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...]

Do men want isolation? At least one does…

lonely man

The problem with this desire to find autonomy, privacy, and isolation is that when we try hard enough, unfortunately, we find it. [Read more...]

FREE e-book & Nebraska hat tutorial

"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 [Read More...]

Bowhunting Apologetics


I’m a bowhunter because… …sitting in a tree, knowing that anything, or nothing, could happen at any moment invigorates me. …it gives me the chance to participate directly in the cycles of life and death to which all of creation is subject, and on which all of nature depends. …it is satisfying to provide healthy [Read More...]