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!
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).
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:
As military spouses we have this great advantage when it comes to planning our post-military homes. We know what layouts we love and what we don’t. Laundry upstairs or down. Must haves and must-nots etc. as we dream of the house we might one day not have to move out of. But do we dream … More Military Life & the Gospel, part 3 – our temporary homes
It’s August 2017 and I’ve just spent my first night alone. I wake up to a Facebook post that a friend’s husband was hit and killed by a car while on a run. And I realize so clearly…military or not, deployed or not, I can not protect him. I was not ever meant to. His … More “When I am afraid, I will trust in You”
As military spouses we can often fight bitterness when good friendships are cut short and that grief (which is real and valid) can leave us jaded and hesitant to build new friendships in the future. The good news of the gospel is that opening ourselves up to friendships in the body of Christ, though temporary … More Military Life & the Gospel, part 2 – friendships
The truth about military life is that is can be very lonely. Not figuratively speaking although that too! But long nights, weeks, months- alone. Away from your person while simultaneously away from your family. This is not exaggerated or a figment of military spouses imagination but a reality. And here is the reality of the … More Military Life & the Gospel, part 1 – loneliness
The tension is REAL! You find out where you’re moving next and your brain starts to plan, your thoughts start to think through all that needs to happen and your heart wants to detach. How do you love, and leave a place, well?! Here’s a few tips: ▪️Stay committed to what you’re already doing! You … More How to say goodbye when moving on:
This liturgy is a very personal poem / prayer I wrote as we said goodby to our church family in Texas. It was a special season… our first duty station, becoming parents (twice), the pandemic etc. But I share anyway in hopes that you can be encouraged by the glimpses that you relate to! 🖤 … More A liturgy for saying goodbye
Whether you fell in love with a place and don’t want to leave or you’re counting down the days… The military has been a gentle reminder to me, a grace really, the Lord whispers to me through, “Don’t forget, I have something better.” When we love a place, we can thank Him for the glimpses … More Four Scriptures for Military Spouses