Edie Melson

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Military Families

The Joy of Wasting Time

A military mom remembers that some of the best moments in family life come unscripted.

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Military Families

7 Daily Reminders for Military Families

How not to let your world fall apart when deployments loom and schedules are blown up

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Turning your worries over to God
Military Outreach Stories

Traveling Light—Dropping the Weight of Worry

How a military mom learned to hand the burden of anxiety over to God

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Preparing with God's help
Military Outreach Stories

Preparation in Partnership with God

A military mom loves to prepare but knows that she's not doing it alone.

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10 New Year's resolutions for a military family
Military Families

10 New Year’s Resolutions for a Military Family

Some resolutions take time to put into place. But here are quick ways you can make positive changes in your family.

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Military Outreach Stories

5 Things for Military Families to Remember, Even in Good Times

How not to lose your footing no matter what’s going on around you

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Blue Star Mothers of America
Military Outreach Stories

What Is a Blue Star Mother?

For a military mom, an organization that is a safe place and answers hard questions.

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Finding light in the dark of winter
Military Families

Finding Light During the Darkest Time of Year

A military mom struggles with a son’s deployment at Christmas before letting in God's warmth and love.

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Finding peace through pain
Military Outreach Stories

Finding Peace through Painful Experiences

God allows difficult—and sometimes unthinkable—things in our lives. But He doesn’t leave it there.

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Evergreen faith
Military Outreach Stories

The Evergreen Faith of a Military Mom

When a deployed son goes missing, faith helps steady a family's fears.

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