Mighty Oaks Blog
With numerous administrations’ efforts to defeat the staggering 31.6 Veterans-A-Day who commit suicide, that number remains unaffected. Previous efforts had concentrated on a multitude of things, while the new plan places a focus on firearm safety and broadening mental health options. Mighty Oaks knows that the true path to veteran suicide prevention lies in resiliency, the power of testimony, and brotherhood.
Hero. A label that is thrown around current American culture with so much reckless abandon that we threaten diluting the term to the point of obsolescence. After all, what makes one a hero? Well, according to dictionary.com, a hero is a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character.
Veterans Day | By, Chad Robichaux Today, as we all enjoy the much-needed day off from work, I encourage you to reflect on what this day truly means. Now, I don’t mean to sit back and just be thankful for the veterans who have served, both past and present. I mean to...
In mid-October, men from all over the country drove up the hilltop into the oasis we have come to know as SkyRose Ranch in California. The men were all looking for something they had lost. They looked to find what had eluded them; some form of hope or even joy which they had not felt in a long time, if ever.
Two years ago I was blessed to attend @mightyoaksfndn. For years I ran away from struggles with PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) and trauma. I shoved them deep down and refused to acknowledge the demons that kept me awake at night. My walk in faith was at best lukewarm. I refused to truly give my heart to Christ.
By, Jeremy Stalnecker Maybe it’s COVID, maybe it’s the result of the last Presidential election, maybe it’s a generally apathetic attitude towards the Bible and Christianity, maybe it’s an increase in spiritual warfare, or maybe just the fact that I am becoming a...
Reminiscent to a bus load of new recruits arriving at a reception station for basic military training, on Monday evening, on the 27th of October 2021, 19 men arrived and filed into the main lodge at Skyrose ranch. As they entered through the door enroute to their seats, one could almost immediately sense by the way they walked these men needed help.
The men that passed through the gates of the First Responders Legacy Program at the Sky Rose Ranch arrived with heavy hearts. They were quiet, broken and scarred from many battles with foes internally and externally.
Just about every man and woman that has attended a Mighty Oaks Legacy Program has received a “love letter” like the one above from the enemy of our souls. And last week’s Warriors at SkyRose Ranch in California are no different.
This past month, the Women’s Legacy Program was able to be held at SkyRose Ranch in San Miguel, CA, for the first time in over a year due to COVID shut-downs. And what a great week it was!
By, Jamie Warner Although it had been a year and a half since we last held a Legacy Program at SkyRose Ranch in San Miguel, California, the sights, sounds, and smells were as familiar as if it had only been a few weeks: rolling hills studded with majestic oaks and...
This article is written by Doug Bender, to read the full blog go to I am Second's website here: https://blog.iamsecond.com/what-to-know-if-you-or-someone-you-love-is-battling-ptsd