Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Church Calling Support”

Sometimes we fail. So we try again.

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013

It’s a good thing that we don’t have to abandon our good intentions when we fail to live up to them. Sometimes we fall short of our ideals. But it does not make us hypocrites to continue to hold those ideals even when confronted with our own failure. It means we tried, and failed, but we can try again.

Why compost?

Tuesday, 30 August, 2011

A little while back I gave a presentation at our former ward’s “Skills Day”.  The half-day event was part of a summer-long programme of events spearheaded by the Bishop with the aim of encouraging self-sufficiency in these hard economic times. I was asked to speak about gardening as MBCB and I have a large fruit…

Walking to Zion: The End

Friday, 12 August, 2011

Doctrine and Covenants 89:10-11: And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving. The first thing the advance pioneer teams did when…

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…

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…

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…

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….