The Old Doe

She is old. She won’t make it through another Minnesota winter. Shunned in the deer world so she keeps to herself and decided humans are better. She follows me around the yard hoping for a hand out and a few words to perk her ears up. She doesn’t show signs of having CWD as theContinue reading “The Old Doe”

Getting Noticed

  I recently read (this morning actually) a passage on how much getting noticed meant to one man who has probably more influence than any of us could ever dream of doing. I have been thinking about it all day. With a billion people on social media (whatever the number is it’s lot) it seemsContinue reading “Getting Noticed”

Filling Dads Shoes

It’s not possible, you know, to fill dad’s shoes. Why do I even want to try? What drives one to be the hero and mentor someone else has attained to? If for no other reason than to retrace his steps or maybe to accomplish similar feats. I don’t know but it’s hard to just standContinue reading “Filling Dads Shoes”

Images: One Frosty Morning

Imagine for a moment that we have no ability to know or understand the concept of beauty. What the eye sees other than a field, trees, leaves, landscape, sunrise colors and frost on the bush is not attached to any compartment in our brain labeled “Beauty”. The emotion of a moment is never lost; it’sContinue reading “Images: One Frosty Morning”

Lost Again… and other circular patterns.

I stayed out too late. The sun had set almost 2 hours before and the night was totally black but for a few stars seen through a haze overhead. It didn’t take me long to realize I would get lost quickly as I set out to find the truck less than a half mile awayContinue reading “Lost Again… and other circular patterns.”

Cold Spots-Warm Heart?

    Stand in the right place and get a sunburn on one side of your body and freeze the other side that didn’t catch the heat from the sun.    There were spots of snow in this high meadow where the sun was blocked from reaching certain areas.    Have you ever had God speak to you throughContinue reading “Cold Spots-Warm Heart?”

Who needs an Anchor?

Deer I said to my wife as I looked out the window. “Yes” she said (I got out of that one by not saying “I wasn’t talking about you.”) Instead I said “look out the bay window”. The one fawn noticed as I clicked the camera and proceeded to watch until they disappeared into theContinue reading “Who needs an Anchor?”

I’m back and going forward

This will be a common scene on this lake as some of us will be pulling in walleye in 3 weeks at fishing camp in northern Minnesota.There is plenty of room by the way for more guys. I think there are guys coming from 5 states so far. So where have I been lately? LikeContinue reading “I’m back and going forward”

Fishing Camp in Northern Minnesota September 19-25

This spring some of the guys from COFA (Christian Outdoors Fellowship of America) called me and asked if I would put together a five day fishing camp in the fall. I have welts on my wrist from the amount of arm twisting it takes to  get me to go fishing but I said yes. TheseContinue reading “Fishing Camp in Northern Minnesota September 19-25”

Fishing: with Adventure Possibilities

I love fishing. I love adventure. I love being out in a wilderness setting with a rod, gun, and a camera. I absolutely enjoy the rush of insight gained about, God;  who created all of it and knowing He hears when I whisper in awe of the moment, “Thank you Jesus, Thank you. What anContinue reading “Fishing: with Adventure Possibilities”