Sunday, November 7, 2010


I am grateful for the principles we are taught in the gospel. We learn so many things that are here to keep us safe and happy through life. I know that principles of provident living are also inspired principles. It has helped our family many times through the years. It has helped me develop new information and skills. I was reading President Spencer W. Kimball talking about the principle of self reliance. I think this is my favorite quote on the subject. He said,

"Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program."

I don't think that when there is a disruption of life we hurry and pull out our wheat and try to make something with it. It is building our skills, over time, so that we know how to sustain our lives. President Kimball also said,
"We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees...Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard...Study the best methods of providing your own foods."
"As we become more affluent and our bank accounts enlarge, there comes a feeling of security, and we feel sometimes that we do not need the supply that has been suggested by the Brethren. We must remember that conditions could change and a year's supply of basic commodities could be very much appreciated by us or others. So we would do well to listen to what we have been told and to follow it explicitly."
I do believe that we are blessed when we follow the council that has been given to us. BYU has a new tv show about gardening. It has episodes online! A valubale resource to help in our continued learning towards our provdient living. The show is called "HomeGrown". Watch some episodes and learn some great things about gardening!


Darla said...

Found you blog, Linda! can't wait to read some more. My blog? ENjoy!

Linda said...

Hey Darla! Thanks for visiting. I can't wait to see your blog!