The September 11 attacks altered life in America. For most of us, this meant little more than increased patriotism and longer lines at the airport, but military families experienced deep and lasting changes. Troop deployments have become more frequent, longer, and far more dangerous.
Sadly, military wives are often forgotten. During deployments, these women function as single parents, deal with their own fears and concerns, and keep life normal for the children while keeping Daddy real to them as well.
Author Jocelyn Green, a former Coast Guard wife, compiled a series of devotions for military wives in the award-winning Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody Publishers, 2008), and now another compilation, Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives.
In Faith Deployed...Again, thirty military wives and Blue-Star moms share heartfelt, biblical advice in short devotions that can be read in snippets of time. Each devotion is beautifully written, with personal anecdotes, Scripture passages, and prayers. Even though I'm not a military wife, I was moved and convicted by many of the readings. Excellent advice is given on protecting marriages, caring for yourself, and providing stability for children.
Faith Deployed...Again would be excellent for military wives, friends or family of military wives who would like to support them better, and even for women whose husbands travel.
Jocelyn Green also has an excellent Faith Deployed Website, which provides information, resources, and an online community for military wives.
Thanks to Moody Publishers, I have two copies of Faith Deployed...Again to give away! Please leave a comment with your email address in the following format: sarah [at] sarahsundin [dot] com, so I can contact the winner. I would love for these books to go where they are needed!
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