Posts tagged Christian life
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

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 Life Lessons I Learned Before I Was 10

I had a lot of responses to a post I wrote called Is the Internet Making Us Mean?  While discussing the topic with my husband later, we came to a conclusion--ironically, while watching "Survivor"--that it's not just a social media problem...it's basic manners in general. Behaviors we were taught as a matter of course when we were young seem absent today.

Rather than lament "this younger generation," though, it brought to mind some of the little sayings and lessons I grew up with--ones I hope I've passed on to my own kids. Most of these were caught, rather than taught. 

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Does This Make Me Look Fat? Girls and Body Image

We read the studies, see the exposés on the portrayal of women in the media—the dehumanization, the surgically altered yet anorexic models held up as ideal images for our girls—and we get angry. Angry at the media, angry at society with its ridiculous expectations, angry at unattainable standards which cause our girls to doubt themselves and question their worth. Angry when a 10-year-old pinches the inside of her tiny thigh and announces she’s “fat.”

But what if the problem isn’t only the media, what if it’s… us?

Yes—us. You and me. The women in their lives.

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