I know sometimes the hardest part is wondering how this life is shaping them… the little hearts that didn’t choose it. And so I remind myself often that: They belong to Him, not to us. We are stewards He is the maker. He loves them more than we do and He knows them better than … More Trusting God with our kids – in the midst of our military 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:
✨Attempting to get them registered for hourly care for when I need a break or have appointments! See your local CYS for info on free hourly care for children of deployed service members. But, even if not deploying, it’s a great – safe- childcare option for when you have appointments or simply need a few … More 6 practical ways I’m preparing for time without my service member:
Distance- so often it stands between us and what we grieve, between us and what we long to celebrate. We can’t make it home to the wedding we wanted to be at, or to squeeze our newest niece or nephew. We aren’t able to give the hugs of compassion, or bring the meals we wish … More Military Life & the Gospel, Distance
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
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
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
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