Exactly why do I think it’s important to make healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environment?
First and foremost, it glorifies God. As 1 Corinthians 10:31 admonishes, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
Quite frankly, exposing yourself to a bunch of toxins does not glorify God. Second Corinthians 7:1 instructs us to “purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”
In order to purify ourselves from everything that contaminates, we need to know what contaminates. Once we identify the problems, then we need to work on solutions so we can begin to purify ourselves.
That’s where Accidentally Green comes in. While many posts highlight a bunch of bad news, at least you know what’s lurking in this world. And, as most of my faithful readers can attest, the solutions I suggest aren’t too difficult. At first they might seem only a teensy radical – read labels so I know what I’m consuming? Make my own cleaning products because most of the store-bought varieties are poisonous? – but it really is easy to make some noticeable changes.
By adopting an Accidentally Green mindset, you become a good steward of what God has given you.
You become a good steward of your body when you care for it with healthy products and foods.
You become a good steward of your family when you protect their health by choosing safe products.
And you become a good steward of the world that God has entrusted to our care when you try to make it a healthier, safer place.
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Mama D says
Jacquelyn Stager says
nice post Hilary!
Hey Jen says
I’m learning to go green myself. It’s an interesting process…sometimes fun too. :)
I have a question for you…as summer kicks into full swing, do you have any tips or ideas on safe sunscreens for babies??
I have four days of sunscreen posts ready for next week … so get ready to read, Lauren! :) In the meantime, check out for some recommended products.