Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Upcycle in Style

Sunriver provided some mixed weather; a little bit of sun and a LOT of clouds. We went on a bike ride for about an hour and a half and went to the furthest bike paths possible. I can never get over how pretty this place is! We were surrounded by trees the entire time and passed by miles of the Deschutes River. Here's the view from the river a few nights ago while I was reading...

This place is amazing. This WORLD is amazing. I think we take for granted how beautiful this place really is until we get out and explore it for ourselves. Just being here makes me realize how awesome God is by creating this for us...and yes, he created this FOR us. He also gave us the responsibility to take care of it. Here are a few well known versus about our duty as stewards to the earth...

Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth." [Genesis 1:26]

The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it. [Genesis 2:15]

"The land is not to be permanently sold because it is Mine, and you are only foreigners and temporary residents on My land. You are to allow the redemption of any land you occupy. [Leviticus 25:23-24]

You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet: all the sheep and oxen, as well as animals in the wild, birds of the sky, and fish of the sea passing through the currents of the seas. [Psalm 8:6-8]

The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the Lord; for He laid its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers. [Psalm 24:1-2]

I know that I may not be the most "eco-friendly" person but I realize that I need to try harder to take care of this place we call home because, well, God said so! There are countless versus about the punishments for not taking care of the earth, so I think He means it when He says that we are supposed to watch over his creation. Upcycling, recycling, and being eco-friendly are all trending topics right now. Here are some (simple) ways to be trendy and take care of our planet by reusing what you already have...enjoy!






[PS...check out Etsy or Craft Gawker for more ways to reuse and recycle upcycle]

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