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Saturday, February 27, 2010


I hope everyone gets a chance to read this article.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Dear God!

It is sickening and close to unbelievable that our nation, once a republic founded on the belief that the rights of the individual are to be recognized as God given and are to be PROTECTED, has now said that the STATE, the government, can deem any citizen it so chooses, as worthy of assassination. Without charges being brought against them. Without a trial. With no due process whatsoever. I hope that shocks you! It should. There should be people up in arms all across this nation! But the government mandatory youth jails have done their job well and most of the populace does not even know this has happened; some know and say, “Yea, but what can you do?” and the rest of us cuss a bit and look for more ways to prep and make our plans to disappear even sooner.

The goons truly believe that they OWN us. That we are their property to do with as they so choose. Just as we would shoot a wild animal that was attacking our flock of chickens etc. they feel they have the right to take out any citizen of this county at will. They place absolutely no value on human life or the rights of the individual.

If you at still living in lala land, thinking that life will continue to go on as usual, please wake up, oh please WAKE UP!

I have been wondering how they were going to make us 100% slaves instead of the 50-60% we now are, and I wonder if this is the way they will do it. They know that we won't hand over our guns without a fight. So, the goons can now just pick us off, one by one. Can you imagine living in a world where you don't know when or where you will meet with the assassin's bullet? You wouldn't be able to feel secure anywhere or at anytime. In your home, going shopping, tending your garden. Because you would not know when, or for what, the ptb decided you were an “enemy combatant.” Did you download a “how to” video that is not approved by the goons? Did you go to a meeting that could be deemed a threat to the STATE? Did you write an opinion on the net that did not extol the virtues of socialism? Or perhaps you were just mistaken for someone who did one of those or a various number of similar things.
How long before we take to the streets in protest? I think this would be a worthy cause.
And I want to give thanks to Gen-Ill Homesteader at http://www.illinoispreppersnetwork.com/ for the video and getting us the info on this. She does a great job and y'all should check out the blog she runs.


Just how stupid are we?

One thing that really gets me up on my soap box is the subject of property taxes. Anyone who has read this site knows that not one of us owns our own property; we are renting it from the state via the property tax. Good Golly Miss Molly! How stupid are we?
First we pay the goons a fee and get permission to improve their property (think building permit), then we improve the property on our dime, then we let them charge us MORE for rent via an increase of the property's value. Now check this out: thttp://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jan/13/short-handed-assessor-wants-help-from-above/
Yup, now add to the list: you get to have your hard earned frn's go to taxes so that the state can buy pictures of where we live (and whatever we may be doing at the time they do the picture fly overs), all so that they can be up-to-date on any clandestine improvements. Wouldn't want anyone improving the state's property without the state getting to sock it to 'em even more with higher rent.
Like I said, just how stupid are we! Talk about being dumbed down. I don't think we can go too much lower... but I have been wrong before.

Bringing the OUThouse IN

Been thinking about this since we moved into a house with a "holding tank." What a stupid way we deal with our wastes. I knew that there had to be a better way. Sure would like to hear from some folks who have one of these installed and "running" so to speak.


It sure would be a lot easier to install a second bathroom in a house when you did not have to install a regular water closet. And if you woke up one day without running water, well, I wouldn't mind having one of these already in use. Seeing as it may become dangerous to go to OUT to the OUThouse in the future, well, those who had an "INhouse" would be a step ahead me thinks....


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

a little truth

Please check this out:


Kinda puts it into perspective....


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Latest Ron Paul speech

Go to about an hour in...
As usual, he is right on.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

long time no blog

So life has been too busy and it has not been so easy to get here and blog.
I have been looking at candidates for the 8th congressional district and I think Terri McCormick beats the others hands down. I hope if you live in that area you will check her out.
I have also heard Scott Walker who is running for gov. and I like what I heard, but have not researched him enough to endorse. Anyone out there know much about him?
Things are heating up where inflation is concerned. We may be seeing some higher prices soon. Got preps?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Words as a creative force; taming the tongue and speaking in love, a Sunday reflection

We, each of us, have a voice in this world, within our sphere of influence. We can use that voice to encourage or deflate, to share what we know or to keep our knowledge to our self, to pursue liberty or to join those whose goal it is to enslave. The choice is ours. But if we choose to bring light and liberty, we need God's help. We need His principles to guide us. We need to speak the truth, but we must speak it respectfully, always honoring the other person's right to disagree. As long as they do not infringe upon our free will and our God-granted right, they must be allowed the same liberty we seek.

Words have tremendous power, and as you have probably heard, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Words are tools of persuasion. If you can use your words to change minds and hearts, you can change the world. And as preppers, we are trying to persuade men to see the light of liberty and join us in the battle to once again make this the land of the free and the home of the brave.

I was thinking about what God has to say about our our words. It is quite amazing to think that the entire universe was created by the Words that God spoke. He said “Let there be” and there was! Then He created us “in His Image” and gave us the ability to speak also.

The scriptures tell us that God's Word is a living sword in Ephesians 6:17 and Hebrews 3:12. And it is a sword that is sharper than a two-edged one, able to divide our soul from our spirit. When I think of a two-edged sword, I think of the fact that it will get you coming and going, forward and back, there is no escaping it's truth. What power!

We speak with our tongue and the tongue is addressed quite a bit in the scriptures also. James 3:5-12 tells us that the tongue is a little member, but is a fire and just a little spark can start a huge inferno, i.e. just a small indiscretion can cause loads of damage. The tongue can defile the whole body; it cannot be tamed. God goes on to tell us that the tongue is full of deadly poison. We use it to bless God and then to curse men, which are made in His Image. He tells that this should not be, as sweet water and bitter should not come from the same fount. So what am I to do? Again I look to the Word of God for wisdom. In Luke 6:45 I read that the words that we speak come from the abundance of our heart. Abundance speaks of what we have lots of...of what will overflow out of us. So I see that my tongue and the words that I speak come from my heart. But then I read in Jeremiah 17:9 that the heart is deceitful above all and wicked! That man's heart is evil from his youth, Genesis 9:21. Just when I thought I was getting somewhere! Now how do I tame this evil member? How do I keep from discouraging my kids with my sharp words, from spewing my frustrations about upon everyone around me and causing grief as I travel through this world? From alienating those that I want to bring to the knowledge of the truth, be it their eternal soul or the rights of the individual to self-determination?

I find myself searching the Word again for some light on what I am to do... Ezekiel 36:26 tells me that God can give me a new heart and a new spirit. Hope at last! When I read spirit, I think of attitude. So many times I recognize the fact that I need an attitude adjustment. How quickly I can get caught up in worldly pursuits that have no redeeming qualities. And to me, heart speaks of my will. The thing that makes me, well, me. So God is able, and by His grace, will do for me that which I cannot. He will take this evil, unbelieving heart, and turn it to Him. He will take this ungodly attitude and in its place put a new one, I believe one that is a part of Himself. And then He will work with me, as I seek Him, for He will never cross my free will or force me, to continue this change in me. Receiving this new heart and new spirit happens in a moment, the moment that I believed and received the truth, but it is also a process that I walk out, day by day, as I grow in grace and learn of Him and His ways. He is teaching me to guard and keep my heart above all things that I guard, for out of my heart come the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23) Life! And it is His will that I have not only life, but abundant life! (John 10:10)
So I am learning that as I guard this new heart and attitude, I will be filled with truth and love, and as I grow in the fruit of the Spirit, I will speak out of the abundance of my heart to the edification of all who listen. (Ephesians 4:29) And if what comes out of my mouth is not sweet, then I need to look within and see where I am missing the Truth, where I need more revelation. Where I need His help and guidance. If I am getting frustrated in my pursuit to persuade a person, perhaps I am neglecting to respect them and it shows.

I like the saying that goes, “they will not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Respect must come first. All are created in God's image and as such are worthy of respect, of the acknowledgment of their human dignity. And the other saying I think of quite often is “people may not remember everything you say, but they will remember how you made them feel.” And last, but not least, “because nice matters.” I do not know who was the one(s) to start those sayings. But they resonate with me.

I feel/hope that I have changed over the years, that as I have become older, I have become wiser and that I treat people with more respect than I did when I was young. I cringe now when I think of the way I treated people in my youth. Still, I can be quite short with people, especially when I am under stress, to use a tone of voice that is not one that I would want used with me. I did not know how I sounded, and I did not, at least consciously, purpose to say things in a demeaning way. It took hearing myself on a phone message that I had sent, and then at another time having a person that I worked closely with tell me that my tone of voice was an issue, that opened my eyes to how I sounded. But awareness is the beginning of change. And soul searching is the beginning of more change.

So in using our words to persuade, we not only have to be aware of the power of the words themselves, we must be aware of the tone with which they are spoken. And to that end, the attitude we take as we speak them.

I try to remember that at one time, I did not believe all that I believe today, that the first time I heard some of what I believe as truth now, well, it felt like it was down-right unbelievable, the ravings of some lunatics. And it is with that memory in mind that I approach others who do not understand that many of those people who say they are here to help us, really are here to keep us slaves. I seek to respect the sleeple as I try to help them awaken to the truth and prepare for the coming hard times.

Trying to keep perspective,

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wolf man and Craig's List

I happened upon this article and found it by intriguing.
Talk about adapting! It is amazing how these wolves took into their care a human.
But he could not live with the wolves indefinitely. The information he was able to gather has helped save wolves and people's property.

A site to help you start with the basics of tracking animals is
and it is good information to know. We should all know the animals that live in our own area and how to deal with them if necessary.

I got to see a new little dappled dachshund today...so cute. I had found some shelves for sale on Craig's List and the gal I got them from had just gotten it.
Craig's List has got to be one of the best inventions of the Internet. If you have not ever visited it, you must check it out. www.craigslist.com and then find your local area. I would also encourage you to look at your neighboring cities. I drove 30 minutes to purchase some equipment for $250 that was like new and new would have cost over $800. Craig's List also has a search bar which makes it very convenient, but make sure you do some browsing under the different categories too as you will be amazed at what you will find, and always check the "free" category.

Lovin' a bargain,

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The day God cried

Now when I think of deity, I tend to think of strength and power, not weakness and certainly not crying and grief. I may think of anger, and we talk about the wrath of God. But how often do we talk about the grief and pain of God? In the 11th chapter of John, there is the story of the day that God cried. And I must admit, like most of my contemporaries, I tend to view crying as weak. In Genesis it talks about how God repented that He had made men, but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. I imagine that when He repented, He was also in deep pain and grief, but it is not recorded for us that He cried until John 11.

God made us in His image and after His likeness, and we certainly feel grief and sadness, so it is not far-fetched to think He can also feel grief and sadness to the point of tears. But what would make Him cry? He who sits on His throne and looks down on the circle of the earth? He whose Word reigns forever and holds the universe together? What would move Him to tears? I will tell you.

I used to wonder why He didn't just go to Lazarus right away when He heard he was sick, but I think I know why now. Both Mary and Martha proclaimed that Lazarus would not have died had He been there, so their faith would have pulled healing virtue right out of Jesus (just like the woman with the issue of blood) and Lazarus would have been healed on the spot. But He did not come until Lazarus had been in the grave four days. I have been told that many thought the spirit of a dead person hung around for 3 days, but after the 4th day, well, you were definitely a goner. I don't know if that is true, but perhaps. Anyway, there was no disputing that Lazarus was dead; he was not just in a coma after 4 days of being in a cave without food or water and after having been very sick. And after four days there were still friends and family grieving and hanging around the grave. So different from our culture. Usually after the burial, most everyone leaves. I imagine part of that is because we use chemicals to preserve the body and we take a few days to wrap our minds around our loss, and we grieve before the burial, whereas they would bury their dead quickly as the body would begin to decay and as Martha said, would stink! But I digress.

Jesus came to His dear ones in their grief and asks where they have placed His friend Lazarus. He sees them sobbing, He feels the palpable grief that encompasses them, that permeates them to the depths of their souls and He becomes deeply troubled in His Spirit begins to weep. With them. For them. For Him.
There is such deep pain at being separated from a loved one and knowing you will not get to see them, or to talk with them ever again in this life. It is final. No more second chances.

But God.

Jesus was moved and felt the same things the others there that day felt, the same things any of us who have buried a loved one have felt. Only He was not helpless against this enemy, the last enemy, death. He prayed and then called Lazarus back from the grave, back to life; and Lazarus obeyed. He came forth, wrapped in the grave wrappings they laid him to rest in. Back from paradise. I would have loved to hear what he had to say about his time there, but that is not recorded in the book of John. I have talked to someone who died and was revived. She did not want to come back! It is better on the other side for those who are saved by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. And I am sure the Lord knew this. But for those who are here in the three-dimensional part of the universe, those of us who have not seen the other side; we grieve with a grief that is beyond words, a grief this is commonly expressed with ….tears. And this grief, what we feel at the loss of our loved one, Jesus Himself experienced and it was what moved God to tears.

When Adam sinned, in that day he died. It was a permanent separation from the Father. He was no longer able to commune with God in the cool of the day. That is what death represents...separation. But God being God, stepped in and just as Jesus defeated death by calling Lazarus forth from the grave, God called us forth from our graves, from our sins, and from our separation from Him. He is calling to you today. Will you obey? Will you come forth? You will still be wrapped up in the grave cloths, but your family will be there to help you get them off. Just as they helped Lazarus.

In the days ahead there may be more death than any of us have experienced. There may be more pain and grief than we can bear.

But God.

He will still be on the Throne and He will still be in control and He will still be able to work miracles.

I pray you get to know Him now, so that when we face TEOTWAWKI, you will really, truly know Him and not just know about Him. That you will be able to call upon Him and hear and distinguish His voice from all the other voices round about you, so He can lead and guide you.

I say all of this for in the days to come, I believe we will need to be led by Him in order to survive.

Preppin' with Jesus by my side, in my heart, and leadin' the way,


My son was already home when I got there Sunday night which doesn't happen very often. He was sooo excited and I can't remember when the last time was that I had seen him that happy. He had gone out to drive around on the ice (a favorite winter past time) and found some guys who were racing on ice, (remember this is Wisconsin) and they let him run the track in his old beater. He got the best time out of all the cars that had run it with the street tires. (I guess most of the cars were outfitted with special tires that get traction on ice or some such, this is the first I ever heard of this type of racing.) Any way for years all he has talked about is racing, and more specifically “drifting” which is a type of racing. Now, we don't have oodles of moola to burn, so he has hardly even been to the races let alone able to enter one. (He has had numerous and expensive tickets and marks on his driving record....but that is another matter.) After he ran the course, the guys there wanted to know where he had raced and on what tracks etc., and they were surprised to hear that was his first time ever to actually run on a track. So they started giving him advice and suggested invited him to come and do it again next weekend. He just has to come up with the entry fee...

I don't particularly like the thought of him racing, but he has unbelievable hand-eye coordination and took to driving like a duck to water. He is a natural. And it makes him happy. My heart was thrilled to see him so dang happy. So this mom will support him in his dream and hope it comes true. Even in the midst of seeing TEOTWAWKI on the horizon.

And that is my subject for this post. How do you encourage your kids, spouse, yourself even, to continue to dream and aspire to make your dreams come true in our circumstance, in this time and place? How do you plan for the future when you know in your knower, things are gonna change for the worse before too long and the life that we now are living will only be a faint memory?

It seems like I can get so caught up in prepping and trying to do my part to keep the world from going out of control that I don't live in today and I forget to try to see the world from my teenager's eyes. He doesn't understand what might be just over the horizon; he just sees the possibilities. And because I don't know just how soon we will be needing those preps, I will hope that he has more time to dream and pursue those dreams and somehow see them come true, if only a little bit. Memories made can never be stolen, but can be pulled out at will and treasured for a lifetime. And today is the only time that we have to make a memory.
I guess we should try and live in both worlds as best we can; we prep for all the what ifs, as we try to still live as though tomorrow will be better than today.

Preppin' for tomorrow, but livin' in TODAY,
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