Conversations

Although I’m not a houseparent, I was invited to contribute to our blog since I work part-time at Joy Ranch. I love being part of the “family”, even though I don’t get to spend nearly enough time with the kids we serve (as a homeschooling mom of my own three, high-spirited sons). A few weeks…

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A Time to Laugh

Community. I’ve been reminded recently how important it is. Sixteen months ago the world shut down due to COVID-19, and although many places have removed all restrictions, places like Joy Ranch are still dealing with regulations which keep us from fully engaging with the world around us. In many ways, we’ve been blessed through this…

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Waffle Iron Chef

See what we did there?  Since we are all still at home having to get creative we thought we would pass along some things we do here that add a little fun – as well as ease and convenience – to the “every day”. Most of these ideas are self-explanatory but we’ve listed a few…

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Volunteers – What a Blessing!

This summer has brought back volunteers to Joy Ranch! What a blessing each individual and group has been to our ministry and the kids have loved the extra special attention as well as activities. The North Spartan Baptist Association from Boiling Springs, SC had 18 people representing 5 different churches when they visited in June. …

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Presenting Lily!

What is your favorite food?  Alfredo! (Fettuccine)   What is your least favorite food?  Mushrooms! How do you know if a mushroom is poisonous or not?  What is your favorite game?  Apples to Apples  What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite animal on the Ranch?  The cat family (lions, tigers, etc.) Panthers are my favorite. On…

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Summer News!

It’s officially here, and so is our summer newsletter. Take a look and share! Click here to view/download the pdf file.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

We survived! School is officially over. I think it’s safe to say the last three months of school was a learning experience for everyone. We’ve all been stretched and grown, both as a group and individually. But now that school is over, what do we do? Our beach trip? Cancelled. Summer camps? Cancelled. Trampoline park?…

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