Each autumn as leaves turn gold and burgundy, our conversations and posts turn to gratitude. For friends and family. For health and happy times. As I count my blessings, topping my list are, funnily enough, what I HAVEN’T received. Not only what I’ve been given, but what I’ve be spared from. Amazing graces… I’ve never... Continue Reading →
We are not out of the woods yet.....so to speak, as there are still challenges and opportunities and dangers ahead. As we have been facing a personal shift from the familiar (yes! we are moved!) it is clear that our security must be found not in favourable circumstances or preconceived conditions, but in our dependence... Continue Reading →
"I read this comment on FB the day after Mel died. “God tends to pick a nobody, to become a somebody, in front of EVERYBODY”. That sure sounds like Mel Stevens."
...On one occasion, he laced his fingers to make a platform of sorts for my foot. I stepped onto his hands and he gave me a boost—a big one. Up and over I went, landing on the opposite side of my horse.
"A nagging worry is like a rope drag obstacle in competitive trail events. The longer we drag it, the heavier it seems..."
...I was six years old the first time I put on ice skates. My sisters took me to the arena with a hand-me-down pair of white figure skates...
"God likes to see people do good things as well, but His focus is not on those actions alone it’s on the motivation behind them."
"...It was 6:30 am on a beautiful, Saturday, spring morning. I was taking it all in as I jogged the quiet country road..."
“One final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8. The Bible.
"During my forty years at Teen Ranch, I inherited a spiritual lineage that I am very proud of."
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. …Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Jesus
In 2006, I attended Teen Ranch's open house because I noticed a sign on the side of the road. I ended up meeting Sharon who told me about how she was looking for volunteers to help with the summer camp. I was a high school student looking for volunteer hours, was curious about learning more... Continue Reading →
By Ann Stevens So, how do we find peace? A quick search of Amazon books on the subject of peace generates more than 50,000 results. Needless to say, advice on the topic is prolific. Where do you even start? Through the years, I’ve found peace in one place. Guess where? It has not been by... Continue Reading →
It’s amazing that in the horse world, you can spot beauty and creativityin “functional” places. At the horse show, there's artistry in the jumpcourse design and trail obstacle design. “Bling” customizing everyhorse accessory imaginable – browbands, belts, braids and boots. I believe the capacity to create is the imprint of God – uniquelyhuman. I see... Continue Reading →
By Alyssa Edward If you asked me two months ago what COVID-19 was, I would have no idea, now it’s a household name. It has changed the way we move and act and function (or not function) as a society. It’s changed the things we prioritize and it’s even changed the basic way we live... Continue Reading →
By Paul Robertson - email@example.com Have a digital free zone in your house - one room where no technology is allowed.Buy a digital alarm clock instead of a smartphone.Remove all social media apps and games from you cell phone and only access through your personal computer. It will greatly diminish the number of hours you... Continue Reading →
A medley of horse performance issues stem from the same source – lack of straightness. Anyone driving a horse trailer will tell you that in stopping or backing, you’d better have the rig straight! The same is true with horses. When a horse has his head, neck, shoulders and hips aligned with his line of... Continue Reading →
My Christmas gift request list as a kid was always sports related, as in hockey equipment or a baseball glove. No electric trains, model airplanes or complicated games for me. I was a jock from very young. I really did want a bicycle though. For a couple of years I earned money from the jobs... Continue Reading →