Honey + Lilies

Five Areas of Preparedness

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.

We focus on five areas of preparedness to help us be prepared for the times ahead in all areas of our lives: 

  • Spiritual
  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional 
  • Temporal

Check out our monthly blog posts in addition to our weekly and daily podcasts to support your preparedness journey! 

Spiritual

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.”

Physical

Physical preparations are also important for the days ahead. The Lord has given us bodies to be temples. Learning to manage our physical health is a form of preparation!

This could look like finding an exercise regimen that works for your body. It could look like learning how to nourish your body to keep it in optimum shape, or finding supplements and foods that can help it heal. 

It can look like learning which medicines promote your health, and having a plan for how to obtain those in an emergency. 

Emotional

Emotional resilience is an important skill in our world today. Developing the skills and coping mechanisms to deal with struggles as the world continues to grow darker will become more and more necessary.

In a world in commotion, mental health struggles such as anxiety and depression are on the rise.

On the Honey + Lilies Blog, we share resources, tips, and practices to help you boost your mental health, and invite the Savior’s healing into your life. 

Mental

In addition to preparing emotionally and physically, we strive to follow the Savior’s directive to ‘seek learning out of the best books’. (Doctrine & Covenants 88:118)

Learning skills like gardening or home-cooking, talking about classic literature, and learning new things about the world helps us to understand our Father’s plan, and better utilize our agency.

We believe in finding truth, wherever it is found, and we look forward to seeking it with you!

Temporal

While we cover all areas of preparedness, our blog has a much heavier emphasis on temporal preparedness tips.  Each month is focused on action tips to amp up things like:

  • food storage
  • growing a garden
  • getting out of debt
  • building a budget
  • home cooking
  • preparing for emergencies 

The perfect complement to our spiritually-focused podcasts, the Honey + Lilies will help you round out your preparedness, so that you are ready for the days ahead. 

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