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Effective Christianity

Effective Christianity           Why do I do what I do here at Crown Valley Youth Ranch? Because in the reality of eternity, the Kingdom of Heaven is near.“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought of the next. It is since…
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Not heroes, but messengers

Not heroes, but messengers.           I always wanted to be the hero that swooped in and saved the day. I grew up in a world that laid in ruins, brokenness never ceased to trail along each path I walked upon. I was used to seeing people in desperate need of a savior, who had no…
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Sitting at His Feet

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…
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Gold

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…
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Enlist in the Service

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…
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A Reminder of Dependence

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…
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Body Scrubs

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…
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It’s Hard Being the “New-Mom”

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…
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The Beauty of a Moment

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…
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Herbs, Herbs, and More Herbs.

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…
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