March 26, 2024 – Two Kinds of Faith

March 26, 2024 – Two Kinds of Faith

In James 2, James introduces us to two kinds of faith. The one faith is a superficial faith. It’s the kind of faith to expect when we hear someone say, “I believe there’s a God.” Or others might say, “I’m a person of faith.” And we’ve all heard the expression, “Just...
February 13, 2024 – Our True Goal

February 13, 2024 – Our True Goal

Our spiritual transformation is not our chief goal, but a bi-product of our true goal. Let me explain. If spiritual transformation is the goal and Christ is the means to that goal, then our relationship with Christ is merely a means to an end. I hope that sounds “off”...
February 6, 2024 – A Bad Rap

February 6, 2024 – A Bad Rap

We hunters often get a “bad rap” because of our hobby. Many naively believe that the hunter is to blame for the dwindling populations of many threatened species in our world. On the surface, this may sound logical, but the truth is that the sportsmen have done a great...
January 23, 2024 – Bad Water

January 23, 2024 – Bad Water

In recent years we have heard much about the problems associated with the improper storage of water. Giardia is a common microorganism associated with contaminated water. One of my fishing partners had taken his motor home to a state bass fishing competition. In his...
January 16, 2024 – Fair and Equal

January 16, 2024 – Fair and Equal

Some of the most joyous times for our family were the many houseboat vacations we enjoyed with our young sons at Lake Shasta near the California/Oregon border. The memories that were built while fishing, boating, and water skiing are priceless treasures in our hearts....
January 9, 2024 – Flying Blind

January 9, 2024 – Flying Blind

Whenever I visit Alaska, I pray a lot and bring along an extra amount of antacids. While I enjoy flying, doing so around jagged mountain peaks in the fog and clouds adds a dimension of excitement that I could really do without. My partner and I had just climbed aboard...
December 12, 2023 – When We Fail

December 12, 2023 – When We Fail

During the past two years I have listened to one of my hunting partners lament over some very disappointing adventures. Jeff is an excellent outdoorsman. Raised in the backwoods of Minnesota, he has taught me a lot about God’s great outdoors. As a skilled hunter he...