Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Earth Stewardship”

Teaching Primary Children to Love the Creation

Wednesday, 20 January, 2016

Not long ago, my daughter came home from Primary and told us she had learned about fish in Sunbeams. I thought that was pretty awesome, but also unexpected, so I did a little looking around online to see if her teachers had gone rogue. They hadn’t. In fact, the Sunbeam manual spends nearly two months on Creation-themed…

Addressing Climate Change Requires Personal and Collective Action

Friday, 4 December, 2015

“Traveling to the four corners of the world we encounter all too often a spirit of gloom among the people. Their concerns range from wars, rumors of wars, famine, and inflation to drug addiction, climate changes, pollution, bigness of government, etc. I can understand why those who are without faith in our Lord and Savior…

The Sabbath Day and Earth Stewardship

Tuesday, 22 September, 2015

By George Handley. Cross-posted at Home Waters. The LDS Church has recently rolled out new training for members about the central importance of observance of the Sabbath Day and of the sacrament. My thoughts here are inspired by this training, which I find to be wonderfully focused on the fundamental covenant we make at baptism and…

God’s Grace (and Peaches Again)

Friday, 28 August, 2015

Dave Dixon’s recent post got me thinking about peaches. I live in northern Utah, and we have two peach trees in the backyard, planted soon after we moved into our house eight years ago. Those Elbertas are about the most delicious fruit I’ve ever tasted, and the anticipation of the peaches coming on brings a…

The Seer Stone and Finding God in Nature

Monday, 24 August, 2015

Editor’s Note: This post comes from Dave Dixon of the non-profit group No Poor Among Them. As many of us know, the Bloggernacle has been abuzz the last two weeks about the seer stone. This shiny, egg-shaped stone, brown with streaks of white, was used by Joseph Smith to produce the Book of Mormon. According…

Peach Trees and Exaltation

Monday, 17 August, 2015

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Dave Dixon, co-founder of No Poor Among Them, a non-profit organization that approaches the issue of poverty from a gospel-centered perspective. Dave and his family like in South Dakota, where he works as a GIS analyst.   Last weekend, I went with my family to a peach festival in…

Earth Stewardship in Norway, Part 2: Sustainability

Friday, 14 August, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of Joanna Bjerga’s guest post, providing an international perspective for our blog. Part 1 is here.   The sustainable development approach is three pronged: Environmental, Economic, and Societal. Environmental: Greenhouse gas emission create global warming and other environmental issues. Most of today’s emissions are from the wealthy countries of…

Earth Stewardship in Norway, Part 1: All His

Wednesday, 12 August, 2015

Editor’s Note: When we asked for ideas for the blog on Facebook, Joanna Bjerga reminded us that “not all of us are in the US” and asked if there could be an international perspective. So we naturally asked her to write something. And she graciously agreed! Here’s the first of two posts from Joanna, an…

Your Energy Footprint

Thursday, 16 July, 2015

Stewardship is not an intellectual exercise. Stewardship entails understanding in concrete terms the implications of our actions, and using our judgement to best manage the resources with which we have been entrusted. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of energy. Energy pervades our lives. Energy is so ubiquitous that we scarcely see…

A New Board Member: Darren Hawkins

Wednesday, 17 June, 2015

The LDS Earth Stewardship Board of Directors is excited to introduce two new board members. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Darren Hawkins, in his own words—and pictures! Stay tuned for the other announcement soon. Mountain biking last night, my friend and I rounded a bend in an aspen grove, emerged in a meadow…