I've drawn some great tags, met some great people, and filled my freezer more often than not in this short career. Thank you too all who have helped me along the way!
The Lord truly does work in mysterious ways. Rewind to Memorial weekend. I love to fish! I am a decent bass angler, but even better and prefer walleye! On my way out of town, I saw a beggar and tossed her a 20 on the on ramp. I remember thinking about something the Bible says about being rewarded 10 fold. (I am not a super religious person, but I do believe that Christ died on the cross for all of us)
I thought no more about it. My boat and travel trailer are/were parked at my buddies place at my fav walleye lake. I caught enough fish to tide me over during that weekend and came home Monday afternoon.
Thursday I get a call telling me my boat was stolen. You talk about a bummer. 1988, 17' Grumman with a 70 horse Merc. Fished Lake Powell every weekend when I was working in Junction on the Western Slope and spanked walleye when they told me I couldn't. Caught walleye everywhere I've put that boat on the water, and now it's gone!
I had to put that to rest and move forward thinking about my upcoming Gila archery elk hunt, and my upcoming January Rutting mule deer hunt to keep from being a bitter person, knowing that no matter how bad we think we have it, there are always others who have it far worse than I could ever be. I mean.....a thousand dollar boat compared to others hard ships? C'mon man!
FF to today. I drew a CO deer and elk tag! Plus I have a Gila elk tag and SE NM plains Rutting mule deer tag! I feel so blessed!
Moral of the story? Give and you will be blessed! Yes 10 fold is putting it mildly! Thank you God for blessing me, and may God bless you all! Good luck on your hunts!
Good luck, Robb
Congratulations on your tags and I wish you the best of luck, I am sorry to for the loss of your boat, but...
Christ knows your heart, not man. I believe the same way as you brother! When I am "Moved" I give freely, and when I am not, I don't. It doesn't matter what the person does with the $$$, that is between them and the Lord!
It is not for me to Judge, as I am just as evil/ bad as they are... So says the Bible, and I truly believe it! If not for the grace of God, but go I!
I am truly blessed every single day, even when the days are bad in my eyes!!! If you would like an explanation to that, PM me and I would be very happy to discuss the awesome forgiveness and blessings of Christ!!!! Especially in my life!
I am not holier than thou, just very blessed, as we all are here... I am a sinner, but I have been forgiven by the ever lasting grace and love of Christ my savior!
I don't know what lead me to share that, but I felt moved to do so...
God Bless Brothers!