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Stories

Short stories with spiritual principles from the life experiences of Pastor Mark

Mmm, Contentment

by Pastor Mark Fisher

November 13, 2017

Oh boy was I full! A 10 year old kid who had just eaten his fill of turkey and potatoes. Not only that, my mom had served me up a piece of her famous pumpkin pie, a half a pie at that!

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Memories Are Not Forgotten

by Pastor Mark Fisher

October 23, 2017

I was chilled to the bone and this was the last place on earth I wanted to be; reaching down into the freezing water pulling fish out of the net.

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A Good Laugh

by Pastor Mark Fisher

August 22, 2017

It had been an incredibly dry summer in northern Minnesota. It meant that the winter logging roads were not their typical soggy swampy selves. It gave us Forest Service workers the chance to reach remote areas via the dried up logging roads.

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The Law of What?

by Pastor Mark Fisher

July 11, 2017

Man, I had it all in control or at least I felt like I did. You know the feeling; young, strong, free and independent with not a real care in the world. Anyway, it was my excuse for the heavy foot on the gas pedal of my sporty Fiat. Well, that was the pleasant feeling I had until I saw the Sheriff approaching me in the oncoming lane. My feelings were about to change, and quite quickly.

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My Mother

by Pastor Mark Fisher

May 23, 2017

With April showers came the May flowers; and just in time for Mother’s Day! As a child I always looked forward to the beautiful colorful springtime. Living in the North meant white winters and showery springs, with May being the month of colorful tapestry. I could easily see why Mother’s Day was celebrated at this time of year.

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Manhood or Madness?

by Pastor Mark Fisher

March 21, 2017

Was it really a test of manhood? Was it simply madness? Was it the result of months of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) otherwise known as Cabin Fever? As a teen I knew it was manhood related.

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Running Wild

by Pastor Mark Fisher

March 7, 2017

We loved it when rookies came on board our crew, especially those who had never been in the backwoods. As for our latest crew member who was from the inner city? He had never been in any type of forest at all. Man, we were going to have some fun!

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It Really Was SAD!

by Pastor Mark Fisher

February 14, 2017

February! Three months down and another long three to go. SADness had set in; SAD being the abbreviated form of what the pros call Seasonal Affective Disorder, or what the rest of us call Cabin Fever. Yes, growing up in the north with over six months of winter took its toll.

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Pulling or Letting Go?

by Pastor Mark Fisher

February 7, 2017

Startling! Never in my life had I felt such a massive fish on my line. It hit my bait with a vengeance. I was even struggling to bring this record fish near the ice hole. Pulling and ripping, the fight was on!

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My Vow, His Promise?

by Pastor Mark Fisher

January 26, 2017

Here I go again! I thought I had it under control, and guess what? I was wrong. My dad had challenged me regarding my struggle with alcohol and my vow to stop drinking had lasted only a few days.

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