A Cure for NDD

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Do you have NDD? That’s Nature Deficit Disorder. You get it when you don’t spend much time
outside. Symptoms include a fear of tiny creatures and little interest in or knowledge of God’s creation.

Doctors don’t officially diagnose NDD, but many kids (and lots of adults) have it. And that’s a problem, because God gave humans the job of caring for creation. But how can we care for God’s creation if we don’t know much about it?

Thankfully, the cure for NDD is simple: you just go outside and do things.

When was the last time you got excited about something in creation? Do you think you might have Nature Deficit Disorder? If you do, try these activities—you might like them!

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About the Author

Joanne De Jonge is a freelance writer and a former U.S. National Park Ranger. She attends West Valley Christian Fellowship in Phoenix, Ariz.

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