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Sep 16
2014
Mary Marr

Awakening or Slumbering?

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 It has been 13 years since 9/11/01. Are you more ready today than you were then?

Sep 12
2014
Steve Marr

Back-Up Power for a Home Office

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This summer a nasty wind and electric storm took out our power for 36 hours. Thankfully, I had a back-up home generator to provide power.  I work out of my house, so I invest in a good home office set-up with dedicated office space, communication system, and computers. My clients expect me to be available. Most people who work full time at home and serve customers need power back-up as part of a home office investment.

Aug 28
2014
Steve Marr

Building Personal Resilience

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We all will face a difficult day, an emergency, large or small will strike our world. The only question is what type of disaster, and when? The key to getting through with as little pain as possible is to be prepared in advance.

The prophet Isaiah wrote:

"You felt secure in your wickedness. 'No one sees me,' you said. But your 'wisdom' and 'knowledge' have led you astray, and you said, 'I am the only one, and there is no other.' So disaster will overtake you, and you won't be able to charm it away. Calamity will fall upon you, and you won't be able to buy your way out. A catastrophe will strike you suddenly, one for which you are not prepared.” (Isaiah 47:11 NLT)

Aug 18
2014
Steve Marr

Water Back Ups- What To Do

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Last week my home town of Detroit suffered a deluge of rain, over 20,000 homes suffered basement flooding as the sewer system could not handle the water.  A week later, many are still a mess. Most residents never had this type of water before and didn’t know what to do. Should this disaster ever strike you, or someone you know these a few steps to take. 

First, make sure the power is turned off to basement, otherwise you could get zapped. Do this regardless how little water is in the basement, water is an excellent conductor. Further, turn of any natural gas lines, water may snuff out a water heater or furnace pilot light.

Do Not Quench the Spirit”

excerpted from Oswald Chambers Daily Devotional

 

Aug 14
2014
Steve Marr

A Novel Fire-starting Tool

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One of the dangers of getting lost in the woods is staying warm, even many warmer locations can get cold at night, especially if you aren’t dressed appropriately. Few of us carry matches, unless camping. What happens if you wonder off, and get lost for a day or two?

 

A company called Rattlerstrap has come out with a unique product, a shoelace that has a small flint built into the shoelace tip. This provides enough spark to start a fire when struck with a steel edge.