Do You Know What You Need?

It hit me like a ton of bricks. Or maybe I should say like 15,470 pounds of household goods. I struggled with the impact our move to Fort Polk had on our housing situation. We went from a brand new home with over 2,600 square feet and 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, a 2 ½ car garage […]

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Too Precious to Pack

Moving puts what’s precious into perspective. The crew arrived yesterday morning to pack our worldly possessions up in preparation for the move to Fort Polk, Louisiana. Categorizing Our Worldly Possessions is Quite the Process My husband and I are now on our 15th collective move with the Army, four each before we met and seven together (six of them with kids). I […]

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A Clean Slate

I have been thinking and talking and writing about it for months, but now we are down to less than 72 hours before the packers begin wrapping and boxing our worldly possessions.  For the last couple of weeks I have been slowly cleaning up and organizing My Messy Desk in preparation for the move.  Yesterday, I actually made some […]

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Do You Need To Start Over?

My yoga instructor read an interesting anecdote the other day about starting over.  The gist of her story was “Why wait?  Start living more healthfully now.”  This Army lifestyle seems to force us to start over us every couple of years or so.   When I was in the Army, I thought changing units was a great way to leave […]

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Prepare the Way

Whether the next move is a change of duty station, a cross-country relocation, or a change of heart, we can be assured that God will prepare the way for us! Prepare the Way Five pages in to a book I was reading, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller, I came across the following quote: […]

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On the Waldo Canyon Fire

My heart has a great sadness it can no longer contain.  Our city is on fire.  My family is not in danger, but my emotions are raw. Saturday morning, I got a text from my husband saying he’d seen a fire near Garden of the Gods.  By Saturday evening, it was a 600 acre wild-fire causing […]

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