Have you been charmed to "go green"? by Kayla Howard
Green: the color of peace and harmony evokes feelings of hope, growth, good health, freshness, soothing, sharing, and responsiveness. Plants and other living things are the color of green when they are at the peak of beauty. Green signals the return of spring and abundant food. Vegetables in shades of green provide rich nourishment for our bodies. Who wouldn't want to "Go Green"?
Although I've always felt it harmless as long as you stayed balanced, I'm beginning to wonder, is it possible that we have missed the hidden agenda inside the "go green" movement? A dangerous anti-people agenda? They are no longer chaining themselves to trees but happily chanting, "go green, go green, go green".
I'm as guilty as anyone of jumping on the organic bandwagon. I'm also venturing into uncharted waters for me to write about this at all. This is a collection of thoughts forming around a growing check that God has placed upon my heart. Stick with me, then agree or disagree–we can learn from each other.
I love brown paper packages, glass bottles, and food that isn't mass produced. It actually tastes better. So I tend to shop in our local "Food Coop"–you know, the place my husband calls, "the used food store". My husband will only go in with me kicking and screaming. I think he'd be happy to go in and torment everyone if I bought him a shirt that said, "I'm a professional logger". He actually is a logger.
Being in the logging business means you run into self-proclaimed "tree huggers" and other environmentalist type folks. The major thing that people don't understand about logging is that many companies manage their forests so they don't cut themselves out of a job in the future. They log, clean, replant, grow, and the cycle starts again. Only an idiot would rape and pillage. But I digress…
I know that many of us are not in agreement with things like global warming, Al Gore, carbon footprints or the other environmentalist agenda items. However, we're actually being sucked into without even realizing it! From kindergarten to TV we're subtly being fed and trained to, "go green". I suppose it makes sense if you believe there is no God. If God didn't create the world, if God doesn't hold it in His hand, if God isn't going to eventually create a "new heaven and a new earth" then, you'd better find ways to limit the population. Don't be deceived, there is an anti-god agenda behind much of this, but not all of it.
You may be asking, so what? Do you want us to throw our trash along the road, support Monsanto, drug ourselves with prescription drugs and spray chemicals on our food. Absolutely not! I believe a lot of people who think the whole foods and organic movement is stupid, are just people who are slaves to their bellies and are addicted to junk foods. Consider this before eating: Did God make the food? Enjoy the process of making it yourself. Sign up for a local vegetable coop if you can't grown your own food. Remember, there are very, very corrupt companies that make mainstream foods, and a lot of organic companies making money off of a big hype.
Teach your children to be stewards of the earth, not because it's going to last forever, but because that is what God wants us to do. Make sure you, "Go Green" for the right reasons, not just because everyone else is doing it! And please, don't "go nuts" in the process.
Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. She is a Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp. If you'd like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Send an email to: email@example.com or visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com