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"In Pursuit" - FREE E-BOOK

I've got nothing but good things to offer today! First, my new book, "In Pursuit: Devotions for the Hunter and Fisherman," is being offered on Kindle today for free. Yeah, I said "free." I know... I'm with you... in fact, I'm more shocked than you are. I don't know how anyone can do this and still make a living. But, alas, it's still true. Just click this link and you own gold. Sort of.You can pick up an e-book at any of these great booksellers: Christianbook, Amazon, and Barnes & … [Read more...]

New Beginnings

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A sportsman marks the seasons differently than most people. For me, the arrival of my bow signals a new year. So does a full freezer—I’ve got about 80 pounds of venison, 20 pounds of pheasant, and 15 pounds of turkey in the deep freeze. It’s time to make thick, meaty stews and have friends join our family at the table. It’s also time to launch a new blog. My hope is that Cedars & Sandhills, much like the state of Nebraska, will be a verdant and lively space away from the bustle of pop culture … [Read more...]

Children-Loving New Yorkers Move To Nebraska

Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a clear statement that the good people of New York who hold to a pro-life position are not welcome in his state. During an interview last Friday, Cuomo, commenting on problems within the Republican party, said, "Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re t … [Read more...]

Clash of Clans and other portals of predation

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My daughter recently learned the word "b*tch" from a stranger named John.Around 50,000 sexual predators are trolling the internet each day looking for a way to connect with our children. My kids were playing the popular video game Clash of Clans recently when a player named “John” requested to join their “clan,” or chat group. I had no idea that Clash of Clans had a chat feature. Not that my kids were being sneaky, they weren’t. This was a free game and I gave them permission to download it a … [Read more...]

Bored by too much to do

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"I'm bored, Mom. Give me something to do!"The woman standing behind me at the checkout line of the hardware store handed her son her smartphone, and said, "Here...play with this."Children seem to be growing up bored today. And not because there is less to do, but because there are too many over-stimulating options. As a father (with a smartphone) of three kids (who all want smartphones), I think a lot about what I’m passing on to my children. A conversation with a friend recently drove t … [Read more...]

Freedom: Not Cheaply Purchased

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If you’ve ever wondered what motivates men and women to risk their lives to protect our country, Army Staff Sargeant Ty Michael Carter gives the answer. After being awarded the Medal of Honor by the President, Carter told Renee Montagne (NPR’s Morning Edition): "Even though this award is an awesome honor and a great privilege, in order to get such a prestigious award, you have to be in a situation where your soldiers, your family, your brothers, are suffering and dying around you. And then, you … [Read more...]


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