One year ago today, I had just spoken with my dad. Our time together left in this life was quickly coming to a close... turned out to be less than a month. When life is having a downhill moment, I've always turned to things that lift me up... my God, Gals, Guns, and Grub.
I had been following quite a few blogs out here in the gun blogosphere for some time. I decided to give this bloggin' thing a try and through some conversations and great encouragement from some good folks, including the masterful and beautiful word-weaver known as Brigid over at Home on the Range and my ol' buddy Matt who fires fast at Jerking the Trigger... here we are one year later.
As a Christian man... and if you believe otherwise, that's OK with me... I'm instructed in 1st Thessalonians 5:11 to, "encourage one another, and build each other up" and that's what so many of you out there on the web have done for me and my gals, and hopefully... we're doing some of that for you too.
While my passion, profession, and past-time are teaching and instructing... my foundation is one of life-long learning. The Good Book also tells me in Proverbs 27:17 that "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." You folks, especially those listed on the right-hand side of this blog, encourage and sharpen me and the gals daily. We greatly appreciate your words and work.
So with that idea of appreciation in mind, the gals and I have used a random number generator to determine a couple of winners in our first Blogiverary Give-Away... so congrats to Elijah from Westminster, Colorado and Scott from Ayersville, Ohio.
Just shoot me an email in the next forty-eight hours to godgalsgunsgrub (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address and tell me a t-shirt size: M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. We'll get those sent out to you right away.
A big thanks to all of you who read and follow this blog or our Facebook page... it's Our First Blogiversary: and we have some winners!