Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:8 Years before Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, turkey was on the menu. William Bradford (1590-1657) noted that there was a great store of wild turkeys used during […]

Veterans Day 2017 Jason and Marina Hallet

Veterans Day 2017 Jason and Marina Hallet

Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. ‘And you shall love the LORD […]

Salmon Spawning 2017

Salmon Spawning 2017

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot  Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 (NIV) When I lived on the equator in Africa, seasonal variations were relatively minor. We did experience changes during […]

Autumn in the Mountains

Autumn in the Mountains

Daniel answered and said: Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows […]

Trout Logic

Trout Logic

“…go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.” Matthew 17:27 There are things which amaze me when I catch a trout. Perhaps […]

Deep Waters

Deep Waters

But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness. Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. Let not the flood sweep over […]

Bob Bennett, Bullet Holes, and Beer Bottles

Bob Bennett, Bullet Holes, and Beer Bottles

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.     1 Peter 2:9 Recently my wife and I had the privilege of meeting Bob Bennett. He’s the one who wrote the […]