Baby Striper

Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

While this is 39lbs smaller than what Nathan is looking for, a baby fish is better than no fish! No worries, this fish has been set free to grow and mature for the next angler!

Lord God, thank You for the opportunity to fish in the rain. You do not call us to sunny and moderate conditions but You call us to evangelize and disciple in the midst of sinful humanity’s sin and brokenness. Lord God, teach us that what looks small if You are in it can grow beyond what we can even begin to think or comprehend.

Lord God, thank You for this reader! Thank You for their encouragement, support and kindness toward me. Lord God, fill this reader with the Peace of Your Presence. Stir their heart to call others and help others grow in Christ while there is still time. May we keep putting ourselves out in this world as salt and light even though the conditions and climate literally and metaphorically are getting more difficult. Thank You again Lord for this reader. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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Blue Collar Theologian

My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

33 thoughts on “Baby Striper”

    1. Thank you for praying with me! I will be honest (will write on this tomorrow as well) I am now wearing waterproof snow pants and two under armor tops with a sweatshirt. I’m hoping to make it to 4pm before my last layer. The things we do for those we love!!!

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  1. Yep. Fishing conditions are rarely perfect. My dad, an avid bass fisherman, used to say the north wind started to blow when he even talked about going fishing. He was a “Glass half full” person. But you are not! 🎵Fishing in the rain. I’m fishing in the rain. What a wonderful feeling. I’m happy again.🎵

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  2. Amen! Yes, what looks small can always grow with God! Reminded me of the small cloud that Elijahs servent saw that eventually became a huge cloud bringing much rain. Great reminder lesson Mandy 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing of the fish! To me it doesn’t look small! It looks big enough to cook and fry and eat lol. What a lesson you brought to bear though spiritually. Makes me want to evangelize reading this

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      1. Yes we are going to go over Ephesians 5! Also thanks for yourprayers for my dad’s trip! I’ll email your blog to the youth group as a way to let them know you are going to be teaching them!

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