What Love Looks Like..

Currently, my husband and I are counseling a few folks regarding relationships. In the course of conversations, we hear similar themes play out time and again. The theme of “If he/she really loved me, they would not act this way, do this or that” .. To which, the other responds, “If you would stop doing this or that, I would stop too”… and around and around we go.. The blame game. The ole, if you do x, then I will do y song. The deal maker, the bargaining, negotiating etc.. You name it, we’ve really kind of heard it all. blame game

When I hear couples speak in such a way, I have to inwardly cringe, then, smile recalling that before I became grounded in the Lord, and put through some serious situations in my own relationship, my husband and I could and would act the same way!

Then I take a deep breath, pray and say what God has put on my heart to say to the individual, couple etc.. 

I am so very thankful that Jesus Christ did not play the blame game. I am grateful that He sacrificed Himself and gave up dimensions of His being that we may never know about! All because He extended to us LOVE in place of blame and took away our sin and shame! THAT is what LOVE looks like my friends. THAT is LOVE. To put aside pride, personal feelings and just forgive. To extend grace and mercy to those who don’t deserve it.

THAT is LOVE. Christ-like LOVE. 

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This photo is the closest I could find and doesn’t even come close to accurately depicting the suffering of Jesus according to scripture.

When I challenge folks with that kind of love.. I often hear.. “They did this and that to me! Could YOU forgive THAT?” To which, I respond, “Yes! Because, I have been forgiven, I too forgive those who trespass against me!” “I have and will continue to forgive because Jesus Christ, was taken to be scourged, beaten to the point that His face no longer bore any resemblance of a man, then the Roman soldiers wove a crown of thorns (not just rosebush kind of thorns) Jerusalem thorns which are very long, thick and sharp! Felt the need to smash it down on His already beaten and bloody head and brow…

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made to carry a heavy wooden cross to the point of collapse so that Simon of Sirene had to take it up and carry it for Him! Then to be laid on said cross and NAILED to IT! Hanging there, scourged, beaten, practically disemboweled, lungs crushing under the weight of hanging there… He suffered in AGONY!

Let’s pause a minute.. I can’t see through my tears.. My heart is aching and burning, Forget the clean, peaceful looking crucifixes of Jesus on the cross.. They are not reality. In my very humble opinion, too much artistic license has been taken to “clean up the cross” so to speak. It gives a sanitary and far too watered down image. It does no one’s soul any good to look upon a peaceful Jesus hanging on a cross…  OK now back to the article…

And died for me. Me! Jesus Christ died BECAUSE OF ME and FOR ME! An undeserving, sinning, wretch! My sins helped hang Him on that cross” So YES!!! I CAN AND DO FORGIVE!! Anything less is unthinkable. Ilovedyouatyourdarkest

When we do not forgive others, we are telling God what He did, by sacrificing His son for us, wasn’t enough. Nope.. sorry God, not good enough… WHAT?! I would hate to be you when you stand in front of Him at the end of your days. (Just sayin’)

So now that I have painted that picture.. What do you think? You think you are still in a position to point a finger? Not forgive? Not live in peace with your loved ones? Friends? Even strangers? I will leave it there and let your own conscience and convictions take it from here…..

Selah (Think Upon These Things)

Until the spirit moves me again, Love one another in His name..

Patti (Yeshuazgirl) <><

 

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Here Again…

Well… As I look around this place, I see that I need to clear some cob webs, update content and fire up the ole blog engine again! I had fallen ill for several months and now am back on the job!

Praise God that He saw me through and I can now return to caring for this blog and redouble our efforts in this ministry. The ministry never stopped, just ebbed, flowed, slowed and is now rejuvenating in exciting new ways.. but alas, that is a blog article unto itself.

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A Volunteer with my sweet pony boy “Sonny”

For now, I will just update you on a few things..

  1. We are in our fifth year (Yay!)
  2. We have some new horses that have joined the ministry (Sonny, Nugget, Ranger and Penny)
  3. Some horses that are now running in God’s green pastures.  (Amy, Tuni and Mia)
  4. We are working on our non-profit status in earnest (finally)
  5. We are growing!
  6. We are grateful for all that the Lord has seen us through in these years and look forward to serving Him for as long as He continues to allow our hearts to beat and sustains breath in our lungs!

I will be posting an article about our ministry, focus, direction and prayer requests soon!

 

Thanks for sticking with us!

 

In Him,

Patti Cianflone (Yeshuazgirl) <><

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why We Pray

If you think about it, we pray for 3 main reasons. Need, Want and Fear.fb_img_1475929400329

How many times do we pray just to thank the Lord, check to see if we are where He wants us to be, or praying for wisdom and to be still to hear His still small voice?

I can tell you from my own experience, probably not a whole lot. Life gets busy, noisy, urgent.

As believers, we need to make the concerted effort to truly put God first and foremost in our lives. To be still and listen for that still small voice. He speaks volumes of wisdom, guidance, love, correction, healing…

Remember this. We always have time for the things we put first. Where is God in your life?

Selah.. think on these things. I know I will.

~ Patti  (Yeshuazgirl) <><

 

 

 

Today Is THE DAY!

 

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Today, in Christ, you are a new creation! Put off the old you and allow yourself to be clothed in His glory and righteousness!

Go forth and carry out HIS plans for your life, put your own ideas aside and meditate on the life that God has laid out for you from the foundations of the Earth!  You will be blessed.

He uses the imperfect to carry out His perfect plans.

Have a blessed day! <><

What Do You Want To Be Known For?

A few months ago, I ordered a small, rare treat for myself from a friend’s company.WhatDoYouWantToBeKnownFor

Inside the wonderfully wrapped box, was this card. It impacted me so much, that I have it standing up on my small dresser jewelry box. I positioned it so I can see it each and every morning.

Some days,I contemplate these words more than others. 

The beauty of this question is that it challenges us to really consider who we now are and who we want to become. The person known for X…. great things.

Here is my personal answer to this question. I simply want to be known for excellence in service. That’s it. Period.

Excellence in service to my LORD. Whatever that looks like, whatever the work of my hands are, THAT is what I want to be known for.

What about you?

 

The little Things

Have you ever wImageatched horses in a field? Sometimes a small, sweet lazy horse will stand up to a larger, dominant horse trying to get their hay. I’ll bet you would never expect it, and you may not believe me but, it’s true and the same holds true for us. In the story of David and Goliath, a twelve year old shepherd boy defeated a twelve foot man with a single stone and his sling shot. Nobody expected it, no one could believe their eyes but it was true!

David ended up becoming king of Israel. When he faced the giant, he picked up five smooth stones, not because he doubted one stone would kill the giant but, because he wanted to take care of Goliath’s four brothers too but, they fled. No not the stones, the brothers fled 🙂

There is a saying that “God does not call the equipped, He equips the called”.

So stand strong and face the giants of your life with courage! Know that Jesus is the rock that you stand on and His word is the sword that you fight with. You are never weak when you have faith in the savior like David did!

Hope my blog blessed you!

Rebekah Grace Cianflone Age 10

We Now Host Pony Parties!

Hello Folks!

To help with the cost and upkeep of the ministry needs for the children and horses, we have added hosted events and pony parties to our insurance policy. We are excited to be able to host small events and pony parties in our small pasture that is well groomed and half shaded, with a view of the fields! We have acquired an event tent 10 x 20 and 20 heavy duty but very attractive folding chairs. 🙂

We’re even hosting a women’s retreat over Memorial Day weekend!

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For more details how you can reserve your spot to make your child’s party memorable and help our ministry, click on the “Gig Salad” pic below.

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All parties are booked via this site to stay organized and keep track for tax purposes etc.. 🙂

Hope to see y’all soon!

God Bless!

 

First Ever Flea Market!

Flea_MarketFirst Ever Flea Market!

Click our link on our Facebook page and join the event with a message of what you will be selling to reserve your spot! Pay when you arrive.

https://www.facebook.com/events/172829032901656/

September 21st We will host our first ever Flea Market!
8AM – 2 PM
Do you have stuff? Stuff you want to sell and make a few extra $$, or donate? WELL… I have great news for you!

C’mon up to the farm for the day in the fresh air and sunshine and sell your wares for just $15 a table! (You will need to bring your own) Unload your unwanted stuff, spend a day with us on the farm and have fun making some extra $$!

You’ll also get that warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you are helping our ministry! Keeping our services FREE for all of the families who come to visit us and the horses! It’s a WIN / WIN for everybuddy!