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Thin Places

posted by David Kuo

A new thin place
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There is nothing quite like getting away to a remote part of the Amazon jungle. Add to that the hunt for our fine finned friend, the peacock bass, and you have an amazing trip on your hands…
The guide takes you to a perfect fishing hole. Some fish are lost having bent even titanium hooks. But once the hook is set the battle is on. In the case of my 21 pounder, he made a mad dash for cover under some brush. But that never stopped a good guide. He slips into dark water of the Rio Negro and disappears out of sight. Suddenly he emerges from under the water with fish in hand. The fish is weighed, photographed with all, and then returned to fight another day.
Some fish are consumed. Some fishermen are consumed with catching even larger, world record breaking fish. Just a game of deception played with a fish for sport. Thank God for the experience. Thank God He is not playing such games with us. There is no catch and release in the kingdom of heaven.

Thanks Richard and please do send more Thin Places – I’m running low. dkuoblog@mac.com



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SkipChurch

posted October 31, 2007 at 10:26 am


Here is a prayer that my grandfather (the son of a professor at a Baptist seminary), printed beneath a similar photo of himself holding a gigantic fish, circa 1925:
“Lord, grant that I may catch a fish so large that even I, in the telling of it, shall not be tempted to lie.”



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Doug

posted October 31, 2007 at 12:25 pm


SkipChurch that’s a beautiful prayer.
The pink dolphins are pretty cool, too.



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Larry Parker

posted October 31, 2007 at 12:38 pm


And to think he ducked caimans, anacondas, and piranha … pretty impressive!



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