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Outdoor Truths

I was thinking about a hunt from last season. I harvested one of my best bucks. It was about 4:00 p.m. when the buck came through behind me. It was well before dark, and I was hunting with a crossbow out of a rifle stand. I did it because the stand was in a fence line that deer liked to travel. I was on the phone when he came through. I hung up, grabbed my crossbow, and placed the perfect shot. It all happened in a few seconds. To tell the story, I tell people, it just happened suddenly. Or it just happened. I have chewed on that phrase for some time, and it has always been a part of my theology. Not that “things just happen,” but just the opposite. Things don’t “just happen.” I believe that with all my heart, even though I don’t understand all the issues around it. Another way to express my belief is this. I don’t believe in coincidence or luck. I know. I know. There are so many things I can’t explain, I don’t understand, and that don’t seem significant. I truly believe, nothing just happens. I believe there is always purpose behind every event in our life. That means every problem, every person, and every…

For complete coverage, see the March 9th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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