Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
"Oh $%!&!" I exclaimed. "This is real bad but it could have been WAY worse."
This question has always bothered me to some degree. I usually have no idea what the answer is, so that doesn’t help either. “What do you think God has for you in this?”
The next question came only a breath later, and it wasn’t any easier. In fact, it hit home in an odd mix of grace, glory, and gall. “What is the gift you are receiving by NOT catching any fish?”
It was my birthday. It was one of my closest friends. He knows me. He knows I like to fish....
I’m convinced that a “lucky gene” exists that predisposes certain people to fortunate experiences. I’m equally convinced that said gene exists nowhere in my genetic profile. My brother on the other hand routinely wins radio call-in contests for concert tickets and won a drawing for a brand new car.
That said, you can imagine my surprise when I found out the Restoration Project Canoe Trip I was leading was on the Green River. The Green is a world...