Fight For It

If you have followed my blog for any length of time you know I have a passion for the great outdoors. I love God’s creation, the smell of pines, the sounds of nature, seeing a trout breaking the surface of the water to catch its dinner. Nothing, though, tops bow hunting in September in Idaho. For over 30 years I have taken time each fall to bow hunt in the panhandle of Northern Idaho. Hiking the rugged terrain is incredible and physically taxing. Most years I spent time preparing my […]

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“It’s not whether you win or lose…”

This week’s blog is written by my good friend, Matt Roberson. I have had the joy of taking Matt elk hunting a couple of times in the past several years. We have enjoyed some great times in the woods talking life and getting very close to elk. He hasn’t been successful yet, but one day it will happen, Lord willing. Love ya Matt and thanks for this great post. – Brandon I was a high school stand out athlete in several sports. I had even played a little bit of […]

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Searching for Significance

My good friend, Jon Malstrom, wrote this post about some of his struggles and some truth God has shown him.  I wanted to share this post with you because we all struggle with believing lies that tend to derail us.  The truth Jon outlines can help each of us focus on what God intends for us. -Brandon   I’m in one of those awkward, uncomfortable places again. I continue to wrestle with the meaning of “significance” for my life.  My head is filled with lies that I’ve allowed to infiltrate my heart, […]

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Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? If you are a parent and have spent more than 30 minutes in a car with your kids, I am sure you have heard those “fingernails on the chalkboard” words. Without fail, when we are on any family trip, my kids will fire that question at me. I appreciate their eagerness to get wherever it is we are going, but wow, it can be annoying. Early on in ministry at Real Life Ministries, the world seemed to move at a breakneck pace. The church was growing […]

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Choosing Restoration

Today’s guest blogger is my great friend, Judy Cintron. She and her husband, Sam, have treated us like family since we first met.  Judy has the heart of a disciple and she is an intentional discipler of others. – Brandon Is there a relational situation where you have given up? Until recently my answer would have been yes until I re-read the stories of Joseph and David. Let me give you the cliff notes version. Joseph’s brothers were jealous of the relationship he had with their father. The brothers threw […]

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