No need for a magic school bus this week – we have all sorts of wonders delivered straight to you!
Start with the secret life of plants (who not only are listening to you, but they talk!), then have a look at the wonderfully named (by George Washington no less) Great Dismal Swamp and its current revival.
Then there are links to pieces on themes discussed in General Conference, including how God loves His gay and lesbian children, a podcast on how to support gay members in our wards, the search for heavenly mother in words and art, why we should create a moral bucketlist (and tick pieces off it), and why marriage still works.
We are also delighted to see this wonderful post by our very own Michelle L on how to ruin your relationship with your teenager. See how Finland welcomes its babies into the world one box at a time, and watch a video of how this couple revealed the gender of their baby to their friends and family, after the baby was born.
While you may not be able to keep your mouth shut if you see guys walking around wearing crocheted pants this Summer, this space walk is jaw dropping for all the right reasons! For the last two links, take a walk in the shoes of someone with depression through these analogies, and maybe support the opportunity for girls from tough circumstances in Brooklyn flex their STEM-muscles, minds and horizons.
Finally, this week’s First Draft Poetry is by Mel, who worked to a strict and tiny deadline to create this beauty!
jar of pale clay
holds the water clear and still
until His finger
breaks the surprised surface
like feet bruising skin from grapes
and months of honey yeast
foam and froth
bubbling to purple
in a moment
I am remade.