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

Thursday Video – One Week to Prove

by Pizza Ranch on May 11, 2017

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Stories of Impact – Holland, MI

by Pizza Ranch on May 10, 2017

Praises for a Holland Pizza Ranch Manager

Knowing the Heimlich Maneuver Pays Off
“Manager Tommy is my hero! He probably saved my life today. I was choking on a piece of lettuce. The ladies at my table did not know what was happening, but Tommy just happened to be near our table and figured out I was choking and performed the Heimlich maneuver on me a couple of times until the obstruction popped out. He said I would now be one of his stories when he trains new employees. I’m so grateful that Tommy knew what to do and sprang into action. Please ensure that your employees learn how to do the Heimlich. In my opinion, Tommy went above and beyond and should be employee of the year!”

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Tuesday Truth – John 20:29

by Pizza Ranch on May 9, 2017

Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Those who believe without seeing are blessed.
John 20:29

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Becoming a Beacon Pointing to the Savior

When it comes to the truth about Jesus, it should stir something deep in our hearts and minds until it overflows in worship. On seeing the resurrected Lord, a so-called doubting disciple made one of the boldest declarations in all the New Testament.

By: Robby Gallaty

You can read the full article here.

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Friday Devotional- Worth a Pretty Penny

by Pizza Ranch on May 5, 2017

Without looking at one, take a pen and paper and start writing all the characteristics and uses of a United States penny that you can think of.

How many did you come up with? 10? 20? Now take out a penny and add to your list what you missed.

Did you come up with things like the minted year? Which direction is Lincoln facing? Depending on the year of your penny, what’s on the flip side? Did you know you can use a penny as a screwdriver in a pinch if you can’t find your tool? How many of you came up with a saying like, “a penny for your thoughts” or “a penny saved is a penny earned”?

The point is, you could list many, many characteristics of a penny if you wanted to. We typically view a penny as something mundane, worthless, and ordinary. We don’t typically think highly of it (if you’re older than 5 at least).

Now start thinking about yourself. What characteristics do you use to describe yourself? Write them down if you want to.
Is it harder to think of many? Are some of them negative? How would someone else describe you?

Now, here’s what’s most important. What does God think of you?
He thinks a lot about us and tells us so in his Word. Here are a few of those things and I encourage you to grab your Bible (or smart phone) and start looking up additional characteristics.

You are CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  Genesis 1:27

You are FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE. “I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14

You are RIGHTEOUS. “However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteous.” Romans 4:5

You are SECURE. “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.”  Romans 8:39

You are LOVED. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

You are CARED FOR. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

Trust that God loves you and you are worth more than a pretty penny to him.

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Thursday Video – Great is Thy Faithfulness

by Pizza Ranch on May 4, 2017

Do you have a favorite hymn? This song is near and dear to my heart and one of my all-time favorite songs because I feel God’s faithfulness through the generations of my own family. One of my grandparents, when we would stay with them for a visit, would gather us to listen to the Gaither family together. Their version of Great is Thy Faithfulness touches my heart and I hope you enjoy God’s faithfulness in your day today.

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Stories of Impact – Green Bay, WI

by Pizza Ranch on May 3, 2017

Did you know many of our restaurants host Community Impact nights on a regular basis?

Chances are you can enjoy your favorite Pizza Ranch foods and help support a great cause in your own community.

Green Bay guests enjoyed their meals and helped support the Ashwaubenon Dance Team on April 24 to raise funds for their dance competitions. We wish you all the best, girls!

Do you have a cause that you’d like to raise funds for? Contact your local Pizza Ranch restaurant manager for more information on how you can get involved.

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Tuesday Truths – Kind Words

by Pizza Ranch on May 2, 2017

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Monday Mission – Happy May Day!

by Pizza Ranch on May 1, 2017

Do you know the tradition associated with May Day?

You give small baskets of flowers or sweet treats, usually anonymously, on your neighbor’s doorsteps.

How fun would it be to return home to find a small treasure on your doorstep?!

Your Monday Mission is to find a way to leave everyone you encounter with a sweet treat; a smile, a compliment, a kind word of encouragement, something that will leave them feeling great.

If you participate in a May Day tradition, leave us a note and tell us about it.

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Friday Devotional – Is there life after death?

by Pizza Ranch on April 28, 2017

This is a question that all people ask themselves at some point.  All the early historical books indicate this desire to know what happens when one dies.

The Old Testament talks about it some…but not a lot.  It seems to be more like a confident hope.

The great age of philosophy discussed it a lot as well. They searched for a meaning in life, with no real answers.

It really took the coming of Jesus to finally help us understand life after death.

Jesus said to Martha in John 11:23-26 after her brother Lazarus had passed away: “Your brother will live.” He was going to bring Lazarus’ body back to life.  He also was going to make it possible for everyone to live forever in spirit.  Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life, He that believeth in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.”  This is a dramatic statement, and moment.  If Lazarus doesn’t come back to life, then everything Jesus had just said would be a joke.  Jesus would be a liar, deceiver, and fraud.  So Jesus goes over to the tomb, asked that the stone be rolled away, and says, “Lazarus, come out!” Then Lazarus comes out of the tomb, still bound by the burial cloths, but fully alive. Remarkable.

Because Jesus backed up his words, we need to seriously consider the claims Jesus had made.  For our lives, and for the lives of others.  Our body will die after our time on earth is done.  But our spirit will live for eternity in heaven.  And hopefully with many, many of the people we know, care about, and love.  May we see each of you there.

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