Day 4 God Knows Me

by | Jun 23, 2021 | Ranch News | 4 comments

The girl’s have mastered the morning routine. Devotionals referred back to our craft activity from yesterday. It can be scary to take off the masks we wear to protect ourselves from being hurt by others. Because God knows everything about us we never have to hide from God or pretend to be some one we are not. To day we were reminded that God loves us and except us completely and we never have to hide from him.

After breakfast we headed back to the barn. The girls continued to work on their riding skills and learned about how to use the round pen to develop trust with the horses. The round pen is a metaphor for our relationship with God. Just as He knows the plan for each of our lives and we have to learn to trust His vision, the horses have to learn to trust their trainers. With consistency, clear boundaries and expectations we can all learn to follow the path set before us.

The girls worked together and engaged in a team building activity to build a tower of noodles strong enough to hold a marshmallow! Creativity flowed through a lot of the girls during this activity. Everyone put their ideas together to make a plan. Surprisingly, the smallest tower with a firm foundation was the most successful.

We were blessed with a visit from our case manager, Sharon. She spent the day connecting with the girls and enjoying all the activities along side of them. The girls were in awe as she shared her testimony.

After the rain, the sunshine made its way to the zipline! The girls all stretched themselves to overcome their fears and insecurities. EVERYONE demonstrated what it means to trust, be brave, and have faith. Once the adrenaline wore off, they tried their hand at Tomahawk throwing. So much power in these incredible thing women.

“I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” Phillippians 4:13


  1. Emily Brechting

    I love the picture of all of you loving on Sharon. She’s a good friend of mine and I know from experience that she gives great hugs. Her story and testimony are powerful and I hope that you were encouraged and emboldened by the strength of God that is clearly in her. Glad the rain stopped so you could tackle the zip line!

  2. Kellie Self

    So proud of all of you girls!!! You are surrounded by godly women. They will guide you through this journey. Continue to trust yourself with the strength you get from Jesus. You will do incredible things!

  3. Kris

    I love what God is doing here;

    As I read through ea. experience I think about how God is preparing you for a race, that, although starts at a different place than those connected to you (currently/ in the future), your end point will be the same.

  4. Gretchen

    TOMORROW IS TRAIL TIME, ladies! Woo hoo! This week has prepared you for the next few days on the trail! Lean into Him and let all the good from this week guide you & help you along the way. You are surrounded by some pretty amazing new friends who will be right there with you! Don’t forget to stop and look around at His awesome wilderness! And have a blast! I believe in you and believe you are up for this wonderful challenge! Can’t wait to read more posts and see what happens on the trail!


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