The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

“If only there were more hours in the day” is a phrase I have heard and used many times over the years. My mother often said it when I wanted to do just one last thing before bedtime.  Now I catch myself saying the same thing to my six-year-old daughter.

When you stop to think about it, this much-used statement does lead to an interesting question. If you could add hours to your day, what would you do? Sleep, spend time with your family, work longer hours, complete household chores?  Time is limited—we only have so much of it, so it’s important spend some time thinking about how we use the hours in our days.

Psalms 90:12
So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

I am so blessed to use some of the hours in my day to pray, thank, laugh, listen and share time with Ranch donors. It is during those moments when I look donors in the eye and let them know the impact of their support that I am confident I am doing the work God has called me to do.

You are a valuable part of the ministry that is Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Thank you for all that you do to help the troubled, complicated, and amazing children at the Ranch to heal their wounds.

And, thank you for spending some of your limited hours with me—I am truly blessed by your presence in my life.

God bless you!

Janet Zinke
Senior Development Officer
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.

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