Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Second Chances

Written on December 10, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

My deer season has not been anything to write home about. One buck in Kentucky that never gave me a chance to draw on, and one buck in Missouri that I shot and never found, is all I can tell you about. But if you don’t know, the best season is coming up. (It’s the […]

Bird Feeders

Written on December 10, 2019 at 11:14 am, by

December 11. WOW.  Where is time going? I have my bird feed out but have only had a few birds, including sparrows, Juncos, and finches. You can make all kinds of homemade goodies for the those feathered friends.  I have made homemade suet, peanut butter pine cones, and various other things. I read recently where […]


Written on December 10, 2019 at 10:54 am, by

The Bible reveals what a life of Faith looks like. It draws us into one story after another while often changing codes and callings in the process. This may be why the multitudes don’t read their Bibles. They don’t want to apply the energy it takes to study the many varying factors of God. Plain […]

The Beauty In Life’s Imperfections

Written on December 10, 2019 at 10:39 am, by

Being a teenager in a village of inspiring, powerful, knowledgeable people has its perks and quirks. For one thing, I have never before found myself in such a vastly diverse group of people that are so passionate about living their like-minded values, with equally varied strategies for upholding those values. Prairie here, with an update […]


Written on December 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm, by

There’s one four letter word I think everyone uses. Well, there’s at least one four letter word everyone uses. And we probably use it every day. It’s the word busy. Ask any person who has a job and somewhere in the middle of a normal conversation, he or she will mention how busy they are. […]


Written on November 26, 2019 at 11:15 am, by

For nearly twenty years I have made my way to the barn during rifle season. It’s an easy place to go while enjoying so much. I park on one side, climb up the ladder, and walk to the other side where I’m sitting right now. At the moment, I’m penning this article while being warmed […]


Written on November 19, 2019 at 9:53 am, by

With this cold snap and snow cover, you would think you might be seeing some Juncos or snowbirds.  I have not been feeding the birds, so I can understand nothing at my feeder, but I am sure some of you have noticed them.  I cleaned my feeder and put some fresh suet and bird seed […]


Written on November 19, 2019 at 9:37 am, by

As I have written many times before, when one is in a tree stand, he notices the most intricate things. For hours on end a deer hunter is looking at the same view. He can only see so far in each direction. It never changes. So, within his parameters he must learn to look beyond […]

Why Sheep Need a Shepherd

Written on November 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm, by

Admittedly, I’ve written about this topic before. Yet, living as a part of a magnificent church flock, I continue to find some of the intricacies to sheep eyesight to be most fascinating. The reason sheep need a shepherd is that their eyesight is a problem. Due to the eye formation from early lambhood, they are […]

Quiet Moments

Written on November 11, 2019 at 9:13 am, by

I’ve often noticed how deer live mostly in a quiet environment. Even this morning I watched one particular city dwelling doe begin to get a bit nervous when the noise of traffic began to surround her. She quickly moved to a quieter place. Not only do they prefer a soundless surrounding, but most of the […]