Three Months

It’ll be exactly three months tonight. Three months since that call came in and changed my life and myself forever. A lot has happened in those three months. A lot more has changed than just me; a lot has moved. But all of it has moved in one direction. The right one. Deeper. Further. Higher. […]

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Perfect Love

While there are many things that just don’t scare me anymore since I helped to load a friend dying from a violent, criminal act into a helicopter, generalised anxiety has taken advantage of my bruised psyche from time to time lately. I have no idea what I am fearing; all I know is that I […]

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Unexpected Lessons

There’s a lot about grief that I didn’t expect. The five stages you read about make it seem so simple, predictable. Like you’ll just plod on from one to the next, finally popping out of Acceptance with a whole and happy heart, and carry on with your life as if nothing ever happened. It’s not […]

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Silence in the Storm

I can’t seem to stop grieving. Every time someone asks, “Did you hear about that girl…?” I feel more hurt and more angry when I have to respond, “I was on the scene. She was my friend.” But God will work all things for the good of those that love Him. Already He is working […]

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Equivest Show and More

Y’all. My God? He’s amazing. Every time I enter a dressage show I feel vaguely guilty about spending time and money on something that isn’t expressly helping other people. I know, intellectually, that God wouldn’t have sent me Faith, or made my scruffy homebred really quite talented, if He wanted me to stop. I know […]

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The Evidence of Things Not Seen

Hebrews 11 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. 3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything […]

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Why We Don’t Quit

(After Internet-related trouble, I’m back at last! Update on the horsies to follow.) I’ve seen so many people come and go from the things I love. Not just kids in the riding school, but people who wanted to devote themselves to something, then eventually… didn’t. In our culture, quitting has become socially acceptable. We’re practically […]

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