Category Archives: Horses (and other animals)

The Zookeeper’s Wife – Movie Discussion

The Zookeeper’s Wife is based on the true story of a Polish zookeeper, Jan, and his wife Antonina. It’s the story of their zoo and the animals and the people that they cared for during World War II. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Horses (and other animals), Inspiring People, Movies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dogs and B****es

I worked at a wonderful camp one summer that specialized in inner-city youth, Kids Across America. At that time, it was all the rage for the guys to refer to each other as “dogs”. “What’ up, dog?!” “Naw, dog.” (That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Commentary, Horses (and other animals), Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Learned from a Hawk

The other day I decided at the last minute to go somewhere I hadn’t planned on going. It’s not so important where I went, other than the fact that it wasn’t my plan to do so, but more like I … Continue reading

Posted in Divine Encounters, Encouragement, Horses (and other animals), Object lesson, Relationship with God | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flash in Time

This one, this sweet, love of my life… I’ve had him since the day he was born. Mom says it was in 1990. I don’t remember. I’m not a date person. I know I was young. We raised each other, … Continue reading

Posted in Horses (and other animals) | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Significance of the Soul

When two very different movie previews aired back to back with a common theme between them, it launched Shepherd Project into a discussion of the soul. Does the soul actually exist? What is the soul? When does it come into … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Commentary, Horses (and other animals), Movies, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mirror Horse

I have these two darling girls that come out for horse lessons.  One is very quiet and relaxed.  The other is a little more type A…  It’s interesting to watch them ride and to see how each of them alternately … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Horses (and other animals), Object lesson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Like a Dog on a Leash…

I have been reading in 1 Corinthians lately, and when I was writing this post about Sweet Pea, I came across a picture which illustrated something I had been reading in 1 Corinthians—so here I go again, writing about my … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, Encouragement, Horses (and other animals), Object lesson, Relationship with God | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Can’t Hear You

Sweet Pea and I have been together for a long time now, 16 years to be exact.  In fact, I nearly gave her a “Sweet Sixteen” party, just because her birthday falls right around Valentine’s day and it would have … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Horses (and other animals), Object lesson, Relationship with God | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Beautiful things…

If you’ve seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, then you’ll surely remember it—that scene on the mountain, waiting for the beautiful and mysterious snow leopard to appear.  Sean tells Walter, “beautiful things don’t ask for attention.”  It’s such a … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Commentary, Encouragement, Horses (and other animals), Movies, Object lesson | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

My Horse Teaches a Leader about Leadership

I took a friend and his family riding horses over Thanksgiving.  He’s always had a closet dream of being a cowboy, but never had the opportunity to ride beyond nose to tail walking trail rides.  It was so much fun … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Horses (and other animals), Links, Object lesson | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment