"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label preparedness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label preparedness. Show all posts

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Prepare for the Worst~ Expect the Best

My final heirloom seeds arrived today. In light of the fervor and panic fueling the stress levels of many Americans, we on the farm, have battened down the hatches so to speak.

I will confess that hearing the President sound so dismal about the future causes me to wonder, what does he know that he is not sharing with me? Okay well not really, as I know what he is doing. It is time for the Left to use a crisis to their advantage and are making the future for my great grandchildren look bleak indeed.

Now I am sad at the outlook for the great grandkids but, they will be my descendants, so they will have a little spunk, spitfire, and of course a deep love for the land of my fathers. Regardless of the revisionists that are busy making America something it wasn't, my family will stand tall for this nation.

So I have written to my readers about preparing and if you click here you can read my three part series. I am not spreading a screeching cry of no hope and little change in your pocket, but one of simple peace one can have by looking ahead and preparing.

Oh and in case you were wondering, here's the list of heirloom seeds I received today:
Ground Cherry
Sunshine Corn
Round Zucchini squash
Catskill Brussels sprouts
Mustard greens
Golden Globe Turnips
Purple top Turnips
Granny Plum Melon
North American Wildflower mix
Hummingbird and butterfly mix.

I ordered from Victory Heirloom Seeds Company. The prices were great and each seed pack has an bit of historical information about the plant.

It is always wise to look ahead and prepare. Have a wonderful Sunday

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Often Overlooked

I have been thinking of those of you who have dealt with power outages this winter. I realized that one thing that is not a good thing to overlook in preparation in an emergency is a good can opener. You know the type...one that is not electric:)

If you don't have one be sure to get one before a crisis or outage occurs.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Food Storage Preparation

In order to start storing food for your family you will need create a menu of meals that your family eats on a regular basis. It will do you no good to buy bulk items that your family doesn't eat.

I have 2-two week rotating menus, and that is what I use as a basis for my food storage. One thing that you will need to come to grips with is this: nearly half of all the food you buy ends up as food waste. This was shocking to me, in fact I refused to believe that this was the case for my family, but sadly it was true(a few years ago- not anymore).

Your menu needs to incorporate leftovers or make meals that have less, and serve a dessert after dinner. We seem to have stopped the after dinner dessert due to the constant grazing most Americans partake in daily.

My food storage goals may be different than yours, but a good place to start is having two weeks storage(that includes water). Another important thing about storing food is the need to rotate items.

Backwoods Home food storage for $10.00 a week.

Food Storage Calculator(this is on a Mormon-Latter Day website...The Mormon church has been a long in their food storage goals. The church advises their members to save one years worth of storage. The link is a basis, as taking in your needs over rides the chart.)

* I am not supporting any other content on the above links aside from the food storage. *

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Some Parables and Preparedness

Matthew 7:24-26

24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Matthew 25:1-13
1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

The above scriptures are parables of Christ. Do you see what they share? The wise man and the 5 virgins were prepared. The wise man built his house on a solid foundation(Jesus Christ), and when trials and troubles came his way he was prepared. The five virgins had enough lamp oil and were prepared for the bridegroom(Jesus Christ).

The foolish man was ill prepared, nor were the five virgins without enough lamp oil. They were not truly believers because they lacked critical preparedness. Are you prepared? Do you realize that the five virgins left, knew the Bridegroom...yet they did not know Christ as their Saviour.

Do you? Are you certain in times that are seemingly uncertain? Because eternity is the worry, not the stock market roller coaster, nor the current election.

Many times in the Bible we learn to wait and prepare. I believe that this is the time to prepare. Study His word, pray and fast, and then begin the cycle again. Remove the clutter that fills your day...for example television and prepare.

That is all I have to write today.