Thank you to everyone for the kind words about my story “A Pinto for Pennies,” included in Callie Smith Grant’s The Horse of My Dreams. The book was released this week by Revell and is a collection of true horse stories. To celebrate the occasion, I wanted to post a picture of me and my sister riding Paint, our brown and white pinto. But the last time I saw the photographs was years ago when my mother gathered our stash of family pictures from all corners of her house and stored them in plastic tubs for safe-keeping. How long would it take me to find our horse pictures again? More search time than I have available at the moment, so I settled for the next best thing on this Southern-fried Friday—a remarkable look alike picture I found on the internet.
Should we be satisfied with second best? In Colossians 3:23-24, the Apostle Paul encourages us to do better. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” For this reason, I write inspirational fiction and nonfiction. And I will go tub diving for our pinto pictures sometime this winter when the weather keeps me indoors.
What are your horse experiences? Are you a current or past horse owner? Do you enjoy riding horses?