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...
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...
November 14, 2023 – Never Give Up!

November 14, 2023 – Never Give Up!

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” – Hebrews 10:36 During the peak of World War II Sir Winston Churchill encouraged the ally nations to continue their fight against the aggressors. In his famous...
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...
March 1, 2022 – Troubling Times

March 1, 2022 – Troubling Times

The present economy has created great uncertainty for many. Believers re-defining their future often struggle, trying to understand God’s will for their lives. No matter how unstable our environment, though, we can rest in knowing God loves us and He is in control. We must remain faithful as we trust Him.

August 3, 2021 – Bad Water

August 3, 2021 – Bad Water

One of my fishing partners had taken his motor home to a state bass fishing competition. In his haste to get some pre-fishing completed, he failed to check the water in his motor home. The half-tank of drinking water had set for many weeks. Giardia had built up in the tank and quickly infected him.

January 21, 2020 – The Struggle in the Cocoon

January 21, 2020 – The Struggle in the Cocoon

As believers, we know that life is made up of a series of struggles and challenges, all of which help us develop character, patience, and obedience. So, if we know struggles are essential to spiritual maturity, why do we do everything we can to avoid pain? And why do we try to rob others of the opportunity to grow by “rescuing” them?

August 28, 2018 – Coping With Struggles

August 28, 2018 – Coping With Struggles

I can’t remember a time when so many friends were under such physical, mental, and/or spiritual attack. Maybe it’s a sign of my age. Maybe it’s the result of the chaos in the sin-filled world we live in. I don’t know. I do know that there are many people suffering and being challenged.

June 12, 2018 – A Fish Story

June 12, 2018 – A Fish Story

A person had a large aquarium that served as a home for an adult pike. The researcher noticed that every time he put minnows in the tank the pike would quickly gobble them up. As part of an experiment, the investigator decided to slip a plate of glass into the tank separating the pike from the area where he would introduce the baitfish. He then placed some minnows on the side away from the pike.