Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #245. Welcome to Hope for Survival. Christmas is upon us and we must get our ho-ho-ho in line with our jingle-jingle-jingle. December has been a blur and I'm wondering to myself, which direction should I go. I don't dare tell Ms. Lucy I'm stuck on "I haven't started Christmas prepping yet" because I know I will hear "you've got 9 Amazon days to make it right."
Ohhh, this new world we now live in. I returned home from Alabama last evening and Ms. Lucy wanted us to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Story. Nope. We did not realize it is no longer an annual showing on basic television and we further learned Apple TV now owns the righs to it. So much for watching the annual Charlie Brown tradition. In case you didn't know, Ms. Lucy calls me Charlie Brown for some reason. Hence, you may wonder why I call her Ms. Lucy.
Remember when we heard the names Comet, Vixen, Donner, Dasher, Cupid, Blitzen, Prancer and Dancer? Oh, let us not forget Rudolph because he got his own show as well. Little kids faces would light up with job when Rudolphs nose lit up. Yea, a bit far fetched but maybe America was a happier place when we dreamed and imagined. The joy of Reindeers got replaced. Now we hear things like Prime, Black Friday, Same Day, Select, led by Amazon. What kind of trade off is that?
Just like our just in time supply system (food, pharmaceuiticols, and fuel), we replaced a normal life with a just in time life style where we want it now and we get it now....on credit card. Convenience. Things that made our life style easier may be the contributing sin that started the deteoration to what we have today. Of course, this is aside from the moral decay.
Hey, the holidays are close and my time was short again this week with travel. So, I have loaded you up with things you can listen to vs read. Below you will find four new Hope for Survival YouTube video links and under Thoughts for the Week you will find a highly recommended video from the Dan Bongino Show. I highly encourage you to take time to check out all the videos this week.
Please check out our weekly prayer needs at the end of the newsletter. We have several prayer needs. I'm sure our sister and brother Patriots would appreciate your prayer considerations.
Let us move along....
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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 -
I would highly encourage you to listen to the link below, The Dan Bongino Show, and hear his opinion of where we are in the world today. If you haven't noticed, many of the conservative voices started selling survival buckets of food a few years ago. Did you miss it? Remember, when they tell you a story, it is news, when we tell the same story they call it a conspiracy. Check out the video and give it some thought. I hope it doesn't impact your sleep.
Preparedness News -
1.From Di-Anne Seebregts - Homesteading Hippy - Gardening for the Disabled: Here’s How I Do It * The Homesteading Hippy - We all are aging and bending over becomes harder and harder. The physical limitations often deter preparers from attempting a garden.
2. From Candi Hanson - Homestead Survival Site - Longest-Lasting Canned Foods for Your Stockpile - Homestead Survival Site - Here you go. What gives you the biggest bang for your buck? Don't forget to consider what is the heathiest for your physical output and healthy needs.
3. From Tom Marlowe - Survival Sullivan - How To Turn Your Closet Into a Safe Room - Survival Sullivan - Good information to consider.
4. From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: The Medicinal Uses of Spotted Knapweed - Good information. Didn't know this.
5. From Nancy S. - Ask a Prepper - Foods You Should Never Cook in Cast Iron - Ask a Prepper - More interesting information to protect your cast iron.
Other News -
1.From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - The Pentagon's Rush To Deploy AI-Enabled Weapons Is Going To Kill Us All | ZeroHedge - Yep, and one can simply look at the new AI software being used by Israel in their war against Hamas. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)
2. From Steven Z - The Burning Platform - https://youtu.be/Y36ZEKYMvzM?si=vyM9PIYiZU1RQwx3 - Wow, this is a good one. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)
Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. We pray for good health and wisdom. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation. May your faith remain strong and answers to the unknown provided. God is good and may our prayers blanket and protect you and your circumstances. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots.
Please continue prayers for our Patriot sister who had successful surgery yesterday and now enters her recovery stage. Please pray for our Patriot brother in Western N.C. who was recently diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. Please pray for our Patriot brother in Western N.C. who has completed cancer surgery and roughly 90 % of his post-surgery treatments. I got word yesterday his most recent scan shows him cancer free now. Praise be to God. We pray for his recovery and immune system. Please pray for our Patriot sister in Western N.C. while she awaits answers for her rotator cuff issue. Please pray for our Patriot brother in Kentucky who underwent a second surgery to replace a rod in his leg caused by a vehicle accident on his final night of work going into retirement. Please keep our Patriot sister in central Alabama in your prayers as she recovers from recent eye surgery. Please keep our Patriot sister Western Western N.C. in your prayers while she awaits answers on possible internal bleeding. Please keep our Patriot brother in northern Alabama in your prayers for a quick recovery from recent tests he experienced and was set back a few days. Our HFS family has many prayers needs for health and moral. We love you all and continue praying for each of you.
May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. We must continually pray for the unsaved, our family and friends who live each day without the protection for eternal life and salvation.
As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community, and nation need us now more than ever. Stay focused on your local community and things that will impact you around the nation. Don't allow the events around you to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on faith and hope. Remember we are a blessed nation, and we must continue to be great people today and make a better tomorrow. Keep charging.
Bravo Echo Out,