Sunday, May 2, 2010

Don't Be Caught Out in the Cold......

These are really my tulips...and are so confused by now, they do not know what to do to protect themselves.  We have had the most irratic weather this past week.  Snow.....sun.....rain...hail.....repeat.  It's a wonder that these tulips are still standing.  This is a lesson for all of us.  We do not want to be "caught out in the cold" when it comes to our family's preparedness. 

I am featuring my little tulips on the May bookmark along with wonderful quotes from Elder Packer and President Monson.  I will share Elder Boyd K Packer's quote really struck me when I read it:

“If 9/11 was a wake-up call, then the earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia, was a kick out of bed. We need to pay attention to the signs of the times

Sisters, let's make the commitment to continue the quest to have our long-term staples on hand.  We do need to pay attention to the signs of the times....and they are being played before our eyes almost daily.  Here are the focus items for May:

  • Rice
  • Sprouting Seeds
  • Butter
  • First Aid Kit
Make a plan to not be "caught out in the cold".  Please heed to council given to us in Doctrine and Covenants 38:30 which states "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear".


Sondra said...

Thanks for this thought. Sometimes I feel like I'm crazy for working so hard on my home storage. I feel like I get carried away at times. However, according to on-line yearly supply lists - I don't have nearly enough. It's hard to know when enough is enough and where to put it all. I've had a real strong feeling for preparing for the past 2 years and am pretty prepared - but it seems like there is so much more to do all the time. It's never ending. I do hope that I will be able to stand strong in any trial that may come my way. I've heard so many leaders give stronger warnings of late. I try to have a positive outlook on the future - but it does scare me a little. I don't want to have fear, so that is why I prepare. Thanks for the wonderful kick out of bed :-D.

The Little Red Hen said...

Thank you for your comment. I too have been bitten by the "Spirit of Preparedness". It is a blessing. I also do believe the counsel that if we are prepared....we shall not fear. May the Lord bless you in your efforts to be prepared.

Anonymous said...

I'm not Mormon, so I hope it is ok if I read your blog. I just found it. It is so interesting. I honestly greatly admire the way the LDS fellowship seems to join together as a community to teach each other just like the bible says, "let the older women teach the younger women to be chaste, discreet keepers at home....." The more I read about your church organization, the more impressed I am by the cohesiveness and wisdom in the way it relates as a church body.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that I feel the same way as the previous poster. I have a large pantry, but if we could not shop, we would be out of food within 4mo or so. Yet, because our church background doesn't teach food storage, people around my life think I'm overdoing it, or even hoarding. It seems like such a daunting task to stockpile food, hygienic supplies, etc for a dry period in your finances. The only people in my location who do have a reasonable food storage are the Amish because they store the entire harvest each year to use until the next harvest, so I guess it seems normal to them.
Anyway, I really enjoy the information you share in your blog. Thank you.

The Little Red Hen said...


Thank you so much for your comments. You are welcome to be a part of our blog. Imagine if all of us were more self-sufficient, then the peace of mind we would have would take us through many challenges that life offers. Please feel free to join in and thank you again for your comment!

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