Sitting at His Feet I have a terrible attention span. I can only sit in a classroom and focus for about 5 minutes before my brain wanders onto a rabbit trail. I blame it on my inability to relax—I have 3 jobs, I am going to school, I run a side-business, and I have…Read more
About: Lacey Patrick
Lacey Patrick is the Media Specialist at Crown Valley Youth Ranch. She is currently attending Biola University, working towards her degree in Intercultural Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies. She's known as "Bullfrog Legs" around these parts.
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Gold Sitting on a bed of pea gravel with crossed legs, I gazed across our broken pond. This pond is a water feature that has been broken since long before CVYR bought this property in 2015. To the untrained eye, a broken pond can seem worthless. It takes the imagination and adventure of a…Read more
ENlist in the service Imagine that the United States entered into another World War. There are three different categories that citizens would fall under if an event like this were to occur. The first demographic of citizens are those that choose to stay home because they do not want to leave their families or…Read more
A Reminder of Dependence We have a plethora of issues that we can worry about. We hear about these issues every day on the news. People are constantly being bombarded by the fear of war, a struggling economy, a divided nation, and very, very broken people who project their pain on others.Yet, we can still…Read more
Body scrubs Hi friends! Today I want to share one of the Jeremiah Garden’s favorite program activities. The girls seem to love herbs and the crafty ways to use them. Lately, we have made a lot of infused oils for hand and body scrubs. Body scrubs are one of the easiest things you can…Read more
It's hard being the "new-mom" Being a mom is hard. Being a newly married and newly crowned mother is HARD! Knowing the struggle of motherhood, I have lately felt like God has laid it on my heart to be a voice for new moms and offer resources that will aid in the journey of…Read more
The Beauty of a Moment “Okay, Jacob, now you are going to step on the shovel, like this.” I demonstrated by placing my foot on the heel of the shovel and shifting my weight to push the shovel farther into the dirt. I attempted to make every movement dramatic and obvious, for Jacob is a…Read more
Herbs, Herbs, and more Herbs While our mountains are covered in deep snow and we continue to have frosty nights, I see our stone fruit trees light up in white and pink blossoms as I drive to work. This is my favorite season. Our hills are green and our first wild flowers, white and yellow…Read more
-A Woman Of Sorrow- I am no stranger to sorrow. Wherever I go, it seems like darkness tries to follow. Anger, worry, bitterness, sadness, scar tissue—they cling to me like a parasite, sucking every ounce of life I have within me. It almost seems as if I left the womb with a gloomy cloud tangled…Read more
The beauty in letting go. “I just have this feeling that you’re going to find people that you like being around more than me, and we won’t be as close.” I expressed to her in a careless tone. I acted as if I was unaffected by our conversation, but I was actually crawling in…Read more
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