Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Upcoming April SkyMom Gatherings!

  • You're Invited!
    You are invited to join Tori Miller, SkyMoms Ministry Director, for an interactive parenting talk with Lisa Clark, SkyMoms Parenting Mentor.

    SkyMoms ministry is designed to encourage the heart of the home – moms just like you! Come get a sneak preview of Summer Camp 2011 and connect with other camper moms.

    Refreshments will be served along with drawings for fabulous prizes! Bring a friend to be entered into another special drawing. Make your reservation now for a time of personal encouragement and awesome fellowship!

    Please email if you would like specific address and directions for each SkyMom Gathering.

    We are looking forward to seeing you!

    April 4 Park Cities MOPS, Park Cities Baptist Church
    April 7  Karla Smith, Frisco, Tx 10-11:30pm 
    April 11 Yenny Ninotska Escheik Plano, Tx 7-8:30pm
    April 14 Jackie Garcia, Plano, Tx 7-8:30pm
    April 15 Rochelle Shore Plano, Tx 10-11:30am
    April 18  Suz Sherman Frisco, Tx 7-8:30pm
    April 26 Kelli Parrott, Frisco Tx 7-8:30pm
    April 28 Frisco HIS, Frisco, Tx 7pm Waters Edge Church Frisco

    You're Invited!

Monday, March 28, 2011

SkyMoms loves Julie Morris...

for sharing a recipe to share on the Sky Ranch SkyMom blog and making us a SkyMom tshirt!!! 

Crispy Onion Chicken

1/2 cup butter, melted ;)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon ground mustard
...1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (6oz) french-fried onions, crushed
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

1. In a shallow bowl, combine the butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, add 1/2 cup fried onions. Dip chicken in the butter mixture, then coat with onions.
2. Place in a greased 9in square baking pan. Top with remaining onions; drizzle with any remaining butter mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

I took this recipe from Julie Morris's facebook...she is a precious wife, blessed new mom and expecting baby girl #2 and dear sweet friend to many!  we all love how she post pictures of what she is making her sweet new family for dinner and her recipes.  
SkyMom's loves Julie!  

And Julie has an awesome business "Love-Laugh-Create" can find her on facebook SHE IS AMAZING!!!

she makes incredible crafty shirts, bows and super cute stuff...look at the shirt she made for SkyMoms...

Would you like to be the next featured SKYMOM?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sky Ranch Social Network

Did you know that you can find SKY RANCH just about anywhere????
Please take time to join all our Social Networks...we want you to know know about all the exciting 
upcoming events!










Sky Ranch Blogs & Twitter
Sky 1&2 Blog
Our PowDoubleWow Blog is a great way for our Sky 1 & 2 campers to stay connected with Sky Ranch.  Through it, we hope to offer them tools to search God’s word and interact with them through sweet relevant media. It also serves as a great way to keep informed about the adventures of camp year-round!

Sky 3&4 Blog
The Truckin’ Thursday blog is geared to invest, encourage, and keep in touch with our Sky 3, Sky 4, and Morph campers throughout the non-summer months!  We post fun videos, a bible reading plan, and thoughts about God to keep our campers challenged in the Word and to keep on “truckin’” for Him while walking the halls of their high schools.

Sigma Blog
This Blog is for all Sigmas, Sigma counselors, and people who love Sigma to keep up with each other, pray for each other, and challenge each other in our walk with the Lord. It's a piece of the puzzle that will hopefully remind us daily what being a Sigma, what being a follower of Christ, is all about.

Quest Blog
This blog was created by Quest counselors at Sky Ranch to keep up with their campers as they journey through the Bible. People can get on the blog and post what they learned from God's word. It is an interactive way to encourage each other as we journey through the word of God after camp.

Champions Rodeo Blog
Champions Rodeo Programs desires to equip rodeo athletes with the event skills they need to be competitive and the practical and spiritual advice relative to achieving success at the highest level.  Follow Rope Myers and other rodeo competitors as they journal their thoughts, practice schedules and routines, and all that God is teaching them along the way!

SkyMoms Blog
SkyMoms extends the spirit of SkyRanch into homes throughout the year to encourage moms to better face the daily challenges and opportunities of raising Godly kids.  The Primary Mission of SkyMoms Ministry is to build community. Realizing that a Christian home is built from the inside out, the SkyMoms Ministry is committed to equipping and encouraging Sky families as they disciple, teach and love their children throughout the year.

Sky Ranch on Twitter
Sky Ranch uses two different Twitter accounts to keep you up to date on what's happening at Sky. Click here to see the one we use for Sky Ranch news throughout the year. Or, click here to see our Camper Update account, which is active only in the summer and gives parents a way to keep up with what their camper's cabin is up to throughout the day. 

Psalms 23:1-3

Monday, March 21, 2011

Strawberry Spinach Salad...screams Spring to Me!

Strawberry Spinach Salad...

With yesterday being the first day of Spring...I just could not resist posting a recipe that "screams Spring to me"!  Here is one of my favorite Spring Salads!


  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 quart strawberries - cleaned, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover, and chill for one hour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

~Tori Miller

Friday, March 18, 2011

Why the Miller's Love Sky Ranch!

We had a blast recording why our family loves Sky Ranch at KLTY Radio,

94.9 FM. 

Listen to hear the Miller family tell you why.... 

"We Love Sky Ranch!"

We would love to hear from you and your families too...why do you love 

Sky Ranch?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day From Sky Ranch SkyMoms

Today as I began searching my closet to find something green to wear to stay safe from my teenage daughters pinching fingers I began wonder WHY???....So, while trying to find out a little more about St. Patrick's Day I came across this article...still not sure how pinching got started!  Do you?

While St. Patrick's Day is now associated mostly with "all things Irish," it is actually a celebrated by Christian people around the world. Most people think of St. Patrick's Day as celebrating in green and gold, wearing shamrocks, and eating corned beef and cabbage. Yet, for Christians there is a deeper meaning to St. Patrick's Day that Christian teens can learn about and practice.

Why March 17th?

There are several theories as to why St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th each year, but most people believe that it is because St. Patrick died on March 17th in AD 461. As the Irish emigrated from Ireland, they took their holiday and celebrations with them, allowing everyone to partake in the celebration of Ireland's patron saint.

How is St. Patrick's Day Commemorated?

While many people know about wearing green and shamrocks, there are other spiritual celebrations that take place on St. Patrick's Day. In Irelandvirtually all businesses close on that day. Special masses take place in churches around the world, and Christians partake in prayers for missionaries around the world. Often these services precede exuberant celebrations.
In cities around the world with large Irish populations the post-mass celebrations include parades, Irish music and songs, and Irish food and drink. Some cities plan large celebrations. For instance, the city of Chicago dyes the river green every year in commemoration of the holiday andBoston hosts one of the most prominent St. Patrick's Day parades around the world.

What Does St. Patrick's Day Mean for Christian Teens?

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration that holds a lot of spiritual meaning for Christian teens. First, the holiday is a traditional day for spiritual renewal. It is a day that Christian teens can use to reflect on their spiritual walk and reflect on their relationship with God. St. Patrick found that renewal, because he considered himself a pagan before he became a slave and discovered his relationship with God through prayer.
Second, Christian teens can use the time to pray for missionaries around the world and consider the calling on their lives to become missionaries either in their schools or in other areas of the world. St. Patrick was adept at speaking and converting pagans in Ireland, and he faced many trials due to his mission work. Missionaries today face many of the same trials, and need the prayers of Christians near and far.
Happy St Patrick's Day from Tori Miller, Sky Ranch SkyMoms Ministry Director!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lisa Life Lesson ~"Have you prayed for your children today?"

Have you prayed for your children today?

Your answer might be an absolute "YES!" or it might be, "Not yet but I'm gonna!"  or it might even be, "Humm, well no.  Should I?"  The reality is, if you don't lift up the name of your children to the Lord on a daily basis, then who is?  Maybe a grandparent, or teacher?  But if parents don't claim the promises of God on behalf of their children through prayer then we are failing our children.  Deuteronomy reminds us, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes."  Deuteronomy 6:5-8.  

It's our privilege and honor to pray for our children and teach them the ways and truths of the Lord.  We are the only parents they have.  When we pray for our children, we are surrendering them, once again, to the Almighty God who created them and desires for a relationship with them.  

If we do nothing else for our kids today, let's pray for them.  

"Praying God's Will for Your Children" by Lee Roberts is a great book filled with scripture to pray over your kids.  Whatever they are going through, there is a scripture to claim on behalf of them.  God's word is real and alive.  Claim it today!

~ Lisa Clark
Sky Ranch SkyMom Parenting Mentor

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Who likes BRUNCH?....

I do!!....Today I am in the mood for some "Brunch" like foods...the weather is still a little crisp, and the sun is shinning.  I have my cup of coffee while sitting at the computer woking on Sky Ranch SkyMom Events and a piece of a breakfast casserole just sounds so I thought it might for you too....
so I thought I would share with you today some of my favorite BRUNCH foods...enjoy!

Sausage Rolls

2 packages cresent rolls
1 lb sausage, browned
1 8 ounce container of cream cheese

Roll out cresent tolls and press seams together.  Mix sausage and cream cheese.  Spread ½ sausage mixture on cresent roll to within 1 inch of edge.  Roll lengthwise.  Refrigerate.  Cut into ½ inch slices.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 375.

Breakfast Muffins

2 sticks real butter, melted
2 cups self rising flour
8 oz sour cream

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients together.  Spoon into muffin pan – no need to line or spray with non stick spray.  For regular muffins, bake 20-25 minutes – until toothpick pulls clean.  For Mini muffins, bake 10-15 minutes.  Makes about 8 regular muffins and lots of mini muffins.  I have only done mini muffins and people always love them.

Apple Dumpling

2 cresent rolls
2 granny smith apples
1 ½ stick butter
1 ½ cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 12 ounce Mt Dew or Mello Yellow

Peel apples.  Wrap in rolls.  Melt butter and mix in cinnamon and sugar.  Get 9 x 12 dish.  Preheat 350.  Pour sugar mix over rolls.  Pour Mt. Dew over  Bake 350 for 1 hour.  You can serve ice cream over if wanted.

Breakfast Casserole

1 pound ground pork sausage
10 white sandwich bread slices, cubed (6 cups)
2 cups (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce

Cook sausage in a skillet over med heat, stirring until crumbles and is no longer pink, drain well.  Place bread crumbles in a lightly greased 13 x 9  inch baking dish  -- sprinkle bread evenly with cheese to top sausage.  Whisk together eggs and remaining ingredients.  Cover and chill casserole for 8 hours.  Let stand room temp 30 minutes.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until set.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
~Tori Miller
Tori MillerSkyMoms Ministry DirectorSky RanchTexas | Colorado | Oklahoma