i dream big. it’s true.
some may say i dream too big.
that i catch a vision for something and before you know it i’ve made it something entirely too unattainable.
yes, some may say that…
call me crazy but i’m under the impression that where God gives passion, He provides a path, and will enable the impossible.
i have a list of “unattainable”s.
i have a vision of being a part of the ending of human trafficking. the abolition of slavery. everywhere.
for it to be done. finished. over.
… of witnessing the end of abortion. on a global scale.
and i know that there will come a day where evil and sin will be no more. the last breath of Satan will be taken and God, His truth, His love, His mercy, His justice will be all that exists.
oh sweet GLORY. knowing that brings peace.
but it doesn’t bring complacency. because His Kingdom is now, here, and we are the church.
so we are called to action.
we are called to “Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.” (Micah6:8)
and God loves to make the unattainable attainable. by His power. working all things together for our good and His glory.
so why not dream big?
as a body we have dreamt of serving the impoverished. we are making clean water attainable, providing shoes for children’s feet, coming along side of people groups and helping them learn how to care for their children, how to make businesses that thrive and provide. we have built orphanages and adopted children. reunited children with their parents. brought them to forever homes. we are setting captives free and giving clothes and food to the homeless. providing for the widows. all. through. HIM.
so why not dream big?
why not see the places that have now been given access to clean water and dream about bringing them a system in which they can grow gardens for their communities in towers of water? towers that use 10% of water the produce would normally use to grow… saving water, providing food.
okay so maybe that’s a big leap to make right now…
but what if these same towers could be used to cripple the mega markets? because we have problems in this country too. children are facing health issues like never before and the majority of those issues can be linked back directly with what they are putting into their bodies. food off the shelves of stores that shouldn’t even be there.
foods that are illegal in other countries because of their ingredients, our children are pumping into their bodies on a regular basis.
and even when you find a product that is “good,” it turns out to be produced by a morally and ethically corrupt company.
i recently looked up my laundry detergent. ALL “free and clear” and what i found was this: the product itself was not harmful. it was actually a “10” on the scale of unsafe to completely safe to use. but then there were the moral and ethical scales of the company that it was produced by. those numbers were much lower. much lower.
it’s purchasing consciously. purchasing with a purpose. caring enough to not support a morally and ethically corrupt company that you are okay with paying a couple dollars more for laundry detergent.
so what if we decide to purchase purposefully?
what i learned about these “tower gardens” though is that they don’t cost more. you actually save money the first year (when you’re paying off the garden) and then you continue to save hundreds of dollars each subsequent year…
so you get to better your family’s health and the health of others’ (because let’s be honest, those babies grow a ton)- all while supporting a company whose goal is to better the health of this world.
so here’s my vision.
to start small.
to start in my own home.
to grow outwards…
to partner with schools. because how awesome would it be for pizza sauce with red40 to stop being considered a vegetable- replacing it with actual vegetables that the children have spent their time nurturing and growing??
and then to take a step and incorporate a way where you could “buy one, gift one” and help others around the globe live full, nurtured lives.
i think it’s a step worth taking. and an impact this world desperately needs.
access to whole foods and good nutrition. outside your door. and across the globe.