For so many, "the holidays" have been in full tinsel and package for a couple of weeks now with holiday TV ads and flyers starting Thanksgiving week saying loudly without words, "get out there, shop, buy and spend!" Wait a minute... But what about Christians? Can we buy into the spending hype the stores are selling? In other words, is it OK for Christians to shop, wrap, gift and indulge in the "holiday spirit" like everyone else? What about Black Friday? We like bargains too! Being a ... Read More about How to Be Christian Green During Christmas
Last Series Post: A Universal Communion Text: Laudato Si’ Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si’ Series Page: Outline Understanding Pope Francis on “The Common Destination of Goods” In this chapter of Laudato Si’ Pope Francis has directed his words towards “believers,” those of us who follow Christ and call ourselves Christians. And as we look at the final two sections of Chapter 2, he points us to the Catholic social teaching of the universal destination of goods and finally ... Read More about Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: (Part 2.6) The Common Destination of Goods
Have you ever made your own handmade upcycled treat bags? All you need is a few basic items and a sewing machine. If you shop from Amazon, you probably have plenty of crumpled, used packing paper. This basic brown paper does a pretty good job of delivering our orders without damage and it makes awesome unique upcycled treat bags! Related Post: How to Make Easy Upcycled Gift Envelopes Upcycled Halloween Treat Bags These fun upcycled treat bags are made from paper package ... Read More about DIY Upcycled Party Treat Bags
Do green eco-friendly products really work? Have you considered trying a new “green” product or DIY recipe and wonder if it’s worth your money and if it will even work? Yeah, me too! A lot of the time, they are a great idea and worth every penny, but at other times, we give it a try and find out it was a waste of both time and money! So how do you know which one is which? How do you decide if it’s worth trying or skipping? Sadly sometimes we just can't know. But, if you’re on the ... Read More about 5 Green Products to Forget & 5 You Can’t Live Without
When I first sat down to write this post, I was pretty frustrated — with the mom who stood near me at the cross country meet on Saturday, my Sister-in-Christ who sat in front of me at Mass on Sunday, and even my poor Father-in-law when he came over to visit on Sunday night. I was frustrated and annoyed with their highly-scented ‘perfume clouds’! These three people just happened to be my ‘last straw,’ but I quickly recognized that my frustration isn’t really with them. The same frustration ... Read More about Please Stop, Your Fragrance is Killing Me!