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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

by: Devon WattamWhen I was a little girl, I loved funerals. Death meant family time, good food, and prayer. What more was there? CatholicsRead 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

by: Devon WattamI tried to imagine watching everything my boys did through Ben’s eyes, and suddenly the sting of deployment washed away.Read more »

The Flight Home

The Flight Home and the Beauty of the Kindness of Strangers

by: Devon WattamWhen the boys and I finally got settled into our seats on our final flight, I exhaled for what felt like the first timeRead more »

IfDogsCouldTalk

If Dogs Could Talk

by: Devon WattamI love being alone with nature. And when I say “nature,” I mean that in the loosest of terms. With two young kids at home,Read more »

It Takes A Village

It Takes a Village

by: Devon Wattam“How am I ever going to teach them enough, challenge them enough, and nurture them enough to help them grow into theRead more »

Longing for Christmas Magic

by: Devon Wattamhis eyes lit up at the sight of twinkling lights, miniature houses, and a train. He let out a gasp filled with wonderment:Read 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?

by: Devon WattamI never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Minutes after we found out we were pregnant with our first baby, Ben looked at meRead 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

by: Devon WattamFast-forward five years and here I sit, 2,000 miles from home on the Gulf Coast, full-time stay-at-home mom of a busyRead more »

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