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LDS Earth Stewardship Spring Social – Saturday, May 14

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016

Our spring social will be held Saturday, May 14, at 6:00 pm, at the Parleys First and Sixth Ward meetinghouse. The address is 2350 South 2100 East in Salt Lake City.   Lessons from Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home In June 2015, Pope Francis released his encyclical titled “Laudato…

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…

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…

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…

The Culture of Permaculture

Thursday, 23 October, 2014

How much do you really prioritize your health? What happens when you’re faced with an illness that doctors can’t treat? Do you resign yourself to the inevitable, or do you work and hope for what may be an exercise in futility? These were questions that Colleen Dick, a mother, wife, and resident of Alpine, UT,…

Everybody Ought to Have a Body

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013

A distinctive Mormon doctrine related to creation and stewardship is the idea that embodiment is a necessary prerequisite for god-like exaltation.

Remembering those on the Isles of the Sea

Wednesday, 4 January, 2012

I recently met Greg, a most unusual exile on Tiritiri Matangi, a small island off the coast of New Zealand. Greg is a Takahe. When the first Polynesians arrived in New Zealand, Takahes roamed all across both the North and South Islands. Unfortunately, the rats and dogs that they brought decimated the native birds, especially…

Renewing the Earth

Sunday, 20 November, 2011

When I was a kid, I fully believed that “the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory” (Article of Faith 10).  I’m not sure what I thought that meant, but it sounded good.  It still sounds good, and if anything I hope for this more and more each day. As I travel the…

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…