Details

“Take care of your gear and it will take care of you.” My father in law still preaches that idea whenever he talks about anything mechanical. A mechanic by trade and a detailed man by design, God made my father in law Earl to be a real technician and a man I deeply respect. He would always model for me how important it is to pay close attention to the details. I am poor at keeping an eye on the most detailed things in life. My wonderful wife refers to […]

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Preparing

Bow season! Very few things on the calendar do I anticipate more. In the coming days, I will return back to my old home in North Idaho and venture into God’s beautiful creation in search of the elusive elk. It’s where my soul recharges, and I draw close to God in ways I just cannot do when surrounded by concrete. The anticipation of going and preparing all of my gear gets my heart going. The last few weeks, I have spent many evenings in my backyard shooting my bow in […]

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Being Prepared

Take care of your gear, and it will take care of you. Earl, my father-in-law, constantly presses in to a certain life philosophy. Even in the early years of my marriage to Amber, he always talked about this concept: Whether it be your hunting equipment, your tools, or your camping gear, take care of it. If you do, it will take care of you. Being prepared for whatever lies ahead is a principle I have tried to teach my kids and live by myself. Several years ago, in the late […]

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