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Being Thankful in ALL Situations

Our first Christmas without dad is fuzzy. He had left the desert of West Texas for the sandstorms of Iraq three weeks before. What I do remember is the sinking feeling of loneliness. It was a month into deployment and the realization that this was not just a training exercise had hit. Our children were […]

A Season of Healing

“You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” — Psalm 16:11 For the last ten years my husband threw himself fully into his military career. He loved the job, the friendships forged, and the call to serve. Being […]

A Purpose Everywhere You Go

‘’For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’’ – Ephesians 2:10 Have you ever felt completely and totally lost? Not in a geographically sense but more of a “what in the world am I doing here” type of feeling. As a […]

The Importance of Community at Every Duty Station

If anyone can claim expertise at goodbyes it would have to be the members of a military family. They learn early on to say goodbye to one another due to deployments and training. They say goodbye to friends every two to five years when they pack up and PCS again. They say goodbye to fellow […]

Fatherhood: For Everything There Is A Season

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2  a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3  a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to […]

Surrounded by Fear

Surrounded! And, yet… Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4) I love the sci-fi and fantasy shows where demons take form and the heroine leaps in center-stage to vanquish them. […]

Deployment and Children

I can already sense the difference. I’ve been told that each deployment brings with it new challenges and that no two are the same. This time, I’m pretty sure, is going to be all about the children. Daddy left for a month. And they fell apart. We entered the world of baby talk, bed wetting, and […]