We Are

We are because Christ created us. We love only because Christ loved us. We live only because Christ died for us.

Romans 15:13
"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope , through the power of the Holy Ghost."



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trust and Obey

  1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
    What a glory He sheds on our way!
    While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
    And with all who will trust and obey.
    • Refrain:
      Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
      To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
  2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
    But His smile quickly drives it away;
    Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
    Can abide while we trust and obey.
  3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
    But our toil He doth richly repay;
    Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
    But is blessed if we trust and obey.
  4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
    Until all on the altar we lay;
    For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
    Are for them who will trust and obey.
  5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
    Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
    What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
    Never fear, only trust and obey.
This has been the tune of my life lately. So many things lay ahead that seem impossible that all I can do is trust and obey. My heart continually asks "God, why?" He always gently says "Just trust me child. You don't need to know everything. I have more planned for you than you could ever imagine! Just, Trust!"
     Each day I wake up and I go out to feed the animals and take care of them. I fulfill my duties as Barn Manager and Head Wrangler for the day. Ride the horses, clean, if given the chance I have a girl come and ride. But at the end of the day I question what my purpose is here. I have begun to love the teens at Young Life on Tuesedays. And I am beginning to feel at home with the Young Adults that I work with. Yet I still feel a void that I cannot seem to fill. Daily I ask God to show me what to do and how to do it.
    I do not apologize for this not so happy post because this is where I'm truly at. I don't want to put on a face that all is well because it's isn't always a bed of roses. Thank fully we have a God that we can trust and obey for He DOES know what's going on.
     Thank you all for your continued prayers. I appreciate them all so very much.
Things to continue prayer for:
- The teens at Young Life
- The Young Life Leaders
- I desperatley need a vehicle
- The development of our riding program
- Remoleding of our barn
- Horses came Safe on the 8th
- Open House went well and we made $50+ towards the remoleding
- I have one commited rider who wants to learn and do things

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rainbows and Rain Clouds

 The seasons have changed and Summer has said its goodbye (::::sniff sniff::) and Fall has yelled it's hello. bursting our world into vibrant colors, crisp smells, fall parties of apple cider, apple pie, pumpkins and fellowship.  It is a fun and invigorating time of year. In the same way God takes us through seasons to make us come closer to Him. During the past week God has taken me through a small winter and taken me into a summer filled with small rain storms but the best part is that He sends a rainbow to brighten my day! Some of these rainbows are that we were able to purchase a round pen!! Two He sent us a christian farrier who knows of MMR and is friends with some alumni! Three my horse and a new horse is coming on Friday!!!
 A small rainstorm that happened yesterday is that we had to euthanize one of our senior horses. He was very old and wasn't able to keep weight on for multiple reasons. He would not have made it through the winter so we humanly put him to rest yesterday. Even though he died we have the rainbow of that he is no longer suffering and we now have room for more horses. 
  Throughout this week God has been challenging me to continually talk to Him and glorify Him in all things.  The circumstances I have been presented with have given me the choice to live in Christ, seek His will, and shine for Him. To be in the world but not of it. Whether it be with the movies I watch, the speech that comes out of my mouth, or what I listen too. Slowly, I am learning to build my foundation on Christ more securely without having someone else's rules for me to follow. I am called to seek truth always!
 I have officially moved into my apartment that is adjoined to the house! I have a roommate named Eva and she has been such a blessing! We have revamped the entire place painting and remodeling it to make it "ours" :)

  This weekend we have our annual open house for the goat dairy and I am in charge of a fundraiser for our program. So, how would I do that? Pony Rides!!!! :) It will be an experience to run it instead of just helping but I'm excited. We are raising money in order to build stalls in our barn so we have enough housing for 9 horses, a tack room, feed room etc.
   I want to thank everyone who has been praying as I cherish them! Keep praying as we have a long road before we are in full swing.
- Round pen for training
- Moved into my apartment and painting it 
- Christian friends 

- Safe Transport of horses on Friday
- Open house over the weekend
- We will raise money to revamp the barn
- A vehicle for me to be able to make runs to town, haul horses, and do farm work