About Riding for the Cross
Do What You Love.
Big things often have small beginnings. Riding for the Cross simply began as an idea – an idea that I could make a difference. I could use the talents and abilities God gave me to make an impact; to encourage; to inspire. “Do what you love” is a phrase I’ve heard many times, but the humble beginnings of this small business are making that a reality. I love the Lord, I love people and I love horses. Riding for the Cross became an avenue to combine the things I love and make them my life.
Love What You Do.
Let’s be honest! What barn girl doesn’t love a new hoodie? We promise ourselves that we’re NOT going to wear it to the barn at first because we don’t want it to get ruined…but… inevitably we still find ourselves mucking a stall, grooming a horse or putting in a last minute ride with our best friend – causing our favorite sweatshirt (which is now full of hay, sawdust and horse hair) to become our new “barn hoodie.” I wanted to create a product that would look amazing, be fun to wear and feel comfortable for whatever the occasion! I too, am a girl who loves new clothes! (even if I end up wearing them at the barn). I love sketching new pieces of art. I love making people laugh! I love being able to inspire others, encourage people and build up those around me. Riding for the Cross is a way that I can share those passions with others. Let me tell you, I LOVE what I do!
Dare to Dream
At first I thought it was crazy to try to start a business. After all, what did I really have to offer? In my heart, it’s been something I’ve always wanted to do, but honestly I was afraid. What if it didn’t work? What if no one liked my designs? What if it failed? I could “what if” until I was blue in the face, but I was reminded of what God says in Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Ultimately, I know that God is in control. I’ve given my life to Him and I trust Him with the outcome. Riding for the Cross is something so much bigger than just a gifts and apparel company. It’s an opportunity for me to reach others for Christ while doing what I love. I can dream big because I know Who holds the future.
Live Life Abundantly
What I do is not as important as why I do what I do. Riding for the Cross isn’t a name – it’s a lifestyle. Life is like a trail ride – full of twists, turns and sometimes unexpected (and perhaps even unwanted) adventures. But no matter what happens, no matter how many times I fall or how often I feel lost, I know that I have a future, a hope and a security in Christ alone. When I was dead in my sin God gave me life by sending His Son to take my place on the cross. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” He gave His life so I can live my life abundantly and eternally with Him. Thus, I am Riding for the Cross of Jesus Christ.