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Prepare for the Days of Tribulation (31 Yrs. Ago)

Prepare for the Days of Tribulation Ezra Taft Benson
President of the Quorum of the Tweleve Apostles03128_000_016
For over forty years, in a spirit of love, members of the Church have been counseled to be thrifty and self-reliant; to avoid debt; pay tithes and a generous fast offering; be industrious; and have sufficient food, clothing, and fuel on hand to last at least one year. Today there are compelling reasons to reemphasize this counsel. We heard it done effectively in that great welfare meeting this morning. May I add just a word. Members of the Church are feeling the economic pinch of higher taxes and inflation coupled with conditions of continuing recession. Some have come to their bishops seeking assistance to pay for house payments, car loans, and utilities. Unfortunately, there has been fostered in the minds of some an expectation that when we experience hard times, when we have been unwise and extravagant with our resources and have lived beyond our means, we should look to ei…

Visit Ray at BYU-Hawaii.

So for spring break, the fam (and Cami) went to Oahu to visit Ray at BYU-Hawaii. It was way fun. I like breaks where you actually cross the ocean, because then you really feel like you're getting away from it all and don't have to worry about homework, boys, or anything! It's a wonderful feeling.

We did a lot of touristy things, since Cami had never been to Hawaii before. And of course, the Swap Meet! Oh how I love the Swap Meet. Lovely cheap jewelry. . . . I should have bought more. I always resist buying everything I want, but then I leave and realize it could be YEARS before I'm back, and I regret not buying out the whole market!! 
The waves were HUGE on North Shore, so we had fun taking pictures of them. The only time we really got in some huge waves was over near Hanauma Bay, and I almost got dragged out to the ocean. Ray had to come rescue me! 
Anyhow . . . the break is almost over and classes start tomorrow. I can't even get my head around doing homework agai…

A Vision Given to Heber Q. Hale

A Vision Given to
Heber Q. Hale
President of the Boise Stake

A heavenly manifestation given to Heber Q. Hale, President of the Boise Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as related by him at the Genealogical Conference held in the Auditorium of the Bishops' Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, October, 1920. (Requested by the Presidency of the Church in 1920.)

It is with a very humble and grateful spirit that I attempt to relate on this occasion, by request, a personal experience which is very sacred to me. I must of necessity be brief. Furthermore, there were certain things made known to me which I don't feel at liberty to relate here. Let me say by way of preface that between the hours of 12 and 7:30 in the night of January 20, 1920, while alone in a room at the home of W.F. Raween in Carey, Idaho, the glorious manifestation was vouchsafed to me.

I was not conscious of anything that transpired during the hours mentioned, except what I experienced in this mani…

The Islamic End Time Beast (Very Interesting)

The Islamic End Time Beast
And his Mark
(The name of Allah)
By Rabbi Samuel Thompson

Revelation 13:18 tells us that the number of the Beast is the number of a man, and its number is 666 (According to English Bible Versions).
It is better translated “Multitudes” of a man.
Gilyahna/Revelation 13:18 (RNKJV)
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Gilyahna (Revelation) 13:18 (RSTNE)
18 Here is chochmah. Let him that has binah consider the multitude of the beast: for it is the multitude of a man; and his multitude is encoded in ‘chi, xi, sigma.’
Islam gives fulfillment of the 666,
The multitudes, or number of Mohammed‟s followers and Not a literal number.
The three Greek letters are a code, which portrays a message to John and through John to us, in order to identify the end time beast. This is not a literal number, as no man has a nu…

Divine Calendars:Astronomical Witnesses of Sacred Events

Divine Calendars:Astronomical Witnesses of Sacred Eventsby Dr. John P. Pratt still available as of 10 March 2011
Divine Calendars
Dr. John P. Pratt has discovered and built a convincing case that God actually uses sacred calendars, which he has revealed, for scheduling key religious events such as the birth, baptism and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These discoveries have been published in separate articles over the last twenty years. The first twenty-five of those landmark articles about calendars and especially religious chronology are now available reprinted as a soft bound volume entitled Divine Calendars: Astronomical Witnesses of Sacred Events.
Some of those calendars discussed are straight day counts, such as the 7-day week and the 260-day Sacred Round of Native Americans. Some are based on the celestial motions of the sun and moon, such as the Hebrew calendar and the Enoch calendar. Other new calendars discovered by Dr. Pratt include the Venus calendar and the Mercury calendar. …

The Golden Plates and the Feast of Trumpets

Speaking of upcoming Jewish Holidays... a friend of mine found this and I can't wait to share some of it with my Seminary kids when we celebrate Roshashana this week!

Jan. 2000
The Golden Plates and the Feast of Trumpets

By Lenet Hadley Read

The Prophet Joseph Smith received the Nephite plates on the annual day when Jews throughout the world celebrated the symbolic beginning of Israel’s final gathering.

The Golden Plates and the Feast of Trumpets

Holy days have long been part of the Lord’s marvelous works, beginning with His blessing and sanctifying the seventh day (see Gen. 2:3). The Lord commanded all Israel to observe a series of holy days (see Lev. 23). Part of His purpose concerning this series of holy days was to teach of the Lord’s mortal and latter-day ministries.

The Early Harvest

Certain holy days were to coincide with Israel’s early, or spring, harvest. These holy days were given in part to teach of the Lord’s first coming, including the Crucifixion and Resurrect…

Build a house for less than $5000!!!

Build a house for less than $5000

September 9, 2011

You are looking at pictures of a house that Simon Dale built for his family in Wales. It was built by him and his father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting they were moved in and cosy. He estimate 1000-1500 man hours and $5000 put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour).

The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.
Some key points of the design and constructio…

Is The U.S. Government Stockpiling Food In Anticipation Of A Major Economic Crisis?

Is The U.S. Government Stockpiling Food In Anticipation Of A Major Economic Crisis?
Posted: 23 Sep 2011 02:43 PM PDT

Is the U.S. government stockpiling huge amounts of food and supplies in anticipation that something bad is about to happen? Is something about to cause a major economic crisis that will require large quantities of emergency food? For a while, I have been hearing things about the government storing food through the grapevine and I have not been sure what to think about those rumors. Well, today I received a phone call that blew me away. I debated for quite a while before I decided whether or not to share this information with you all. Normally I do not like to talk about anything unless I am able to prove it by pointing to an article in the mainstream media. But the source of the information that I am about to share with you is rock solid. I cannot reveal his name, so you will just have to trust me on that. Hopefully the following information will be one more "dot&quo…

30 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is About To Go Into The Toilet

30 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is About To Go Into The Toilet

If you think the U.S. economy is bad now, just wait for a few months. Things are about to become absolutely nightmarish. None of the long-term economic trends that are hollowing out our economy have been addressed and more bad economic news seems to come out virtually every single day. Now there is constant talk of the "next recession" in the mainstream media. But did the last recession ever truly end? The number of good jobs continues to decline, more stores are closing, incomes continue to go down, credit card debt and student loan debt are soaring, the housing market resembles a corpse, the number of Americans living in poverty continues to rise and government debt is at unprecedented levels. We are losing blood fast, and almost all of our leaders are either too corrupt or too incompetent to be able to do anything about it. The U.S. economy really and truly is…