Saturday, February 15, 2014

February 15, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . A Glimpse Of The Beautiful South (MQ) 
Bible Study Verse
Romans 12:2 
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)
Habitat in Georgia is quite different from Minnesota I discovered while whitetail deer hunting. Northern Minnesota forests provide dogwood shrubs, willow, alder, ironwood, white birch, red and white oak, aspen, several species of conifers, and a few agricultural fields. 
Georgia varies with live oak, hickory, magnolias, holly, pine, various trees draped in Spanish moss, and scattered peanut and cotton fields. The temperature varies about 40 degrees. I realized how far from home I was when a lizard scurried across the rail of my tree stand. Although, we didn't see any, we were warned about the alligators, snakes, and wild pigs. 
Amazing is the whitetail's adaptability in thriving from Canada all the way south to Mexico. The South blessed us with southern hospitality, great Christian fellowship, two bucks, and two does.
(Tom L)

Action Point
It is my prayer that we adapt our lives to the leading of the Holy Spirit by using our gifts in serving God. 
Let us not sit on the sidelines and conform to this world, but be transformed by following God's direction in our lives.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
When hunting some of the southern states in December and January, be prepared for a broad range of temperatures - ranging from 30-75 degrees and very wet, stormy conditions.