Simple Answered Prayers


My son shot his first buck this past weekend and he was tracking it with some difficulty. Every time he got close, it jumped up and ran off into the brush. Finally, he enlisted the help of Dad and his younger brother. Before heading off into the woods, they stopped to pray that they could find the deer and that it would stop before it headed onto neighboring property where they wouldn’t be allowed to track any further.

After some time of searching, they were approaching the property line and they started to worry. They stopped to pray again and just after they lifted their heads, one of them spotted the deer just yards in front of them. Dad took care of “finishing off” the wounded deer with his Magnum 357, but the stories of how he looked like Barney Fife from “The Andy Griffith Show” live on. The simple story of faith and prayer in the woods will also live in the memories of my boys.

What prayers has God answered for you recently? Click on “comments” to share your story.

Trade Hobbies With Your Spouse


Have you ever tried something you never believed you would enjoy? I used to ridicule my husband’s love for deer hunting and fishing until I tried it and discovered it wasn’t so bad. In fact, I really enjoyed it! It gave me a new appreciation for him and his interests as well. You can read more about it in my article in the November 2008, Focus on the Family couple’s issue on their website. Follow the link: “Hunting Deer and Gluing Sparkles”.

Don’t forget to leave a comment about how you have tried one of your spouse’s hobbies. How did that turn out for you?