Author: Jim Richman

(Devotional) The Vine and the Branches: The Source Of Spiritual Health.

Throughout scripture, we can see the implication of spiritual health through the imagery of plants and their fruit. One of the most compelling is the message of Jesus in John 15 of the vine and the branches. It reveals the one and only source of our strength and power to produce the fruit God has

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MALLARDS! FINALLY!

BY MIKE ROUX The conditions that Friday at dawn were significantly different than they had been for quite some time.  Best duck hunting buddy John Caldwell and I had spent more than a few   mornings in the duck blind in the early part of the 2018 season.  The vast majority of these were warm and

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What is Spiritual Health?

Human beings like our health. We’re well acquainted with the pain and inconvenience of physical illness. It is a tangible “feeling” that something isn’t right in our body. Often our body tells us to slow down and rest, or through more violent measures, to go to the hospital for help. Other times, it can be

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Forget the Resolutions: The JCS Christian Sportsman Wellness Profile.

When I began JCS in 2015, I wanted to provide something more than another “hook and bullet” Pinterest resource. Instead, I wanted it to be truly useful to sportsmen (and women of course). What I’ve discovered over the years is that Christian Sportsmen need care. We need someone to call attention to our spiritual conditions. 

The Bigger Picture of Peace

When my feet finally touched the ground, I took a moment to look at the sky. The tree tops swirled, and I watched a funnel cloud forming less than a mile to my south. I found a small washout to take cover in. I braced myself for the worst, but within moments, peace overtook the river bottom again. 

The violence and fear of that day in the woods was something I’ll never forget. It has caused me to be extra cautious about weather conditions when I hunt, especially if I’m hunting alone. It helped me appreciate peace when I’m in the field.

The JCS 2018 Outdoor Gift Guide:10 Outdoor Gear Items The Hunter In Your Life Will Love. (According to JCS Readers!)

The readers have spoken. This list is a collection of items that JCS readers, and myself, have recommended specifically for this post! Before you search “hunting gear” on Amazon or elsewhere, check out these ideas! They will be used for sure!

A Hunter’s Comfort Food: Country Fried Venison Steak

I can normally tell you when my wife is preparing this meal before I even get into the house. For me, smelling the hot grease and tasting the tender and well-battered and seasoned meat sends me back to a time of wishing I was old enough to hunt with my grandpa. Grouping this recipe with mashed potatoes, homestyle gravy, peas or green beans, a hot roll, and a cold glass of sweet tea will create a new standard of comfort food for you and your family.

One of a Kind: Remembering Our Farm Dog “Snoopy”

When you think of a farm dog, you don’t typically think of an overweight beagle. Well, that overweight beagle would have most likely put the dog you’re thinking of to shame. (I’m biased of course.) The best way to describe her  physical countenance was, “as big around as she was long.” She wasn’t the lean, Blue Heeler type, but that never stopped her.