November 26, 2010

A Nation Apart

Here is some information about a fiction book that a friend of mine is publishing soon...I hope you'll check it out! 


- A Nation Apart -

By Rebekah Dawn Wall


One was white... 

One was black...

They were like a nation apart...

Rebekah Stevens was your average, 16 yr. old white girl, growing up in the mid-1800s. The Civil War was just about to begin. Slavery had always been a part of her life. To Rebekah, it was just the way things were. But in the back of her mind, there was a question...

Nathaniel was your average, 16 yr. old black boy, growing up on a plantation in Southern USA. Slavery had always been a part of his life, because he was a slave. To Nathaniel, it was just the way things were. But in the back of his mind, there was a question...

Together, they would discover the answer to that question. A question that turned into a dream, and a dream that turned into an adventure of a lifetime. An adventure that taught them that what was really important in life wasn't "things".

Join them on their journey of faith, to a place where no one was...
A Nation Apart

To be released December 2010! We are taking pre-orders! 

Pre-Ordering Details:
Price Per Book: $8.00

Shipping and Handling:
Canada: $2.00 
United States: $3.50
All other Countries: $7.00

You can visit Rebekah's ministries, as well as get more info about ordering her book, at:
For Such A Time As This Press:
For Such A Time As This Magazine:

November 24, 2010

Being Thankful

How often do we think we need more? We want the newest...the biggest...the best. How often do we take what we already have for granted, when in reality, we have so much to be thankful for.

Something that keeps coming to my mind this Thanksgiving season is Africa. How can I not be grateful for what I have, when they have so little? How can I want more, when there are children that are dying just because they don't have enough nutrition? There are people all over the world who would be grateful just to have a warm place to sleep....A hospital that can save their child who has malaria...A nutritious meal. God has blessed me with so much; how can I not be thankful?

So this Thanksgiving, let's thank God for everything He has provided...
Family, Friends, Homes, Food, The Bible, His Son

What are you thankful for?

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2010

I'm Finally Back...

Life has been busy (I need to re-word has been normal) which is the reason I've been absent from my blog for the past several weeks. But that's fine with me as sometimes it's good just to take a break from the blogging world. There are so many other things that are of more importance, and putting aside blogging for a few weeks was actually kind nice. So if you have been wondering why I haven't responded to your e-mail, commented on your blog, or posted anything here...that's why.

My friend, Rachel, and I have gone out and done several photography shoots in the past couple weeks, and I like to share just a few of those photos with you (ok...maybe more than "just a few" photos). I've loved having the opportunity to work on my photography skills, and doing it with friends is even better. Picnik is my new-found photo editing friend, and I've enjoyed exploring it's endless possibilities!

So now for some of my favorite photos from the past few weeks (sorry they don't all have captions)...

{Our friends are currently taking care of four adorable puppies}

{I actually didn't take this photo...Rachel did}

{Rachel playing her guitar}

{Wood parks make great places to take photos!}

{Talking with a friend while sipping a hot cappuccino on a cold relaxing}

While I was gone from the blogging world, Nela over at Beloved Star tagged me (thank you!). But since I don't have enough time to do that right now, I'll leave that to a later post :)

I also have many other things (and pictures!) I would love to post about, but I really don't want to bore you with an overwhelmingly long post! I would also like to get some other things going on this blog so that it is more interactive for the readers. Maybe a recipe exchange or a photo challenge...something along those lines.  Let me know if you have any thoughts about this!

I'll try to post again soon, but for now I want to leave you with this verse:

"Let us hold unswervingly 
to the hope the we profess, 
for He who promised is faithful
And let us consider how we may spur 
one another on toward love and good deeds"

Hebrews 10:23-24

November 1, 2010

For the love of horses

Horses are my definitely my favorite animal. No question about it. And since I love horses so much, I can't help but do a blog post on them. God put so much beauty and strength into these wonderful can't help but love 'em.

I've loved horses for just about as long as I can remember. When I was young I prayed for horse, but it didn't become a reality until I was 12. That's when I got my first horse, Buck. Long story short, he lived up to his name, we sold him, and I kept praying! It wasn't until later that year that Flash came into my life and she has been a perfect match for me.
Flash is my 21 year old red dun Quarter Horse mare, and I love her a ton! She has her ornery moments, and even though she's older she's got a lot of spunk left in her. At our county fair we do the pleasure and trail classes, but for some reason she seems to like barrels and poles better (that's fine with me...I prefer those as well!). I've loved teaching her new things and having her teach me a lot as well. I'll admit that there I times I have gotten frustrated, but it's hard to be like that for long because she tries so hard to do what I tell her. She was truly an answer to prayer and I'm so amazed at how God worked!
Misty is my sister's 4 year old Shetland Pony that she got for her birthday last year (it was such a gift from the story here). We just started the process of training her a few weeks ago, and she is doing wonderful! Sarah has started riding on her own, and we have even taken her on a trail ride! I've enjoyed being apart of the process and learning all I can about horse training. 

So why do I love horses? I'm not exactly sure. Maybe it's that horsey smell. The excitement of cantering bareback with the wind blowing through your hair. Trail rides on crisp autumn days. The accomplishment you feel when your horse finally understands what you've been trying to teach for the past 2 weeks. The scent of new leather. Or maybe it's just knowing that we're a team.

So for all you horse lovers/owners out there, take time to show your equine pal just how much you love them. Give them their favorite treat, groom them, or take them on a walk. They'd probably appreciate knowing that you love them.

(And in case you're wondering...I'm not sure if Flash really liked having this picture taken or not.)