10 Ways to Avoid Overspending this Christmas

My first Christmas in the military I was so excited to return home to Florida.  At my station in Colorado, there were many unique shops with handmade pottery.  Micheal Garmin was a fantastic artist who created beautiful sculptures.  There was one in particular that I wanted to purchase for my husband (then boyfriend). It wasContinue reading “10 Ways to Avoid Overspending this Christmas”

5 Reasons to Celebrate Memorial Day

Several years ago my son and I visited a local cemetery to place wreaths and flags on the graves of veterans. It is an American tradition to honor the men and women who died while serving in U.S. Military. My Dad fought in Vietnam and my grandfather served in WWII. So, I’m honored to thankContinue reading “5 Reasons to Celebrate Memorial Day”

Can You Be Trusted with a Secret?

In elementary school my best friend Michelle spent the night at my house and we giggled long into the night. We trusted each other with our disappointments and hopes. I thought she was trustworthy because at recess time, I could count on her to pick me to be on her team. But one day, IContinue reading “Can You Be Trusted with a Secret?”

60 Second Guide to Effective Prayer

What is it about prayer that makes a person fearful to bow their head in a public restaurant and speak out loud? Is it because prayer is banned in public schools? What is it about holding your spouse’s hand and praying for your children that seems a bit uncomfortable? But yet we know that weContinue reading “60 Second Guide to Effective Prayer”

How, When, and Who to Honor?

Every soldier in the U.S. Army, receives a SMART book during basic training which explains how, when, and who to honor. Who should be honored? Drill Sergeants instruct soldiers to salute officers and authorized civilians of higher rank.  All soldiers are  expected to show respect. To do otherwise brings disgrace to your branch of service.Continue reading “How, When, and Who to Honor?”