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The Aftermath of Winter Rain

Like the gleaming white of ice on the face of freezing bluffs, the hard times of our lives sometimes leaves us with a greater beauty than the easy times. Continue reading

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August Evening

A cool breeze on an August evening brings a refreshing change to day’s ending. Continue reading

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Green Pastures

Have you ever felt as happy as a horse in new pasture? Well, good for you!! Could others tell? Then, double-good! Continue reading

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Evening Grazing

It’s not the power of the fence but the choice of the horse that keeps him in the field… where he is safe and well-fed. Boundaries do not bind us; they protect us. Continue reading

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From Weed to Flower

Funny how blooms turn weeds into wildflowers, isn’t it? Continue reading

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Praying for Rain on a Lord’s Day Evening

I lie awake
a little past ten,
still praying for rain,
even while watching the lightning Continue reading

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Taking a Stand

I had thought it was a completely rational idea to have the horses keep the grass “mowed” on the state right-of-way. It would save gas, give the horses extra grazing they needed and, in the long run, save me time. So I put up a temporary extension fence down by the highway. Continue reading

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Extending the Pasture

We work along the eastern edge, cutting back the branches and bushes that have pushed out into the field. With one horse and good rains, this small pasture would be large enough. But in the strange dry and chill of … Continue reading

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Rest That Works

Even while we may continue in the midst of work, God often brings some sort of change that eases our burden. Continue reading

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Fencing the Horse Pasture

The man who works with me
is not here because of pay or promise
but because of friendship, Continue reading

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