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Best new books for military spouses ~ 2019
My three children have endured three long deployments without their daddy. Supporting military kids is very real to me. Our family has benefited from those who have it on their heart to reach out to military kids with good quality books. Contrary to what many believe, there are MANY books for military kids (LINK to my lists). And now I am delighted to highlight some NEW military children books!
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The Bible says Christ has come to set the captives free. In the military, we understand the fight for freedom from a unique perspective. There’s a battle for liberty in the spiritual realm of life as well as the physical. As women in uniform or women in military families, we also understand the snares and pitfalls that pervade our daily lives--stress, worry, insecurity, and self-sufficiency vs. God-dependency. This six-week Bible study of Galatians 5 will empower you to identify and overcome areas of struggle we all face. In Christ, we are free. . . * From false ideas * Free from spiritual striving * Free from spiritual uncertainty *Free from guilt and shame. Better yet, in Christ, we are free to love others, follow God’s Spirit, and grow in faith! Whether you are a seasoned Bible veteran or a new recruit to God’s Word, you will learn fresh concepts and God’s good plans for you to live in spiritual freedom. With lessons and examples applied to military life, Beyond Brave will show you how to stand firm on God’s truth, even in the challenges of military experience. Go beyond the battles you face today and be brave in the good fight of faith.
Planting Roots is committed to creating resources that point women around the globe to Christ so they can plant roots of faith to thrive in military life.
Additional Bible Studies for the military are found HERE
Beyond Brave: Faith to Stand Firm in Military Life
A six-week Bible study on Galatians 5
Best new books for military children ~ 2019
Author: Patricia A. Campbell, M.Div., M.S.
Young Tiba the elephant has a lot of emotions and isn't always sure what do with them, especially when those emotions are related to loss. One day, Tiba loses a favorite hat--a reminder of a friend who moved away. Tiba becomes upset and has trouble thinking clearly. It feels like there's a whole bee's nest inside Tiba's chest. This is grief, and it happens often.
When Tiba experiences failure at school, the same negative emotions intrude. Tiba wallows in anger and sadness, but there are ways to heal even the deepest emotional wounds. It's important for young elephants to talk about their emotions and learn from loss. Sometimes, it's helpful to just look at pictures of the ones we miss--but always be open to healing.
Today, young people experience incredible pressure brought about by multiple losses in their lives and around them. More than ever, they need guidance in creating a language to express themselves and begin to cope in healthy ways. Adults also need direction in guiding youth. Sometimes It Takes an Elephant is a unique guide that allows adults to engage children about grief in an entertaining, playful way. Together, parents and children can learn to express difficult emotions and ask difficult questions.
View the entire list of books for military kids experiencing loss HERE
Sometimes It Takes an Elephant
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Whether you are a uniformed woman or a family member, military life can be challenging. Are you weary? Do you feel stuck? Does the noise of life or the pace of your military journey feel daunting? Perhaps you’re managing moment by moment, dreaming about the day or the place you’ll finally feel free from your burdens and free to live the life you always imagined. We have good news for you. Someday is today. Your promised land is exactly where you are right now. God’s promise of freedom for the believer is not conditional, nor is it an unattainable goal to which we persevere. Freedom is the abundant life graciously awarded to each of us every day, in every moment of every day.
Free to Be Brave features moments with God written by military women for military women. Like you, we juggle life on the move paired with the every day challenges of military life. Join us for daily devotions designed to remind you of God’s promise of freedom from weariness, fear, conflict and guilt. Discover the blessings when we live in Christ’s freedom to be brave, authentic, grateful, and expectant. Together let’s embrace our freedom and enjoy this military life!
Additional devotionals for military families are found HERE
Free to Be Brave: Moments with God for Military Life
Author: Rachel Robertson
This popular journal guides military spouses, fiancées, partners, or special friends through the emotional journey of a loved one s deployment, from getting ready to homecoming. Offers encouragement and perspective, with plenty of blank pages for personal creative expression.
The beautiful botanical design of this third edition evokes thoughts of growth, hopefulness, and progress through the days of deployment. Sewn teal-blue hardcover with yellow ribbon.
New and enhanced features include:
- Log to record special moments
Additional military deployment journals are found HERE
Deployment Journal for Spouses (3rd Edition)
Author: Tyler Benson
The Chicago to Mackinac Island sailboat race has entered the final mile of their 333 mile journey, but they're in trouble. An overnight weather shift is causing high gusts and huge waves. More than 350 sailboats are trying to make it to the finish line in the Round Island Passage. The Coast Guard is on high alert, but Onyx's puppies, Search and Rescue, are rambunctious and creating a distraction on the response boat. The puppies are still in training and haven't learned to stay calm and listen to commands like Onyx does. But when the crew needs assistance locating and rescuing the drifting sailor, Search and Rescue prove that they can truly live up to their names.
View the entire list of children's books about the U.S. Coast Guard HERE
The Adventures of Onyx and the Race to Mackinac