Skip to comments.Enjoy the good times as long as they last.
Posted on 01/21/2014 3:24:55 PM PST by Kartographer
Survival is double edged sword. You want to be mentally prepared for worst case scenario but nobody can without having been there. Sometimes when I read survival forums I see people living in fear, even life is not bad for them at the moment. If I have wish for everyone for 2014 it is that people get serious about survival and preparedness but also enjoy good times as long as they last.
Anxiety, depression and negative thinking can take your energy away before anything starts. This here now is post I wrote some months ago, to put my feelings and thoughts in words, but Jay thought it was too negative to post at that time. I agree but now it makes sense to highlight the price I had to pay for becoming survival expert without wanting it. Im better since some weeks now but this post gives you maybe idea of what kind of scars constant struggle for survival can leave. Celebrate the good times in 2014. Nobody knows how long this lasts.
(Excerpt) Read more at shtfschool.com ...
SHTF is no extened camping trip, best we know that and except it. Few things make me madder than having people accuse me of wanting this. Who would want it? What man who cares enough about his family that he take steps to protect them would want to put them through it?
I've said this before and I say it again as the head of my household I am also the 'Watchman' of them. A have also encouage and advise others to take steps and so I have also placed myself in the position of 'Watchman'. Having freely done this I see that I have willing placed myself under the law for 'Watchmen' which says:
"But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand." Ezekiel 33:6
Freedom is another word for nothing else to loose.
Amen ... the only one I’ve been unable to get into preps and be armed (I give away tools, a lot) is my first wife. Magic thinking is strong with that one ...
Good times = cold beer and warm gun
Once you are prepped up and armed up you feel happier and can go about your life without constant worry.
Let tomorrow take care of itself, the birds of the field do not sow or reap for food, why do you oh men of little faith.
Famous words from our Lord. From here we see both perspectives, saving up for famine in egypt, or living day by day...one has to wonder after looking at the reality Christ lived in front of us is the answer to reality..mankind since the fall in eden fights to live in a world we are dying in, could it be the fear of death, being an illusion to the saved, be the reason man has fallen so far..all I can say is, choose reality for your future with your faith..and when we are back in original Eden, don’t eat the apple, do what your father tells you..else back around the loop if God should be so kind to offer escape from hell. Got Jesus? Yea I know, never heard that thought before, wonder why...smile..not skeerd..lol
Let them leave you up in the air
Let them brush, your rock and roll hair...
Blow that trumpet brother...May the Lord grant your faith..glad we have laborers for the harvest, God has his plans mixed in our prayers and dreams.. live big, dream big..soon this world will be a distant memory, no longer needed at this level of faith ..
good times is a normal day where we all get up, do what we need to do and want to do, and we all go to bed at the end of the day.
Thank you Kartographer for what you do and taking the role of a Watchman. May the Lord bless you and uphold you through the good times and the bad.
Very true; be careful, I nearly put myself in the hospital several times over this way. Now that we have the physical preps I have mostly quit running horror "what-if" films in my head and am doing a little better.
Well, I *do* believe you have cracked open my book! :)
Selco, dude, you have PTSD.
Of course he does.
Does that invalidate anything he says?
“Does that invalidate anything he says?”
I didn’t mean it like that. I just hope he is getting the support he needs.
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