What is Sustainability?

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Emergency preparedness is a hot topic these days and as a Christian I have wondered on occasion if this practice applies to me. After all, if I believe that God will provide for me in any circumstance than what does it matter if I stock up on canned goods or not. After much reflection I have some thoughts on this topic. I think it is important before you start a stock pile of food or whatever else to consider from what perspective you are storing up. Are you storing up from a position of faith or a position of fear?

I can say there have been times when stocking my cabinets became an action of fear of running out and at those times God led me to empty those cabinets out. My faith is in God for He holds the future and I know that He will provide for me. I prepare for the future because I know that life and the economy has its ups and downs both for me and those who I will encounter. If my husband looses his job I will have food for my children in the cabinets; if my neighbor looses his I can share with his family too.

I will leave you with this one thought to consider. If I have faith that the events foretold in the book of Revelation are true then I believe that in the last days there will be trials and if I believe this I will make my family prepared. I not only want my family to be prepared for sustainability but also prepared to share with others in need.

How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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"...for your Father knows what you need before you ask." Matthew 6:8