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Grace Seibold: Gold Star Mother

Women have been affiliated with the military throughout history. Women of the Word Wednesday is where we explore the impact of Christian women affiliated with the military. Today’s Woman of…

Amanda Berry Smith: Army Wife, Preacher, International Missionary

Amanda Berry Smith is this month’s featured Woman of the Word. She was an Army Wife, Preacher, and International Missionary. Amanda Berry Smith: Army Wife, Preacher, and International Missionary  by…

Women of The Word Wednesday Introduction

We are excited to share with you a new weekly feature:  Women of the Word Wednesday. As women in the military community, it is easy to feel like we don’t…

God’s Faithfulness in 2021

The Planting Roots Director, Kori, shares some inspiring words about God’s faithfulness to close out 2021.   God’s Faithfulness in 2021 by Kori Yates   And I told them of…

The Christ Candle

Today we light the final candle of the Advent Season.  The Christ Candle is the  white candle in the center symbolizing purity, just like the spotless Lamb of God. The…

The Season of Love

This week on Firmly Rooted Friday we have a guest writer, Jennifer Benitez.  Jennifer reminds us of the most important gift of all, “LOVE”. The season of LOVE … The…

The Love Candle

We continue our celebration and preparation as Jennifer Wake walks us through the lighting of the four Advent. This week she shares the meaning of the Love  candle or the…

It’s the season of JOY

Denise Jolly joins us for Firmly Rooted Friday with a reminder that it’s the season of Joy and reminds us to count it all joy. It’s the season of JOY…let…

The Joy Candle

  We continue our celebration and preparation as Jennifer Wake walks us through the lighting of the four Advent. This wee she shares the meaning of the Joy candle. The…

Peace on the Earth

Today on Firmly Rooted Friday, Morgan Farr reminds us how we find peace all year round not just during the Advent season. Peace on the Earth by Morgan Farr What…

When Past Sins Haunt You

When past sins haunt you it can feel like you’ve been knocked down. Ashley shares some tips for how to rise up in today’s Monday Minute. When Past Sins Haunt…

The Faith Candle

We continue our celebration and preparation as Jennifer Wake walks us through the lighting of our second candle of Advent, the Faith Candle. The Faith Candle by Jennifer Wake  …

When God Steps into Hope

Today on Firmly Rooted Fridays we have a special Advent edition.  Writer, Michelle Hieb reminds us of the unbelievable possibilities when God Steps in to our Hope. When God Steps…

The Prophecy Candle, “Hope”

Jennifer Wake walks us through lighting the first candle of Advent, the Prophecy Candle of “Hope”. The Prophecy Candle of Hope by Jennifer Wake Whenever I enter a church after…

Introduction to Advent

Welcome to an Introduction to Advent.  Jennifer shares with us the true reason we celebrate and the meaning behind the symbolism. This is one tradition military families can participate in…

What Crouches at Your Door?

No matter what is crouching at your door, Muriel has some ways to rise up from all that threatens you in today’s Monday Minute. What Crouches at Your Door?  by…

A Military Family’s Adoption Story

For this week’s Firmly Rooted Friday, Lisa shares God’s faithfulness through her military family’s adoption story. A Military Family’s Adoption Story by Lisa Redford November is National Adoption Awareness Month,…

Rise Up from Difficult Family Situations

Difficult family situations. It would be rare not to have them, especially when military families spend so much time geographically separated from their families of origin. In today’s Monday Minute…

When You are Apart

As military women, we are far too familiar with being separated from our loved ones geographically. But Jolynn reminds us in today’s military that geography isn’t what makes intimacy. She…

Rise Up From Loneliness

I’ve never met a military woman or spouse who hasn’t battled loneliness at some point in their journey. Brenda gives us all some encouraging and practical wisdom to rise up…

Living in the Messy Middle

Most of us military women can relate to the idea of living in the messy middle. We always seem to be in the middle of something–deployment, PCS, leave time, or…

Rise Up Above Disagreements

Disagreements seem to have become the norm these days, even within our tight-knit military communities. Muriel challenges us to season those heated discussions with salt and rise up above them….

Persecution and the American Military

Persecution has always been the enemy of freedom and as military women and wives we are charged with defending against it. Stephanie’s Monday Minute challenges us with three practical ways…

Miscarriage in the Military Community

Have you experienced the pain of miscarriage? Odds are, if you have not, someone in your inner circle has. In today’s Firmly Rooted post, Morgan shares some practical tips for…

Rise Up from Unmet Expectations

Unmet expectations seem to run rampant in the military community. So how do we rise up and resume our mission when they knock us down? Brenda has some encouraging truths…

God Gives Clarity, Not Confusion

God gives clarity, not confusion. Even during deployments. Ashley shares with us her personal experience with watching God smooth out the details on both sides of a deployment, both Servicemember…

Do You Control Your Money?

Do you control your money? Or does your money control you? For today’s Finance Friday, Jennifer shares some budgeting tips to help you maintain proper control of your money. Who…

When You’re Unequally Yoked

Being in an unequally yoked marriage can make you feel like you’re getting knocked down day after day. But in today’s Monday Minute, Rachelle shares some encouraging truths and powerful…

How To Finance Future Dreams

Do you ever wonder how you’ll finance future dreams when it always feels like you’re barely making ends meet? In today’s Finance Friday article, Jennifer shares some expert information on…

Rise Up from Disagreement

Disagreement abounds these days. But Muriel’s wise advice in this week’s Monday Minute, reminds us that God has called us to something higher. Blessed Are the Peacemakers by Muriel Gregory…

The Crippling Fear of Rejection

Have you faced the crippling fear of rejection? You are not alone. For this week’s Monday Minute, Kelli shares some encouraging truths to help you fight the fear of rejection…

Christian Military Women’s Conference

This week our Events Team has taken over our social media, and Kasey shares what it meant to her, as a woman in uniform, to attend a Christian, Military, Women’s…

Rise Up Despite Divorce

Is it possible to rise up despite divorce? Whether divorce has impacted our own marriage or that of someone we care about, Kori provides us all with some encouraging truth…

A Life’s Calling

We often hear people talk about their life’s calling? Do you know yours? In this week’s Monday Minute, Tonia shares some encouraging truths for us all as we seek to…

Who Am I Now?

When major changes happen, we often ask ourselves, “Who am I now?” In this week’s Monday Minute, Kelli share what God taught her about who she is and will always…

Who do I want to be?

Who do I want to be when I grow up? In this week’s Monday Minute, Rachelle encourages us to use this question to rise up from disappointments, grief, PCS moves,…

The Others

Jesus loved the others. In today’s Monday Minute, Muriel challenges us to rise up and reach out to the marginalized within our communities. The Others by Muriel Gregory   My…

Defending Your Finances

Defending your finances is harder than ever before in this digital age. For today’s Finance Friday, Jennifer shares some strategies to help keep your money safe. Don’t miss her unhackable…

Combat Satan’s Suicidal Lies

The lies Satan tries to tell us all too often turn into suicidal thoughts. But you can combat them with God’s truth. Combat Satan’s Suicidal Lies with God’s Truth by…

Suicide in the Military Community

Suicide is an all too common reality in the military community. In this week’s Monday Minute, Ashley bravely shares how God revealed his reality in her lowest moments to help…

God Can Heal PTSD

The military community is far too familiar with the adverse impacts of PTSD. In this week’s Monday Minute, Ashley bravely shares how she knows God can heal PTSD. God Can…

Airing Up Mental Health

Mental Health is a hot topic in both military circles and among our civilian counterpart. And with good reason. We’ve faced unprecedented challenges in the last 18 months. Guest writer,…

When Joy is Fleeting

When joy is fleeting it can be hard to rise up and take your place at the wall. In this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares how God has helped her…

Faith to Overcome Anxiety in Military Life

Anxiety in military life is common and it can knock us to our knees. In this week’s Monday Minute, Ginger shares how God helped her rise up and overcome it…

Financial Advice for Caregivers

Are you a caregiver for a parent or grandparent? Unfortunately, that demographic is often the target for financial fraud. This month’s Financial Friday is chock-full of financial advice for caregivers….

Man’s Rejection, God’s Protection

Rejection in the military can come from a variety of sources. In this week’s Monday Minute, Liz encourages us to rise up above man’s rejection by looking for God’s protection…

Peacemakers in an Age of Outrage

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel challenges us to rise up above this age of outrage and become peacemakers as we follow Jesus’ lead. Peacemakers in an Age of Outrage…

Through the Struggle

PCS season is upon us and, whether it is your first move or your 15th, you know you’ll go through the struggle. But this week’s guest writer, Marian, encourages us…

When Someone Else Gets Credit

We’ve all been there; someone else gets credit for the work we’ve done. But how are we, as Christian women to respond to this scenario, one that is all too…

Rise Up from Failure

Failure can feel like a fate worse than death in the military work place. In this week’s Monday Minute Ashley encourages us to take a more eternal look at it….

Saving for Christmas in June

Saving for Christmas in June may seem like a funny thing to do, but in this week’s Finance Friday, Jennifer shares why saving money is serious business. Saving for Christmas…

Change of Plans

For this week’s Monday Minute, Liz shares how every change of plans is an opportunity to exchange our plans for God’s plans. Change of Plans by Liz Giertz   Those…

Transition and the Tie that Binds

For this week’s Firmly Rooted Friday, guest writer Amalee shares with us the comfort of the tie that binds. We can all be thankful God makes this available to us…

Rely On God Even Through Change

All this month we’ve been looking at ways we can rise up when military transitions and changes knock us down. For this week’s Monday Minute, Ashley shares with us how…

Blended Retirement System Options

In this week’s edition of Finance Friday, Jennifer breaks down Blended Retirement System Options for military members. Blended Retirement System Options by Jennifer Wake   Choices are all around us….

Saying Goodbye to Your Tribe

Saying goodbye to your tribe is something military women are all too familiar with, but Melissa shares some comforting truths about how God helps us rise up. Saying Goodbye to…

Now What… Military Retirement

Military Retirement is among the most challenging changes military members can face. But Muriel shares how God showed her how to rise up when the weight of this transition threatens…

Saving For College

Military members have some additional options when it comes to saving for college. In this week’s Finance Friday post, Jennifer breaks 5 options down for us. Saving for College by…

Leaving a Child Behind When You PCS

Like Jennifer, so many military women know the pain of leaving a child behind when you PCS. If you’re navigating this significant change, I hope you’ll find comfort in the…

Placing My Children on the Altar

Placing our children on the altar is a concept nearly every mother wrestles with at some point or another. Guest writer and uniformed military woman, Claire P. Jameson penned this…

Healthy Ways to Handle Trauma

Military women are not immune to the unwanted advances of men. In this week’s honest and raw post, Lydiaruth shares with us some healthy ways to handle trauma by leaning…

God’s Presence Heals Our Pain

In this week’s Monday Minute, Kelli shares how God’s presence heals our pain, even the pain of miscarriage. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Kelli Baker   Stationed in Germany for…

Teaching Children Repentance

In today’s Firmly Rooted Friday post, Claudia reinforces the importance of teaching children repentance. It may be hard, but it is worth it in the long run. Teaching Children Repentance…

For The Christian Woman Considering Military Service

Are you a Christian woman considering Military Service? Our next encouraging post in this special series dedicated to the Month of the Military Child comes from a young woman who…

Prodigal: Coming to the End of Ourselves

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel talks about how we are all prodigal children and that coming to the end ourselves is the best thing God can let happen to…

My Military Family

In this week’s special guest post, Lydiaruth talks about what it means to her to have a strong military family to support her through her father’s service and deployments. My…

When Military Children Suffer

We often see military children suffer because of a parent’s service, but in this week’s Monday Minute, Stephanie challenges us to look for how God is using that suffering to…

Paying for College

Jennifer discusses paying for college in this month’s Financial Friday post. Don’t miss part two, saving for college next month! Paying for College  by Jennifer Wake Wait a minute, just…

To Be A Military Kid

For, April, the Month of the Military Child, we are running a special Wednesday series written by a guest writer who is a military kid. We hope you enjoy this…

The Ache of Infertility

For this week’s Monday Minute Jennifer shares with us some ways we can rise up from the ache of infertility. Rise Up from the Ache of Infertility by Jennifer Wake…

The Reality of Death and Resurrection

There is no better day than Good Friday to discuss the reality of death and resurrection. In today’s post, Tonia challenges us not to ignore it, but to embrace the…

Healthy After the Military

For this week’s Monday Minute, Ashley shares her journey with staying healthy after the military. Healthy After the Military by Ashley Saulnier   5 a.m., the alarm goes off.  Turn…

When Doubt Knocks You Down

You have probably experienced a moment or two when doubt knocks you down. We all have. For this week’s Monday Minute, Michelle shares how God helped her rise up after…

Change Your Mind, Heal Your Body

Do you want to heal your body? This week, Kelli shares how God led her on a journey to heal her body by changing her mind as she pursues health…

Resting In God

For this week’s Monday Minute, Kelli shares with us the importance of resting in God so that we can rise up and serve him well! Resting In God by Kelli…

Health for the Whole Self

Finding health for the whole self can be particularly difficult for military women. In today’s post, Kelli shares how God directed her journey toward that end-state.  Health for the Whole…

The Gift of Physical Fitness

For this week’s Monday Minute, Kori shares how God showed her the importance of stewarding the gift of physical fitness. The Gift of Physical Fitness by Kori Yates At twenty-one,…

Survivor Benefits Plan: What You Need to Know

For this week’s Financial Friday, Jennifer shares what you need to know about the Survivor Benefits Plan. Survivor Benefits Plan: What You Need to Know by Jennifer Wake What is…

The Emotions We Hide

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares with us how the emotions we hide beneath the surface can impact our health and how we can rise up and heal. The…

Taxes: When Caesar Gets His Share

Taxes have been causing trouble since the time of Jesus’ earthly ministry.  For this week’s Monday Minute, Jennifer explores how we can Rise Up when taxes try to knock us…

Learn from My Money Mishaps

Today, Jennifer shares lessons learned from money mishaps. Her tips can help you avoid similar mistakes and help you steward your resources well. Learn from My Money Mishaps by Jennifer…

Is Enough Really Enough?

For this week’s Monday Minute, Ashley shares what God has been teaching her about the secret to having enough.   Is Enough Really Enough? by Ashley Saulnier    As a…

Finding Purpose in Your Work

Do you struggle to find purpose in your work? For this week’s Monday Minute, Liz shares how God’s purposes for our work are far more valuable than just a paycheck….

When Tithing Feels Like Too Much

For today’s Monday Minute, Jennifer touches on tithing. Find out how God changed her mind and proved himself faithful in her family’s finances.   When Tithing Feels Like Too Much…

Raise a Hallelujah

In today’s Monday Minute with God, Muriel shares with us how important it is to raise a hallelujah, even when life pulls the rug out from under us. Raise a…

We Can’t Do It Alone

In much the same way that a tree is not a forest, we can’t do it alone. To rise up and overcome life’s challenges, we need a forest of support….

When Life Pulls the Rug Out From Under You

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares three strategies for how to RISE UP when life pulls the rug out from under you. When Life Pulls the Rug Out From…

Rise Up in 2021

Join Kori Yates, Planting Roots Director, as she introduces our 2021 theme: Rise Up, based on Nehemiah 2:18 Rise Up by Kori Yates “And I told them of the hand…

The Importance of Passing the Peace

For the final Monday Minute of 2020, Brenda Pace, Planting Roots Senior Advisor, shares the importance of passing the peace. Together, let’s share the evidence of lives lived as followers…

Count the Cost

For today’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares with us what it means to count the cost as we begin to follow Jesus with a missional mindset in the military. Count the…

On Mission Together

In today’s Monday Minute, Planting Roots Director, Kori Yates, shares about how being on mission together isn’t only more fun, but crucial to our walk with Christ. On Mission Together…

Marching Toward Revival

This week, we are joined by guest, Ashley, who encourages us all to keep marching toward revival all the way to the ends of the Earth. We military women know…

Missional Mindset in the Military

Can you have a missional mindset in the military? Here at Planting Roots we believe it is not only possible, but that God has planned it that way. Kasey kicks…

The Real Enemy

The real enemy rears his ugly head whenever there is a revival among God’s people, so it is fitting that we end our month of growing together for revival with…

10 Ways to Celebrate Jesus at Christmas

This week, we are joined by guest, Beth Runkle who shares with us 10 practical ways to celebrate Jesus at Christmas, no matter where you’re stationed. A Life-Giving Christmas: 10…

Essential Requirements for Revival

As we continue our growing together for revival series this month, Jennifer shares with us some essential requirements for revival we all need whether we share the gospel in daily…

When You Long to be Home

As a military woman, you have more than likely experienced a holiday season when you long to be home. We know what that’s like, but we also know the Psalms…

Hope Because God Restores

And For this week’s Monday Minute, Kelli brings a powerful message about how no matter what we face in this world, we always have hope because God restores. Please be…

Jesus is Coming Again

As we continue our series on Growing Together for revival, Rose’s post shares how remembering Jesus is coming again helps us keep an eternal perspective. That eternal perspective can be…

Feelings of Loss Over the Holidays

If we’re honest, most of us have feelings of loss over the holidays this year. Join Kristin for some encouragement from the Psalms as we head into this holiday season…

The Call to Personal Revival

Brenda kicks off this month’s series on Growing Together for Revival with this call to personal revival in today’s Monday Minute. The Call to Personal Revival by Brenda Pace Military…

Sharing Christ in Daily Life

Kelli shares three tips for sharing Christ in daily life, in this last installment of our series on growing together the share the Gospel. Sharing Christ in Daily Life by…

Living as Salt and Light

Have you ever wondered what it means to be living as salt and light in a military context? In this week’s Monday Minute, Brenda breaks it down for us as…

Simple Ways to Share Christ Wherever the Military Sends You

Ginger shares some simple ways to share Christ wherever the Military sends us, as we continue our Monday Minute discussion on growing together to spread the Gospel. Simple Ways to…

Stories of Hope Despite Racism

In our final week of our series on Racism in the Military Community, Planting Roots staff members share a stories of hope despite racism and how they have seen Jesus…

Go Tell it on the Mountains

In this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel encourages us to go tell it on the mountains, as she kicks off our month-long discussion about growing together to spread the Gospel. Go…

Heartbreaking Racism Stories

This week Planting Roots staff members discuss their most heartbreaking racism stories as part of our series on Racism in the Military Community. Question 4: Share a story that breaks…

When I am a Part of the Body of Christ

For this week’s Monday Minute, Claudia shares with us why it is important that we all participates a part of the body of Christ. When I am a Part of…

How to Encourage Diversity in the Military Community

As we continue our discussion on racism in the military community, Planting Roots staff members share their suggestions for how to encourage diversity in the military community. Question #3: How…

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

For this week’s Monday Minute, Jennifer reminds us that while it is often said actions speak louder than words, we need to use our words to share the Gospel. Actions…

Not Seeing Color

Our Planting Roots volunteer staff members discuss the idea of not seeing color as we continue our discussion on racism in the military community. You can read their backstories here….

Do Not Forsake Meeting Together

In this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel encourages us to find new and creative ways of meeting together despite our current circumstances. Meeting Together Despite Our Altered Reality by Muriel Gregory…

Racial Integration in Military Community

As we continue our series on Racism in the Military Community, this week we are discussing racial integration in the military community. Last week you had the opportunity to meet…

Go To Church

For this week’s Monday Minute, Kristin shares with us why it is vital for believers to go to church. Go to Church or Chapel NOW! by Kristin Goodrich BLUF (Bottom…

Racism in the Military Community

Here at Planting Roots, our vision is that military women will be deeply rooted in Christ. In order to encourage and equip our community, we have fun with inter-service rivalries,…

We Are Family

We are family. For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shows us the gift we Christians have of participating in a God-given family of believers. We Are Family by Muriel Gregory…

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…

Grow Together by Serving

For this week’s Monday Minute, Michelle challenges us to grow together by serving one another. Grow Together by Serving By Michelle Hieb   Service–it’s the very lifeblood of the military…

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…

Develop Your Leadership Style

For this week’s Monday Minute, Kelli shares with us some tips she learned while on active duty and from the Bible to help you develop your leadership style. Develop Your…

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…

Why Group Bible Study Matters

Have you ever wondered if group Bible Study really matters? For this week’s Monday Minute, Kori shares with us three key elements of why group Bible study matters. Relationship, Encouragement,…

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…

Growing Together in Leadership

This month we are discussing growing together in Ministry. Brenda kicks us off with today’s Monday Minute on growing together in leadership. Growing Together in Leadership by Brenda Pace  …

The Art of Spiritual Accountability

In this week’s Monday Minute, Liz shares how the art of spiritual accountability enhances our readiness to stand firm in the face of Satan’s schemes. Don’t miss the downloadable tool…

Peace Despite Miscarriage in Military Life

This week’s post on finding peace despite miscarriage is Denise’s third in this series on miscarriage in the military. Be sure to read the first two parts of her story: …

Unlikely Battle Buddies

In this week’s Monday Minute, Rachelle shares with us the power of unlikely battle buddies. Who has God placed in your life for you to encourage? Unlikely Battle Buddies by…

Miscarriage in Military Life: Load Bearers

This is the second installment of our three part series on Miscarriage in Military Life by Denise. She shares God’s faithfulness to provide load bearers to help them carry the…

How to Find Your People

For this week’s Monday Minute, Kelli shares with us some important tips for how to find your people. Whether you are PCSing this summer or not, this is great advice!…

Miscarriage in Military Life

Today we kick off a three week series about miscarriage in military life. Denise shares her personal pain and God’s faithfulness in a relatable way that will encourage anyone walking…

Where is Your Point of Reference

In this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares how important having Jesus as our point of reference is for military life. Where is Your Point of Reference by Muriel Gregory  …

One Key Habit of Bible Study

For this week’s Monday Minute, special guests Margaret and Rose share with us one key habit of Bible Study they have learned as they have studied Scripture together through the…

What Happens After Hello

What happens after hello? With PCS season upon us meeting new military friends is inevitable. Reserve spouse and guest writer, Amanda Mahannah, shares with us four ways God helps her…

Growth Through God’s Word

Join Denise Jolly for this week’s Thursday Prayer as she prays for our growth through God’s Word. Your Word Brings a Harvest of Growth  by Denise Jolly   “For the…

When Everything Changes

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Liz shares how God’s Word comforts us when everything changes. Does it seem to you like change is the only constant in this military lifestyle?…

Fresh Faith in Challenging Times

For this week’s Monday Minute, Katye shares with us how God answered her plea for fresh faith in challenging times as she studied his Word. What challenges are you facing?…

Military Marriage Prayer

For this week’s Thursday Prayer, join Kay Miller in this military marriage prayer today. Military Marriage Prayer by Katy Miller   Heavenly Father,   Thank you for all that you…

God’s Word: Living And Active

We have two special guests for this week’s Monday Minute who are sharing about how God’s Word is Living and Active, just like PT. God’s Word: Living and Active By…

Eyes on Him

God wants us to keep our eyes on him. But this military lifestyle provides us no shortage of opportunities to compare our experiences to those of the men and women…

Praying with Deuteronomy

Join Tonia for this week’s Thursday Prayer in praying with Deuteronomy. Praying Scripture is a powerful discipline. Praying with Deuteronomy 6:4-7 (NIV) Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the…

In This All Together

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, new staff writer Kelli Baker shares what God is teaching her about being in the trenches of the Covid crisis all together. In This All…

Meditation is for Christians

In this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares with us how the discipline of meditation is for Christians, too. As military women we understand the power of discipline, so why do…

Prayer for Parents and Children

Please join Michelle in this prayer for parents and children as we head toward the summer months and seek to navigate the intricacies of military life. A Prayer for Parents…

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…

Prayer Across the Miles

This week guest, Rachel Johnson, shares a powerful message about how prayer across the miles closes the gap between military women. Prayer Across the Miles Just scrolling through the contact…

Stronger Together in Prayer

For this week’s Thursday Prayer, Denise encourages us to be stronger together in prayer so that our military community might be strengthened by the Lord. Stronger Together in Prayer by…

Saying No to God

Jennifer Wake shares about her experiences with saying no to God in this week’s Worship Wednesday. Can you relate? Saying No To God   Here I am having another tantrum….

Prayer Moment by Moment

For this week’s Monday Minute, Claudia shares with us how God has been cultivating a heart for prayer moment by moment. For those of us who long to pray without…

When Walking Feels Like Falling

When walking feels like falling, we have a safe place to land. Join Claudia for some encouragement from Psalm 94 in this week’s Firmly Rooted Friday. When Walking Feels Like…

Shift Our Focus Toward Jesus

For this week’s Thursday Prayer, join Tonia in this prayer to shift our focus toward Jesus in all that we say and do. Shift Our Focus Toward Jesus “Lord, I…

The Benefits of Praying Scripture

Join Jennifer for this week’s Monday Minute as she shares how praying Scripture helped her during times of distress. The Benefits of Praying Scripture by Jennifer Wake   As he…

The Power of Living Unashamed

Join Claudia for this edition of Firmly Rooted Friday as she talks about the power of living unashamed. Let’s praise God together for his work of redemption. The Power of…

Peace in the Garden of Prayer

For this week’s Thursday Prayer, Denise prays that all the women and children in our military community would find peace in the garden of prayer. Peace in the Garden of…

God Transformed My Prayer Life

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Liz shares how God transformed her prayer life from asking for her desires to an act of worship. How God Transformed My Prayer Life My…

Pray from the Heart

For this week’s Monday Minute with God, Ginger encourages just to leave behind our prayer insecurities and pray from the heart by reminding us that the right words aren’t magic…

3 Promises in Psalm 18

Join Claudia for this edition of Firmly Rooted Friday as she explores three powerful promises in Psalm 18. Three Promises in Psalm 18 Studying the Psalms changed my heart.  The…

Praying Psalm 27

For today’s Thursday Prayer, we invite you to join us in praying Psalm 27 over our warriors. Praying with verses from Psalm 27 today: “The Lord is my light and…

What is The Blessing?

For this week’s Worship Wednesday post, Jennifer shares how God blessed her family as they pondered the question her daughter posed: “What is the blessing?” What is The Blessing? “What…

Let Us Pray Together

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares about how God created us to pray together in community with one another because we are stronger that way. How can you grow…

Bending and Becoming

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Jennifer shares her reflections on how bending palm fronds into crosses reminds her of how God is constantly bending us to become more like Jesus….

Perseverance Produces Growth

For this week’s Monday Minute, Michelle shares with us what God has been teaching her about how perseverance produces growth. Perseverance Produces Growth by Michelle Hieb   Each week I…

Prayer to Our King of Kings

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia leads us in a prayer to our King of Kings asking His Spirit to move mightily in our military communities.   King of Kings…

The Power of a Strong Redeemer

For this week’s Firmly Rooted Friday, Claudia shares with us what it means that we have a strong Redeemer in Jesus. The Power of a Strong Redeemer This past summer…

Change Your Point of View

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Jennifer reminds us that God can change your point of view when the obstacles you face loom like the Himilayas. Change Your Point of View…

Growing in Godliness

Ginger shares what the Lord has been teaching her about growing in godliness despite the hardships of military life for this week’s Monday Minute. Growing in Godliness by Ginger Harrington…

Prayer for the Wavering Spouse

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, join Denise in this prayer for the wavering spouse, that God would strengthen her faith. To the Spouse who May Be Wavering by Denise Jolly…

The Pull of Performance

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, special guest Martha Roberson shares how God is challenging her to escape the pull of performance. The Pull of Performance   “I have to do…

Walk the Talk

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares with us how God has been showing her to walk the talk, not just in Bible study, but all over base and the…

An Easter Prayer

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Michelle leads us in an Easter Prayer to renew a right spirit and focus within ourselves today and always! Blessed Easter from Planting Roots. An…

The Beauty of Easter

On this Good Friday, we reflect on the Beauty of Easter with this poem written by guest writer, April Erhardt. The Beauty of Easter by April Erhardt I wrote this…

The Ache of Absence

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Liz shares with us how God taught her to seek the comfort of his presence in the ache of absence. The Ache of Absence My…

Spiritual Disciplines to Grow in Faith

But For this week’s Monday Minute, Brenda shares how spiritual disciplines help us to grow in faith, no matter what role we play as military women and wives. Spiritual Disciplines…

Gratitude for God’s Revelation

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia leads us to pray in gratitude for God’s revelation of himself to us. May that knowledge lead to heart change, so that others might…

Growing Together in Gratefulness

In this week’s Monday Minute, Claudia shares with us how we can start the process of growing together in gratefulness in one small but significant way. Growing Together in Gratefulness…

Generational Praise for Our Nation

This week, Tonia storms heaven’s gates with generational praise for our nation. Together, let’s praise God for his favor on our nation through the ages. Generational Praise for the Nation…

The Importance of Just Showing Up

As we conclude this month’s focus on generation wisdom and mentoring in the military community, Rachelle shares how God has been teaching her the importance of just showing up. Just…

A Prayer for Wisdom

Join Denise for this week’s Sunday Prayer for Wisdom in all areas of our military lives. A Prayer for Wisdom by Denise Jolly   Lord, Your wisdom above all is…

The Remarkable Truth about Age and Wisdom

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel flips convention on its head and challenges us to seek God’s remarkable truth about age and wisdom. The Remarkable Truth about Age and Wisdom…

A Prayer for Military Marriages

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, join Michelle in this prayer for military marriages. A Prayer for Military Marriages by Michelle Hieb   Father,   Thank you for your love, kindness,…

The Power of Joy

For this week’s Firmly Rooted Friday, Claudia shares how the power of joy helps her battle the loneliness she feels following a move far from her previous Battle Buddies. The…

God Makes Beautiful Things

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Muriel shares how God makes beautiful things in her story of how he redeemed Fort Bragg for her. God Makes Beautiful Things   “He has…

Youthful Hearts Teach

In this week’s Monday Minute, Jennifer shares about a time in her life when she experienced the powerful way youthful hearts teach more seasoned women. Youthful Hearts Teach by Jennifer…

God’s Wisdom for Children

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, join Tonia as she prays for God’s wisdom for children in our military communities. God’s Wisdom for Children by Tonia Gutting   Father God, You…

Seeing An Unseen God

Do you struggle with seeing an unseen God? For this week’s Firmly Rooted Friday post, Claudia shares with us some ways we adjust our vision to see his hand at…

Another Ordinary Day

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Jennifer shares with us how God can take what seems like just another ordinary day and make it extraordinary. Another Ordinary Day Turned Extraordinary  …

God’s Presence in Every Military Generation

For this week’s Monday Minute, Kristin shares about finding God’s presence in every military generation. God’s Presence in Every Military Generation by Kristin Goodrich (KG)   I spent my childhood…

Rooted Together in Wisdom

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, join Denise in praying that our warriors would be rooted together in wisdom from God. Rooted Together in Wisdom by Denise Jolly   Lord, we…

No Matter What

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Stacey shares with us some encouraging words on finding contentment no matter what circumstances we face in this life. No Matter What   Content. In…

The Power of Showing Up

In this week’s Monday Minute, Kori talks about the power of showing up for the people God places in our lives. Who needs you to show up for them today?…

For Godly Battle Buddies

Join Michelle as she prays for our warriors, that they might have godly battle buddies who protect each other physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Prayer for our Warriors and Their Battle…

Love Gives Us Hope

Claudia closes out this Firmly Rooted Friday series on the “love chapter” with today’s discussion on how love gives us hope. Don’t miss the two previous weeks– week one and…

God Defends Us

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Jennifer shares with us how God defends us in every hard thing we face in this life. God Defends Us   Why am I here? …

Finding a Battle Buddy

For this week’s Monday Minute, Michelle shares some tips with us from Acts 2:42 about how to find a battle buddy. Finding a Battle Buddy by Michelle Hieb   The…

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Join Tonia for this week’s Sunday Prayer as she prays in gratitude for the friend we have in Jesus. What a Friend We Have in Jesus by Tonia Gutting  …

Love Gives Us Strength

Claudia continues our discussion of the “love chapter” with this week’s Firmly Rooted Friday post about how God’s love gives us strength. Don’t miss last week’s introduction. Love Gives Us…

When Trusting is Hard

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Muriel shares with us about what to do when trusting is hard. When Trusting is Hard Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but…

True Love Bears Burdens

For this week’s Monday Minute, Jennifer talks about how true love bears burdens. God created us to do life together and has given us some specific instructions for what that…

Thanksgiving for Friendship

Join Denise as she prays in thanksgiving for friendship in Christ. Do you have a special battle buddy? Share this with her and thank her for being there for you!…

Love Changes Everything

Claudia kicks off this month’s Firmly Rooted Fridays with these encouraging words about how God’s love changes everything. Read all the way to the end for a little challenge to…

Praise God All The Time

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Kayla encourages us to praise God all the time. It isn’t easy, but she shares some great examples of people who have kept the faith…

Be a Daughter of Encouragement

Muriel shares with us some practical advice about becoming a daughter of encouragement in this week’s Monday Minute. This is such an important part of living in community and growing…

Prayer for Single Warriors

Join Tonia in prayer for our single warriors in today’s edition of Sunday Prayer. Prayer for Single Warriors Based on Psalm 20 by Tonia Gutting   God of the heavenly…

Grateful for God’s Faithfulness

For this week’s Friday Voices, Claudia shares with us how she is grateful for God’s faithfulness, despite life’s challenges. Grateful for God’s Faithfulness by Claudia Duff   “Therefore, let us…

Don’t Give Up

“Don’t Give Up!” Has anyone ever encouraged you this way in a fitness course? For this week’s Monday Minute, Jennifer shares how God encourages us to keep going in our…

Prayer for Military Marriage

Join Michelle as she asks God to guide and strengthen our unions in this prayer for military marriage. We all know the challenges and pressures the military places marriages. A…

Shaped by Our Scars

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Muriel shares how we are shaped by our scars. Shaped by our Scars by Muriel Gregory   “This. Is. Hard.” The whispered words felt heavy…

Living Life with One Another

For today’s Monday Minute, Jennifer shares with us what God has been teaching her about living life with one another in community. Living Life with One Another by Jennifer Wake…

For Military Spouses to Find Friends

We all know what a struggle it can be for military spouses to find friends. Join Michelle as she prays for those connections in this week’s Sunday Prayer. Prayer for…

A Better Cadence

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Kristin shares with us how she is forging ahead to the beat of a better cadence. Find out why a former sailor would ever want…

Heart of Jesus

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares with us what God has been teaching her about how He created us for community as she studied the heart of Jesus. The…

Lord Watch Over Military Children

Join Tonia as she prays, “Lord watch over military children,” in this week’s Sunday Prayer. Lord Watch Over Military Children by Tonia Gutting Lord, The most powerful person the most…

One Word Can Change Everything

Can One Word change anything? Claudia launches a new Friday feature for 2020 with this week’s discussion on how God uses one word to change her perspective as she grows…

Red Letter Rescue Story

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Stacey proclaims God’s glory in this red-letter rescue story ripped from the pages of her own life. A Humbled Heart by Stacey Gibson Today I…

Growing Together in Military Life

For this week’s Monday Minute, Planting Roots Director, Kori Yate, kicks off our theme for 2020: Growing Together. Growing Together in Military Life by Kori Yates   And let us…

Prayer for Military Women in 2020

Let’s all join Tonia in prayer for military women around the globe. Happy New Year from the Planting Roots Prayer Team. A 2020 Prayer for Military Women by Tonia Gutting…

Walking in Faith 2019

And In our final post of 2019, Kori wraps up our 2019 theme of Flourishing with a look back at all the ways we are walking in faith in military…

Giving the New Year to God

As we close out 2019, Tonia Gutting shares a prayer for giving the New Year to God. Giving the New Year to God by Tonia Gutting Lord God who makes…

God With Us at Christmas

For this week’s Worship Wednesday post, Jennifer Wake appropriately focuses our attention on Emmanuel, God with us! No matter where you are this Christmas morning, know that He is there…

Flourish Despite the Darkness

For this week’s Monday Minute, Claudia shares how God has been teaching her to flourish in faith despite the darkness that so often creeps into our lives during this season…

More Jesus for the Mil Spouse

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia Gutting prays for more Jesus for the Mil Spouse. Couldn’t we all use a little more Jesus? More Jesus for the Mil Spouse by…

Advent the Preparation

This week for Wednesday Worship, Jennifer Wake shares with us how we can prepare our hearts during this season of Advent. Advent by Jennifer Wake I love Christmas and I…

Find Your Identity Beyond the Uniform

For this week’s Monday Minute, Liz shares with us her experience as God helped her flourish in her identity beyond the uniform. Find Your Identity Beyond the Uniform by Liz…

A Prayer for Christmas Revival

In this week’s Sunday Prayer Tonia Gutting prays for us to all experience a Christmas revival in our communities, military installations, and churches. A Prayer for Christmas Revival by Tonia…

A PCS Christmas

We are thrilled to share this PCS Christmas story written by Tonia Gutting to encourage all our military women facing a move mid-holiday season. A PCS Christmas by Tonia Gütting…

Stepping Out in Faith

For this week’s Monday Minute, Jennifer shares with us what God has been teaching her about stepping out in faith. Stepping out in Faith to Flourish by Jennifer Wake  …

Flourish in Faith in Every Season

As we look forward to a season of celebration at Christmas, Michelle Heib prays for us to flourish in our faith in every season for this week’s Sunday Prayer. Flourish…

How to Show God’s Love

For this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares how to show God’s love. She cites three techniques Jesus taught us. 3 Techniques Jesus Gave Us to Show God’s Love by Muriel…

Flourish in the Gift of Faith

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary prays for us to flourish in the gift of faith. Flourish in the Gift of Faith by Hillary Baggett   O Lord, you have…

When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating

For this week’s Monday Minute, Liz shares what to do when you don’t feel like celebrating. Flourishing when Festivities Don’t Feel Fun by Liz Giertz I don’t know about you,…

Prayer for Military Children

As we prepare to enter into the Advent season, for this week’s Sunday Prayer Tonia offers up a prayer for Military Children. An Advent Prayer for Our Military Children by…

Being Brave in Ballet

In today’s post, Kristin Goodrich shares what God taught her about living in his freedom through her experiences being brave in ballet. Being Brave in Ballet by Kristin Goodrich I…

Creative Ways to Celebrate God’s Faithfulness

For this week’s Monday Minute, Jennifer shares with us four Creative Ways to Celebrate God’s faithfulness! If you have more, we’d love to hear them! 4 Creative Ways to Celebrate…

A Thanksgiving Prayer

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia shares a thanksgiving prayer for our Service Members. A Thanksgiving Prayer for our Service Members by Tonia Gutting For the beauty of the earth…

Grace Upon Grace

This through back Worship Wednesday by Sarah McKinney reminds us that, “Grace upon grace” is ours. Grace Upon Grace… Strength 2 Thrive Conference November 7th, 2015 – Centreville, Virginia  …

How to Celebrate Like Jesus

In this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares five ways we can celebrate like Jesus! 5 Ways to Celebrate Like Jesus by Muriel Gregory Come to the Table “For where two…

Veteran’s Day

A look at Veteran’s Day – Only 9.4% of Veterans are women. Less than 10%. These women of courage, loyalty, and strength have served our country well since before the…

A Prayer for the Celebrations

In this week’s Sunday Prayer Michelle offers prayer for the celebrations of those who love Service Members. A Prayer for the Celebrations of Those who Love Service Members by Michelle…

Joyless Journey, No More

Originally published November 4, 2014 I enjoy routine, organization, and if you came for a visit, you would see sticky notes and lists in several rooms of my home. I…

The Art of Simple Celebration

This week, Kori kicks off our month of Flourishing in Celebration by sharing four ways we can master the art of simple celebration. Flourishing in Simple Celebration by Kori Yates…

Celebrate in Hard Times

For this week’s Sunday prayer, Hillary prays for God to inspire us to flourish even as we celebrate in the hard times. Flourish as We Celebrate in Hard Times by…

Flourishing Despite Our Feelings

For this week’s Monday Minute, we are thrilled to have guest Kelli Baker share with us these three steps for flourishing despite our feelings. Celebrating Peace in the Midst of…

A Prayer for the Health of Our Warriors

Tonia prays for the health of our Warriors for this week’s Sunday prayer. What a privilege to be able to pray to the God who made every cell in our…

Resting in the Father’s Arms

Have you ever wondered about resting in the Father’s arms? For this week’s Worship Wednesday Katie Hawkins shares more of what God has been teaching her in the aftermath of…

5 Steps to Help You Grow Healthy

This week, Kori shares 5 steps grow healthy so we can serve God more fully in this week’s Monday Minute.   5 Steps to Help You to Grow Healthy by…

For a Flourishing Healthy Ministry

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary celebrates the anniversary of Planting roots by praying for a flourishing healthy ministry for all those who serve the Lord. A Flourishing Healthy Ministry…

When Your Health is Shaken

Has a difficult diagnosis left you feeling as if your health is shaken? We are honored to share Katie’s brave words about the cancer journey that has left her feeling…

7 Habits of Spiritually Healthy People

In this week’s edition of Monday Minute, Muriel shares 7 habits of spiritually healthy people and 4 pertinent proverbs that provide practical application for us all. 7 Habits of Spiritually…

Praying for the Wellbeing of Those Who Love Service Members

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Michelle shares this prayer for the health and wellbeing of those who love service members. A Prayer for the Health and Wellbeing of Those who…

Fit for Consumption

Stacey shares her heart and encourages us to do what God says makes us fit for consumption in this week’s Worship Wednesday. Fit for Consumption by Stacey Gibson Fitness. It’s…

Being Smart About God’s Word

For this week’s Monday Minute Kristin shares 4 steps toward being intellectually healthy and the importance of not just being smart, but being smart about God’s Word. 4 Steps towards…

Prayer to Flourish in Health: Mind, Body, Heart, Soul

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary shares this beautiful prayer to flourish in health. May all military women flourish with healthy minds, bodies, hearts, and souls. Flourish in Health for…

Healthy Discomfort: Pruned from the Vine

Hillary brings us this week’s Worship Wednesday about how trusting our Good Good Father helps us embrace healthy discomfort when we are pruned from the vine of the familiar. Healthy…

4 Ways To Create Balance

This week as we wrap up our conversation about flourishing in work, Rachelle shares what God has been teaching her about the ever-elusive topic: how to create balance. Ways To…

Seeking Our Significance from the Lord Instead of Work

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary prays for us to constantly be seeking our significance from the Lord instead of from our work. Seeking Our Significance from the Lord instead…

Making God the Center of Our Work

It is my pleasure to share Jennifer’s wise words about making God the center of our work for this week’s Worship Wednesday post… Making God the Center of Our Work…

4 Ways to Gain a Heavenly Perspective on Housework

This week, Liz Giertz is excited to share with you some lessons God has been teaching her about gaining a heavenly perspective on housework. It hasn’t been easy but it…

Praying for Warriors’ Work

Tonia Gutting prays powerfully for our Warriors’ Work in this week’s Sunday Prayer. Perhaps no job needs prayer more than the military members’.  Praying for Warriors’ Work  by Tonia Gutting…

The Art of Looking Up

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, we are sharing wise words about the art of looking up written by Muriel Gregory. The Art of Looking Up by Muriel Gregory From the…

3 Lessons to Help Choosing the Best

Today our Director, Kori Yates, shares with us three lessons to help us with choosing the best as we continue our discussion about Flourishing in work this month. 3 Lessons…

Flourishing in God-Given Work

In today’s Sunday Prayer, Michelle prays for us to flourish in our God-Given work and covers everything we do and reminds us that all our work is meant to bring…

Watching for God’s Plan

I’m excited to share Jennifer’s encouraging words about watching for God’s plan in all that we do for this week’s Worship Wednesday. Watching for God’s Plan by Jennifer Wake It’s…

Steps to Make Hard Work Easier

I’m excited to share this insightful post from Kristin Goodrich containing 4 Steps to Make Hard Work Easier. 4 Steps to Make Hard Work Easier! Let’s Git ‘er Done! by…

Prayer to Flourish in Work as Kids Return to School

For today’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary prays for us to flourish in work as we embrace the changes to our schedules Fall inevitably brings. Prayer to Flourish in Work as Kids…

When Worthless Work Becomes Worship

I’m honored to share for this week’s Worship Wednesday what God has been teaching me about how worthless work becomes worship. When Worthless Work Becomes Worship by Liz Giertz When…

5 Purposes of Work

I’m excited to share Brenda Pace’s wisdom in today’s post, 5 Purposes of Work, as we kick of our month of Flourishing in Work. Created for Work by Brenda Pace…

Prayer for Military Spouses’ Work

The Psalmist asks God to ‘establish the work of my hands.’ We can too. Please join us in praying for military spouses’ work this week. Prayer for Military Spouses’ Work…

Understanding the Call to Serve

This week I’m excited to share Karen Whiting’s wise words about understanding the call to serve as we bridge the gap between this month’s focus on parenting and next month’s…

Keep Breathing: Life after Miscarrying

For this week’s Worship Wednesday Post, Jennifer Wake shares about life after miscarrying and how God helped her to keep breathing. If you’ve endured this painful loss, I pray you’ll…

5 Steps for Gathering Hope During the Loss of a Child

In this week’s Monday Minute, Claudia shares with us her deeply personal story of gathering hope during the loss of a child. Believe it or not, God can make it…

Praying to Focus on Jesus While Parenting

In this week’s Sunday prayer, Jessica and Hillary encourage us to focus on Jesus while parenting. What a great way to close out this month’s focus on flourshing in parenting! Praying…

10 Affirmations for Flourishing as a Mother-To-Be

I’m excited to share these 10 affirmations for flourishing as a Mother-To-Be written by Active Duty Military Woman, Marissa Day. These are eternal truths for military women in uniform and…

God Provides Our Cover During Battles

In this week’s Worship Wednesday post, Claudia shares with us how she learned that God provides our cover during battles in our everyday lives. God Provides Our Cover During Battles…

5 Keys to Parenting Teenagers

In this week’s Monday Minute, Muriel shares with us 5 keys to parenting teenagers as God showed her the importance of shifting from disiplining to discipling. How to Shift from…

Prayer for Children to Grow in Christ

In this weeks’ Sunday Prayer, Hillary prays boldly for all children to grow in Christ. As a mother, these words echo the cry of my own heart. Prayer for Children…

Faith Teaches Children to Fly

In this week’s Worship Wednesday, Jennifer shares with us how worshiping God by faith helps extinguish the enemy’s fiery attacks on our children–how our faith teaches children to fly. Faith…

3 Ideas for Parenting Adult Children

In this week’s Monday Minute, Brenda shares with us three ideas God has shown her for parenting adult children amidst the challenges of military life. 3 Ideas for Parenting Adult…

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for God’s Perfect Parenting

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Michelle leads us in this beautiful prayer of thanksgiving for God’s perfect parenting. Where would we be without his example? A Prayer of Thanksgiving for God’s…

When You Need a Summertime Revival

For this week’s Worship Wednesday, Claudia shares about how relevant a good old fashioned summertime revival is to us today! Summertime Revival by Claudia Duff revival noun re·viv·al | \…

3 Principles for Parenting on the Same Page

In this week’s Monday Minute, Liz kicks off this month’s theme of flourishing in parenting with some great tips for military families to practice parenting on the same page–God’s page!…

Praise for Parents and Prayer for Healing for Soul Hurts

Hillary kicks off this month’s focus on flourishing in parenting with this prayer of praise for parents and the comforting truth that we have a heavenly Father who is forever…

Worship When Mercy Fills Your Cup

In this week’s Worship Wednesday, Claudia challenges us all to worship God when his mercy fills your cup. Worship When Mercy Fills Your Cup by Claudia Duff mercy noun mer·cy…

3 Steps to Flourish in Every Life Season

For this week’s Monday Minute, Brenda shares with us some timeless wisdom from God’s Word about how to flourish in every life season. Flourish in Every Life Season by Brenda…

A Prayer for Trust in Transition

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary and Jessica teamed up to bring us this beautiful prayer for trust in transition. Praying according to God’s names and his character is such…

Flourishing When You Don’t Like Where You’re Planted

This Guest Post by Jennifer Raburn, one of our newest Worship Team members, gives us some great tips for flourishing when you don’t like where you’re planted. Flourishing When You…

4 Steps to Flourish When Taking Off the Uniform

In this week’s Monday Minute Kristin continues our discussion of flourishing in transitions with what she learned about taking off the uniform at the end of her service in the…

Praying Through Military Transition

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary shares with us a beautiful example of praying through military transition. Praying Through Military Transition by Hillary Baggett   Lord, the summer moving season…

Look Into the Light in Military Life

In this week’s Worship Wednesday, Hillary Baggett shares how God has been teaching her to look into the light in military life, even when darkness seems to settle over you….

5 Practical Ways to Prepare for Military Retirement

Then In this week’s Monday Minute Claudia shares with us what God taught her when it came time for her family to prepare for military retirement. 5 Practical Ways to…

A Prayer for Faith to Flourish in Transitions

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Michelle prays for our faith to flourish in transitions. As military women, we always seem to be in transition. A Prayer for Faith to Flourish…

How To Flourish During a Military Move

In this week’s Monday Minute Kori, Founder of Planting Roots, shares with us 3 excellent strategies to flourish during a military move. Chances are, if you aren’t moving this summer,…

Stillness and Trusting in the Lord During Transitions

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary prays for us to find stillness before God as we commit to trusting in the Lord during transitions. Stillness and Trusting in the Lord…

Finding Peace in the Eye of The Storm

In this week’s Worship Wednesday, Jennifer Wake shares what God has taught her about finding peace in the eye of the storm. Finding Peace In the Eye of the Storm…

5 Ways to Flourish in Transitions after Deployment

In this week’s Monday Minute, Liz kicks off our July theme of transitions with five ways we can all flourish during troubling transitions after Deployment. Flourish in Transitions after Deployment…

Praying Revelation 5 for Our Military

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia shares the power of praying God’s Word back to him by praying Revelation 5 for our military. Praying from Revelation 5 by Tonia Gutting…

Embrace a Life of Freedom in Christ

In this week’s Worship Wednesday, Nicole shares a song that inspires her to embrace a life of freedom in Christ. Embrace A Life of Freedom in Christ by Nicole Williams…

5 Simple Ways to Flourish in Prayer

In this week’s Monday Minute, Ginger shares with us 5 Simple ways to flourish in prayer, by making it a normal part of our daily routines. 5 Simple Ways to…

Praying for Time to Pray

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Jessica prays this short and powerful prayer for us to find the time to pray. Flourishing in our prayer lives requires us to make time…

7 Steps to Pray Like Jesus

In this week’s Monday Minute, Brenda shares with us 7 Steps God has shown her to pray like Jesus. Having a thriving prayer life is key to flourishing. Lessons from…

Spending the Day in Prayer

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary prays for us to envision ways to be spending the day in prayer. A Prayer for Spending the Day in Prayer        by Hillary…

The Battles I am Fighting

There seems to be no end to the battles I am fighting. In this week’s Worship Wednesday post, Jennifer Wake shares with us the impact Michael W. Smith’s song “Surrounded”…

5 Practical Ways to Pray Intentionally

In this week’s Monday Minute Claudia Duff shares with us 5 practical ways to pray intentionally so we can flourish in our prayer lives. How to Flourish in Prayer by…

Flourish in Prayer

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary prays for us to flourish in prayer by keeping our eyes on the Lord. Praying to Flourish in Prayer by Keeping our Eyes on…

3 Secrets to Praying Without Ceasing

In this weeks Monday Minute, Muriel shares with us 3 Secrets she has discovered to praying without ceasing. The visual she uses for her prayer circles is so helpful for…

Flourishing the Simple Prayer of Jesus

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Michelle prays for us to flourish by following Jesus’ example of simple prayer. Flourishing in the Simple Prayer of Jesus by Michelle Hieb Lord, when…

Never Alone in the Race of Life

In this week’s Worship Wednesday, Hillary shares about the time God turned a running date into a divine appointment and reminded her she is never alone in this life! Never…

4 Ways to Wait Well During Deployment

In this week’s Monday Minute, Liz Giertz shares with us four ways we can wait well during deployment. Waiting Well and Flourishing During Deployment by Liz Giertz I am not…

A Prayer to Flourish in Deployment

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary prays for God to help us Flourish in Deployment. A Prayer to Flourish in Deployment      by Hillary Baggett God is our strength, our…

Don’t Look at the Moving Boxes, Look to Jesus

It is moving season around the military and in this week’s Worship Wednesday post, Jennifer Wake reminds us where we should fix our eyes when the packers start stacking the…

3 Steps to Help Others During Deployment

In this week’s Monday Minute, Brenda Pace shares 3 steps we can all take to help others during deployment. 3 “Steps” to Help Others Flourish During Deployment by Brenda Pace…

We Turn to God in Prayer During Deployment

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Michelle urges us to turn to God in prayer during deployment and in all our activities because he is the God Who Sees. Turn to…

Be Still and Know During Deployment

For this week’s Worship Wednesday post, Hillary shares a powerful lesson God taught her about the importance of being still and knowing to Whom to look during deployment. Be Still…

5 Ways to Keep Kids Connected During Deployment

In this week’s Monday Minute Planting Roots Director Kori Yates talks about 5 ways to keep kids connected during deployment, so we can not only survive but truly flourish during…

A Prayer for All Women on Mother’s Day

For this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary petitions heaven on behalf of all women on Mother’s Day. A Prayer for All Women on Mother’s Day by Hillary Baggett Lord, we praise…

The Heart that Waits

Join Sarah for a throwback Worship Wednesday as she shares from her heart on deployment. The Heart that Waits The words that follow poured out of my heart years ago….

4 Ways to Overcome Fear During Deployment

For this week’s Monday Minute Muriel shares with us 4 ways to overcome fear during deployment. How to Flourish in Deployment. Fear is a Liar. By Muriel Gregory The training…

Prayer During Separation Due to Military Service

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia Gutting prays for all of us who experience a time of separation due to military service. If you or your loved one is deployed…

Break Free from the Fear Prison

In this week’s Worship Wednesday post, Hillary talks about how surrendering her finances to God helped her break free from the fear prison money had put her in. Money, Fear,…

5 Ways to Teach Finances to Children

by Jennifer Wake How We Started to Teach Finances to Our Kids ID card day! When my kids turned 10 my husband took them to get their ID cards. What…

A Prayer to Renew Hope

In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Hillary draws our eyes to the renewal God works in his creation this time of year to inspire us to seek him to renew hope…

When Life Struggles Make It Hard to Worship

The Bible tells us God is worthy of our praise. But what do we do when our life struggles make it hard to worship? When Life Struggles Make it Hard…

Five Ways to Cope with Overspending During Deployment

by Courtney Woodruff How to Flourish Financially During Deployment by NOT Overspending My fingertips brushed the bright floral fabric. The light-hearted tangerine, lemon, and grapefruit hues lifted my spirits. Without…

An Easter Prayer

Please join us at Planting Roots in praying this poetic Easter prayer over our military women and their families as we celebrate our Risen Savior. An Easter Prayer by Tonia…

Finding Peace When Life is Hard

We all know how hard finding peace can be in a world so fraught with turmoil, but there is hope. We can say, “it is well with my soul,” when…

4 Ways to Flourish in the MSRRA Change

By Jennifer Wake Flourishing Through MSRRA MSRRA is a wonderful thing. But few people know what it is. MSRRA stands for Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (Public law 111-97) passed…

A Prayer for Our Father’s Love

A Prayer for Our Father’s Love by Tonia Gutting   Father God, You could have just shrugged, turned away, and started over somewhere else. You could have said ‘I told…

When Waves of Grief Crash Over You

When Waves of Grief Crash Over You by Jennifer Wake It comes in waves like the ocean pounding against the shore. Have you felt it, too? The overwhelming waves of grief…

4 Ways to Save (to be able to give)

By Kori Yates Flourishing in Finances We were newlyweds. I was a new Marine. He a young Soldier. We were rich, receiving our first paychecks in active duty life and…

A Lenten Prayer

A Lenten Prayer by Tonia Gutting Lord Jesus, in Lent– we realize how un-holy our lives are. Help us to take up our cross and follow You on the road…

Top 10 Money Matters Tips for Military Life

By Ellie Kay, guest blogger How to Flourish in Finances Would you like to make smarter decisions when it comes to money matters? When I was a young military bride, I…

Prayer for Spiritual Battle Buddies

As Satan attempts to isolate and shame our military members, we pray for spiritual battle buddies to comfort, strengthen, and encourage them. ********* A Prayer for Spiritual Battle Buddies Good,…

The Deep, Abiding, Unfathomable Love of God

The Deep, Abiding, Unfathomable Love of God   Facing the Paradigm I love fairy tales. Wrapped up in the blanket of those certainties, I admit that I crave a happy…

4 Ways to Build Community

by Larissa Traquair Build Community God started building my “tribe” way before I knew what was happening. I am an extrovert – I love being around people. They give me…

Let Us Pray for Friendships

Dear Lord, today we pray for truth in friendships in this season. Bless the women reading this with a new deep friendship with another godly woman and prayer partner so…

Do You Have a Vision?

by Kayla Atkins Do You Have a Vision? Have you seen The Greatest Showman? I remember a year ago, sitting in the theater with my daughter who was 9 months…

3 Ways to Reconnect in Military Friendships

by Claudia Duff 3 Ways to Reconnect: Wild Horses, Thieves, and Dimes Friends are multiplied and can reconnect in the world of social media. Think about it, who has over…

A Parent’s Prayer

A Parent’s Prayer Lord—our perfect Parent—thank You for our children. What amazing creations—beautiful eyes, awesome smiles, funny perspectives, great potentials. How You have blessed us! How You have blessed them….

Worship Through Sacrificial Giving in the Lenten Season

Marie Kondo, Burnt Offerings, Sparks of Joy There is a tornado blowing through social media and tearing down all the strongholds of clutter. Yep, I am talking about Marie Kondo….

4 Pointers for Creating Military Friendships

by Kori Yates Reaching Out I went to church the other day. Not a unique happening in our world, but this Sunday was different. It’s a military chapel and meeting…

How Deep the Father’s Love

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” –Albert Einstein Let’s pray…

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone   I couldn’t wrap my brain around it. It was too big…and it was desperately not enough. I remember it like it was yesterday. I didn’t…

How to Handle Challenging Military Friendships

by Muriel Gregory How to Handle Challenging Military Friendships She likes me… she likes me not… The room was big and filled with chatter and laughter. The mood was light…

A Prayer to the God of All Hope

Today we are praying with verses from Colossians 1. “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of…

When Your Friend Has a Broken Heart

Unintimidated   Her eyes fell to the floor, “I’m…sorry,” she whispered. Tears were falling now, down her lovely face, and leaving marks on her blouse. I didn’t really know what…

How Important is Forgiveness in Marriage?

by Claudia Duff When my husband was active duty, he traveled a lot. While he was away it was my job to hold the fort until he got back. That…

A Prayer of Love and Hope for Military Kids

Praying with the song “O Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship this week: Are you hurting and broken within Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin Jesus is calling…

When the Miles Are Long

I don’t regret the life I’ve chosen. Not at all. In 18 moves, we have been within easy driving distance of our extended family only twice. That’s actually a pretty…

Can You Have a “Maximum” Marriage?

by Rachelle Whitfield My husband and I started premarital counseling several months before the big date. I was on staff at a church and it was a requirement in order…

Prayer of Thankfulness and Praise

Praying with Psalm 86 Today Among the gods there is none like You, Lord; no deeds can compare with Yours. All the nations You have made will come and worship…

Happy Valentine’s Day from the One Who Loves You Most

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know, I know, it’s the one holiday many love to hate. Some of us are still bearing the battle scars of horrific Valentine’s Days. Either you…

Intimacy in a Military Marriage

by Muriel Gregory Naked in the Garden Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because…

Prayer for Military Homes

God who knows my name and my address– my future addresses and my past ones God who knows me beyond my titles beyond my false fronts beyond my accomplishments and…

Are We There Yet? (and other repetitive questions from a military homeschool mom)

“Are We There Yet?” (and other repetitive questions from a military homeschool mom)   Surely I am not the only one who’s heard the impatience echo around their mini-van… “Mom,…

Waiting and Longing for Love

by Jennifer Wake Waiting Alone When I was a little girl, I did not dream of my wedding; I just knew I would marry someday. Through high school and college, I…

Our Military Kids to Know God

Praying with verses from Psalm 138 this week: I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the ‘gods’ I will sing your praise. Heavenly Father, may this next…

Can We Truly Be Content No Matter What?

Content: a state of peaceful happiness; a state of satisfaction; pleased; fulfilled; happy; cheerful; glad; unworried; untroubled; at ease; at peace; tranquil; serene Wow. Those words paint such a vivid picture…

New Year’s Resolutions All Year Long

By Claudia Duff New Year’s Resolutions all year long Happy New Year! We did it! We made it to another year. It feels like Christmas all over again, doesn’t it?…

Prayer for All Our Military Members

When the sun rises on our troops in Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Germany, Fort Bragg, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Lewis, Fort Wainwright– And on our sailors in Hawaii, Japan, the Mediterranean,…

Already Enough…Peace in the Midst of the Waiting

Already Enough…Peace in the Midst of the Waiting I don’t know about you, but the list housing my prayer requests is pretty long these days. Life, in general, just seems…

Set the Stage to Flourish

By Katye Riselli One year we trekked more than 1500 miles to a colder, seemingly barren terrain. As we traded our shorts and flip-flops for jeans, I rehearsed all the…

Prayer for the Worries of Today

When we lose all illusion of control– When the orders change or the unwanted ones come, When the little ones walk up the sidewalk to school or leave for college,…

Giants and Hallelujahs

Giants and Hallelujahs   Giants can represent many things. Fear. Doubt. Anxiety. Sickness. Cancer. Loss. Giants can fill up the sacred spaces in your heart and they don’t like to…

Flourish by Abiding in Christ

By Muriel Gregory Bloom Where You are Planted “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much…

Prayer for Our Military Children

To one You give green eyes To another a smile that touches hearts. To one You give a sense of numbers to another words to another shapes and forms to…

Living Beyond the Noise