Why Does God’s Greenery Exist?

Reasons why godsgreenery.com exists

I want to tell you a story about God’s Greenery, the little website that could. This Christmas season, God’s Greenery turns one year old. Happy Birthday to our community, and thanks for joining us!

God’s Greenery launched in late 2018 as a place where Christians could learn about natural health for their body, minds, and spirits through the potential benefits and lens of cannabidiol, also known as CBD. I joined as Editor in Chief in January 2019 to take readers of Christian faith on a journey to discover how God feels about our bodies; how we can honor Him with them; and how the plants He created can be used for our nourishment, beauty, and – most of all – health. On GodsGreenery.com,  our topics and articles focus on health from the lens of CBD, meaning we take a fresh look at hemp-derived products that do not get users high and explore the ways God may have created this for His glory and our health.

When God’sGreenery.com launched, the goal was exclusively and transparently to provide truthful, accurate, trustworthy education about CBD products, legalities, scientific studies, medical breakthroughs, personal testimonies, pastoral stances, best practices, and any ethical and spiritual considerations for Christians who want to use CBD. We have done that for a year now, and I am so proud of how far we have come. We have also done so much more.

In creating a space for Christians who are curious about CBD, we also found a fascination by non-Christian folks who like cannabis in all its forms. We caught the attention of some big mainstream media outlets like Fox Business, Market Watch and Woman’s World. I also chose to be interviewed by media outlets like Merry Jane, Cannabis Update, and High Times.

Why? Because I get to do what I love best: share how much Jesus loves people. All people. Period.

I have been incredible welcomed and well-received by the cannabis community. It blows me away how many podcast hosts, reporters, and interviewers have been attracted to the story of God’s Greenery, and what the Bible has to say about much more than just cannabis. I am honored to share the gospel of Jesus on any outlet that will have me. I am privileged to help Christians consider how they should be treating their bodies health-wise. I consider it a win-win.

However, as the community builds and grows, the No. 1 question we get asked at God’s Greenery is this one: Where can I buy products I can trust? Who should I order from? How can I trust the company I buy CBD from?

As our readers travel this journey of education and discovery, they want to try CBD for themselves. God’s Greenery did not set out to be an advocacy or sales site, but as we build community and dig into the scientific and academic studies and medical research that is available and compare it to the overwhelming and confusing amount of products flooding the market, we realize the path to purchasing the right product is anything but clear for Christian consumers.

God’s Greenery aims at all times for transparency, so our story is now enlarging. We are currently in the testing stages of some initial CBD products, with the goal of launching these products by God’s Greenery in early April. That date may fluctuate, because we are taking the time needed to test and re-test, to have independent laboratories give us detailed reports on every sample.

We want to make sure that every single product supported by God’s Greenery contains exactly the CBD it claims to contain. We want to make sure every product that makes it to market has nothing in it that it shouldn’t – like heavy metals from contaminated soils that a lot of quick-to-market hemp products may contain. We want to make sure the THC content meets the legal restraints of 0.3% or less, so that there is no question of legality or getting high. We also want to make sure our CBD products incorporate other biblical spices, herbs, and ingredients that have been boosting health for centuries. Finally, we want to make sure we give you products that can help others. God’s Greenery will be donating 10% of our revenue (not just profit) to Christian nonprofit organizations. We would love your input as to where these funds might go.

Some may believe we were out to “get” Christians’ money from the get-go. I assure you GodsGreenery.com is not out to shake down the church or the body of Christ. I would leave in a heartbeat if that was the goal. In fact, we want to give back. We want to help Christians learn about ways they can enhance their health. We also want to use revenue to help do God’s work, to be His hands and feet in this world. We hope you will join us.

Spring is a season of new things. It is the time we celebrate new life in Christ, who died for our sins and rose from the dead to give us health and life for eternity. At GodsGreenery.com, my hope for each and every reader is to find eternal life in Christ and their best life every day on this earth through optimal health of their bodies, minds, hearts, relationships, and spirits. GodsGreenery.com exists to educate, build community, and someday soon to help this community find the right products for their health which can then, in turn, bless others.

We, as Christians, have work to do while we are here on this planet. Let’s get “2020 vision” and make it our goals to get fit and healthy in every area so we can squeeze every drop out of the unique gifts, skills, and talents God has blessed us with in the upcoming year and for the rest of our lives. I don’t want to waste anything God has given me. I want every bit of it to be used to the fullest when I stand before Him someday hoping to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Don’t you?

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV)

Merry Christmas from God’s Greenery!

Natalie Gillespie
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Natalie Gillespie is an author, journalist and editor who has published more than 2,000 articles in the last 20 years in magazines and websites such as HomeLife, Guideposts.com, and Publishers Weekly. You can reach Natalie with article ideas, personal testimonies, theological thoughts, or just to say “hello” at [email protected]

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