All posts by: Andrea Plotner

Anticipation, Preparation, and Observance of Advent

Advent, the word advent means the arrival of something or someone. Anticipation, preparation, and observance of Advent vary by denomination. But no matter the denomination, we all anticipate Christ’s birth,......

God Cares for the Military Family

God cares for the military family and military children. They are precious to him. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......
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