Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Staying In Tune

Written on July 10, 2018 at 1:14 pm, by

Even though I’m enjoying my days on the water, I’m also making plans for my time back in the woods. It seems preparation for the deer season is just as long as the season itself.  At the top of my list right now is becoming proficient with my bow. Nothing would be worse than to […]

Under the Gun

Written on July 2, 2018 at 10:46 am, by

One of the aspects I dislike about hunting and fishing is getting ready for the first day. Whether it’s the first turkey hunt of the year or the first deer hunt, there’s always the need to make sure nothing is forgotten on that opening day. One of my on-going paranoias is to be in a […]

Scaling New Heights

Written on June 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm, by

As a youngster, there was one activity that characterized my summers – swimming. I loved to go to the public swimming pool and stay until my fingers and toes were wrinkled up like prunes. It was the place to be as a teenager in the late 70’s. Since there were no tanning beds, the girls […]

Hallowed Ground

Written on June 19, 2018 at 11:51 am, by

It had been several weeks since I last visited a favorite hunting area. It was early spring, and the new growth had just started coming up. I tried to get an early start on upkeep by weed-eating around the barn and down a rarely used road that led up the hill. I was hoping to […]

Kingdom Stored Or Kingdom Explored? 

Written on June 5, 2018 at 10:32 am, by

The Kingdom of God’s realm has no match.  It is unique, unusual, and quite distinct.  The form of it is such a challenge because it goes against the grain of humanistic, control-obsessed thinking.  God’s system won’t work under the old guise of man’s best accumulation of contributions.  It is our endless task to keep up […]

The Answer and the Question

Written on June 5, 2018 at 10:20 am, by

I can remember my first solo deer hunting trip. I sat in a maple tree that was only about 50 yards from an oak tree that was flooded with acorns. The path to that oak made its way right under my tree stand. I remember sitting there in an old Baker climbing stand that thankfully […]

Go to Where the Fish Are

Written on May 29, 2018 at 12:04 pm, by

Three days last week, I rolled out of bed at 4:30 in the morning to meet some friends at the lake. Two of those days were spent with friends from North Carolina and the other day with a local friend who wanted to take his young son on a special trip. Our guide was another […]

Find a Circle

Written on May 22, 2018 at 1:37 pm, by

I just returned from Texas. It was three days of hanging around a neat bunch of guys, bookended by turkey hunts on each day. It’s true. While hunting was part of our trip, the real enjoyment came before, during, and after, meal times. We ate so good I thought I might have to book two […]

Lake or River Type

Written on May 15, 2018 at 12:17 pm, by

The older I get, the more I enjoy the small rivers around my area. I used to be the lake type. I used to look forward to the sport, and even the competition of fishing. That competition was not necessarily with other boats, but it was as much with me. It seemed each time I […]


Written on May 8, 2018 at 11:11 am, by

I’m convinced that most hunters and fishermen never contemplate the outdoor world they take pleasure in. I know in my own life, that without a concerted effort, I only enjoy creation without ever giving it much deep thought. I’ve especially noticed this truth when I speak to hunters and fishermen. It seems their eyes light […]