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!
Short stories with spiritual principles from the life experiences of Pastor Mark
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.
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.
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.
June 13, 2017
I was 18 years old and with the wind in my face and the testosterone flowing through my veins, I felt like none other than James Bond.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.