Author: Stephen Crawford

A Starry NIght and a Brief Encounter With God

A few evenings ago, God breezed by for a short visit. I wasn’t expecting one. He doesn’t usually do that. It only lasted a minute or so. I was looking over a campsite, thinking about what to do next. My wife was nearby. She saw it happen. When it was over, she asked me if I was okay. She was the first one to say, she thought it was God. I told her, I thought so too. It wasn’t like you might expect. You’d think it would be terrifying, or awesome. I mean, “GOD,” you know? Nothing like that....

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Horse Sense at the Arivaca Boys Ranch

If you want to help kids, don’t join a grievance-mongering protest group and campaign for social justice – just help the kids. That’s what Ron Searle did, when he started the non-profit Arivaca Boys Ranch. Ron had worked with young men for over 20 years as a teacher, in church-related and Boy Scout activities. More recently, he had been developing a therapeutic program for kids, involving the care of horses. Risky as it was to leave his profession; Searle’s heart drove him to develop this program, and to implement it in a ranch setting for young men. Several years ago,...

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