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A Future and a Hope

by Shara Bueler-Repka “For I know the thoughts [plans] I have for you,” declares the Lord, “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”—Jeremiah 29:11.  I felt like I’d been sucker-punched. And then I felt like throwing up. My husband, Bruce and I left my horse, Nocona, atContinue reading “A Future and a Hope”

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Tools on the Tool Belt

by Shara Bueler-Repka The old farmhouse took on new life. Built in 1919, the family had remodeled it several times. Now, workers again buzzed around the place, getting it ready for permanent residency. The piney smell of sawdust and the high-pitched whine of the table saw brought back fond memories of my own days inContinue reading “Tools on the Tool Belt”

Remember the Poppies

by Shara Bueler-Repka I stared at the American Flag-draped casket in front of me, not wanting to embrace the cold hard reality that my dad was gone. My dad, so vibrant and full of life, feisty and yet kind, lay silent in a steel gray box. It seemed only yesterday that we embarked on oneContinue reading “Remember the Poppies”

The Wealth of El Chimi

by Shara Bueler-Repka I was 16 when my youth group bumped across the border into Baja California. An old Catholic church sat just over the United States’ line—our base camp for the next week. We unloaded our gear from the bus and threw our sleeping bags and duffles on the floor. We girls began theContinue reading “The Wealth of El Chimi”

A Change of Scenery

by Shara Bueler-Repka We rolled toward our destination with a big question mark looming above us. Where did God want us? My husband, Bruce and I live on the road full-time with our horses and music ministry, traveling to wherever the Lord sends us. But sometimes discerning His destination isn’t so easy. A good friendContinue reading “A Change of Scenery”