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Best-selling Christian author, World and National Champion horse breeder and trainer. Lover of simple things, being a daughter of the King of Kings, and sharing this amazing journey with other women of a "certain age."

Transforming Evils into Bouquets: Posy-Plucking

Victorious Christian Living By July 21, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Ring-a-round the Rosie, A pocketful of posies… I pick bouquets of posies several times a day. You’ll note from the photo that my posies aren’t soft, fragrant, or belong anywhere near my pocket. Ouch! I’d love to rarely see them; discovery an unusual occurrence. Never would be better. Little evils sneak in no matter how hard you work to eliminate…

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Chasing Tribulation, or How I Got Bucked Off My Treadmill

Horses and Owners, Victorious Christian Living By July 18, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Most of you understand bucking. Lots of horse folks know what it’s like to look up from the ground wondering, “What happened? I walk on the treadmill every day without incident. Until last Monday. One moment I was upright and the next I lay crumpled on our garage’s cement floor. The first sign something was amiss was the unexpected noise…

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The Doer of Good

Book Reviews, Victorious Christian Living By July 18, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

There isn’t enough time to do all I want or read every wonderful word composed by great minds and hearts. I’m up to my second rib in a new manuscript, working to say more with fewer words. This short story by Oscar Wilde popped up in my research and blew me away. So, of course, I wanted to share it…

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Are You Content?

Victorious Christian Living By July 7, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

My arena is growing. The process is disruptive, time-consuming, expensive, frustrating, and exciting. Part of the old fence is gone and the new location is marked. Change is constant. Being content amid change is a gift of grace. Contentment is owning where you are. More certain than taxes is change. Today is not a carbon copy of yesterday. “Groundhog Day”…

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Why Teenagers Don’t Talk About Their Faith or Feelings

Victorious Christian Living By July 6, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Why don’t more teens talk about faith and feelings? Research suggests they can’t. Conclusions reached in the National Study of Youth and Religion are sharply disturbing. How well does your teen-ager communicate? Whether it’s your child or a grandchild, do you enjoy emotion-rich conversation? Can you snuggle together in the parlor with a cup of tea and talk about faith, family,…

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Rethinking the Use of Pressure in Horse Training

Horses and Owners By June 21, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

For the first time, Journey backed with impulsion and perfect form yesterday. Woo-hoo! It’s hard to believe we rescued him almost three years ago because some lessons come s-l-o-w-l-y. His success yesterday was like a piece of birthday cake. (I love cake.) A moment worth savoring. Journey’s back up was pretty. Cadenced. Straight. Hocks and hindquarters engaged. With the diagonal…

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Pretty Doesn’t Ride

Horses and Owners By June 12, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Pretty alone doesn’t ride. Pretty isn’t a reliable indicator of ability, heart, character, or trainability. Neither is a great hip, but it’s a better bet than an attractive head if you want to do any of the funner things with a horse. Gallop across meadows. Chase cows. Climb mountains. Run fast and shoot balloons. Enjoy play days or competitions. As…

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Every Horse Trainer is Guilty of This

Horses and Owners By May 30, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Horse trainers are human, falling into the trap of thinking we’re always right. Horses are an amazing gift from God. They treat us precisely as we deserve, unless they show us grace. Horses lift you higher than you can go on your own. They tattle on you when you lose concentration or react to changes you don’t know you make. …

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Does it Really Matter if the Bible is 100% Accurate?

Uncategorized By May 23, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

The Bible is old. Not as old as it’s content – but it’s old. When something has been translated so many times and into so many languages, reasonable folks might assume it contains a few errors. If there are, does it really matter? Let’s consider the question from two angles. One, a Christian blogger. The other, the Chicago Statement on…

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Do You Worry You’re Not Doing Enough?

Victorious Christian Living By May 22, 2018 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Like many of you, sometimes I wonder if I’m doing enough. For the Lord, for my family, for the horses, as a good steward, and as a writer. I haven’t posted much since the last newsletter. This month’s list of articles is uncomfortably short. Have I let you down? Shirked? What happened? Life. Fiction writers dream up stories, mysteries, and…

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