Drew interviews Jimmy Gretzinger of Michigan-Out-of-Doors T.V. It’s a lifetime of fantastic outdoor adventures; a mid-mountain steamrolling by elk, a bear hunt gone awry, and then we shift to coping with the loss of his wife. Jimmy’s rough time teaches us much, especially in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. Tune in, turn it up and embrace the hope.
“If you want to have a peace that doesn’t even make sense, pray about everything. Change your inner dialogue, look for God’s goodness in your life. Sometimes that’s really hard, but there’s so many good things we take for granted.”
-Jimmy Gretzinger, Michigan-Out-of-Doors T.V.
3:30 Michigan Out-of-Doors and coping with Michigan’s “Stay At Home” Order.
7:00 Growing up in Ludington Michigan. Hunting and fishing all the time.
9:00 Degree from Michigan State in broadcasting. Spring Hill Camp, Michigan Out of Doors needed help.
10:15 Childhood hunt: 12 years old. Cheboygan county. Pigeon River State Forest. Buck!, I mean, bear! Screamed and ran.
12:45 “If you go back and sit for the rest of the night, that’ll go a long ways with the guys.”
16:00 Bear Hunt Story: Dog riding on the hood of the pickup. If a bear’s crossed the road, the dogs can smell it.
20:30 Black bear coming down the tree towards me as fast as it can.
23:50 The interesting people you meet.
27:00 Bull elk vs. Jimmy collision. Spun around and the last thing I saw was this spike bull elks forehead coming square at me. “Dude, you just got run over by an elk!”
32:00 Storms of life. Summer of 2015: A cancer diagnosis, wife battling cancer.
34:30 What’s your foundation? What is the most important thing in your life? Anything that can be taken away from you is not a good foundation.
36:00 Where are you in this? I just don’t see you. God, where are you?
37:40 Importance of community and church.
40:15 “You gotta come now. It’s happening now. Jimmy, she’s home.” Surreal.
42:00 Things you thought were important before just aren’t that important. “Do you trust me?”
43:00 We get to see our loved one’s again. That’s the hope that Christianity offers.
44:20 Coping through Covid 19. Phil 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.”
45:11. If you want to have a peace that doesn’t even make sense, pray about everything. Change your inner dialogue, look for God’s goodness in your life. Sometimes that’s really hard, but there’s so many good things we take for granted.
51:00 Michigan turkey hunting.
53:00 Fishing for bluegill.