So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Thursday Video – I Turn to You

by Pizza Ranch on September 29, 2016

One of my favorite songs reminding us to turn to God when we need strength!  He is able to help you through!

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Tuesday Truths – Ephesians 3:20-21

by Pizza Ranch on September 27, 2016

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Monday Mission – Able

by Pizza Ranch on September 26, 2016

What does it mean to be “able”?

Dictionary.com defines “able” in this way:

able

[ey-buh l] /ˈeɪ bəl/  adjective, abler, ablest.

  1. having necessary power, skill, resources, or qualifications; qualified:

able to lift a two-hundred-pound weight; able to write music; able to travel widely; able to vote.

  1. having unusual or superior intelligence, skill, etc.: an able leader.
  2. showing talent, skill, or knowledge: an able speech.
  3. legally empowered, qualified, or authorized.

Thesaurus.com lists several other words that are similar in meaning to the word “able”:

able

Synonyms for able

adj capable of performing; having an innate capacity

 

 

As Christians, we will all have times in life where we feel like the word “able” describes us exactly.  In those times it is easy to relate to many of the synonyms found above.  However, we all may experience times in life where the word “able” is the farthest thing from how we feel.  It’s in both the good and bad times be encouraged to find the meaning of “able” in Philippians 4:13, where it is said:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Be inspired this week to know that you are “able” when you turn to Jesus and find your strength in him!

Trust that he is more than “able” to guide you through “all” things that may come your way in life!

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Friday Devotional – Sing

by Pizza Ranch on September 23, 2016

Today we looked at Psalm 104:33 “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”
This week as I was preparing for today’s devotional time I was struggling on a topic! As many or you know I drive a lot for work and when in the car I rarely even have the radio on but the last few weeks I have been drawn to The Message channel and I have heard some very amazing songs that definitely help me to focus on our Lord Jesus!
Breathe by Jonny Diaz

So yesterday I was reading Pizza Ranch Serves and this is what I read and  felt God saying music is the message:

A Conversation at Life Light
For many reasons, this was a different LifeLight: a yearly Christian Music festival south of Sioux Falls SD, a ministry Pizza Ranch supports. One of the differences was Sunday night when within an hour of each other you would hear Michael W. Smith and then LeCrae. You couldn’t get any more “diverse” in terms of genre and appeal. Michael appeals to more of the older crowd, while LeCrae to the younger.
On Sunday, in our Pizza Ranch hospitality tent I had a conversation with a big, tall, strong man and his two kids about who they were most excited to hear. They said LeCrae without even batting an eye. But there is more to it. The man said that back in 2012 he gave his life to Christ because of LeCrae. He was an alcoholic and lived a messed up life. Then he heard a song by LeCrae and listened to the words—the lyrics—and it drove him to his knees. He’s never been the same.
I don’t know the whole story and I don’t know the man, but I do know that in a moment, your life can be changed and you never know what or who will be used to change it. I also know that God uses music to impact people’s lives. Music is a powerful medium that often goes straight to the heart. And that is a reason for hope and joy.

This reminds me of our Living Hope and Mercy Me Christmas CD from last year and how those have changed people’s lives!
Today after you pray, I encourage you listen to this song “God is On the Move” by 7eventh Time Down and feel God moving in your life today!

Blessings to all and sing your praises to our Lord!

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Thursday Video – Who Am I?

by Pizza Ranch on September 22, 2016

If you’ve ever asked the question: “Who am I?” Start here.

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Stories of Impact – Lifelight

by Pizza Ranch on September 21, 2016

A Conversation at Life Light.

For many reasons, this was a different LifeLight: a yearly Christian Music festival south of Sioux Falls SD, a ministry Pizza Ranch supports.  One of the differences was Sunday night when within an hour of each other you would hear Michael W. Smith and then LeCrae.  You couldn’t get any more “diverse” in terms of genre and appeal.  Michael appeals to more of the older crowd, while LeCrae to the younger.

On Sunday, in our Pizza Ranch hospitality tent I had a conversation with a big, tall, strong man and his two kids about who they were most excited to hear.  They said LeCrae without even batting an eye.  But there is more to it.  The man said that back in 2012 he gave his life to Christ because of LeCrae.  He was an alcoholic and lived a messed up life.  Then he heard a song by LeCrae and listened to the words—the lyrics—and it drove him to his knees.  He’s never been the same.

I don’t know the whole story and I don’t know the man, but I do know that in a moment, your life can be changed and you never know what or who will be used to change it.

It also know that God uses music to impact people’s lives.  Music is a powerful medium that often goes straight to the heart.

And that is a reason for hope and joy.

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Tuesday Truths – Decisions

by Pizza Ranch on September 20, 2016

“Not making a decision is itself a decision.  Not making a choice is itself a choice.” Kierkegaard

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Monday Mission – Make It More Real

by Pizza Ranch on September 19, 2016

Our vision is “To glorify God by positively impacting the world.” Sometimes the word world seems so remote and removed by us.  To make it be more real, this week identify a person you intend to impact and how you are going to do that.

For example, “this week I’m going to impact John Smith, my neighbor.  I am going to do that by mowing his lawn for him.”  “This week I’m going to impact my Team Member or Associate, Mary Snow.  I am going to do that by writing here a personal note of encouragement.”

Write this down of a 3 x 5 card and carry it with you until you do it.

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Thursday Video – Hallelujah

by Pizza Ranch on September 15, 2016

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Stories of Impact – Austin, MN

by Pizza Ranch on September 14, 2016

Giving back to the community is a big part of the Pizza Ranch culture.
Summer is a time for Bible School programs. The First United Methodist and First Congregational Church in Austin, MN had a program this summer. They reached out to the Pizza Ranch in Austin, MN to help them provide some meals for the children attending and the volunteers during their Vacation Bible Experience. The Assistant GM told the churches, without hesitation, that they would be happy to donate. They donated 50 chicken meals with drumsticks, mashed potatoes, corn and cactus bread.

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