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...
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.

March 22, 2022 – Change

March 22, 2022 – Change

Change is inevitable! With change often comes more change, as we adapt to new circumstances, new technology, or new ideas. Whether they’re minor or drastic, the fact is, “adapting” has become a routine part of our daily existence. And it can be quite rattling.

September 21, 2021 – Isolation

September 21, 2021 – Isolation

We are social people and suffer under prolonged isolation. There’s a reason prisons use solitary confinement as a severe form of punishment. But isolation occurs in more insidious ways as well. When we feel hurt, depressed, frustrated, or angry we often act like a wounded animal and crawl off into a hole somewhere by ourselves to lick our wounds. But isolating like this is a dangerous path to walk.

May 18, 2021 – Stress

May 18, 2021 – Stress

Although stress is not new, the fast pace of the technological age has deceived us. We have all these modern gadgets to make life easier, but they combine to inundate us with stressful stimuli 24/7. Additionally, we are often our own worst enemy by packing our lives so full that we have no margin. When something unexpected occurs, we have no reserves with which to deal with it.

November 10, 2020 – Contentment

November 10, 2020 – Contentment

Some years ago, a friend of mine was transferred by his company to Texas. He was married with three school-age children. Being a northern boy, neither he nor his family took well to Texas. He loved his job, but for a variety of reasons, they found it difficult to adapt to Texas.