Posts filed under: Transitions

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 had my life planned out at age    18 – graduate...

Going Gray

It’s everywhere these days! The “in” color for walls, clothing, and even your head. It used to be that women would stress over the first sign of gray hair – rushing to the salon or drug store for color to...

What Happens When God Calls Us to Stay Put?

It’s PCS season again and today I found myself saying goodbye to two of my closest friends. This time though, my perspective is different. You see, my husband retired 2 years ago and instead of being the one to say...

The Enemy of Apathy

It’s summertime. Don’t you love it? I do…mostly. I love sunshine and days at the pool. I love more relaxed schedules and opportunities to travel more. I love the warmth and the chance to leave the house without multiple layers...

When the Assignment Feels More Like Exile

We finally got our orders. And I confess, I wasn’t particularly thrilled with the destination. Yes, I know God goes before and prepares a place and has a perfect plan. But we’re so far from where we were trying to...

“Women Can’t Fight” – His Manifesto and My Legacy

Former Senator James Webb published an article, “Women Can’t Fight,” on Nov. 1, 1979 in the Washingtonian magazine. At that time, the first classes integrated with females were just six months from graduation at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point),...

Me Too.

Two of the most powerful words in any relationship, these two words can cross racial and ethnic boundaries, make fast friends of new acquaintances, build trust, and even allow us to breathe sometimes. Two words that mean someone else understands...

The Making of Home – again

I want to go home. In the middle of a squad bay in Quantico, Virginia, walls lined with bunk beds made up neatly with green wool blankets, this was my only thought. I was tired and sore. I longed for...

Military Spouse Adventures

To this day, my first duty station has been my favorite. Maybe it was the island, maybe it was the military community we met, but I believe that it was the Lord’s sweet way of reassuring my heart that HE...

Do You Worry About the Impact of Military Moves on Your Kids?

  For many, handling separations of deployments and getting settled in new duty stations are at the top of our list of military life challenges. Our kids would probably agree. Belonging is important for the military family. “Belong” can be a tough word for military families, frequently...
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