It’s crazy to think that this time last year I couldn’t articulate a goal beyond, “not die of sleep deprivation while my husband is deployed.” My son was struggling with extreme eczema, I was single parenting, packing for a PCS, and had no idea where we would land at the end of 2023. I can … More Goal setting: 2023
Non-Fiction / Family Discipleship: Habits of the Household – Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms by Justin Earley: I’ve never read a book that was both so convicting and encouraging at the same time. I felt understood and seen as a family, yet challenged and inspired to not just DO MORE, but … More My favorite books and audio books from 2023
A prayer for reflection: Father, as we look back on all the ways you have been sovereign over our lives, in the giving and withholding, the joy and pain, may we look back at our year through your eternal perspective. To know that your kind heart always has our good in mind. Whether to grow … More Five Reflections to ask yourself before you start goal setting!
Hiking (with kids): • Seven Bridges, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • Columbine Trail, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • Mays Peak, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • North Catamount Reservoir • Palmer Park, Colorado Springs • Elevan Mile Canyon Recreation Area (National forest), Florissant • Red Rock Canyon Open Space • Garden of the Gods • Royal … More Fort Carson, Colorado Bucket List
1. Drop a meal the week of a PCS (before the move or after a neighbor moves in). 2. Been invited from the park to an in home Bible study. 3. Had a friend send specific times and dates she was available to watch kids during my spouse’s deployment. 4. Been invited to extended family … More 10 ways to show Biblical hospitality as a milspouse (from ways it’s been shown to me).
This life is so unique. Most of my friends post college are scattered like the wind. Doing all kinds of jobs in all kinds of places, with rhythms that are hard to match when making friends. Then there’s military spouses. All “doing this thing” together. Often similar life schedules and rhythms… at least similar understanding. … More The Beauty of Community
As I wrote this on a story slide this weekend I realized how central these words our to our family. Like a family motto that’s never been hung up. “Sorrow for what we’ve lost, Joy in what we’ve been given. Eyes fixed on eternity And the One who died to be with is there.” Broken … More Our family foundation…
Going to the arcade had me thinking about all the fun dates we’ve done in the past. I love an emotionally bonding experience over a movie any day. You’ll never catch me going to a haunted house but I bet that would be a fun one if you like that sort of thing 🤣. Rock … More Creative Date Night Experiences
The Bible… living and active. Sharper than a sword. Penetrating our hearts. Dividing bone from marrow. Changing us. Shaping us. One reading of these passages might not cause a total shift in our perspective, especially if our habits of untrue through run deep. But try reading them consistently and see what happens! 1. Discontentment: Philippians … More 7 Scriptures to hold onto as a military spouse:
Bitterness, it creeps in like a weed. Mixed in at first with sentiments of hardship, maybe even cries for help. It’s not complaining, you say, it’s being honest. And maybe that’s partly true. But then, like an untended garden, it grows. Watered by others on your path who affirm not just the truth of a … More Military life & the gospel, part 4