Tuesday, May 25, 2010

June Sky Gatherings!!!

Hostess: Natalie McPhail

When: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 10:30 am
Where: Frisco, Texas
Topic: Drama Mama

Sky Ranch is a Summer camp/retreat center and day camp that has served thousands of kids over the last 55 years.

Tori Miller, Sky Moms Ministry Director, and Lisa Clark, Sky Ranch Parenting mentor, will host an interactive talk tailored to meet the needs of moms with school age children. Come join us for some candid and refreshing ideas for keeping the "drama" to a minimum! Please be my guest to hear Lisa's great ideas! She is a wonderful speaker with great insights to share! Get "mommy" ready for a great Summer!

There is NO catch to this breakfast. There is nothing to buy and nothing to sign up for. Just come start your day with me, Lisa, and a little Sky Ranch!


Hostess: Beaucoup the great little neighborhood boutique with unique and varied items from decor, jewelry, antiques to clothing. shoes and much more.

When: Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 5:30

Where: 635 West Campbell Road

Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 235-7906

Topic: I can't wait to hear what Lisa Clark has to share with us at this fun and exciting venue!!!

Hostess:Joan Tober
220 Horseshoe Bend
Fairview, TX 75069 US 
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When:Thursday, June 24, 10:30AM    
Please join me for a morning with bagels, coffee, and an engaging conversation with the Sky Ranch SkyMoms Team.  We'll be discussing "Goal Setting - Is Average Okay?"  Topic preview includes: "Are we stressing out our children setting goals for them that are so far out of reach they are unattainable?  Or are we keeping the bar so low that they are not challenged or stretched?  We will look at a different approach to goal setting that could just possibly change the entire family dynamic..for the good!"

Hope to see you all there; bring a friend!!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Dear Friend!
Summer will be here before we know it, and all of us at Sky Ranch are working hard to make sure it's the best summer ever! While we still have weeks with open spots, some weeks and age groups are already filled.
Because you are "family," we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to get your choice of weeks before they are sold out.
Sky Ranch
$499 per session - Based on availability
Register today for the first session and receive the special pricing of $499 per session. Same great camp - incredible great price!
Questions? Please call Guest Services at 903-266-3300 to speak with a friendly team member who can answer all your questions about Sky Ranch!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Make this a Summer to Remember!

Make this a Summer to Remember!

It is quite evident summer is just around the corner by all the countdowns on Facebook. The STUDENTS are READY for summer, which means no more homework, sleeping in and lazy days! The MOMS are READY for summer, too – no more homework, sleeping in and lazy days! We all anticipate the lifestyle summer brings and most of us have very happy memories of our summers gone by. As moms, many times we look up on August 15th and think to ourselves, “Wow, another summer gone by…where did it go? I wish we had done the things we talked about doing as a family, the things we wanted to work on and work through, so many ideas, just not enough time to make them happen!” Yes, we want to keep summer relaxed, heaven knows our kids are under immense pressure to perform all year long. But we can accomplish some strategic goals this summer while our children enjoy themselves and chill.

Luke 2:52 tells us “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” So, let’s look at summer through that lens and make plans accordingly.

Wisdom – Most kids need to touch up on some subject through the summer. Our youngest daughter struggles with math. When she was younger, I would buy an age appropriate math workbook at Mardel and have her work in it 15-20 minutes a day. This would keep her thinking about math, and anybody can do 15 minutes. Most kids have summer reading due the first week of school – encourage that book to be read early on, so they can read some fun stuff, too. Readers ARE Leaders! High School students might need to take an ACT/SAT Prep class during the summer. www.twosmartblondes.com is just one of many prep class websites to check out.

Stature – Most younger children don’t need encouragement to play outside during summer, but with the invention of video games, we might need to limit inside fun and dust off the bike or scooter! Also, summer can be a great time to try some new healthy recipes with the wonderful assortment of veggies and fruits to choose from. My friend, Richi, has put a new rule in place at her home – “Water only during meals!” Her high school boys can’t believe she is so harsh. Go Richi!

Favor with God – Spiritual growth can take place more so in the summertime than any other time of the year. The relaxed pace lends itself to devotions, worship and prayer. Making sure our kids have age appropriate bibles is key to their desire to grow. Devotionals are written for boys, girls, teens, tweens, families – check out your local bible bookstore. Moms can share with their children what God is doing in their lives as well. I love to text my kids with scripture and thoughts God has laid on my heart. The “ABC Scriptures” is an awesome way to grow and hide God’s word in our hearts. You can put together your own ABC Scriptures (a verse for every letter of the alphabet) or find a book with scripture already available. Take a couple of scriptures a week and they will have A-Z memorized by the time they go back to school!

Favor with Man – There are LOTS of opportunities to make an impact in our communities and in our homes during summer. I love to ask my kids, “How can I serve you today?” It has stuck and now they ask me that, occasionally. Service is key to Christian growth. Remember Mary and Martha? We want that balance for our families, as well. Service can start within the family and move outward. Your church home is a great place to inquire about service opportunities for your family. A few summers ago, I bought a “Southern Living Desserts” magazine and my daughters and I started cooking the desserts in the magazine. We would admire our work for a few minutes, then take the dessert to someone whom we felt would benefit from the (hopefully) delicious treat. We took desserts to neighbors, friends in the hospital, bible studies and my husband’s work associates. My girls not only learned to cook some amazing desserts, they saw that giving is truly greater than receiving. We logged in the magazine where each dessert went. It was special. Mowing a neighbor’s lawn who is ill, taking care of a friend’s kids while she takes a much needed nap or playing bingo at your neighborhood nursing home, are all ways to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Let’s make Summer 2010 a “Summer to Remember!!!” Stay cool!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Sky Ranch Family Camp is a weeklong experience in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, at the Sky Ranch Ute Trail location. Activities and programming are purposefully and prayerfully designed to help your family spend quality time together – playing, learning, and connecting. Invest a week this summer rediscovering your family through intentional moments, exploring God and nature, and making memories that will last a lifetime!

Sign up today for a SPECIAL SESSION 1 DISCOUNT!!! Sky Ranch is offering a substantial discount for Session 1 Family Camp!!

Call me Tori Miller, Sky Ranch SkyMom Ministry Director at 972-743-7774, for the awesome savings and details!

Imagine, June 6-12, 2010, for all-inclusive week at a beautiful Colorado getaway, for up to 6 members of your family! Get your summer off to the perfect start with Sky Ranch Family Camp in Colorado!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lisa's Life Lesson

"And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever." 1 Chronicles 28:9 (NLT)
Please read this amazing "Lisa Life Lesson" from TODAY...
My father passed away this morning, and I remember reading this verse a few days ago. I am reminded that our parents, ancestors, families play such a vital role in teaching us truth and the ways of the Lord. I am thankful for parents who taught me about Jesus as a child. They led me to Him and I found Him. David taught his precious son Solomon the ways of the Lord and knew that God would continue to do His work in his son. What a comfort that must have been to David in his latter days. I know my dad was at peace knowing his children knew Jesus and would reunite with him in glory one day.
So SkyMoms, God's word is like an ointment for our soul. We can know the peace of God and His ways as we read His word and meditate on it. As we teach our children, we can trust that God will show Himself and make Himself known. That is an incredible generational blessing.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Winner of our April Giveaway!

Our Winner is....Christie Varner!!! Way to go Christie you have recieved 1/2 off camp for one child this summer!
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