Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Learn Through Fascination

Written on October 15, 2019 at 10:02 am, by

Everywhere we turn we can find opportunities to learn of God from God with God. He isn’t vague. His invisibility shows up visually in and throughout His creation. We, being humans, are persistently challenged to take note of Him… even where we would least expect His presence. Such was a big challenge to the disciples […]

Hints of Winter

Written on October 15, 2019 at 9:53 am, by

Hi friends! Prairie here from the newly frost-strewn planes of northeast Missouri. Our 22nd annual Land Day took place (thankfully) the Saturday before our first freeze of the season, though I have been feeling hints of winter’s nip in the grey skies, crisp winds, and clear atmosphere, not to mention the changing colors in scenery […]

Thoughts and Prayers

Written on October 15, 2019 at 9:39 am, by

I wrote about the lack of rain a few weeks ago. My little food plot needed a drink so bad. It still does, but the drought continues. And it’s probably too late now, anyways. Something growing in the middle of October seems unlikely. I did all that I could do. I needed God to send […]


Written on October 8, 2019 at 10:32 am, by

I started the morning sitting in a tree stand. A few weeks ago, I had trimmed limbs and opened up some shooting lanes for this new stand placement. I think it is going to be a good one. The cool morning was expected as well as the lingering fog that hovers over the hills, sometimes […]

A Warning to the Young

Written on October 8, 2019 at 10:27 am, by

I’ve watched life flow by in stream fashion. Whether ups or downs, gains or losses, there exists the strangest constant. Life is consistently always changing. My concern for the young is that it takes one awhile (like in years) to realize what’s going on.  It is God’s lively nature to shake things up in beautiful […]

Dare to Believe God

Written on October 1, 2019 at 10:08 am, by

To believe God, I have discovered, is anything but casual in attempt. He is so mighty, so strong, so enormous, and so deep in His love for us. Our human nature is to control our learnabilities so that we “think” we come out looking good to those around us. And there is a huge inbuilt […]

Good Stewards

Written on October 1, 2019 at 9:24 am, by

The woods are wilting. I’m not exactly sure when it last rained in my area, but I know it’s been over three weeks. That was when I planted my food plot. I also know it had been several days before that since we had any significant rainfall. It’s not only dry, but the leaves are […]

Bye bye birdie

Written on September 24, 2019 at 2:01 pm, by

One of the few birds, besides the Hummingbird, that I still notice on my front porch and yard is the Eastern Phoebe. It is constantly flying on my porch or deck as if it is looking for a nesting sight. I know it is not this time of year. It sits in some of my […]


Written on September 24, 2019 at 10:49 am, by

My hunting vehicle is a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder. For the past three or four years I have been thinking how that anytime, it is going to bite the dust. I am the second owner. Its first owner totaled it in a wreck years ago and I bought it from the insurance company. It was salvageable […]

Healing Ingratitude

Written on September 24, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

by Avraham Maistri Four and a half years ago, I was gearing up for my favorite kind of adventure — a long distance hike across Israel with my buddy Keith and our mentor Oshik, a man roughly 20 years our senior, who once lived alone in the Carmel forest for six months and made fire […]