Learning About Christian Character from a Horse

Horses and Owners By May 14, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Everyone is wonderful some of the time. Few people are delightful all the time. Authentic character is expressed in hard times, not days of leisure. It’s easy to be kind and agreeable when circumstances are kind and agreeable. Apply the thumb screws and our true nature is revealed. Tribulation tears away the shroud of pretense. Gray horses played pivotal roles…

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What To Do When You or Your Horse is Frustrated, Acting Out, or Emotional

Horses and Owners By April 14, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

There are times in relationship when you must step back. Get hold of yourself. Return eyes of accusation from whomever is bugging you to the mirror – and settle. Horses push your buttons. Like people. Sometimes it’s purposeful, but it’s usually a simple emotional reaction to what’s happening. Telling your horse, child, friend, or acquaintance to “Trust me” is never…

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Social Media Exposes the True State of the Heart

Victorious Christian Living By April 9, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Fifty years ago I was a figure skater. During a practice session, I landed a small jump just as another skater did hers. In case you’re not familiar with skating, jump take-offs are planned; landings are estimated. Our paths crossed, and my super-sharp skate blade lacerated her calf, leaving a scar. It wasn’t anyone’s fault, and neither she nor her…

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“God’s Plan for Wellness” by Kathleen LeSage

Book Reviews By April 4, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Who isn’t concerned about wellness? Wouldn’t you like to know how Kathleen LeSage went from chunky child to beauty pageant winner, to 240-pound office worker, to finding the secret to health and wellness?  I did. Especially when she gave credit to God. LeSage, co-owner of a “top wellness retreat”, writes well with an engaging voice, but offers generalities. I expected…

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The Truth about Truth

Victorious Christian Living By March 9, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

The world is nuts. Maybe you’ve noticed. Nothing is simple. Everything is relative. Gender is uncertain and few agree on when life begins. Hogwash. It’s not that difficult. Eradicate the propaganda and deceptive voices and the truth becomes clear. The truth is constant. The truth is ageless. And truth determines your address in eternity. God is found behind one of…

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Putting God’s Verbs into Action

Victorious Christian Living By March 2, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Guest post by my dear friend, Jo Passmore. When I was nine I became saved. The printed message that gripped me was one that spoke of Hell in no uncertain terms.  That kind of message isn’t in vogue today and few people understand the impact a pamphlet like that can have, especially on a nine-year-old. But the years that followed…

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Simplicity Note #15 – “Wherever you are, be all there.”

Simplicity Notes By February 21, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

“Am I doing enough? Am I making a difference?” Maybe you’re not making as big an impact in your present circumstances as you’d like. But at least you’re there. Common sense make it clear that you make no impact at all where you are not. Your best option is to be the most, wherever you are. This pleases God. “Wherever…

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Rising Victoriously from the Ashes of Your History

Victorious Christian Living By February 16, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

This is a guest post from my dear friend Jo Passmore. We’ve traveled years and miles together, both buffeted and blessed by the Lord. May her wit and wisdom help you rise from the ashes of your own history, stronger for the experience. Remember, God wastes nothing. Jo writes: I am sending a thought I had written quite awhile ago. I…

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Speed Control – How to Train Your Horse to Slow Down

Horses and Owners By February 14, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Bucking and bolting are always unwanted horse behaviors. No matter the reason, it’s not pretty when your horse pitches a fit or streaks off at warp nine. Speed control is a beautiful thing. Horses have to learn it. Which means you may have to teach it. This article explains how to teach, not how to rehabilitate horses with deeply ingrained…

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“Drinking from my Saucer” – Perfectly Simple Prayer of Gratitude

Victorious Christian Living By February 8, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

An elderly man in a motorized chair sat at the head of the Thanksgiving table. Contentment wasn’t a gift he’d enjoyed in the first eighty-four years of life. He honestly could do almost anything. Name any skill – he probably had it. Which peeved a bunch of folks, and often left him a miserable person to be around. If he…

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