Introducing Isaac

Introducing Isaac

What is your favorite food? “Pizza – pepperoni.” What is your least favorite food? “Vegetables. If I have to pick one I don’t like the most, I really don’t like cabbage.” What is your favorite game? “Fortnite.” What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite...
Exercise with the kids

Exercise with the kids

Several years ago, before I worked at Joy Ranch, I felt compelled to volunteer some time each week participating in exercise with the kids at Joy Ranch. My mom had worked at the Ranch when I was a teen, and I always felt a tie to the ministry after that, plus I was a...
Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Celebrations

It’s that time of year again: lots of candy, stuffing ourselves with turkey and that “most wonderful time of the year” – Christmas!  As we have told you before this time can be both fun and challenging at Joy Ranch. What kid (no matter how old) doesn’t love...
Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites

The days are getting shorter, the air has turned cool and crisp, and the leaves are showing off their colors. Fall is upon us and with it, all the fall festivities. Admittedly, I love this time of year because it means the Christmas season is near. And while...
A Healing Journey

A Healing Journey

I have a rescue cat. At the time I got Lilly, I didn’t realize the effects of trauma are similar amongst animals and humans. Don’t get me wrong, people’s brains are far more complex, but the fear, tendency to fight, and distrust are the same. Lilly was dropped off on...

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