YOU Can Make Your Life Better

We are getting used to our new schedule. Trying to figure out how to get things done and still spend time together as a famlily. We both had too much stuff and now that we live together we are over flowing. We are slowly making progress at fixing this by putting systems of organization into our life. Stuff like a cleaning schedule and my 3 things. We are also working on food storage systems. One of these is to buy a little extra food every week and to put it into buckets. We are also using a $5 a week food storage plan. But that is to help show people how cheap and easy it is to get started.

It’s Not That Bad

I have a problem but I’m ok with it. I currently have 207 subscribers. I could have more if I start doing videos that are spreading fear or doing crazy Bible theories. But I won’t. I would rather do videos that help you and make your life better. And help you follow what God wants for you. I could do videos about “7 THINGS YOUR BOB NEEDS NOW!” or “DO THIS NOW OR YOU WILL DIE!” And if I did my channel would grow faster. But I would rather help you. If that makes my channel grow more slowly that’s fine. The Bible says that if you lead people astray there will be consequences. I could also do some of these weird Bible videos about some out there stuff or new age foolery. But it would be wrong to do that. My reward would be more success on YouTube but I would rather help people and receive my treasures in heaven. I make Bible study videos about what is important to me and what I have learned. And I do my best to try to help you with them.

Get Started Making Video Now

A lot of people think about making YouTube videos but they think it’s too hard and they have to buy a bunch of fancy camera equipment. Neither one of those things are true. In this video I show you everything that I use make YouTube videos. But the only thing you need is the phone in your pocket and a set of ear buds. Everything else makes quality better and streamlines the process. But when you 1st get started it doesn’t matter and not very many people are going to watch your videos. The most important thing is you start making them and get comfortable with doing it. Then you can start increasing your quality. The tripod I use Wireless microphone Shotgun microphone

The Most Important Relationship

With valentines day coming up along with me planning out what I will talk about at church this Sunday, I was thinking about us (the church) being the bride of Christ and what that means. Having a good relationship with your spouse is more than knowing a bunch of facts about them. It’s about having a closeness and really knowing the other person. We need to do the same with God. We need to read what He has said to us along with praying to Him. And by praying I don’t mean asking God for stuff. He Is not a vending machine. I mean talking to Him. I’m not really good at that. So in this video I talk about a few things I’m doing to try to fix that.

I’m Experimenting On Myself

Recently I heard about two things I want to add to my life. The 1st of these is a thankfulness journal. The 2nd is a 90 day self review. If we’re going to make a thankfulness journal the 1st thing we need to do is identify who we’re thankful to. All good things ultimately come from God, so instead of calling it a thankfulness journal I’m going to call a blessings journal. The scientist that did the study that I heard concluded that if you write down what you’re blessed with for 40 days that you will be happier, less stressed, and more able to deal with adversity. But that study was not done over a very long period of time. I plan on doing this indefinitely. I encourage you to do the same. That way we can see together how well this works over the long term. The 2nd experiment I’m trying on myself I got from Bear Independent on YouTube. Every 90 days he does a self review. I’m going to start doing that as well based on what he did. Here is the link to that. I’ve changed the way he’s doing it in order to fit what I need. I encourage you to make whatever changes you need as well. I’ve written it down into a 6 step process.

Step 1: Write down everything that’s bothering me on one line.

Step 2: 3-5 lines about what I’m going to do to fix those problems.

Step 3: add skills, gifts and delights plus skills I will need for step 2

Step 4: Prioritize stuff from step 2

1: Things I can fix now

2: Things I need to plan for ( research and learn new skills)

3: Things I need help with

4: Things that can wait

5: Things that are no big deal ( Cross those out)

Step 5: list my skills, gifts and delights

Step 6: who do I want to be and who does God want me to be

We also need to start building a community that will help hold ourselves accountable. This will make use 76% more likely to meet our goals. And we can return the favor for them.

Threat Assessment: Zero to Prepared Series

In this part of the series I wanted to help you start making your plans to be more prepared. My life is different than yours is, so I can’t just give you a plan or tell you what to do. But I can help you make your own plan.

To do that we first need to figure out what emergencies are most likely to happen in your life. This video will help you do that. I’m not just talking about the big things that most prepper channels and websites talk about. I also want you to consider the more mundane things like a job loss or a flat tire.

Learn New Things

We need to waterproof Thomas’s fire kit bag. I have done this with canvas but never nylon. I tried a few different things. Eventually I figured out a method that worked.

We all need to start doing new things. Not only will we learn more but we will also learn troubleshooting. It’s also important to have the skill of figuring stuff out for ourselves. This may come in handy in the future as the world keeps changing.

Future Proofing Your Pantry: Prepper Kitchen

I went to the grocery store with my oldest kiddo and we found some meat for cheaper than we have recently seen it.

We had the time, money and opportunity so we went ahead and bought it.

Now that we have this meat we need to store it properly so it won’t go bad before we use it.

We chose to vacuum seal some and can some. I’ll go over how we canned the meat in a future video.

Go To The Ant And Be Wise

A lot of “experts” are predicting some sort of recession or worse. I don’t trust their assessments, or I don’t trust them.

Either way, we should be prepared for it. But those preparations should also help us if everything goes well.

Selling stuff you don’t need will give you a little extra money, but more importantly, it will change your mindset. It will declutter our houses and give us less stress.

Getting out of debt means we aren’t wasting money on interest payments and have more money to spend where it is more important. Also it will decrease our stress.

Learn to cook better. You will spend less money but you will have a better family life. And with your new cooking skills you will be able to make use of any food you can store. And if you learn to store food it’ll make it even more convenient to cook at home. You’ll also have it in case you need that food later. And as food prices continue to increase no matter what happens you’ll be able to eat on today’s prices in the future – maybe even when you’re retired.

Having a side hustle will give you more money now while also allowing you to explore different hobbies. There’s plenty of resources out there to get ideas of different side hustles. If you decided to pursue something that requires a business license where you live do what you can while you wait for that license.

We all need to grow and raise our own food. That will make it so we have better quality food than is normally available to us while saving us money.

And most importantly, grow your communities. In the past this was the best thing that got people through hard times. And most people’s biggest complaints they have now is that they feel depressed, lowly and defeated. Well, if you have a better community and spend time with more people you care about it will help with that too.

Go to the ant, you sluggard; observe her ways and be wise!

It has no commander,

overseer, or ruler, yet it would prepare[d] its food in the summer;

it gathered at the harvest what it will eat.

Proverbs 6:6-8

Zero To Prepared: Intro

This is the first in a series of videos about becoming more prepared. Not because we are afraid of the end of the world but because on any ordinary day we could deal with an emergency. Like the relatively boring and mundane thing like a flat tire or being laid off.

In the up coming videos I will help you make you own plan. I don’t know your life and my situation is different so I can not make your plan for you.

This series will be centered mostly around maintaining your primary needs:
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