1. They’re meeting people from all over the country and different walks of life. This has the ability to expand their compassion, understanding, and respect for others and other’s opinions that are different than their own! 2. It is giving them a better understanding of geography from a young age. It allows them connect places … More Five Ways Military Life is Enriching my Kids’ Lives
1. If they have an award they are especially proud of that isn’t displayed, there are lots of cool options on Etsy! This Spurs display I got from @inkstickartstudio . Great customer service to get the unit correct and it came packaged so well! 2. A challenge coin flag is always a great piece! I … More Three gift ideas for your service member:
I’ve told my husband countless times I wish I had known more about military academy options for college. I went to a small Christian school and I have a vague memory of Missouri National Guard recruiters coming to lunch but mostly it was very expensive private schools. Instead, I ended up a Christian internship much … More From Ministry to Military – an unlikely journey
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
Church searching …it brings up different emotions for different people and I recognize that. I know it can be a tiring… trying different places each Sunday hoping to find the right community, friends, etc. That’s why we try and get a head start! None of these sites guarantee anything.. they’re just search engines 😅… and … More Finding a Church at Your New Duty Station
July 2018… headed to his first unit, newly pregnant, having no idea what the future would look like. Sooo many unknowns ahead. -Would we like Army life? -Would the cost / reward ratio be worth it? -Would he deploy or be gone a lot? -Would I make friends? -Would it be hard to have a … More Four things to pray when you’re nervous about the future.
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