It’s February 5th, sunny and a pretty warm 54 degrees outside. Twitterpation is here and I’m ready for Spring.
The “green lifestyle” book I’m currently reading is “It’s
Not Easy Being Green” by Emma Sleeth.
She writes for her peers which are teenagers, but that’s okay because she’s so inspirational. How great is it that a 15 year old cares enough about her world to write a book inspiring others to care as well?
She outlines the biggest ways for individuals to make an impact in their daily lives, but the main point she’s trying to make is that God gave us dominion over this great green earth. We were supposed to care for it and steward it. As a general population across the decades, I think we’ve done a pretty not so fantastic job.
Stop feeling overwhelmed by the charge of “change the world,” and just start being God-pleasing. Is the way you drive God-pleasing? Are the companies you support God-pleasing? Do you ever do any kind of research to determine whether or not your purchase choices are God-pleasing?
Do it because it’s the right thing to do. Do it because it will please God.
If it doesn’t, don’t do it. Do something else.
In making this change, we will each make a small positive impact for our planet and for everyone that lives on it or ever will live on it. After all, Jesus gave us a new commandment – Love the Lord your God and Love your Neighbors as yourself.
My challenge this Spring to anyone who reads or come across this blog is even more simple and even more pointed: Plant a Garden.
Just plant a garden. Plant it in your back yard, side yard, front yard. Plant it in your neighbor’s yard or parents’ yard. Plant it at a community space or even in pots on your deck.
You will reap the benefits in that magical math kind of way God has. You plant a seed, He gives you nourishment – again and again.
Here are some tangible benefits to planting a garden: understand what goes into growing food, teach your kids about life science and the food chain, spend more time outdoors, spend more time with your kids, loads of satisfaction, participate in making life, eat a sun-warmed veggie, eat healthier food, run to the yard for a tomato for salad, appreciate your local farmers, practice patience, spend time with the Maker.
I can’t WAIT to get my garden going. Please Please do this with me this spring!!
Throughout the spring and summer, some of my posts will relate to gardening and my thoughts and suggestions on such.
(Own up to your vote in the comments section and we’ll keep each other accountable!)
(You don’t know what twitterpation is!? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXBbgzQmpJw)