Monday, February 28, 2011

Cowboys and Cowboys amazing evening!

Words cannot even remotely begin to communicate the overwhelming gratitude that is in our hearts for your amazing contributions towards making the event a success.  Every detail was covered and each person took care of their role with great pride and integrity towards Sky Ranch.  The music was fabulous!  The decor' and presentation was top notch!  The video, "The Ripple Affect" touched each heart in the room!  I could go on and on about about each person utilizing their gifts and talents and contributing to the success of the evening!
The ultimate goal was receive scholarship dollars to allow for more kids to come to camp so that they WILL learn the love of Christ this summer!  
Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lisa Life Lesson ~"Top 10 Teen “To-Do’s!"

Top 10 Teen “To-Do’s!”

1.  Text them to tell them you’ve prayed for them today! (Pray first!) Also, text them a scripture you’ve prayed over them…just the reference…then they can look it up later!
2.  Write a message of encouragement or a scripture on their bathroom mirror in lipstick…for boys, frame a colorful message/scripture every other week…they’ll look forward to new messages…I promise! (Even if they never mention it!)
3.  When disciplining, look your children eyeball to eyeball! This might be uncomfortable at first, but they will read the love intended through the discipline if they can see your full face.
4.  Celebrate Re-Birthdays! Each year, have a small cake or cupcake and celebrate the number of years they are In Christ! Don’t remember the exact date they accepted Christ? Then celebrate the month or a baptism date…This is a good time to reflect on what God is doing in his/her life and measure growth that has taken place over the year.
5.  Don’t like their taste in music? While in the car, play your kind of music, real loud. It’s your car, right? (I love to blast Carol King’s Tapestry CD on a sunny day. I’m real cool like that!)
6.  Want to make your child feel valued and special??? Get off the cell phone!!! Seriously, when the kids are in the car…talk to them, not the phone!
7.  Boy not talkin’ much, especially when you pick him up from school? Turn off the radio…overstimulation causes kids to shut down verbally…also, bring a water bottle for the ride home. Kids can dehydrate during the day with all work and no H2O!
8.  Pray for your children, let them know you are praying and ask them how you can pray for them! Remind them that nothing is too big or too small for God. (If you’re not praying for your kids…who is?)
9.  Be real…when you make a mistake, admit it, when you are right, don’t gloat. Our kids see a lot of fake (ie. Television, magazines, billboards). If we keep it real at home, they know they can trust us and will be able to relate to us.
10.  “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”   ~1 Cor 11:1~
~Lisa Clark

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe

I just received this recipe from one of my other friend bloggers.....and I could not resist putting it on here
I love how we can share all this stuff in the internet world...

" The strawberries look so delicious right now so this is a perfect month to try this. If you are like me and aren’t just in love with the taste of coffee, elimanate the espresso and use the same amount of milk and just substitute 2 teas almond extract in place of the liquer. You will then have an almond-flavored tiramisu with the strawberries.
1 pint fresh strawberries
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
18 ladyfingers
1/3 cup chilled espresso
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1.Cut off the tops of the strawberries and slice the berries. Reserve 2 large whole berries for garnish.
2.In a blender, place 2 cups of strawberries and 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar; blend to puree and set aside.
3.In a medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, 1/4 cup cream, 1/4 cup sugar, and liqueur; beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until thickened.
4.Place 6 ladyfingers on a serving plate and brush each with approximately 1 teaspoon cold espresso coffee. Spread or pipe out 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the ladyfingers, and layer with half of the sliced strawberries.
5.Repeat with the next 6 ladyfingers, espresso, remaining cheese mixture, and sliced strawberries; top with remaining 6 ladyfingers.
6.In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup heavy cream with 2 tablespoons sugar; beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until just whipped, approximately 1 minute. Spread cream evenly over top layer of ladyfingers.
7.Dust cocoa over whipped cream, and garnish with 2 reserved strawberries. Pour strawberry puree onto two serving plates. Cut tiramisu in half, and place onto puree."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cowboys and Cowboys is NEXT SATURDAY!!!

There is still room for YOU!!!!

JOIN US! We are thrilled to welcome Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys) , Larry Mahan (rodeo legend) & other celebrity cowboys for our 4th annual Cowboys and Cowboys Gala on Saturday, 2/26/2011!!!!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

1 Corinthians 13 NIV

 1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lisa Life Lesson ~"Passwords, please?"

Passwords, please?

Moms, do you know your children's passwords? To their email, facebook, twitter, iphone?  

We all need boundaries and protection.  Because they are still young, immature and inexperienced, we place boundaries in our children's lives for protection and accountability.  Knowing their passwords helps us parent them by assuring them that we are their partners and extra pair of eyes in this ever-changing world of technology.  And reminding them that while you trust them, you do not trust others trying to exploit or violate them.

Keep an updated file of passwords for your children.  Remind them that the equipment is yours.  If they change a password they need to update the file.  If they don't, they lose the privilege of operating your equipment.  

"A wise son heeds his father's instruction..." Proverbs 13:1

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cowboys and Cowboys!! 2011 Raffle Prizes

Get Excited the Cowboys and Cowboys Event is just days away...we are looking forward to seeing you all  Feb 26th!!

Raffle Prizes

2011 Raffle

Purchase raffle tickets now for a chance to win one of these three fabulous prizes! 

         2 Round-Trip Tickets            Judith Ripka Eclipse Earrings*   $1,000 Galleria Shopping Spree
    to any Southwest Airlines

$25 per ticket - benefiting Sky Ranch Christian Camps. Drawing to be held on February 26, 2011, you need not be present to win.

Additional information on Raffle Tickets may be obtained by calling Sky Ranch Dallas office at 469-484-4840 and ask for Sharon Ward, or email

* Sterling silver earrings with two prong-set faceted canary crystal stones and pave white sapphires. For pierced ears.
Dimensions: 1.1 x .65 inches, .056 total carat weight.

OFFICIAL RULES for the 2011 Raffle to be held at the Cowboys and Cowboys Sky Ranch Gala (“Raffle”) and benefiting the ministry programs of Sky Ranch, 24657 CR 448, Van, Texas 75790.  Sky Ranch Foundation will conduct the Raffle as described in these Rules.  By purchasing a Raffle Ticket, each participant acknowledges that such participant has read, understands and agrees to be bound by the terms of these official Raffle Rules (“Rules”).

1.    PRIZE.  There are three raffle prizes  including one each of the following items: 1.) $1,000 Galleria Shopping Spree, 2.) Set of Judith Ripka Sterling Double Eclipse Earrings in Canary Crystal and White Sapphire (valued at $750), and 3.) One travel prize consisting of two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines (valued at $800) (“Prizes”).  Each Prize will be awarded subject to these rules.  The Prizes have been donated to Sky Ranch for purposes of this Raffle. 

2.    RAFFLE TICKETS.  Tickets will be sold that each represent a single chance to win a Raffle Prize.  Each Raffle Ticket will be sold for $25.  Raffle Tickets may be purchased in person, by telephone, or through Sky Ranch’s online software, from an authorized representative of Sky Ranch between and including January 31, 2011 and February 26, 2011.  Raffle tickets may be purchased with cash, check or accepted credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express).  If Raffle winner’s check is dishonored for payment or their credit card is declined the winner will have ten days to provide an alternate form of payment.  By purchasing Raffle Tickets, the participant understands and agrees that Sky Ranch will not be responsible for any errors in credit card approval and/or bank check processing.
3.    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.  Participants must be U.S. residents aged 18 years or older.
4.    DRAWING.  The Prizes will be determined by a random drawing on February 26, 2011 no later than 11:59 p.m.  Each prize winner will be determined by a random drawing from a single pool of all purchased Raffle Tickets.  The winner of each Prize will be notified by Sky Ranch as soon as possible following the drawing.  The Prizes will be awarded as soon as the Eligibility Requirements for the Prize, as set forth herein, are met.  The winners do not need to be present at the time of the drawing to win.  Three alternate winning tickets will be drawn and recorded in sequence to be used in the event Prizes can not be awarded to original winners within 30 days of the drawing for reasons beyond Sky Ranch’s control.
5.    PUBLICITY.  By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winners grant Sky Ranch permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this Raffle, other raffles, contests and waive any claims to royalty, right or payment for such use.
6.    RELEASE.  By participating in the Raffle, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against Sky Ranch, its employees and agents, the Raffle’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Raffle, or from the use of any Prize.  In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by Sky Ranch.
7.    TAXES, EXPENSES, AND DISCLAIMER OR WARRANTIES.  Any valuation of the Prizes will be based upon available information provided to Sky Ranch and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  All prizewinners will be required to submit or complete IRS Form W-9 for information reporting purposes.  Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes as required by law.
8.    CONDUCT AND DECISIONS.  By participating in the Raffle, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Sky Ranch personnel and representatives regarding any issue that may arise relating to this Raffle.  Persons who violate any term of these Rules, attempt to, or otherwise gain unfair advantage in participating in the Raffle, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified.  Sky Ranch will interpret these rules and shall retain sole discretion in resolving any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the Rules or the Raffle, and Sky Ranch’s decision concerning such disputes shall be final.  If the conduct or outcome of the Raffle is affected by human error, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch reserves the right to terminate the Raffle and refund all ticket purchases, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as Sky Ranch deems appropriate.   The Raffle shall be governed by the laws and the State of Texas without regard to its or any other states conflict of laws provisions and, where applicable, the United States of America.    

Friday, February 4, 2011

Luke 18:27



1/2 c. butter, mix until light & fluffy
Beat in 1 c. sugar and 3 eggs, one at a time till smooth.
Stir in 1 c. sour cream,
 2 c. all purpose flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt,
1 tsp. vanilla.  Beat until smooth.
Rinse and drain blueberries (2 cups); fold into batter,
spread in greased 9 x 13 x 2 pan.  Spread 1/2 of batter in pan; cover with
a mixture of 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. chopped nuts, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
sprinkled over.  Then add balance of mixture and spread over first.
Bake 40 min. @300  or until brown.  Cool and sprinkle with powdered
sugar.  YUMMY MOIST!!
Ingredients needed:
1/2 c. butter
3 eggs
1 c. sour cream
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. fresh blueberries
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cin.
powdered sugar

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February SkyMom Gatherings

Today, February 2

SkyMom Gathering-First Baptist Church of McKinney, MOPS

Where:First Baptist Church of McKinneyFirst Baptist Church of McKinney
When:Today from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Your RSVP:Attending (edit)
RSVPCancel this Event
Friday, February 4

SkyMom Gathering-Karen Anderson

Where:McKinney, TX
When:Friday, February 4 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Your RSVP:Attending (edit)
RSVPCancel this Event
Friday, February 11

SkyMom Gathering-Sue Beddingfield

Where:Dallas TX
When:Friday, February 11 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Your RSVP:Attending (edit)
RSVPCancel this Event
Tuesday, February 15

SkyMom Gathering-Christie Varner

Where:Plano, Tx
When:Tuesday, February 15 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Your RSVP:Attending (edit)
RSVPCancel this Event
Thursday, February 17

SkyMom Gathering-Michele Dickerson

Where:Allen, Tx
When:Thursday, February 17 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Your RSVP:Attending (edit)
RSVPCancel this Event
Monday, February 21

SkyMom Gathering-Angie Jordan

Where:The Colony, Texas
When:Monday, February 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Your RSVP:Attending (edit)
RSVPCancel this Event