Happy Earth Day!



Happy Earth Day


I was recently awed by the beauty of a tree – God’s handiwork. The reality of God was evident to me in that tree.

In the Bible God gave man specific instructions regarding the earth:

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. – Genesis 1:28 KJV

With the celebration of Earth Day today, the awesomeness of God’s creation is brought to the forefront of my mind.

Earth Day reminds me:
  • of the tremendous responsibility we have as humans to nurture and maintain the earth (… “replenish it…”) and its wonderful resources that have been put here for our benefit and enjoyment (…”subdue it”).
  • of how precious water is to us.
  • of how precious and delightful food is to us.
  • of how important and beneficial healthy living environments are to us.
  • that what we wear affects our interaction with the Earth. Either our attire helps us to benefit from as well as adapt to the climate in which we live or it hinders us.
  • that once we’ve utilized a resource we should do what we can to encourage its restoration.

With the authority over the earth given to us by God comes the responsibility of taking care of it also given to us by God.

What does Earth Day mean to you?

Five Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

5 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

Get Organized

An important part of creating and maintaining a healthy home (your natural green oasis!) is keeping it organized. When it is organized you have more time for the important things that you must do everyday including making your home healthier. But, when it isn’t, it is so easy to slip back into old, unhealthy habits because if nothing else, unhealthy habits are usually easy.

For instance, one area of your home that definitely needs organizing is your kitchen! If your kitchen isn’t in order, you’re more likely to skip meals and let your blood sugar drop or simply resort to fast food.

How can you work to make your home healthier if you’re dizzy from lack of nourishment or stuffed with a greasy, double-meat, double-cheese burger? 🙁

So, what can you do?

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