Foil Packet Low Country Boil with Black Crappie

I can’t think of a single time I have turned down Cajun food. I especially love a good low country boil. There is something about the depth of flavor, fresh seafood, and slow heat that combine for an excellent dining experience. All the best things about a low country boil aren’t always accessible where we…

Ministry Profile: Pastors in the Outdoors

When Moses held up his hands the Israelites would win, when his hands got tired the Amalekites would be winning, so two men stood beside Moses supporting his hands and the Bible says, “his hands were steady till the going down of the sun.” The Israelites were victorious. We long to be like those two men who support the man of God so that the church can be victorious.

The Sportsman’s Dark Winter: Making the Most of the “Off Season”

New Post! Mid-January through the first warm days of early spring is dreadfully slow for a lot of sportsmen. The fury of fall has ended, so how do you break through the arduous, dark, depressing days of not being able to strategize for your hunt this weekend? Follow these tips and strap in. It’s the sportsman’s “Dark Winter”.

“Help! My Pastor is Not A Sportsman!” 10 Ways to reach out to the hunting and fishing community without bucking against your church’s identity.

What do we do when the idea of sportsman’s banquets, affinity ministries, or even a sportsman’s Sunday school class or small group gathers more eyebrow raising than support? Here are ten things to do if you plan to reach the outdoor loving population of your community without being divisive.

The 2017 JCS Year in Review

I certainly can’t say that I’ve done something to deserve all of this. But I will say, that if this is what blogging has helped me do, there’s no reason to stop now. 

The Who’s, Gladiator, and the Groans of Christmas…

As I’m writing this, I have to ask myself why in the world I would take this kind of approach to a blog post. It’s because I know that what I want out of Christmas is for my heart to be filled again with joy in my savior. This can come in a segmented, incomplete way through healthy Christmas traditions, but never like putting my full focus on the work of God through his son for my salvation ever could.