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How to live as a Christian in a pagan world. A place to affirm truth, grow faith, and polish your spiritual armor.

Unanswered Prayer? Try Reframing Your Question

Does God answer your questions? I admit, I don’t ask very many questions, but when I do, I usually get an answer. There isn’t a preferred answer because my questions usually ask for guidance or information about weather. One morning I asked and didn’t get an answer. Nada. Nothing. In our ranching days, weather was a big deal. Fertilizer was

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12 best stewardship quotes and commentary about God, people, horses, dogs, and stuff

12 Stewardship Quotes – God, People, Critters, and Stuff

Ask any horse or dog to describe the greatest gift and you’ll get the same answer; a forever home and the love of someone special. But that’s not always possible. Trainers welcome horses into their barns and send them home. Foster children move in and move on. Lives, health, and financial circumstances change. Whether a horse, child, or automobile stays

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The Difference Between Excuses and Explanations

Being excused removes culpability; offering an excuse isn’t the same thing. If my gale-force sneeze catches you directly between the eyes, you may excuse (forgive) me if I was totally caught off guard. I’m guilty as a cat caught with a parakeet feather between her teeth, but I’m far more embarrassed than you are annoyed. What if you’re the victim

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From Pressure to Perfect Peace – Horses and Christians

Horses learn from the release of pressure, when intrusions into their experiential space disappear by an action the horse controls. Imagine your horse responding to nothing but your thought, the ultimate result of the soft yield to a rein, leg, or rope. Perfect peace is equal parts habit and relationship. Faith builds when the results are instantaneous and consistent. Every

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Quit Comparing Yourself to Others – Focus on the Positive

  How many of you have ever stood on a horse’s back? This picture caught my attention because I can’t do this. The problem isn’t my horses, they’d let me stand on them. I’m the roadblock. “It’s me, I’m the guilty person, the reason my horses aren’t in photos like this one.” It’s easy to compare ourselves to others, usually

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Do Animals Go to Heaven?

Is the Rainbow Bridge something real or a myth than makes losing a loved one easier to bear? The book I’ve always wanted to write (but couldn’t) would answer two very important questions: What happens to animals after they die? Will our most beloved pets be waiting for us on the other side? I’ve researched the issue and prayed about

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Socialism, Equality, and the Garden of Eden

The relative value of socialism and demands for equality or equity dominate politics, academia, and public debate. What few consider is that the conversation began in the Garden of Eden. Reducing God to human level denies His qualities of being other or more than we. Sinful human nature seeks to bring God down to our level rather than being inspired

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Living With Christian Victory in a World that Denies God

The United States is a hot mess of disunity. If you’re not at war with someone over what they think, you’re not in the game. How do you learn what the game is, who sets the rules, or how to choose a winning strategy? How do you realize Christian victory in our post-Christian society? I’ve noticed that the rules keep

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