January 14, 2015

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Saint Oscar Romero? Here’s why

Powerfully written biography of the martyred archbishop of San Salvador offers insight not only into a relatively recent era of world history but into the conversion of a man from a priest into a saint.

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January 5, 2015

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Ride with African aid workers is fiction, but it reads like reality

“Children Are Diamonds: An African Apocalypse” is a touching, memoir-like novel that puts you right along side aid workers caught in the civil war in South Sudan.

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January 5, 2015

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Beer-batter walleye: Great way to start the new year!

With my oldest son getting ready to leave and with some walleye in the freezer, I decided it was time for a fish fry.

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December 31, 2014

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A toast to friendship

Friends aren’t necessary for survival, one writer says, but they do add a lot to life! They support us, challenge us, and laugh and cry with us. Christ wants to be in our circle of friends.

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December 19, 2014

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Patience: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Patience probably isn’t on anyone’s Christmas list. We all wish we had it but we know becoming patient usually involves some pain. During this busy time of year, the virtue of patience is needed more than ever.

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December 15, 2014

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Having fun hunting and scouting

I have visited the property I bow hunt in Wisconsin twice over the last three days. I hunted there Friday morning, and did a little scouting yesterday afternoon. I did not see a deer on Friday, but I did have the chance to take a brief walk in the woods before heading in to the […]

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December 5, 2014

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Fly a Little Higher: The story that keeps on giving

I’ve been known to pitch a few books into the trash because they were rubbish. Many were forgotten as soon as I’d turned the last page. Some stories would hover over me for a while, but then drift away. Only a few have become my constant companions and Fly a Little Higher by Laura Sobiech is one […]

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December 3, 2014

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Bow hunting lessons learned

This archery season featured lots of lessons learned. Here are some important ones.

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December 3, 2014

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An Advent Reflection

A feast of rich food and choice wines!

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December 1, 2014

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A time for waiting . . . and thanksgiving

Father Michael Becker offers an awesome deer hunting story.

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