"The LORD had said to Abram, 'Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you" Genesis 12:1
Hey there! Welcome, I am so glad you are here!
The name of this page is inspired by Genesis 12:1 when Abram (later Abraham, the father of our faith), asks God where He is sending him after God tells him to leave his entire life behind…his family, his friends, his home, his job, everything he has ever known. Abram is confused and wants God to tell him where to go, instead the Lord replies to just “Go” and that He will lead him to “The land I will show you.” I love this verse and it is something I constantly remind myself of. I’m a planner. I have everyday planned out minute my minute,, continually checking off my endless to do list. The Lord is reminding me in this verse that we do not know where he is leading us, it is not our job to plan it all out all the time. That’s His job, our job is to act in obedience and let the Lord lead us. We are to trust in God’s plan and purpose and in the words of Isaiah respond with “Here am I. Send me!”
Well, Lord, here I am! Send me…and He did. He sent me head first into military life.
In one year off from blogging, my whole life and world changed. I became a military wife! Not only does that change your status, your relationship, and your life, it also changes and grows you as a person. I was suddenly thrown into a crash course in both marriage and military life. I felt confused, alone, frustrated and overwhelmed, but most of all, I felt at complete peace knowing that THIS is exactly the place that God had planned for me and where he wanted me to be. It was scary, so many unknowns, so many things out of my control. I felt just how Abram did and begged the Lord, “But where am I going?” God has taught me through this passage that the answer to that question is, right here, in the palm of the Lord’s hand, following him completely and that will take you to the promised land.
I have learned so many things through my military relationship, things that apply to both military and civilian life! As a new wife…a new army wife, I soon figured out that getting through the hard stuff of life and military life, community is key. I needed to find an outlet, a voice for the feelings and emotions that go into military life.
I invite you! YES, YOU, into our life as a military family and into my life as an army wife. My hope is that somehow, someway, no matter where you are, who you are, military or not, that you will be blessed by this blog. As you embark on this journey with me, some posts might make you cry, some might make you laugh, and I pray that all of them give you hope and point to Jesus.
So, curl up, grab a cup of coffee (or glass of wine), relax and enjoy! 🙂