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When You Have No Idea What You Are Doing…

Parenting Tips, News & Events

Every time I sit down to write, no words come. None. No ideas. No wisdom. No encouragement. Nothing. Why? 

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Reflections on Life in the Time of Corona - Sue Beddingfield

News & Events, Parenting Tips

We'll always remember where we were the moment we realized life, as we know it, was shutting down due to Covid-19. Much like remembering where we were when we heard a plane crashed into the World Trade Center in NYC. Or catastrophic tornadoes hit. 

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TikTok and Quarantine - Tasha Wrona

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Sky Ranch SkyMom Special SHOUT OUT!

Amidst all that is going on in our world we reached out to our Sky Ranch families and asked them to share a little "happy" with our SkyMom community!

Please enjoy this special SHOUT OUT from Tasha Wrona of Carrollton, Texas. She would love to share these TikTok thoughts:

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Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies - Nicole Conger

News & Events, Recipes

Sky Ranch SkyMom Special SHOUT OUT!

Amidst all that is going on in our world we reached out to our Sky Ranch SkyMom Hostesses from our luncheons this Fall and Spring and asked them to share a little "happy" with our SkyMom community!

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Heartbeat of Your Home - Terrie Chevaillier

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instruction with kindness.

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It’s Friday (today). But Sunday’s Coming! - Tori Miller

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

It’s Friday (today). But Sunday’s Coming!

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Let’s do this together - Tori Miller

News & Events, Scripture

Today as I ventured out for some essentials wearing a face mask for the first time-I was overwhelmed with two distinct thoughts about masks.

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19 things to be GRATEFUL for during this crazy time - Christy Hedgecock

News & Events, Parenting Tips

It's s so easy to think of all the things we can’t do, but let’s focus on some good.

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Stronger Than a Mask: Protection from Unseen Enemies - Elizabeth Elliot

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

Just a few weeks ago, it would’ve been strange to walk into a grocery store and see people wearing latex gloves as they push their carts and face masks as they traverse the aisles.

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Family Camp at home - Tamara Willmann

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

One week a year I get to spend uninterrupted time with my family at Sky Ranch Family Camp. This is my favorite week of the year.

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You Can’t Close The Church!

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

I am really good at worrying—actually, I excel at it.

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Parenting with Confidence (When We Don’t Have all the Answers…)

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

Well, we’re 3 months into 2020 and we’ve entered uncharted waters, at least for our generation. And during these unscripted times of life, it’s important for us, the parents to be confident.  

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“Mom. Can we do this every year?” - Leah Spina

News & Events, Parenting Tips

“Mom. Can we do this every year?”

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Let us not become weary in doing good - Kelly Pyke

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬

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Quiche for your Family

Recipes, News & Events, Parenting Tips

QUICHE FOR YOUR FAMILY
For one 9” pie plate
Bake at 350°

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That will only last a little while - Sarah​ Fincher

Parenting Tips, News & Events, Scripture

As a new mom I was completely discouraged at how often I’d hear, “That will only last a little while.”

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Restoration

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

A discipline that I practice often is praying Scripture.

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The Mirror Effect

News & Events, Parenting Tips

When I have the opportunity to talk with moms of daughters, I gingerly tip toe around a thing I call THE MIRROR EFFECT.

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7 Reasons to Choose Sky Ranch

News & Events, Parenting Tips
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When our children struggle - Lisa Clark

News & Events, Parenting Tips

I have been made aware recently of many preteens/teens who struggle with depression and anxiety. I’m so thankful for summer for many reasons, but mostly so that our kids can relax and unwind. There is way too much pressure on them to overachieve and be better than the rest.

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4 Ways to Know Your Child is Ready for Camp

News & Events, Parenting Tips

4 Ways to Know Your Child is Ready for Camp
Ok, really 5 ways, one of them is you

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Letter from Tori

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

Hi SkyMoms!

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Sky Ranch Cinnamon Rolls

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Recipes

Oh, yummy cinnamon rolls on a cold January morning sounds scrumptious!

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He Sees, He Knows & He Cares - Erika​ Smith

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

I love reading stories in the Bible and seeing how God uses those same stories to show me how my life is not too different.

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The Secret Place

Parenting Tips, News & Events, Scripture

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

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SkyMoms Winter Newsletter

News & Events
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Obeying God - Lauren​ Johnston

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Why is obedience so hard? From an early age, something within us seems to cry out, “I’m not doing it your way. I want it my way!” My precious four-year-old and two-year-old boys are evidence of this on the daily.

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Mother Son Weekend - Tori Miller

News & Events, Parenting Tips

I had the incredible blessing of attending and serving alongside Sky Ranch staff and counselors this past weekend at Mother Son Weekend.

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Around The Table - Lisa Hughes Tyson

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Cooking is not my thing. When I make a meal for my family, I am known to use every bowl and mixing spoon in my kitchen. 

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How to Trust God When Your Babies Get Sick - Cali McCormac

Parenting Tips, News & Events

When I was a child, I could probably count on one hand the number of times I got sick. I hardly ever missed school and my parents never had to take sick days. All in all we were a pretty healthy crew. 

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Don't miss out on finding glimpses of JOY... - Whitney​ Baer

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Before I had Judah, when I wanted to have “me” time, I would give myself a manicure and pedicure. I would pull out my hat box that is filled with nail polish, cuticle treatments and spend around 2 hours just engrossed in thought and self-care.

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Tori's Tips

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Are you looking for a quick and easy meal to have on hand to cook on a busy weekday week? Well, let me give you a "Tori Tip"...this beef and broccoli from Trader Joes was fantastic!

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The Power of Ordinary Motherhood

News & Events, Parenting Tips

What you are doing MATTERS
By Leah Spina
 
I don’t think you get it, Mom. I don’t think you get it at all.

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Do not be anxious - Lisa Clark

Scripture, News & Events, Parenting Tips

I want to encourage the worried moms today.  Do you tend to lean toward being a worrier?

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Why SKY - Jennifer Ertle

News & Events, Parenting Tips

After 2 summers that were consumed with 4 surgeries on my arm and were beyond hard on me physically and mentally, we dedicated this summer to joy and new experiences.

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Why SKY - Blake Walker

News & Events, Parenting Tips

The best part of Sky Ranch family camp is not the activities, mountains, food, or cabins, it’s always the counselors....

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Why SKY - Carolyn Ingrum

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Caden and Cole had the awesome opportunity of attending Sky Ranch Launch Camp this week at a local church in our area.

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Why SKY - Kelly Love

News & Events, Parenting Tips

The dust has settled and the experiences have set in from my two boys first time at summer camp - and I felt compelled to send you a heartfelt note to say thank you.

 

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GREAT I AM

News & Events

"The mountains shake before Him"

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Why SKY - Deborah Walsh Dobbs, M.A.

News & Events, Parenting Tips

7th grade was my daughter Faith's first year in middle school, and it was a rough one.

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The BACK TO SCHOOL word of the day is GRACE - Lisa Tyson

Parenting Tips, News & Events

It seems like there are two types of “Back to School Moms.” 

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Follow the Leader - Terrie Chevaillier

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

"And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ."
1 Corinthians 11:1

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Community

Parenting Tips, News & Events

Community allows us to connect relationally, encourage one another, and share in common interests with each other.

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Thoughts From Our Week In The Mountains - Liz Andino

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Olive said this was the best week ever and I have to agree.

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Defined By Our Scars - Lisa Tyson

Parenting Tips, News & Events, Scripture

One of my favorite preachers of the gospel is a man by the name of Louie Giglio. I first heard him speak as the camp speaker while I was in high school.

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Refreshing Quinoa Salad Recipe

Recipes, Parenting Tips, News & Events

Have you been looking for a fresh, light, a little tangy, filling, and flavorful salad?

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Why SKY - Kimmy Winter

Parenting Tips, News & Events

Our family had a heavy year with several health scares which ultimately resulted in open heart surgery this Spring for my healthy barely 40 year old husband.

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Parents Night Out - Hannah Onley

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Family Camp "Kids Night" or better known as "Parents Night Out"...

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Why SKY - The Hammack Family

News & Events, Parenting Tips

We had an amazing week at Sky Ranch Ute Trail Family Camp.

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Sky Ranch Horn Creek Family Camp Broccoli Salad Recipe

Recipes, News & Events, Parenting Tips

This recipe was a hit at Sky Ranch Horn Creek Family Camp ~ Western Night! We all enjoyed this yummy side dish as we ate outside on picnic tables together enjoying the cooler Colorado summer temperature after a day FULL of activities.

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Why SKY - Heather Lee

News & Events, Parenting Tips

I have always loved the quote, “Your life as a Christian should make a nonbeliever question their disbelief in God.”  

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Why SKY - JaLisa Boyd

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Thank you again Sky Ranch for creating a life changing environment where kids want to come have fun and hear the word of God.

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The Dress and the Days Between

News & Events, Parenting Tips

A dear friend’s daughter recently got married. There is something surreal about watching someone you have prayed for since before they were born get married! As I looked at our daughter sitting next to my husband, it made my heart stop just a little bit. 

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Why Family Camp?

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Do you ever go on a family summer vacation and dread the conversations that begin with…

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Why SKY - Terri Flannagan

News & Events, Parenting Tips

He went to camp for the first time last week at @skyranchcamps - and I cried like a baby when I hugged him after 6 nights away.

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No need to Mom so hard - Terrie Chevaillier

Scripture, Parenting Tips, News & Events

NO NEED TO MOM SO HARD!
You will receive the strength you need when you stay calm and trust in me. Isaiah 30:15

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Why SKY - Allison Meck

News & Events, Parenting Tips

WOW, where do I began? Let’s start back in the Fall/Winter when I talked to Murphy Jo about going to camp!

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Lisa Hughes Tyson

News & Events, Parenting Tips

I was grocery shopping yesterday and I saw a young mom with three children in tow. One in the baby seat of the basket, one sitting with groceries, and one walking along beside.

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Why SKY - Britney Camp

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Our son, Bobby, had a truly amazing week at Sky Ranch Camp in Van this Summer. This will be his 5th year as a Sky Ranch camper.

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A summer to remember - Lisa Clark

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Make the Summer of 2019 One to Remember!!!
 

So here’s a question for you to ponder…How many summers do you have left with your kiddos at home? I’ll give you a minute…

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Why SKY - Beth Anderson

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Jake is excited to get his Sky Ranch letter in the mail. 6 years ago I dreamed of my boys going to Sky Ranch summer camp. 

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The Lord will go before your children - Terrie Chevaillier

News & Events, Parenting Tips, Scripture

You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Psalm 139:5 (NLT)

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Packing Tips for Summer Camp - Hillary Kouba

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Trunks work the best since they are living out of it for the week but make sure it’s the correct dimensions (not too tall, 32”x18”x14”).

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Summer Prep 101 - How to decorate your car

News & Events, Parenting Tips

Show your Sky Pride...by telling everyone on the road how excited your campers are to be coming to Sky Ranch for an incredible week of fun and faith.

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Why SKY - Toni Threadgill

Parenting Tips, News & Events

Sky Ranch is far more than a super fun place to hang out. While  it is unbelievable how amazing the facilities are, I was so surprised to learn that isn’t the best part.

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How to be a SkyMoms Hostess

Parenting Tips, News & Events

We have exciting plans for our SkyMoms Ministry this upcoming season and we would love for you to be a part of it! We are currently looking for SkyMoms to partner with us as hostesses for our luncheons throughout the metroplex.

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The best is yet to come - Candice Myers

Parenting Tips, Scripture, News & Events

Retailers have cleared the shelves of Easter related products. The white patent dress shoes that were shiny and new just a short time ago now have black scuff marks on the side and the soles.

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Why SKY - Tamara Willmann

Parenting Tips, News & Events

I want to be a great wife and mom. But I often get caught up in other things, especially during the school year, and find myself overcommitted, stretched too thin, and always at a loss for time. By the end of the school year, I have nothing left to give. Sky Ranch Ute Trail Family Camp is always my light at the end of the tunnel.

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Why SKY - Family Camp Weekend - Sabrina Harrison

News & Events

Our family had the best time bonding, going on adventures together and diving deeper into God’s truth about parenting at @skyranchcamps this weekend!

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Defeated No More - Lainie Montgomery

Scripture, News & Events, Parenting Tips

Defeated. Moms, you know the feeling: The plan for a homecooked dinner that turns into another crazy, eat-on-the-run meal; the intentional family devotional time that turns into a sibling wrestling match; the unwanted comparison game that leaves you feeling discontent and unsatisfied; the heartbreak of a broken relationship you don’t know how to fix; the words and tones you wish you could unwind.

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Easter Recipe - Nappa Cabbage Salad

Recipes, News & Events

What are your Go-To recipes to serve for Easter lunch? My family always requests my cream corn, green bean bundles and a delicious salad.

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Why SKY?

News & Events

Thanks to my husband and mom, Ainsley and I just returned from a Mother Daughter Weekend retreat at Sky Ranch. It was life-changing for us. So many soul cleansing tears were shed. For the first time EVER, I felt truly connected to my girl.

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We are family - Lisa Clark

News & Events

SkyMoms has just wrapped up it’s 12th season of luncheons and ministry! 12??? What in the world? God has blessed this little ministry to moms.

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What Sky Ranch means to me - McKinley Bownds

News & Events

My name is McKinley Bownds and I am an 9-year-camper. I started coming to Sky Ranch through Launch Camp when I was 8 and when I was 9-years-old I went to overnight camp in Van.

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Why You Need to be at the Next Mother-Daughter Weekend!!!

News & Events

Last weekend, my daughter and I had the chance to attend the Sky Ranch Mother-Daughter Retreat! It was such an amazing time of intentionality and I’m sure neither of us will forget it! If you are interested in finding out more about our parent/child weekends at Sky Ranch, here is a little more info and the link to register for the next one in the Spring!

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Family Camp at Sky Ranch Horn Creek - Don't Miss Out!

News & Events

Grab the family and join us for Family Camp at Sky Ranch Horn Creek.  There are just a few spaces left throughout the summer, so we are offering a last-minute, inaugural year special price!