Friday Night Light – 5/30/13

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Gen. 1:6 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all [1] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Gen 2:15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it
Gen 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
Gen 3:17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, “You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 

The creation and fall of man in four verses…

We are created in the image of God with the inherent capacity to do much good. We were created for fellowship with God. God seeks our company. When man sinned, that fellowship was broken and a gulf was placed between man and God.

You see in 3:17 that God actually cursed the earth because of our sin. 

Some will try to placate the earth itself instead of turning to the creator. They think we evolved or were created by the spirits of the earth or some other such belief…they love the earth thinking that by loving it they are coming closer to their creator. 

 James 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 

Do not confuse world and earth as being the same…I merely point out this verse to show that if we do not follow His way, we will be considered enemies of God.

When Jesus said “blessed are the peacemakers” he was telling us that the peacemakers are the ones who show others how to reconcile with the Father. And how do you do that?

By realizing there is no way you can earn a place in heaven. Yes we were created in God’s image but the gulf of sin separates us. To bridge that gulf God sent Christ to die as a sacrifice for everything we have ever done and will do wrong.

Man cannot reach God, but God can reach man through Christ Jesus.

Still clinging to my God and my guns,

30 Days of Survival – Day 4 – Join a Prepper Online Forum

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Hopefully by now you have found a prepper / survivalist / homesteading / etc. blog to follow (along with mine of course).

What I would like you to do for day 4 of 30 Days of Survival is to join an online forum that talks about prepping. There are hundreds out there and you will need to spend some time finding one (or more ) that is right for you.

Several other seemingly unrelated forums have prepper sections that are very active. If you find a forum like this it counts too.

Here are a couple Forums I recommend…( I have been or am a member of these forums if you join tell em Toad Sticker sent you)

Homesteading Today
Lots of homesteading and animal information. Also has lots of good prepper and survival areas.
Backwoods Home Forums
Sponsored by Backwoods Home magazine…the Magazine is very Libertarian but they have learned that people are not grown up and moderate their forum closely…lots of good info.

Frugal Squirrels
I was a member here for over 10 years before the owner saw fit to ban me. The worst I will say about him is he is a little eccentric. If you can fit in, this place is a great place to learn from.

The Minion Report
My replacement for Frugals…populated by lots of folks who have been similarly banned from that sight…More Patriot oriented but still lots of good prepper info.

The Gulch or The Gulch
This forum was started by castoff’s of the Backwoods home forum…not as active but still nice people and good info available.

Zombie Squad
I hesitate to include this one but in reality it is just a decent prepper site that pretends it is prepping for a zombie outbreak instead of all the other things to worry about.

There are a whole bunch more and maybe better forums out there to explore. In 30 Days of Survival – day 3 I gave you a link to the top 50 survival blogs this is a good place to start looking for a forum if you don’t want to check out any of my suggestions.

So after you find a forum, what next?
Become part of the community, start asking questions. Be sure and answer any questions you might know the answer to. Inject your opinion into discussions. But most of all read and learn.

Make sure you keep your personal information to yourself, and be careful about revealing where you live.

Now work on that and stay tuned for day 5

Still clinging to my God and my guns,

30 Days of survival – Day 3 – Follow a prepper blog

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For day 3 of 30 Days of Survival your assignment is to search out and find a blog about prepping written by someone in a similar area as yourself.

If you live in a city find an urban prepper who is bogging about his or her preps. Or pick an urban homesteading blog to read and be inspired by.

If you live in the sticks find a rural blogger sharing information on how they do it.

Whatever you do spend some time looking and reading…and of course follow my blog :-).

Here is a good resource to get you started The Top 50 Survival Blogs! Be sure to check out the second page also and you will find me at #125.

Still clinging to my God and my guns,

Tornado Preparedness Checklist

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Tornado Preparedness Checklist
When a tornado is coming, you have only a short amount of time to make life-or- death decisions. Advance planning and quick response are the keys to surviving a tornado.
Conduct tornado drills each tornado season.
Designate an area in the home as a shelter, and practice having everyone in the family go there in response to a tornado threat.