For Such a Time as This

by Shara Bueler-Repka “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” —Hebrews 11:6. I was getting that restless feeling again. I knew this feeling. It was the same feeling I hadContinue reading “For Such a Time as This”

Pucker Pass

by Shara Bueler-Repka “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”—Proverbs 3:5-6. It was a happy trail. The views were spectacular as the Big Horn Mountains rose from the pristine pines and green meadows. Little patchesContinue reading “Pucker Pass”

Don’t Lose Heart

by Shara Bueler-Repka Analogies of life are everywhere, popping up inconspicuously in the norm of everyday doings. But if we’re watchful, we catch that encouragement of God’s ‘still small voice’ as he helps us along our trail. Here’s an encouraging one that revealed itself as we helped a friend work her family’s cattle in theContinue reading “Don’t Lose Heart”

There’s a Better Way

by Shara Bueler-Repka All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies—Psalm 25:10 The distant mountains disappeared behind white sheets of rain. It didn’t look like it’d hit us, but we threw on our slickers anyway. We mounted up and headed down the first trailContinue reading “There’s a Better Way”

My Opinion Doesn’t Mean a Flyin’ Flip

by Shara Bueler-Repka “Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day”—Psalm 25:4-5. When I was a kid, one of my jobs was to pull weeds. And, boy, did we haveContinue reading “My Opinion Doesn’t Mean a Flyin’ Flip”

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”

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