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Trust in Hope

Hope in the context of the Bible is not the same as hope in the context of our current culture. Our culture often uses hope as wishful thinking, “I hope so….” Biblical hope, on the other hand, is an assurance of a promise that will come to pass!

Down at the Stables, we have another “Hope” I’d like you to get to know. A large, beautiful, gentle giant of a draft horse named Hope. As an equine partner in our ministry, one of her main tasks is to be part of our therapeutic vaulting classes.

Kristine, an Adaptive Rider with MS, said this about Hope. “Hope gives me confidence and courage. She is always eager and ready each week for me to ride her. She gives me the “Hope” I need each week to face each day with courage. She is amazing!”

From energetic youngsters to disabled adults, Hope does her job with strength and grace. She makes it look easy and her riders know they can count on her. They don’t have to “hope so,” they know so! We get to see folks go from feeling small and vulnerable next to her large frame to gaining confidence and trusting her enough to do amazing maneuvers on her back while she is on the move.

Samara, a senior lunger shared, “Hope has given me confidence and taught me how to be a better lunger and rider. She is continuing to teach me about trust as I trust that she is a stable platform while someone is vaulting on her back. Hope continues to teach me about being confident in what I know without second-guessing myself. God is teaching me through Hope that it’s okay to set boundaries and trust that everything will be okay, that I am accepted, and that being different is okay.”

You and I can just as surely hope in God to get us through. After all, He doesn’t want us to just survive struggles and situations, but to thrive and be able to live amazingly victorious and fulfilling lives to His glory!

“But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.” – Psalm 71:14

-Carrie Paulson, Development and Volunteer Coordinator
Warm Beach Horsemanship

A Fond Farewell to Margie Keane

After over 20 years of service in the Warm Beach Camp Business Office, Margie Keane is retiring! She first came to Camp in 1986 as Margie Henry, working in Accounts Payable. But after a couple of years, she got a better offer! An offer of marriage, that is, to her husband, Dan Keane. But that was not the end of it! In 2003, several kids and 17 years later, Margie returned to Warm Beach to serve full-time in the Business ...

Everywhere

Everywhere – from east to west – praise the name of the Lord. Psalms 113:2 There is a lot of talk today about what unites and divides us as people. From families to the massive global community, we don’t like division, yet we experience it. We like unity and community. It is a gift that brings joy, delight, and well-being to everyone within its reach everywhere. As a follower of Jesus Christ, the great unifier within families, communities, nations, and ...

This is Why We’re Here

On this particular Friday, twelve pairs of eyes looked down at Onyx and I from the arena grandstands. As I sat on Onyx’s sturdy frame, I looked back at the twelve campers. My mind flashed to Monday, the first day of camp. There was one camper who had been scared to get on her horse. However, after some reassurance and coaxing she had said she would try to ride. “I am so proud of you for pushing through your fear! ...