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But God …

I’ve been taking a break from blogging this summer, but continue to write. This poem came to me one Sunday after my pastor preached a message from Ephesians Chapter 2. More specifically–Ephesians 2:1-7: And you were dead in your trespasses … Continue reading

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Doing What We Ought To Do

I recently heard some great messages on selected passages from the Book of James. One of them that stood out was James 4:17 NIV If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is … Continue reading

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Ode by Joseph Addison

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim: The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator’s power display, And publishes to every land The work … Continue reading

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Sixthday Sportsmen Magazine

For my sportsmen (and women) friends who read this blog, I want to make you aware of a fairly new magazine—Sixthday Sportsmen. Recently I’ve become acquainted with the publisher, Dave Iverson. We’ve been exchanging emails, and I hope the magazine … Continue reading

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The Lord is My Guide

Psalm 23 continues to be one of my favorite Psalms. I’m impressed by how David relates so personally to God. David could easily identify with shepherding, and he saw God as his great Shepherd. Of course, David was a shepherd … Continue reading

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Wait To Worry

I love the materials that the Walk the Talk group continues to churn out. This past week I received an email notice from them about a book called Attitude is Everything by Vicki Hitzges. Below is an excerpt from the … Continue reading

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Don’t Die From Something Stupid In 2014

Recently, I had a conversation with a colleague who went to the doctor for a routine procedure. He told me something the doctor said that continues to resonate in my mind: Don’t die from something stupid! Yes, we all must … Continue reading

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Be Strong And Courageous

I don’t think I could find any more appropriate verses (Joshua 1:6-9) to start 2014. Joshua faced a new challenge in his life, a challenge that would require a lot more courage and faith in God. Imagine being in Joshua’s … Continue reading

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Falling Into God

Two weekends ago my wife and I went to see the box office hit, Gravity. You have to see this movie, and it’s especially good in the 3D version. A cliffhanger to the max. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney played … Continue reading

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The Hiker’s Prayer

The Hiker’s Prayer Thank you God for the rising sun. You’ve granted me another day. Your grace is amazing; bless you faithful Lord. The creation sings your praise, and I join the sound. Heal my tired soul; restore my aching … Continue reading

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No Eye Has Seen

No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no one’s heart has imagined all the things that God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (CJB) This is a favorite verse especially when my heart gets … Continue reading

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Trinity Abounds

I’m not sure if this is a song or a poem–perhaps both. Just feeling a little creative this week. Hope you enjoy! Trinity Abounds You are the One Thy grace rains down You made all things Creation rings Glory, Glory, … Continue reading

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But it Worked for King Solomon!

As he read his Bible on the cabin porch, Old Man Jed heard an awful commotion in the distance. Across the pasture he spotted some strange goings-on. “Must be those two Darcy boys,” he said to himself. He pulled both … Continue reading

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10 Quotes for You Budding Writers

I thought that many of you budding writers might enjoy these quotes: I am the sort of man who writes because he has made progress, and who makes progress by writing. — Augustine I try to leave out the parts … Continue reading

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Your Sweet Fragrance

Where have the years gone? Here you are still by my side. The rose has stormed our castle. We’ve gazed upon the blossoms, Endured the thorns, Pruned, uprooted, replanted. Our bond outlasts the symbols, The turning of seasons, The tests … Continue reading

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Bigfoot and the Battle of Hiccup Creek

Cannon balls collided with tree trunks, shattering them and sending splinters in all directions. Occasional bullets whistled overhead, and fist-sized rocks streamed in from an unknown source. Whole sections of the forest were now set ablaze. Only four feet wide, … Continue reading

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Why Do You Do It?

A great talk by Simon Sinek on how leaders inspire. This made me think about my blog and other areas of my life. Am I focusing too much on my blog’s results or plan? Do others really get why I … Continue reading

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Settling for Secondhand Stories

This past Sunday one of our pastors preached a sermon titled, “I Would Rather Go to the Grand Canyon, than See Pictures of the Grand Canyon.” The title peaked my interest because in 2009 the family and I visited the … Continue reading

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Recalculating

Have you ever taken a wrong turn? This past summer we were traveling back from a state park in Alabama, and I took the backroads. As I missed two or three turns, the little gray box on my dash patiently … Continue reading

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Three Amazing Birding Apps

Ever been on a hike and wanted to ID a plant, insect, or bird?  With the advent of apps, it’s become easy to pack a number of electronic guides in your pocket or your pack.  These guides can be stored … Continue reading

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