Monday, August 8, 2011


This weekend, our daughter Lauren rode her young horse, Keyo for the first time. She raised him with gentleness and love and trained him with a firm and gentle hand. Lauren prepared for this day for almost 2 years. Keyo performed  "a little dance" before he submitted.

As I stood by photographing this monumental event, I realized the similarity between Lauren and Keyo to myself and my Heavenly Father.

~I have the training!
~I am loved!
~I have been disciplined with love!

Often, I too "dance around" before I submit to God's call on my life.

How about you? Are you still "dancing around" or are you fully submitting to HIS call on your life?

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,



Divine Mrs D said...

Hmm...I never know. I guess because I feel like I don't know his will yet...except to love with abandon (especially with food). I'm still working on the rest and trusting that He makes "everything beautiful in its time."

Nice to see you :)

Denise said...

Amen, beautifully said my friend.

Surprised By Joy! said...

Yes, definitely some dancing and then submission. :)


Crown of Beauty said...

I have recently trimmed down my blog list, and also visit my favorite blogs "by rotation." And somehow in the craziness of life's to-dos... I have not been able to visit some blogs for months! Coming over here yesterday I was refreshed anew by your photos and spiritual insights... and recalled how a year ago or so, your blog was one of those I frequented. Glad to be back in your neighborhood, Andrea. How beautiful Lauren and Keyo look together. Submission to God's purpose is so crucial indeed.


Trisha said...

Never thought of it quite like that before. Guess we all have to be reigned in a little, from time to time. Your posts are a much needed Blessing. Your daughter is beautiful and seems to handle her horse quite well. Have a Blessed week.

Just Be Real said...

Ditto big time Andrea! Blessings.

Nancy said...

You hit a home run with this one, Andrea. Love it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Of all my friend out here in blogland I never thought I would loose contact. Goodness I have missed you.
Beautiful post and daughter.
I am araid I am one of those still dancing around.
Hope you have an awesome weekend.

Marydon said...

Andrea, Lauren looks fabulous upon her beautiful horse. Great photos.

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Have a beautiful weekend. Hope all is well with you.

Nancy said...

So glad I found my way over to your blog; it's lovely and so full of wisdom.

I used to ride horses and I understand your analogy perfectly.....Great post.

Rebecca said...

Great analogy - and so happy for your daughter! What a great reward for her diligence & patience!