Edie Melson

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Military Outreach Stories

When God Smiled During a Traffic Jam

A military mom finds peace while stuck in her car during rush hour.

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Military Families

Why Our Words Matter

What you say to someone else can hurt—or it can heal.

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Military Families

9 Interesting Memorial Day Facts

For military families, it’s more than the unofficial start to summer. 

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Military Families

Enjoy Life Even When a Loved One Is Deployed

A military mom realizes that her moping is affecting the whole family.

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Military Outreach Stories

Military Holidays—What Do They All Mean?

Even for a military mom, sorting through the days and months dedicated to those who serve can be confusing. Here's a cheat sheet.

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Military Families

An Unsung Hero Who Serves with Grace

In a military community, one mom who lives her faith by letting others help her.

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Military Families

When It’s Time to Call the Master Gardener

A military mom realizes her spiritual garden needs an overhaul after her son is deployed.

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Military Outreach Stories

9 Ways to Pray for Our Troops

A military mom shares ways she has learned to pray for those who serve—and their families.

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Military Families

Finding a Fellow Military Mom

After her son enlists in the Marines, a mother finds support and encouragement in a surprising place.

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Military Families

The Healing Power of Music

When her son was deployed and in danger, a military mom re-discovered the comfort and inspiration of music.

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