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On War and Weariness by Molly Huggins

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Molly Huggins 7 Comments

I have a confession to make.

I am weary of war.

I feel vaguely traitorous to my fellow military wives in spilling my fatigue. But oh I am tired.

Our snapshot of Army life falls somewhere in the middle on the hardship scale.

Seven and a half years together. Three lived apart. Four pregnancies. Two miscarriages. The combat loss of a dear friend. Four deployments. One year apart from my sweet baby girl.  New deployments looming.

You can read more of the beginning of our story at

All The Grace Between

My great-great-great grandfather was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Recently, a stack of letters written by him to his family was found in a dusty attic in North Carolina.

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Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America (Interview)

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk 4 Comments

Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America
2012 Non-Fiction
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The historical and personal significance of Eradicate is profound.  With thorough research as its foundation, David Fiorazo does an excellent job depicting the exact timeline of the moral, social, spiritual, and political decay in America.  I couldn’t put this book down.  I was enlightened, convicted, and moved to actively defend the moral fabric of our society.  Here is my interview with the author David Fiorazo, as he shares his thoughts on the history of America and what we need to do to make a difference. This is a must read before anyone votes in the upcoming 2012 Presidential election.  If you are looking to get informed, this is the one book for you.
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Where Freedom was Found

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

Freedom.  Promised, they did Lord, when we set sail from the tired shores of England.  Freedom from the monarchial ruling of King James, and his fractured beliefs tainted in part by the Roman church, and in part by his love of self rule.  It’ s a cold and brutal 1620 in November.  You are with us Lord.  You must be. We are still here.

While the seas ravaged our splintering cargo boat for days on end, my sickness fell not from the forceful swell of waves, but from the birth of my second child, Oceanus.  A son without country, a birthplace between two worlds: the Old and the New.  May the Lord grant you wisdom Oceanus, to lead a different life my child, one in which is not tainted of falsehoods conjured by men hungry for power and position, but by a life structured by the hands of God himself.

You know our greatest desire Lord was to separate from the Church of England and worship You in a pure and honest way.  The turbulent oppression by those in rank was stronger than this forceful gale that now beckons us to our death.  We would take these frigid winds and biting sleet if it meant living in your presence only.  Here we are, the only way out, this passageway aboard the Mayflower.  It is unfit for life, created for the rank and smell of wine and cargo. But cargo we must be if we are to see a new day.  Cargo we will be if that is your will. (more…)