Tuesday, September 14, 2010


What takes trash and makes it into something new?

I know…you have probably hundreds of possible answers rolling through your head. Well now I am going to really throw you off and tell you it has something to do with Elijah’s first pets. Still guessing?...

2,000 Red Wriggler Worms! Yay!!!

I know other people get dogs …..we get worms… we are all about the low maintenance pet. I know from the pics below you may be a bit grossed out but there are powerful lessons these little worms can teach us.

It is hard to teach a three year old the deep concepts of salvation, forgiveness, repentance, and God making something completely new out of us. Recycling in some ways is a good picture of our old useless flesh and God turning it into something new, especially composting. Think about… first we must be humble enough to realize who we are compared to our amazing God… nothing of use…we when realize we on our own can’t do anything of real eternal value then we must take ourselves to the compost bin (stick with me here) – basically admit that we fail at being our own god/leader and we need God to make us into what He wants us to be…yield ourselves to God… (throw our self to the worms)… then like the worms do to a rotting banana peel God takes us and makes us into a new person, giving us Himself to make us in to something ready for Him to work through.. amazing soil that will grow a beautiful and fruitful garden.

So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know Him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

So I'll get down to the nitty gritty of making your own compost bin teaching tool (it is cheap) and great if you have a use for amazing soil (garden/plants) supposedly you can even keep it indoors…though I am not trying that one yet. Though we are all fond of our 1,000 Hermies and our 1,000 Wormies (as named by Elijah), they are staying outside for a while.

How to: (Elijah loved helping make the bins and tearing the paper)

Cheapest place I found to buy 2,000 Red Wriggler Worms:

Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm


Get %10 off with this coupon code: ujw10

So whether you want to have your own worms or come visit ours. The powerful God lesson for my kids is what sold me and if you know me, i am a little "earthy", so recycling fills a small since of duty in me to be good to our earth God gave us. Also, I am excited about all the good soil these little guys are going to make for my garden. Hmmm….. good soil… Luke 8:4-21! I love teaching my little ones!

1 comment:

  1. You are so awesome! Totally thinking about trying this!