95-pound kid shoots 200-pound buck

Zeke & Aidan with Aidan's 2015 buck

In “Man on the Run,” I wrote, “There’s a song that plays in my head several times a week. I hear this tune in my mind when I’m wrestling, fishing, or reading to my children. It’s Pierce Pettis’s song, ‘You’re Gonna Need This Memory.’ With great melody, Pettis encourages men to pay attention to the [Read More...]

No wrong way to eat meat… just ask this little Angels fan. (Video)


  Our family eats meat… and a lot of it. I put a pencil to paper for this post and figured out that we eat approximately 3 deer, 1 side of beef, 1 lamb, 1 pig, 15 pheasants, 5 turkeys, 15 salmon, who knows how many shrimp, and about 160 chicken breasts each year. I make [Read More...]

Think being alone is tough? Try being a friend.


I don’t care how long your beard is, how much you bench press, or what your tattoos look like—if you are a human being, you were made by God to be dependent upon others. [Read more...]

Fatherhood, hunting, and fishing… too brutal to go together?


“I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.”  - Norman Schwarzkopf I started thinking about being a dad when I was in high school. Fatherhood… what could be more rewarding? Nothing. My earliest thoughts of spending time with my children always included the natural world. From about [Read More...]

Calvin Miller, Making Choices, and Following Through

choices and follow through

  I’m feeling sad over the death of Calvin Miller. I not only appreciate his books, but I greatly enjoyed spending a couple of hours with this gracious man. While I was in seminary at Talbot, he was a guest lecturer. He insisted on buying my wife and me lunch and then urged us to [Read More...]

Hyper-Hobbied, Pursuit-Driven Men

Man on the Run web

Do you have a work-a-holic or a hyper-hobbied man in your life? Do you want to help him find balance and purpose in life? I’ve had several people ask me what “Man on the Run” is all about…so here’s a short description: We were all made to live lives of passion & pursuit. Yet, many [Read More...]