“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.
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…
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 […]
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 going to ask for your opinion since I don’t have an answer to the question.
“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…
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.
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 diminish the spectacular.
Faith in great trials and temptatons is often less than what is required to wash dishes or clean up after the horses or kids ONE MORE TIME. Writing a book can be so boring and tedious that you just want to get it over with in order to move on to something better.
Before doing the most important thing ever done in the history of the world Jesus washed feet. What is the lesson for us?
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 other times aggression is demonstrated by a horse that insists on not only having a vote, but veto power as well.
Specific characteristics of aggressive and assertive people and horses and how to respond to them.
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 or found. But for those in the family of faith a change of perspective lightens the load and reveals a brilliant ray of hope and joy.
What can a herd of wild horses held in a containment corral teach Christians about loss?