Reduce Reuse Recycle - it's not only a good motto, but good wisdom for the sustainability of this spaceship we're on.
It's easy to get lazy and just pitch it and not rinse and recycle. It's easy to use products that are cheap because they're made from non-recyclable materials (styrofoam!) or from non-recycled materials (styrofoam!). It's easy just to pitch that cup and get another when we need it, but taking the easy way is poisoning our spaceship and eventually, we will use it up. Compost, pay a few extra bucks for organic, buy products that are in recyclable packaging, look for companies that use sustainability practices, and become a sustainability advocate yourself. Put out that recycling bin each week. Challenge yourself to get that bin filled before the trash bin. Pick up trash as you see it. It not only looks better, but it's better for our earth. And find yard care companies that use organic products. Yes, you'll pay more for the service, but all that run-off is poisoning our water. Go electric. You get the idea...
Take time to make a difference. God made this planet so that we could live. Let's not kill it and in turn kill ourselves and those who come after us. And let's show a little love and respect for the God who made it all!
Thank you for this good earth, Creator God. Especially as Spring is blossoming, I marvel at the cycle of life and the incredible way you've made us and our environment.
Change my heart and my actions, O God. Remind me each day to care for your creation by using wise purchasing practices and taking helpful actions to sustain life on this planet, Creator God. Help me to be an advocate for this magnificent creation and all its beautiful creatures. May we all be more like you in caring for the things and the people you've made.
I'm a wife, mom, pastor, human...probably not in that order. I struggle each day to be faithful to God, to my family and to my call as a Christian and all of those previously-mentioned roles. I pray to be positive, kind and thoughtful, but tend to fall short on all counts. I am inspired by sunrises and enjoy taking pictures (mostly my kids, deer in the yard and sunrises). I waste time playing stupid computer games and wishing I'd been better at all of the aforementioned roles. ;-)