Thursday, February 17, 2011


One of the things David and I would like to do through this blog is Spur you to love and good deeds, simply applying Hebrews 10:24 "And let us consider how we may spur one another toward love and good deeds."

A few thoughts about spurs...

  • Spurs make a horse advance, moving to a place it may not want to go, or something it may not want to do. Many times you and I need that push or encouragement to advance to go and love when we may not want to.
  • Spurs are to back up the natural aids (the leg, seat, hands and voice) used to control a horse. Sometimes love and good deeds just come natural and other times a spur is needed when the norm it's effective.
  • Spurs are not to hurt, but to transmit a signal. Spurring and encourangement should not be used to guilt others, but to trnsmit the signal we must be about loving others and serving them.
  • Spurs aren't used by novice riders, one must know how to handle a galloping horse. You must know how to spur and encouage people and the key is knowing who's life you can speak into and challenge and who's you cannot.
  • Lastly just for fun..."Don't squat with your spurs on" Will Rogers.
Today, my challenge to you before the sun goes down and you ride off into the sunset seek to love and serve others...Spur.

Inspired to write this from blog post written by Joseph Robinson.


  1. you definitely do not want to sit on your spurs while wearing a kilt.

  2. DJ, I believe you speak much wisdom on this.