"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 that day they harbored such a delusion". --- Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Prepare for the Days of Tribulation

THIS SITE NO LONGER ACTIVE

This site is no longer active. I moved from the area. You can find me on other sites if needed. Thanks and KEEP PREPARING! :) My other sites are:

Saturday, April 30, 2011

SOLAR OVEN Cooking Seminar - Sat. May 14

Spring Preparedness Sun Oven Solar Cooking Seminar
Saturday May 14, 2:30PM  -  Lindon City's Hollow Park  - 310 E 400 N - Lindon, Utah  (Register by May 2)

Included is a fantastic special price for a Sun Oven package!  SUN OVEN Cooking Essentials Seminar
An increasing number of families have obtained a SUN OVEN to have on hand in the event of an emergency and have been pleasantly surprised by the improved taste of sun-cooked foods and the lifestyle advantages of cooking with the sun. Paul Munsen, of SUN OVENS International, will teach on how to harness the power of the sun to bake, boil and steam foods. He will show how practical and easy it is to cook in a SUN OVEN and discuss the many economic, health and environmental benefits of cooking with the sun.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Recycle Electronics - this weekend

Dear Neighborhood Chairs: Please pass this on to your neighborhoods.  Thanks, Louise
Normally it costs $10 to dispose of a computer at the SUVSWD transfer station, but you can get rid of computers, monitors, TVs, and other electronic waste for free at the Simply Mac e-Waste Recycling Event on
Fri. April 29 (Institutional Day) or Sat. April 30 (Public Day), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Provo Towne Centre (1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo) west parking lot. Read more about it here: http://www.simplymac.com/recycle. Feel free to share this with anyone else who may be interested.

Louise Jorgensen
Executive Assistant/Neighborhood Coordinator
351 W. Center
Provo, UT 84601
801-852-6122  Fax 801-852-6121

Celebrate 100 Yr. Anniversary Hotel Utah (now Joseph Smith Memorial Bldg.)

Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Hotel Utah (now Joseph Smith Memorial Bldg.) June 9th.  More info. here:  http://www.ksl.com/public/contest/listing/273

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The World is in Serious Trouble

"The world is in serious trouble," Elder Richard G. Scott said during BYU's commencement ceremony at the Marriott Center, Thurs. April 21. "The fundamental values of this nation are being undermined. There is a continual crumbling of principle, virtue, integrity and religious values -- the foundation stones of civilization and definitive ingredients of peace and happiness."  Read Full Story Here:

LDS RADIO

Some excerpts from General Conference on LDS RADIO

Monday, April 25, 2011

GARDEN PLOTS available to RENT

Community Action will have garden plots available to rent starting April 30. The information is at:
 http://www.communityactionprovo.org/index.php?nav=services_community_garden.html&context=1 
A ward member said that her coworker did it last year and that is was GREAT!
It's a WONDERFUL idea for those who have no real place to grow gardens!

Our Lord is not a Novice

"Our Lord is not a novice.  He is not an amateur.  He has been over this course time and time and time again.  And if you think of this galaxy of ours having within it from the beginning, perhaps until now, one million worlds, and multiplying that by the number of millions of galaxies, one hundred million galaxies, that surround us, then you'll get some view of who this man we worship is."  J. Reuben Clark Jr.  Behold the Lamb of God, pg. 16

Sunday, April 24, 2011

NEW Church SERVICE website "Helping in the Vineyard" (Beta Version)

Please check out the new church website "Helping in the Vineyard".  Our whole lives are to be dedicated to doing the will and work of the Lord.  If you have desires to serve God - and have a few extra minutes during the week - here are some possibilities that you might not have known about. http://vineyard.lds.org/
REALLY - they can take only a few minutes per day.  We're being asked to help if we can!

Leave any comments below!  We'd LOVE to know if anyone besides Debbie reads this blog.  We LOVE you, Debbie!  :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

How to Hard Boil EGGS


1. Place eggs in a saucepan with enough COLD tap water to cover completely by 1 inch. Bring to a ROLLING boil over HIGH heat. Once the water is brought to a rolling boil, PROMPTLY reduce heat to a lower medium boil and cook an additional 10 minutes for a “hard boiled” egg. For a “soft boiled” egg reduce the time by a few minutes.

Go to the Lord for Help with BALANCE

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, spoke on a number of topics to nearly 10,000 women and priesthood leaders in southeastern Idaho in February 2011. The following is some of what she taught about finding balance.
“The Lord says, ‘Do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy’ (2 Nephi 9:51). So much of the time we spend our efforts on are things that are of no worth and cannot satisfy. We neglect the weightier things the Lord has asked us to take care of, and we think that busyness and competition are better than consecration and personal best efforts. …
“When we make covenants, we promise that everything belongs to the Lord—our time, our abilities, everything we have is His. That means we have to go to Him to know how to balance all that.” 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt - Provo City April 23

Easter Egg Hunt
The Provo City Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Pioneer Park, 500 W. Center St. Read more about it here.
http://provo.org/the_center.events.html

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BYU Women's Conference - Apr. 28-29 - "Errand of Angels"

BYU Women's Conference will be held Thurs. April 28-Fri. April 29th.  Since we're SO close in vecinity - we hope that many of you can attend.  It's a wonderful event sponosored, in part, by the Relief Society.  Find more information and sign up here:  http://ce.byu.edu/cw/womensconference/

R.S. Sisters in California

I found this GREAT site from the Sisters in the Merced, Calif. Stake, Mariposa Branch.  How WONDERFUL to know we're amongst others' who are striving to prepare and do all needful things preparatory for the coming of the Lord.  I'm attaching their beautiful message on RS here: 
"... the purpose of Relief Society as established by the Lord is to organize, teach, and inspire His daughters to prepare them for the blessings of eternal life.
To fulfill this purpose of Relief Society, the Lord has commissioned each sister and the organization as a whole to:
  1. Increase in faith and personal righteousness.
  2. Strengthen families and homes.
  3. Provide relief by serving the Lord and His children."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Order Eye Glasses Online - Great and Inexpensive

We've had great success with ordering eye glasses online.  For less than 20.00 you can get nice prescription eye glasses.  You'll need your prescription information in order to do this but it will be much less expensive than ordering from the optician or store.  http://www.zennioptical.com/

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Book of Life

"The Book of Life is the record of the acts of man as such record is written in their own body.  It is the record engraven in the very bones, sinews, and flesh of the mortal body.  That is, every thought, word and deed has an effect on the human body.  All these leae their marks, marks which can be read by Him who is Eternal as easily as the words in a book can be read."  See: Mormon Doctrine "Book of Life"

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Love - The Center of All We Do

"Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk.

When we truly understand what it means to love as Jesus Christ loves us, the confusion clears and our priorities align. Our walk as disciples of Christ becomes more joyful. Our lives take on new meaning. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father becomes more profound. Obedience becomes a joy rather than a burden." - The Love of God, President Uchtdorf, 2009

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Does Anyone Read this Blog?

I don't know if anyone from this ward even reads this blog -- but, I am posting things so as to fulfill my calling from the Lord, warn others, share prophetic statments, info. on classes, and ....do as much as I can to motivate, inspire, instruct and....inform any of you who will read and heed.  :)

Raising Rabbits for Meat

I'm on a homeschool yahoo group list for Utah Valley.  There are some great people doing a lot of things to be self-reliant in all ways.  I'm passing this along for any who might be interested.  Other classes are upcoming as well.
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A gal named Wendie will be doing one part of her raising rabbits for meat class on Wed June 1, 7:00 pm at her home in Cedar Hills. Cost is $5. She will focus mostly on ... raising of clover and alfalfa for rabbits and the other benefits these crops might have for your home and  garden. Email me at yulebean@gmail.com if you'd like to be added to the class list.

Matthew 24

Matthew 24:
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of awars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the aabomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Jud├Ža flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

President Hinckey; on the days in which we live

Earth will be cleansed.  Indescribable distress.  Not alarmist.  "I am optimistic."  We must do the Lord's work.  Tithing = The Lord's law of Finance.  He that is tithed shall not be burned at His coming.  The conflict began with the war in Heaven.  Forces of Evil against Good.  There is life beyond this as surely as there if life here. We must do our duty, whatever that duty might be.  Peace may be denied for a season.  Some of liberties may be curtailed.  We may be inconvenienced.  We may even be called on to suffer in one way or another.  But God our Eternal Father will watch over this nation and all the civilized world who look to Him.  He has declared "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord".  Our safety lies in Repentance.  Our strength comes of obedience to the Commandments of God.  Let us be Prayerful.  Let us Stand Firm against Evil.  Let us Live Worthy of the Blessings of Heaven - reforming our lives where necessary and looking to Him; the Father of us all.  He has said "Be Still and Know that I am God".  These are perilous times. We can have peace in our hearts and homes.  May we look to Him with unfailing faith.  May we worthily place our reliance on His beloved Son, who is our Great Redeemer - whether it be in life or in death.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Classes this week at Parley's Hardware in Orem

Parley's Hardware
Tuesday, April 12
How to Make Laundry Soap
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Parley Hellewell
Admission: Free

Wednesday, April 14
Emergency/backpacking alcohol stoves
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adam Barley
Admission: Free

Saturday, April 16
Shelf Reliance Food Storage
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michaela Boothe
Admission: Free
Save on laundry soap ingredients! Come on Tuesday to learn how to make soap with Borax, Fels Naptha, and Washing Soda.  Borax $4.99 Fels Naptha $1.15 Washing Soda $3.29
Sale prices good through April 16th, 2011.

Nutrition and Diet

http://providentliving.org/content/list/0,11664,9073-1,00.html

A Conversation with Gaurth Hansen on Nutrition, Foods and Diet
The Do's in the Word of Wisdom
Nutrition and The Word of Wisdom

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fly from Provo Airport, Spring Clean-Up

Save Money, Fly From Provo
Frontier Airlines is offering some great deals on flights between Provo and several other cities around the country. Fly to Denver for $69, Phoenix for $99, and New York for $114 (each way). Flights start June 20. Read more about the intro rates here. http://www.frontierairlines.com/frontier/specials/online-deals-details.do?name=DENPVU

Spring Cleanup
Between now and April 30, use the free dumpsters at North Park, 430 W. 500 North, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Read more about it here. http://provo.org/pubworks.spring_cleanup.html

Harardouse Waste, Simply Mac E-waste, Prescription Drug take back,

The Provo Tabernacle Fire REPORT - Other City Information

Provo City news, meetings, and events: City Newsletter http://provo.org/userfiles/downloads/mayorcurtis/april_2011.pdf

Watch the April episode of City Beat: Your Inside Look at Provo City here.
http://provout.swagit.com/play/04062011-172/0/

Tabernacle Fire Report
The investigation of the tabernacle fire is complete. Read the full report here and an executive summary here.
http://provo.org/img/File/tabernacle_final_report.pdf
http://provo.org/img/File/Tabernacle_Executive_Summary1.1.pdf

Friday, April 8, 2011

72 hr. Kit

Here are some ideas for an emergency kit.  Use your own judgment as to your particular needs. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' way; just personalized preparedness for your individual circumstances.  Here are some suggestions:

Food and Water 
(A three day supply of food and water, per person, when no refrigeration or cooking is available).  Water (1 Gallon Per Person), Food ideas such as: Protein/Granola Bars, Trail Mix/Dried Fruit, Crackers/Cereals, Canned Tuna, Beans, Turkey, Beef, Vienna Sausages, etc.  Canned Juice, Candy/Gum. 

Bedding and Clothing
Change of Clothing, Undergarments, Jacket, Rain Poncho, Blankets, Cloth Sheet, Plastic Sheet

Car Emergency Kit

Prepare an Emergency Kit for your Car.  It could include items such as:
bottled water, first-aid kit/medical book, flares, fire extinguisher, blanket or sleeping bag, sealable plastic bags, flashlight with spare batteries and bulb, essential medication, pliers and screwdriver, piece of rubberhose to be used for siphoning, package of tissues, moist towelettes, local maps, extra clothes, sturdy shoes

Thursday, April 7, 2011

25 Ways to Waste your Money

Another good article of financial counsel and savvy! 
http://www.kiplinger.com/tools/slideshows/slideshow_pop.html?nm=25-ways-to-waste-money

Thanks to those of you who have sent articles in!  They benefit us all and contribute to 'community'.

Excellent Information on Preparedness

These are excellent articles filled with information on how to prepare and...why! 
Thanks, Kendall for the links!
http://lds.org/ensign/1990/12/preparing-for-emergencies?lang=eng
http://lds.org/liahona/2003/04/letter-from-the-first-presidency?lang=eng

Food Shortages

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
If you are wanting to add any Freeze Dried Foods to your basement pantry for emergencies then you will find the following article of interest.

Apr 5 Freeze Dried Food Distributor: Six Month Wait Time Amid Extreme Shortages Author: Mac Slavo- April 5th, 2011 ----  If there was ever a sentiment indicator for economic uncertainty and fear, this would be it. As of April 2011, major distributors of freeze dried food, namely the Mountain House brand, are indicating that shoppers  should expect delays of  nearly six months on any orders placed today:

Humanitarian Kits

Things to consider for humanitarian purposes as well as preparedness for self and family.
http://www.providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,4598-1-3263-1,00.html

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sleep and Rest

http://providentliving.org/content/list/0,11664,8942-1,00.html

REST

Rest Unto Your Souls

A Day of Rest

Sleep

RS Fitness Tonight

Part of Prepedness is Physical.  So, we encourage all to participate in RS Fitness Tonight!
Choose to participate in one of three groups: walking, yoga, or zumba.  Meet in the Primary room at the Stake Center at 7pm.  Wear comfortable/active gear that is appropriate for your level of involvement.  See you there!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Learning from Conference

Do you want to make the messages and spirit of general conference a regular part of your life? Read how these members are doing it. --  In his closing remarks at the 177th Annual General Conference in April 2007, President Gordon B. Hinckley told members of the Church: “We hope that you will use the May edition of the Church magazines as a text for your family home evenings, to review that which has been spoken in this conference. What has been said by each of the speakers represents his or her prayerful attempt to impart knowledge that will inspire and cause all who have heard it to stand a little taller and be a little better”.  Here, members share how they have implemented that counsel and found additional ways to learn from general conferenceRead more HERE:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

God Reveals Truth to His Prophets and to Us

"God Reveals Truth to His Prophets and to Us", Ensign, March 2011

A prophet is a special witness for Jesus Christ and testifies of His divinity. God calls a prophet to be His representative on earth. A prophet teaches truth, interprets the word of God, and otherwise follows God’s directions in blessing our lives. When a prophet speaks for God, it is as if God is speaking (see D&C 1:38). Prophets are on the earth today just as they were anciently.

Revelation for the whole Church comes through the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson. He is a prophet of God. When members of the Church speak of “the prophet,” they are referring to the President of the Church. However, there are other prophets on the earth today. President Monson’s two counselors, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, are also prophets. Twelve other men—the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—are also called as prophets.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice

Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice - Virginia U. Jensen

"If we listen to the voice of the Lord through His living prophet and follow his counsel, we will never go astray." 
"Do we fully appreciate what a wondrous blessing it is to each one of us that we have found our prophet? The ways in which our lives have been enriched by listening to our prophet’s voice are numerous. We have a clearer picture of who we are and what we mean to our Father in Heaven. We have received commandments and counsel to guide us, reminders to keep us on the straight and narrow, and encouraging words to spur us on when we become disheartened or discouraged. If we listen to the voices of the world, we will be misled. But if we listen to the voice of the Lord through His living prophet and follow his counsel, we will never go astray." 

 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cannery Prices Going Up

Cannery Prices going up on Monday, April 4th.
Springville Cannery:  1672 W 700 S Springville, UT 84663 (just East of Walmart)  Ph. 801-491-7359

New Price List:
http://providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/123091_BSS_HCS_OrderForm_Mar_2011_US_ENG_pdf.pdf

Food Storage Packaging Recommendations:
http://providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,7532-1-4063-1,00.html

Truckload Food Sale - Today and Tomorrow

Orem Bosch Kitchen Center; 176 W. Center, Orem - TRUCKLOAD FOOD SALE Apr. 1-2.  Wheat, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Bouillon, Oil, Honey, Real Salt, Xagave, etc. (some sale prices will still apply until April 16.) 

See: http://www.spoilthecook.com/  -  FREE Cooking Classes -  They also sell: Grain Mills, buckets, canning suppies, Bosch Mixers, Nutritional Supplements and Oils, Food Dryers etc.