The man who taught me to deer hunt and fish was very busy raising a family. But he somehow always found time for us to spend many weekends a year in field and on the stream.
When I was a young pastor I attended a local conference. Between sessions, a peer asked me, “How is your church structured?” Is it run by deacons wives? It was tongue and cheek, but I took deep offense. I was blindsided by someone I didn’t know, asking a question that, at the time, I didn’t…
If you’re like me, you find it way too easy to become lax in your Bible Study time and effort. Here are 7 actionable ways to improve on your most important appointment of the day. 1. Pick (Or Design) A Bible Study Reading Plan Being intentional about reading scripture is critical to both covering valuable…
There are many other things about the specifics of heaven that can be unpacked from scripture, but these two thoughts, that God is there, and that he has made a way for us to be citizens there, are the foundational understandings that should draw our eyes and our greatest desires to it.
My heart skipped a beat when a turkey gobbled what sounded like he was behind me. I rolled to my left side attempting to be ready for the bird I heard but could not see.
Upon returning from a recent pastor’s conference, I was overwhelmed with thanksgiving as I unpacked my bags full of fresh new books! I needed filling. My spirit felt dry. If I say that now, I must take the full responsibility on myself, because I no longer have any excuse.
I made a single barred owl hoot with my voice and not one but two gobblers responded from their roosts. These gobbles allowed me to know without doubt exactly where these toms were for our round the next morning.
I can’t say that I’ve achieved final victory over failure in life. It would be foolish to try to convince someone it’s even possible. Humans fail. Failure, and the results of it are a harsh and painful reality. What I can affirm, is that if I have any true victory or success at all in this life, it is ultimately because of God’s grace.
Don’t we love heroes? They’re the guy or gal that goes above and beyond the call to selflessly sacrifice for the sake of the “mission”. In the darkest hour, they shine bright. The history books praise their valor and we shower them with medals and gifts. They stepped up. I can remember one of my…
My feeling about sportsman’s ministry in it’s traditional sense is conflicted…. Here’s why.
It’s OK! You can confess that you don’t have it all together, that life isn’t all right, and that you need someone to pray for you and with you.
Re-learning to love every step of the hunting process has been an amazing shift for me.