“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Jul 31, 2011

The Dance

One of the saddest things in my life happened on July 11. Our little Steam Roller died from colic. It was absolutely terrible to experience, and has been very rough to recover from. But, God is good and "His mercies are new every morning." He has most certainly been the One who has brought us through this time. At first, I couldn't even talk about it or think about it without crying...but it is getting easier.

This is a video that my mom made as a memorial to Roller. He was such a special stallion. Let me offer a little disclaimer: If Garth Brooks would sing that our lives were "better left in God's hands" instead of "better left to chance," the song would be slightly more correct :)


  1. Wow! I'm so sorry Lisa. Give my sympathies to the rest of the family. I'm so thankful that you are glorifying our precious Savior in your post. Even in this very difficult time you have trusted that God is good! You're trust in Jesus through this difficulty shows a dependence on God that is just precious and encouraging. You are a beautiful testimony of God's grace. Keep it up! If the Lord tarries I look forward to what the Lord has in store for you and you're sisters.
    Mrs. G.

  2. May the Lord continue to comfort and strengthen you and your family. I was so sorry for you all when I heard about Steam Roller. What a nice video to remember him by.

    God bless you all.

    Bunches of love!


  3. Thank you both for your sweet words of encouragement! I appreciate it...

  4. ),,,,: NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! ): ): ):
    were you trying to make me cry !!?!?!?!