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Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch. She is a recipient of multiple awards including the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award and the Red Cross Heroes Award, two prestigious honors given for public and community service. An avid deep-wilderness adventurer, Kim has climbed many of the highest peaks in Oregon, Washington and California. She and Troy have been married since 1981. Learn more about Kim at her bio page on Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch’s website.

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Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus (Part 2 of 2)

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others. (Part 2 of 2)

Promotional image for Focus on the Family broadcast "Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus"

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus (Part 1 of 2)

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others. (Part 1 of 2)

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Grabbing Hold of God

Kim Meeder shares her powerful testimony of how God used the steady love of horses to help her heal from the murder-suicide of her parents, and how she and her husband started a ranch to help troubled youth by pairing them with abused horses for mutual healing.

Pursuing Our Untamable God Part 2

Pursuing Our Untamable God (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book Encountering Our Wild God, Kim Meeder shares inspiring stories illustrating that we can experience more of God in our daily lives by trusting Him fully, even when we don’t fully understand His ways. (Part 2 of 2)

Pursuing Our Untamable God Part 1

Pursuing Our Untamable God (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book Encountering Our Wild God, Kim Meeder shares inspiring stories illustrating that we can experience more of God in our daily lives by trusting Him fully, even when we don’t fully understand His ways. (Part 1 of 2)

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Bringing Hope and Healing Through Rescued Horses (Part 2 of 2)

Kim Meeder, co-founder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, shares inspirational stories from her ranch, which rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting children for mutual healing. (Part 2 of 2)

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Bringing Hope and Healing Through Rescued Horses (Part 1 of 2)

Kim Meeder, co-founder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, shares inspirational stories from her ranch, which rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting children for mutual healing. (Part 1 of 2)

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Unconditional Love: Lessons Learned From My Canine Friend

Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher discuss their book Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued, which recounts the inspirational story of how Laurie recovered her faith in God after adopting a blind, homeless dog.