Have you been charmed to “go green”?

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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: kayla@t-tapp.com or visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com

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  1. AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!! Thank you Kayla! This is right on. There is a major agenda to the "Green" movement. So let's spend millions and millions of dollars to all, "Go Green!!" Anyone who does not see the agenda is blinding believing that these people have our best interest at heart. I don't believe it. I totally agree that this is a no brainer, gather  the food God has provided in its natural state, then take it and create something amazing in your own kitchen! And of course…stay away from those chemicals that are killing us, in our food, in the packaging, and in cosmetics and lotions. We don't need to "Go Green" we need to "Go Commonsense!"

  2. Good job on this article Kayla!  I thought you expressed yourself well and pointed out some solid areas for consideration.  Anything popular and "trendy" with a ton of funding behind it- pushing an agenda-deserves to have a skeptical eye cast upon it!  The Lord is over all!

  3. HI Kayla,
    I suppose I feel I need to point out that there are some Christian organizations who have embraced the 'go green' mindset (Mennonite USA for instance) and work to be stewards of the earth because it is God's handiwork AND because they believe the science of global warming….not because they are brainwashed.  I know this is a controversial subject, but I felt I needed to speak up on behalf of some of us who don't believe in a literal 'new heaven and new earth', so should take care of this planet for future generations.  For us not to do so would be selfish and short-sighted in our worldview.  I know there are some who are 'green' who believe in population control in order to preserve our home, but I don't believe the majority of people going green subscribe to this.  
    I also don't put a lot of stock in 'agendas' because everyone has one.  The right, the left, the middle.  Coming from the more left of center side politically, I can point to many 'agendas' of the right that had funding in the last administration that I felt went against the kingdom of God….but that's a discussion for another day. Or not 🙂  
    Good reminders, though, to eat clean, cook from scratch, and support local farmers.  I need to do more of that!

    1. Hi Cindy!

      I VERY much appreciate you weighing in on this discussion! We definitely view the world through our upbringing, Biblical veiws, experiences, etc.. All of this combined makes up our worldview and it varies so much from person to person. Thank you for bringing in another perspective!

      With Love,
      Kayla

  4. Thanks for writing about this, Kayla. I really don’t like that many of the newer children’s books focus on the fear that we will do ourselves in by the time our kids grow up. That’s the idea that kids are being brought up with right now. If nothing else, it’s a great tool politically to raise a generation in that kind of fear. I thought the movie Wall-E was terrible in that way. I also remember watching a recycling presentation that my kids had to be a part of in which they instructed all the kids to go home and tell their parents that they had to start recycling because it was their world their mothers were ruining. It’s undermining, scary and wrong to plant these ideas in a child’s mind. So many things wrong with it, but the worst part is that it’s not even science they’re presenting. It’s just pure fear and bullying tactics. I’ve been concerned about this for a long time.

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