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Home   I grew up in the military as an Army BRAT. We moved a lot. Now, after 22 years as a military spouse, I can honestly say that I have never known what it feels like to not have...

Love Me More

Like usual, it happened during worship. The Lord used the proverbial 2’x4’ board whack upside my head, the weapon of choice when I’m being really stubborn. I had a thought so clear that I knew it was from God. “You...

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...

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...

An Unpacked Heart

What’s up Girlfriends?! I have finally mustered up the courage to begin working on the spare room. Trust me, it’s scary in there. The spare room will do double time and also work as my craft/sewing room. Which translates as...

The Importance of Traditions for the Military Family: 50 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

“I miss Virginia—my friends and our house.” Seems like I heard this comment sighed from the lips of one of my children every few days. It is 2007 and our family is still adjusting to life in Japan. The weather...

Causing Ripples

We were just about the only ones there. We had gone to the post pool, but this Kansas spring has been pretty cool. Most people were not crazy enough to jump in the pool just yet. We were that crazy,...

When It’s Hard to Move in the Military

Moving is one of the top five stressors in life: Death, divorce, moving, major illness, and job loss. For military folks, moving is a fact of life. Any woman associated with the military is all too familiar with this catchy...

Home is Where Your People Are.

Born in a Navy hospital, I lived twenty-one years as a Navy brat. Each time my Navy family settled into a new house, my mom would say, “Home is where your stuff is.” She meant that once you arranged familiar...
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