Welcome to the family! Now it's important to publicly express those beliefs by being baptized with water. Invest time each day with God by reading His Word, the Bible, and team up with other Christians so that you can share the journey.

It's about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If you haven't accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life, or if you've gone astray, I'd like to encourage you to make the most important decision of your life, to ask Him into your heart. According to Romans 10:9-10 "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." [1]

All you have to do is believe and confess--you don't have to wait until you're perfect. Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead as payment for your sins. Jesus died for you. Are you courageous enough to live for Him? If so, pray this prayer out loud:

He even created you in your mother's womb with a very special plan and purpose in mind. He wants you to be a part of His family. And that lonely feeling is because He created you with an empty spot in your heart that only He could fill.

Some people tell me, "Yeah, that was then, this is now. He wouldn't want me after what I've done." But being a Christian isn't about being "good enough" because nobody is--it's only by the supernatural grace and power of God that He forgives you.

The Trail to El Shaddai

[1] The Holy Bible: New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984

Lord, I am a sinner and cannot save myself. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sin. That He rose three days later from the dead so that I might have eternal life with Him. I'm asking You, Lord Jesus, to forgive me and come into my heart to be my Savior. I ask You to live in me, and to guide me from this day forward. Amen.

 When I worked from the saddle in the wilderness, every day was filled with trails...and decisions as to which trail to take, much like the decisions we face everyday in life. Often times those decisions take us to places where we didn't plan to go. Places where, deep inside of us, we have a lonely nagging feeling that won't go away, or a feeling that the excitement of life has passed us by. Have you ever felt that you're just going through the motions, serving time, until you die?

Saddle up and ride with me on the Trail to El Shaddai.The trail is filled with dreams and treasures of peace, hope, and love--wholeness. It's waiting for you!

You see, El Shaddai is the Hebrew name for God. Of all the names of God, this is my favorite because it's also translated, "God of the Mountains." It was during the years that I rode my horse along the craggy and narrow trails of the Rocky Mountains that I discovered how much God loved us--you and me.  Each of those days I experienced Him. His glory surrounded me from the sunrise glistening off the snow capped peaks to the brilliant colors of gold, red, and purple splashed across the sky at sunset; from the cutthroat trout jumping in the streams to the eagles soaring on the wind currents; and from the frailty of a newborn fawn to the brute strength of the grizzly bears. He created it all for you and me to enjoy.

New Born Fawn

The Most Important decision of your life

May you be blessed beyond your wildest dreams...on the Trail to El Shaddai,