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Dusting off those relationships

Dusting off those relationships

How do you want to be remembered? Is it for the things you’ve accomplished? Maybe the awards and “stuff” you’ve collected?  What about the people we’ve been blessed with along this journey? I’m a competitive person by nature. I like to set a goal and then go for...

Just Below the Surface

Just Below the Surface

Recently I was having a conversation with a good friend who I often joke is my unpaid therapist.  She makes me think in the best possible ways. We were talking about how so many things in life feel so challenging lately. She commented back that it must be nice...

Living like Jesus

Living like Jesus

Time alone in the pasture with my dogs is my sweet spot. Out for a simple walk listening to worship music or a podcast while taking in the glory of God’s creation lights me up. Recently I was listening to a podcast that asked a question, imagine how Jesus lived here...

We CAN do hard things!

We CAN do hard things!

Writing is hard! I don't mean the kind where you're writing in your journal and it is between you and God. There's often hard work to do there but the words matter less than the cries of the heart.  What I'm talking about is putting yourself out there for the...

Pain sucks but fear sucks even more!

Pain sucks but fear sucks even more!

I have lived with chronic pain most of my adult life. Pain sucks! Wanna know what sucks even more? Fear!! Over the last 5 years I’ve had two major concussions. A horse yard darted me out over his head and rang my bell. Then 2 years after that a 600 lb calf hit a gate...

Good Stewards

Good Stewards

Let me introduce you to some of the finest caretakers and stewards of the earth that I know - ranchers and farmers! I know what the media tries to tell you about us but I want to set the record straight. As a whole, you aren’t going to find a people more interested in...

What if They Knew?

What if They Knew?

My older son has a great way of making me think about things! We were making one of our many feed runs recently when he said jokingly, “I wonder how your online community would react if they really knew who you used to be?” Would they jump ship or think less of me?...

So God Made a Rancher

So God Made a Rancher

© Laura Hicks 2021 On the 8th day God looked down from Heaven and saw what He’d made was good but there was still something missing. He needed a caretaker - someone to steward His livestock. So God made a Rancher God said, “I need someone willing to rise before the...

Going after the ONE!

Going after the ONE!

The air was crisp as the wind blew through the cedar trees. The fog was just lifting out the valley as I loaded extra feed in the side by side to take to the ewes with new lambs. Normally the grass would be enough but it was slow getting started that year so I was...

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