___ posted October 29, 2010 by Ben Burkholder
After making my way to a new location that seemed to offer a better opportunity at seeing a deer, I kept talking with God about my desire to get a deer. At one point, I sensed Him asking me, "What would getting a deer do for you?" At first I was puzzled because I was not exactly sure, but then I realized that it would validate my deer hunting efforts. Every morning as my bleary eyes beheld the 5:15 on the alarm clock, I had to...
The stars twinkled overhead in the night sky as the snow crunched under my feet. Even with all of my hunting gear on, the wind's icy fingers still managed to tickle me. "Why was I doing this?" I wondered to myself. I had been deer hunting at least five times in the past two weeks and had yet to even see a deer; it seemed to be a worthless enterprise. As I trudged through the snow to a new location, I found myself sheepishly uttering the deer hunter's prayer: "God, I know this is rather petty request, but…I would really appreciate it if you allow me to get a deer today."
___ posted October 27, 2010 by Genalin Niere
The question itself was profound but what made it more beautiful was the innocence and sincerity in which David asked. David really wanted to know. I was reminded of all that is good in childhood. In that moment, I understood more deeply why Christ delighted in children, so much so that He would choose to reveal the things of God to little children...
My 11 year old nephew, David, and I were watching his older brother, Jonathan, play an intense video game. Jonathan was determined to win and his grunts and moans were not good signs. After watching his frustrated brother play a few games, David looked at his brother and gently asked, "What's so bad about second place?"