Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sensible Food Storage - Wendy DeWitt

I just watched a new DVD entitled "Sensible Food Storage" by Wendy DeWitt and sold by  I purchased the DVD at Deseret Book or Seagull Book (I can't recall which) and it was definitely worth watching and learning from.  Her blog has additional helpful resources and information.

I've been into preparedness and food storage for many years.  This is an excellent DVD that I would highly recommend to any who are trying to be prepared for any eventualities that may come.  We never know what is ahead and being prepared gives us peace of mind that comes no other way.

Wendy gives great insights and simple solutions.  She is numbered among many leaders who have encouraged all of us to 'be prepared' and to get our homes in order. Food Storage is part of that preparedness.

Jim Phillips, also an expert on preparedness, says to 'prepare for the worst and hope for the best'.  Because, "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear".

Savior of the World

Last night my children and I went to Salt Lake to see a musical/theatrical production entitled "Savior of the World".  It was marvelous and deeply moving to me.  I wept at the Savior's appearance to his beloved disciples after his death and resurrection.  I felt as they might have; in awe and extreme gratitude.  

Though we saw the production after Christmas Day; it was very meaningful to me as I have sincerely been pondering on the life of the Savior and how we can come to know him better.

In a recent talk in church I was very moved by a speaker and his timely message about the Savior, His life and mission, and what Christmas really was all about.  I pondered much on what he said and why we often are so mistakenly materialistic in our society.  There is no peace in that nor long-term satisfaction.  Afterwards remains emptiness and unfulfilled real needs and longings.

I had a very peaceful Christmas this year and felt much contentment at the end of the day.  Our limited resources helped us to focus more on what we could do to help others' in need. We were blessed with several of those experiences through school and church programs.  I think my children realized that though they might have felt they had little -- they were really truly blessed to have a warm home, food to eat, and a mother who loves them very dearly.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Provo Tabernacle Fire

Many of us have been deeply affected by a fire which destroyed a beloved icon in our community; the Provo Tabernacle last week. It was a sacred and spiritual building for many of us who have lived in this area for much of our lives and been deeply affected by it's goodness and spirit and historical meaning.

My first reaction was shock, disbelief and tears.  But shortly followed a strong sense of peace which immediately calmed me.  I knew that the Lord was at the helm and that His purposes would be fulfilled.