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Adam’s Genealogy—Evidence of the Garden of Eden and the Date of the Flood

Do you believe the Flood really happened? Was there really a Garden of Eden from which God evicted Adam and Eve? How long has mankind been around? Aren’t those questions for archaeologists, anthropologists, and scientists? Not if you believe that God’s Word is true. Biblical genealogies offer precise information and an unexpected glimpse at personal relationships that shine brilliant spotlights

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Getting Older? The Joy of Trading Power for Freedom

My twenty-year old tobacco-colored gelding, Ace, stood quietly while I lumbered up onto a one-step stool carrying the stock saddle I intended to pitch onto his back. Eight out of ten times he steps backwards as soon as I get into launch position, but this day, he was a rock.  Which I especially appreciated as I tightened my core and

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Why Faith and Horse Problems Originate “In the Beginning”

Everything has a beginning, including train tracks, a horse’s skeleton, and God’s Word. What happens to a horse’s soundness and performance and to our relationship with God, depends on starting in the right place and staying on track. Think of a broken leg that healed crooked and twisted because it wasn’t set properly. Walking is painful. Muscles and soft tissues

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How to Be Sure You’ll Meet the Real Jesus

Pastors, academics, friends, and others talk about Jesus—they just don’t talk about the same one. To some He’s the man from Galilee, others call Him Savior and Lord, and others define Him as the greatest pacifist, socialist and guy who loves and saves everyone regardless of their behavior or belief. How do you know which Jesus is the real Jesus?

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Do Children and Horses Mirror Your Mistakes?

Biology isn’t the only criteria for who is or isn’t a mother or father. Raising bold, believing children requires knowledgeable, dedicated, persistent, and God-fearing parents.  Likewise, it takes knowledgeable, dedicated, and persistent owners or trainers to develop confident, reliable horses. The cause of most disobedient or dangerous teenagers is parents who were absent physically, emotionally, or both. Horses without firm,

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Seeing God—What It Means to Be Pure in Heart

Some people don’t want to see God because they don’t believe He exists. Curiously, the people who are most passionate about not believing are the same ones who harbor the greatest doubts.  The rest of us eagerly await the moment when we shall behold Him. One day we’ll meet face-to-face, but for most of us that isn’t today. However, you

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7 Reasons Why God Doesn’t Say “Yes” When You Ask

How often does God give you what you ask for? I don’t have all the answers, but I know that coincidences don’t exist and that it’s possible to improve the odds of getting a “Yes” when you ask God for something. On the walking trail this morning I mentioned something I would like and God delivered it in less than

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Temptation Valley—Danger For the Weary

Struggling against oppressive heat and humidity on my morning walk a few days ago, the forecast high a blistering 105 degrees, I recorded my efforts to move and breathe. One of the most natural human responses when we find ourselves in a pit is to dig a little deeper. So I did. If Satan has a theme song, this is

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