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#12030861 - 01/09/17 08:57 PM 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide
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Registered: 06/29/16
Posts: 477
Loc: East Texas
The Beginning of Three Nails.

Just wanted to take the time to share with you how Three Nails came about.

Some may care, same may not and that's perfectly fine.

First I want to thank the good Lord for all that he had blessed Three Nails with this past year. I want to thank everyone that has fished, supported, prayed, called, talked, or simply just asked questions.

To make it clear this is not about me but someone higher than me.

It all started early in 2016 when the Lord laid on my heart about guiding. At that time that was the last thing I wanted to do, was to guide. Usually when you don't want to do something that's what God wants you to do.

He wants you out of your comfort zone. God wants you to be obedient and to trust him!

Around the first of May 2016 I found out I was getting laid off of work. (which God already knew) The company I worked for was filing for bankruptcy and shutting down. Not knowing what I was going to do I remember what God laid on my heart earlier that year about guiding.

So I went for it! And took massive step of faith.

We needed a name for the guide service. My wife and I came up with hundreds of names but nothing seemed right. Then one day on a trip out of town driving trying to think of more names. I told her let's pray and ask God. Within three to four minutes later, my wife blurts out Three Nails. And as soon as she says it I knew that was it.

When it's God it clicks and you just know it with no doubt.

Well after running numbers from my old job to guiding it wasn't no where close, but that wasn't my job. My job was to do what God had asked me to do and to Trust Him.

It's one thing to say you trust Him and another to actually do it.

Soon we began booking trips and let me honestly say I love every minute of it. The days can be brutally cold and hot, wet and long hard hours. But I never knew I could be so happy.

I have met some amazing people (friends) who love to fish like me. Nothing makes me happier than someone reeling in a slab and seeing a big smile on there face. It makes all the hard work worth it all.

How long this journey will last I don't know that's up to God. But I do know I have great clients, friends & family that support us. And all that have prayed for us, that's more than I could ask for.

Thank you all for the support.

God Bless

Mark
3N | Three Nails Guide
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#12030871 - 01/09/17 09:01 PM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3997
Loc: Longview, Tx
Awesome post. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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#12030912 - 01/09/17 09:20 PM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Txmedic033]
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
Awesome post. Thank you for sharing it with us.





Plus #1. cheers
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#12030915 - 01/09/17 09:21 PM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
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Registered: 02/21/15
Posts: 977
Loc: CenTex
Inspiring,excellent post. Thanks for sharing!

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#12030933 - 01/09/17 09:26 PM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Posts: 2588
Loc: Belton, TX
Glad you told the story Mark; awesome.
Best wishes for a prosperous 2017. Happiness is something we all strive for but is sometimes elusive. Contentment is the real prize and following Him brings contentment.
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#12031009 - 01/09/17 10:06 PM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
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Registered: 05/20/10
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Loc: mansfield,tx
Well said my friend,well said!

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#12031206 - 01/09/17 11:47 PM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
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Green Horn

Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 7
Loc: Tool, Tx
Beautiful testimony! It is always a blessing when a person gives the Lord the credit He is due. Thank you for that.

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#12031280 - 01/10/17 05:17 AM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
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Loc: Yantis, TX
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#12031341 - 01/10/17 07:02 AM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 1578
Loc: Texas
Nice story, Mark....sure like your faith....
Always wanted to fish with you....sure plan on doin it in 2017...

Good luck and good fishin'!

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#12031357 - 01/10/17 07:15 AM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
JackieF Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/26/16
Posts: 139
God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

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#12031367 - 01/10/17 07:23 AM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
bush hog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2173
Loc: Beckville, TX
Brings to mind the scripture John 21:6. Hope the new year brings you heavy nets. See ya on the water.

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#12031450 - 01/10/17 08:15 AM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10109
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice post! Thanks for sharing.

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#12031567 - 01/10/17 09:23 AM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6675
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
fish It was a pleasure meeting you one morning at Oak Ridge resturant,
I plan to book a trip this Spring, when it warms up and they go shallow.
I think a lot of us has had to make those crossroads decisions in our
life, glad to see yours has been a good one, and I love your photos,
keep up the good fellowship, and great fishing. jim

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#12031637 - 01/10/17 10:01 AM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
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Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 600
Loc: Celina, TX
Awesome!
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#12031650 - 01/10/17 10:07 AM Re: 3N | The Beginning of Three Nails Guide [Re: Three Nails Guide]
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Registered: 01/19/16
Posts: 58
Loc: Tx/Bonham
Amen Brother thumb

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