Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Happy earth day everybody. I love this day. So does Dave. I will be in class tonight for grad school but hopefully he gets to watch a cool national geographic special on TV tonight. In 1961 the world wildlife fund was created to help save endangered panda bears from disappearing. Since then they have collaborated to help save hundreds more animals in peril. So basically we love animals and earth day. There are lots of ways you can help the planet without moving to Borneo to research dying plant species: You can shop local produce at a farmers market (plus it tastes better and less fuel goes into producing it because it doesn't have to be flown in from Chile). You can make sure you purchase sustainable seafood (wild caught and it is even labeled sustainable harvest). You can recycle and carry a reusable water bottle instead of using plastic bottled water (way cheaper too!) I speak for Dave and I when I say that we believe the Kingdom of Heaven extends to us from God, but also from us to the planet, to our social networks, to our personal relationships with everything in God's creation. It says in Romans 8:22 "For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time." So that includes earth day. Hey, Christians can and should be earth loving, tree hugging hippies! That's our stance anyway. So love Jesus by taking care of his planet and treading lightly. Not just on a day that is made to remind us of God's beautiful creation... (PS. this picture is the free walpaper from WWF.org! Give them the credit for my favorite animal)

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