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

Monday Mission – Reflect

by Pizza Ranch on March 27, 2017

Easter is just two weeks away. Think about what changes you have made in your life to honor Christ Jesus our Lord!

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Friday Devotional – “Opposing Forces”

by Pizza Ranch on March 24, 2017

John 10:10 gives us a glimpse of what Jesus saw as the two opposing forces that we deal with in life:

  1. “The thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy.”  Call it darkness, evil, sin, or Satan….but it leads to a way of Death.
    • To steal our joy, time, and values.
    • To kill who we are, our reputation, and relationships,
    • To destroy human life, morals, and defenses.
  2. “I have come that they might have life.”  Then there’s Jesus…who brings true life.
    • A life that’s fulfilling and abundant
    • A life that’s satisfying.
    • A life that overflows.

Nowhere does it say our lives will be easy.  It doesn’t say that business will be easy either.  There will always be things that bring us down.  Keep looking to the one who fills those voids in our life.  Look to the one who is the true source of healing, joy, and love.  Keep looking to the cross.  Our hope is found in Jesus.

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Thursday Video – Thy Will

by Pizza Ranch on March 23, 2017

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Stories of Impact – Hutchinson, KS

by Pizza Ranch on March 22, 2017

Recently there have been large scale wild fires affecting the Hutchinson, KS area and the community.  Dianne Kovorna and her team stepped up and actively supported the firemen and first responders with free meals in the restaurant and furthermore Dianne delivered free pizzas door to door where there was a need.  See this legendary and impactful story below:

http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Pizza-shop-delivers-food-to-fire-victims–415962893.html

Thank you Diannne and the Hutchinson Pizza Ranch for creating legendary impact in your community!

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Tuesday Truth – Proverbs 3:5-6

by Pizza Ranch on March 21, 2017

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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Monday Mission – God’s Will

by Pizza Ranch on March 20, 2017

When was the last time you prayed for or intentionally sought God’s will in your life?

Maybe it was when you were faced with something that seemed insurmountable or when you were faced with a life altering decision?

Is seeking God’s will something you do daily, weekly, monthly. . .or only when needed?

Do you often get stuck in allowing your will and desires to overtake and overshadow what God’s will is in your life?

If any of these questions hit home, know that you are not alone and that it’s never too late to seek God’s will.

This week be challenged to pause and pray each time you are struggling with a decision or are faced with a challenge and seek God’s will in your life.

If you want to take it to a higher level, start a daily journal of events where these moments happen and at the end of the week, review your journal entries and look to see what is revealed.

 

At the end of the week feel free to share your amazing revelations in the comment section below.

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Friday Devotional – We’re all “Fixer-Uppers”

by Pizza Ranch on March 17, 2017

Rom. 12:2   “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

In this passage, we should focus on two words, transformed and renewing or renewal.  These two words in Greek and their meaning are:

     Transformed = Metamorphoō = to change into another form

     Renew or renewing = Anakainōsis = renovation

These two words indicate that there should be an ongoing transformation in our lives.  The reality is that we are all “fixer-uppers.”  We all need work, we all need growth, and we all need to become who God wants us to be.  None of us have arrived.

But there is a natural compulsion to resist change and to cling to the status quo.  After all, why fix things if they aren’t broken? God is saying that we should be continually transforming and continually renovating.

If you watch all the “fixer-upper” shows, one theme that keeps showing up is: what’s behind the walls?  They purchase these homes and when demo day comes find out that the wiring for the electric is outdated or that the pipes are corroded or that the roofing is worn and not sufficient, or any number of things.

In our lives, we need to look behind the walls?  What’s going on inside of us?  What part of us needs to be redone and renovated?  Do we even know? Sometimes we uncover things that are a surprise to us, and sometimes we know it’s there but have spent more time covering it up than dealing with it.

The key is to identify where we need work done.

Is it in the budget is another question that keeps popping up?  One of the most disappointing things in these shows is when they find something behind the walls they have to devote budget money to something they will never see.

When it comes to personal renovation what we work on inside reflects who we are on the outside.  Our investment (our budget) is in time and focus.

And just like the general contractors that find these needs behind the walls, they call in the specialists, the electricians, the plumbers, etc. We may need to call in the specialists.

In our case the specialists are people who will make a difference in our personal renovation.  It could mean a mentor, a coach, a pastor, a friend and accountability partner…or it could mean a professional.

The highlight of the shows is when the buyers walk into their newly renovated home for the first time.  And the emotions usually conveyed are amazement, excitement, and joy.  All of the beauty and design touches are celebrated.  And ultimately the owners conclude it was worth the price in time and money.

As we let God, through His Holy Spirit renovate us sometimes in the process there are some walls that need to be broken down, sometimes there are some of our most basic functioning systems need to be rewired, but mostly, the outcome is a man or woman of God who is becoming more and more like Christ.

Let the renovation begin.

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Thursday Video – Oversaved?

by Pizza Ranch on March 16, 2017

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Stories of Impact – Waupun, WI

by Pizza Ranch on March 15, 2017

The Waupun Pizza Ranch helped students from CWC’s first grade class transfer what they had learned in the classroom to a real-life experience: Students were shown how to take orders and serve customers. They report that it was a very fun learning event. Way to go Waupun Pizza Ranch!

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Tuesday Truths

by Pizza Ranch on March 14, 2017

“Success is never owned; it is only rented—and the rent is due every day.”

Rory Vaden

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