“The LORD replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’” (Exodus 33:14 NIV).

I yawned  and groaned as I glanced at my goals and my to-do list. Instead of getting shorter, the lists seemed to be growing—exponentially. The past year had been insanely demanding.

In a regular year I would have worked a job, invested time into writing on evenings and weekends, and farmed my small acreage. Enough to keep a single woman hopping. But this last year I added designing a cottage and barn to build on my farm.

Then I acted as a general contractor, supervising the crews of men, and had the cottage and barn built. My energy meter registered an all-time empty. Worse yet, I felt I hadn’t done justice to my job, writing, or my crop.

Setting the to-do list aside, I picked up my Bible and whined at God.

All I want is to rest. As I read God’s word I had a crazy thought. You heaped this on yourself. Don’t go whining to God.

All my life I’ve been an active person, striving to accomplish more than the year before. But, as I prayed for God to reveal to me what to do this year, I was impressed that I was to put a new resolution on the top of my list for 2020–REST.

The past few weeks have been a struggle as I have endeavored to rest physically, getting enough sleep and taking down time; rest emotionally by stopping my run-away to-do thoughts; and rest spiritually, knowing that God desires to give me rest and it’s up to me to choose to do it.

Lord, help us to remember in this performance-driven world that Your desire is for us to rest. Amen.

Rebecca Ondov:  evenings and on weekends of 2020 Rebecca Ondov of Hamilton, Montana is planning adventures kayaking mountain lakes and horseback-riding Rocky Mountain trails with Sunrise, her golden retriever, trotting by her side. She invites you to connect with her on her Website: RebeccaOndov.com and on her Facebook author page, where nearly every day she posts a quote to inspire you, which she calls a “Morning Pondering.”

 

 

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Davalynn Spencer here, wondering how November showed up so soon. I don’t think I’m ready, but author Rebecca Ondov is with her featured book today, Great Horse Stories for Girls.

Welcome, Rebecca, give us the back-cover copy for this book that I would have loved to read growing up. (Okay, still would.)

Girls love horses! Horsewoman Rebecca Ondov invites tweens (ages 8 to 12) to enjoy these true horse stories that will help them build confidence in God’s love, make wiser choices, and create stronger friendships, as well as encounter life-changing truths that will help them grow strong spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

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Rebecca Ondov

Wow – what a great introduction. What inspired you to write this book?

My heart aches for the generation of children that are being raised today. So often, through the media and culture, kids get the impression that they have no value. When in reality they are a one-of-a-kind treasure created by God Himself. My goal with this book is to help them see themselves as a priceless gift from God. Read More →

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Heavenly horse senseHeavenly Horse Sense by Rebecca Ondov

Horsewoman and bestselling author Rebecca Ondov invites you on some exciting horseback pack trips in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. Drawing on 15 years of working from the saddle, she takes you into the mountains to discover the unique personalities of horses and mules, the beauty of God’s creation, and the wonders—and dangers—of nature. You’ll experience:

*Three miracles in the life of a foal named Rahab

*How a horse’s amazing gift demonstrates God’s provision and guidance

*The ingenuity of a mule that reveals a strategy for handling trouble

*A stallion who accomplishes the “impossible” because of love and focus

*A newborn filly’s playfulness that demonstrates God’s desire for relationship

*Along the trail you’ll encounter God’s tremendous love and the wisdom He offers if you’ll only ask.

 About the Author: Rebecca Ondov spent years on horseback doing ranch duties, pack trips, and Forest Service work. She’s the founder of Blazing Ink, Inc., and the author of The Once in a Blue Moon Boot Bus  children’s picture book, Horse Tales from Heaven: Reflections along the Trail with God, Horse Tales from Heaven Gift Edition, and numerous articles for media. Rebecca enjoys her menagerie of horses, mules, barn cats, and a dog. She lives in Montana and hits the trail as often as possible.

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Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! I pray you had a bountiful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Today I have the honor of interviewing Rebecca Ondov, who turned her extensive experience as a horseback guide and Ranger into the book Horse Tales from Heaven.CAN Ondov

Rebecca, how did you get into writing?

For years I’d been working from the saddle in the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Montana, taking people on horse pack trips. During the winter of 1992 when I was “out of the hills” and working an off-season job, I reached in my mailbox and pulled out a Guideposts magazine. As I thumbed through the issue, an advertisement caught my eye. It said something like, “Win an all-expense paid trip to New Yo rk.” Guideposts was having a writing competition and would fly fifteen winners to New York, where they would be personally tutored by some of the top Christian authors in the world.

God resounded in my spirit, “Write a manuscript and send it in.”

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