Tuesday, October 23, 2012


When Zach was on his Rotary student exchange in India, he met a precious girl from upstate New York. Anna’s attending college in California, but this weekend, she finally made it to Wyoming. In a few short days, she got to run, hike, climb, meet family and friends, and ride Sugar.

Anna’s ridden jumpers, dressage horses, and ex-racehorses. She appreciated Sugar’s laid-back, Quarter Horse personality. “It’s nice to ride a horse that doesn’t spook at every blade of grass,” she quipped. For her part, Sugar seemed to soak up the attention of the quietly confident, soft-handed rider who brushed her lovingly and kissed her neck when she successfully negotiated a dicey steep trail. This sweet Anna-Sugar combo made me think of a verse from 1 Peter:

“You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”                            –1 PETER 3:4

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