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Archive for July, 2011

Walking to Zion: Week 4

Wednesday, 27 July, 2011

Walking to Zion   “I’ll walk with you. I’ll talk with you. That’s how I’ll show my love for you.” (I’ll Walk with You, Children’s Songbook 140). Take time to walk with someone this week. The time we spend together is the way we come to know and love each other. It equips us to…

Give Xeriscaping a Chance

Tuesday, 26 July, 2011

Does being environmentally friendly mean that you have to have an ugly lawn? Most people think so, but this is not necessarily so. Xeriscaping (prounounced like “zero-scaping”) is a grass-roots movement (pun intended) to landscape your home with plants that don’t require much additional water beyond the natural climate the house is in. For those…

Gospel Principles #37 – Family Responsibilities

Sunday, 17 July, 2011

One of the goals we have here at LDS Earth Stewardship is to provide materials that will help church members to be better stewards in their church callings. So, this lesson is plan is part of our series of lesson plans to help members teach the Relief Society/Melchizedek Priesthood lessons. I have to admit that…

Walking to Zion: Week 3

Friday, 15 July, 2011

Walking to Zion Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. What will you do to “wait on the Lord” this week? How will you serve Him and…

A Sunday Drive Through the Alpine Loop

Thursday, 14 July, 2011

This last Sunday my family was at home lounging around, not really doing much. We have two kids (a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy). The boys were acting restless—squabbling, whining and what not. It was starting to get on my nerves and so I suggested we all hop in the car for a car…

Walking to Zion: Week 2

Thursday, 7 July, 2011

Walking to Zion      “Saturday is a special day. It’s the day we get ready for Sunday:” Try to make time to walk to at least one meeting or errand this week to which you might otherwise drive. Walking to church, for example, allows time to enjoy a quiet walk in a beautiful neighborhood…

Word of Wisdom: Definite WoW

Sunday, 3 July, 2011

  Many church members argue that the Word of Wisdom (Doctrine and Covenants 89) is evidence of Joseph Smith’s prophetic calling. After all, he revealed that church members should abstain from tobacco long before medical researchers had begun to prove the harmful effects of chronic tobacco use in the 1960s and 70s. But I think…