How to Gain Self Control

By |October 9th, 2016|

God says that we can have self control along with other cool and useful virtues. How do we know that?

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control….Galatians 5:22 -23


To which spirit does this verse refer?

The Holy Spirit.


Who or what is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is […]

Noble IS as Noble DOES – Part Two

By |October 9th, 2016|

Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.

Psalm 141:3

When we moved our little pesky donkey to the pasture with the longhorns, we knew it would be better for everyone. Not only would the miniature horses stop getting blamed for their reactive behavior to his chronic pestering, […]

Noble IS as Noble DOES

By |October 7th, 2016|

You have to be a friend, to have a friend.
We have a miniature donkey whose name is Noble. While he is extremely affectionate with children and adults, he struggles to get along with horses and cattle. This has grown into a sad situation, because Noble only spends a fraction of his time with humans. He […]

Four Young Hands – A Poetic Approach to Home Building

By |January 10th, 2015|

Four young hands pressed against two old windows.

Four eyes looking,


two hearts pondering,


Two small, feathered foul, joyfully darting back and forth, singing and singing to each other with calls.

Under the carport.

Into the pickup’s back side.

Disappearing into small openings, atop and inside

the metal, truck-bed walls went the very small birds with the calls.

One bright-child’s eye catches a […]

Edges of Memories – Fading Sunsets

By |December 17th, 2014|

“Hello Gorgeous! Where have you been all my life?” Is the greeting our little copper-colored therapy horse gets from one of the gentlemen we visit at a memory-care facility here in Georgetown, Texas.

It is amazing to witness the resident’s transformation as “Goodness” approaches him wearing reindeer antlers and a red cape, which is of course […]

Lessons from Mercy

By |December 14th, 2014|

I went out to feed my two little therapy horses-in-training this morning. The three-year-old, Goodness, doesn’t know she’s little at all. In fact, she has about convinced the full-sized horse next door that she is just as tall by the way she struts around and shakes her mane in the wind.

The yearling, Mercy, only knows […]