He shoots...He scores.

Today I went turkey hunting for the first time. For that matter, it was the first time I had ever gone hunting! I cannot say thank you enough to my good friend Jim, for taking me out and showing me the ropes and helping make it a day to remember.

I grew up with a great respect for the outdoors. Through Scouting and backpacking I learned skills in caring for the environment even as I enjoyed it. For a time, I was a Sierra Club member too. I think these all provide an important service. But...

I wanted to experience hunting and shooting ever since I inherited my grandfather's shotgun. I know there are differing opinions on hunting and environmental impact. Maybe it is not for everyone and I am not sure I can explain it well. Yet, today brought a lot of it together.

Maybe it was because of hanging out with a good friend.

Maybe it came from my respect for the environment and creation.

Maybe it was knowing I actually provided food for my family.

Maybe it was a connection with my grandfather.

Whatever it maybe, I do know that today I am thankful for a God who provides for us in so many ways.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! (Psalms 145:7-10 ESV)

May I Ask: How have you experienced God's blessings and provision in unexpected ways? Recently?
May I Suggest: Make a list of three things where you have experienced God's provision. Write them here!

BTW: The turkey was 17lbs./8" beard /1" spurs
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Anonymous said...

Excellent! Enjoyed you post.

Jedi Pastor Ken said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Earl! I really enjoyed reflecting on the experience. It has to certainly be one of the top 10 best experiences...and maybe that is the idea for an upcoming blog as well!

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