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Military Families

3 Things Not to Say to a Family Facing Deployment

Military families are a forgiving group. But to help you avoid some possible pitfalls, here are a few things to avoid.

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson

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

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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A Marine Corps emblem on Edie Melson's son, Jimmy's, truck

How Young People Can Touch a Soldier's Life

The outpouring of kindness from teens once again proved the depth of God’s grace...

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson reading her Bible

Fighting Fear While Your Soldier Is Deployed

I knew sleep wouldn’t return anytime soon, so I grabbed my Bible and thumbed through the pages, searching for comfort...

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson's son Jimmy

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

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

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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The deployment of Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson's son Jimmy

War is a Part of Life

I’ve sent my son off to war twice, and I know the battles faced when a loved one deploys...

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