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Are you prepared?

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Family Emergency Preparedness Series @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Family Emergency Preparedness

Proverbs 27:12 says, “A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”

Do you stay on top of current politics, economics, and events? My husband and I read, read, read. And we pay attention to what’s going on in the world. And we don’t just take one person’s opinion into account. We use our heads and we don’t blindly follow one man’s lead either. If something doesn’t set right in my gut, I listen to my instincts. And of course, we look to the Bible as our main source of authority.

I’m always amazed when I talk to friends and family and they seem to be clueless as to what’s going on around them. So many people I know and love don’t seem concerned at all – that things will get better. There are very, grave and serious things going in the world right now. ISIS is beheading Christians {including children} – is your family spiritually prepared to face violent persecution and not forsake the name of Jesus? Because we are not guaranteed that we’ll never face these kinds of trials. There have been recent reports that ISIS is already operating along our border in Mexico and could easily enter the U.S.

Being spiritually prepared, strong in faith, is the MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do to prepare your family. Are you willing to die for your faith?

While you daily prepare your hearts and minds, you need to be thinking about how to best physically protect your family as well.

Could you feed your family if your home lost power for several weeks? If the grocery store shelves went empty, would you even have food at home to eat? If a natural disaster happens in your area and your family is separated, would they know what to do? Is your family sustainable if the worst were to occur?

Family Emergency Preparedness

Over the next week or so, I’ll be sharing ways you can prepare your family for short-term and long-term emergencies. So, stay tuned for these topics:

What are you doing to prepare your family for emergencies?

I’ve linked this post to the Homestead Blog Hop… check it out!

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  1. THANK YOU for these articles!! I so needed to read them and begin applying them. Yes, I am way behind. I am keeping up with what's going on but I am a huge procrastinator. So now, I am making myself anxious with all that we need to do and haven't already. Can you point me where to start first? I am huge on directions and list. I'm just overwhelmed at where to start. Grab and Go, ER Closet, Stocking up, etc.....Where to begin to prepare? HeLp! :)
    1. Christie, great question! I wanted to give a detailed response, so I answered it here: http://avirtuouswoman.org/2014/09/16/where-to-begin-getting-started-with-emergency-preparedness/ If you have any other questions, let me know!
  2. Oh man, getting and staying prepared is such a big deal! We've got some bug out bags, several first aid kits, and working on building up food storage is a constant effort. There's always something we can do to be preparing! Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop this week! :)

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