Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #141
Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #141. Thanks for sharing your time with us here at the PENL and Hope for Survival. We welcome readers daily from around America and beyond. On this Christmas eve we pray for peace, warmth, and joy, for each of you. It has been a hard year for many through 2021. I hope you can stop what you are doing and find a few minutes to give thanks for the positive things in your life.
Can you believe it's Christmas eve? Is it only me who feels this year was a blur on warp-speed? Do you realize everything that has happened in 2021? I was listening to a respectable podcaster who conducted a Top 10 stories of 2021. The bizarre part of it was a few items noted seemed to have happened many years ago. We have lived through a tough year on so many fronts. If you are reading this newsletter, then I can say we made it fellow Patriot. I pray we all are better prepared for 2022 because I do not believe it is going to get any easier on many fronts. We must remain positive and hopeful yet focused and self-reliant.
Being this is posting on Christmas eve, this edition of the PENL will be a bit shorter. We are thankful for each day together as we journey through this part of history and the unknown. Thanks for a great year. We are blessed indeed. I do believe 2022 is going to be stressful and trying as changes to our great nation will continue. I would suggest we all take some time to ask ourselves a simple question. Individually, are we ready?
From HFS we wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas and holiday season. We pray for all of you and your families through this season. May the true meaning of Christmas be with you around all the fun and food. We are blessed people living in the greatest nation on earth. Blessings to all of you, fellow Patriots.
Thanks to everyone who sent Christmas cards and wishes via text, phone calls and email. It is much appreciated. Blessings to all.
Let us move along...
Thursday Zoom Rallies – No Zoom rally this week or next. Holiday break in the schedule.
Hope for Survival YouTube and Odysee Channels- I posted a new video to YouTube this week for your enjoyment. I had the opportunity to record an interview with my two granddaughters discussing preparedness from their perspective. We then went through a preparedness backpack discussing different resources and what they are used for. We also talked about the importance of developing emergency plans for their home. It was enjoyable to hear their points made on the important need for developing preparedness plans for our youth. Here is the link to the new video. https://youtu.be/0o2IPV-VdYI
If you have not already, please consider subscribing to the HFS YouTube and HFS Odysee channels. We would appreciate your consideration. Because I still work a full-time day job, time is limited, and I have not been able to set up a routine schedule for recording and posting videos yet. Thanks for hanging with me. Share the link with family and friends.
HFS Mobile Training:
If you would like HFS to come to your community to conduct training classes or speak on the importance of preparedness, feel free to contact me.
HFS will be in Roxboro, NC on December 28, 2021 speaking at noon on Preparedness and the World Today. If you are in the area and would like to attend please contact me.
Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:
Facebook – Hope for Survival
YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival
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Odysee - Hope for Survival (odysee.com)
Rumble - HopeforSurvival (Platform established. Videos coming soon)
Connect and give me a shout. Share with family and friends.
Guest and Newcomers
If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional
information offered through HFS. https://www.hopeforsurvival.com/post/guest-and-newcomers-information-page
Hope for Survival books: Christmas is quickly getting to our doorstep. Do you have family members or friends who dabble with preparedness or someone you want to get started in preparedness? Then now is a great time to order and receive copies of my two preparedness books. In the past HFS members purchased books for family members who may be in their early stages of preparedness.
If you would like to buy multiple books of one type or both, email me to let me know and I will work out a special deal for you.
You can obtain information on the two HFS books at this link: Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family (hopeforsurvival.com)
Hope for Survival - How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security Could Save Your Life (Book 1)
Hope for Survival - The Mindset (Book 2)
We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.
Ding, Ding, Ding....Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site is not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay. When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope.
Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week –
Christmas - What does Christmas mean to you? When you think of Christmas do you have flash backs to childhood with your siblings or maybe trips to see grandparents? I know Christmas is different for many and how it is celebrated varies from family to family. Some may think of a first car that was gifted from Santa. Others may cherish family meals during the holidays. Or, maybe your family took a once in a lifetime trip together? As you age, does your thoughts of Christmas change as to what memories mean the most?
I have shared on previous occasions how meaningful Christmas was with my grandmother in Virginia. The handmade decorations captured my eyes, and I couldn't imagine anyone else being able to do such amazing hand crafts. As I have aged, the memories remain special but it's the conversations with my grandmother I miss the most. Her wisdom and view on life.
I often read posts on social media by others and so often the comments are about a person missing a loved one, often a grandparent or parent. Maybe a special moment around the holiday season sparks their loneliness. I would believe we all have these thoughts and moments during the Christmas season. Even when we try to recreate the moments and memories with our own loved ones it is never the same as our memory. Maybe it is supposed to be like this.