Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Prepper Apologetics!

I recently completed a three-art series of videos in which I answer the three most common objections to preparedness, self-reliance, and survivalism that I hear from people. Here are the videos:

1) Is Preparedness and Self Reliance Selfish?



2) Are Preppers failing to trust God? 



3) HA! HA! It hasn't happened! 



I hope you enjoyed these videos. Please subscribe to my You Tube channel. Please remember that I am not a public speaker and am relatively new to making videos.  Consider me still learning! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tech Meltdown!

I'm finally back online after experiencing a full tech meltdown over the past week. What I thought was just a simple battery gone bad ended up being a completely dead laptop, then my Internet connection went down... More details in my You Tube video:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Patriots' Prayers for 4-30 / ANNOUNCEMENT

The weekly Patriots' Prayers segment is moving - sort of...  Here's what's going on: 

The audio version of Patriots' Prayers will be posted to my You Tube channel each week. It will also be embedded in the upper right column of my website. You will be able to hear the weekly Patriots' Prayers series on both You Tube and this website. Just click the video at the top of the right-hand column to hear this week's Patriots' Prayers!

The text version of many of the prayers from the Patriots' Prayers series are posted on the Pray for America page of this website. (Several are already posted on that page, and I will be adding others in the future.) Just click the Pray For America tab in my website's menu bar above. 

Thank you for Praying for America with me!  
 

Is Prepping Selfish?

Over the years I've heard a number of excuses for not prepping. One of the more common excuses is that prepping and building self-reliance are somehow selfish. I argue that not only is preparedness and self-reliance NOT selfish, being prepared and self-reliant is in fact a very generous thing to work  towards. Here's why:

 If you have ever listened to a flight attendant give emergency instructions, you may have noticed that they tell parents traveling with a child to put the oxygen mask on themselves first, before putting one on their child. The airlines don't say that because they hate children. Instead, they say that because if a parent is to help their child, they must first be able to do so. A parent unconscious from the lack of oxygen will be of absolutely no help to their child.
Likewise, we will be of little help to our family, friends and neighbors, if we are the ones in need of help ourselves. In fact, our own helplessness may make matters much worse for our family and community. Far from being selfish, building self-reliance may be one of the most generous things you can do. 


In an emergency, you can only help others if you are not part of the problem. The first act of generosity is making sure you are not helpless. No matter how much a parent loves their child, they will be unable to help their child if that parent is unconscious. That is why the smartest - and most loving - thing to do is to put an oxygen mask on yourself first, before helping your child put their oxygen mask on.
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 Here is my You Tube video on this subject: 



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