Strength in the Struggle

by Shara Bueler-Repka “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing”—James 1:2-4. I’ve never seen a cow give birth from start to finish. I usually comeContinue reading “Strength in the Struggle”

I Did It My Way … BAD Idea!

by Shara Bueler-Repka “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him”— James 1: 5. The Lord speaks to us in many ways: His Word (the Bible), dreams, visions, a “still small voice,” and on the rare occasion,Continue reading “I Did It My Way … BAD Idea!”

The Lost Trail

“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”—Isaiah 43:19. As I hit the trails to ride, I’m sure the Lord is grinning while shouting,“Dispatch!” to His backcountry angels. “Riding out” for manyContinue reading “The Lost Trail”

Trust for the Trail

by Shara Bueler-Repka I focused on the path in front of us and kept my seat centered as my horse Nocona and I rode along the narrow trail. The steep mountainside rose above us, and Nocona’s hooves ambled inches from the plummeting precipice falling away. As his hoof sunk into a soft part of theContinue reading “Trust for the Trail”

“Back to the Scene of the Crime”

by Shara Bueler-Repka The sun shown brightly and the cool breeze drifted through our camp near Ft. Stanton, New Mexico—a pleasant day to stroll across the trailhead to drain our portable black water tank at the dump station. As we worked, I casually watched our Boys (aka our horses) from across the clearing. Then myContinue reading ““Back to the Scene of the Crime””

The Art of the Ear: When God Speaks

by Shara Bueler-Repka “But whoever listens to Me will dwell safely and will be secure, without fear of evil”— Proverbs 1: 33. Giving God our ear. Hmmmmm. What does that look like? How does God speak to us? Many ask this. For me, His voice has different “sounds”: He gives a strong impression in myContinue reading “The Art of the Ear: When God Speaks”

You Can’t Shoot a Gopher ‘Til You See Its Head

by Shara Bueler-Repka “You can’t shoot a gopher ‘til you see its head.” These are the words the Lord spoke to me as I reflected on this strange and chaotic year of 2020. God in His sense of humor, got His point across. This, along with the vision he had given me of a woundContinue reading “You Can’t Shoot a Gopher ‘Til You See Its Head”

Are We Ready When He Answers?

by Shara Bueler-Repka Last month, my husband Bruce and I received a call from our friend, Steve, to sing/minister at a cowboy camp in New Mexico. We would be traveling with our living quarters horse trailer and our two horses from south central Texas to the mountain backcountry in New Mexico. We immediately jumped onContinue reading “Are We Ready When He Answers?”

He Knows Your Name

by Shara Bueler-Repka I knew what we were here to do, and I was all in. Nevertheless, I had a bit of the willies—butterflies happily head-butted in my gut. We walked across the parking lot toward the mall. I don’t like the mall. I don’t like to shop. I don’t like the city. And myContinue reading “He Knows Your Name”

Wild Horses and Storms

by Shara Bueler-Repka “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”—Psalm 46:1. Wild horses! Just the thought of spotting them sent me trotting to the barn. It took me no time at all to saddle my horse, Nocona. To be quite honest, I really didn’t think I’d see anything, as theseContinue reading “Wild Horses and Storms”

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