Do you have any wounds from the battle of life…maybe a battle scar or two? Life is hard and hurts unavoidable. Today, my doves offer us some new insights on wounds. A couple weeks ago, I came home to three wounded doves. There were slashes on their necks and at the top of their wings. … More Dove Notes – Wounded by the Enemy
Welcome Back! If you missed the intro to this little series of lessons from my doves, visit here. The first Dove Note God sent through my doves was this: “I enjoy conversation!” TRUTH: DOVES ARE SOCIAL! Sometimes I will awaken in the middle of the night and hear my doves chattering to one another. Their … More Dove Note – Do you hear me?
A single mention of anything in Scripture ought to be paid attention to. But when there are multiple mentions of any one thing, it seems to me God has something important in mind! It piques my interest. Scripture mentions doves over thirty times. Often the context gives great honor to the dove. The most well-known … More Dove Notes – Intro
This is John, the resident guard mule at the farm where we board our horses, Gretchen & Scooby. Isn’t he gorgeous? His coat glistens; he lives at rapt attention; and he owns the space he occupies. He also detests being handled. John came to the farm that way. The owner tried simply sitting in the … More Chasing Off Demon John
“Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.” Proverbs 4:25 Do you ever struggle to ‘stay the course’ when you have begun a project? I do! Our bulldog, Barnabas fulfilled his role as “Encourager” this week as he set his mind to a task. After receiving a new ‘toy’ – … More Determined!
Ever fight a war with an enemy caused by an enemy you cannot see? We all have—and do. My current battle is a minor but aggravating one: chigger bites. Creatures so tiny, the head of a pin can hold two or three but their poison so vile it literally dissolves skin tissue. At first, they … More Winning in Life!
Horses have been used by mankind for centuries: they have been trained and employed in myriad ways. Horses provide travelers aid, power farmers’ plows, help soldiers fight, carry burdens and manage herds. Parents employ horses to teach children responsibility while building physical and relational skills. Of course, millions simply use horses for pleasure and enjoyment. … More Can Horses Help us Find the Path of Life?
Nearly 80% of school age children say they feel the piercing pain of being bullied. Surprisingly 20% of children admit they are bullies. The answer for both bullies and the bullied is the same: learning the value of each individual. Christians are uniquely qualified to present this message. Believing every person is created in the … More Finding the Answer to Bullying
Anxiety now ranks as the Number One mental health disorder in America. Nearly 20% of the population are being treated for anxiety-related issues…many more receive no treatment or are unaware of the root cause of problems. As Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace, but we can’t always figure out how … More Finding The Answer to Anxiety
My animals often reveal things in my heart that I can easily manage or bury in day-to-day living. Yesterday was Gretchen’s turn to clean out my heart. It was hot and the week had been long and busy. I planned to stop by for a quick pat on the nose and a weight measurement … More Cleaning out the heart