well starts with using our mind well, in discovering time-tested truths about what human flourishing means. This course will help you to practice clear thinking, empowering you to face the questions in your life with greater confidence.

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