Hello from Barren County KY! It has been an outdoorsman’s month here in the Bluegrass state. Modern gun season for whitetail deer is in full swing. Crappie are turning on. A lot of game will be harvested over the coming weeks. I hope all of you get in on the action.
I think we hunt and we fish because there is a almost primal urge to do so. For the millions of us who do these outdoor activities a bond can be formed just from the commonality of the hunt. A brotherhood of like minded people. We enjoy the fellowship with other outdoorsmen the discussions, understanding and support. This is also a primal need we all have. We all want to be accepted, we all want to feel valid, and worthy. This fellowship of support can transcend borders, beliefs, races. It is a beautiful thing.
The time spent discussing fishing, or hunting is comparable to family. The Holidays are upon us and we all look forward to spending time with family and loved ones. This fellowship that is also bound from commonality. The commonality of blood, the stories of the past Holidays and things only your family can understand. Your family picks you up when you fall. They understand your failures, and still love you in spite of your downfalls, or blindspots. The good thing about family is you may not see a brother or a cousin for years. When you see them you automatically go back to where you left them last. How is this possible? Family.
God is another way we are all brought together. Our Church family is much like our blood family. We have all kinds in it, yes even a Cousin Eddie from Vacation. If you think you don’t have a cousin Eddie then he is probably you. I joke, but it is true that Gods family is made up of all kinds and all are welcome. Just like it is important to spend time with family (even the ones who get on our nerves) it is important to spend time with our church family. Church is not about legalistic views and rules. It is about Jesus, the Cross and what he came for. Just like any family you are not always going to agree with each other, there will be hurt feelings, anger all different kinds of turmoil that can happen. Just because we are Christian does not mean we are perfect. The only time the human element can be removed is when we all get to Heaven. So until then lets all try our best to have respect and love for each other. The Church family is to have like minded believers to lean on in times of trial and tribulation. Hebrews 10:24-25
I am excited to extend my family a bit more. No we aren’t having a child. I am now the Director of the KY West Division of Fishers Of Men Tournament trail. I look forward to spending time getting to know all of the competitors and great folks involved with this organization. I would be glad to answer any questions any of you may have about competing or anything else. I haver the schedule for the 2018 season posted on the Fishers of Men web site.
God Bless each of you. Thank you for reading! Happy Thanksgiving.