I'm down at the lake house right now preparing to host my Dallas Theological Seminary hospitality event. What we're doing over the weekend is hosting some of the best donors the seminary has. They're folks who give some of the most generous gifts. It's a way of saying "thank you" to these folks. My role is simple: I take 'em fishing! I get a few friends down here, and we take the dozen or so men out on some private lakes. Of course, we eat more than should ever be allowed. It's kind of like being in deer camp, except it's fishing.
The other thing about it is that it's like a mini-men's retreat. The seminary sends a couple professors down — who love to fish — and a couple times a day we have an hour-long devotional. It's not only a fun time, it's also a spiritually uplifting time that I'm really looking forward to.
These are all high-caliber men. Not only financially, but in character and integrity. Iron sharpens iron. It's good for men to be around other men who live their lives as good role models and as good examples of what it means to live you life as Christ would have you do.
There will also be an ex-NFL player there. Those of you who remember when the University of Houston was in its prime may remember David Klingler. I think he was second in the running for the Heisman, and he had a short stint in the NFL after college. Now, though, he's a professor at Dallas Seminary. He's going to be one of our speakers down here. I really look forward to meeting him and fishing with him. It's another example of the caliber of men who will be around here. I'll report more on this next week.
I mentioned last time that I was planning another trip to Falcon and that I wanted to take you along. While that's true, it won't be this trip. I'll report back with some photos and a full report, but the trip after this one is going to be very special.
On November 3rd (tentatively), I'll be shooting "A Day on the Lake LIVE" with the BASS Insider crew. If you've seen Terry Scroggins' show on Orange Lake or Chris Lane's on Guntersville, you're familiar with the format. If you're not, here's how it's going to work. We'll be out there from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST catching fish on the world-famous Falcon Lake. However, it gets even cooler. BASS Insiders will be able to ask questions to me live, and I'll answer them on the spot. I'm really looking forward to it. This upcoming trip that I'm leaving for on Monday is a fish finding trip for the "Day on the Lake."
This is also a chance for me to "work out." I went into town the other day for a consultation with a good friend of mine. He's trying to plan out some specific things that will help me not just be in shape but be in shape to fish. One of the recommendations that Neil Menske, my physical therapist, had was to go fishing. He said that the best way to get in shape for fishing is to actually fish. A lot. I interpreted this advice to mean that I should "go to Falcon more often." You can't argue with your doctor, can you?
I'll have some big fish stories by next week's blog. Going back to the football theme, I'll be fishing with Randy White, "The Manster," this October again. Lots of good things coming up! One other thing — we went to the Rangers game the other day (they swept the NL West) and saw a great ball game. It was a real heart-stopper. They won at the 11th hour. It's great to be a Rangers fan once again!