Friday, January 30, 2015

Retreat Reflection from Terrie Chevaillier!

Reflections from Sky Moms Retreat 2015

So much truth and joy to reflect on!  It’s hard to sum it up in a short blog post. This is what I saw:

I saw moms come together in one place for 24 hours to worship, connect, enjoy creation, and learn truth.

I saw three worship leaders who led us in their unique giftedness to sing songs of praise and worship and invite His presence to permeate our time together.  His presence was greatly experienced.

I saw four amazingly gifted speakers take scripture and teach us how to find pure joy in trials, in Christ, in our marriage and family, and in the word “GO” as we are His disciples.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Better Together Devotional: David's Righteousness by Author and Board Member Stacy A. Davis

Family Fun Icebreaker: How do you decide what is right?

Topic Question: Who is in God’s Community?

Today’s Big Idea: David’s Righteousness
In God’s community, there are people who do the right thing even during trouble. Spend time reading 1 Samuel 24:1-22. This is the story of David and Saul. David was an example of a person in God’s community who did the right thing even during difficulty. Saul had been trying to kill David, but David respected God’s appointment of Saul as the king; David did not harm Saul, even though he was given a chance to stop him. It would have been easy for David to stop Saul, and all the problems that he was causing David would have come to an end. But David made the right choice. He knew God had given Saul a special position as king. Since God honored the office of king, David honored the office of king. David chose to do the right thing and not harm Saul.

Monday, January 26, 2015

SkyMoms tell your SkyDads about this Great Opportunity!

January 30, 2015 at 7 a.m.
Located at Bent Tree Country Club
5201 Westgrove Dr. - Dallas, TX 75248

Sky Ranch wants to invite your spouse to be our guest at the first complimentary SkyDads Breakfast! Three-time Super Bowl champion and Air Force veteran Chad Hennings will be speaking at the event. 

Price: Free!        

Time: Check-in begins at 6:30 that morning. The event will be from 7 to 8 a.m.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's Not Too Late to Register!

Only a few more days until the retreat...
BUT, you can still register!

Don't miss out on the incredible opportunity to dive into God's Word and discover what it means to have PURE JOY as we teach and train our children to walk in God's Truth!

Call 903.266.300 or click HERE to register!

Monday, January 19, 2015

SkyMoms Retreat Speaker Spotlight: Lisa Clark!

SkyMoms Parenting Mentor Lisa Clark

Lisa has been teaching women’s bible studies for the past 12 years at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, particularly the Age of Opportunity class for moms of preteens and teens.   Prior to that, she taught new believing families for 15 years on basic Christian principles and growth.  She has been teaching moms and dads throughout the D/FW area and at her church school, Prestonwood Christian Academy, through Kingdom Parent Institute.  Lisa has a unique teaching style that couples humor with personal stories of raising her own two daughters and biblical insights.  Grounded in God’s Word, Lisa has a passion for encouraging moms in the day to day struggles of parenting preteens and teens. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

SkyMoms Retreat Speaker Spotlight: Author Karol Ladd!

 Best-Selling Author Karol Ladd

Karol Ladd is known as “the Positive Lady.” Her heart’s desire is to inspire women with a message of lasting hope and Biblical truth. Karol is open, honest and real in both her speaking and her writing.  Formerly a teacher, Karol is the best-selling author of over 35 books including The Power of a Positive Mom and her newest book, Becoming a Woman of the Word.  As a gifted communicator and dynamic leader, Karol is a popular speaker to women’s organizations, church groups and corporate events across the nation. Karol is a frequent guest on radio and television programs and teaches a monthly Bible study called Positive Woman Connection. Recently, she started Engage Positive Parenting Initiative which reaches men and women in communities affected by poverty ( Her most valued role is that of wife to Curt and mother to two grown daughters, Grace and Joy.

Visit her website just for moms at:
Follow her on Twitter (@Karolladd) , Facebook (KarolLaddAuthor) 
or Instagram (Karolladd)

Retreat Topic...
The Power of a Positive Mom in 2015


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mouth-Watering Recipe from SkyMom Sue Beddingfield!

Sky Ranch is a huge part of our lives! Our daughter has been attending Summer Camp since age 6 (she wanted to go as soon as she saw pictures of horses!) - 2015 will be her 9th summer, as she heads into Quest. Although she fell in love with horses much earlier, her cowgirl dream has materialized at Sky Ranch with Young Riders and Champions Camp.  Our family has been enriched with Father/Daughter and Mother/Daughter weekends at Sky Ranch.  And our week at Family Camp in Colorado positively changed our course in numerous ways.  The Sky Ranch staff pours into our family and is a beautiful model of Christ for us.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

SkyMoms Retreat Speaker Spotlight: Chrissie Dunham!

Introducing... Chrissie Dunham

Chrissie was born in Oklahoma, but has lived in Texas 29 years.  She is married to Charlie, her high school sweetheart and they will celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary this year.  They have two daughters, Katie, age 30 and Abbie, age 27.  Katie is married to Johnny Apple and they have two boys, Jonah, 4 and Hudson almost 2.  Abbie is married to Dick Tracy and they have one girl, Charlee Kate, age 8 months.  Chrissie is the Global Director of Women's Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.  She loves time with her family and cooking/entertaining.  Her favorite slogan is "The Party Don't Stop!".  Eternal life begins when you meet Jesus and there is a party in heaven in your honor…therefore, The Party Don't Stop!

Retreat Topic: Dance Anyway


Friday, January 9, 2015

Sky Ranch Family Devotional Better Together…Ruth’s Heart of Virtue , with Stacy A. Davis ~ Bible Teacher and Sky Ranch Board Member

Family Fun Icebreaker: What does it mean to live with honor? 

Topic 2 Question: Who is in God’s Community? 

Today’s Big Idea: Ruth’s Heart of Virtue 
In God’s community there are people who live honorably, truly living God’s right lifestyle. Ruth is a wonderful example of integrity, or good moral character. Spend time reading Ruth 1:1-18. This is the story of a faithful woman who stayed true to her commitment to God. Ruth was raised in a pagan society. She made the choice to marry into a family that followed a different God and committed to follow the God of her husband. Once her husband died, she had a choice to go back to her old lifestyle, or stay with her commitment to the new family and new God. Ruth chose to honor her commitment. God was pleased with Ruth because of the beauty in her heart. Her faithfulness to God reflected her integrity. Ruth also showed her mother-in-law kindness and love by staying with her instead of leaving her behind after the death of her son. The community around Ruth saw that she was a woman of excellence and honored her for her actions. 

Talk with God: Read the scripture aloud. 
(Spoken to Ruth) Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for 
you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you 
are a woman of excellence. Ruth 3:11 (NISB) 

Walk with God: Read aloud and discuss. 
God searches all hearts and understands every intent; He sees every heart, plan, or thought (1 Chronicles 28:9). Real beauty comes from the inside. God looks for a beautiful heart full of integrity. Your heart inside you is revealed in your words and actions. Your words and actions are evidence of what you really think. God shares that He wants you to treat another person in the same way that you want to be treated, meaning don’t be self-centered. God doesn’t say to treat others how you are actually treated, but how you “want” to be treated. When you are about to misbehave, do you stop yourself and ask, “Is this how I want to be treated?” If your answer is “no,” then stop yourself and handle the situation with good moral character. If you treat others with integrity, then those around you will notice it and honor you for it, too. 

Discuss with your family: Who is someone that you know that has good integrity? Why do their words or actions stand out to you? What are some of their words and actions that you noticed? Why does it stand out in our society when someone has good integrity? 

Prayer suggestion: Pray for God’s help to understand treating others right. 

I will be praying for you!

Stacy A. Davis, Author
Sky Ranch Family Devotionals 
© 2013 Stacy A. Davis, Inc. All rights reserved.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SkyMoms Retreat Speaker Spotlight: Scott and Kristen Kedersha!

Introducing... Scott and Kristen Kedersha

Kristen and Scott Kedersha have been married for over 13 years and are the parents to four lively boys. Neither Kristen nor Scott are native Texans but love calling Texas and Watermark Community Church their home. Kristen works part time as a Physical Therapist and spends most of her time chasing around her five boys. Scott serves as the Director of Premarital Ministry at Watermark Community Church and blogs at If you tweet, you can follow them at @boymomKK (Kristen) and @Skedersha (Scott).

Retreat Topic... 
Finding Pure Joy in your Home & Family: Building with the Right Blueprint