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Our gracious and heavenly Father, we pause in the midst of this festive occasion, mindful and thoughtful of the guidance that you have given us.

As cowboys, Lord, we don’t ask for any special favors, we ask only that you let us compete in this arena, as in lifes arena. We don’t ask to never break a barrier, or to draw a round of steer that’s hard to throw, or a chute fighting horse, or a bull that is impossible to ride. We only ask that you help us to compete as honest as the horses we ride and in a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this great land of ours.

So when we do make that last ride that is inevitable for us all to make, to that place up there, where the grass is green and lush and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear, and deep –

You’ll tell us as we ride in that our entry fees have been paid.

These things we ask – Amen.

Was a great day at the Waikaouiti Rodeo in the South Island of New Zealand yesterday, this is about an hours drive from our home.

This Rodeo is always a great one, we all dress up in pink to support the Breast Cancer foundation, and raise money for the cause! Each qualified bronc ride had $500 donated, I think they raised at least $3,000.