Friday, January 7, 2011

At Rest

Happy New Year everyone! Praying your 2011 is full of God's blessings. We are enjoying our season of rest here at the ranch. We do miss the sounds of the kids being here and the energy that they bring, but we have learned how very valuable this time is, both for the horses and for us. It's so pretty outside this morning with the snowfall, so I thought I would snap some shots of the horses and share them with you.

Although we physically have a lighter load through the winter months, we are almost always thinking, planning or praying about the next season. We have had several people inquire about spending their summer here and are excited for what we know God will provide. We ask that you pray with us and for us as we discern God's plan for the coming season and prepare to carry it out. We cannot overemphasize the importance of prayer support for this ministry. Without it, we will crumble. We would love to say that shepherding a ministry is all happy and cozy and that it always flows smoothly, but the reality is that there is intense spiritual warfare at times. Jesus experienced it and we cannot expect to escape it. I wonder what it would look like if we could actually see what is happening in the heavenly realms as your prayers go up and evil is defeated! So...please, please continue to lift this ministry up before the Father.


Hadassah (Ruby to the left)



"the herd"
(minus Ruby)
For all of you who supported us in ANY way through 2010....THANK YOU!! We look forward to spring with much anticipation. It is a great privilege to serve the beautiful kids and adults that God brings our way each year. We can't wait to say hello to old friends and meet some amazing new ones.
If you gave financially to the ranch, your receipt for your tax-deductible donation will be mailed out to you in the next few weeks. If for any reason you need to receive it sooner, please email us at and we can fax or mail it out earlier.
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Jesus Christ throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."
Ephesians 3:20-21