I’m not much of an angler. I enjoy fishing; I’m just not very good at it. I’ve always wanted to try ice fishing, so when Matt’s Boy Scout Troop setup an outing, I figured this was the perfect chance. To be honest, I can see the appeal. It was cold, windy and definitely icy, but it was a spectacular kind of winter beauty. We didn’t have much luck. I managed to get one fish on the line, but he got away right before I landed him. Matt didn’t fare much better. It was unfortunate because the guy next to us pulled out six in a row! But, such is the fishing life I guess. All in all, it was a lot of fun and I’m definitely willing to give it another try someday…but maybe with one of those cool little shantys!
I am an unashamed Christian. I will freely admit that to anyone. However there is one area of my walk that I’ve always been somewhat ashamed of and that is my prayer life. I have no problem with corporate prayer, but when it comes to time alone, I find it very hard to “go to your room, close the door and pray” (Matthew 6:6). It’s not that I don’t believe in the power of prayer; quite the contrary, I’ve witnessed how powerful it can be. I guess it’s just not something I’ve never really worked on. With that in mind, I decided to start a prayer journal to really help me focus on praying. While I was picking a journal up, I found a book by one of my favorite Christian authors, so I took that as a sign and picked it up too!
This one was easy. I figured if I’m going to do this “50 before 50” thing, I might as well journal it, and what better way to do that than to create a blog! I haven’t done any kind of website creation or maintenance in a very long time, so expect to see all kinds of changes to this as I go!