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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.

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 »