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
Maybe getting tattoos for our 8th anniversary date is cheesy…but here’s 8 things that aren’t (that also happened on this anniversary): ✨Choosing to spend $$$ on dates as a military couple without family around to help out. ✨Choosing to make memories together / experiencing new things together (even when it’s hard to plan). ✨Choosing time … More Anniversary tattoos…and 8 other things we choose to do on our date!!
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