Last Series Post: Loss of Biodiversity (Part 4) Text: Laudato Si’ Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si’ Series Page: Outline In Chapter 1 of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, we have been looking at how he views the current condition of the earth and so far in our study, he has shared his observations on pollution, the climate, the issue of water and the loss of biodiversity. Now he changes gears a bit and wants us to consider how we, as humans, fit into ... Read More about Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: (Part 5) Decline in the Quality of Human Life and the Breakdown of Society
“Honor your father and your mother, that you may have a long life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 How will you honor Mom this year? Mothers have been tasked with raising us to become faithful, charitable children in God’s world. Whether she’s an environmentally conscious Mom or not, here are 10 green gift ideas to make her Mother’s Day, birthday, or any holiday a bit greener! 1 -- A HOME COOKED OR GRILLED MEAL Mom and Grandma enjoy a home-cooked ... Read More about 10 Green and Environmentally Friendly Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
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!