Below is my message to the Sr. Spouses of Ft. Hood on Memorial Day, 2016. Thought I could share again. (For some context, my husband was deployed to Iraq at the time. He was the III Corps and OIR CG hence my note to many of the Spouses whose Soldiers were deployed with him.) I … Continue reading Have a Grateful Memorial Day
Since I've finished grad school and don't know what's next, right now I'm spending a lot of time alone at home. Which I love, by the way. We have a great house and lovely rose bushes surround our front and back yards. They are such lovely, vibrant colors and the birds chirping make it so … Continue reading Be Still
I was invited to be a keynote speaker this year for the Military Council of Catholic Women's spring retreat. It is always humbling for me to speak to this group. I am so grateful to God and the women who organize these events for including me in the program. My hope and prayer is that … Continue reading Everyday Saints
I made a prayer book in my Spirituality class a couple of semesters ago. Below is a link to one portion of it. It's the Stations of the Cross with a Military theme. I used St. John Paul II's stations which are all taken from Scripture. This Holy Week seems like a good time to … Continue reading A Soldier’s Way of the Cross
https://youtu.be/D2bE1_kVSYA Here's a great interview with an awesome former Army Chaplain. His personal story is compelling as is everything else he has to share. Love when he talks about the Infantry "Follow me" motto which is also part of what Jesus says to His followers, "Take up your cross, and follow me," personifying the consummate … Continue reading A Servant’s Story
"When you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, so that you may be remembered before the Lord your God and be saved from your enemies. Also on your days of rejoicing, at your appointed festivals, and at the beginnings of your months, you shall … Continue reading Some things remain the same. And that is good.
A dear friend and sister in Christ has put up a YouTube channel and its inaugural topic is Advent! That holy season begins today! Please click on the link and consider subscribing as a new entry will be posted each week until Christmas. Yours truly is speaking on Hope for this first week! The first … Continue reading Prepare Ye The Way!
Sorry to use the trite breakup phrase but, "It's not you, it's me." I'm aware that there are plenty of good things about Facebook, but I'm also aware of some not so great things, too. For me, the main reason I decided to end this relationship is because it wasn't fostering real relationships with my … Continue reading Why I Left Facebook…(It’s nothing personal)
Hey, everybody! So, I had a Zoom meeting with my grad thesis advisor yesterday and...we have a winner! He has signed off on my 71 page thesis! And now the other member of my committee has it and is proofreading it. We are praying (won't you join me?) that he merely reads for grammar/punctuation type … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel
The video below begins with a beautiful blessing from the Book of Numbers (6:24-26). It's a favorite Old Testament Scripture passage. It's some of the last words I ever uttered in an 'official Army wife' speech. It was my husband's retirement luncheon and I was pleased to be given an opportunity to share my thanks. … Continue reading A Blessing