Sometimes in life we want to know the answers to some tough questions. Or at least they seem tough because our life experience is not sufficient enough to provide us with the answers. Maybe it’s due to our education level, whether that’s formal or just the ‘school of hard knocks’, but for some reason or … Continue reading Mentors
I write occasionally for the Women In the New Evangelization blog and today they published my latest entry. So I'm sharing here and encouraging you to take a look at their website if you click on the link! They are an awesome bunch of faith filled women! You might find what you're looking for there! … Continue reading “Go, make disciples”
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2019/06/26/two-us-troops-killed-in-afghanistan/#.XRTg3wohaF1.email When ever Troops are killed in action (combat zones), I usually curse upon learning of the losses. It's not very pretty or classy, I suppose, but it's my honest reaction. I used to do that when Sean would notify me of deaths in our unit when he was a Brigade Commander, too. That visceral … Continue reading “…to give you a future of hope”
I wrote this when I was still an Active Duty Army wife. I think, though I can't be sure, that I wrote it during one of my husband's many deployments to dangerous places. I think it's obvious when you read it why I wrote it. Sometimes you need to remind yourself of some basic truths. … Continue reading Thoughts on love from an old Army wife
I recently changed the subtitle of my blog from "Reflections of an Army Wife" to "Reflections of a Hopeful Woman." I did that because it has been a year since my husband retired after 37 years of exemplary and faithful service from the United States Army. I didn't feel I could continue using the "Army … Continue reading The Ultimate Project
I found a spot for my Army house and hearts. Wrote a big long meditation about it yesterday. Thought I posted it but I guess I didn’t. Oh well! 21 homes in 34 years of marriage/36 plus years in the Army for Sean. We met and married during that first assignment so our numbers are … Continue reading Home
I recently watched an inflight movie as we flew from Washington, D.C. to Chicago and there was a song in the movie entitled “Everything Must Go.” It had to do with death and other changes in relationships, which I found very clever. The foundational layer of meaning had to do with the most familiar use … Continue reading Everything Must Go
I could not find the photo credit for this picture. It was posted 7 years ago as part of a video called “Santa’s Silent Night.” You can find it on YouTube. I just think it’s a cool photo and I wish I could find out who took it so I could give them proper credit. … Continue reading Joyful Christmas!
"You are a verb!" I read that the other day. I think it's about one of the nicest compliments I've ever seen. That means that the 'verb' didn't just say things, but she also did things. It's something like, "walking the walk" not just "talking the talk." So it was a lovely compliment and I … Continue reading Are you a verb?
Last Thursday my husband and I headed out to Kansas Our son just took company command in the 1st Infantry Division. We're so proud! And we were so happy and grateful to be there with him and his lovely bride who is also an Army officer and awaiting her company command in the new year! … Continue reading I believe in traditions