Elaine Wheat is a faith columnist for the Victoria Advocate.

Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles for a year.

“Evening, morning and at noon will I pray.” – Psalms 55:17

All sports have rules that everyone must play by. My best fishing friend and I have fished together so long, we have established a set of rules to keep harmony while we fish.

Some of these rules include:

  • Don’t tie your stringer on the side of the pier that you are fishing on under the lights, thus avoiding tangles and scaring off the fish.
  • Take turns deciding where you choose to fish.
  • Be sure to tie a slipknot when you tie the bait bucket onto the pier or onto your waist.
  • Never fish across another fisher-person while casting out straight from you.
  • Never laugh when someone loses a fish.
  • While wade fishing in the surf, don’t stand there facing a wave; turn sideways and let the waves break around you.
  • Everyone who fishes also has to help clean the fish.
  • Leave the beach and the fish-cleaning table cleaner than you found it.
  • Thank God for every fish you catch.

Dear Lord, We only thought up nine fishing commandments to keep harmony while fishing. Help us to realize and appreciate the Ten Commandments that You made for us to keep harmony in our lives. And please help us to pray often, casting our faith upon You.

If you would like to purchase the book “Oceans for Emotions” for $10, call the Victoria Advocate at 361-575-1451.

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.
0
0
0
0
0

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Transparency. Your full name is required.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. And receive photos, videos of what you see.
Don’t be a troll. Don’t be a troll. Don’t post inflammatory or off-topic messages, or personal attacks.

Thank you for Reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.

To subscribe, click here. Already a subscriber? Click here.