The Honey & Lilies Blog

At Latter-Day Disciples, we believe in becoming self-reliant, but maybe not in the sense you are used to hearing about. We believe that we need to learn the skills to be able to provide for our family and neighbors as best we can in good times and bad, but also develop the spiritual strength and connection to be able to rely wholly on the Lord. Elder Bruce R. McConkie said, “Great trials lie ahead. All of the sorrows and perils of the past are but a foretaste of what is yet to be… Our spiritual preparation consists in keeping the commandments of God, and taking the Holy Spirit for our guide, so that when this life is over we shall find … an ultimate inheritance of glory and honor in the Celestial Kingdom.” (Stand Independent above All Other Creatures, 1979) We focus on preparations in five main areas: spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and temporal.

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Spiritual

Building a 72-Hour Kit

Personally, I struggle with feelings of anxiety and inadequacy, developed through past experiences and (if we’re being totally honest here) too many hours dedicated to magazines and the internet. But, part of preparing for the Lord’s Second Coming means preparing in all areas of life. We know that as we move closer to His return, the more difficult challenges will become. As disciples of Christ, we can prepare emotionally for the upcoming challenges by developing emotional resiliency.

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Spiritual

What is Emotional Resilience

Personally, I struggle with feelings of anxiety and inadequacy, developed through past experiences and (if we’re being totally honest here) too many hours dedicated to magazines and the internet. But, part of preparing for the Lord’s Second Coming means preparing in all areas of life. We know that as we move closer to His return, the more difficult challenges will become. As disciples of Christ, we can prepare emotionally for the upcoming challenges by developing emotional resiliency.

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Spiritual

Pentecost at Kirtland

How often do you think about the events at Pentecost in Acts 2, or do you even recall what it is? Or perhaps you wonder why it matters since it occurred in the last dispensation before the great apostasy. On March 27, 1836, at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, events occurred that were readily compared by those who were there to what was experienced in Acts 2 at Pentecost. A few days later, as supernatural events continued to occur, Joseph Smith would declare to 300 Elders in the church that “the organization of the church was now complete” [1].

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And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem

Isaiah 2:3

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