Wednesday, December 7, 2016
As we focus on "lighting the world" with service this Christmas season, think about ways to become better prepared, both temporally and spiritually. By becoming more self-reliant, we can be ready and able to provide comfort and service to others, in their times of need.
Monday, December 5, 2016
When offering help to someone, don't just tell them to let you know when they need help. Be specific! When alleviating suffering, it may be helpful to focus on fulfilling basic needs. From words of encouragement, to gifts and service, there is always a way to lift and bless. Here are some ideas to help you get started:
- Take a hot meal or something that can be heated later
- Babysit or take children on outings
- Send a card or note with encouraging words
- Send a text or message on social media
- Write a letter reminding them of their good qualities
- Offer to wash, fold or put away laundry
- Offer to do the mending or sewing
- Make beds or wash and change sheets
- Do the dishes or purchase paper products
- Clean the house or just part of it, or pay for someone else to clean it for them
- Fill up gas tanks or purchase a gift card for gasoline
- Wash or vacuum vehicles
- Renew vehicle registrations or give the car an oil change
- Order food and have it delivered
- Offer to shop for groceries or other necessities
- Weed the garden or mow the lawn
- Shovel snow
- Take their trash out to the street
- Offer services in the area of your expertise (ie. taxes, hair cutting, mechanic)
- Send gift cards for necessities such as food, clothing and transportation
- Send gift cards for experiences that can alleviate stress and provide relief
- Visit with someone and just listen
- Be considerate by staying away or not making a visit when they need to rest or be alone
- Don't try to solve all of their problems or tell them that you know how they feel
- Let the grieving grieve or be angry--don't take offense by something someone says when they are suffering
- Offer to schedule doctor visits or drive them to appointments
- Offer to take over their carpool duties or drive children to practices and games
- Help children with homework or reading
- Offer your home for them to stay in while recuperating from surgery or for family members who are visiting
- Offer to spend the night with children so parents can get away
- Make a gift
- Send flowers
- Make them a care package
- Organize, paint or build something for them
- Purchase something for them that they may not be able to afford
- Give a priesthood blessing
- Fast for the individual or family
- Pray always
- Above all else, FOLLOW THE SPIRIT--the Lord knows the best way to succor those in need. Ask Him and He will show you the way to serve.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Have you heard about the recent earthquakes in Utah? There have been several throughout the state this past week. This phenomena is what seismologists call a swarm. Sometimes they're no big deal, and sometimes they can lead to larger, more significant earthquakes.
It's cold outside; which means that without proper preparation for winter weather, a power outage due to an earthquake, winter storm or malfunction in the power grid will be really miserable! As you break out the winter clothes for fun in the snow, it would also be a great time to see if you have enough food and water on hand, and several ways to help you keep warm in case of a power outage.
Click HERE for some great suggestions on how to keep warm during a power outage. For more information on how much water you should store, click HERE. For more information how much food to store, click HERE & HERE.
Monday, November 28, 2016
"Since a new star first appeared above Bethlehem, Christmas has been a season of light, reminding us that Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Together, we can celebrate His birth by making the world a brighter place. All we have to do is follow Him—His life, His example, and His teachings. In doing so, we can help #LIGHTtheWORLD."
The #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign encourages you and your family to commit to one kind act per day throughout the month of December. Service opportunities include feeding the hungry, helping the sick, ministering to children, and clothing those in need.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The NutriMill is an electric grain mill that uses a high-speed impact chamber to create flour from grains and beans. It allows you to grind up to 20 cups of flour at one time with no gumming, overheating, or jamming. The NutriMill has improved texture control and stronger milling heads. It includes a grain hopper extension to increase capacity, along with an air filter and separator cup. The NutriMill is versatile, convenient, powerful and fast. It is one of the best and quietest impact mills on the market today.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill is one of the best electric grain mills on the market. It has the capacity to perform big jobs, grinding over 100 pounds of flour in an hour. You don't have to worry about overloading The WonderMill because of its large 1250 watt LG electronics motor. The WonderMill is one of the most powerful micronizing mills available. The WonderMill will not only grind wheat, corn, rice, and other small grains like Quinoa and Amaranth, but it will also grind legumes and beans. Those who have used the WonderMill for commercial applications have found the WonderMill to be very durable and long lasting.
The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill is extremely easy to use. Simply fill the hopper and out comes flour. There are no small parts or gaskets to misplace, and the self cleaning WonderMill is quick, easy, and virtually dust-free. There is no need for additional attachments to bag your flour, simply put a plastic bag in the canister and grind.