<h2>Faith</h2> I hope that you will follow along with my crazy, fun, challenging and adventurous Army-Wife-Life. I pray that you will be encouraged by what God is doing in my life. There is often a lot of uncertainty in the Army lifestyle, and it requires me to have faith and hope in the midst of my constantly changing circumstances. I hope that through sharing my thoughts that I will be an encouragement to you in your own faith journey. As a disciple of Jesus, I am constantly striving to learn and grow in my own walk. My desire is to take what I am learning and disciple others along the way, both virtually and IRL. If you're interested in what being a disciple means to me, please don't hesitate to reach out! I'd love to talk to you about it.

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    Keeping Christmas

    I have always loved the Christmas season. I love Christmas lights, and baking, and crafts, and shopping, and Christmas parties, and visiting family. And this year I was especially looking forward to it because it's Susie's first Christmas! There are so many things I'm excited to experience with her, not just this Christmas, but in all her future Christmases. This has been a year full of anticipation for my little family.

  • Books, Movies, and Music,  Faith

    7 Essential Biographies

    Reading has always been an important part of my life and learning, but while I used to read a ton of fiction, over the past few years I’ve switched to reading nonfiction almost exclusively. Novels hardly hold my attention anymore. I’ve come to really appreciate how biographies give you a picture of the lives of actual people throughout history. So, while it’s only been a few weeks since I’ve shared some recommended reading, I wanted to dedicate an entire post to some “must read” biographies. So here it goes:   1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand This is one of my favorite books…

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    3 Reasons to Get Involved With a Local Church (even if you move around a lot.)

    The absolute best decision I made in college really had nothing to do with college. That decision was getting plugged-in to a local church. I really didn’t make the decision of my own volition, as two of my siblings went to the same college and same church years before I ever arrived in town, but it still proved to be a very important part of my life. When I arrived in Auburn, I knew that I would only be living there for two years, so I felt like I didn’t really have time to waste when it came to involvement. I began working toward academic and extracurricular goals the year…

  • Books, Movies, and Music,  Faith

    7 Books Every Christian Woman Should Read

    I read a lot. And I read a lot of Christian books. And I read a lot of Christian books for and by women. This list is a compilation of some of those books that have made a significant impact on my life and faith. I believe that each of these books have something unique to offer Christian women, and that is why I’ve named them my 7 Books Every Christian Woman Should Read. 1. Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers This book is one of my favorites, and I really think it captures the entire idea behind a list of books for Christian women. It goes through a dramatized…