The Great House Retreat on Blaylock Ranch

In a secluded location 10 miles south of Junction, TX along the South Llano River lies a beautiful lodge owned by a God-serving, Patriotic family. The lodge is aptly named “The Great House Retreat on Blaylock Ranch.” Steve and Mary Ann Blaylock built this facility as a fully funded retreat where believers and non-believers alike …

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News from Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

The month of May started with an amazing Fight Club session in Junction Texas and ended with the Graduation of our founder, Chad Robichaux’s son Hunter from Marine Corps Boot Camp.  In the middle of those two events was our annual national remembrance of the sacrifice paid by so many so that we might be …

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Where Two or More Are Gathered

Our Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs hosted a graduation on April 25th for the most recent installment of Fight Club up at Sky Rose Ranch in San Miguel. This graduation was the first of the year to take place while the sun was still out, allowing those of us in attendance to see, clearly, the beautiful, other …

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The Hot Seat

They are the most magnificent of men. Legitimate heroes of the wars in the Middle East with the medals and scars to prove it. They are gathered in the afternoon in a round tent to discuss how the latest Fight Club has gone for the men they are called to serve. Each instructor takes his …

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Update on Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

October was a busy month for Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs. We successfully completed our first Speaker’s Bureau Training, followed that with a Fight Club for Men and ended the month with our Marriage Advance. We continue to reach service members and their families and share the love of Christ with them. Our first Speaker’s Training …

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Some Things Are Worth Fighting For – August Fight Club

The August 2014 Fight Club for Men at SkyRose Ranch was a huge success, both as a program and for each of the individual men attending. We had 18 warriors from around the U.S. in attendance, including Active Duty Marines from Camp Pendleton. The Command at Wounded Warrior Battalion West has continued to support and …

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The Conflict in Iraq and Why I am Thankful to be a U.S. Combat Veteran

As I have observed the recent events in Iraq my emotions have gone from sadness, anger and indifference to everything in between. I have struggled to grasp how a country that was given every opportunity to succeed could fall so swiftly and with so little fight.  I have grieved for the families of the men …

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More Lessons Learned in Iraq

April 10, 2003 was the day that the First Battalion Fifth Marines secured Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace in the city of Baghdad, Iraq.  A lot of time has passed since then, but the events of that day will never be forgotten by those that were there. A few dates every year cause me to spend …

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Veteran Programming at SkyRose Ranch

The Lord’s hand has been busy at SkyRose Ranch. There is never a dull moment here in Central California. As we move into the summer months we begin to build up to even more exciting events. We continue to host Fight Club for Men, Marriage Advances and now look forward to our Fight Club for …

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Lessons Learned

As I have listened over the last few years to the reports of the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq, I have spent more time than usual thinking of my time there in 2003. I was privileged to have been a part of the First Battalion Fifth Marines, the first Marine infantry unit into the country.  …

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