Jesus Archive

Have you met Jesus?

Numerous historical sources recount the activity and death of a man named Jesus from Nazareth. His family is known. His friends are known. A continual record spanning two millennia has consistently carried the story forward. Have you met Jesus? Some might consider that a silly question – or worse. If such a man lived it was
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

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

How to repair problems in marriage, parenting, horses, and your walk with Christ

Problems aren’t ruining your relationships; the problems within your relationships are causing your problems. “I found Christ, now what?” Many folks silently ask this question days, weeks, or years after accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Similar questions may have occurred to you about marriage, having children, or while contemplating the hairy half-ton of equine attitude
Category: Christian Horse Training

Celebrating Halloween in 1517

In the very early 1960's Halloween meant little more than a costume party at school and cupcakes if October 31st fell during the week. In the greater Detroit area later in the '60s kids who were too old to beg for candy exchanged ringing doorbells for goodies for a little bit of mischief the night
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How does faith eliminate fear? Practice. Practice. Practice.

Fear floods in when faith runs out. Some people think you can study, listen, or think your way into faith. It doesn't work that way. The Bible contains the entire foundation, method, and "secrets" of finding faith to overcome all fear. The problem lies in the application of those concepts. Simple and Easy are not necessarily
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

Relationship Triangles and Team Building

It is not possible to have the same simple relationship with another person you can with a horse. Few people have enough insight and wisdom to objectively evaluate their own thoughts, actions, and motivation much less those of someone else. As soon as two or more people enter into a relationship blender it starts getting
Category: Christian Horse Training

Zimmerman Verdict – Justice Denied and Justice Served

George Zimmerman's acquittal is either a travesty of justice or justice served depending on who you are and the world you live in. Yes, the world you live in. I'm not referring to the issue of whether anyone in particular lives in the real world or one of their delusions, but indeed which actual world. "I
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