Entries by Lu Firestone

More Freedom: Social Justice in a Season of Consuming

As people of faith, we are called to stand as a counter-sign to the world. And during the Christmas rush, part of that means setting up some good old-fashioned, value-driven limits in a season that can feel like a rollercoaster gone haywire.

Limit the Plastic

When your little one has outgrown wooden puzzles or felted finger puppets, chances are you will not be able to find what they are looking for fair trade.  My goal is to limit the plastic.  Set a number.  Agree on this number with my partner.  A great rule of thumb to keep this in check […]

Make Your Dollars Work Harder

You have to buy gifts anyways, so try to make them either homemade, upcycled or fair trade.