Military

Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson
Friends

Everything Breaks While Your Soldier Is Away

You may find yourself so buried by chores that you don’t know where to start asking for help. Here are some tips.

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A field of American flags on a green lawn
Military Outreach Stories

You Might Love a Soldier If...

I thought I’d share this (tongue-in-cheek) list sure to be familiar to those who have had a loved one in the military. 

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson
Stories of Faith

Keep My Soldier Safe

I was faced with the certainty that I was no longer in charge of keeping him safe...

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Packing boxes for our military men and women
Military Outreach Stories

Packing for the Troops

Watching all these people come together to reach out to our men and women serving warms this military mom’s heart.

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Guideposts: Sgt. Wells poses with Ddoc.
Military Outreach Stories

Our Returning Troops: From Military Hero to Therapy Dog

In two deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ddoc saved lives in battle and paid a cost: canine PTSD. His career was over until one soldier took up his cause.

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson's son Jimmy
Military Outreach Stories

But How Do I Help a Military Family?

Every family needs prayer–they need to be reminded that you are praying for their soldier and for them. But there's more you can do...

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Roman stands in a spotlight, while a ballerina dances a few feet behind.
Military Outreach Stories

Our Returning Troops: Ballet Eases Iraq Veteran's Anxiety

How the art of dance taught former Marine Roman Baca to overcome his lifelong enemies: Anger and anxiety

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson's son saying goodbye before deployment
Ministries and Outreach

Saying Goodbye Is Complicated

I learned that staying focused on God and keeping busy were the best ways to protect against the fears about deployment...

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Swatches from a red, white and blue Quilt of Valor
Ministries and Outreach

Wrap a Soldier in Love

There is nothing like a handmade quilt crafted with love and prayers, recognizing a soldier’s sacrifice...

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Guideposts: Military chaplain Roger Benimoff
Military Outreach Stories

PTSD: A Military Chaplain's Private Battle

Embracing God's grace helps a military chaplain begin to overcome the debilitating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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