• December 4, 2016

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Sprituality is about pursuit of happiness

First, let me make it clear that I don’t believe spirituality is about religion. I believe spirituality could be described in the words our Founding Fathers — enshrined in our Declaration of Independence — as “the pursuit of happiness.”

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Remember by placing a wreath for veterans
Posted: November 16, 2016

“There is no greater love than this, there is no greater gift that could ever be given: to be willing to die so another might live — there is no greater love than this.”

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
Fort Hood Remembrance Run is Saturday
Posted: November 02, 2016

The following are my reflections from last year after visiting the soldiers’ boots display from the Fisher House Hero & Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll. The boots are assembled in front of Fort Hood’s III Corps Headquarters immediately following the event. This year, the third at Fort Hood, it is Saturday at 8 a.m., with all participants in place by 7:30 a.m. at III Corps’ Sadowski Field.

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Wednesday 10/19/2016
‘Back to school’ always important to military families
Posted: October 19, 2016

Recently I’ve seen a lot of pictures on my friends’ Facebook pages of the “First Day of School” variety. I have a clear, though somewhat distant, memory of that time of the year with my own kids.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Say what you mean, but accept the consequences
Posted: October 05, 2016

I have been sort of discouraged lately observing the way things are going in our world. Maybe that’s because I am of a “certain age.”

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Resiliency isn’t just a class you’re required to take
Posted: September 21, 2016

I had the privilege of speaking before a basketball gym’s worth of Fort Hood soldiers recently. I was asked by our Suicide Prevention program manager, Sharon Sutton, to speak at the opening of their second annual Resiliency Day. I was very honored to have done so, but also delightfully surprised to get the chance to speak to this great group of young men and women.

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Saturday 09/10/2016
Seasons of our lives bring daily changes, too
Posted: September 10, 2016

Lately I’ve been thinking that life is a lot like the weather. There are good days, bad days, times of the day that are more pleasant than others.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Military kids face their own sets of challenges
Posted: August 24, 2016

My husband and I have raised a couple of kids who are, in fact, no longer kids. The eldest, our daughter, is heading toward 30 and is married with two little ones of her own; our son is engaged to be married and just a few years younger.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
Be thankful for the sacrifices our soldiers make
Posted: August 10, 2016

Military spouses are determined, strong yet flexible. We are hopeful, patriotic and selfless in that we are willing and proud to send our service member into harm’s way, and far away, to defend our country and our freedoms.

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