Quarterly Magazine August 2022

Everything Horses and Livestock® Magazine

August 2022 Vol 7 Issue 3

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J Being raised by an Avid Outdoor Sports Writer, it was only natural for me to start our Magazine, Everything Horses and Livestock ®. In my youth, I talked with my father about writing some small books on living off the land in our area and caring for animals.

Out of high school, I gave riding lessons, trained horses, boarded, produced a variety of events and sold items from my own retail business, while also working for others. I wrote articles on proper feeding and horse management for magazines, websites and newsletters. It was very enjoyable to listen to my father edit them for me. He said, “It’s good to write how you feel, what you believe, just get rid of the extra words!” My father and I never got around to writing our booklets before he passed away November 1, 2009. I have many fond memories of my father and our time together. My passion is proper care and feeding of all animals and helping others enjoy their ride. Our family loves to hunt, ride and team rope. Flip through our pages. Enjoy articles, photographs, cartoons, word search, & fun news! This magazine is dedicated to my dad, mom, sisters, husband, son, family, friends, and everyone out there enjoying the ride! ~Jana T. Harrington Barcus He worked at the same publishing company for 62 years.

4 Living Life Ranch 7 Sliding Glass Door 9 Where Are They Now? 10 Heat Stress with Horses 13 It's County Fair Time

Melissa Cowan Gerri Groshong Mike Christiansen Frank J Buchman Frank J Buchman

14 HoofNit Podcast 16 Coloring Pages

Staff Writer EHAL Staff

20 Rosemary Thyme Vinegar 22 God and Tractors 24 #1 Thing You Can Do 26 McKee’s Rodeo Roots

Gerri Groshong Frank J Buchman Jayne Hamilton Mike Christiansen

29 Some Fun Stuff

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If you know someone in a bad situation. Someone hurting let them know we are here for them. Please contact us. www.Livingliferanch.org Melissa Cowan 913-731-5579 "Through the healing and therapeutic power of God’s word coupled with working, caring and riding horses, children can begin the recovering process of building self-esteem, self-confidence and a renewed reverence for life."

working in training program. Myself: I can assist with Business/Leadership and Life Coaching, I provide “Experience” Riding Lessons as well. Eventually I plan to offer Canine Applied Learning down road. Events we have held so far this year are the following: • Home Schooling Group came out for a customized group event. We had the Sheriff’s department out for a demonstration event.

• Several Equine Assisted one on one Sessions • Miami County Parade • Chamber of Commerce

Easier said than done, right? Believe me I get it. I pray for patience, I ask him to take my burdens, I picture myself handing it over. Then I remind myself “it’s not my control” repeat as needed. I practice asking, then listening, when you ask you need to make sure you are listening to the Lord, allow him to guide. He didn’t say it was easy to do this. He just said to do it. It’s a work in progress and I do work on these things. I’ve had new challenges this year so all of the above is constant in my mind. I have changed my career completely. Riding on Faith daily for financial support working hard to bring in income for our personal support and for Living Life Ranch. God is good and has helped us keep afloat. Living Life ranch is in need of donation support. We are hoping to locate grant support. We are in desperate need of a Grant Writer to help us with this task. Living Life Ranch has been running to the best of our ability. It’s been another tough year. Due to only having an outdoor arena the weather will affect our schedule and controls how we run. We make do with what we have. We are so blessed to have our place. Thankful for understanding people work with us. We are getting through the rain, mud and now heat God is with us all the way! Melissa Cowan

We recently have been working on building up awareness of our Life Coaching we offer help in areas of personal life and professional life. Each of our facilitators have unique niches. We love having these areas of expertise to offer those in need. Having experts in different areas is what any business in our field should have to help growth. You don’t want everyone doing the same things. We are all certified in Equine Applied Learning. Along with this we offer the following: Jayne Hamilton is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Certified Christian Life Coach, Certified Trauma Recovery and Healing Prayer Facilitator Gerri Groshong is a Certified Trauma Recovery and Healing Prayer Facilitator, Immanuel Approach Prayer Facilitator and she provides “Experience” Riding Lessons. MaryAnne Graves is a Certified Trauma Recovery and Healing prayer Facilitator (using Immanuel Approach and Freedom Fighters) Kelly Cordray is a Certified Trauma Recovery and Healing

demonstration is scheduled

• Future Events will be

announced they are in the works.

We love people, we are here to help with anything we can. If you are stuck in life, no matter what it is. Reach out we will talk to you, help guide you the best of our ability.

• Life Coaching workshop

I don’t know about you but patience can be hard to come by at times. I want to understand what is going on more than I should. I want to know why? Why is this happening what is the cause? Can I fix it? “What should I doing” comes to mind almost daily. I think it has gotten worse for me because I’ve made some huge changes in my life. On top of that we have these crazy times in our world right now. God tells us over and over to trust him, have patience, don’t try to understand everything, there will be things that occur “Beyond our Understanding.” We are to stop trying to control everything in our lives, and other things that are going on around us that we can’t control. We are supposed to give it ALL to him, “Let it go” have faith in HIM that he will lead us the direction he wants us to go and take care of the things that we want to worry about.

prayer Facilitator (using Immanuel Approach and Freedom Fighters)

Jeri Anderson: Canine Applied Learning Facilitator. This will be offered soon we are in progress

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The View from the Sliding Glass Door

maker’s perfect plan. There are many seasons in a year and in our lives. Some are hot and some are cold. Some send us inside for cover and some bring us out to dance in the rain. The good Lord works it all out for our good. We can trust him to do just that and rest in his care. Season to Season. Drought or Abundance. Sickness or Health…Breathe in His Peace and Rest in His Care. I like you have this beautiful promise From the Word. "The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it." Psalm 24:1-2a Dance in his Reign and Enjoy being seasoned in the season! Gerri Groshong gerri@EHALmagazine.com EHAL News Magazine Adminstrator Assistant, Writer & Adv Specialist Better Equine Ambassador Children’s Director for Living Life Ranch

The thermometer is now boasting 100 + and the

The glass is reflecting the brown barren hues of summer heat. I see a slight hint of green out by the garden in the sea of brown. Each year it seems we go through this cycle. Lush rains and cool weather in the spring grows a jungle canopy complete with berries and beautiful blossoms. It seems there is no end to the lushness of the grass underfoot and the canopy above. “There’s no place like Home”’ runs through our thoughts as we soak up the beauty. Enter July. The night sky is lit with fireworks bursting forth in their fierce ramparts. Their intensity matched by massive Thunderstorms, Lightening and Hail. Then just like someone threw a switch the furnace comes on. The tender shoots of grass wither and die back. Everything is in a dehydrator - dryer and dryer. The grass crunches when you step on it, poking your feet and toes. A sea of varying shades of brown and gold floods our view.

humidity is right there as well. We retreat inside to get out of the midday heat and rest waiting on the evenings breeze. It seems like years before we hear the sound of rain, and feel the refreshment of it on our faces. Wait is that RAIN?! We are drawn out into it. Dancing joyfully in it! Grateful, for the refreshment and simple beauty of the rain. A rainbow marks the event! We have made it through the Season of Heat. We are out of the kitchen! Cooker temps return bringing the green lushness of the grass bounding back to life. Shadows soon will grow longer and days shorter. We will don jackets and scarves and dream of the hot days of July as the new season takes its place. Soon rich reds, yellows and purples will flood our view. Pumpkins, pies, and celebrations will occupy our hearts and minds. Our dreams filled with warm afternoons and butterflies.

Time marches on. That’s our

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where they run stockers year around and Neil helps with his wife Val’s goat operation, as well as training a few steer roping horses. In addition to their livestock operation, Neil also hauls cement for a major transport company. Due to the demands of his day job, Neil doesn’t get to rodeo or rope as much as he would like, but he says his bucket list is to enter Cheyenne and Pendleton just one more time. A Gold Card member of the PRCA, Neil is on the Wilson County Fair Association Board and is Chairman of their Rodeo Committee. Neil is married to Valerie (Val) Worrell, who works full time (FSA) and is a PRCA timer. In fact, Val is the timer for the K-State Rodeo each Spring at Weber Arena. Worrell‘s son, Colby and his wife Sarah have a cow/calf operation and a Ralco mineral dealership and Colby helps Neil train steer roping horses. We’re proud of our alumni and we love to hear what they’ve done with their lives and their successes. We wish the Worrell families the very best! Send us your information and we will do a “Where are they now?” segment on you too! To be included, send your bios to Mike Christiansen at mcssf@ yahoo.com. Go Cats!!

Where Are They Now? Mike Christiansen

Kansas State University Rodeo alumnus Neil Worrell was attending K-State in the late 70’s through 1981, when in his senior year, he qualified for the NIRA College National Finals Rodeo in the calf roping. Neil went on to have a very successful career in rodeo, qualifying numerous times for the PRCA Prairie Circuit Finals as well as (5) trips to the National Finals Rodeo in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1995, qualifying in the steer roping. In 1990 Neil won the National Finals Steer Roping Average. Also in 1990, Neil won the steer roping at the prestigious Pendleton Roundup in Pendleton, Oregon. Understandably, Pendleton is Neil’s favorite rodeo due to the setup and the atmosphere of the historic Happy Canyon Arena itself. Pendleton has been good to Neil too as he’s won money at Pendleton 80% of the time he’s entered the classic rodeo. In 1991 Neil made the trip to the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma to compete in the World’s Greatest Timed Event Cowboy. As many of you are aware, Neil’s roots are rich in the history of rodeo. Neil’s

grandfather, Everett Shaw was one of the founding fathers

of the PRCA as an original charter member holding Card # 7. Everett won 6 World Championships in the Steer Roping in his career and was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1980. “Papa”, as Neil called Everett, served on the Cowboy Turtles Association and RCA boards for 20 years. Neil’s dad, Sonny Worrell was the 1978 PRCA World Champion Steer Roper and qualified for the NFR 16 times in the calf roping. Sonny was inducted in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame Class of 2006, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Dodge City in 2010. These days, Neil owns and operates -11 Worrell Livestock

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Heat Stress Increases When Hauling Horses During Hot Weather

“Despite ventilation and flowthrough wind, horses require additional attention when being hauled in trailers.” Even when horses are hauled short distances, blistering summer heat of the summer can cause health hazards, said Dr. Lynsey Whitacre.

Horses on the average drink six to 10-gallons of water daily. “That amount increases dramatically when a horse is working or being hauled,” stated the BioZyme Corporation equine specialist. Whitacre suggested offering water to the horse any time

the trailer stops. “A filled water bucket can be hung in the trailer, but don’t be surprised if they don’t drink much while moving,” she said. For horses that don’t like “strange water,” Whitacre recommended that owners bring their own home water along. “Or, add a Gatorade powder packet to their water bucket before traveling to get them used to the taste,” she recommended. “Then, use the powder to disguise water at the destination.” A horse’s thermoneutral zone is generally between 40-80 degrees Fahrenheit. “Prolonged temperatures above that range can start to trigger heat stress, which can cause horses to go off feed,” Whitacre said. Prebiotics or probiotics added to feed can help the horse stay healthy while hauling. “Try to provide as much forage as possible,” Whitacre

Allowing horses air flow through a trailer helps keep them cool when encountering slow or stopped traffic on a hot day.

suggested. “That helps keep the gut healthy and active.”

Windows and vents of the trailer need to open when moving. “If you have to stop often due to traffic jams or construction, your horse will heat up quickly,” Whitacre said. “Thus, try to avoid routes that require stop-and-go traffic, which is hard enough on horses without the sun beating down.” “Horses shift their weight frequently while in the trailer, which can expend as much energy as walking,” Petty said. “You want to try to give your horse as comfortable a ride as possible, especially in hot weather conditions.” After arriving at a destination, the horse still might have overheated stress. “It might need time to recover from the trip as it adjusts to the new environment, which could be hotter than it’s used to,” Whitacre said. If a horse is sweating excessively or has stopped sweating altogether, it’s likely suffering from heat exhaustion, the specialist explained. Signs of heat stress include weakness, stumbling, and increased respiratory rate of more than 32-breaths per minute. “When there is increased rectal temperature higher than 102-degrees Fahrenheit that constitutes an emergency,” she added. “ The horse can be cooled by offering water in small amounts. “You can also try hosing them with cool water, starting at the legs and working up to the neck, then over the rest of the horse,” Whitacre suggested. “Then put the horse in the shade, ideally with some airflow.”

A horse’s water intake increases dramatically when it’s hot. Offering a horse water during stops is a good way to try to encourage water intake on the road.

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It's County Fair Time

“Hey, let’s go to the county fair.”

Earliest reflection is going to the Friday morning livestock premium auction. A cousin always had a Hereford steer she’d shown at the fair and sold it in the auction. For family support, Dad and his son attended the auction to bid on the “baby beef” as called back then. Idea was that the steer would be butchered and sold through the grocery store. At least one time, Dad did have the winning bid on the “high-priced” fair entry. When processed, the steer carcass, while likely Prime grade, was heavily covered with fat. Meat eating customers don’t like fat, so it had to be trimmed off, vastly reducing meat counter profitability. Pre-teenage years, opportunity to attend the county fair horse show was highly anticipated. Two ranch families were heavily involved in organizing and participating in that fair competition. Because “halter horses” were the “big fad”

of the era, those classes dominated the horse show. There weren’t even any riding classes of any kind, just halter divisions for various ages and genders of horses. That is Quarter Horses, because other horse breeds seemed shirked, “made fun of,” by the Flint Hills ranchers. Finally, an opportunity came to show personal horses at the county fair. Spot, her baby Buchman’s Queen, and her yearling Missy Creek were hauled to the fairgrounds in a makeshift trailer. Entered in four classes the horses got last place every time. Sad day yet a prod to do better, to own and show winning horses. Working on that endeavor for six decades and still trying. Reminded of Second John 1:8: “Beware of losing the prize that you have been working so hard to get.”

Attending the county fair is highlight of summertime for many throughout the Midwest. Young and old, oftentimes those of most maturity, look forward to attending the county fair. Once a year, county fairs offer unique entertainment, a brief look at country lifestyle like none other. Oh, sometimes local fairs will bring in prominent entertainers and even a traveling carnival. Those added attractions often increase fair attendance and provide atypical fun for rural people. Yet, the livestock, crops, foods, sewing, flowers, art displays people enjoy and always best remember. Looking back, a grocery store carryout boy-wannabe cowboy has distinct memories of attending the county fair.

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Have you ever listened to HoofNit™ Podcast? Staff Writer

they are doing with their business passions. Teaming up with Better Equine, Kansas Horse Council and Equifest of Kansas, the magazine is thankful to receive wonderful opportunities to provide a fun avenue for business owners, event attendees, friends, and family alike, to tell the audience about themselves, their business and what they have going on in their daily lives. The magazine is always looking for great stories and ways to improve. Providing top quality sound and videos at each event is their goal. They have a team of caring individuals that are passionate about providing great service to all. The HoofNit™ podcast team interviews, takes pictures, and video. There is a lot of work that goes into the news, quarterly magazine, and the podcast. We upload to popular social media sites for all to enjoy from the events and the home podcast booth. They encourage everyone to share from YouTube, and all other social media formats. Everyone that is interviewed has access to their video for sharing. Supporting and sharing the quarterly magazine, daily news, and HoofNit™ Podcast, is a wonderful way for everyone to benefit by bringing awareness of what goes on at the events and spreading the word about each of the businesses. Melissa left the corporate world in 2022 to work on Living Life Ranch and partner with Jana to enhance the magazine globally. The ladies attended an American Horse Publication event in Lexington, Kentucky, one of the largest media events in the US. Topics covered marketing, sales, networking, advertising, internet audience, podcasts and much more. They attended most of the workshops by dividing and conquering in hopes of gathering all knowledge. During breaks they joined in the hotel lobby to brainstorm on what

came together because of the horse. Melissa met Jana through a horse feed referral several years ago. Melissa needed a better feed for her Living Life Ranch horses, many are seniors, at the time, one had been recovering from Laminitis. Her Farrier mentioned Total Equine Feed which led her to Better Equine. They crossed path’s many times through the years but had never met. Both ladies hit it off immediately, quickly realizing they were peas in a pod. The two business owners began supporting each other in many aspects. Melissa began writing articles about Living Life Ranch for the Magazine, Bill and Jana approved Living Life Ranch as a Total Feed dealer and their journey continued growing together. Jana is on the Kansas Horse Council board and loves helping with their signature event, Equifest of Kansas, one of Kansas’s largest Equine Events. Jana invited Melissa to join the EHAL team. She traveled to Equifest working with the team to introduce the magazine to folks attending. Jana decided to step up the program with more interviews and a podcast booth with a new flair. She designed the booth in the magazine office located at Paola, Kansas and chose items that can be easily moved and used at various events including the Equifest of Kansas. Chairs, couch, and fun decor now provide a comfortable and professional place for recording. At events, Clinicians and Vendors are invited to come, sit, and talk about who they are and what

Nigel Fennell, Farrier and sculptor that created a magnificent one-of-kind life sized sculpture of Secretariat which was unveiled at the AHP Event in Lexington KY. Well known Auctioneer & Rodeo Announcer Brandon McLagan, talks about his life on the road. So many more adventures and stories are coming on “HoofNit Podcast” For additional information about this company Editor and Chief-Jana Harrington-Barcus Owners: Jana Harrington Barcus & Billy Lane Barcus 913-333-2657 https://www.EHALnews.com Mailing Address: 29545 Pleasant Valley Rd, Paola Ks

they both had learned. Thus, came a new re-branding, “HoofNit™ Podcast.” HoofNit™ has gone mobile! The first adventure was a trip to Agape Ranch. They enjoyed a tour of the campus and interviewed Riley Olson the Ranch Manager. Riley talks about how the connection with the horse is helping troubled young men from all over the U.S. change their life journey into a positive direction. HoofNit™ Podcast is published on major podcast stations e.g., Apple Podcast, Buzzsprout, Amazon, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, and the list goes on to include a YouTube channel. The ladies love human interest stories. For example: “I’m Not Dying Today” is about a 16yr old young man that had a life and death experience he and his father tell us the story. Or we have interviews with families that have started business that provide the community with all natural/ organic products that they have developed from their own gardens

together to support each other in a healthy, positive manner. Owned by Jana and son, Billy Lane Barcus, this company has grown. Additionally, Billy is the owner & founder of L3 Mobile Welding offering mobile welding, fabrication & repairs on all types of steel and aluminum. Jana and husband Bill, own Better Equine® a retail and distribution store located on the Better Equine Ranch in Paola, Kansas. The Barcus family works hard taking care of customers whether it’s BE Saddle Pads, BE Natural Comfort products (both created in their shop), Total Feeds, managing events at their facility arena, mobile welding, and Everything Horses and Livestock. Team member and longtime friend, Desiree Garcia has worked with Jana for years on all aspects of the magazine along with the interview portion at Equifest and various events. Jana states “Desiree is a great asset to the magazine team and great friend.” Jana and her co-host, Melissa

Ever listened to HoofNit™ Podcast on Apple, Google, IHeart or any of the major podcast stations? If you haven’t, you will want to! Search HoofNit Podcast…. HoofNit™ Podcast was created by Jana Harrington-Barcus. Joining the fun is her co-host, Melissa Cowan. Melissa is the owner & founder of Living Life Ranch in Gardner, Kansas. Everything Horses and Livestock® magazine, news channel, and podcast came to fruition due to the passion of an outdoor sportswriter, husband, and father from a small-town community in Paola Kansas. Bob Harrington’s passion for people, community, outdoors, and sports, radiated to his daughter Jana Harrington Barcus. She and her son Billy Lane Barcus, designed this endeavor. Everything Horses and Livestock® Magazine, daily news at EHALNews.com all come from the heart and soul of community, family, friend’s, farmers, ranchers, rodeo, and business owners anywhere in the world. The agenda is connection, supporting one another, sharing stories, and bringing the community

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Gather: Slender clear glass bottle(s) with lids or for fun corks Rosemary and Thyme springs to fill the bottle(s) 1 Tablespoon Black or colored Peppercorns 1-2 cups Red Wine Vinegar

Rosemary Thyme Vinegar

Gerri Groshong

Small funnel, scissors, cutting board. Labels or tags. Raffia or jute cording. Directions: Trim all ends of Herbs and rinse with cold water. Put peppercorns in bottles. Twist herb sprigs to release fragrance-put in bottle(s.) Warm vinegar till you see a puff of steam. Fill bottle to ½ to 1” of top. Wipe bottles and rims let set to cool, then put on lids. Decoration and Storage.

Gather another bunch or two of the fresh herbs. Bind them into smaller bunches and tie to the neck of the bottle using the jute, cord, or raffia. Attach label or tag to the bunch on the bottle with the date and year. Allow vinegar to sit for at least 2 weeks in a cool dark place. These keep about a year and add a beautiful accent to any kitchen and are great gifts to savor Summers Flavors.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Classic sights, tastes and flavors of SUMMER! Summer is winding down. How can it be? Time sure flies.

While we can’t stop time. We can capture a bit of the seasons bounty to enjoy through the cooler seasons. Capturing summer can be so fun and easy! Check out the: FUN FROM THE SUN TREASURES BELOW. Combining Herbs with White and Red Wine Vinegars helps to preserve the herbs flavors. You can combine any of the below.

White Vinegar: Mint, Lemon Balm, Lemon Basil Blueberries, Lemon Thyme, Cinnamon stick.

Red Wine Vinegar: Sage, Parsley, Shallots Raspberries and Thyme

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Hamilton said. Excitement was apparent as Rev. Hamilton talked about his final July sermon. “Wheat harvest is nearing completion in many areas,” he said. “In Jesus days, wheat was harvested with a sickle, then a scythe, later a threshing machine powered by a steam engine. Today, farmers have giant self propelled combines. “With a sickle, one-third of an acre of wheat could be harvested in a day. With a large combine today, a farmer can harvest 30 acres in an hour. “As the power of harvest equipment has increased, so we as followers of Jesus Christ must increase his word to others,” the pastor said. “Our calling is to spread the word of God throughout the world empowering his Spirit for bountiful harvest and salvation.” Following Sunday sermons, the congregation could view additional tractors displayed in the church yard. “We had a local dealer bring tractors, there was an antique tractor display and farmers brought their equipment,” Rev. Hamilton said. “The congregation just loved it throughout the month.” While growing up a city boy, Rev. Hamilton’s grandparents farmed in Oklahoma for a time fostering his appreciation for farm life. “My great grandparents, the Lorson family, farmed and some still do near Hope,” he noted. “I haven’t seen the Lorson’s since I was a kid but keep up a bit through Facebook.” Deciding his future spreading faith beliefs when he was just 16 years old, Rev. Hamilton graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Master’s degree in theology was completed at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

presented live at our Leawood location and viewed on screens in the other locations,” he said. Father of two daughters, Hamilton credits his wife and his entire family for assistance in spreading God’s word. “Our daughter Danielle Hamilton Slate, an attorney, and her husband JT, with their eight-year-old daughter live on 20-acres south of Lawrence,” he said. “They produce and market fresh cut flowers.” His daughter, Rebecca also has a tropical plant business. “We are all tied to the farming profession in a certain sense of the word,” Hamilton grinned. Climax for Rev. Hamilton’s July tractor revival is proudly starting his John Deere tractor right in the church sanctuary. “Now with all of this power lets go to work spreading God’s word,” he challenges. Sermons can be listened to at https://cor.org/leawood/ sermons.

Returning to his home community, Hamilton, then 25-tears-old, and his wife LaVon started the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection with just four members. Today, it is one of the largest United Methodist congregations in the world. “Now 58-years-old, I am committed to the renewal of the mainline church, especially the United Methodist Church,” Hamilton assured. In 2012, he was invited by the White House to deliver the message at the National Prayer Service as a part of President Obama’s second inauguration. The United Methodist Saint Paul School of Theology moved its facility from Kansas City, Missouri, to the Church of the Resurrection in the fall of 2013. With multiple services each week in various locations throughout Kansas City, Rev. Hamilton has several assistants. “The sermon is

‘God And Tractors’ Powers Analogized During Large Urban Church Pastor’s Summer Revival

“Farm tractors are such a great metaphor for God’s power in the Christian spiritual life.” That’s the heartfelt belief of Reverend Adam Hamilton. “I grew up in Kansas City, but always had a love for the country,” said Rev. Hamilton at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. A multi-site United Methodist megachurch in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Rev. Hamilton started the church at Leawood in 1990. Maintaining five campuses, membership now totals more than 25,000, with average weekly attendance of 30,000. That is in person, on internet and television with sermons available for later viewing. “Everybody relates to tractors in one way or another whether they’ve ever been directly involved with farming,” Rev. Hamilton insisted. “Some of their families through the generations have been in production agriculture. And everybody’s food comes from farms whether they completely realize it or not.” So, Rev. Hamilton titled his Summer Revival series “God and Tractors” with four sermons

analogizing the power of tractors and God. Bringing the message to more real life for his vast urban congregation, Rev. Hamilton brought his own tractor into the main church for July services. “I live on 13 acres in Johnson County and have a 1964 John Deere 3020 gas tractor with some implements,” Rev. Hamilton said. “Any day I can get on my tractor is a good day. I always feel a sense of closeness to God when on my tractor,” Rev. Hamilton said. “My July sermons have been aimed at helping people see how God works in our lives using various analogies related to tractors.” Mud and grease were cleaned from his John Deere before Rev. Hamilton displayed it on the chancel of the Leawood church. “I was able to drive the tractor in from the lower level of the church. It was raised on the orchestra lift for display 18-inches above the floor in the sanctuary,” Rev. Hamilton said. “The congregation had a sense of awe that first Sunday. But I feel like they’re better understanding, appreciating, and enjoying the sermons

relating to power of both tractors and God.” The first weekend, Rev. Hamilton spoke of getting his tractor stuck. He needed a larger tractor to “save” or “deliver” him, likening this to the “human need for God to rescue us.” On the next Sunday, Hamilton related about his farm pond becoming silted in and needing to be rebuilt. Three large tractors cleaned the muck out and restored the pond. He associated this to how people need repentance and God’s power to clean out the muck in their lives. “Jesus speaks about this as being born again,” Hamilton said. “We must admit mistakes, repent sins, invite God to clear out muck, so He can help us start over.” During the third weekend, Hamilton likened the tractor to the power of the Holy Spirit and implements as the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He contrasted harvesting wheat with a hand sickle versus harvesting with a combine. “This is like the difference between living life with the power of the Spirit, or trying to do life on our own power,”

23 Everything Horses and Livestock® | August 2022 | EHALnews.com A confirmation class from Nebraska visited the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection at Leawood for July’s Summer Revival sermons “God and Tractors. Rev. Adam Hamilton is with the group in front of Miami County farmer Nick Guetterman’s 8320R tractor he displayed outside of the church.

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Number One Thing you can do in a Relationship Jayne Hamilton

When this happens it is because the interaction is missing the most important thing needed in a relationship or healthy conversation. I would love to let you in on a little secret to improve your relationships, to help you feel more connected, to be able to connect to others, and to feel heard. Attunement. Attunement is the most important thing you can do in every relationship you have. Attunement is being receptive to someone’s emotions. Simply put, attunement is when you are glad to be with someone and they are glad to be with you as well. According to Jim Wilder, founder of the Immanuel Approach, attunement is made of six things: 1. I see you and if you accept it, I feel seen 2. I hear you and if you accept it, I feel heard 3. I correctly understand your internal experience and than you feel understood, even if you don’t agree with the statement

Play around with this the next time you are in a conversation with someone. Look them in the eye, pay attention to what they are saying, listen with no agenda, let them know by your body language that you are glad to be with them. And then watch and see if they attune back to you.

4. I join you in your emotions and if you accept it, you feel their empathy 5. I am expressing that I genuinely care about you and thus you feel cared for 6. I am glad to be with you and if they receive it, they feel you are glad to be with them as well The way that God created our brains is so amazing to me. He created our brains with community in mind. God values us being together in relationship. Studies have shown that our brains heal in relationship, not isolation. It is interesting that 60 to 90% of all communication is non-verbal, and seven times a second, your prefrontal cortex is looking at sending and receiving information from the brain that you are interacting with. This is

not something you are aware of or can even stop. Our brains are talking to each other, and what our prefrontal cortex is looking for primarily is this: Are you attuning to me? If not, we do not open our hearts to each other. Our brains are hardwired for attunement and I believe it is the most important thing you can do in a relationship. You offer attunement to someone and then the person has to receive it. It is a two way street in relationships. I am a horse assisted life coach and in my program, Hope in the Middle of, one of the exercises we do with the horses is to practice this tool of attunement. Customers have found this to be so effective as it is a safe place to practice what they are being taught and horses always give immediate feedback in a non judgment way.

room searching for something. I wonder if you felt unheard? Did you shut down the conversation quickly? Were you frustrated that you couldn’t seem to connect to the person on a deeper level?

Do you remember the last time you were in a conversation with someone and they just didn’t seem that interested in listening to you? Perhaps, they kept glancing at their phone, or their eyes wandered around the

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McKee’s Rodeo Roots Reach to Kansas Mike Christensen

Most all rodeo fans will recognize Justin McKee from his work at the Cowboy Channel or from his work at the PBR. You are most likely aware of his career as an announcer at PRCA rodeos across the country. He began his PRCA announcing career in 1993 and has announced major rodeos such as the Ellensburg Rodeo in WA, St. Paul, OR, Cheyenne Frontier Days and The Pendleton Roundup.

McKee grew up in Edna, KS, population 388 and following in his father Russell’s footsteps, he attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. In January of 2011, while he and his family were living on their ranch in Lenapah, OK, McKee started a Cowboy Church which has met every Monday in the rock gym since its inception. The McKee Ranch is known for his producing quality quarter horses and bucking bulls. The ranch was recognized in 2007 as the ABBI Horizon Breeder of the Year for its Futurity Champion Deja Blue. But were you aware that K-State Rodeo alumnus Justin McKee currently holds the arena record for the steer roping at the historic Cheyenne Frontier Days? On July 22, 2004, McKee made a steer roping run in 10.1 seconds during slack, securing him a place in Cheyenne history as the fastest run ever. The run was good for a $ 6,214.00 paycheck. His record still stands today. The arena record for the three-run average is held by “The Legend,” Guy Allen with his 40.9 second aggregate set in 1996. That same year, (2004), McKee finished second in the average at Pendleton and missed making the NFR by just 3 spots, finishing the season 18th in the world standings. McKee now makes his home near Hico, Texas with his wife Jeannie and daughter Kassidy.

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