Giving to Make an Eternal Difference

Often, those who give with an open heart are rewarded in return more abundantly than what they are able to give. That is the story of many volunteers, including Beth Luck. Mrs. Beth first heard of Wears Valley Ranch through friends when she moved to the community about 3 years ago. She currently volunteers as [...]

2018-11-23T13:32:24-04:00November 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Adoption – a New Perspective on the Father’s Heart

“in Him we were also chosen...in conformity with the purpose of His will..."  When God told us to adopt three children from Ukraine, we had never seen a photograph of them, we had never met them. Though we had been to Ukraine, we had never been to the village where they lived and had never seen [...]

2018-11-23T11:35:24-04:00November 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Confession and Repentance

Prayers for healing in the Bible happened in the context of Christian community and biblical authority. They also happened in the context of honest confession and repentance: “The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your [...]

2017-12-29T11:49:55-04:00December 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Is it ever wrong to pray? Part 5 – Substitute for obedience.

Obviously, it is right to pray. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. How can it ever be wrong to pray? Let me suggest five situations or circumstances in which, according to God’s word, we are out of line when we pray. Part 5 - Substitute for Obedience In Exodus 14:13-16 we read:  Moses [...]

2017-10-18T16:13:54-04:00October 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Is it ever wrong to pray? Part 4 – Clinging to sin.

Obviously, it is right to pray. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. How can it ever be wrong to pray? Let me suggest five situations or circumstances in which, according to God’s word, we are out of line when we pray. Part 4 - Clinging to Sin Psalm 66:18 says, If I had [...]

2017-10-18T15:58:49-04:00October 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Role Models

The Bible is filled with illustrations of God’s people speaking passionately with Him. We see this vividly in the Psalms. The psalmists honestly poured out their hearts to God. Psalm 73 is a great example: This is what the wicked are like— always free of care, they go on amassing wealth. Surely in vain I [...]

2017-08-08T16:09:32-04:00August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Sincerity

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Matthew 6:7 Once, while swimming in the ocean, I shouted an exceedingly short but extremely earnest prayer. Susan and I had gone to the beach in New England, where the ocean water [...]

2017-06-29T13:29:56-04:00July 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Wears Valley Ranch Christian Children’s Home and Boarding School Overview

Wears Valley Ranch provides Christian children's homes, a Christian boarding school, and Biblical counseling to children in crisis situations. Our vision is to see each child inspired to follow Christ, healed from the past, and equipped to reach their full potential.