From the very beginning, God gave us life. He gave us dominion over the earth and charged us to be good stewards of it.(1) Earth Day for Christians? Climate Change? Environmentalism? Caring for creation? What does that have to do with being Christian? Knowing how to celebrate Earth Day as a good steward of God's gifts in order to care for creation is an important question. Earth Day Then and Now Since the first Earth Day rallies over 45 years ago, people have come together on ... Read More about How to Celebrate Earth Day As a Good Steward of Creation
“Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” —John 20:29 “Twenty people are coming for Easter and I Don't know how I'm going to do it!” Easter is a wonderful day that deserves great celebration, but does the idea of having a bunch of people over Easter overwhelm you, especially when you’re trying so hard to care for creation by not being wasteful? Are paper plates, plastic silverware, and disposable take-home containers ... Read More about Easter: 5 Easy Tips to Make this year a Green & Eco-friendly Easter
Why Clean with Natural Products Caring for creation is grounded in and starts in our own home. Sadly, TV and advertising tell us that we need a closet full of cleaning products to clean, sanitize and make our homes sparkle. But, do you know that most of these cleaners contain chemicals we probably don’t want in our homes, much less in our bodies? Ultimately these chemicals end up absorbing into our skin and washing down the drain. Have you ever stopped to think about where they go after they ... Read More about How to Green Clean Your Whole House With only 5 Natural products!
With all the social media buzz in the earth friendly sphere, I had to find out what the big deal is with laundry detergent sheets and even more importantly find out if they really work? As good stewards, it’s important to be as creation friendly as possible in all areas of our lives and laundry is no different. It’s frustrating to buy “green” detergents in huge plastic bottles or even worse, in non-recyclable packaging. The great news is, laundry detergent sheets work well to ... Read More about Laundry Detergent Sheets: Earth Breeze Vs Tru Earth
What is the purpose of Lent? Is it when Catholics have to give up candy and dessert and eat fish on Fridays? Is it when the Church wants more of our money or we are expected to donate more to charity? It can be, but it also should be more. Could Lent be the time for us to “Go Green”? "Christian green" is my term for caring for the gift of creation by healthy and sustainable living through a Christian worldview in solidarity with all of God’s children around the world. Many ... Read More about 10 Green Ways to Live a Faithful Lent with Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving