One Size Does Not Fit All

My donkeys spend their lives on soft pastureland with plenty to eat, which means they need their hooves trimmed every couple of months. Observing my two donkeys during their recent hoof trimming reminded me how there are no “one size fits all” solutions for learning trust. Christian or donkey—admittedly, it’s sometimes difficult to tell the Read More >

Facing the Unknown

Heifers, bulls, twins, breeches, winter storms, health crises, social and political unrest, recession, or depression; so many unknowns, how can I face them all Lord? What I meant to be an encouraging start of the New Year post for all my friends this week suddenly changed direction yesterday with four little words. You-Could-Go-Blind. In the Read More >

Let Us Prepare

For much of my career, the week between CHRISTmas and New Year’s was “shutdown”, a time when only essential tasks were happening around the office. For the most part, maintenance crews painted, repaired, or started construction projects when many employees weren’t around. It was both safer and more efficient that way. As a Capture and Read More >

What Manner Is This…

I’m often amazed at how God uses the ordinary to teach extraordinary lessons. While watering the cattle after feeding, I was enjoying the peaceful view and solitude of the morning’s hush. As the cattle finished up “breakfast” and began moving about, I noticed “Lulu Belle” and “Mavric” coming alongside one another. Knowing she was already Read More >

A Powerful Reminder

Our Cross-Dubya ranch gives many reminders of how much God has blessed my life. The livestock lowing softly through the morning fog reminds me of God’s steadfast protection. Bubba the chocolate lab’s greeting when I open the door leading to the garage, reminds me of God’s enduring love and the loyalty I offer Him. A Read More >

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

One of the blessings of owning your own web site and having a blog is that I have the freedom to post whatever God places on my heart. In the weeks leading up to our uniquely American Thanksgiving holiday, there’s been lots of thankfulness and thinking-ness happening around the Cross-Dubya ranch. So rather than one Read More >

Keeping True

Most farmers I know don’t think in terms of degrees, minutes, and seconds. We don’t much concern ourselves with converting between true and magnetic north, or the angle of declination. Our goal is to plow a straight line and plant a straight row. Most folks who think that a simple task has never driven a Read More >