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While much of what a military wife faces is universal to all wives, some aspects of her life is very different. This is where military spouses can find encouragement. You will also find all posts related to my book The Warrior’s Bride here.

God's Financial Plan

God’s Financial Plan (And How You Can Get on It)

I remember a story my mom told about a family that lived near them early in my dad’s military career. As per usual, at the beginning of each month, the military paid their men. The wives took the grocery money to the commissary, and each month, among her other items, this neighbor would buy a huge sack of potatoes—way more than any normal family would eat in a month.
Memorial Day

How Will You Remember Memorial Day 2016?

Mrs. Barnett, this is Sgt. Smith calling to inform you that there has been an incident regarding men within your husband’s unit. We want to assure you that your husband is fine. On April 25, we regret to say that Richard Herrema was killed in action while serving his country.
avoiding the wrong friends

Avoiding the Wrong Friends

Friends. I've been fortunate at each new home to find one or two close friends. Not every friendship ended well, though. In fact, some splits were downright painful. Can we tell the difference between good friends and people who may not be good for us? What things should alert us to be on guard?
Military Families Bible (box)

Supporting Military Families [Giveaway!]

Many of you are either military or part of a military family. Or love and support a military family.

Military Families BibleThat’s why I’m excited to introduce to you the new Military Families Bible by B&N Publishing!

This beautiful, imitation leather Bible (Holman Christian Standard version) includes thirty devotions and thirty prayers written by military authors for military families.

  • Seeking fulfillment in your life as a military spouse? This Bible has a devotion for that — written by me!
  • Feeling alone during deployment? Yep, a devotion for that too.
  • Need a prayer for trusting God’s provision during seemingly dire circumstances? Chaplain (Colonel) John Laing wrote one specifically for that.
  • Want some guidance to know how to pray for your solider, sailor, airman, or Marine to follow orders wisely and accurately?
Want to read more?

Other Military Spouses

When Kathy and I were discussing the topics to include in the Beyond Warrior’s Bride series, I asked several active-duty military spouses stationed around the world what they saw as the biggest challenges to thriving in the military. One of the overwhelming responses we got back: other military spouses.

The Key to Being a Great Friend

Who's heard this or something like it before? If you want to have friends, you have to be a friend. Growing up, I heard it quite a lot. The problem most of us have is that we were never really taught what that means.
The Secret to Winning Big

The Secret of Winning Big

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.  ~Zig Ziglar

Money is important. And it’s desirable—proven by the mass purchase of tickets for the January powerball lottery. News reports covered such critical topics as which Hollywood stars bought Zig Ziglar quotetickets, and the science behind picking winning numbers. And then they had to report on the winners and their plans for the money, of course.

I get that it was a record amount of money; I get that it was a lot of money. But I also read in CNN Money that the odds of winning were 1 in 292,000,000. Two hundred and ninety-two million, y’all!

Do you realize you are more almost four times more likely to die from an asteroid strike?… Want to read more?

Finances

[Giveaway] A Book Launch and an Incredible Prize Package

Things are hopping around my writing zone, although you probably haven't noticed. Trust me, though, I'm working hard to bring you great value—more books, freebies, and giveaways. Speaking of giveaways, I'm so excited about what I can offer you today!
Remembering Veterans

Thank you, Veterans

The Star Spangled Banner. Lee Greenwood's God Bless the U.S.A. The U.S. Air Force. Anchors Aweigh. The Army Goes Rolling Along. Marines Hymn. Semper Paratus.
I need your help. It's easy

I Need Your Help

I need your help. It will only take two or three minutes of your time, but it could affect the family tree of another woman just like you for generations. Imagine: one simple action on your part affecting generations. That’s the kind of thing that excites me! Okay, I know … you want to know what that action is.

I need your help. It's easyReady?

I need you to pray. More than that, I need you to pray for the spouses of soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Can we get even more specific?

Please? This is important, so let me tell you a story to help it all make more sense. The lady in the story probably isn’t new to you as I’m not the first to tell it.… Want to read more?