For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

What do you want your legacy to be?

by pizzaranchadmin on April 24, 2015

This past week this question came around to me a couple of times.  The first was a question someone posed online: What do you want to pass onto the next generation?  Answers to this question included among others: Work ethic, a love of travel and seeing other cultures, laughter, gratitude, self-sufficiency & hunting, taste.

Then this question resurfaced when I came across a letter that my Grandma had written to me along with all of her grandkids and kids.  In this letter she expressed that she had only one desire for us, that we would love Jesus and keep Him at the center of our lives.  She spoke of God seeing her through the hardest moments of life.

I hope the legacy I leave will be like these words from Deuteronomy 6.

Deuteronomy 6 These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

10 When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, 12 be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

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Laugh at Ourselves

by pizzaranchadmin on April 23, 2015

Tim Hawkins is a Christian comedian who reminds us it’s okay to laugh at ourselves once in a while!

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Stories of Impact – Oshkosh, WI

by pizzaranchadmin on April 22, 2015

Last week, the newest Pizza Ranch in Oshkosh, Wisconsin took part in a food drive and donation fundraiser for the Salvation Army.  The food was donated from guests who attended the practice shifts prior to grand opening.  Over $600 was given in cash and many more dollars in food donated in an effort to help out the local chapter of the Salvation Army.  One way that community engagement is developed in the Pizza Ranch world is by partnering with civic organizations such as the Salvation Army.  Thanks to the many hands that made these days a success!

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Jokes

by pizzaranchadmin on April 21, 2015

Go ahead, you can retell these couple of jokes to someone else to brighten their day!

 

A farmer counted 196 cows in the field.  When he rounded then up, he had 200.

 

Q: Where are the average things manufactured?

A: The satisfactory

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Follow Through

by pizzaranchadmin on April 20, 2015

If you checked out last week Monday’s blog post, you were challenged to be honest, open, and vulnerable with a family member, your supervisor at work, or to God.  Did you follow through on having that conversation?  You can comment below about the conversation if you want, or simply hit the Like button if you are viewing on Facebook.

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Doing Our Best

by pizzaranchadmin on April 17, 2015

We all have an idea of what “Doing Our Best” at work, at home, and in life looks like.  And I believe it’s something most people would aspire to do.  But it doesn’t always happen.  Instead, we fall short of it.  Often our thoughts, emotions, and actions drive us a different way.  Words like…ungrateful, negative, lazy, independent, indifferent, stubborn, etc. would be better ways to describe what our life looks like.  I think we can all relate to this in some way, or from time to time. But these descriptions don’t sound like a lot of fun.  They bring a sense of dread, or selfishness to our lives.

There’s also some words the describe a better way of doing things.  Words like gratefully, joyfully, lovingly, faithfully, wholeheartedly, etc.  All of these words are also relatable.  And I’m sure you get the idea.  We want to do things the right way.  We want to do our best.  Colossians 3: 23-24 gives us some insight on how to make that happen.  To help us do it more consistently.  It’s a matter of focus.  So “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

No matter our work, position, or status.  No matter how mundane our work is.  Working for the Lord with all our heart turns the most bumming parts of life, or the humblest of occupations, into something with meaning and purpose.  Instead of just a job, it becomes the work of royalty.  Instead of not feeling like we’re important, we can find amazing satisfaction in what’s now Kingdom work.  Doing our best at work, and in life, is something that brings glory to God.

So may each of us do our best today, as if working for the Lord Himself.  The King of kings, and the Lord of lords.

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The Biggest Myth about Vulnerability

by pizzaranchadmin on April 16, 2015

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Stories of Impact – A Pen

by pizzaranchadmin on April 15, 2015

We received a message recently via our Facebook page, that we wanted to share.

A couple from Wisconsin recently adopted a child from China.  Here’s what they shared:

11084447_10153247254593469_840776244_nI just wanted to let you know that this Pizza Ranch pen made it all the way to China and back and was used many times in our adoption process. It also made us very homesick and hungry!

Congratulations on a new addition to your family, and thanks for making Pizza Ranch a part of it.

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Authenticity

by pizzaranchadmin on April 14, 2015

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”

Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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Vulnerable

by pizzaranchadmin on April 13, 2015

Each Monday, we try to find some way to challenge you with a easy quick way to make an positive impact in the world.  Today’s challenge is to be vulnerable.  Find a way at some point this week to be honest, open, and vulnerable with someone you care about.  This could be opening up to a family member about something going on in your life.  It could be sharing some of your work struggles with your boss at work.  It could be even praying to a God who hears us and wants to know what’s going on in your life (He already knows, but he likes to hear you say it anyway).

 

Be vulnerable.

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