One of my favorite things in life is to promote others dreams, purposes, ministries and businesses. I was looking through my feed on Facebook and saw a page called Get Salty! I stopped and decided to take a look. I had once done a teaching on being the salt of the earth and the different uses of salt. God tells us to be the Salt of the Earth in Matthew 5:13. As I read the about section for Get Salty I realized this was their founding scripture.
I entered a contest on Facebook and won a t shirt with Get Salty’s logo and was so excited. I asked them to change the size of the shirt so I could give it as a gift to a special friend. When I received their reply they said they would just send me two. When I opened my box they blessed me with 4 t shirts. I was able to bless two other people and get their brand and their vision out there for others to see.
I am so excited to share their vision with you.
As a team roper and coming from a ranching family I have heard the slang “Salty” from my granddad down to my dad as describing someone that is good at something. As I was competing at a roping a pro team roper JOJO Lemond ran a super fast time and out of my mouth comes …”that cat is salty”. As I get home I tell my wife that I want to start a rodeo apparel, GET SALTY. As my wife is a very devout Christian she says sure, but only if it glorifies God. Keep in mind that before I met my wife 13 years ago my life was black and white. I thought life was grand chasing the hwy and hitting all the rodeos I could… Boy was I wrong. She showed me what life was like in color as she introduced me to truly knowing the Lord. As she stated there are several verses in the bible referring to SALT she was reading the bible and came across MATT 5:13 ” Ye Are The SALT of The Earth…” We both thought that was very fitting to our clothing line. As we sell and explain our product we let them know both meanings of GET SALTY…describing ones God given talent and Biblical Reference MATT 5:13 ye are the Salt of the earth… We do not put the entire verse as we hope people will have the curiosity to open the Bible and read further than the remainder of Matt 5:13.
Our vision for Get Salty is to produce a trendy clothing line that will help spread the message of the Lord and praying it leads people to Christ.
Thank you all so much for sharing your vision with me.
Y’all be sure to check out their website and go like their Facebook page. Order your Get Salty apparel today.
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Thank You all so much for sharing your vision with me.
As a mom of two young adult children I thought it would be very interesting to take a look at what it’s like from a mommas heart to watch her child achieve his dreams. Earlier this week I interviewed Jake Long a 2014 NFR qualified contestant. Jake is a team roper who is competing at the NFR this year. Jake’s mom Pam Weatherby is out at Vegas for the finals cheering her son on. I was able to interview her and ask her what it’s like to be Jake’s mom and to be there cheering him on and behind the scenes in a mommas eyes.
It’s that time of year again!! The WNFR is upon us. What is it like for you as a momma of one of the qualified NFR contestants (Mr Jake Long), to be out there in all the excitement?
Pam: It’s just so neat to see Jake fulfill his dreams after all the hard work that he has done. I love taking care of the horses and meeting wonderful people in the rodeo world.
How many years does this make for you all to be out there as participants?
Pam: This is our 4th year to be out here with Jake.
What is your very first memory of Jake picking up a rope and beginning the many years of fulfilling his purpose and dreams?
Pam: When Jake was just a toddler he carried around a small piece of rope, wore an old felt hat and he carried it with him everywhere. Jake has roped in junior rodeos since the age of 6.
Have you found it difficult at times to watch the process of his Dreams becoming reality?
Pam: No, I haven’t found it difficult to watch good progress he has been his own self teacher at many times he was always had his eyes set on his goals and never took them off.
What’s some key advice you have been able to give him over the years?
Pam: The key advice I used to always give Jake is I would always just tell him have fun and there’s always another roping.
As one mom to another, what advice can you give a mother to help them encourage their child along the path of their goals and dreams?
Pam: Key advice for other mothers is let your child pick what they want to do if they want to rope that’s fine but if they want to play basketball that’s fine too. But let them fulfill their own dreams not your own dreams do not live though your kid.
Can you share a funny memory that sticks out in your mind of Jake?
Pam: A funny story on Jake is he is a heck of a barrel racer. He always out ran me on my own horse, but I think doing different events just made a better horseman.
For my last question and probably one of the most important, how has your faith played a role in all of this?
Pam: My faith has really been tested, I would pray protection, to have good cattle, and to win good every night. I would pray and pray. Then finally God said when are you going to let me have control and have faith, and that’s when I finally turned over the reins to the Almighty God.
Thank you so much Pam for doing this interview with me.
Dreams just keep coming true for this rodeo cowboy
Known as Jake Long
Jake is married to the beautiful Tasha Long and they have two beautiful children. I have not ever met them personally but I’ve heard such wonderful things about each of them. I have been blessed to get an interview with him. I had the help of his awesome mom, Pam Weatherby.
Jake grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas. In town I am very familiar with, growing up in North East Oklahoma myself. Jake is the son of Crickett Long and Pam Weatherby. He began his career roping at Junior rodeo’s in Kansas and Northeast Oklahoma. Jake won his first buckle at the young age of eight years old. He won two horse trailers in 1999 team roping in Guthrie and Pawhuska Oklahoma. I 2007 Jake won his first truck. It was a Dodge so you know it was a good one (of course writers opinion). He won his truck at the Dodge finals in Pocatella, ID.
Jake won the Champion Heeler at the George Strait team roping in San Antonio in 2007 this time he won another nice new shiny truck this one was a Chevy truck and he also won a horse trailer as well as his earnings
In 2010 Jake’s dreams just continued coming true. He was roping with Brady Tryan, of Huntley, Montana. They took first in St. Paul, Oregon and Silver City, New Mexico and placed in a lot of other big rodeos. Jake also became a 2010 WNFR qualified contestant! Making it a dream come true!
It is now 2014 and once again Jake Long as made it back to the National Finals Rodeo. Jake has answered a few questions for this blog and I hope that you enjoy getting to know a little bit more about him.
Thank you Jake Long and Pam Weatherby for helping me get the word out to others that dreams really do come true!!
INTERVIEW WITH JAKE LONG
It’s that time of year again!! It’s the WNFR14! How many years does this make for you as a NFR qualifying contestant Jake?
Jake: 4 years
At what age did you know that this was the dream you would follow?
Jake: As long as I can remember
Who has influenced you the most in your career?
Jake: Clay O’Brien Cooper, also I have had several friends who help me learn to rope and progress. My family has always been a huge influence and great support for me.
What would you say the most difficult situations are that you face out on the road?
Jake: All night drives and schedule conflicts
If you could tell us what it takes to be a winner what would you say?
Jake: To be a winner have faith, dedication, lots of practice, and confidence in yourself!
How does your faith play a role in your Roping Career?
Jake: God blessed me with an amazing talent and I am so thankful for it. I have to have faith and know He will help me every step along the way.
Is there one main piece of advice you can give to all of those kids and adults out there who want to pursue their dreams?
Jake: Stay focused and keep your eye on the goal.
There are a lot of Team Ropers out there that watch you close and want to learn all they can from you; what are three tips you would have for them in their Roping years ahead?
Jake: Maintain your game plan. Do not conform to others. Keep strong and focused staying mentally ready.
**Be be sure to check out this YouTube video to learn more about**
**Jake Long and his faith and how it plays a role in his roping.**
I am so excited about this interview with Cesar de la Cruz. I hope my readers enjoy this as much as I do. It’s always nice to get to know these guys a little more and see what’s behind their dreams and goals.
Cesar de la Cruz
Cesar de la Cruz grew up in Tuscan, AZ. He has a long line of Cowboy roots and grew up roping steers. His uncle, George Aros, a 4-time NFR qualifier, was a big influence on his rodeo career.
Cesar and his wife Arena were married in 2008. They have two adorable boys, Camilo and Gio. I have seen them in the stands many times at the US Finals cheering him on.
Cesar qualified for his first NFR at the age of 22. He is now 31 and continuing to watch his dreams come true
How many years does this make for you as a NFR qualifying contestant Cesar? Cesar: This is my 9th Year!
At what age did you know that this was the dream you would follow? Cesar: I was about 15 when I decided this is what I wanted to do!
Who has influenced you the most in your career? Cesar: My Uncle George Aros.
What would you say the most difficult situations are that you face out on the road? Cesar: Finances and being away from home.
If you could tell us what it takes to be a winner what would you say? Cesar: You need to have a short term memory and have to expect yourself to win!
How does your faith play a role in your Roping Career? Cesar: For me I have have to have faith that God has a plan for me and I have to trust him with my roping career!
Is there one main piece of advice you can give to all of those kids and adults out there who want to pursue their dreams? Cesar:Refuse to Lose, Never give up, and Hard work pays off.
There are a lot of Team Ropers out there that watch you close and want to learn all they can from you; what are three tips you would have for them in their Roping years ahead? Cesar: Lots of practice, you need a good horse, Set and try to achieve your goals.
For more on Cesar de la Cruz be sure to check out this Youtube video.
Thank you Cesar for letting me do this interview with you.
Above and Beyond,
Dream Catcher 3:20
Dream Catcher 3:20 Inspiring others to catch their dream and run with it! IF YOU CAN CATCH IT YOU CAN DO IT!!