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A Gift of Encouragement

We live in stressful and transformative times – seek encouragement! […]

About Attitude – An Encouragement

I am convinced and truly believe that the most important element in emergency and disaster preparedness is one’s attitude. […]

Spiritual Survival

By Denis Korn

Be guided by the Holy Spirit

Stuff is Important – Attitude is Essential – Spiritual Survival is Indispensable

Without the proper embodiment of Spiritual Survival – physical survival is incomplete and imperfect, and can be irrelevant.

I have written in a number of articles at this blog on the […]

The Essential Elements of Preparedness

It is my belief that the most essential and foundational elements of preparedness are attitude, critical thinking, knowledge, trust in God, appropriate emotion and spiritual awareness. […]

Encouragement – Essential For Endurance

By Denis Korn

As we enter the holiday season of 2015 I want to once again offer some observations and most of all encouragement to all those who have been led to this article. I am updating some points I made last year at this time and of course my holiday gift is the gift […]

Barriers to Critical Thinking & The 7 Essential Questions for Reflection

By Denis Korn

I am sharing once again what has been one of the most read of all my posts – Barriers to Critical Thinking. It continues to be even more timely given the issues that we face as a country and as a civilization today. I re-post and update this article periodically and […]

The Gift of Encouragement

By Denis Korn

We live in stressful and transformative times!

My Be Encouraged post first appeared at the end of 2011 and I have received many encouraging comments about its value in these troubling times. I especially wanted to re-post this updated version. It is not meant to be an article about preparedness or outdoor […]

Barriers to Critical Thinking & The Battle of Two Wolves

By Denis Korn

I am sharing once again what has been one of the most read of all my posts – Barriers to Critical Thinking. It continues to be even more timely given the issues that we face as a country and as a civilization today.

This is a blog site that primarily focuses […]

The 10 Commandments of Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

Be prepared for taking action!

1. Thou shalt acknowledge oneself for being responsible

You have made a wise and sound decision and have chosen to take responsibility for you and your family, and to be prepared in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Be encouraged to continue this process with diligence, motivation, and […]

What is Required to REALLY be Prepared?

By Denis Korn

I want to revisit a theme that I focused upon 3 posts ago, Are you Spiritually and Emotionally Prepared? Here is the last paragraph of that post:

“To believe that being prepared is just a matter of having all the right provisions safely stored away, a library of books, hundreds of […]

Be Encouraged Once Again

By Denis Korn

We live in stressful and transformative times!

My Be Encouraged post first appeared at the end of 2011 and I have received many encouraging comments about its value in these troubling times. I especially wanted to re-post this updated version after my last end-of-year reflection. It is not meant to be an […]

Are You Spiritually and Emotionally Prepared?

By Denis Korn

During this season of heightened spiritual and emotional focus, it is time once again to bring attention to the spiritual and emotional components of preparedness.

In a previous post I talked about Normalcy Bias – the mental state by which people cling to perceptions that are familiar and comfortable – and because […]

Are You ALIVE?

By Denis Korn

ALIVENESS is a noun – the state of being ALIVE. Here are 2 of the definitions of ALIVE from the Encarta Dictionary, on-line:

a.live (adjective)

4. full of life

Full of energy and vigor, and with a zest for and interest in life.

5. animated

Active or animated, especially full of busy […]

Why Are So Many Christians Being Called to Prepare?

By Denis Korn

What's your calling?

The time is appropriate to share an article written prior to Y2K. The title was the original title – Today it could be expanded to ask: Why Are So Many People of Diverse Communities Being Called to Prepare? While this was written 13 years ago to a Christian […]

Be Encouraged

By Denis Korn

We live in interesting times!

If you should find yourself reading this article tucked away on this website it is because you were guided here to be encouraged. It is not meant to be an article about preparedness or outdoor adventure – it is here to be a brief rest from […]

The 10 Commandments of Preparedness

By Denis Korn

Be prepared for taking action!

1. Thou shalt acknowledge oneself for being responsible

You have made a wise and sound decision and have chosen to take responsibility for you and your family, and to be prepared in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Be encouraged to continue this process with diligence, motivation, […]

Your Attitude is Your Decision – Own it!

By Denis Korn

Seriously reflect on this post!

Time to look at the importance of attitude once again. Why? Look around – read the headlines – talk to family, friends, co-workers – experience the media – both mainstream and alternative – what is your attitude about the current state of our society? I […]

WAR – Is it Worth it?

Deserted: The denuded buildings of Sirte will have to be demolished after they were pounded with heavy artillery for weeks

By Denis Korn

This WAR in Libya is happening as you read this.

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Reflect upon it. What does it tell […]

The Chicken Little & Boy Who Cried Wolf Media

By Denis Korn

Discernment Anyone?

The media I refer to is both mainstream and alternative – TV – Radio – Internet – Print – Entertainment. This brief post is a follow-up to my last post and once again the essential theme is TRUST.

At a time when our society is plagued and overwhelmed by […]

Are You Being Deceived? Trust – Confusion – Critical Thinking

By Denis Korn

Can you discern the truth from the lie?

“There is SO much confusing information out there on the web. One does not know what & who to trust anymore?”

This was the opening sentence of an email I recently received from Michael – a gentleman who is a MD and […]