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No, I’m not talking about shopping bags. I’m talking about diapers. Cloth or disposable? Here’s the scoop on poop. Baby poop, that is.  Your baby’s excrement is not as disgusting as what spews from the mouths of people who are sick…big or small. And if you can stand to pick it up after your dogs in the yard (or house),  you’ll find it’s not hard to rinse it out of your baby’s diapers. But now I know they make the cloth diapers prefolded and pre-shaped with lots of layers. Nice, huh?

Have you ever been to your local landfill and seen all the plastic shopping bags floating around? Can you visualize how many disposable diapers there are out there? I just did some research on this. There are 15 million disposable diapers per day taken to U.S. landfills. that’s 18 BILLION per year. Astounding, isn’t it? These things are not biodegradable, well, some are, but can you imagine what that kind would cost? Billions of them out there just waiting to be buried. This bears thinking about, doesn’t it? Let’s think about what this is doing to our planet Earth. 

More and more parents are opting for the cloth variety of diapers now. Cotton (the fabric of our lives) diapers BREATHE. Disposables…do not.  Food for thought, right? That’s why babies many times have such a bad diaper rash. Cloth costs so little in the long run because these diapers last for years. And if there happens to be another baby, you’re all set. They take very little time to dry. Ten minutes in the sun or heat of a summer day, then they’re done. Dry. Ready to fold. Oh…I forgot that they don’t make the one-ply diapers anymore. Not that I’m aware of. If you hang them outside to dry, I’m sure they take a little longer than that. Still well worth it. I happen to love cloth diapers. (Can you tell?) I personally had a “diaper fetish” and loved folding diapers. In fact, my diaper stacker was NEVER empty. I would fold diapers today if I knew anyone using them. The kind you have to fold, that is. I loved hanging them on the clothesline and watched them blow in the breeze. Once, I used too much bleach. So when the wind hit them…they turned a pretty lilac color. This went away when they dried, though. I got full use of my diapers, using them for two babies.  We got an extra dozen…okay, two dozen. Why? Well, because there are accidents. By this, I mean they sometimes get flushed.  Hey, it happens…ACCIDENTALLY! Also, once in a while I tended to leave one in a public bathroom. Again, accidentally.  But back to my train of thought (I missed the train).

cloth diapering is love. :)

cloth diapering is love. 🙂 (Photo credit: girlonthewire)

If you or someone you know is having a baby, and wants to save mega bucks in the long run, buy the cloth ones. With the construction of today’s diapers with liners, diapering is made easy. No diaper pins to stick yourself or your little sweetheart with. These are also too bulky to go down the toilet. Yea! Another plus.  Please, get these for yourself, for a friend, relative, it doesn’t matter.

Go green!

I’m adding some links to certain websites I’ve checked out. Feel free to visit these and get loaded up with enough information to make your choice about which diapers you will use, or collect some ammo to help someone else make their choice.

Diaper Central

Diaper Central (Photo credit: girlonthewire)

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Disposable diapers in land fill pictures–bing.com/images  

 Cloth Diapers vs. Disposable Diapers–www.thenewparentsguide.com/diapers.htm

Solid Waste & Disposable Diapers–http://www.livestrong.com/article/207349-solid-waste-disposable-diapers/

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SATAN SAYS
SATAN SAYS (Photo credit: rafaelm)

You’d think we would have a clear view of satanic behaviors. Things of Satan are taboo or forbidden, right? Wrong. Well, they are, but there’s more to it than that. Satan is alive and well in our daily patterns of life, too. What? Yeah,  in our daily activities we, a lot of times put God on the back burner. We have a “to do list” for today, or we take a day off from household drudgery. We work out, watch the tube, or catch up on emails or Facebook. In any of these things, does time with God come into the equation? Did we thank Him for another day, or another opportunity to serve Him? Did we say grace at mealtime? 

English: Minnesota state photograph "Grac...

English: Minnesota state photograph “Grace” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  There are so many people going hungry on a daily basis. Did we thank Him that we’re not one of them? Did we set aside time with our maker today to praise Him and thank Him for never leaving or forsaking us?(Hebrews 13:4) For giving us His son, Jesus, so that we can have eternal life? (John 3:16) The bible says to pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17) So throughout the day we should be praying. When someone pops into our head, we should pray for him/her at that moment. We should be thankful in all circumstances. Good and bad. (1Thes. 5:18)  Why? Because we serve a risen Savior. Jesus Christ is the name above every name, (Philippians 2:9) and Satan is the father of all lies. (John 8:44) God wants us to know and depend on Him for all our needs. He is worthy of all honor and praise. And we need to know that through faith, obedience, and trust in Him our needs will be met. So… do we surf the net or grab our bible and meet with our Lord for breakfast and some godly wisdom from His Holy Word?

Words have a power all their own

Words have a power all their own (Photo credit: Lynne Hand)

He gives us choices all through our lives. We mess things up and He forgives us. Time with God is time well-spent. And, Hey! We just may be able to do some of those other things we planned — later. Satan will try all kinds of tricks, and use tools to take our time away from prayer and reading our bibles. He knows how powerful God’s Word is. How does he know? Because Satan knows the bible cover to cover. He used to be God’s top angel, you know. He fell from grace when he thought himself higher than God. Time spent in prayer and bible study will give you a peace that passes all understanding. (Philippians 4:7) Peace that will allow you to sleep and heal your spirit. So — which is it? Peace like a river (Isaiah 48:18, 66:12) or the chaos that the devil devises? The choice is ours.

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