Divine Nature Project Ideas
Ideas from the book:
- Develop a skill you could use in your future home, such as cooking, sewing, making repairs, organizing, or designing. Teach that skill to someone, and explain how establishing a house of order (see D&C 109:8) is one of your divine roles.
- For an extended period of time, serve someone in need, such as a young mother, a person with disabilities, or an elderly person. Record in your journal how your service has helped you recognize the divine nature in yourself and others.
- List the divine attributes and roles of women as taught in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (See page 101 or here), and carry out a project that helps you learn more about one of those roles.
- Using an artistic skill or handicraft you have learned, make something for your current or future home. Record in your journal how being creative is part of your divine nature and how sharing your creativity has blessed others.
- Working in harmony with others is a divine attribute (see D&C 38:27). Carry out a project that will promote unity in your extended family, your school, or your community. Record in your journal how you can make a difference when you work in unity with others.
Ideas from other sources:
For my Divine Nature project last time, I cross-stitched the Hawaiian Temple. My mom had a book of temples to cross-stitch, and I had no other reason to pick the Hawaiian Temple other than it had the most color with it’s fountain and trees. After completing it, I framed it, and it now hangs right next to our picture of the first presidency. It’s not perfect, but I’m proud of it.
This time my project was cleaning and organizing rooms in my house. (I already completed it. Sorry for not sticking to the schedule I post…) I started with my own, emptying out a closet that was filled with a bunch of my mom’s memorabilia. I went through everything in my room, my desk, wardrobe, etc and got rid of everything I didn’t need and gave it to Goodwill. I did the same with my mom’s massive fabric collection, going through tons of boxes and organizing by color, size, print, etc and giving away fabrics and patterns she wasn’t going to use. It feels so great to have organization, and I definitely hope I can carry over these experiences to keep my future home clean.