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What is my Purpose?

Christians have asked, worried, and fretted over this question for two thousand years. Many are impatient and ready to march right out to serve God. But, how? Here's some insight into God's answer.
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

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

The Warm Up – Ask “amiss” and you may hurt something…

When you finally discover that the answer to a question or dilemma you’ve puzzled or fretted over for years was embarrassingly simple was your response “Awright!” followed by a victorious imaginary high-five or “What an idiot” followed by a brief indulgent moment of self-disgust? Everyone knows the necessity of a proper warm up. Who would suggest
Category: Christian Horse Training

Christmas – The Gift that Made the Impossible Possible

God does not call us to celebrate Christmas. God calls us to love His Son. As mature trees gradually exchange their lush green mantles of summer for autumn masterpieces of red, purple, and gold the tenor of the world begins to change. The clamor over back-to-school shopping, the World Series, Texas high school football, and the
Category: Daily Inspiration

A Double-Edged Sword – Are you an embarrassment to God?

Self-consciousness has two faces in every man, woman, and child. Like intertwined theatrical masks, one side is good and the other not. Human embarrassment produces positive transformation in some but reflects a heart of spiritual darkness in the other. The ability to be conscious of self is one way people are created in God’s image. Humans
Category: Daily Inspiration

Foundational Book of Christian Horse Training FREE on Kindle – Never Before Offered

Amazing Grays, Amazing Grace, the foundational book of our message, our ministry, and Christian Horse Training is FREE today and tomorrow in Kindle format. [Offer good October 7 and 8, 2013.] Please take advantage of this offer and share it with friends in Bible Study, the barn, at school, at work, and with family members. As
Category: Christian Horse Training

Relationship Role Models for Christians and Horse Owners

No great relationships happen by accident or luck. Regularly people say to Baber or me, “Oh, if only I had a horse like Bo. You are so lucky.” Others may ask if he is for sale; they want what I have. The truth is they don’t want Bo per se; they want a relationship with their
Category: Christian Horse Training
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