Posts filed under: Family

Living the Surrendered Life

We have a dog. We have a dog and his name is Chief. He is an adorable 75+ pound chocolate lab who is convinced he is a lapdog. We affectionately call him, “the brown puppy” although he is 5 years...

I Choose to Trust

I watched anxiously as my husband backed out of the driveway, leaving on an eight-hour drive to Tennessee. He was headed to look at a few houses in preparation for our upcoming move. This was not the first time he...

5 Scriptures to Strengthen Your Strength

I’m tired. No, I’m exhausted. Be it spiritual warfare or just plain being a wife and mom, life has seemed to beat me down extra hard lately. The details don’t really matter, because we all have these times right? Times...

Homecoming

There is nothing quite like a homecoming ceremony. It doesn’t even have to be my own husband returning to make joy leak from my eyes and smear my mascara. After months spent separated, two people in love are finally face-to-face...

WORSHIP

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts...

We’re Not Missing Anything

I’ve seen the pictures of troops on the front lines during the holidays. I’ve seen pictures of them in chow halls and outposts and pictures of their families with empty chairs and “flat soldiers” in their place. I know the...

Who Am I?

This is a time of thanksgiving and joy for many Americans. Some, however, will struggle through this time of year and hope it quickly goes by. Much of our thanksgiving and joy is tied to our identity. As a people...

What Do You Want for Christmas?

Our family enjoyed a wonderful get-together for Thanksgiving. We ate too much, laughed a lot, caught up on family news, and counted our blessings. Because Thanksgiving is an American holiday located so close to Christmas, one of the natural questions...

The Door

  This past Halloween my husband and I were Halloween Scrooges. With no kids in the house we decided not to turn the porch light on or hand out candies. Shutting out the world, we watched scary movies in the...

Identity

Earlier this week I had to go to the DEERS office on post to relinquish my soon-to-expire military ID card. I brought along a second form of photo identification, my power of attorney and a hopeful attitude that the whole...