A former business consultant and motivational speaker, Christian writer Lynn Baber exchanged the board room for the barn at the end of the 1980’s. Her success as an equine professional includes achievement as a World and National Champion horse breeder and trainer, judge, Certified Equine Appraiser, and expert witness.
The primary message of Lynn’s work is “Faith over Fear.” She openly shares lessons learned from personal experience with domestic violence, hopelessness, serious family illness, failure, perseverance, and success. Lynn teaches the principles of being a worthy leader and the pursuit of true fearlessness in today’s world.
Lynn says the messages she delivered as a motivational speaker were absolutely correct, but today she knows where these principles are found in the Bible. Whether shared in print, in person, or in the round pen working with troubled horses, the message will always be God’s faithfulness and grace.
Some folks are just curious about who I am as they decide whether or not to read what I write. Others really want to know where I came from so they are better able to decide if they should believe what I write.
The short version is covered in the following bullet points. For anyone who cares to know more, just keep reading; there’s lots more here on the page. And, questions are always welcome and always answered.
Lynn Baber – Cliff Notes Version
- Christian writer (Faith, family, animals, politics, society.)
- Amazing Grays Ministry – sharing a message of faith that overcomes fear through Jesus Christ. (Sometimes accompanied by a horse.)
- Retired equine professional, World and National Champion breeder, trainer, etc.
- Former business consultant and motivational speaker.
- Candidate for public office (1988) earning nearly 60,000 votes but beat out by Warren Buffet’s son.
- Author of three published print books to date…
Blessed beyond words…
My participation in Amazing Grays Ministry is proof that God wastes nothing and has a sense of humor. As each year passes I realize that fewer things in life are relative and that most of the gray areas of life are imagined. Most things truly are either/or; good or bad; black or white. Nothing is separate from anything else, not our business, our family, politics, or our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Life is simple when we follow a worthy leader. Peace, joy, contentment, and security are ours if we remain focused and committed. Simple faith in the person of Jesus Christ allows us to boldly live without fear. The world is a mess. No news there, right? In print and in person I hope to share messages that help readers find simplicity as Christians, horse lovers, and citizens where complexity and confusion presently reign.
Simply put, the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our life. I cashed my first paycheck over forty years ago. From the concession stand at the local ice rink to a career as a business consultant and motivational speaker, to living my lifelong dream as a National and World Champion breeder, trainer, and judge of horses – relationships have always been at the center of my world. Some were disastrous, some true blessings.
In all things I try to bring concepts of faith that overcome fear, a promise Christ made to us in John 16:33. Regardless of whether a relationship brought laughter or tears, each one taught me a lesson. My most influential teachers were friends, family, business adversaries, dogs, and horses. We learn from our failures. We rejoice in shared successes.
Truth applies in all situations, and what I learned in marketing, customer service, and leadership transitioned naturally to my work with horses in the late 1980′s. Customers brought me problem horses, horses they wanted campaigned as show horses, stallions to stand to the public, or a desire to find that special prospect for pleasure or show.
In 1999, my husband and I moved from Arizona to the Weatherford, TX area to breed high-end reining and cutting quarter horse prospects. Of course, the barn ended up full of training horses as well. It was a great privilege to judge horses both in the US and Europe, and I hold a lifetime certification as an equine appraiser. Major changes in the horse economy led us to began selling our broodmares in 2005 and I retired from the commercial horse world in 2007.
Freedom to voice an opinion is always tied to a responsibility to act. In 1988 I ran for public office earning nearly 60,000 votes, but lost the general election to a prominent billionaire’s son. Politics is like Pandora’s Box. Once you open it you can never return to being blissfully ignorant.
Seeking connections with readers, I share illustrations drawn from time served as an introverted pre-teen, an extroverted teen, a figure skater, a college drop out living in an unfinished basement, a non-traditional college graduate, a successful business consultant and professional speaker, an abused wife, a cherished wife of going on thirty years, an anti-politician in politics, a community leader, a greener-than-green horse owner, a National and World Champion equine professional, a horse trainer, and as a child of God.
In 2011 I realized the dream of a lifetime. My husband and I built a barn we share with our horses and dogs. It took me more than three decades of success to finally get to live in the barn, but I made it!