I like this new topic, especially as a few days ago I read Elder Nelson's recent Conference talk about the Sabbath. In my first (so far) reading of it, these were the take-aways:
*"the Sabbath was given as a perpetual covenant, a constant reminder that the Lord may sanctify His people."
*"my conduct and my attitude on the Sabbath constituted a between me and my Heavenly Father"
*When I had to make a decision whether or not an activity was appropriate for the Sabbath, I simply asked myself, 'What do I want to give to God?' That question made my choices about the Sabbath day crystal clear.
*"The fulness of the earth is promised to those who keep the Sabbath day holy"
*"give highest priority to family prayer, family home evening, gospel study and instruction, and wholesome family activities."
*"No other work transcends that of righteous, intentional parenting!"
*"Such study of the gospel makes the Sabbath a delight. This promise pertains regardless of family size, composition, or location."
*"If you choose to delight yourself you will not permit yourself to treat it as any other day. Routine and recreational activities can be done some other time."
My favorite of those is when he suggests asking one's self what sign we want to give God when deciding on what activities we do on the Sabbath. I think that is the perfect way for one to account for their own actions and not have to be commanded in all things. And it makes sense that we are not told exactly what our actions should be, for we are to have our agency--especially when it concerns our dedication to our Heavenly Father.