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Devon is a cradle Catholic, proud Navy wife, and stay-at-home mom. She and her family currently live in Key West where she enjoys participating in their parish and squadron communities, hosting visitors, and writing.

The Prodigal Son’s Older Brother? That’s Me.

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” -Alexander Pope When I was thirteen, my parents got divorced and then, in a surprising turn ofRead more »

Jesus In A T-Shirt

I love being Christian. I love the peace that it brings. I love what the Church stands for. I love the history it holds. I love how it’sRead more »

Funerals, Their Charm, & Praying for the Dead

When I was a little girl, I loved funerals. Death meant family time, good food, and prayer. What more was there? Catholics have a specialRead more »

Home Is Where the Church Is

We are moving…again. This is my husband’s and my third cross-country move in six years as a married couple, fourth if you count me movingRead more »

Homecoming Day: The Long-Awaited Reward After a 7 Month Deployment

I tried to imagine watching everything my boys did through Ben’s eyes, and suddenly the sting of deployment washed away. God was providing.Read more »

The Flight Home

The Flight Home and the Beauty of the Kindness of Strangers

When the boys and I finally got settled into our seats on our final flight, I exhaled for what felt like the first time all day. It hadRead more »

IfDogsCouldTalk

If Dogs Could Talk

I love being alone with nature. And when I say “nature,” I mean that in the loosest of terms. With two young kids at home, getting out inRead more »

It Takes A Village

It Takes a Village

“How am I ever going to teach them enough, challenge them enough, and nurture them enough to help them grow into the well-rounded, capable,Read more »

Longing for Christmas Magic

his eyes lit up at the sight of twinkling lights, miniature houses, and a train. He let out a gasp filled with wonderment: Christmas atRead more »

How to Get Through Deployment Happy, Healthy, Holy

We recently bid my husband farewell on his second deployment after a grueling year of work ups. It’s been three years since the last timeRead more »

What Do You Do All Day?

I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Minutes after we found out we were pregnant with our first baby, Ben looked at me and said AboutRead more »

Working Through Work-Ups

“Tell me again why we’re doing this.” is what I wanted to say as my husband grabbed his last bag before giving me a kiss and heading outRead more »

I see Him, and He sees me.

One of my earliest childhood memories involves my grandparents taking me to a church very early in the morning. So early, IRead more »

Military Friendships: Bringing Me Closer to Jesus, One Duty Station at a Time

“God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle. In the company of friends, we will find strength toRead more »

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

Fast-forward five years and here I sit, 2,000 miles from home on the Gulf Coast, full-time stay-at-home mom of a busy toddler About DevonRead more »

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