When it comes to religion in your life,
do you have that old pioneer spirit?

The very fact that you stopped by here makes you a bit of a pioneer. So welcome! It is interesting that you were curious enough about our project to check it out, for it suggests that you must have inherited some of that same wanderlust and spirit of adventure that compelled so many of our stout-hearted forebears to leave behind the comforts of their old life--whether back in their old country across the ocean or across mountains and prairies in their old civilized neighborhood back East--and to strike out in search of something new and different.

Their reasons varied, but there was nearly always a shared element that bound them together into a family: a sense that they were not alone; that someone or something unseen was looking out for them. It was that shared religious bond that kept their hopes alive and their spirits high, and pushed them onwards through adversity, apprehension and misery in pursuit of a dream.

One of the first things the pioneers
did was to build a new church

More often than not, the change they were looking for was spiritual. Their attempt to practice their religion was not working well back in the homeland and they desperately wanted to find a place where they could worship in peace, in their own way, freely, and openly. So pioneers they became. In a sense, that is what the Naoi Meadow Way is about as well.

Once it gets going, it will be a throw-back to those bygone days when every little town and hamlet had a simple wooden or rock church with stained glass windows, a steeple, and a bell that woke the faithful on Sunday morning and beckoned them to the service. As back then, our congregation will be tiny, no more than a couple dozen friends and neighbors. But the scope of our vision is way more than that...

It begins with a lifestyle centered around pastoral simplicity, beauty and tranquility which we call the Naoi Meadow Way, and goes on to embrace old-fashioned Christian values, a genuine concern for the greater good, and stewardship of nature and the earth. And, most exciting of all, it involves a genuine love for Jesus, the simple teacher from Nazareth, and what, we believe, was to have been his true, full message.

You have arrived at a place where few have gone before. But that's only because we are just getting started. Welcome aboard!


Want to learn more?
You are welcome to enjoy a few
moments with our NMspirations series

Each audio or video below will introduce you to a different aspect of the Naoi Meadow Way and show you what a delightful breath of fresh air it can be to swap the chaotic, shallow, gadget-driven, mainstream lifestyle that's driving you bananas for one that is wholesome, simple, calm, laid-back, and Jesus-inspired. And guess what? You will also discover immediately that you can be totally Jesus-inspired and never open a Bible or step one foot in a church! It's true!

NM Ponders (030418) - "Shopping for religion & pondering "miracles"

NM Ponders (122717) - "Small-town ethics & Jesus as our superhero"

VIDEO #1   | |   VIDEO #2   | |   VIDEO #3   | |   VIDEO #4   | |   VIDEO #5

LESSON 101   | |   LESSON 102   | |   LESSON 103   | |   LESSON 104   | |   LESSON 105  

The important thing to remember is that while NM does put the teacher Jesus front and center and is based around fundamental Christian values and traditions, the Naoi Meadow Way is not the religion; it is simply a way of living that picks up where your own religion or spiritual persuasion ends. And that lifestyle is best described as 'moderate' and 'measured'. That is, it is somewhat liberal and somewhat conservative (just like we tend to believe Jesus himself was). It has the look and feel of old-fashioned, reverential, small-town Christian worship, but with more pondering and scholarly discourse, and less Bible-thumping and dogmatic myopathy.

You might wonder if there is a 'fellowship' involved, an actual church attendance thing, with a real-world congregation. Well, no, that does not literally exist as yet. But for those who are so inclined, it certainly could happen. It would be as simple as texting a few friends and setting a time to get together under the boughs of an old oak tree. And, in fact, we are working toward just that sort of thing with a real-world Christian fellowship in the works that we call The Chapel in the Meadow. It is just getting started on Facebook. Stop by!

As beautiful as fellowship with like-minded Christians is, though, we recognize that some of us are less social than others. And the NM experience can be just as rewarding done online through social media. Or, if you already have a group you are part of, we suggest that you adopt The Right Life of NM while remaining with your current church. Or enjoy your NM adventure while co-traveling with an established denomination that you might appealing, as a "student" or an "observer" of both, simultaneously. Or, if you prefer, you could just as easily put aside all the religious stuff for now and chart a secular, temporal path. Who knows? You might come away thinking that the whole Christianity thing doesn't sound too bad---IF you could be free to do it your way.

If, after listening to an audio or two, or watching one of our videos, you come away at least slightly intrigued, thinking 'This could be what I've been needing in my life', it is the simplest thing in the world to get to know us and become a part of our exciting new project as it develops and evolves. Simply follow the links on here.

Starting to become intrigued yet?
Well, here's a little more to chew on...





The Right Life is the goal to which every NMember and their family should aspire. It means not just being healthy, happy and successful, but putting others' needs and the common good ahead of one's own selfish desires. We teach that deeds and works do matter---that To whom much is given, much is required. It also means keeping one's home a sanctuary from the chaos and misguided value system so prevalent in today's increasingly corrupt society. Before we allow something into our home, we ask "Would Jesus approve?"

Be a person of goodwill and good nature. Laugh a lot and keep a smile all day long. Be nice to everyone around you. Be humble. Be a steward of the earth, nature and all living things. Be on a level above the crassness of your mainstream, less-inspired coworkers and neighbors.

Improve the world in every way you can. And avoid all unsavory things that are beyond your control. In other words, live by the Serenity Prayer.

Be like Jesus. He was a healer and a consoler, and we should be, too. When someone needs advice or help, be their Jesus. It is our mission to pick up where he left off and continue his ministry on earth. Learn all you can about his original, unadulterated message, heed his invitation to walk with him in his meadow, and strive to emulate him. Do unto others as you would hope Jesus would do unto you.



A new NMember, embarking on the adventure, will immediately discover to their surprise why we call it an adventure. There are hundreds of little ins and outs that make our approach unique and exciting. Here's one example: We believe that things throughout the universe come in 'threes', and we call them "trines"; there are literally dozens of them. One of the most common, for instance, is the Trine of Positive Nature: Peace, Beauty and Life (You will learn to become God's steward of those things and to keep them sacred in your home). But that's just one. There are also the Trine of the Mysteries, the Trine of Harmony, the Trine of Misery, the Trine of the Temps, and so on. There are many, many others.

As a student of NM, you will also learn about the magic place in our dreams called Idyllion, as well as all the other things we take seriously and incorporate into our practice and daily lives: Like, how to imagine like a child. Why we suspect that the biblical description of Jesus may be wrong. The G.U.T.T. and how it became G.O.D. What we mean by Refined Christianity. Why we encourage home-schooling. What we mean when we say that the eccentric minority should always humbly defer to the prevailing majority. Whether it is best to enforce laws harshly, or leniently. What are Nimbees and Indees, and what do they have to do with Jesus? Why we condemn narcissism, hubris and over-reliance on technology. Why buildings should only be so tall and vehicles only so loud. Why Christmas for us lasts twice as long as for other Christians. Why Luke is so important that we named our church after him? What is The Right Life, what's in it for us, and how do we achieve it?

These are the sort of details that are explained in the catechism of NM, the learning process that leads you through the gate and into the meadow of Jesus. But, that process actually can begin online right now with the friendly assistance of our fearless guide Frith Reedo. In between playing and singing old pop songs (his other great passion), he founded the Naoi Meadow Way as a way to express his own personal Jesus-inspired lifestyle. And he is always eager to share his vision (along with some guitar pickin' and piano plunkin' music videos as well!) through his series of thought-provoking audio lessons, videos and podcasts. You can listen to them in bed at night or driving to and from work, and you are almost certain to find them fun and inspiring.