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This is the Place

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

Jacob lay down on stones for pillows and slept. And in his dreams he saw a ladder reaching up into heaven with “the angels of God ascending and descending on it.” It was a curious thing, to be sure, to find oneself sleeping on stones only to then discover that, as he says in the…

Bumping Into People: A Member-Missionary Approach

Wednesday, 2 July, 2014

Bumping Into People: A Member-Missionary Approach By Søren Simonsen July 2014 July is a wonderful month, as we celebrate the 1,400 mile trek of the Mormon Pioneers from Winter Quarters to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Those pioneers who walked with faith in every footstep can inspire us still today. Specifically, they have inspired me…

Using a Forest to Build a Bridge

Monday, 30 June, 2014

The terms are “building bridges” and “bridging the gap”.  You hear the terms quite often in attempting to find common ground among groups with diverse viewpoints. Just what constitutes a “gap”?  Can all “gaps” be closed and if a gap is successfully closed, should the “gap” meet in the middle? In the environmental world there…

Give Me a Minute to Compose Myself

Monday, 2 June, 2014

Most of us who enjoy the great outdoors have a favorite spot we consider our sanctuary. Your spot may be among the cathedral- like trees of a forest.  Perhaps your spot is next to a stream where the sounds of the water melt your troubles away. You may have a favorite fishing spot where an…

The Grand Rescue, Guest Post by Blake Thomas

Thursday, 29 May, 2014

We are pleased to share this guest post by LDSES member, Blake Thomas: I was raised in the suburbs of northern Virginia. Frankly, there was nothing that was strikingly unique about my environment or myself. My neighborhood was overrun with identical tract housing and the heat radiating from asphalt scorched my imagination. My weekends were…

An Opportunity to Restore, A Guest Post by Dave Wallace

Sunday, 23 February, 2014

Environmentalist Baba Dioum said: “In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” A recent retreat by members of LDS Earth Stewardship determined that the organization should focus on values, rather than politics. The organization should act as…

Annual Board Retreat Report

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014

The 2014 LDS Earth Stewardship retreat convened in Provo on February 1, when almost twenty supporters gathered in person and through the internet to choose new officers, take stock of 2013, and refine our vision for the coming five years.

Stewardship in Action: Jane Birch

Monday, 17 February, 2014

Jane Birch Author and Associate Director of Faculty Development, BYU Faculty Center Tell us a bit about your professional background. I am Associate Director of Faculty Development at the Brigham Young University Faculty Center. We provide training and support to faculty and administrators. Tell us about your work in relation to stewardship for the earth….

Be a Doer of the Word and Not a Hearer Only

Monday, 27 January, 2014

Scriptures don’t always succeed in reaching the hearts of believers. Doctrines and beliefs are, as James once said, like a mirror into which we look and see an image of ourselves. Unless we are willing to go and do as they scriptures direct, then, to paraphrase James, we will go forth not really knowing or…

The Importance of Feedback

Friday, 10 January, 2014

When something is not working, you have two choices: abandon the endeavor or redouble your efforts, perhaps with a new approach. Sometimes the first option is chosen unconsciously; after a time you realize that you’ve let some things drop. I’ve done this, with this blog even. You may have noticed the theme and calendar sidebar…