Saturday, February 28, 2009

Updated barn pics

I am still learning how the blog page works. I uploaded a few more pictures of the barn.

Tackroom, stall, back front, side, Picture order

We will be getting the $$ from the loan on Monday!!:)

I talked to Sandra Casey today about helping with the logo for us. Wendy has also been helping with the flyer & logo & business cards!!

I have talked to the accountant & started to file the "tax forms" WOW!! There is a lot of paper work, so please pray about that!! This is the process that can take up to a year.
God is good!! It is all coming together.
In the mean time we still offer lessons to anyone who wants to ride or be around horses!

Painted horse

The guys have worked hard on the barn. It is looking great!!

Today was a wet day. We decided to paint Ruby instead of ride. The girls( Kris & her friend Shanna) & Drew had a great time. They said that Ruby was a canvus that needed painting. She was a dirty white, now she has lots of added color!! What a pony!!

Jesus does the same thing to us, we are dirty, he grooms us and then he paints us the colors he wants us to be.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I wanted to share what is going on with the barn!!:) The Guys are doing a great job! Thank you to Duke's Contracting, LLC (My husband, Neal, & Jaron) It is looking better each day!!
The meeting on Monday night went really well!!
Thank you to those who came and were very helpful & interested in the Leap of Faith horse ministry.
We decide that we will meet on the last Monday of the month. So the next meeting will be March 30 @6pm. This meeting will be for the election of board members!
P.S. I am haveing computer trouble so I will try again tomrrow to post more pics.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

AWE of God

I knew God was awsome, but the greatness of his power is Amazing!! Saturday, I gave my testimony and told the a few ladies at church what God was doing in my life, Leap of Faith!! I had two ladies say they would help. This morning Sheila came to me and said the association may be able to help with the Leap of Faith Horse Ministry. She said that a few people wanted to meet with us about the ministry. They were interested in helping!! God is placing people in my path everyday for this ministry. What an Awsome God we serve!!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Last week our director of missions called me and asked me to help the association with bible school. I said ok. I didn't know what to expect or what my duties were. Today I went to a state bible school training meeting at First Baptist Church of Monroeville. I still didn't know why I was there, but God knew what he had in mind. Out of ~ 100 people I sat right beside a lady from Bay Minette, AL that uses horses for therapy. (Buckaroo Barn, Kristye Chastang,P.T.) I satrted talking... she started talking...She gave me her business card and said to give her a call. God places people directly in our paths!! WOW!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Please feel free to comment on this page! I would love know what you think about this blog page!! Any comments & Ideas are welcome!!

We have set a meeting for Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. I hope this will be the first of many productive meetings!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This is Rachel(Kris's friend) & Kris (my daughter). Rachel and Ruby are new friends. After riding for a few minutes Rachel decided it was ok to wave at Duke. The girls had a great time! And so did I!!

This is what the guys did yesterday on the barn!! Starting to look like a barn!!
We found out today that we can get the loan to finish the barn! :) God is good!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

God Provides

Today is a very exciting day. Duke, Neal, Jaron & Colby worked on the barn!!:) The weather was great. They started on the roof! Thank you! !
I met with Jennie Countryman, the Mayor of Excel, she was very excited and willing to help in anyway she can.
I am going to schedule our first meeting for Feb 23, at 6:00pm. I will call everyone with details of the meeting.
God is providing . All we have to do is trust in him!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Prayer at the Barn

Duke & I prayed at the barn! Asking for God's blessing on everything we do at the barn. That it be used to his Glory!! May everyone that comes to the barn see God's glory!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Answered prayer

I have wanted to start a horse minisrty for several years. I have done nothing but talk about it. On Jan 23, 09. I prayed for God to open the door with the horse ministry if that is what he wanted me to do. Ask and you shall receive, the next day Kris & I went to the Al Horse Fair along with Jessica and Haley(Kris's friend). It was cold and raining. We went in and walked around to look at all the booths set up, well right there in front of me was a table from Spirit of Hope Youth Ranch of Wilsonville. ( I walked over to the lady at the table and told her that this was exactly what I wanted to do, Use horses to help people. Her name was Joy Oneal. She was very helpful. She gave me web sites and contact information to get started. And so I did!! God answers prayers!! Then I made arrangements to go and visit her Ranch. Nice place!! She explained some things to me and recommended books and clinics I could attend!
When I left there I called Wendy(Duke's sister) and we had lunch. Then she told me about a barn there in Talladega that also used horses to help children. (Marianna Greene Henery Special Equestrians) I met Tim Greene, the founder, he was awsome in giving me information. They are the largest facility in the US that helps the blind ,deaf, and handicapped. ( Wow!! God gave me two huge inspirational contacts in one day!!! What an Awsome God we serve!!
I have contacted John Marks, our Associational Director of Mission, he is praying!!
Brother Steve Dunn, Said he would be willing to hop on the board!!

God is just laying everything out!! According to his plans!!

If you know anyone who may want to help with this organization Please have them contact me!!

Also I am going to attend a workshop on March 13. ( . Please pray that God will provide the funds I need to get certified. This is a continuing education process.

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Birthday to my belated Mema!! I miss you!! Wish I could tell you about the Horse ministry!!:) God is so Good!! I know I will see you again someday in heaven!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Leap Of Faith Horse Ministry

God is Awsome!
I just wanted to share what God is doing in my life.
For several years I have been interested in starting a horse ministry.
I prayed and God has started me on this wonderful journey.