Reintegration

Reintegration

Your husband comes home from a long, exhausting 24, 48, or 72-hour shift and you must readjust to life with a partner again, after just getting the hang of things on your own. The firefighter schedule may seem easy to your friends whose husbands have 9-5 jobs,...

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We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

Have you ever walked into Church, meetings or somewhere and felt you’re supposed to hear this message?  The Shelter Foundation has been doing a group bible study and has been working in the book of James. Each week that we have met, I am overcome with the presence of...

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Can You Spot The Fake?

Can You Spot The Fake?

My first year on the job, I caught a counterfeit case. Nothing crazy, just a guy who paid at a gas station with “funny money.” He used two 50’s which at first looked decent, but even a cursory examination found them faker than fake; you could even see the serrations...

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Trashed Treasure

Trashed Treasure

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Luke 12:34 NIV Consider this: There are only so many hours in a day, There are only so many days in a year, And we only have so many years to live… The kicker of course being that our number of years, or...

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I’d Tell Him

I’d Tell Him

It’s amazing how much reflection you do while grieving. You look back and pick apart every inch of your time with that person, reflecting on the highs and lows together. I’ve often thought about what I’d say to Zack if he could come back and sit with me for a few...

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Abundant Life and Joy

Abundant Life and Joy

I met the love of my life when I was 23 years old. I can’t think of a single thing that I don’t love about him. His faith, infectious laughter, his kind heart, and his striking blue eyes had me in love very early on in our relationship. He makes me feel loved every...

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Hands Upheld

Hands Upheld

I sat in the parking lot for hours as my dear friend sobbed over her broken marriage. She was lost, hurting, confused, unsure of the future. I sat and listened and loved her. One week later, I was the one crying and pouring my heart out to her in grief as I watched my...

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Where is God on the Job?

Where is God on the Job?

On the surface, this is realistically one of the easiest questions to answer.  It’s a wiffle ball.  It’s textbook.  Whichever proverbial pun you choose, the answer will always be the same. Always. He is steadfast…on the job or off. The problem with that Sunday School...

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Identity

Identity

Through this beautiful realization, we can stand firm and confident in the fact that no matter what happens on this side of heaven, we are rooted in something far greater than anything that will pass away. We have the freedom then, as first responder wives, to know that even if God chooses to take our husbands, we still have purpose. We are chosen by Him, adopted, redeemed, lavished by grace, and unconditionally loved daughters of the King.

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