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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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To build resiliency, build connection.  Success requires including military spouses. That’s my answer to the urgent call to build resiliency in our Air Force.   There is a direct correlation between connection and resiliency. (There’s also a direct correlation between connection and...
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I am reminded daily why we need friends.  We’re more connected than ever through social media, cell phones, and text messages.  But we’re starving for connection. We need friends who do more than like a post or comment that they’re...
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Once asked to define life as a military spouse in 4 words or less, I quipped: “Hurry up and wait.”  There’s little grace to the messy madness we call “normal.”  We hurry all day every day to be ready now,...
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