Toolshed: Spring Clean, Green Clean

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By Nancy Sleeth Flourish magazine, Spring 2011 “I love a clean house.  I just don’t like cleaning.” That’s a direct quote from our 20-year-old daughter, Emma, who recently graduated from college and is now living in her first … [Read more...]

Good Comes from a Grateful Heart

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By Lisa Graham McMinn Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   I used to think being a responsible shopper meant that I was frugal with our family dollars. So I clipped coupons and shopped where I could get the best deals on canned tomatoes, … [Read more...]

Toolshed: A Guide to Giving Abundantly

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Giving is en vogue. And deceptively easy. Actually, it’s as easy as swiping a credit card. Lately it seems that every purchase we make is advertized as a purchase for good: … [Read more...]

Recapturing the Pioneer Spirit for Creation Care in the 21st Century

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Tri Robinson Each morning I have the habit of rising early and feeding all of the animals while a pot of coffee brews in … [Read more...]

Composting 101: Learning about God’s Original Recycling System

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[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] A compost system is essential for your sustainable yard, one which produces little waste and requires few inputs from outside.  It … [Read more...]

“Hope of Africa” risks drying up

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By Fredric Gluck This year a drought has crippled Kenya, threatening the relatively stable country with large-scale famine and death. Here, Fredric Gluck, from Care of Creation, an environmental mission organization working in Kenya, explains the … [Read more...]