“Lord, please remind me to keep looking into the mirror of my life so I reflect who You created me to be.” - Rebecca E. Ondov
Everyone should read this book, even if you’re not a fan of horses. It is broken up into several different stories that are all true. Each one definitely has its own intense plot and lesson to be learned. Just as a reader, I have already gained a bunch of confidence and I’m not even halfway through yet. It takes place in the state of Montana where even in June, the mountains are still covered with snow and there’s torrential downpours, but views that are to die for. The author of this book and true stories is a woman who has a deep passion for horses and her God, and in this book she shares how the horse and God are very similar in many ways....
I always wondered why I felt so connected to God whenever I’m around a horse. Horses, too, are a passion of mine. This passion came later in life and I believe it’s still not a passion to fully unfold just yet, but I also totally believe that it will unfold in the right timing, in God’s timing...and oh what a glorious day that will be!
You guys, I just want to take a moment and brag on what God has done for me and my family....
We (especially me) went through what felt like an eternity to us before reaching this part of our destination....and yet, here we are, living our dream!
I remember earnestly praying all day, every day for this exact moment. Sometimes I prayed with confidence and other times with mere faith. In fact, I remember praying about this as I was driving to work one day (as I did most days), and I remember declaring that we would have our house built AND I would be able to be a stay at home Mom at the same time. I declared it about 2 years ago. I declared that we would be able to live in our new house and that I would become a stay at home mom at the beginning of the summer in 2 years time....and here we are in our new home and I have had the crazy blessing of being a stay at home mom, and it all started at the beginning of this Summer AND right in the middle of a pandemic, might I add.
Did I still have doubts creep in within those 2 years of declaration? Oh, heck yes! In fact, we came very close to selling the land because of the constant setbacks, BUT, no matter how depressing it got, we still clung to the sliver of hope and promise that God was going to provide...and boy did He ever!...And, I’ve got a feeling that it’s only just the beginning.
This Streusel - Topped Raspberry Bar (with homemade raspberry jam) just came out of the oven a few minutes ago and it definitely does not disappoint!
But, did I get catch up on the 500 loads of laundry like I wanted to? Nope ;)
Hi there, my name is Rayann and I am the wife to Brandon Baker. We have a son, 2 cats, and we live on almost 11 acres in the country. We love God, family, country living, and so much more.
Pack your bags and come along on this crazy, yet beautiful journey through life. Be sure to stop and admire the sunflowers along the way.