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Is this what marriage was supposed to be?

Marriage and Deployment “So they are no longer two, but one.  Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” —Matthew 19:6 Our ministry verse has been “With my mouth (also with my pen and my computer) I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations.”  (Psalm 89:1)  My husband and I are not alone […]

Light in a Dark Place

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. — Romans 12:12 Desire To Be A Light We gather with military couples every Saturday night for dinner and Bible study.  And at the end of our meeting time we take prayer requests—and then pray. But on this particular Saturday night, a certain prayer request brought […]

“Super Glue” for the Military Home

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. — Colossians 1:17 The story goes something like this: A military family has just arrived at their new duty station. They’ve settled into temporary quarters and have begun to look at housing options. The mother takes one of the little children with her […]

Seven Steps of Faith

I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. I will praise You forever, Because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good. — Psalm 52:8,9 The family was hit with tragic news—so unbelievable and unexpected, and particularly difficult for his […]

Parenting During Deployment

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”  —John 7:38 Start With Faith Parenting well during a deployment begins with our faith—which begins with belief in the truth of Scripture. Being “plugged in” to our source of faith, the Lord Jesus, allows us […]

A Conversation With Yourself

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. — Psalm 42:5 Has loneliness during deployment caused you to “talk to yourself”?  Do you often feel that no one understands your situation? Perhaps […]

PTSD Prayers from King David- Though I’ve Walked Through the Valley

PTSD and King David? “Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.  My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak. . . . But […]

A Victorious Military Marriage…In Spite Of Challenge

What Would It Look Like… New words and phrases keep coming into our English language—some better than others! On the “bad” side, I am distressed at the new use of the word “whatever.” Being one who loves Philippians 4:8, from which this devotional is named, the word “whatever” leads me into thinking of things that […]

The Military Family

Cru Military loves the military family!  We recognize the well-equipped military family, as a unit, must respond to every challenge which comes their way. And Cru Military resources provide this vital unit with a comprehensive set of studies and seminars which speak to their specific needs for unit-y. The military family works best when they […]

Preemptive Prayer

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. —Romans 12:12 When did you learn to pray? Was it in Sunday School at church? or at home around the dinner table? or saying your bed-time prayers with your parents? or in Vacation Bible School? or in a youth group? or with an athletic team? […]