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MERGING FAITH AND FLY FISHING INTO A COMMON STREAM

Take a Pause

Just over a year ago when we were sent home to work remotely, when stores and restaurants began to close, and we were forced to stay home, I remember sitting on my back patio with excitement and almost a child-like giddiness thinking “I prayed for this!”  To be clear, I did not pray for a…
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A Different Walk on the Same Path

As you consider the paths of your life, with all the awareness and perspectives this past year has offered through its interruptions to life’s rhythms, let me ask you two questions.

When Gratitude Shapes the Soul

When gratitude becomes a regular practice in our lives, we begin living differently. We begin seeing things in our normal, ordinary days differently. We become more aware of God and his presence. Our whole disposition becomes lighter as we journey through our days.

Returning to Joy

I have seen it countless times on retreats, fishing trips, vacations, or moments of quiet solitude and reflection. I call it a return to joy. Perhaps you can relate to this scenario.

Remembering Your Story

Simply put, to NOT look back and understand the roads you have traveled is to NOT know who you are and where you are going…Our passion is to create new stories in the lives of people helping them flourish with God (faith), themselves (soul), and their most valued relationships.

The Legacy of a Father

As we look forward to celebrating fathers this month, I have been reflecting on what it means as a father to leave a legacy. My reflection has not centered around what I hope to leave behind at the end of my life, but around the question of “What do I do each day to live out my legacy?”

The Wilderness Journey

Wilderness. It is a word that evokes something within us. There is a sense of both adventure and danger. The wilderness is untamed and demands respect. Wilderness also describes the hard or wandering times of life.

Looking Up

Then I remembered my friend’s words. I took an entire walk looking up, and a world emerged. Creation shouted to me with its wonder. God was more present. It was awesome!

The Wilderness and the Soul

There is something about the wilderness that has the power to unwind the soul…Does it surprise us that Jesus went into the wilderness for 40 days?

Good Anglers Ask Questions…So Do People of Faith

It was several years ago when I returned home from a little league baseball game and my wife asked me a question.  My son was 10 years old and I was his coach.  As a former professional baseball player, I enjoyed giving back to the game and seeing my son grow in his own skills. …
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The Gift of Christmas Presence

Sometimes the greatest gifts come in the simplest forms. Let God with us sink into your soul and may your presence with another bring a gift to someone special in your life.

The Changing of Seasons

I had one of those “moments” this past week when two things converged.  First, we experienced in our area the first cool week of fall weather announcing that summer is coming to an end.  By the way, I love the cool fall days! Second, in the Trout Unlimited Community Newsfeed, someone posted dates for the…
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Make EVERY Effort

Like water cutting into banks over time forming the character of a streams, so our character is formed over time. The difference? We can bring intentionality to how we are formed.

ALTAR FLY FISHING: More than a Name

The question has been asked, “Why the name Altar Fly Fishing?”  Great question. Altars carried great significance in the Bible and for the people who experienced altars.   Altars were places: Where people offered a variety of sacrifices for a variety of reasons They represented and often created significant moments marking people’s lives (remember Abraham and Isaac, Elijah,…
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MAYFLIES: A Picture of the Resurrection

That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies. —1 Cor 15:36 It is the Easter season and the Christian faith is centered on this one historical, beautiful event that changed the course of human history. From the very beginning of time, God ordained this day in order to save His followers…
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When Creation Reveals the Soul

Have you ever stood in a river, been on a hike, or experienced the outdoors when you felt a little nudge deep within you that said, Pay attention, I’m showing you something about YOU?