Yearly Archives: 2018

Giving It All You Got

Giving all you've got As a young woman I believed the world was at my fingertips, ready to bow down at my feet as I walked by. I thought I could do anything I wanted in life. Dreams filled my brain making it hard to sleep at night. I dreamt of wild things like a…
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Being a mentor

Being a mentor... Being a mentor here at CVYR is full of challenges. But many times, to be quite honest, it is a lot of fun! Every kid is different, so we design each session specifically with certain goals in mind. We always have the whole time planned out in detail. But with the best…
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This one is for guys too.

This one is for guys too. Waking up at 5am is a sacrifice. Unless you’re a morning person, which in that case get some help. Waking up at 5am to start construction as a volunteer is a bigger sacrifice. There doesn’t seem to be a financial benefit, nor is there much a reward for you…
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Toxic Relationships Part 1: Dating

Toxic Relationships: Part 1 DatingWhen I entered my first year of high school I was only 13 years old. I was very young, and to be quite honest I wasn’t very smart, especially when it came to the terrifying yet alluring opposite gender. I had only been a Christian for about a year, so I…
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Growing

Growing Growing... So here’s the question everyone involved in a ministry often encounters- “How many people  have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior in your ministry?” I was speaking with a group of folks who are believers and supporters of us when asked.  “None to my knowledge” I replied. I think about this all…
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Things are a’changin

Things are a'changin Over the last few weeks things have been movin' and shakin'. We have been adding some character to the petting zoo while also giving the animals some fun new play areas. We built a fence inside the classroom area so we could have easy access to the Creepy Crawly area without the…
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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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May Update

May Update “…And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7 NASB) Hmmm, how many times have I heard that quote during Easter season in my 68 years? You know what? It’s true! Last Friday the 13th, I had my first experience wrangling sheep and…
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