Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This is a portion of a huge rock that sits at the end of our drive coming into the ranch! Jesus is our ROCK and oh so hard to get through to some boys that HE is solid! Just the other day, a boy stopped in to get something he left here. When I went to give him a hug he turned away and said I don't want a hug from you! I said, "Why did it have to change." His response, "I have freedom, this sucks!" I just have to trust that my Jesus is the Rock and what we taught him about Jesus while he was in our home for 3 years will point him in the right direction and when he is old he will come running back! Oh so hard....but my ROCK is hard, solid and will not be moved so I TRUST in my ROCK! I love you JESUS and I lay this boy, and the other 38 boys that have slept under our roof sometime in the last 18 years, at your feet! I also lay my own three children at your feet as they are all out on their own.
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Trusting in my ROCK,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

M & M Fest 2010

Last year we had lots of fun at the M & M Fest!

The Privilege to listen to Keith Nester preach GODS WORD! Worship in Song! Taking a ride with Farmer JIM! Listening to The Graves Family and several others!

Waiting for the Horse to PLOP!

If you missed last year make sure to put it down on your calendar for this year....AUGUST 8th!

10:30 - 5:00

Pastor Tim Leathers will share GODS WORD with us.....worship from a worship team from Heartland Fellowship.....Food....Music from the Graves Family....games.....tours....cow PLOP instead of the horse PLOPPIN and the Feature of the DAY.....the FRANZ FAMILY!

Don't miss it this year because you will wish you hadn't!
Bring your lawn chairs.....enjoy a sunday afternoon listening to Bluegrass Gospel Music....while smelling the fresh country air! You will be blessed by this family!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Call on Him in the day of Trouble!

I gaze out the front door and this is what I see. Cows....God's Cows on a small hill, beside a pond and they are His. These cows were adopted by God's people to place on this ranch to teach boys about unconditional love. Sometimes it is so hard to get through to a young man that he is loved...but we have to keep trusting and teaching him to call upon God in the day of trouble. He will deliver us if we only rest in HIS arms and Trust! In this ministry for the last 18 years there have been plenty of days when I have called out to my DADDY up in heaven in the day of trouble. I'm so thankful He is up there with his arms wide open and He is saying "REST in my Arms my child!"

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Resting in His arms,

Got Guts 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday!

My husband and I work with Boys headed down the wrong direction and we try to help them Forget what is behind and move Forward......Jesus forgives us and we need to try to forgive ourselves so we can move on!

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Trusting Him,

Monday, July 12, 2010

His works are perfect!

Deuteronomy 32:4 NIV
"He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he."

He is the ROCK!

His works are PERFECT!

and all HIS ways are just!

God knows exactly what he is doing, I am so glad He is in charge. We thought that God was telling us it was time for us to be empty nesters when we had no more boys living with us all of the sudden. Well, then along came a 19 year old Cory who needed some direction. We took him in to love on him a little before his court date. Guess what? God brought him here to help minister to some 13 year old boys that came to our Got Guts Camp. During our camp God got a hold of Cory and he asked Jesus to come in and fill that hole in his heart that he has been trying to fill up with bad stuff since he was about 13 years old! He even talked to the boys about his past and encouraged them to stop now before they get into things like he had gotten into. All three of the boys at the Got Guts Camp this year asked Jesus to come into their hearts! God is Good and all His ways are just! We are excited to see what God is going to do in Cory's life. Please pray for Cory, Jacob, Michael and Brandon as they start their way down a new road in life! We are glad Cory is going to stay with us a little while longer.....I don't think we are really ready to be empty nesters!

While we were putting on this camp we also had a family move in next door to come along side of us in this ministry and we are very excited about this! We are excited to have them run along side of us on the same team and same side of the ball......it is going to be an awesome game to watch. This family we have known for awhile now....they are from Wilton.....and we have had the dad of this family be a part of our Got Guts camp for the last 3 years. He has a story to tell and believe me when he told his story the last 3 years these boys listened! They are a family that loves the Lord with all their heart and we are excited to welcome them on board! We love you guys!

The Clark Family

(Dave, Kerry, Gannon & Daryn)

FYI - The beautiful picture of the Clarks was taken by one of our previous staff at the ranch that came along side of us during a very hard time in this ministry and helped hold our arms up....we will always be greatful for their time here at the ranch. Thanks Keith and Estelle! Make sure you check out her awesome gift of photography (just click on her name) and maybe even set up a time with her to make some great memories!

I will probably post the video I made for the boys at a later time....still trying to perfect it.....you see He's still working on me. His works are perfect but my works can use some work.

Thank you all for taking the time to pray for this ministry....we couldn't do it without you all!

Trusting in the ROCK!