Sunday, April 19, 2009

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day...  a great day to clarify my blog name - "Living Grenier (Greener)".  I've had some people congratulate me for trying to live a greener lifestyle "in order to save the planet and make sure our grandchildren will even have a planet at all."  But I'm trying to live a greener lifestyle in order to attempt to live a healthier life, and to be a good steward of the planet that God has given us.  In Genesis, God entrusted Adam and Eve (and now us) as caretakers of His creation.  I don't fear the future, I don't fear for my children or grandchildren or even great grandchildren.  God is in complete control over everything, and that includes the planet. I'm not trying to be fanatical, or buying into the mainstream media's "Global Warming" theory, or buying into fear strategies...  The earth is NOT my mother!!!  I am just trying to look at my decisions and think, "What would my great grandparents have eaten, or bought, or done, or cooked..."  I'm not trying to be progressive, I'm trying to go back to the basics.  


Jennifer said...

I am right there with you Heather. It is about being healthier for our families and better stewards of "God's Green Earth."

Just last night I became convinced of the power of baking soda as a household cleaner. I was upstairs to scrub the tubs and realized I had not brought my cleaner up with me. Too lazy to walk back down stairs, I grabbed my baking soda (the stuff for my hair experiment) and sprinkled it one. It was awesome! I don't think I'll ever go back to scrubbing bubbles again!