I always have a few mixed feelings every year during deer season. I used to hunt when my father was alive. Not often but when we would go out in the woods together it was our time and I enjoyed it more because my dad was there and not for any other reason. When he died, I really had no reason to hunt and haven’t been out there since. It just isn’t the same.
I watch a lot of people hunt this time of year. Rifle season in Michigan is very much and national holiday from our perspective so a lot things happen. I watch the sons and daughters with their moms, dads and grandparents and I can see the joy of it in their eyes. I never really got to do that with my kids because my interest in hunting died with my father. I often wonder if this was a mistake but then again there is no use crying over water long under the bridge.
The Spirit Rundown:
Celebration – Thanksgiving Coming. One of my favorite holidays.
Ministry – I am thinking of how my time in school has expanded my ministry. There are a lot more people to talk to and I can’t help but fall into pastor mode from time to time despite me best intentions to not do that.
Spiritual Disciplines – OK.
Leadership – Looking to the future and things are still fuzzy, but it is a good kind of fuzzy.
Blessings an Cheers!!!