Morning Musings by Bop

First Bucket

First Bucket

Why Recycle?

There is a growing trend to use recycled material.  Re-Stores and Second Hand Stores have made this a significant part of their market strategy.  The motives are simple: save money and save the environment.

I use recycled wood.  Some of it is fit only for burning and some good not even for that, but some is pure treasure.  With a little T.L.C. that ugly duckling of a pallet has outstanding potential.

Economic and environmental considerations are, for me, secondary.  For me, recycled wood represents hope.  It represents the cast-offs, throw-aways and neglected who began with all the potential they need, but who have been banged up by the world.  More or less like all of us at one time or another.

We need a redeemer who will not “break a bruised reed or quench a faint burning wick”.  Who will see the beauty beneath the grime.  That one is Jesus, the master wood worker.

I use reclaimed wood because I have been reclaimed.  In His hands I, and you, can be beautiful and useful once again.

“a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;” Isaiah 42:3

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  1. be green !!! Save~!~~~~~~~

  2. sheila ressel says:

    What a great bucket! You definitely have a gift.

  3. Melissa Storms says:

    This was a wonderful way to spread a message of hope. I think it will make me smile when I go to work on the pile of pallets in my yard.

  4. Kimberly Hillman says:

    Recycling is very important! Thank you!

  5. Robin Wright says:

    I love how people have become more conscious of our environment. Recycling is very important!

  6. Recycling is so crucial to protecting our planet! Great post.

  7. Nancy Burgess says:

    I love this so cute.It’s great to recycle.

  8. I try to new purpose for item around my house. I dislike being wasteful.

  9. Amber Ludwig says:

    ” In His hands I, and you, can be beautiful and useful once again.” <—–Love this!! Its so true!! Thank you for sharing <3

  10. This is pretty interesting, I love to hear about people recycling to what others thought what just junk.. Nice work here.

  11. Tamra Phelps says:

    Actually, I really like that bucket. I love handcrafted items, especially items crafted from wood.

  12. I love this article. Jesus is our Savior and he takes us as we are and works in us and through us. Amen to that

  13. Terry Poage says:

    That is a great bucket. What a good idea.

  14. janie vezina says:

    very true. Jesus uses and has a purpose for us, which is a good reason to but in mind to our lives and surroundings, take care of what is His.

  15. Jennifer Barr says:

    very nice

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