Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Monday, June 27, 2011

Second Coming

"This is the last and great dispensation in which the great consummation of God's purposes will be made, the only dispensation in which the Lord has promised that sin will not prevail.  The Church will not be taken from the earth again.  It is here to stay.  The Lord has promised it and you are a part of that Church and kingdom -- the nucleus around which will be builded the great kingdom of God on the earth....How I wish we could get the vision of this work, the genius of it, and realize the nearness of that great event.  I am sure it would have a sobering effect upon us if we realized what is before us."  Benson

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

7 Mistakes of Food Storage

Expert and Author Vicki Tate shares valuable information about the 7 Mistakes of Food Storage.  Read through the article and gain helpful insights as to how to continue to prepare!   7 Mistakes of Food Storage

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Being Self-Reliant

"Apparently there will be certain tribulations that will disrupt the nations of the world to the extent that the Church will have to be self-reliant." - Pres. Benson

 “Unfortunately, there has been fostered in the minds of some an expectation that when we experience hard times, when we have been unwise and extravagant with our resources and have lived beyond our means, we should look to either the Church of government to bail us out.  Forgotten by some of our members is an underlying principle of the Church welfare plan that “no true Latter-day Saint will, while physically able, voluntarily shift from himself the burden of his own support”.   - Pres. Benson and Marion G. Romney -1980

....but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.....

Friday, June 10, 2011

Abomination of Desolation

“In the light of these prophecies (abomination of desolation), there should be no doubt in the mind of any priesthood holder that the human family is headed for trouble.  There are rugged days ahead.  It is time for every man who wishes to do his duty to get himself prepared – physically, spiritually, and psychologically – for the task which may come at any time, as suddenly as the whirlwind.”  - Pres. Benson

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Strong Homes; Spiritual and Temporal

“Not only should we have strong spiritual homes, but we should have strong temporal homes.  We should avoid bondage by getting out of debt as soon as we can, pay as we go, and live within our means.  There is wisdom in having on hand a year’s supply of food, clothing, fuel (if possible), and in being prepared to defend our families and our possessions and to take care of ourselves.  I believe a man should prepare for the worst while working for the best.  Some people prepare and don’t work, while others work but don’t prepare.  Both are needed if we would be of maximum service to our God, our family, and our country.”  - Pres. Benson

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Highest Priorities....

"We counsel parents and children to give HIGHEST priority to family prayer, family home evening, gospel study and instruction, and wholesome family activities.  However worthy and appropriate other demands or activities may be, they must not be permitted to displace the divinely-appointed duties that only parents and families can adequately perform."  First Presidency letter, 11 Feb. 1999


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Thursday, June 2, 2011

All that is Good is Spiritual

"We have been given direction, sometimes thought of as temporal in it's nature, such as tithing, fast offerings, the welfare program, the Word of Wisdom, chastity, obedience to the law of the land, and others.  Whatever their temportal aspect may be, they are given to us to build us up spiritually.  We can draw no hard and fast line between temporal and spiritual.  All that is good is spiritual." -President Henry D. Moyle