The Summer 2017 issue of the Exponent II magazine features articles, poetry and art on a theme of earth stewardship. Having just come in from the garden with hands stained from squeezing harlequin bugs, I could relate to editor Margaret Hemming's reflections on the direct personal violence of organic gardening. I learned from essays by LDS women whose professional insights as a biologist, demographer, and climate scientist have connections for our spiritual selves as well. You might also like to read the personal essay, "Inevitable," which is my contribution to this volume. As usual the art and poetry of this Exponent inspire. Thanks to the LDS women who create each issue of Exponent II.