Are overprotective parents HURTING their children?

By Zeke Pipher on April 9, 2015

Last week, my 11-year old son asked if he could use my 18-inch chainsaw to clear dead trees out of our shelterbelt. In the deepest voice he could muster, he stated, “I’ve got that little hatchet you gave me, Dad……

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Do kids need batteries to have fun?

By Zeke Pipher on January 22, 2015

“In nature, a child finds freedom, fantasy, and privacy: a place distant from the adult world, a separate place.” – Richard Louv I helped out with a summer camp a while back. About three hundred children from Nebraska and Kansas…

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Fatherhood, hunting, and fishing… too brutal to go together?

By Zeke Pipher on January 10, 2015

“I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.”  – Norman Schwarzkopf I started thinking about being a dad when I was in high school. Fatherhood… what could be more rewarding? Nothing. My…

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Bowhunting Apologetics

By Zeke Pipher on October 24, 2013

I’m a bowhunter because… …sitting in a tree, knowing that anything, or nothing, could happen at any moment invigorates me. …it gives me the chance to participate directly in the cycles of life and death to which all of creation…

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Country living and the birds out back

By Zeke Pipher on May 30, 2013

“O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.” – Psalm 104:24 (NLT)   Jamie and I sat outside on our back patio one evening…

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"Thanks, Farmers!" – From Sportsmen

By Zeke Pipher on January 7, 2013

I think many sportsmen are farmers at heart. They’ve simply missed their calling. Think about it: farmers love being outside, alone with their thoughts. They live for overcoming weather, equipment, and wildlife. And they find a great satisfaction in providing…

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