Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

taken in our backyard today

Well, it's Earth Day. At first, I was feeling a bit rebellious about it. I even had started a post about how so many people are WAY into the earth and being green, and how I think it's become its own little religion.  I think it is important for us to take care of our earth and be good stewards of what God has given us. I just see some take it to an extreme. There has to balance in our lives.

So anyway,  I decided to try to take a more positive approach. I talked to Ella (my 3 year old) about Earth day.  We talked about how God made the world and we sang "He's got the whole world in his Hands." One of her favorites. She especially  loves the verse about how he has the little tiny babies. She's pretty cute singing it.

... and we read one of my favorite Golden Books

Here's an Excerpt from 

My Little Golden Book About God

By Jane Werner Watson

Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin (who is my favorite illustrator)


Think of our earth, spinning in space

So that now, for a a day of play and work

 we face the sunlight, then we turn away-

to the still, soft darkness for rest and sleep.

This, too, is God’s doing.


God gives us everything we need-

Shelter from cold and wind and rain,

Clothes to wear and food to eat.


God gives us flowers, the songs of birds,

The laughter of brooks, the deep song of the sea.


He sends the sunshine to make things grow,

Sends in its turn the needed rain.

God makes us grow too, with minds and eyes

To look about our wonderful world,

To see its beauty, to feel its might.

Lastly,  while taking pictures in our backyard today, I took a picture of another one of God's Creations...

 This is Pixie, our Boston Terrier.She's super crazy, but very lovable.

1 comment:

myminimocs said...

pixie's adorable - and yes God is Good!!! :)

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