Marking Time

In military Drill and Ceremony, when the command, “Mark Time, March” is given, Soldiers march in place without making progress in any direction.  According to Wikipedia, it can also mean to do a minor job or task whilst waiting for an opportunity to arise.  Perhaps someone might say, “I’m just marking time flipping burgers until […]

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The Incline

After two years of simultaneously talking about it and making excuses for why I couldn’t, I finally did The Incline yesterday.  Shhh…don’t tell, it is sort of illegal. Trails.Com says it is a 3 mile hike with a 2,011 feet gain in elevation from the base in Manitou Springs near the Cog Railway to the top of the […]

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Jonah Moments

When You Face Jonah Moments

Have you ever felt the hand of God move you? Has He ever placed you squarely in the last place on earth you ever wanted to go or used undesirable circumstances to bring about desirable changes in your life? If so, then you’ve faced Jonah Moments. Maybe you’re staring down the throat of a big […]

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Who is Writing Your Battle Plans?

Last week I was bummed to miss my weekly Bible study group, but excited about the prospect of my highest turn-out yet for a My Messy Desk Craft Workshop. Two regulars were bringing guests and two ladies from last week wanted to come back!  It was going to be crazy and crowded and creative! Then, over […]

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Forget Lemonade, Make Stuffing

I’ve always liked the phrase, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” We Army Wives, do a lot of that.  I’m not here to lament my life married to the military. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I am proud of what my husband does to secure our freedom at home and to bring […]

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About My Messy Desk

I have always had a messy desk. In the Army, our home office desk, and now my crafting space – my desk has been notoriously messy. Once, my Soldiers decided to do something extra-nice for me and clean my desk – it took me three days before I could make a decision sitting there. At […]

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