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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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Then There Were Four

By StevieRay Hansen | November 6, 2018

Sun glinted off the highway ahead of us on the long drive from Nevada back to Texas. I figured the last place they’d expect us to go was back there. I couldn’t go back to…

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The Choice

By StevieRay Hansen | November 5, 2018

Our lives are the sum of our choices. Each choice that we make, whether it is big or small, shapes in some way our lives. The most obvious result of our choices is the impact…

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Don’t Mix with the Mob

By StevieRay Hansen | November 2, 2018

I came home from work one afternoon and saw a tan Mercedes sitting next to Luann’s in the driveway. I parked my pickup on the street and got out. Three men walked up to me.…

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God Can Vanquish Your Enemies

By StevieRay Hansen | November 1, 2018

Psalm 143:12 (KJVA) And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies , and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant. Jesus taught his disciples to respond to enemies in unexpected…

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Prison Yard

How Greed Landed Me in Prison

By StevieRay Hansen | October 31, 2018

That first day in the office, I looked at the big computer and telex. It was fascinating to watch as the price changed minute by minute. I’d always been hyperactive and that may have been…

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Prison Yard

Failure is NOT Final

By StevieRay Hansen | October 26, 2018

The world will not understand your faith,in most cases family and friends will turn against you.They won’t understand because they can’t understand. Faith is a deeply personal thing that only God and you are privy…

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The Pain of Losing Children to Divorce

By StevieRay Hansen | October 25, 2018

“Let me make this clear,” she said. “We’re not getting back together. I’m going to divorce you. When you get out, you’re not going to see me or the kids.” Months and years had passed…

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God’s Plan or Your Plan

By StevieRay Hansen | October 22, 2018

God’s Plan Or Your Plan : A Long Journey Home My whole motivation about money changed. If money had been a god, I would have fallen to my knees to worship. In a way, that’s…

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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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