Faith Deployed. . .Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives

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The highly anticipated sequel to award-winning Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives is here! 

Regardless of whether their husbands are currently deployed, military wives need spiritual reinforcements and biblical ammunition against the enemy's attacks on her faith and hope. Faith Deployed...Again is for every military wife who wants more encouragement, who wants to deploy her faith-put it into action-again. 

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Overview

The highly anticipated sequel to award-winning Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives is here! 

Regardless of whether their husbands are currently deployed, military wives need spiritual reinforcements and biblical ammunition against the enemy's attacks on her faith and hope. Faith Deployed...Again is for every military wife who wants more encouragement, who wants to deploy her faith-put it into action-again. 

Faith Deployed...Again:  More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives is filled with wisdom and insight from more than twenty-five Christian wives, representing every branch of the military. It explores how the Bible relates to a variety of topics including marriage, deployments, self-care and care-giving, reintegration, combat trauma, parenting, frequently moving, daily perseverance, prayer, spiritual warfare, serving the Lord, and more.   Each devotional is based on the unchanging character of God and the anchor we have in Jesus Christ offering encouragement, strength, community, and hope to the heroes at home.

Faith Deployed...Again:  More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives includes a bonus section of devotions written by and for Blue Star Moms.  And a free online study guide is available at FaithDeployed.com.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802452511
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 516,722
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

JOCELYN GREEN graduated from Taylor University with a B.A. in English and is a full-time freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and co-author of Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq/Afghanistan (AMG Publishers, 2009). Jocelyn writes for a number of clients, including the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and Indiana Wesleyan University, and contributes to Christianity Today, Campus Life's Ignite Your Faith, Today's Christian, ZIA Magazine, InSite, EFCA Today, Today's Pentecostal Evangel, and High-Definition Life: Student Edition. Jocelyn resides in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with her husband Rob and two children.

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Faith DEPLOYED ... Again

More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives
By JOCELYN GREEN

MOODY PUBLISHERS

Copyright © 2011 Jocelyn Green
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-8024-5251-1


Chapter One

by Jocelyn Green

Vision CHECK

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8

* * *

When Rob and I married, we chose the hymn "Be Thou My Vision" to be played while we lit our unity candle. I had always loved the lyrics, but I had no idea how perfect they would prove to be not just for a single moment during a wedding ceremony, but for the day-to-day military lifestyle I was entering into.

So much of how we think, feel, and live depends on our vision—what we choose to see in any given situation. In fact, I believe that the difference between being simply concerned or being consumed by worry rides on where we tend to focus our sight.

In her book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Joanna Weaver says, "Pastor and teacher Gary E. Gilley sums up the difference Like this: 'Worry is allowing problems and distress to come between us and the heart of God. It is the view that God has somehow lost control of the situation and we cannot trust Him. A legitimate concern presses us closer to the heart of God and causes us to lean and trust on Him all the more.' Concern draws us to God. Worry pulls us from Him."

Military wives (indeed, everyone on the planet!) will always have something to be concerned about. There are issues that simply cannot be ignored. But if we have done everything we can to help solve the problem and still find ourselves obsessing over it, we've crossed that line from concern to worry and find ourselves in dangerous territory.

The key to banishing worry from your heart is surprisingly simple. I look at it this way: Your heart (and mine) has a limited capacity. The best way to get rid of the negative thoughts is to crowd them out with something else bigger and more beautiful: worship of the One who holds everything in His powerful and capable hands. In other words, stop focusing on the root of your worries and shift your gaze to the Lord. It won't make the troubles disappear, but it sure will help you to stop staring at them all day long!

King David was a master at this. Psalm 10 begins with "Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?" But by the time he gets to the end of the chapter, he changes his tune to: "You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more" (verses 17–18). Did you see that? He turned his worry into worship.

The next time your heart is troubled, check your vision. Focus on God and on His unchanging character. Trust in who He is and the promises He provides in Scripture, rather than what is going on around you.

Ask

What am I most worried about today? What can I praise God for instead?

Pray

Lord, please forgive my tendency to worry about things I can't control. Help me draw closer to You and replace my anxiety by meditating on Your Word. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

by Tonya Nash

Faith THAT MOVES MOUNTAINS

"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:22–24

* * *

Nothing spoils the joy of an engagement like hearing that your fiancé is deploying to war, with no guarantees of returning in time for the wedding. But that's what happened to me.

Jamie and I got engaged November 10, 2002. We prayed about our wedding date and both felt that June 7, 2003 was perfect. Three weeks after our engagement, Jamie received orders to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was devastated! I asked Jamie if we should postpone the wedding, but he was adamant about not changing our wedding date. We continued to plan our wedding while he was deployed through e-mail, letters, and phone calls.

Opposition often presented itself, but Jamie and I prayed to God and believed by faith that he would get home in time for the wedding. On April 30, a miracle happened. The command allowed a few people to go home who had important, life-changing events coming up. Jamie arrived home on May 3, a little over a month before our wedding, just in time for the groomsmen's fitting party.

I'll admit that at times our faith became weak, especially during that month of April. But the Bible says we only need faith the size of a mustard seed to accomplish the impossible (Matthew 17:20).

Abraham believed by faith when God told him that his descendants would outnumber the stars in the sky, despite the fact that he was well beyond the age of childbearing. Because of his faith, God credited it to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:1–6).

Mary believed when the angel Gabriel told her she would give birth, while still a virgin. Joseph could have broken off the engagement. But Mary continued to believe by faith and maintained a positive outlook saying, "I am the Lord's servant. May it be to me as you have said" (Luke 1:38).

Are you struggling in an area of faith? Connect with positive people who will stand in faith with you and lift you up in prayer. Study the Word of God and put your faith in action, for the Bible declares, "Faith without deeds is dead" (James 2:26).

Ask

Am I exercising my faith? Do I believe God for the seemingly impossible?

Prayer

Dear Lord, strengthen me when my faith gets weak. Help me to have childlike faith in the midst of challenging circumstances. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

by Pattie Reitz

THE Reluctant MILITARY WIFE

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

* * *

No.

That's what I said when my husband said he wanted to go into full-time active duty military ministry.

I am not one of those women who willingly married a man in uniform. I'd married a preacher passionate about sharing God's Word with His people and winning souls to Christ. When he joined the reserves in the wake of 9/11, I barely batted an eye. The camouflage in the closet was new, and he was gone a little more, but in most ways our life was the same. That is, until he decided to leave the pastorate and join the military full-time.

I said no, but God would not release His calling on my husband's life. I wrestled with God, and I would not budge. "This is not what I signed up for, Lord!" I cried. "This was not in the plan!"

Throughout the long weeks in which my husband filled out paperwork and waited to hear if there was a place for him, I cried and threw a fit in my heart. I argued with God, stomped my feet, and was pretty upset with Him.

But then God reminded me of what he had said to His people through Joshua in Joshua 1:9 (quoted above).

There it was: For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. This verse suddenly applied to me in a very real way. I was not alone. In fact, in the first chapter, God tells Joshua three times not to be afraid. Remember Joshua is the man who led the unorthodox charge to conquer the walled city of Jericho (Joshua 6)! If such a courageous man needed reassurance, we are certainly allowed to need it as well. Jeremiah 17:7 also reassures us: "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him."

Whether your marriage began with the military already woven into its fabric, or you came into the military life later on as I did, chances are you know what it's like to be reluctant over something that was not part of "the plan"—a PCS, another TDY, a deployment. Rest in the knowledge that even if your life is not going according to your plan and you're feeling reluctant to follow God's call, you are not alone. God's promises are steadfast and true, and "do not fear" is just as relevant today for you as it was for Joshua.

As Deuteronomy 31:8 says, "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Ask

In what ways are you supportive of your husband's calling into military service? How are you learning to depend on God's promises even when His plans don't line up with your own?

Pray

Lord, I claim Your promise that You are with me wherever I go. I rest in the assurance that You have led us into this military life, and You will continue to lead and guide us always. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

by Leeana Tankersley

Complaining vs. Confession

Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

* * *

"We knew what we were getting into when we signed up for this marriage. We have no right to complain." Have you ever heard or said that line before?

Some of us have gotten good, maybe even too good, at coping. We steel ourselves into this pillar of strength, and we challenge anything to penetrate our armor. Meanwhile, we may or may not be feeling that same way on the inside, underneath our self-protective layers.

The problem is that we get used to living split off from our true selves. We become accustomed to denying what's actually going on inside us, and this creates a person who cannot be honest about her pain, cannot let others see her weakness, and cannot tolerate any kind of authentic struggle in others.

This woman sends the subtle (or not so subtle) message to her friends and to her children that the real winners are those who never let anyone see them sweat.

How incredibly isolating this behavior becomes for everyone. Yes, others may see us as amazingly stalwart, but they will never see us approachable. This keeps everyone dancing around each other at a safe distance, never really able to offer help and support.

So how do we decipher between complaining and true confession? Complaining is all about staying stuck, rehearsing the injustices with no desire to see things differently, change behavior, or receive support.

Confessing is something different altogether. Honest confession is an externalizing of an inward conversation for the purpose of gaining insight, releasing a burden, or admitting reality. Confession leads to movement and helps us get out of the grind of merely coping. It opens doors to growth and change because it is an act of congruence. By externalizing—sharing—our true state of affairs, we are better able to receive the help we really need.

It's risky to show need. Whether the need is emotional or financial or any other kind, being "needy" is kind of passé and, well, burdensome. I want to be the kind of person who flies through life with answers and resources and decorum and brilliant ease. I want to be a "have," not a "have not."

Still, I have a choice. I can cover up my need and miss an opportunity for true authenticity; or I can take a big risk and admit that I just might need some help and support. A friend once told me that when we share our burdens with others, the weight we are carrying is divided between those listening, and our load is immediately lightened—carrying and being carried.

Ask

Is my pride and sense of control keeping me from getting the support I really need? Am I willing to listen to others and lovingly carry their burdens as well?

Pray

God, I want to be strong, but I need safe places where I can be weak, too. Show me how to allow someone else to help carry my burdens. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

by Sarah Ball

Traíl MARKERS

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16–17

* * *

"There he is! There's Daddy!" my daughter yelled. It was an early spring morning, and my kids and I were standing alongside a wooded trail in Virginia. My husband jogged up the trail and past us toward the next checkpoint in the fifty-mile trail run.

Rather than following smooth roads or footpaths, trail runners scramble over logs, navigate puddles, and weave around boulders. More often than not, the trail is a barely visible line up a rocky slope. When the trail disappears, runners look for a splash of paint or a ribbon on a tree to indicate the path. A missed marker might mean a wrong turn and an extra mile or two of running in the wrong direction.

We are all engaged in a lifelong trail run. We'd like to follow smooth footpaths, but life keeps throwing boulders and logs in our way. We may hope that a relationship with Christ will lead us to an easier path, but God's Word does not promise carefree living.

In 2 Timothy 3, the apostle Paul writes to his young protégé Timothy, telling him what to expect from a life of following Christ. Paul reminds Timothy of the many persecutions that Paul endured during his ministry and warns Timothy that "all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution" (verse12). Paul reminds Timothy of the importance of Scripture—for instruction, for correction, for equipping the child of God for every good work.

When we are exhausted from running and surrounded by obstacles, we may wonder, "Am I on the right path? Did I take a wrong turn somewhere?" With boulders on every side, we begin to feel as if we have been left without a marker to guide us. Paul's challenge to Timothy becomes our challenge as well, to continue pressing forward in the way we have been taught, following the guidance of God's Word in everything.

God has given you His Word to provide your trail markers. Find a Bible reading plan that will keep you reading and learning Scripture daily. Your path may not become easy, but God's Word will thoroughly equip you to continue running in the direction God gives you.

Ask

How am I actively equipping myself with God's Word each day? How has God's Word provided guidance to my life recently?

Pray

Dear Father, thank You for the gift of Your Word and for its ability to instruct, teach, and equip me. As I encounter obstacles in my path today, please bring to mind the Scriptures I have learned to guide me. Help me to continue running in the way that You lead. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

by Jocelyn Green

Soul TALK

For as he thinks within himself, so he is. Proverbs 23:7 NASB

* * *

Nine o'clock in the morning, and the sun still wasn't up in Homer, Alaska. Darkness rested heavily, like a shroud upon my house, and just as heavily on my heart.

"It's happening again," I told myself. Years earlier, I had been clinically depressed. And though God healed me, I still felt vulnerable to sinking back into that pit of despair. And by predicting it, I unwittingly created a self-fulfilling prophecy.

But when I trained myself to say, "It's just a bad day, just one bad day" instead, I no longer felt doomed to repeat the depression of my past. I felt like a normal military wife who has normal feelings, good days and bad days.

What we tell ourselves matters. Our self talk—whether silent or audible— directs both our attitudes and our actions. Proverbs 18:21 says, "The tongue has the power of life and death." Proverbs 23:7 (quoted above) tells us we are who we think we are. It is vital that what we say to ourselves matches up with the truths of Scripture.

In the book of Mark, we meet a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. "When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, 'If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.' Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering" (Mark 5:27–29).

In her book Self Talk, Soul Talk, Jennifer Rothschild explains: The most important thing to note here isn't that she talked to herself. It's what she told herself that matters.... Counseling ourselves to act upon truth, coaching ourselves, and cheering ourselves on to make good choices—these are both healthy and wise. Wise soul talk pushes us over the edge to help us overcome our issues. In this story, the woman with the hemorrhage clearly benefited by telling herself that she would be healed if she touched Jesus' robe.

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Excerpted from Faith DEPLOYED ... Again by JOCELYN GREEN Copyright © 2011 by Jocelyn Green. Excerpted by permission of MOODY PUBLISHERS. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................15
Notes....................255
Acknowledgments....................259
Meet the Contributors....................260
About the Author....................270
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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    A Must Have for Every Military Spouse!

    If a cord of three strands is not quickly broken as stated in Ecclesiastics 4:12, then a band of 25 entwined with God's scripture is impenetrable! In the award-winning book, "Faith Deployed Again," Christian author, Joceyln Green, joins forces with 25 inspirational spouses from every Armed Service branch. Together, they build a fortress of strength by sharing their life experiences to help spouses overcome the unique challenges that military life presents.

    Each real life story layers the fortress with wisdom gained from common trials that every military spouse will relate to and directs readers to the source of that strength:our Lord, Jesus Christ. From trusting God when receiving relocation orders and embarking on dangerous deployments to conquering everyday family issues,"Faith Deployed Again" will launch hope, comfort, and peace into your life, empowering you to live a joy-filled life, even during life's trials.

    This is a must have for every spouses personal arsenal.

    Penny Monetti: Author of "Called to Serve: Encouragement, Support, and Inspiration for Military Families" and "Choose to Dance: A Mother Daughter Guidebook for Tackling Life's Tough Issues."

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    encouraging indeed ~ read it and gift it

    Reading Faith Deployed...Again was like standing around a warm kitchen, talking late into the night with girlfriends who have been there -they get it. Their stories are honest and real, their advice rich and worth remembering, and every chapter centers on scriptural truth. I found myself marking pages, underlining passages and going online to read more on their blogs. I didn't want the conversations to end.
    The stories of these woman are unique but each one pointed me towards the steadfast love of God and reminded me that I live to bring glory and honor to His name, no matter the circumstances. This book would be a great gift for a military wife or mom.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

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    Amazing... Again!!!

    I was honored to be asked to review a book called "Faith Deployed" back in 2009... I was totally in awe of how these people "got" what my life as a military wife was like! They understood and "knew" what I was going though. And I have to tell in in the two years since reading this book, I have actually used it as my daily devotional more than a few times!

    Then I heard there was a sequel and I just had to read it!!!! I was NOT disappointed! Once again each day spoke to my heart and each story seemed to come at just the right moment to help me though the difficult time or problem I was struggling with! Again... I was struck by the honestly and willingness to talk about real issues and real struggles that military wives deal with day in and day out... and then to be able to discuss those issues from a Christian point of view and to back that view up with scripture! Wow!

    If you are a military wife I can not stress enough to you how important it is to read this book!!! Each entry starts with a scripture, then flows into a story, which is then followed by a question or thought to ask your self and then is final summed up in a short prayer!

    As a military wives we can't live day in and day out (being in the middle of a deployment or not) alone and this book was an awesome reminder that we are not alone, there are others going through the same thing we are and God's presence is with us all!

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

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    Deep and Heartfelt

    In Faith Deployed...Again, thirty military wives and Blue-Star moms share heartfelt, biblical advice in short devotions that can be read in snippets of time. Each devotion is beautifully written, with personal anecdotes, Scripture passages, and prayers. Even though I'm not a military wife, I was moved and convicted by many of the readings. Excellent advice is given on protecting marriages, caring for yourself, and providing stability for children.

    Faith Deployed...Again would be excellent for military wives, friends or family of military wives who would like to support them better, and even for women whose husbands travel.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Will Speak to the Heart of EVERY Military Spouse

    "The choice is ours. The stakes are high -the minds, hearts, and attitudes of our families. We can either live our military lives victoriously, confident in the goodness and sovereignty of God, or in defeat, as victims of circumstances beyond our control."
    -Jill Bozeman and Jocelyn Green

    I mean, hello?! How many times have I said what that quote says? The whole time I was reading, I was highlighting, marking, writing, "YES!" in the margin, "Exactly!" "Amen!" What a book!

    Faith Deployed ... Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives is a collection of reflections, stories, and encouragements from military spouses across every walk of this life. Each short piece offers scripture, reflection, and a prayer. Every military wife should read this book together with her bible and be encouraged, grow stronger, cry when needed, and use it to move forward each day.

    I tell spouses all the time: "Use the tools He gives you and you cannot fail." Consider this book one of those tools. Happy Reading!

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    This book is a must have!

    Faith Deployed. . . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives is the type of book that you can read and re-read and every time get something new from each of the stories shared by Jocelyn Green and over 25 contributing authors. The struggles with military life, deployments and marriage are ever changing and different for everyone. To have each of these stories find a special place in your heart makes it a MUST HAVE!! If you are a military spouse, buy one for you and a friend! If you are a civilian, this is a very wonderful gift idea.

    There are wonderful biblical quotes and real life wisdom from wives of all branches of service. I love the bible verse before each story, the question(s) encouraging you to relate the story to your life and prayer after each story asking for God's guidance. The stories themselves are not too long, only 2 pages. They are relatable, uplifting and sometimes bring tears to my eyes.

    I think my favorite part of this book is that it is not a religious book; it's spiritual. It helps the reader gain insight, inner strength and the ability to grow closer not only to God but also to their spouse during not only very trying times but joyful times too.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Wonderful Devotional For Military Wives

    "The Bible Gives Several analogies regarding our spiritual "dress." A passage in Ephesians 6:10-19 tells us to put on the full armor of God, which at times has been hard for me to relate to. How is it that a woman can put on the armor of God in order to be dressed and ready for service (Luke 12:35)? As I looked closer at Ephesians 6, through a "pink lens," I noticed that the purpose of the armor is protection."-Excerpt from "The Armor of Light", page 110 by Rosie Williams in Faith Deployed...Again Faith Deployed...Again is a wonderful devotional for military wives. Divded into sections based on situations military wives might encounter, the devotional provides food for the spirit and comfort for the soul. Each devotion contains a scripture, prayer, questions to ask yourself, and wisdom from other seasoned military wives. As an Army wife, I value the wisdom of other military wives who have gone before me, especially those who have God's heart in mind. The military life is a different culture full of pressures and challenges that are unique and need to be handled with care. I am thankful for the women who participated in this devotional for other military wives. They have paved a way for us, and if we are smart we will listen to what they and God have to say. Many blessings to you as you find God's purpose in your life as a military wife! Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to give a favorable review. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Great devotional for military couples - wives and their spouses

    I began reading Faith Deployed . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green (and contributing authors) with great expectancy. The previous devotional, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives provided many Biblical truths applicable to men as well as their wives. I was certain I would not be disappointed. I knew I was going to get a lot out of this book when I read the first devotional, Vision Check by Jocelyn Green. She talks about how David begins his many writings in the book of Psalm talking about the difficulty of his situation. However, by the end of the chapter he praises God as he knows, despite the situation and his emotions, God still reigns and is in control. He doesn't deny or discredit his situation and emotions but acknowledges that God is greater than anything he is experiencing. I have mentioned the same idea to my both my wife and father when speaking about why I have grown to love the book of Psalms. There are situations that stand out to both the military wife and the Soldier. Sarah Ball hit on one such subject in Two Are Better Than One that is consistently on my mind; redeployment. My biggest fear isn't deployment but the effect of deployment after the time away is over. How will we move forward as a family together instead of apart? How will God grow our marriage when we are used to relying on ourselves more than each other? Sarah writes, "During deployment, I became very independent. I parented our daughter, gave birth to our son, maintained the cars, mowed the lawn, and did everything on schedule." She also states "Each deployment ends with a new struggle for me to allow him back into the center of family life and the roles that God intends for him to have." I am convinced every Soldier has this same thought on his mind when he thinks of deployment. She answers the question beautifully as she reminds us of Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,12 "Two are better than one, because you have good return for your work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up . A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Sarah encourages couples to be united together in Christ. Deployment continues to be a daily word in our home. As we prepare for our deployment, we ask ourselves what God is planning to accomplish through this event in our lives. Catherine Fitzgerald reminds us all of an important reality in her devotional Finding Your Ministry. As the military sent her to various duty stations, she desired close friendships instead of sinking in the loneliness of the situation. She realized God was leading her to start a Bible study to reach out to military wives. She writes how several military wives express their inability to be involved in ministry due to children at home, their lack of ability or their deployed husbands. How easy it would be to have the same mindset. How could God even consider using me when I am in a foreign country far from my family? How could I have any impact in such circumstances? Yet Catherine reminds us that God desires us to serve. My wife and I are prayerfully asking God how He will use us when we are thousands of miles apart. Yes, I was not disappointed at all as I read through Faith Deployed Again. It is, indeed, an encouraging book for both the military wives and their spouses. Most important, it sits solidly on God's word, leading us to life in Jesus Christ. I strongly encourage couples to read this book and become encouraged to

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    Jocelyn Green has her finger on the pulse of military wives.

    "Jocelyn Green has her finger on the pulse of military wives. She has been one, and she listens and connects to the heartfelt stories of military wives. Jocelyn knows how to communicate a hope filled message to these warriors on the home front! The more Barb and I serve these heroic families, the more we realize the sacrifices they make on our behalf to protect our freedom. Read this book; buy additional copies and resource every military wife you can get it to. They will be blessed by your desire to speak life into their great hearts."
    ~Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg
    America's Family Coaches
    Authors of "6 Secrets to a Lasting Love", "Pre-Deployment Military Marriage DVD, Dilemmas and Breakthroughs"
    Internationally recognized marriage and family coaches, authors and radio hosts

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Encouragement on every page!

    "If there is anything that I have learned in the past twenty years of Christian ministry to our military and their families it is that encouragement is DNA specific. As an encourager I know that my opportunities to be used directly flow through the experiences that I hold in common with those whom I serve. It is from those very personal places where the presence of the Lord delivered me that has given credence to my words when shared with others. Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives expresses those kinds of words that emanate from the heart of Christ and flow through military wives that have experienced the ordeals that all of you hold in common. You will find a hug from Jesus on every page that will give light to an otherwise shadowy day or the strength and courage necessary to persevere when weakness threatens to sap the life essence from your soul. What you will then discover within these pages is that the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ is truly sufficient for your every need! Moreover you will find that you will have become a river of healing to those around you-transformed from encouraged to encourager."
    ~Bob Flynn, President/CEO, Christian Military Fellowship

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Hope and encouragement for the military home front

    Hope and encouragement - I can think of no greater gift to give the military home front. Faith Deployed.Again is Christian military wives and mothers.cheering, encouraging, challenging, guiding, mentoring us in our journey to know the Author of Hope, Jesus Christ, while we combat the challenges of the military lifestyle. I highly recommend this book!

    Benita Koeman
    Founder, Operation We Are Here

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