Definition: a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
Are you complacent? Are you self-satisfied? It is time to open your eyes and see what's going on around the world. Governments are going bankrupt leaving their people totally unprotected and in poverty. Food lines and riots are an everyday occurance. I'm not a gloom and doom person but I do have a family that I need to think of. If I'm prepared and nothing happens what's lost? If I'm not prepared and something happens... well, that's another story all together isn't it. I'm refusing to put my children in that position, I'm choosing to teach them to be prepared. We are starting seeds for our garden now, we're getting our stuff together to prep the land and our raised beds (that the boys built last summer) for a garden this spring. As a family we're learning about long-term food storage and being prepared for the worst (but praying for the best).
Years ago, before we had a comfortable existence we had a garden and canned what we grew, we had rabbits and chickens that we raised for meat and eggs, we had Nubian dairy goats that we milked and bred to sell the kids. Now, we've got chickens for eggs. We've become complacent, there is no nice way to say it. We are purposing to fix that problem. Join us in the journey, there is room for everyone and as I said before, it's better to be prepared and not need it than need it an not be prepared.
Genesis 41:53-54 ...the seven years of plenty which were in the land of Egypt ended, and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. The famine was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.