Hey, friends. How have you been doing? Like, really? I know that I have been busy. Super busy. And tired. We mustn’t forget that, ha!
While I usually post articles a couple of weeks after I write them, this is me speaking in real time. Life has been interesting lately, hasn’t it? And while I know that the Lord doesn’t want us to fear the future, it is mighty tempting to do so.
While I am a worrier by nature, I believe that God has helped me to not worry, but to “do”, as of late. The signs are not looking good. To be honest, it wouldn’t surprise me if the world was in famine mode within a year or two. Now, I hope I’m wrong! But I can’t help but wonder while I see all that is going on around us. And I really think the Lord has told me to prepare.
So right now, I’m in total “overwhelmed” mode while I try to learn an abundance of skills that I’ve never tried before. Near the beginning of this year I turned off my Etsy shop to focus on what I believe the Lord has been trying to tell me. All of my free time lately has been spent either learning new homesteading skills, or doing my best to put them into action.
Learning how to homestead isn’t the only way to prepare, though. Despite the inflation we are seeing, now is the time to start picking up a few extra canned goods at the grocery store. If you can, pick up a lot extra. Of course, if there is a current shortage of something, don’t hoard it all for yourself. But if shelves are stocked, now is a great time to pick up some things to use in the future.
Buy some bulk goods if you can. Learn how to cook a few things from scratch.
And for goodness sake, take your children out of the public school system. One of the reasons our culture is in such turmoil right now is from years of public school indoctrination.
While I want this blog to be encouraging and helpful, I can’t help but share this with you. I am not writing this out of fear.
It is a good thing to prepare. Just like God warned Noah of the flood, and Joseph of the famine, the signs are not looking good. Noah and Joseph did not sit around and twiddle their thumbs. No, they took action. They spent years building and storing. Staying busy and preparing is one of the best things we can do right now.
I do think that God’s judgement is on this nation, but that He will preserve His people. What a blessing.
At the moment, we still have the ability to prepare. This is wonderful news.
We can do this, friends. We really can!
Hopefully I can share more about what I’m doing around here before long. I have been sharing my gardening endeavors over on my YouTube channel. The garden is where I have been spending a lot of my time.
If you have any preparedness advice, please feel free to share it in the comment section below.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Many blessings to you, friends!