about the blogger

Meet Mike L. Raether. Mike writes from deep in the mountains of rural Western Montana. As a freelance writer, his work has appeared in a wide assortment of national and regional magazines and newspapers. In addition to writing, his interests include fly fishing, hiking, photography, backpacking, hunting – and people. Mike is a student of life, culture, and a follower of Jesus Christ.

Mike’s approach to faith is boldly unconventional. With both hands, he fully embraces the Biblical encouragement to “…examine everything carefully; [and] hold fast to that which is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22, NASU).

In respect to family Mike has been totally married to Katherine for 29 years. Together they share eight grown children, nineteen grandchildren and five  great-grandchildren – or something like that. He loses count.

Mike invites you to interact with him. All perspectives are welcome.