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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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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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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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One summer we trekked more than 1500 miles to our new home in a new town.  As we traded our shorts and flip-flops for jeans, I rehearsed in my mind all the reasons this would certainly be the worst Air...
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I keep waiting for the late shows to include a “Top 10 tips for life as a military spouse.” Or perhaps 10 acronyms and what they really mean.  For more than a decade I’ve been writing notes welcoming spouses to...
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My girls are back in school today. Hallelujah, my house is quiet. I can think. There will not be a preschooler meltdown for several hours. I lost track of the meltdowns over the holiday break. EPIC. Every tantrum began with...
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