by Joe Camp
“Christians are whacky. Scary.”
“Excuse me?” I said.
“You know, all the time ranting, raving, singing, praising God.”
“And what is it that’s scary about that?” I asked.
“Well, it’s just scary. They want everybody to act like that. They’re all in your face about it. Finger pointing. Telling you you’re going to hell.”
“All of them??”
“From what I’ve seen, pretty much,” he said.
“I’m a Christian,” I said.
“Well, you don’t act like it.”
“Yeah I do, actually. I try to.”
“You’ve never told me I was going to hell.”
“Where did you see that as a definition of a Christian?”
“Well… I don’t know. Its just that so many of them do.”
“I see. How many?”
“Geez, I don’t know. A lot. Some. A few.”
“How many Christians do you know who have never said that?” Read More→
I was miserable. Benji Off the Leash was not doing well.
“But what’s the point?” I said.
“It’s been playing for nine days. How many people have seen it?” The speaker was famed Radio talk show host Hank Hanegraaf.
I thought about it for a moment, did the math.
“Maybe a million.”
“So a million people have already seen the movie. There’s one point. A million lives have been made better, have been changed, because of that movie. And God is not finished. You will look back some day and not even believe what all came out of this moment in time.”
“You mean I’ll look back and be able to see how much God had to slap me around to get me to listen?”
“That for sure,” he grinned. “And a whole lot more.”
I smiled. A little.
For the first time in nine days.
I had no idea how true Hank Hanegraaf’s words would turn out to be.
First day home. So frail and tiny.
Three years later – Big and Strong!
Below is an excerpt chapter from the book The Soul of a Horse about the adoption of Mouse from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. The League rescued her and 13 other horses from extremely grotesque circumstances. She’s an American Saddlebred and was approximately seven months old when adopted, skinny and undernourished, and came to Monty Roberts’ Flag is Up Farms completely untouchable with hooves that looked to be out of a horror movie.
I hope you’ll open your heart and listen to what these horses have to say: Read More→
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“Thank you, Joe Camp, for loving so deeply and for being so passionate!” – Ruth Swander
“Joe Camp is a master storyteller.” – The New York Times Read More→