Why Parenting on God’s Page Should Be a Priority

With so much time spent apart, it can be hard for military families to find their parenting groove, that’s why parenting on God’s page must be a priority. I was am honored to be sharing some of my thoughts with the Planting Roots community this week! Why Prioritize Parenting On God’s Page? Most experts agree […]

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When Welcome Home is Just the Beginning

What’s better than a Welcome Home ceremony? Not much, right? But what if I told you military families keep secrets about what happens after the color guard retires the colors and the commander of troops dismisses the formation? The truth is, a Welcome Home Ceremony is just the beginning of the hard work needed to […]

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5 Ways to Wait Well

Do you need some ways to wait well? Me, too! I don’t know about you, but I don’t always wait well. I can grow impatient waiting for the TV to warm up. Thankfully, God has given me several opportunities to learn a thing or two about waiting well. Pregnancies. Deployments, both mine and my hubby’s. […]

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Finding Peace in Troubling Times

I laced up my boots and straightened my starched uniform every morning as I left for work before the sun rose above the horizon. I was a Soldier and a combat veteran. Strong. Confident. Competent. But I packed a MESSY secret deep in my cargo pockets. I couldn’t shake the thought of a black sedan […]

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What’s Your Inside Story?

My husband was recently home on a twenty day break in the middle of his twelve month Army deployment. It was a bittersweet time. We desperately wanted to enjoy each other’s company, but the black cloud of his impending return to Kuwait was never fully out of sight. It was a feat of sheer willpower […]

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With Reckless Abandon…

Recently I was tempted to settle for less than what’s best. In the days before I welcomed my husband home for a mid-tour break from his current deployment, I consciously curbed my enthusiasm by focusing on the temporary nature of his visit. Even though I haven’t laid eyes on his sweet face undistorted by video […]

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