Air Force Living

The Perfect Corn Chowder

The Perfect Corn Chowder

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So, here’s the thing, I’m very much a “pinch of this” and “dash of that” or “whoops, too much this so I should add a little of that” type of cook. When I have recipes, I’m not slavishly following them (which explains why I don’t bake too often ; ). When I don’t have a recipe, I just pour and…

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God Gives and God Takes Away

God Gives and God Takes Away

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We celebrated Brenn’s birthday a bit early this year. Family was in town and our friends from across the street were getting ready to move to their next assignment (to “PCS” in military terms), so we tossed the calendar out the window and celebrated his June birthday in May. Brenn, approving greatly of this new found nonchalance for dates and…

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Are THEY My Brothers and Sisters?

Are THEY My Brothers and Sisters?

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A year ago, I wasn’t thinking much about the universal church, that body of Christ consisting of all people who have put their faith in Christ’s death and resurrection for salvation. But then again, most of you probably weren’t either : ) In fact, (forgive me if this comes as quite the shock), I’d never really thought much about the…

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I See What You’re Doing, and it’s Weird that I’m Not There: My Thoughts about FaceBook

I See What You’re Doing, and it’s Weird that I’m Not There: My Thoughts about FaceBook

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Facebook is a strange phenomenon. Checking it comes almost as natural to me as making coffee or not wanting to exercise in the morning. I want to check in with all my friends, see your pictures (and, is it just me, or do your feeds seem more cluttered with shares and whatnot than with pictures and personal thoughts?) and find out…

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A Room for You (yes, YOU!)

A Room for You (yes, YOU!)

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Both Paul and I grew up in homes that doubled as a Bed and Breakfast for any preacher, ministry team, missionaries and, of course, family, that happened to be in the area. I have vivid memories of sleeping on the floor in my parent’s bedroom while strangers took over my room and the hall bathroom. At the time I thought…

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I Asked for Linoleum…

I Asked for Linoleum…

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We arrived here almost three weeks ago. As you might imagine, life has been a little overwhelming. Not only are we moving to a new place (although, when it comes to shocking changes, Ohio doesn’t really rank up there with say, Turkey or Japan : ) but we are entering into a new culture. It’s starting to sink in that we are…

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So, Who Will I Be in Ohio?

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We have three weeks left until the moving van pulls up and all our earthly possessions are loaded up and hauled out to Dayton, OH. Lately, I’ve been going over all the ways to finish well and say goodbye. Spend time with friends, check—two of my closest friends and I enjoyed a crazy fun weekend and at the end, said…

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A Sign from God

A Sign from God

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A sign from God showed up in our yard last weekend! No, it wasn’t crop (grass?) circles, and it wasn’t a sopping wet animal (old navy?) fleece. It’s just a “for sale” sign. Not really all that strange, but for me, it’s still a daily reminder that God is about to upend my life. Jack actually became rather gloomy when…

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