This blog strives to teach, explain, and look at Christianity from a cowboy perspective.
The articles and devotions you will find here range from the humorous life of a working cowboy, to the serious need for a relationship with Jesus Christ instead of a legalistic religious life without Him.
My goal is to show that Jesus’ greatest wish is that you and him ride his pastures together. He is not a Greek god waiting to zap you with a lightning bolt if you make a mistake, but rather an old friend that loves you so much that he gave his life for you.
My top posts
Moving and Inspirational
- The powerful life of a Godly cowboy.
- The Letter from: Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and God
- We will sell our lives dearly (The Alamo Speech).
Simplified Cowboy Version
(Disclaimer: Not intended to be taken for Biblical translation, just ease of understanding.)
- The Creation Story
- Jesus Before Pilate
- Horse Dealin’ (Parable of talents)
- The Top 100 Simplified Cowboy Verses
I have spent most of my life either living on a ranch or day-working on one when I could. I spent my high school years on the Rocker B Ranch in Big Lake, Texas and later on I worked on the San Pedro Ranch outside of Carrizo Springs, Texas. In between all of these ranches and breaking colts for the public, I have worked in the oilfield supply business and became the Pastor of the Pecos County Cowboy Church in Fort Stockton, Texas in May of 2008.
If you would have told me that one day I would be a preacher, I would have laughed real hard at you. Don’t get me wrong, I was raised in the church and was baptized as a teenager. But my worldly desires led me down a path of drinking, sex, filthy talk, partying like a rock star in a cowboy hat, and nearly anything else you can think of until I met my wife.
When she met me, she was looking for the rowdiest, orneriest, good-timenest cowboy she could find. I was the lucky one. Little did we both know that God would work through her and show me what life is really about.
We used to live and run the family ranch near Coyanosa, Texas with our two children: My daughters Reilly, and my son Griffin. That was until God called us to Colorado. I never thought I would leave Texas, but God often calls us out of our comfort zone and into His service.
I published my first book in April of 2011. The Great Cow-mission is a collection of short stories and devotions that are sure to reach into the heart of any cowboy or cowgirl. Click here to get your copy or just go to Amazon.com or any other online place where great books are sold.
I have founded a non-profit corporation called Save the Cowboy. There are many organizations that will send missionaries to the farthest parts of the world, but Save the Cowboy sends cowboy missionaries into the pastures. Check us out as www.savethecowby.com.
In my free time, I am an avid reader and enjoy writing, training horses, playing the X-box with my kids, and hanging out with friends.
My contact information
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