Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
Help for our planet
In high school I was worried that there would be no birds in the woods and that the trout wouldn't survive in the rivers. Something had to be done about pollution! The threat seemed so great that I even debated abandoning my plans to go to college in order to work in a wilderness area. Maybe that would be doing my part to save the osprey and the quail, the sea otter and the redwood trees.
Books about pollution were passed around at school, and we had long discussions about what could be done. I started making small efforts to clean up the environment. I rode my bike to school instead of going by car. I checked the labels before buying grocery store products to see if they were biodegradable. My family agreed to recycle paper and glass.
One day around dusk as I watched the little killdeer fly low over the stubble fields where their nests were, I thought, "O God, please don't let this all disappear." That was the first time I prayed about pollution; it just seemed like the natural thing to do.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
Hopeless situations or spiritual paths?
CLIFFORD KAPPS ERIKSEN
God, language, and us
CAROLYN F. RUFFIN
Help for our planet
SUSAN C. STARK
Waiting is an active verb
PAUL CORDINGLY MORGAN
Active loving—never passive or judgmental
JULIE CRANDALL FOSKETT
The joy of entertaining Christ
CAROLYN B. SWAN
"Grace did much more abound"
WILLIAM E. MOODY
The Goliath in the pool
Winding Copley Ivey
The study of Christian Science has brought me...
VIOLA G. BLAKLEY
At the time Christian Science came into my life, I was in a...
JOHANNA A. EENHOORN
I went to one school for four years
ELIZABETH MYERS with contributions from JUDITH G. MYERS
How wonderful it is that divine Love tenderly removes all...
LINDA HITT SHAVER