Bowhunting Apologetics

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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 meat for my family, and take responsibility for the entire food acquisition process: the hunt, the recovery, the processing, and the preparation.…the sport gives me a chan … [Read more...]

What Are You Afraid Of? (book review)

I’m going to occasionally throw up a brief book review on this blog. I'll be reviewing books that I have interacted with as a pastor, or that have addressed something I'm going through. Or both, which is the case with What Are You Afraid Of? by Dr. David Jeremiah.What Are You Afraid Of? examines ten of the most common fears we face, such as the fear of financial loss or the fear of being alone. The chapter that hit close to home with me—and I’m not entirely comfortable admitting this—is the f … [Read more...]

The Sabotage of Sexual Sin

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From Robert Kennedy Jr.’s “Dirty Journal”: “Despite the terrible things happening in the world, my life is . . . great,” Kennedy wrote on Nov. 5, 2001.“So I’ve been looking for ways to screw it up. I’m like Adam and live in Eden, and I can have everything but the fruit. But the fruit is all I want.” The fruit Robert Kennedy Jr. wanted was sex with women other than his wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy. Robert kept a journal about his encounters with multiple women, assigning a number to the typ … [Read more...]

Friday Fun – Hummingbirds!

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From the movie "Ray": Ray Charles: I hear like you see. Like that hummingbird outside the window, for instance.Della Bea Robinson: [astonished] I can't hear her.Ray: You have to listen.Della: [closes her eyes and listens] YES!Ray: Yeah. Yes, you can... Uh-oh...did you hear that?Della: What?!Ray: Her heart just skipped a beat. We have several ruby-throated hummingbirds migrating through The Briar Patch these days. Their hearts (the size of a grain of rice) beat … [Read more...]

Fathers…Superheroes or Superzeroes

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“Would you tell me about your dad?”That’s one of my favorite questions to ask another person. Few inquiries surface strong feelings quicker. I’ve had people respond by turning fifty shades of red. Some have sobbed with disappointment. Others have come alive inside, smiling ear to ear as they tell me stories of the strength and compassion of their "old man.”I’ve never had anyone respond weakly to that question.I love the response that Tim Harris gave to NPR Storycorps. Tim lives in … [Read more...]

Country living and the birds out back

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"O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures." - Psalm 104:24 (NLT) Jamie and I sat outside on our back patio one evening last week and watched a variety of birds visit our feeder. We also have a broken water spigot below the kitchen window that is creating a bird bath (and likely foundation damage). I also put up a picture of our windmill because...well, it's just a cool windmill.Not pictured: We also … [Read more...]


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