In this same time period, a reoccurring theme has been appearing in my Bible studies, that of being a good steward of God’s creation.
It is easy to adopt a universal approach to nature. The world is as God intended it. (The thought terrifies me just to write it.) God did not intend for life on earth to just exist, growing wild. God intended for life to be nurtured, loved and cared for. It began to weigh on me that this included my property.