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
I can't believe it's been 10 days since I last wrote an entry for this blog! How is that possible? Well, I went to San Diego for a few days to receive some of our household goods in to our new home out there. And that was exhausting. Flying coast to coast is no picnic. … Continue reading “I am fearless”
So once again my life is in a new phase. After 34 years and 21 moves as an Army wife, you'd think I'd be used to the change part. And I am...mostly. But after 8 months in our "transition apartment" since my husband's retirement ceremony, we are making our first major move as civilians. And … Continue reading “God Help Me”
Psalm 11 is about trust in God. I work on this ALL the time! How about you? Maybe you're better at that trust thing than I am. I try mightily to give everything up to God: all my worries, upcoming challenges, the people I love, my desires, my fears. But then I find myself wrestling … Continue reading “Jesus, I trust in You”
Yesterday was my birthday. That's right, 9/11 is my birthday. Hooray. I hope you can identify sarcasm when you read it. I actually thought, as the first anniversary of that terrible day approached, that maybe I would not celebrate my birthday on the 11th of September in successive years. But good friends and loving family … Continue reading Surrender
What follows is a prayer I composed about 14 years ago. I still pray it every week. Or more. I used to pray it every single day. For years. I based the Rosary For Warriors upon this prayer. Whether I pray the rosary or not, I pray these intentions. There is a phrase in the … Continue reading Our hope is in You
For the past few days I've been attending and participating in a training seminar in Washington, D.C. It's theme was "Strong Roots-Sustainable Futures." I love that idea and was happy to be a part of such a positive event for educators, counselors, and many others who support and love the Military Child. We had a … Continue reading Strong Roots
Today's Gospel reading is from the book of Matthew, Chapter 8. I am focusing specifically on the story that appear within verses 5-13. When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully." He said to him, "I will come and cure … Continue reading Subject to authority