Playing with Leaves and Sticks

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by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Did someone paint these leaves? Take a close look at the rainbows on this page. They are composed of … [Read more...]

Weekly Family Activity: Drops of Water

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by Kendra Juskus How great is God—beyond our understanding! 
The number of his years is past finding out. He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on … [Read more...]

Weekly Family Activity: Saving the colors of the season

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…” - Ecclesiastes 3:1 If you live in a place where the seasons change, you get to witness the shift in God’s rich palette of colors every few months. And right … [Read more...]

Seeking clean water in coal country

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Most of us probably don't think to thank God for our clean water every day. We assume that we can take clean water for granted in the United States. But in coal country, along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, clean … [Read more...]

Why your child needs a knife

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By Rusty Pritchard Kids need knives. I still get a laugh when my family goes to a sit-down restaurant, to see servers putting out silverware and carefully making sure that the table knives don’t go anywhere near my kids. This at ages up to … [Read more...]

The Sleeth family on the 700 Club: Round two

A few weeks ago we let you know that the Christian Broadcasting Network aired an in-home interview of Matthew, Nancy, and Emma Sleeth (of the creation care ministry Blessed Earth) on its television show, the 700 Club. The Sleeths were able to speak … [Read more...]

New Urbanism’s new way

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By Kendra Langdon Juskus Sometimes we can get stuck. We can get stuck in radical (though often justified) positions on crucial issues, to the point where compromise is inconceivable, potential allies retreat, opposing viewpoints dig their heels … [Read more...]

A Green Effect winner!

A few weeks ago, we encouraged you to take part in the voting process for the Green Effect contest, sponsored by National Geographic Magazine and FritoLay's SunChips brand. Tricia Elisara, who is part of the Creation Care Study Program community, … [Read more...]

Your chance to make a Green Effect!

Tricia Elisara's husband, Chris, executive director of the  Creation Care Studies Program, a study abroad semester for Christian college students, was browsing the internet one day when he stumbled upon a unique opportunity: The Green Effect, a … [Read more...]

Flourish: The Connector for the Creation Care Movement?

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This week, Cross Pointe Church hosted the first annual Flourish Conference. As a small part of the Flourish staff, I can tell you that the conference exceeded our expectations in many ways. First, our speaker list was amazing: Joel Hunter, Margaret … [Read more...]

May is National Bike Month!

And it should be, with beautiful weather and blooms rewarding us for enduring spring's fits and starts. It's the perfect time to take a bike ride or to start a habit of riding everywhere you can! This week is being sponsored by the League of … [Read more...]

Smog Season and Kids

Atlanta's smog season started May 1, and runs through September 30. That means weather conditions are more likely to create unhealthy air out of the pollution that comes from vehicle tailpipes and power plant smokestacks. Smog requires pollution, … [Read more...]

Lisa Graham McMinn: earth and us

Lisa Graham McMinn has a nice piece over at Her.meneutics, Christianity Today's blog for women, about Disneynature's movie, earth, and its reminder that while all of creation is interdependent on its parts for survival, we, as humans, don't give … [Read more...]

Flourish’s Jonathan Merritt Reviews “Earth”

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Over at Relevant magazine's website, Flourish's own Jonathan Merritt has a film review of the new Disneynature movie "Earth", opening tomorrow (on Earth Day) in theaters nationwide. He writes, in part: When the film opens, the audience is … [Read more...]