I may as well plant in concrete!

The chance of soft soil in Northern Idaho is about as possible as the Sahara having Noah sized rainfall. Amber and I had only been married a few years when we decided to dress up the backyard of our new home. So, I ran out and bought several rosebushes, because that’s what young husbands do, pretending the whole time like I was some master gardener. Grabbing my shovel and the bag of planting soil, I marched off to do my husbandly duties. I marked off a few spots that I […]

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Can We Microwave Wisdom?

“You relax intense!”….. My wonderful wife often reminds me that even when I am relaxing, some sort of intense event must be taking place simultaneously. Let me explain. God wired me in a way that I love to learn. When I come across something that piques my interest, I want to know everything there is to know about it, down to the finite detail. Elk hunting, fly fishing, Bible learnin’, nothing has escaped my love to learn. The problem is I want to know everything in a matter of minutes. If […]

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When God Remains Silent

“Dad, where did you go? Dad, where do I cast?” Both of my boys were learning to fly fish, and I was getting the wonderful opportunity to instruct them in one of life’s most enjoyable activities (well, to me anyway). Grady and Garrett were attempting a fine art and firing questions at me as fast as they were casting. They threw the rod at a break neck speed, back and forth, chopping at the air with fine fishing line. I instructed, modeled, guided as best I could. But eventually I had […]

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Waging War With Failure

Approval is a nasty little bugger. Hunting in the North Idaho wilderness for elk has painted and built a significant part of my life. Often on those hunts, I would find myself doing less hunting and more talking with God and close friends. This day would be one of those days. We found a small opening that overlooked a huge canyon. A log, seemingly placed by God Himself, sat there for us to rest upon, gaze at His creation and process life. In the few weeks leading up to this […]

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