All posts by: Andrea Plotner

Infant Loss Amid Military Life

Andrea shares about the unexpected blessings she experienced during her family’s infant loss amid military life in this final installment of her four-part series on parenting. Don’t miss a single nugget of wisdom from her first three posts: Raising Young...

Parent Like an Olive Grower

Join us for the Andrea’s third installment, Parent Like and Olive Grower, in her series on parenting amid military life. Don’t miss the first two weeks: Raising Young Men Amid Military Life and Raising Pre-Teen Boys Amid Military Life. Parent...

Raising Pre-Teen Boys Amid Military Life

Raising Pre-Teen boys can be hard enough, but the challenges of military life complicate things even more. Andrea is back this week with her second installment of Raising Young Men Amid Military life. Oh Boy! Raising Young Men Amid Military...

Raising Young Men Amid Military Life

For this month’s series, Andrea shares with us some lessons she learned while raising young men amid military life. This week’s post focuses on the younger years. Don’t miss her hacks for proactive and reactive parenting! Oh Boy! Raising Young...

Basics of Bible Study

In this week’s Monday Minute, Andrea shares with us five practical approaches to the basics of Bible Study. May our curiosity about the things of God never grow dim. Basics of Bible Study…Be Curious! by Andrea Plotner   Bible “Study”...

Stop, Look, and Listen: Overcoming Negative Emotions

How We’re Learning by Andrea Plotner What types of things cause anger or anxiety to rise up within you? The story I’m about to share sounds comical now, but had me filled with white-hot fury at the time. It involves...

A Case of Mistaken Identity

What I’m Learning by Andrea Plotner    I love hiking. Earlier this year I visited a friend stationed in Hawaii (!) who tries out a new trail every week. Go local! But I currently live in Idaho and it’s super...

Sleepless Nights

Do you ever have trouble sleeping because your mind is so busy or because of lurking fears? My husband is the “close the house up before bedtime” guy, and when he was deployed to Iraq I was afraid to go...

What Are You Seeking?

What Are You Seeking? Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” John 1:38a   What are YOU seeking? Isn’t this the million dollar question? If we could be asking this question every moment...

Habakkuk 4: Salvation Comes From the Lord

Habakkuk 4: Salvation Comes From the Lord   “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,    but the righteous shall live by his faith. (Habakkuk 2:4 ESV)   If God revealed that because of your nation’s wickedness...
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