November 8, 2022 – Rescued!

November 8, 2022 – Rescued!

As we peered out the window into the blackness of night, we could see the searchlights of a rescue helicopter that responded to our transponder. Once again, I realized that my salvation (both physical and spiritual) is was due to the mercy and grace of God Almighty. 

October 25, 2022 – Bear Attack!

October 25, 2022 – Bear Attack!

Randy had been a long-time resident of Alaska and an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. One summer his mom came to visit him and expressed the desire to experience a true Alaskan fishing trip in the backcountry. Randy arranged for a bush pilot to take them...
October 18, 2022 – Courage

October 18, 2022 – Courage

All pro tight-end Brent Jones is one of the most courageous football players to have ever played the game. But it was during many outdoor adventures that Brent learned courage from the man he most admired. Brent’s granddad was a very accomplished athlete who regularly...
September 13, 2022 – Skunked!

September 13, 2022 – Skunked!

Russell Thornberry, the Executive Editor of Buckmaster Magazine, has many years’ experience as a professional guide and outfitter. One of his favorite fishing memories was about a time when he got skunked… literally.  One summer Russell was guiding two fly fishermen...
September 6, 2022 – Joy!

September 6, 2022 – Joy!

Joy is a deep inner peace and confidence in the Lord. Happiness on the other hand is fickle, dependent upon our circumstances. Joy recognizes that pain and suffering are part of life and therefore it is not contingent on circumstances. Because joy comes from Him who never changes, joy is ever available no matter what befalls us. It is a fruit of the Spirit. When we are filled with the Spirit and following in His steps, we exude the joy that He freely gives.

August 30, 2022 – How’s Your Aim?

August 30, 2022 – How’s Your Aim?

In archery, shots go all over the place when our anchor point is inconsistent so our aim is off. As believers, Jesus is our anchor point, if we get away from our anchor point, we flounder and miss the mark. We may be “aiming” at the wrong things. Sometimes the worries of this life and the lure of power, prestige, fame, and fortune can get us off track. Whatever the reason, our anchor point is off. To correct the problem, we must return to Jesus and remain in Him.

July 12, 2022 – On Being a Disciple

July 12, 2022 – On Being a Disciple

As Jesus tells us, “By their fruit you will recognize them.” To be a disciple means to be a follower of Christ, a learner or apprentice of His, and a devoted believer in Him. A close review of Scripture reveals that a disciple must not only accept the promises of Christ by faith but must also be willing to apply those truths to his life.

June 28, 2022 – Comforting Others

June 28, 2022 – Comforting Others

Astronaut Col. Michael Anderson died in the Columbia space shuttle tragedy. Mike’s death was a great loss to His family, friends, and this nation. His family has not only been comforted, but over the years, they have used this tragedy and their great faith to comfort others. Tragedy is inevitable in our broken, sin-sick world. But God uses tragedy to draw us to Himself and He offers us comfort and encouragement.

June 28, 2022 – Comforting Others

June 21, 2022 – Living Large

On what basis do we live our lives, conduct business, or engage in ministry? Do we live as though we’re confined and limited by our circumstances or by others? Or do we live and work knowing that our Lord possesses all authority and all resources? When I write about “living large,” I’m not writing about a prosperity gospel. I’m writing about trusting a BIG God for BIG results.