The succession of Moses and Joshua's preparation.
John 15:1-8 – Jesus, the True Vine God = Gardener Jesus = Vine Believers = Branches As Christians we need to know our role as a branch.
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. -author unknown-
Ken and Mary Dressen have been serving Pizza Ranch guests since 2006 and over the years they have worked hard to allow their faith to be part of the way in which they serve their guests. Mary shared with me so many stories of how her guests have become more of an extended family to her and her staff.
"Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness in your life depends on the quality of your thoughts." -Marcus Aurelius-
Your thoughts have power. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "You are what you think all day long!" So when you think about what you think about, what comes to mind? When you ask yourself this question, how are you centering your thoughts. If you are anything like me, at times it's a huge challenge to find framework in the many thoughts that circulate inside my head. The apostle Paul also helps put thoughts in to perspective in Philippians 4:8 (NIV), "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."
We’ve been slowly walking through the Book of Psalms, and this week we’re looking at (Psalm 46). The Psalms do such a great job of talking about the topics and emotions we most often deal with in life.
“Consider how the wildflowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!" -Luke 12:27-28
Pizza Ranch is dedicated to living out our Vision - to glorify God by positively impacting the world. One way we achieve that is through valued partners, and each year we are a national sponsor of Global Leadership Summit to help bring amazing Leadership training to communities across our territory including an in-person event in Orange City, Iowa!
Have you ever heard of the Kudzu plant? Brought to America from Asia in the early 19th Century, this fast-growing vine was considered an invasive species. The plant is able to grow up to a foot a day and monopolizes resources around it to allow for such accelerated growth.
Last spring as the winter snow began to melt off our deck, my husband approached me with a proposition – “I think we should get some bird feeders for our deck.” My initial response was skeptical. My mind raced with a million doubts. But my husband has a passion for animals, so I swallowed my doubts and let him buy and set up the bird feeders…