Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Archive for June, 2011

Walking to Zion: Week 1

Saturday, 25 June, 2011

Walking to Zion   “Whenever I touch a velvet rose, Or walk by a lilac tree, I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world Heavenly Father created for me.” (My Heavenly Father Loves Me, Children’s Songbook 228) The lilacs are done for this spring, but new plants are sprouting and flowering every day. As…

Walking to Zion Challenge: Introduction

Saturday, 25 June, 2011

Walking to Zion   This summer our Primary will be walking. We will walk to remember the pioneers who traveled the 1,415 miles along the Mormon Trail. We will walk to experience the beauty of the world that surrounds us. We will walk to strengthen our community. As we walk this summer, we will sing…

Gospel Principles #34 – Developing Our Talents

Tuesday, 21 June, 2011

This blog entry is designed to help give you ideas for teaching this lesson in Relief Society or Melchizedek Priesthood. Because it is meant to give tips on teaching a half hour lesson, it is longer than our usual blog entries. See Best Practices for Teaching Relief Society for more information about Sprout’s teaching philosophy….

Best Practices for Teaching Relief Society

Monday, 20 June, 2011

Since many of my posts are going to be devoted to creating materials that will assist in teaching lessons in church, I thought I would have an introductory blog post about my general guidelines for teaching in a church setting. At this point in my life, I’ve taught Relief Society for a combined total of…

Aquascaping: the Art of Underwater Gardening

Wednesday, 15 June, 2011

I’ve been feeling the itch to develop a new hobby and I think I’m going to try my hand at freshwater aquascaping. Aquascaping is the art of arranging plants, rocks, and driftwood into beautiful underwater landscapes. It’s one of those rare art forms that blends science, nature, and design all in one. Some of the…

What is stewardship?

Wednesday, 15 June, 2011

Because this blog is called “LDS Earth Stewardship,” I figured it would be appropriate in our inaugural blog entry to ask a few questions that will help us think about the concept of stewardship. Hopefully in doing so, it will initiate a healthy discussion about what the principle of stewardship potentially means within an LDS…