Edie Melson

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Comfort from a Chocolate Bar

Those who had walked the path before me reached out before I could self-destruct.

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Praying for Military Families

I know just how important it is to pray for those whose loved ones are in harm's way...

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Lord, Help My Unbelief!

My head knew God loved Jimmy even more than I did, but my heart was unconvinced.

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A line of Patriot Guards saluting at a fallen Army medic's funeral

Angels on Guard

I listened to the service, grateful that God had set his angels the Patriot Guard to watch over those who were grieving...

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6 Ways to Pray for a Soldier at War

Here's the list I use when praying for our military men and women serving in harm's way. What's yours?

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson's sons

4 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Deployment

Kids are much more involved with combat than in the past. It wasn’t uncommon for our military son to call his younger brothers while he was on deployment...

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson and a group of Blue Star Mothers

Are You a Blue Star Mother?

The women in our local group welcomed me with open arms, sharing information, support and prayers...

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson's Marine son, Jimmy, and dog Seger
Dogs

A Soldier's Canine Hero

We loved visiting on base so we could watch the relationship between our Marine son and this amazing animal...

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Welcoming Home the Honor Flight

I pray that future generations recognize the sacrifices military men and women serving now have made...

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Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson and her family

Perfect Parenting

I chose to view the past with God, asking him for his perspective on my journey as a parent.

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