All posts by: Katye Riselli

Like many Americans I’ve been horrified by the news from Kabul this past week and wondering how to help Afghanistan. As a military spouse, I’m grappling with complex emotions: relief the daunting ops tempo may slow and therefore ease the strain...
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The arrival of a Samaritan’s Purse field hospital is an answer to prayer for many here in the Antelope Valley of California.  Yet for me, I keep wondering, how did we get *here* – and how do we fix it? There’s...
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Note: This is a blog with a “longer than recommended” word count.  So, in case you need the short version, here’s the BLUF (bottom line up front): Want to know how to survive hard holidays? Do it together.  2020 has...
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I’ve been rereading this passage where Joshua is asking the wrong question: “Are you for us or for our enemies?” Too often we’re just like Joshua – reducing the challenges we face into “us” versus “them.”  Division is tearing us apart....
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My recent article about the upcoming election surprised some friends who asked why I write about faith and politics.  Why wade into the topics others prefer to avoid?  I’d like to offer a peek inside my head. Why I write...
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The below article was originally published on The Texas Signal on October 14, 2020. Twelve years ago, during another presidential election, I found myself in a “flyover” state watching CNN while waiting to get my oil changed. An older customer...
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My friends asked me to tell you: if you want our vote, pay attention Dear candidate running for office, I’m a third-generation military spouse. If you want my vote, pay attention. Don’t assume you know what I’m going to say....
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The difference between life and death is a fine line What is the difference the military spouse you know and the Air Force Spouse in Colorado Springs who took her own life last month, or the 123 military spouses lost...
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Ever wonder how to pray for our military and their families?  Last fall I wrote a letter to a dear friend saying goodbye to her son for his first deployment to the Middle East. My eyes welled with tears as...
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Note to Self: Remember why you’re here.  Start with why.  Answer the why first. Whether navigating marriage, motherhood, or life as a military spouse, remember why first. If I speed past this question, it distorts every other element of the...
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