Finding the Answer to Bullying

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 theContinue reading “Finding the Answer to Bullying”

ABCs of Relationships

  The beautiful depths of life require connection with others.  God created humanity for relationship.  Much of our culture today draws us away from deep connection with others–but the longing never leaves us.  It is the design God wove into humanity. Part of the plans for Heartsong Ministry include using horses (and other animals, inContinue reading “ABCs of Relationships”

Celebrating Heartsong’s Sir Barnabas

Sir Barnabas of Chester is ONE year old!  He is an ‘abundant life’ dog for sure.  Named in honor of Barnabas in Scripture, his destiny is to become an encourager.  His first year of life has been one of expressing himself and learning to be part of a family. And in doing that, he encouragesContinue reading “Celebrating Heartsong’s Sir Barnabas”

Walking with the Leader!

Walking with Scout certainly taught me many lessons.  Walking with Scout, Cooper and Barnabas has continued the process.  Personalities, self-centeredness, leadership and unity are three major challenges we tackle every time we go out for a walk.  Trying to walk 150+ pounds of dog is helping me walk out the requirements of God as statedContinue reading “Walking with the Leader!”

Heartsong Pets – Building Trust

The foundation of obedience is trust.  In our first session of Heartsong Pet Dog Training, we built on this truth: Obedience to the call of God requires that we trust Him more than we trust ourselves.   In that first session, we covered basic obedience training concepts: Responding to name – a call to Attention Exercising impulseContinue reading “Heartsong Pets – Building Trust”