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The Rider

This parable tells us the story of a cowboy on his last ride and shows us how God speaks to us through His beautiful creation.


  • Concept: A cowboy thinks back on his life as he makes his final ride. A story of finding God in the beauty of the outdoors.
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: The American West
  • Precept(s):
    • God will be there for you when you need Him.
    • God’s presence can be profound in His creation.
  • Key Bible Verse: Psalm 98:7-8 Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy,
  • Other Verses Referenced: Matthew 10:29


  • Written by Dana Buck
  • Narrated by Paul Diederich
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions and Studio47
  • Music Credit: Pond5


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at