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Embracing The Stewardship Of Creation

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Hawaii Kauai ©Bethany Hamilton

I want to focus on being good stewards, or caretakers, of creation. This big beautiful earth we call home is a GIFT. I am so blessed to live in one of the most magnificent corners of the globe – the natural beauty of Kauai is still breathtaking to me 30 years later.

I have also been super fortunate to get to travel a lot for surfing, and various forms of work and family adventure. The diverse beauty of the Kansas plains and the islands of Fiji and the jungle of Costa Rica are all spectacular, each in their own way. From the expanse of the ocean to the minute details of a leaf, God displays his artistry, craftsmanship, and power through creation. I’m certain that there is beautiful creation wherever you live too!

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1)

Living in the Breathtaking Beauty of Kauai

Living in the breathtaking beauty of Kauai has been a profound and transformative experience. Each day, I wake up to a symphony of nature’s wonders, with the gentle rustle of palm trees and the distant melody of ocean waves. The vibrant colors of the tropical flora and the majestic allure of cascading waterfalls never fail to leave me in awe. The lush landscapes and pristine beaches are not just a backdrop; they are a canvas that inspires and rejuvenates my spirit.

“When we fail to see the world as God’s creation, we will end up abusing it. Selfishness and greed take over, and we end up not caring about the environment or the problems we’re creating for future generations.”

– Billy Graham

The island’s captivating charm has woven itself into the very fabric of my being, instilling in me a deep reverence for the environment. Kauai’s natural beauty has become a constant reminder of the need to cherish and protect the precious gift of creation that we have been entrusted with. It fuels my determination to be a responsible steward of this magnificent corner of the globe and motivates me to extend that responsibility to every corner of the earth.

It makes me so sad when I see trash in the ocean, or bad habits like single-use plastic become the norm; these are two areas where I focus when it comes to caring for the earth. We can take little steps in our own daily life to reduce waste and take better care of the land and the ocean we have been given.

I believe living a more natural lifestyle overall is a great way to let your actions speak for themselves. Also, aiming to live less of the American consumerism life style. Let’s do our part!

Embracing Your Role as a Global Steward

“Reverence for nature is compatible with willingness to accept responsibility for a creative stewardship of the earth.”

– Rene Dubos

No matter where you are, you have the power to make a positive impact on the world around you. Embrace your role as a global steward and join the collective effort to care for our planet.

Here are some practical steps you can take, regardless of your location:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Implement the three Rs into your daily life. Reduce your waste by being mindful of your consumption habits. Reuse items whenever possible to extend their lifespan. Recycle materials that can be processed and repurposed, keeping them out of landfills and oceans.

Minimize Single-Use Plastics

Refrain from using single-use plastic items such as bags, bottles, and straws. Opt for reusable alternatives like cloth bags, stainless steel bottles, and eco-friendly straws.

Support Sustainable Practices

Choose products and companies that prioritize sustainability. Look for eco-friendly certifications and support businesses that actively work towards minimizing their environmental impact.

Conserve Energy and Water

Practice energy and water conservation in your home. Turn off lights and appliances when not in use, and fix leaks to reduce water wastage.

Connect with Nature

Take time to appreciate and connect with the natural world around you. Spend time outdoors, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, and foster a deeper appreciation for its wonders.

Educate and Advocate

Educate yourself and others about environmental issues and their impact. Advocate for sustainable practices and policies in your community and beyond.

Volunteer and Participate

Get involved in local environmental initiatives and volunteer for clean-up events. Participate in community efforts to protect and preserve natural spaces.

Support Conservation Organizations

Contribute to and support organizations dedicated to conservation and environmental protection. Your donations can make a significant difference in their efforts.

create a ripple effect of positive

No matter where you are, your actions as a global steward can create a ripple effect of positive change. As you take steps to care for the environment, you inspire others to do the same. Together, we can protect and cherish this beautiful gift of creation and ensure a sustainable and thriving planet for future generations. Check out my post 30 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste for some practical suggestions!Let’s unite in our efforts and embrace the responsibility we share as caretakers of the earth. Our collective actions will shape a brighter and greener future for all.

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