Tuesday, November 2, 2010


“We are wise to force ourselves to keep differentiating between simple inconveniences and authentic tribulations."  ~ Beth Moore

A few weeks ago, we had a “mini tribulation” in the Widner Home.  I call it that because it mainly involved a teenage boy, and if you have such a creature, you know that pretty much everything they experience is, indeed, a tribulation of some sort.  After talking to and praying with our boy, we felt certain that our boy was under attack, and the Enemy was using very specific and very clever methods to derail any self-confidence he had (which, as an 8th grade boy, isn’t very much).  I knew that our boy never once questioned God, but he absolutely DID question why God would have him in a position to feel so rotten and worthless in the eyes of man.  That is a very difficult concept to grasp, even as a mature Christian.  We took him to stories of David and Job, and finally to the story of the ultimate “outcast”, Jesus Himself.  We reminded him that Jesus understood exactly what he was thinking and feeling.  And, the boy said something profound.  “Mom, I know God hears me and understands me.  Why can’t I hear Him?”

That is when I thought of Sky Ranch.  We emailed Sky Ranch CEO and President, Linda Paulk and the MORPH leaders from last summer.  We let them know what we were experiencing, and asked them to pray with us for our boy, and also to email or text some encouragement to our son.  And they did.  God absolutely provided His “voice” through this mini-tribulation.  He used the staff and counselors at Sky Ranch to meet our boy’s needs in a very tangible way.

Do YOU have a need right now?  Take a minute and email your Sky Ranch family.  They consider it an honor to pray for and with you.  Sky Ranch is all about relationships that last well beyond the summer – they want to hear from you.  You will be so blessed and encouraged if you just reach out!

Kate Widner

Thank you Widner family for letting the Sky Ranch family love on you all! Kate, you are right...we are here in every capacity to encourage the family from the SkyMom Ministry to the incredible staff we have that continues to keep contact with their campers throughout the year. To accomplish staying connected with Sky Ranch you can visit and join our varios Sky Ranch fan pages on facebook, subscribe to the different Sky Ranch blogs, and be on the lookout for even a personal note from your counselors in the mail from time to time! :)

Sky Ranch loves kids and Sky Ranch loves moms,
Tori Miller- Sky Ranch SkyMom Ministry Director

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