"This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears, all nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is…
Not only do our restaurants work hard to make an impact on their communities, but our departments at the Pizza Ranch Support Center dedicate their time to serving communities around them.
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."
It's easy to say when someone asks you, "how you doing?" to say, "I'm 'fine', or 'OK', or 'hanging in there'". It's OK to not be OK, and it's OK to let people know you're not OK.
We’ve been working through the Old Testament looking for the New Testament Jesus hundreds, even thousands, of years before He was born. They’re all great stories on their own, but they absolutely paint a picture of who Jesus will be and what he’ll do for those who believe. Jesus claimed that the entire Old Testament pointed to Him (Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39, 46; Romans 1:1-2; 1 Peter 1:10-12). Since the Book of Nahum is a part of the OT, let’s take a look to see how it points to Jesus.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 – “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Usually when this verse comes to mind, it’s connected to something hard or difficult – a death, someone undergoing chemo, or in a season of waiting. As a teenager, my mom would tell me “Kate, just enjoy right now.” I wasn’t angsty but could always identify something that I was waiting on or wanted to by-pass quickly.
A Kansas-based organization called Pink Heals recently had an impactful Community Impact Night at the Wichita, KS Pizza Ranch. As their website describes them, the members of Pink Heals are “a group of firefighters, alongside various members of the community and family members who selflessly donate their time to travel around Kansas, near - and sometimes far - in a pink fire truck that is on a new mission, after years of fighting fire. Her new mission is to spread Love and Hope and to Create Immediate Care in support of women with all forms of Cancer - not just Breast Cancer!”
John 6:37 – “However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.” I’m currently reading a book called “Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers” by Dane Ortlund. The chapter I read over the weekend was based on this verse. The author spends the whole chapter talking about the truth that no matter what we have done, no matter how great the sin, disappointment, betrayal, lie, hurt, or anything else – no matter it, once we humbly come to Jesus and accept him as Savior of our lives, he will NEVER reject us or cast us out of His presence.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 – “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
I’m typically a person who genuinely likes to give and bring joy to others. One of my favorite things to do is take my family out to eat when we can. It brings me joy to break bread, talk and laugh together. I never set out to hear it, but when they thank and appreciate it after, it simply makes me feel even better.
The Leadership Group at the Pizza Ranch Support Center is always encouraging us to share our faith with others; to follow the nudges given…
The Vision of Pizza Ranch is "To Glorify God by positively impacting the world". While our thousands of community impact nights help to support…