that’s why they call it fishing

So I just got home from a fishing trip to Alabama. That may surprise many who know me. I’m not a particularly “outdoorsy” kind of guy. But I do like to fish – especially when it’s with a long-time childhood friend who is a fishing guru – seriously he’s a fish magnet. Overall we caught a ton of crappe and bass although we did go through a 24hr period where not much was biting–which is “why they call it fishing not catching.”  We were relentless and eventually the action picked up again. This is no fish story. Below is a cooler full of one day’s catch. 

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All this got me to thinking how life is sometimes like fishing — productive and exciting one moment and slow and frustrating the next. The key to success is perseverance. If you’re doing the right things the right way eventually the payoff will follow.   Thanks Jim for a great time!

1 Response to “that’s why they call it fishing”

  1. 1 Jim S.
    July 26, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Yes, buddy, it was fun. Like our other childhood friend said, “I had a good time, you had a good time….”

    I continue to be amazed how people can pick up right where they left off after a long period away and have still have fun and fellowship together. It’s true spiritually with me spending time with God, except He’s always waiting to get together!

    Thanks for your continued friendship and for your family’s devotion to serving Him and the folks in Illinois.

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