EXCERPTS FROM AN EXILE This time in our lives is definitely a new adventure. Throughout the bible, we see stories God’s people in exile, in slavery, and in a dispersed and persecuted church. We may not be in ‘exile,’ but all these circumstances describe God’s people traveling through scary and uncharted territory. Sound familiar when…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 Psychology with a minor in Biblical Studies. She's known as "Bullfrog Legs" around these parts.
Recent Posts by Lacey Patrick
Renewing our view It’s the middle of Easter week, but on the surface, it doesn’t seem like it. There aren’t the usual reminders of stores with their shelves piled high with chocolate bunnies, peeps, Easter baskets and grass, and toys and candy in all shades of pastels. I suppose you can find all the commercial…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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
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
Recent Comments by Lacey Patrick
No comments by Lacey Patrick yet.