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 living an eco-friendly, healthy and sustainable living through a Christian worldview in solidarity with all of God’s children around the world. Many people consider themselves ... Read More about 10 Green Ways to Live a Faithful Lent with Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving
Did you know that there are many natural home remedies that you can use to ease cold and flu symptoms and maybe even shorten the duration of the illness? Cold and flu season is upon us, and the likelihood of at least one family member catching one is high. That doesn’t mean that you have to run for the medicine cabinet or drugstore though. Here are a few home remedies that you can try next time you or a family member feel a cold or flu coming on. Honey Honey has antiviral and ... Read More about Natural Home Remedies for Cold and Flu
Luumi Unplastic Bowl Review Are you looking for more ways to reduce the plastic in your home? Tired of bringing home plastic food storage items because the choices at your local stores are so limited? Me too! So when Eartheasy.com offered me the opportunity to try one of their newest products, the Luumi Unplastic Bowl - a plastic free reusable bag, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive! Plastic-Free Packaging EarthEasy.com is one of my favorite online stores for eco-friendly items ... Read More about Have You Tried Luumi Unplastic Bowl? A Plastic Free Review
UPDATE: Since posting this article, Craftsy Unlimited changed its name to Bluprint.com. The good news is that their new name came with an expanded platform and several more upcycled classes and projects. I updated this post with the new name, but don't be confused if you find one I missed. I hope to completely update the article soon. Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions about the changes. I often recommend green and eco-friendly alternatives — ones that won't add ... Read More about Why I Love Bluprint — My new digital obsession!
Read & Study Laudato Si' with Us! Text: Laudato Si’ Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si’ Study Series Page: Outline Do you consider yourself Christian? Eco-friendly? Pro-life? To some, it may seem weird to ask these questions together but if your answer is “yes” to the first question, the other two “yeses” should naturally be assumed. As we read Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, I thought it would be an interesting study to see what the document has to ... Read More about The Top 10 Pro-Life Quotes from Laudato Si’
Last Series Post: A Universal Communion Text: Laudato Si’ Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si’ Series Page: Outline Understanding Pope Francis on “The Gaze of Jesus” As we have worked our way through the first two chapters of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis has concentrated the most of his effort on sharing environmental concerns and directing us towards our obligation as Christians to care for all of God’s creation. Now during this last section, titled “The Gaze of Jesus,” he ... Read More about Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: (Part 2.7) The Gaze of Jesus