May 21, 2024 – Faith vs. Fear

May 21, 2024 – Faith vs. Fear

In November 1970, a chartered flight carrying 71 passengers from the Marshall University football team, its coaching staff, and boosters crashed, killing all aboard. In 2006, Warner Brothers released the movie We Are Marshall starring Matt McConaughey (Coach Jack...
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...
October 17, 2023 – Pride

October 17, 2023 – Pride

If there’s one universal sin that we’re all guilty of it would be pride. Pride is what caused Satan to fall and he used the same ploy to instigate the fall of mankind. He tempted Adam and Eve with the false promise, “You will be like God….” (Genesis 3:5) And ever...
July 4, 2023–Battle-Ready

July 4, 2023–Battle-Ready

Lately, it has become more and more apparent to me that we are in a spiritual battle, and I was reminded of God’s faithfulness to His people almost 3,500 years ago. Under the leadership of Moses, God had enabled the Israelites to endure many hardships during their 40...
June 27, 2023 – A Renewed Mind

June 27, 2023 – A Renewed Mind

Life has a way of throwing curve balls at us. What I have found is that our response to what happens to us is as important, if not more so, than the actual trials we face. Because we know that God’s presence and power are with us, it makes total sense that we can...
June 6, 2023 – Be Ready

June 6, 2023 – Be Ready

We talked last time about deception, especially in the context of Jesus’ return. Jesus also urges us to “be ready” and to “keep watch” for His return. The concept of being ready also has ties to outdoor sports as well as team sports. The player on the field of a...
May 30, 2023 – Do Not Be Deceived

May 30, 2023 – Do Not Be Deceived

Have you ever noticed how often we use deception in various sports? Whether we’re talking about hunting, fishing, football, or some other competitive sport, there’s always some degree of deception involved in playing that sport. With hunting, it’s camouflage, a blind,...
May 23, 2023 – Out of Control

May 23, 2023 – Out of Control

“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” – Proverbs 29:11 Outdoorsmen are known to be passionate about their sport. Some individuals will spend more time, effort and resources trying to perfect the ballistics of their...
April 25, 2023 – War Footing

April 25, 2023 – War Footing

Veteran Barney Barnes, Promise Keepers National Ambassador for the Military and Prisons was a fine pilot and officer during the Vietnam War. He is an inspiration to me and many others. I love his stories from his prestigious military background including his comments...