Our new restaurant in Pueblo Colorado engaged in raising not only awareness but going out and gathering donations for supplies and money for the local Domestic Crisis Center.
Pictured below is the result of the efforts of the Pizza Ranch Team in Pueblo.
The Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter offers emergency refuge, domestic violence counseling, legal advocate assistance and referral, community referral, and court accompaniment.
It is extremely important to understand that the Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter can only offer housing to and assist women who are victims of domestic violence and their children (including males up to the age of 17).
The specific type of domestic violence which the YWCA can serve are those affected by intimate partner violence. This includes physical, sexual, and psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse.
Additional info can be found at
16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Change is real in our lives!
Change can be a scary thing and bring fear and anxiousness to our lives. Many of us prefer to keep changes in our lives to a minimum, we have a comfort zone and we like that.
Our comfort zone can be our marriages, our families, our jobs and even our faith.
If we desire change we are usually only comfortable if we are in control of that change but many times change is not in our control.
GREAT NEWS God has a plan for you and that includes changes- trust in God and allow the changes in your life to grow your faith, grow you as a person, and give you the courage to step out of your comfort zone.
What changes do you have going on in your life?
Will you tackle these changes on your own? You do not have to!
Be encouraged to lean on God to help carry you through!
At the Pizza Ranch Corp offices, we’ve been going through the Book of Galatians at our Thursday prayer times. Here’s a few amazing truths from this great Book: We’re not alone. We have an advocate that is ever present. His name is Jesus, the author of our salvation. He went to the cross on our behalf. He conquered death so we could be declared “Not guilty.” His desire is that we recognize the truth of this, and enjoy the life He has given each of us. Even when things are difficult. We can rest in the hope of eternal life. So, on this day, may we find our security in Him, celebrate what He has done for us on the cross, and take comfort in the fact that He lives with us at all times.
Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
The dedication of the Pizza Ranch Inc store openers is unbelievable. It’s not just the 15 hour day that they put in, it’s the gearing up and the energy that they put in and the enthusiasm that they bring and the relationships that they build with the staff – all while proudly representing Pizza Ranch. They are the legendary people of Pizza Ranch.
They are legendary every single day. Often they are giving up their day off because they think that the restaurant cannot function properly without their presence. They are the most dedicated, enjoyable, hard-working people – and they go back to it every single opening.
They never stop. They never complain. They are remarkable. They are absolutely awesome, and we are privileged to work with them. Our hats are off to the restaurant openers.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are TRUE, whatsoever things are HONEST, whatsoever things are JUST, whatsoever things are PURE, whatsoever things are LOVELY, whatsoever things are OF GOOD REPORT, if there be any VIRTUE and if there be any PRAISE, THINK ON THESE THINGS.”
Have you ever been asked what your life verse was? A few years back, our church challenged each of its members to think about their life verse, and to share it with the congregation.
My life verse(s) come from Romans 8:37-39 – “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
When I was a child, I had a life-threatening illness. I was told that I would never function or be the same again. Through God’s grace, I made a full recovery, but I was still scared. One day, while reading these verses, I realized that no matter what happened in my life (or death) – nothing could ever take me away from the love of God. That was a turning point in my life. I have been forever changed.
What is your life verse? If you have never thought about that question, I encourage you to think about it today.
So many people long for JOY in their lives. I hear it all the time. It’s pursued relentlessly in some cases. In other cases it’s just something they would at least want a little more of. The problem is that so many of us try to find that joy in places where it won’t be found. We try to find it in things, status, friends, or work. Just to name a few. But where does real joy come from? How can we get it? How can we grab hold of it, no matter what happens in life, and still possess it. It is found at its source. It’s found in a relationship with Jesus. The Bible says that we can be strong and courageous in everything, that we don’t need to be afraid of anything, no matter what, for the Lord our God is with us. It says that He will never leave us or forsake us. That truth is our source. Let’s let this assurance soak into our hearts and minds, so we can overflow with JOY, as we walk steadily along the path of life.