Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Every once and a while something happens in our lives that changes our perspectives to see things more clearly. For just a while afterwards life is more vibrant. I want to share a few of these experiences I've had.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of taking my little sister (Hilary) down to Quarter Horse Congress in
. She was participating in a national public speaking contest. Back in April of 2010 she won the state competition earning her a spot to compete at this contest. Columbus Ohio
Hilary’s speech was entitled “Horses Helping to Heal Hearts,” speaking to how horses are used in peoples lives to impact them in positive ways. Many of these people are troubled (gang youth, prisoners, and girls with eating disorders and people with anger problems).
One of the stories that Hilary tells in her speech, is actually about me. She gives a brief description of how God used horses is my life to direct me off the bad path I was on, and toward the path that He had for me. I was one of those kids with severe anger issues, but the Lord used large amounts of time around the gentle nature of the horse accompanied by people who invested in me to completely transform my life.
Hearing Hilary’s speech was a great reminder to me of how God is at work in each one of our lives. Each of us has a story to tell. A story of God’s grace and work in our lives. I think that our story can be one of the best tools to share the hope that we have in Christ. Just look at the story God tells through the Israelites!
My little sister is telling part of my story, and I wonder how often I have even thought to share it. If we don’t tell our stories who will, and how will people ever meet Jesus!