Do you have any clue what you’re doin’?

by Kevin on May 3, 2010

I sure hope ya’ll are cinched up tight and ready for a heck of a lope across the pasture.

I am really, really tryin’ to get better at what I am doin’. It’s been over a year now since I sent out that first simple cowboy devotional to about 10 people. Now, people from all over the world are readin’ about Jesus and how they too can have peace of mind and eternal life.

The next six weeks may seem a little strange to some of my long time readers. In an effort to improve the message that God has sent me to deliver, I am doin’ a thing called 31 Days to Becomin’ a Better Blogger. If you too have ever thought about bloggin’, either as a hobby, a ministry, or for makin’ a living, I encourage you to click on the link and check it out for your self.

Who are you and what do you do?

I’d like you to answer this question. This is something that I have to do on day 1 of my online lesson. It forces me to focus on exactly what this ministry is.

You’ll land right where you’re lookin’.

When ridin’ a horse that is pitchin’, I try to look at a spot about 10-12 inches in front of the saddle horn. Different people may look at different places, but the key is to focus on what you’re doin’. When you start lookin’ for a soft place on the ground to land, that’s exactly where you’ll land everytime–on the ground. When we lose sight of what we are supposed to be doin’, we usually get bucked off.

I have been asked to come up with an “elevator pitch” for this website. It’s basically just a few words that really focuses in on what I am tryin’ to do. Here is what I cam up with:

It’s about who you are! At campfirecowboyministries.com, we take a look at Christianity from a cowboy perspective.  This is done through inspirational cowboy stories, cowboy humor, and simple steps you can take to get saddled up with God. Religion isn’t rules and regulations. Religion is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Come on by and take a knee next to the campfire and let us help you discover the person Jesus knows you can be!

So there you have it! This is what Campfire Cowboy Ministries is all about. I make a commitment to each of you to try to improve what I do every day so that I may help, encourage, and guide you all to the life that God want you to live.

Take just a moment to show that people reading this are not alone. Please leave a comment on the website and tell us:

  • Who you are
  • Where you live
  • What you do

It’s all about relationship with others and most importantly with God. Thanks for takin’ the time and I can’t wait to see who all has gathered roun’ the campfire!

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  • Kevin, really looking forward to spend the next 31 days going through this journey with you, and let us pray together that God will bless us through this, and that we can reach our potential.

    I am from Pretoria, South Africa, where we unfortunately don’t have any cowboys, but it has always been a lifestyle that has captured my imagination.

    • Kevin

      Well buddy, we got somethin’ in common! I’m from Coyanosa, Texas and we don’t have any South Africans. But you are welcome at my ranch anytime if you happen to be in the neighborhood. I will sure be sendin’ the prayers up for both of us. Thanks for droppin’ in.

  • My Little ‘Un just started ridin’ horses for the first time a few weeks ago.

    So I’m a cowgirl’s mama now. Hope that counts. 🙂

    Nice to meet you for the 31 Days.

    • Kevin

      That’s awesome!! I would love to see some pictures when you get a chance.

  • Kevin, I grew up in Oklahoma but I am the furthest thing from a cowboy, although I have been enjoying listening to Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum lately…does that count for anything??? Look forward to connecting with you through the 31 Days Project!

    • Kevin

      Nolan,
      In a lot of ways, cowboy is what you are on the inside. Just like Christianity, when you get the inside in the right place the outside will follow.

      Good luck and thanks for posting…I’ll be by your site soon!

  • Carla Helms

    Kevin,
    Growing up in Texas, even if you aren’t a cowboy, you know all about them. I enjoy the way you use your cowboy jargon and stories to explain that God doesn’t have to be complicated or hard to understand.

    I live in Big Lake, Texas, (where you grew up, praise God!), and I am a pastor’s wife. I, too, have a passion for sharing Jesus! I look forward to these 31 days together for Him.

    • Kevin

      OWL PRIDE!!!

      I know you’re on twitter…you need to get a blog up and have some fun with us!

      • Carla Helms

        Lol…I’m afraid I’d be a wordy as Chad down there! Will think about it…

  • Chad Armstrong

    I am Chad Armstrong AKA (Rooster, Shorty,) or what ever ya wanna call me but just call me ha,ha,ha. I was one of the lucky ones to be born and raised in Big Lake TX, I spent my years growing up day working on the family ranch and ranches around the area and havin a great time. I Married a beautiful little gal from San Angelo Tx named Amy Michelle Rowoldt. Since our marriage we have had 2 girls the first born is Brittany Nicole Armstrong and her sister Hannah Paige Armstrong soon followed. We still live in Big Lake and I work for the Reagan County Sheriffs Office as a K-9 patrol officer and have had the pleasure to work here for 8 years. I choose to be the K-9 deputy because of my love for dogs, I have had the pleasure of seeing many great working dogs on ranches and in law enforcement and just plain and simply love the four legged partners. This is my family and it was my pleasure to introduce them to this church family, I look forward to meeting some of you in person in the near future at a gathering around the camp fire, yall keep the coals hot and see ya soon…….

    • Kevin

      The coffee is always hot! You have been a real great supporter of this ministry Chad and I know that God has great things for you and your family. Keep up the good work and we’ll be prayin’ for you and your partner.

  • Melissa

    I’m from Ft Worth, Texas and I am in aviation but my I have a cowgirl heart. I love what you are doing here, you are a blessing to a lot of people. You have a gift for storytelling my friend, I look forward to spending a few moments on the ranch with you every morning. God bless you and yours.

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