Welcome to Live Ready Now!
Our family is committed to Jesus Christ in all that we do, and to following His plan for our lives. We home educate our six children in Central Florida with the goal of preparing them for the life God has for each of them. Two of our children are adopted from Liberia, two are adopted from Kazakhstan, and two are biological.
We love living way out in the country on our 20 acre off-grid homestead next to cattle ranches and orange groves, where we raise chickens, milk a few goats, and enjoy an Arabian mare, two cats, two dogs, and some rabbits.
Over the years, our family became increasingly interested in learning how to live sustainably. It may have started with Y2K, but living through the aftermath of Hurricane Charley in 2003 confirmed our desire to learn how to be prepared for the unexpected. We include survival training and food storage and processing in our home education, and are on the journey of learning to grow most of our own food year-round using heirloom seeds and aquaponics.
Our vision has grown to include helping and encouraging others to use the resources God has provided to prepare for an uncertain future. A study of history and a look at our current world situation reminds us that the hi-tech life we have grown up with could easily and suddenly become a thing of the past.
Being prepared to face whatever comes our way includes being prepared spiritually, emotionally, and physically. We believe God gives us wisdom as we seek Him regularly and follow His leading in what we are to do today. He alone knows what the future holds, and if we are living in His will we can be prepared to reach out and minister to others when a crisis arrives.
Rose Petal writes the blog posts and Silver Oak writes a free weekly e-newsletter which you can subscribe to here.
We hope you will join us in this journey, and that we can be an encouragement to each other as we go. May God bless you as you seek how He would have you be prepared.
Silver Oak & Rose Petal