It's officially our first day of the carbon fast! When you brush your teeth this morning, remember what we are reducing our use of this week: water.
A great deal of non-renewable, carbon-emitting energy is used to get water into our homes and process it afterward. By using less water this week, we will reduce our carbon footprint, conserve a precious resource, and be more aware of our neighbors around the world who don't have such easy access to water.
It may (and perhaps it should) make us uncomfortable. Personally, I am anxious about whether I can stick to shorter showers all week. What will challenge you this week?
We'll begin each week with a prayer of thanks for whatever resource we are reducing or changing our use of. In today's devotion video
, we give thanks for water, while asking God to help us become better stewards of this vital gift.