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We Love Our Direct Care Staff

We Love Our Direct Care Staff

The people who work at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch are kind, giving, and hard-working. They go above and beyond for the children we serve, regardless of the behaviors our kids throw at them. This kind of work is not easy, and nationally, the turnover of direct care staff in residential facilities like the Ranch is off-the-charts. Over the past year, Ranch leaders and supervisors have focused on improving our turnover stats by providing an atmosphere for direct care staff that keeps them engaged.…

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So Much More Than His Labels

So Much More Than His Labels

It is in these simple moments that I feel the presence of God. Here is a child abandoned by his family and so many others, reaching towards the future with hopeful optimism. Not every day...Daniel continues to have bad days, and he will his entire life. But on this day, he was very proud of the tomatoes and peppers he planted, tended, and harvested.…

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Thank You for Doing Stuff

Thank You for Doing Stuff

He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" -Luke 10:27 I appreciate how Bob Goff, the author of Love Does, paraphrases this verse. He says, "Love God, Love People, and Do Stuff."…

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Woke Up to a Tornado Warning at 3 a.m.

Woke Up to a Tornado Warning at 3 a.m.

Over the past month, I have been reminded that life is filled with the unexpected and that every moment we are present for it, is a gracious gift from God. I awoke with a start at 3 a.m. while on vacation in Florida last week. The Emergency notice on my phone started beeping and announced, "Seek shelter immediately, a tornado has been spotted in your area!"…

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Get Your Financial Ducks in a Row

Get Your Financial Ducks in a Row

As Christians, we know that God loves us, forgives our sins, and brings us into eternal life, but as humans, facing our own mortality can be uncomfortable. This may be why so many people in the United States pass on without a will. Another reason could be that talking about money with others can also feel uncomfortable.…

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