Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Musings... 'cause a storm's a comin'

There's always a storm coming.  It might be family, friends, health, finances, weather, or something else, but one thing is for sure, there are always tough times ahead.  That's not meant as a pessimistic outlook, but a realistic anticipation so you might as well plan for it.  Now some might accuse us of being a little overly planned and prepared, but it's honestly been a long, steady journey and we still have plenty of areas to work on including health and family.

These are precarious and uncertain times we live in.  The gals and I have tried to plan for a basic living needs should the SHTF.  I would encourage you to consider your situation, no matter what it is, and plan... to set just a little bit aside for those tough times that are always ahead at some point.
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!  It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.  How long will you lie there, you sluggard?  When will you get up from your sleep?  A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man." ~Proverbs 6:6-11
Maybe you start with a small box of canned goods and a twenty-four pack of bottled water.  Maybe you pick up a used gun and a box of ammo.  Maybe you pay a little closer attention to what's happening in and around your home, your neighborhood, your community.  Maybe you introduce yourself to that neighbor you've been noddin' to for the last two years.  Maybe you teach yourself or your kids how to tie a knot, shoot a gun, cook a meal, plant a garden, can vegetables, or sew clothes.  Maybe you set a few dollars aside.  Maybe you reconsider some of the simpler things in life and the good times that go along with them.

Maybe you consider the ant and its ways... 'cause a storm's a comin'.


  1. A little plan, is better than no plan

  2. A lot can be said for learning simple ways and taking care of one's self and family.