Thursday, May 29, 2008

Resource: Kimball Quote (A retro localvore!)

President Kimball has so many quotes on subjects germane to my blog that it was difficult to choose one for this post. I chose the quote below because it shows that President Kimball was a pioneer in the now popular "localvore" movement! Mormons are way ahead of the times yet again.

Quote from The Stone Cut Without Hands, General Conference 4/76, Spencer W. Kimball:

"We commend to you the garden fever. If every family had a garden and rural families had a cow and chickens, some fruit trees, and a garden, it is amazing how nearly the family could be fed from their own lot."

And many more quotes from President Kimball to come...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Resource: Luke 12:15

The words of Jesus, Luke 12:15:

Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Resource: Hymns (Music and nature show God's glory)

Few things can communicate God's glory and love like music and nature. We find the best of both in the LDS hymnbook. Here are just a few examples:

#33 Our Mountain Home So Dear

The streamlet, flow’r, and sod
Bespeak the works of God;
And all combine,
And all combine,
With most transporting grace,
His handiwork to trace,
Thru nature’s smiling face,
In art divine.

#62 All Creature of Our God and King

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing,

#92 For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

What are your favorite hymns (from the LDS hymnbook and beyond) that celebrate God's glory and creation?