A Race Well Run

2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8...
2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day.”I was in Charlotte the day of Billy Graham’s funeral. I was returning home from speaking at a game dinner. My plane was scheduled to depart about an hour before the President and Vice-President landed for the...
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WHILE STILL DAY

John 9:4: “We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is...
John 9:4: “We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.”Seconds after my wife answered the phone, I knew bad news was coming. “Oh, no. I’m so sorry, Sally. We loved George. So sorry. Yes, he’s here. David!” She handed me the phone and whispered, “George died last night.”George Villarreal was my ranch foreman on El Cazador Ranch. He and his dad Felipe made owning...
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You Must Decide

Romans 10:10…for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.The...
Romans 10:10…for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.The low southwest sun casted a soft yellow light across the South Texas brush causing it to virtually glow. Though I had seen this day-ending light show many times before, I had never grown tired of it. Now, sitting in a tripod 10 feet above the sea of brush, I looked north some 35 miles to the illuminated slopes of the...
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Undeserved Blessings

Romans 5:8 “…while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved...
Romans 5:8 “…while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God…”A young man stopped by our trade show booth to tell me yet another deer story. It went like this…on his first hunt ever, he walked into the predawn woods on his grandfather’s 30-acre farm, settled in next to a random big oak, dozed off, was stirred by...
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Who Is This Man?

Mark 4:39 – “He…rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and...
Mark 4:39 – “He…rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm…41 They…said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”I was sitting in an open tripod high above the South Texas brush, the coldest and most miserable I could ever remember being. The “norther” had plummeted the temperature to 38 degrees and was rushing south with spitting rain, foggy...
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Rescued by the Creator of All

Colossians 1:16 – “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible…through...
Colossians 1:16 – “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible…through Him and for Him.”Mid-December in South Texas and the rut is rocking. Mark Newell and I have just ended a magical week of hunting in which we rattled in over 100 bucks on Mavala Ranch. It was one of my most exciting and fun hunts ever! Bucks after buck of all sizes and ages responded to our mock fights, including...
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Wonders of God’s Creation

Psalms 139: 13For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks...
Psalms 139: 13For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…As a biologist, I am fascinated by the glimpses of God’s handiwork I see every time I’m in the outdoors. I see, though admittedly only in part, how He made nature to work, how ecosystems recycle themselves, how the creatures are perfectly suited to their habitats, how life is so often interdependent...
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Deal With It

Ephesians 4:26: Be angry, yet do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your anger.Shooting a TV...
Ephesians 4:26: Be angry, yet do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your anger.Shooting a TV show on hunting mature whitetails is fraught with problems. Big bucks are hard enough to hunt when it’s just you and the only thing you’re focused on is finding a trophy and making the shot. Throw in a cameraman loaded down with cumbersome gear and the difficulty of scoring increases geometrically. If you are lucky enough to finally get a...
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Thirsty World

John 4:14: “ …whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that...
John 4:14: “ …whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”Funny the impact a completely random event can have…like the time I was on safari in a hot, dry, uninhabited region of Tanzania and our party came upon a native pushing a dugout canoe riding atop his dilapidated bike. He was returning from a...
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In Good Hands

Colossians 1:17: “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”Daylight was still an hour away. The...
Colossians 1:17: “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”Daylight was still an hour away. The air was cold and clear and the stars were shining brightly. They’re going to come to horns this morning, I thought. I checked the wind direction and then moved slowly down the edge of the clearing to better my downwind visibility. Suddenly, an unusually bright shooting star streaked across the predawn sky. Wow, that’s was a big chunk of space...
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Live and Love Every Minute

James 4:14 – “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor...
James 4:14 – “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”As a TV show host, I am privileged to hunt a lot, often from September to February. While season is underway, it seems to go on and on, almost without end. Then suddenly, it’s over, leaving me amazed how brief the season seems looking back. As I get older, I am...
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THE ONE AND ONLY!

Ecclesiastes 3:11: He (God) has also set eternity in their (man’s) heart…The bull elephant was 12 yards away in 10-foot-tall...
Ecclesiastes 3:11: He (God) has also set eternity in their (man’s) heart…The bull elephant was 12 yards away in 10-foot-tall grass, only the dome of his head visible. Zane, my PH, turned and whispered, “If he smells us, he’s going to charge and try to kill us all!” I tighten the grip on my .416 Rem. Mag. as Zane’s leaned over for a better look down the trail left by the bull, placing the butt of his .500 N.E. double...
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