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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Family is…

I wasn’t going to write about this today. I have several other posts lined up and ready to go. Yay me! I was planning on using one of those to get me through this crazy week. But Suzie Eller’s prompt for this week’s #livefree link up “Family is…?” kept ringing in my ears as I […]

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Weary Warrior

If you have come expecting a good message today, I hope you won’t feel cheated by this. The beginnings of countless potential blog posts clutter my desktop, but I haven’t been able to finish a single one. So, rather than rush through something that has the possibility to be good if given the right attention, […]

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Finding Control

Finding Control in Chaos

I don’t know about you, but finding control often seems just out of my reach. And there’s noting like a military move to prove it! ********* Military Moves Every couple of years the Army awards a contact to a moving company that will come and pack up all our worldly possessions and move them to […]

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