Tomorrow, Saturday, March 27th, at 8:30 pm, it's Earth Hour. Set your timer! Turn off the lights, laptop, and television. If you have kiddos, tuck them in tightly to bed and snuggle with your honey by candlelight. Once they're down, pour a glass of vino, read poetry aloud, or trade foot rubs with your beloved. If that's not your flavor of romance, play a board game by candlelight or go for a walk and enjoy dusk! Or if you're flying solo (or choosing to fly solo!), draw a hot bath, light a candle and enjoy your latest fictional novel up to your neck in bubbles. No matter what you do, do it with the lights out and as many energy-draining appliances in their OFF position. It's only one hour...you can do it!
By working together for one hour, we can make a difference in this world's energy usage, and make a difference for what we leave our children by example and by lifestyle.
Thanks for joining us here! We're excited to see what might come of this little experiment. And it is an experiment. No real parameters or end date in sight, we hope this to be a fluid experience. This is not meant to be some deep existential blog. We'll save those for a face-to-face over a complex glass of cabernet and some yummy, stinky cheese or fresh breads. Call us for a date! :-)
This is basically to journal our experience in being more disciplined with all the myriads of blessings God has given our household. The initial plan is to explore what we are doing with what God provides financially, find the strengths and weaknesses, and find ways to improve what we're doing. We do believe stewardship is a discipline and we know that the stronger that gets, the strong our relationship with God becomes.
We will end this by stating that we are not experts by any stretch of the imagination. We are just journaling what we're learning, in research, education and experience. If we can encourage you to do the same, wonderful! We also hope to gain insight into your lives with your sharing this journey with us. We look forward to a positive practical and spiritual exchange!
I'm finding it terribly ironic that the graphic that I chose to have in the header of this blog is a wheat field. A wheat field! I'm gluten-intolerant. I have no doubt that when I chose this, God was in Heaven giggling at me. Or at the very least, shaking His head.