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Candace O. Smith

I grew up on Peacock Walk Ranch, a beautiful hillside estate in Southern California inhabited by horses, various cats, dogs, chickens, ducks and wild peacocks. The ranch abounds with scenic views of God’s creation, including luscious fruit trees and wildly colorful gardens, inspiring the name Peacock Garden Bible Study Series.

Growing up, I enjoyed exploring the western United States, California and Baja Mexico on camping trips with my parents, who taught us to appreciate God’s handiwork. One special joy was the gift of my own horse, which was stabled on the ranch. The glorious freedom of riding on the beach and her swimming over the ocean swells remain among my cherished memories. However, the pivotal moment in my life was becoming a believer in Jesus Christ as a young person.