Where Angels Fear to Tread

When people ask me what my husband does, I hesitate. Non-military members usually have no idea what military ministry looks like, and it's hard to know where to start. It is cheerier to recount chapel services, promotion celebrations, marriage retreats, and baptisms, but in honor of Veteran's Day, this is how I'd answer if I... Continue Reading →

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Between Lakes and Oceans

It’s getting to the end of our time in Georgia. We are checking items off our bucket list such as visiting SeaWorld one last time or eating at our favorite burger joint in Savannah. As a chaplain family, we can expect to move every two to three years, but specific training or “school” can mean... Continue Reading →

Getting My Breath Back

He's home. After many long months, my husband is back sitting next to me at the dinner table and in the car on a drive to Dunkin Donuts. The bathroom smells like shaving cream, and there is camo in the laundry. Several times I've had people ask what it's like now that he's home. I... Continue Reading →

Redeeming Time

Deployment makes for long days and longer nights. I'm used to long days with my three children. Much of the time the older two are awake with the sun and demanding breakfast before I can tell granola from frosted flakes (much to their chagrin). The youngest is awake earlier still. I stumble downstairs, three little... Continue Reading →

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