A 5-STEP GUIDE TO FAMILY SELF-RELIANCE

Family self-reliance is making sure in the event of a disaster your loved ones know the "Family Plan" and how to execute properly. It is important your family's basic needs are being met and that they are safe. Knowledge through communication is the key to making sure your family is prepared during an emergency. Disasters can strike without warning, so all family members should know who to contact and where to meet depending on the emergency at hand.

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Get a Start on Your Garden, Now

I was working on my “Honey-Do” list on Saturday which included pulling out the old squash and tomato plants from the garden and tilling the ground preparing it for the winter.  My wife is the primary coordinator and director of all things pertaining to our yearly garden and I’m just the cheap labor.

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We All Have Good Intentions, Don't We?

I have worked with many hundreds of families over the last 35 years in an attempt to assist them with their food storage and preparedness needs.  Very seldom have I come across families who didn’t feel preparedness was prudent or important.  In most cases, for those who chose not to engage and start their preps, it was an issue of priorities.

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Close the Door Tight!

I love it when the family comes over to visit.  Usually on Sunday’s, my wife will make a big feast and all the kids and grandkids will come over for a great meal, visiting, games and the traditional stroll around the block in the cool of the evening.

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7 Signs You are Judging Others

“Judge not” is one of the most popular Bible verses in our society, especially among non-Christians. It seems to fit in with two of our society’s most basic assumptions—that (1) religion is private and (2) morality is relative. People love “judge not” because it seems to be a handy way of saying, “You can’t tell me I’m wrong.” Begin to make a public assessment on just about any moral issue and you’ll see this verse swiftly pulled out as a deflective weapon.

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Getting Free From Anger

I had a sad conversation with a friend the other day.  His mother had recently passed away having lived as a widow for several years.  As his family gathered to mourn her loss, his sister became very vocal as to what money and personal belongings their mother had promised the daughter.  My friend tried to assure her, being the designated executor of her estate, that in due time a fair and appropriate process would be put in place for the distribution of their mother’s assets to all four children.

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I Can’t Breathe!

I have an elderly family member who is slowly suffocating.  That was actually difficult to put down in words but it’s even harder to see her suffer.  She has a condition where her lungs are slowly filling with carbon dioxide and she’s not able to exhale hard enough to expel the carbon dioxide from her lungs.  As a result, every day she has a little less lung capacity for oxygen.  She wears oxygen nasal prongs 24/7 and still runs out of breath just walking from one room to another.

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