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.
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 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.
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.
As our home in PA began to fill with packed boxes and the move was in full swing, so was the 2017 whitetail archery season. I knew heading into the season that this would be my last as a resident PA hunter.
The real trouble with these things is how they actually represent God in our world. Words have power.
God cares that we are cultivating healthy relationships. He cares that they are cultivated in His way. How can you seek to strengthen the existing relationships in your life and pursue new, godly ones?