When disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed

“Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program.” “…[We must be] anxiously engaged in a positive program of preparation. It is not enough to hope for the best; we must prepare for it.” -Spencer W. Kimball

Are you prepared?

“On a daily basis we witness widely fluctuating inflation; wars; interpersonal conflicts; national disasters; variances in weather conditions; innumerable forces of immorality, crime, and violence; attacks and pressures on the family and individuals; technological advances that make occupations obsolete; and so on. The need for preparation is abundantly clear. The great blessing of being prepared gives us freedom from fear, …

All truths are easy to understand once discovered…

“The elusive nature of truth has been a favorite theme of history’s great poets and storytellers. … Now, never in the history of the world have we had easier access to more information—some of it true, some of it false, and much of it partially true. Consequently, never in the history of the world has it been more important to …

God Will Never Desert Us

Elder Jeffery R. Holland quoted this in his April 3, 2016 General Conference address: “President George Q. Cannon once taught, “No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, God will never desert us. He never has and never will. He cannot do it. It is not in His character to do so. He will …

Love

“Love makes us instinctively reach out to God and other people.  Lust, on the other hand, is anything but godly and celebrates self-indulgence.  Love comes with open hands and open heart; lust comes with only an open appetite.” — Jeffery R. Holland, Created For Greater Things, pg. 54.

Beware of Pride

Beware of Pride:  Ezra Taft Benson 1985-1994 Presidency From the life of Ezra Taft Benson – First General Conference delivery- Differences between Pride and Humility  The Lord has warned to beware of Pride.  The Book of Mormon is a record of a fallen people.  One of the major messages of the Book of Mormon is the Sin of Pride.  (See …

The Basics of Family Finances

Message from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: “Latter Day Saints have been counseled for many years to prepare for adversity by having a little money set aside. Doing so adds immeasurably to security and well-being. Every family has a responsibility to provide for its own needs to the extent possible. We encourage …

Revelation

“Revelation is the communication or disclosure of the will of God directly to man. Under circumstances best suiting the divine purposes, through the dreams of sleep or in waking visions of the mind, by voices without visional appearance or by actual manifestations of the Holy Presence before the eye, God makes known His designs, and instructs His revelators. Under the …

The Gift of Prophecy

“The Gift of Prophecy distinguishes its possessor as a prophet – literally, one who speaks for another, specifically, one who speaks for God. It is distinguished by Paul as one of the most desirable of spiritual endowments, and its preeminence over the gift of tongues he discusses at length. To prophesy is to receive and declare the word of God, …

Visions and Dreams

“Visions and dreams have constituted a means of communication between God and men in every dispensation of the Priesthood. In general, visions are manifested to the waking senses whilst dreams are given during sleep. In the vision, however, the senses may be so affected as to render the person practically unconscious, at least oblivious to ordinary occurrences, while he is …