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Thought for Today

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something.” – Carl Sagan – See more at: http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/environment-quotes.html#sthash.qPN6zExb.dpuf

Thought for Today

Copyright 2010 R.O. Robbins
Copyright 2010
R.O. Robbins

“Let us not depreciate the Earth.  There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God.  From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which is overflows.”“Lucy Larcom

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Love Your Mother Earth

Earth Day
Earth Day (Photo credit: Ontario Wanderer)

Today is Earth Day.  As a person of faith I believe God is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother.  Scripture tells us we were formed from her and we return to her when we die.  We were not given the earth to plunder and destroy but to care for and nurture.

This Earth Day think about how much of the earth’s precious resources you use.   Think of ways you can reduce your consumption of water, electricity, gasoline and land.

What one positive step can you take this week to make a difference? Read my Squidoo lens  Art and Craft Supplies from the Trash  for ideas on how to reuse some of that paper and plastic packaging you bring into your home.

Earth, Teach Me

Copyright 2011 by R.O. Robbins

 

“Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.

Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.

Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.

Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone. 

            Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.

Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.

Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.

Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.”  – Ute Prayer