Military

Military family financial advisor Ellie Kay
Managing Life Changes

Pre-Deployment Financial Checklist (Part 2)

Here's a continuing list of financial and legal actions to take to protect you and your family before deployment. 

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Blogger Edie Melson
Military Families

Confessions of a Control Freak

Eventually I stopped fighting back and began to listen to what our son had to say.

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Military family financial advisor Ellie Kay
Managing Life Changes

Pre-Deployment Financial Checklist (Part 1)

Married or single, it's important to take care of business before you leave the U.S. 

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Edie and her son Jimmy at his second deployment
Adult Children

Runaway Emotions

My son's deployment triggered tears in surprising places. Here's how I coped.

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The O’Day family being sent out for the new church plant, Pillar Jacksonville
Stories of Faith

One Small Church Doing Something Huge

What if we planted a healthy, gospel-centered church near every major Marine Corps base around the world?

 

 

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Edie's son Jimmy as an enlisted Marine.
Friends

Sharing the News: My Child has Enlisted

Those friends who rejoiced with us in Jimmy’s decision gave us a precious gift.

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Edie's son Kirk, off for his first Iraq deployment, gets a hug from his dad.
Family

Apple of My Daddy's Eye

I recalled how much I meant to my daddy and how much I mean to my heavenly father.

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Edie's son's graduation ring
Stories of Faith

A Graduation onto God's Path

My son's 13 weeks of Marine Corps boot camp were a trial by fire for me as well.

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Fireworks explode across a night sky.
Family

A Marine Mom's Perspective on the Fourth of July

For me, July 4th is no longer just about summer fun. It's about the sacrifices made by so many.

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Michelle's active-duty friends, Michael and Lora
Inspiration

Be Thankful on the Fourth

Independence Day is the perfect occasion to show our gratitude to servicemen and women.

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