Searching for Beauty: Lessons Learned from Visiting the Anne Frank House

Searching for Beauty: Lessons Learned from Visiting the Anne Frank House

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” -Anne Frank

When we were stationed in Germany, we took the opportunity to visit Amsterdam in nearby Holland and visit the Anne Frank house. The tour was somber and the visitors hushed as we climbed the steep, narrow stairs to the hiding place where the Frank family, Jewish citizens in danger of being sent to the concentration camps, had hidden during World War II.

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The Big List of Faith Based Milspouse Bloggers

The Big List of Faith Based Milspouse Bloggers

My faith is the most important part of my life, and I believe it’s what has helped me through the various challenges of military life. I love hearing from other people who share my faith—it strengthens, encourages, and inspires me.

But one thing I realized was that I haven’t ever seen a comprehensive list of faith based milspouse bloggers. So… I polled several of the blogging groups I’m in and am now sharing with you some military spouse bloggers that you really should check out! This is an inclusive list, in hopes of strenghtening your own beliefs. 

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5 Promises of God to Hold on to When Your Spouse Deploys

5 Promises of God to Hold on to When Your Spouse Deploys

I know when I'm struggling or doubting, God knows. And I also know that I need to keep the truth in front of me. 

Below are some thoughts and Scriptures to hold onto when your spouse deploys.

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Why Your Life Doesn't Need a Makeover

Why Your Life Doesn't Need a Makeover

"10 Things You Should Stop Wearing NOW" the title screamed at me as I scrolled through Facebook. The photo featured middle-aged women in "mom jeans," sadly oblivious to the pain their poor fashion choices inflicted on their hapless families and the general public.

Yet on Pinterest, I viewed image after image of high-waisted, faded wash denim shorts... 

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4 Things I Learned While Househunting after Military Retirement

4 Things I Learned While Househunting after Military Retirement

You know, you’d think after decades of military service, dreaming and wishing about where we’d finally settle down, we’d just breeze right into retired life and not look back. Ha!

Like most things military service related, this latest transition was a big unknown to us, exciting, and a bit scary.

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When the PCS Dust Settles: How Do You Start Over Again?

When the PCS Dust Settles: How Do You Start Over Again?

If you've been through a military move, or PCS (Permanent Change of Station), you've been there. If you've recently moved, you're right in the middle of it. 

The flurry, stress, and excitement of sorting and getting ready for the move, the goodbyes, packing up your entire house, traveling to a new duty station,  and helping kids cope through the changes is now mostly behind you.

This is usually the point that is the hardest for me after a move--that point when everything settles down. I don't belong anywhere, don't really know anyone yet beyond a casual hello to a neighbor as I walk to my car, just don't quite fit yet. 

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