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Military Families

7 Lessons from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

A military mom shares how a favorite family television special brought home some important truths about the season.

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Decorating the Christmas tree
Military Families

How a Christmas Tree Tells a Story

A military mom cherishes all the ornaments on the family tree, a chronicle of her sons’ lives.

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Pearl Harbor
Military Outreach

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

How the bravery of those who fought in World War II inspires a military mom today.

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Helping military families of disabled veterans
Military Outreach

Helping Wounded Military Families

Tears in the grocery checkout line alert a military mom to a family in need.

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Finding your focus
Military Outreach

How to Find Your Focus

When all about you is swirling in chaos, look to the light to find a focal point.

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Gratitude during deployment
Military Outreach

Finding a Thankful Attitude During Deployment

A military mom shares how she came to find gratitude even when her son was posted overseas.

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Planting hope for spring with tulip bulbs
Military Families

Planting Hope in Winter

A spring with the promise of tulips helps a military mom wait for her deployed son to return home.

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Thanksgiving family
Military Families

An Extra Chair at My Thanksgiving Table

During the season of family gatherings, make room for those who can’t go home.

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Military welcome home
Military Families

The Joy of Sharing

As a military mom lets go of fear for her enlisted son, she opens up to a community of supporters.

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Woman soldier
Military Outreach

Veterans Day—Honoring Women Who Serve

Women in military uniform do the same jobs as the men they serve beside.

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