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A Long Journey Home

Dedication

"To my wife, Laura, who has gently and lovingly gone to great lengths to understand a dyslexic, under-educated child of God. And especially for being the most important part of what it means to be home."

~StevieRay Hansen

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THE CHOICE

It has often been said, "We make our choices and then our choices make us." Unfortunately, for StevieRay, the choices he made early on would lead to severe consequences. Read More

PRISON YARD

Life in a maximum security prison was a shock to StevieRay's senses. The other inmates taunted and harassed him endlessly. However, God had a plan for redemption. Read More

A NEW LIFE

After experiencing the mercy and love of his Savior, StevieRay vowed to live a changed life. The impact of this decision would lead to one of the greatest stories of blessing you'll every read. Read More

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Giving Back

“I want to start an orphanage,” I told Laura over dinner one evening. “Not necessarily an orphanage, but something like that.”

“That’s real hard, Honey,” Laura replied. “Let’s just give to them.”

That didn’t seem like enough to me. I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened to me without Buck and the other cowboys who became like family. Without men like Robert who kept stepping into my life to help me...

The more I learned about the plight of the kids leaving foster care, the more concerned I became. Most of them didn’t have a support system. One study found that within a year of leaving the foster care system, 66 percent of the kids were homeless, in jail or dead. A staggering 80 percent of the prison population had come out of foster care. Girls in foster care were 600 percent more likely than their peers to get pregnant before age 21.

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Life at Campus

The Lazy H ranch is located on 609 acres of scenic hill country near Mason, Texas. Through a personalized mentoring approach, we help young men who are aging out of state foster care programs to discover God's unique plan for their lives while setting personal, educational and vocational goals for the future.

Whether completing a GED, a college degree or technical certification, every member receives professional job placement assistance along with ongoing spiritual leadership training to prepare for the responsibilities of an adult life. 

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Family reunion

By StevieRay Hansen | November 25, 2018

CHAPTER EIGHT FAMILY REUNION I heard the guard unlock my cell in solitary confinement. “Let’s go,” he said. “Your lawyer’s here.” Wearing an orange jumpsuit, I was handcuffed and led to a dingy little room…

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Too much time to think

By StevieRay Hansen | November 20, 2018

I felt like a wounded animal that someone had kicked in the head. Back in my cell, I dropped onto my bed and closed my eyes. Pain throbbed from a place so deep that I…

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Prison Yard

By StevieRay Hansen | November 20, 2018

If I got out of prison and chased money like a god again so I could spend it on attorneys, I knew what would happen. The last vestige of humanity would be stripped from my…

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Kentucky Home

By StevieRay Hansen | November 19, 2018

KENTUCKY HOME I pulled the car seat as close to the steering wheel as it would go. That old Ford jerked and shuddered as I drove away. I had no idea how to get to…

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Tumbling down

By StevieRay Hansen | November 14, 2018

Crystal champagne flutes clinked amid conversation on the terrace of the country club where lights twinkled in the trees. We’d taken Luann’s parents to dinner where, following a round of toasts, my mother-in-law slipped her…

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The Answer To Everything

By StevieRay Hansen | November 12, 2018

I bought a pretty little ranch near Chino, California and continued working in the oil business with Robert. D’Angelo still wanted Luann back. Maybe he thought that control, manipulation and terror tactics were romantic. I…

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ALONE AGAIN

By StevieRay Hansen | November 12, 2018

I pulled up next to the cruiser and rolled down my window. When she looked up at me I said two words. “You’re leaving.” I drove home and started boxing her belongings. She walked in…

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ON THE RUN

By StevieRay Hansen | November 7, 2018

Luann crept into the girls’ room to check on them while I turned off the lights and made sure the doors were locked. Then I dropped into my favorite chair and let out a long…

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Your Journey

Forgive

  • You have the right to be angry.
  • Realize that holding onto anger also holds your pain in place.
  • Anger keeps you frozen in the same cycle of misery and hurt.

Live

  • Don't be a victim. No one deserves that kind of power over your life.
  • When you forgive, you take control over your emotions. More importantly, you take back the power that your past uses to hurt you.

Give

  • Giving to ministries that help people overcome what you've experienced is healing.
  • The question is not, "should you give," but "can you give?" People who say "no" to more and "yes" to less live blessed lives.

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