Posts By: Abigail Biggs

The FEMA App

Weather the Storm: Download the FEMA App The FEMA app is your one-stop-shop with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters. Stay updated with weather-related alerts from the U.S. National Weather Service. Upload and share your disaster photos to help out emergency managers. Save a custom list of the items… Read more »

Make a Personal Evacuation Plan

Emergencies generally come without warning. Prepare today so you are not left scrambling and confused in the event of a disaster.   Take a moment to look at Google Maps, and plan three separate routes home from work.   Take another moment to fill out FEMA’s Commuter Emergency Plan, print it, and put it in… Read more »

Winter is a Killer: Simple Steps to Stay Safe

Content courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “On average, weather-related vehicle crashes kill 6,253 people and injure more than 480,000 each year, according to the Department of Transportation. Most of these accidents occur when the roadways are wet, snowy or icy. When the weather takes a turn for the worse this winter, take… Read more »

Passing on the Calling

My name is Bran.  I went to Belarus and Russia with Operation Carelift (and later GAiN) many times over.  The Lord used those trips in so many ways in my life.  He planted a love for the Russian people—especially her orphans—in my heart, as well as a love for missions. And used that time in… Read more »

A Timely Message

David Limbaugh highlights Josh McDowell’s message about cultural ‘perfect storm’ I’ve always felt as if I’ve known renowned Christian apologist Josh McDowell through his many excellent books, but I finally got to meet him in the flesh, and what a blessing it was. As I mention in my latest book, “Jesus on Trial,” I read… Read more »

If You See Something, Say Something.

The Department of Homeland Security is sponsoring a campaign called “See Something, Say Something.” If it’s an emergency, call 9-1-1. If you’ve seen something suspicious or concerning, but you aren’t sure whether it’s a problem, don’t be silent about it. It’s not your job to determine whether or not the situation is actually dangerous. Report… Read more »

New Years Resolution 2017–Resolve to be Ready!

This New Year, make a new resolution: View in FEMA Multimedia Library 10 resolutions you can make to ensure you are prepared for an emergency: 1. Assemble and update emergency supplies 2. Make an emergency kit for your pet(s) 3. Document and insure property 4. Safeguard documents 5. Have a communications plan 6. Access alerts and warnings 7. Plan with family and... Read more »

The Case for Dedicated Dads

Fathers who get involved in their kids’ education have a big effect on the health, academic success, and happiness of their sons and daughters.   The Case for Dedicated Dads by Jessica Lahey for the Atlantic   One out of every three American children grows up without a biological father. These 24 million kids miss out on… Read more »

Ten Areas Where Pastors Need to Be Trained for the 21st Century

The American culture has shifted dramatically in a relatively short period. From shifting social rules and cultural expectations to new, pervasive technologies, the pastors of today are facing a different world than their predecessors. Besides the obvious and always-necessary training in unchanging, Biblical truth, what tools and training do pastors need to minister to the… Read more »

The Effects of Porn on Marriage

The effects of porn on marriage are widespread and devastating.   Researcher Patrick Fagan, Ph.D. completed a major study of pornography and called it a “quiet family killer.” His study found that 56% of divorces had one partner with an obsessive interest in porn.