Category Archives: Jazmine’s Blog

A Word From a Cowpoke (or a few)

A Word from a cowpoke (or a few) Hi, my name is MacKenzie, and I am a Cowpoke Program Volunteer at CVYR. The cowpoke program focuses on creating a work environment for the kids who choose to help, and giving jobs to them in order to build their skills. A group of Cowpoke volunteers and…
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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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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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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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Teach Me

Teach Me The warmth of the sun blanketed our backs as we walked through Old Towne back to the main office. Laughter filled the air and was swept away with the cool breeze. We were very thankful for the cool breeze, because we had just finished 2 tiring hours riding horses! I had 3 select…
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True Confidence In Christ

True Confidence in Christ        The horse just stood there. Half asleep. Stephanie limply shook the halter grasped in her hand. Her small effort was in vain, for there was no response from the horse, again.        I headed back into the round pen to re-explain the concept of "round-penning". I kindly asked for the…
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Rock Picture Holders

Rock Photo Holders Rock Photo holders are so fun to make! They are so easy, and they make great gifts. You can decorate your entire house with these little boogers! At CVYR, we have had kids use air dry clay instead of a rock, and those come out super cool as well. You can form…
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A Word From An Artist

A Word From An Artist CVYR is a place that offers something for everyone when it comes to art. First and foremost, we lift up the name of Jesus, and testify how great God’s love is. In the Bible, John 3:16 says that God so loved the world that He gave His one and only…
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Verse Rocks

Verse Rocks There are so many creative ways to reach out to kids here at the Ranch. Creativity is a must  with these kids because we live in a culture that is extremely skeptical of absolute truth. Well, absolute truth is at the forefront of the gospel. This gospel is what we, as believers, ground…
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Comfort Zone Dilemma

Comfort Zone DilemmaJanuary 2017. It was a chilly morning, sweatshirts were on, Bibles in hand, and excitement on our hearts. We had our first 4 kids coming in that day! We finally opened our doors after a solid year of remodeling and construction. A lot still needed to be done, but we were ready to…
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