Hi Carson Ward Family, Family and Friends,
Being temporally prepared is important, but being spiritually prepared is just as important and will give you the strength and faith you may need to get through whatever disaster or emergency may come your way.
Wasn't The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints 183rd Annual General Conference wonderful and so uplifting? For any of you who missed it you will be able to read all the talks for both the Saturday and Sunday sessions in the May 2013 Ensign, or view the talks on lds.org. For the next four weeks, each week, I will highlight some of the things mentioned in each talk for that session to help you become more spiritually prepared. Let's start with the Saturday morning session....
"Home should provide safety and security....All are born with the light of Christ....What we do the that light is our responsibility.... We need to make righteous choices." (Boyd K. Packer, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles)
"Heavenly Father knows us and has a plan for us.... Our part matters.... 'Stand as witness of God in all times and in all places.'" (Mosiah 18:9) (Elaine S. Dalton, General Young Women's President)
"We can overcome the world by His enabling power of the Atonement." (Craig A. Cardon, of the Seventy)
"Heavenly Father has provided a way for all his children to receive the blessings of the Priesthood....We have unlimited divine nature, be careful, we can drift away without light and the Priesthood....We need the light and power of God in our lives." (M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles)
"Simple acts of obedience, attending Sacrament Meeting and partaking of the Sacrament and searching the scriptures....We may not receive all the answers to our prayers, but the Lord will draw close to you....The Lord's power will sustain you....By his words and example he has showed us how to draw close to Him." (President Henry B. Eyring, 1st Counselor, 1st Presidency)
Note: If you are a non-member and are interested in knowing more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints go to mormon.org.
Weekly Assignment: 72 Hour Individual Emergency Personal Hygiene Kit...
General. As you add each item each week place all the items in a large plastic zip lock bag. Write the family member's name on each bag. Keep the Personal Hygiene Kit with the Food Kit and Snack Kit in a backpack.
This week add the following...
Great Vegetable Gardening Tips:
Eggshells are great for your vegetable gardens, but remember to rinse the eggshells out well before using in any of the following.
1) Add crushed eggshells to the bottom of planting holes, particularly when planting tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. They add calcium and may help with blossom end rot.
2) Dry eggshells out and blend them into a fine powder and spread them around the base of plants.
3) Placing crushed eggshells (with sharp edges intact) in a ring around the base of a plant can deter slugs, snails and cutworms.
5) Add eggshells to your compost pile, adding calcium to your finished compost.
(These ideas come from the "Books & Things" Spring 2013 catalog, page 41)
Comments: All your comments, ideas, suggestions and experiences are welcome! We all learn from each other. Thank you for your comments.