That Empty Chair at the Table (Army Wife Network)

I’ve been an army wife for what my husband commonly refers to as “a hot minute.” You would think that after all this time, I would stop being surprised at #AllTheThings that come with army wife life.

But nope. Experiences like random TDYs, changes to our no-plan-plan, promotions, future duty stations… It almost always catches me a little bit off guard. (I have grown significantly in my ability to be flexible…)

There is one aspect of the military wife life that I’ve experienced over and over again, but yet it still surprises me every.single. time. It typically occurs at the military ball. [Read more…]

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Building a Christ-Like Marriage: A Heart of Sacrifice

I used to be quite the Bible scoffer.

Yes, you read that right. Bible scoffer. Not Bible beater or Bible reader– Bible Scoffer.

When I first started legitimately walking with Christ as an adult, I can remember ever-so-vividly scoffing, yes, audibly– out loud with a deep raspy throat sound– about any verses that dealt with husband-wife submission and sacrifice.  I can go to the bookshelf right now and show you the exact page where I wrote in my journal 1 Peter 3:1 about “wives, submit to your husband.” It was day two of Brandon and I doing bible study together in our relationship. My words were full of ME, not him. [Read more…]

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Giving Up

I am a huge advocate of perseverance. I am not one to quit something when it gets hard.

But sometimes, it’s important to just give up… Especially if God is calling you to do so.

Dear friends, today is Ash Wednesday. This is a season of preparation to recognize Christ’s death and resurrection  when Easter comes in 40 days.

Have you given much thought to what God might be calling you to do this Lenten Season? Because if not, don’t fret. You still have time to make a commitment to honor God in some way. [Read more…]

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The Ultimate Hero (Five Minute Friday)

Five Minute Friday

Happy Friday, all.

With Friday comes a special writing challenge, Five Minute Friday. Each week I link up with Lisa-Jo Baker (who has a book coming out April 1st– no foolin’– you should pop over and check it out!) She give us a prompt. Then, yep, you guessed it, we write.

For five minutes flat.

No extensive strategy or thought process. We just let the words flow.

Here we go!

Today’s Prompt: HERO

AND GO! [Read more…]

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True Love Is… (Just A Quick Reminder)

Hello darling readers… due to my continued exhaustion via life/pneumonia/army, I am taking a quick brain breather and resharing with you one of my favorite posts… about marriage and Jesus. (Two of my favorite topics!)  I would love to hear your fresh thoughts on what YOU believe true love really is in your life– in marriage, in your relationship with Christ or when/where ever! Leave a comment below. (Please and thank you.) 

Thanks for your continued patience while I get back on my feet. Looking forward to getting back in the groove sooner than later. (Jesus willing.) 

Much love, 

SGK  [Read more…]

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Think “Fast” Finale!

Oh how I missed you, my sweet tomato condiment. Welcome back.

Break out the ketchup and the frozen yogurt people! (Not together, please.) We made 30 days with only eating 7 foods.

Lemme tell you what. It was a long month. But a blessed one.

(To recap, check out last week’s update post here.)

Anywho, I am glad to say peace out to my only menu items of chicken, eggs, bread, apples, sweet potatoes, avocados, and spinach. I am excited to welcome back things like ketchup, dairy products and seasonings other than simply salt and pepper. [Read more…]

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Think “Fast” (7 Experiment, Week 3)


The countdown is on, folks! We are ¾ of the way through our 7 Foods for 30 days fasting. We are really stoked that God is working so powerfully in our lives.

And very stoked that caffeine and ketchup are soon to be back on our menu. [Read more…]

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Think “Fast” (7 Experiment, Week 2 Update)

Half. Way. DONE.

That’s right, peeps– my darling husband and I are halfway through our 7 foods for 30 days fast. (Click here to get caught up to speed on this crazy journey. Oh, and here is last week’s update. )

For fifteen days, I have consumed nothing but eggs, chicken, bread, sweet potatoes, apples, avocado, spinach and water.

Can I have a Diet Dr. Pepper yet? Just kidding. We are still holding strong. Ish.

It has been challenging. And intense. And rewarding.  We have had a few revelations since last week: [Read more…]

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Think “Fast” (7 Experiment, Week 1)

It has been one week of eating only eggs, chicken, bread, apples, sweet potatoes, avocado, and spinach. That’s right folks. I’m eating only 7 foods for thirty days.

If you missed last week’s entry about this fast, let me catch you up. (Or you can click here to read the entire post.) My beloved hubby and I are fasting for 30 days by only eating 7 different foods. Only water to drink. No seasonings other than salt, pepper, olive oil (sparingly) and cooking spray.  This concept is inspired by Jen Hatmaker’s book “7: The Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.” In short, it has two main purposes: to seek after God at a deeper level and to restore a heart of gratitude for all the incredible choices we have in this world. [Read more…]

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God Only Knows Where We’d Be

I was never a crier. I was the tough girl. I once went through an entire semester at college without crying.

And then I fell in love. With a soldier. And with Jesus.

At one point in my life, my heart was hardened. I was not compassionate and completely confident that I could make “it” on my own. Tears were not an issue. I had it together.

And then I feel in love. With a soldier. And with Jesus. [Read more…]

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