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For Those Who Need Employment

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Heavenly Father,
we remember before you those who suffer want
and anxiety from lack of work. Guide the people of this land to use
our public and private wealth so that all may find suitable and
fulfilling employment and receive just payment for their labor;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen..
– Morning Star Church

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Eat. Less. Meat.

Help save the environment and Eat. Less. Meat.

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The next time you consider grabbing a burger at a fast-food place, remember this: over the past few decades, the rainforests have been disappearing to satisfy our “hunger” for cheap beef. Rainforests are home to over a thousand indigenous tribal groups, thousands of species of birds and butterflies and exotic animals-all of which are now endangered. Rainforests also affect rainfall and wind all around the world by absorbing solar energy for the circulation of our atmosphere: the trees provide buffers against wind damage and soil erosion, which then helps prevent flooding along our coastlines. They are a precious part of our ecosystem. Let’s all do something to protect them.

Over five million acres of South and Central American rainforests are cleared each year for cattle to graze on. The local people don’t eat this much meat-it is exported to make the $1 hamburger and a cheap barbeque meal. More beef=fewer trees

Derived from the Lower Haight Holler Blog: https://lowerhaightholler.blogspot.com/2018/11/skip-burger-and-save-rainforest.html

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We Can All Be Forest Conservationists!

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I’m not sure why, but I always assumed acid rain didn’t happen anymore. Like it was just something we talked about in the past tense. Then I went to visit some family in a highly forested area, and instead of seeing everything covered in green, I noticed several large spots of brown.

Did you know that there is an organization working to combat the effects of things like acid rain? Basically they’re working to conserve forests–and that includes urban forests! And we can help too, just by planting a tree or two in our yard, or maybe putting a few plants on our balcony. There are even some plants that can help clean out the air indoors!

Find more information about American Forests, the organization mentioned above, at https://www.americanforests.org/

 

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Women’s History Month

Just in case you’ve been so busy that you’ve managed to avoid all of social media for the past month, I’ll let you know that it’s currently women’s history month. This month is a time for us to all intentionally look at the achievements and hardships women have made and faced. And as many of you probably know, I love giving shout-outs to incredible women in history.

Hopefully, in the future, we won’t need a Women’s History Month—hopefully soon all history will be women’s history. Hopefully we won’t shut down or push down women, hopefully the achievements of women—those that have been taken credit for by others, or those that have just been ignored—will no longer need to be dug out of the ground in order for people to know what they are.

For now, though, I think we can all stand together and help each other out—help each other up. Because though all of us come from different backgrounds, we all have one thing in common: we’re all strong, courageous, and capable of anything we set our minds to. We’re all women.

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About Becca
Becca Anderson is the author of multiple books, including Prayers for Hard Times and Every Day Thankful. She loves to share her original content and excerpts from her books, which are often collections of writings, quotes, or mini-biographies from or about a number of inspiring people, in hopes that these people’s inspiring words and actions can help others as much as they’ve helped her.