Living in the World Archive

Horsemanship Clinic Junkies and Discipleship – Failure to Change Equals Failure

"Is this all there is?" Making progress in relationship with your horse and your walk with Christ always results in change - visible change, If you aren't making progress you are not changing. Failure to change = failure. How to recognize stagnant relationship and what to do to get back to active relationship.
Category: Christian Horse Training

What Horse Rescues Teach about Discipleship and Evangelism

How do you know if your call to serve, to disciple, or evangelize is real? Not every horse enthusiast is equipped to rescue lost or dying horses. Love and empathy are not enough. Compassion is just a gate opening the way for the first rescue. But far more is required...
Category: Christian Horse Training

Inconsistent Performance – How good are your horse’s Company Manners?

Children and horses are often taught that the rules of behavior at home are different than those expected in public. When new friends come over for Sunday dinner children are told to use their “company manners.” Children are asked to exhibit a higher standard of etiquette, restraint, and attention than they did the other 160
Category: Christian Horse Training

ADHD, Video Games, Multi-tasking, and Horse Training

I wonder about a lot of odd things. This morning I realized I had "fried" my brain in much the same way I fried that of my first show horse, General Silver, some 25 years ago. In the course of my morning wonderment I came up to a question about ADHD and video games. I'm
Category: Christian Horse Training

7 Reasons for Declining Horse Ownership

"This year’s American Horse Council National Issues Forum was titled, “Where Have All the Horses Gone?” During the recent forum in Washington, D.C., the question was answered on several levels, but the data also led to more questions." 7 answers to the question...
Category: Christian Horse Training

Trapped – A Parable for the Hopeless

The last sister was alone. Her parents and siblings were gone and she was trapped. She couldn’t go backwards and there was no escape to either side. She sat. She thought. She despaired. Yesterday she had fussed, fumed, and wailed about the unfairness of her plight. “Why me?” she cried.
Category: Daily Inspiration

It takes more faith to wash dishes and clean stalls than move mountains

Do you remember off the top of your head when Jesus laid aside his garments, girded himself with a towel, and washed the disciple’s feet? Jesus performed this mean service for His disciples just before Judas left to betray Him. One of the final lessons Jesus taught the disciples was to elevate drudgery and
Category: Daily Inspiration

Christian Horse Training – The difference between being Assertive and Aggressive

Many people have trouble figuring out the difference between assertiveness and aggression in other humans. Sometimes we have the same problem trying to nail down our own motives or actions. Aggressive behavior in horses sometimes manifests as pushiness; a lack of respect that invades your personal space or recognizes a cue but purposefully ignores it. At
Category: Christian Horse Training

Losing a loved one – From grief and despair to hope and joy

One of my Facebook friends shared a message of sadness at the passing of a beloved friend whose cheerful and infectious spirit enlivened one of her riding groups. I can understand the unmitigated sorrow people who do not know Christ experience when a loved one dies because there truly is no comfort to be offered
Category: Christian Horse Training

Straight Talk about the Times – “No punches pulled and nothing sugarcoated”

Book reviews. What reader's say about "Rapture and Revelation" by Lynn Baber. "The ruler of this world [John 14:30] is placing an iron collar of servitude around the necks of those who have lost focus on the face and fact of Jesus Christ, blinding them to the truth of what lies before them." In
Category: End Time
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