Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pancakes For Soldiers, McKinney TX

Operation Once in a Lifetime would like to invite you and your family to a charity breakfast benefiting U.S. Soldiers and their families on Saturday December 6th from 8 am to 10 pm.

The goal of this breakfast is to raise money to help soldiers get home for the holidays. $10.00 gets you an all you can eat breakfast; pancakes, sausage, bacon and unlimited drinks.

Come meet soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood Texas and Soldiers from the U.S. Air Force. Operation Once in a Lifetime will also be collecting toys for soldiers children and Linen (pillows and sheets) for soldiers returning from Iraq in January from the 4th Infantry Division.

Location: Applebees in McKinney, Texas

1820 W University Dr
McKinney, TX 75069

CONTACT INFO Patrick Sowers 254-289-3057


CMW December Newsletter

Please be sure to check your inbox for the Christian Military Wives newsletter!

Resources For Vets & Their Families


Recent studies tell us that nearly a third of veterans who seek care through Veterans Administration (VA) health centers receive mental health diagnoses. With more and more soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health concerns, NAMI recognizes the need for increased services for veterans and their families. With our Veterans Resources Center, we have attempted to consolidate the most useful online resources. Whether you are looking for information on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, mental illness, or how to obtain Veterans Administration (VA) benefits, we have tried to provide an extensive list of sites online where you can find that information.

Monday, November 24, 2008

CMW News...

I hope you enjoy the look of the main site. I have been trying to clean it up a little. :)

Our newsletter will be coming out in less than a week. If you have news you would like to submit, please do so ASAP: info@christianmilitarywives.com

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Military RideShare

This is a fantastic idea! Former US Marine, Jennifer M started a website to revolutionize the way service members travel home for long weekends/leave/base transfers/etc. This free site allows them to log on and find other military members who are traveling in the same direction so they can ride together and save some green.

Check out Military RideShare HERE.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Secret Service Christmas Elves

Looking for Christmas Elves who want to do good deeds for someone this holiday season.

Please email info@christianmilitarywives.com if you would like to help a military family this holiday season.

Christmas Elves work undercover... we work in secret - we are now recruiting... One great way to send a military the gift of food is going to Commissaries.Com

You may order a gift certificate online or via phone - you may also make your donation anonymous.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thank You, Sears

Sears has chosen military families from all over the United States to receive a gift card from their store.

Families may receive up to $500 this Christmas, depending on the amount donors give.

Please go to Sears Wish List for more information.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Earn The Presidential Award, Through Christian Military Wives

Please be sure to check this out if you would like to volunteer for our organization. Christian Military Wives has partnered with the White House in giving out the Presidential Award.

CLICK HERE to learn more...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Letter From Bob Dees, Major General, US ARMY Retired

Dear Friends,

Please join us at Military Ministry in honoring those who have and will serve so faithfully in our nation's military uniforms. In reality, where would we be without them? What if our great Veterans had not been at Valley Forge, or Iwo Jima, or the Bulge? Or what if they decided that it was too windy and wet on 6 June 1944... too uncomfortable to unhinge an entire continent from the domination of an evil empire? Fortunately, we do not have to ask that question. Our Veterans were there - they showed up - every time we have needed them. Yes, where would we be without them? - We would not be the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. In fact, America is the Land of the Free because of the Brave... those brave Veterans of past, present, and prayerfully the future who lay it all down on our behalf as a free nation.

Apart from the challenges of national economic, political, and cultural landscapes; there is one other national challenge that must not be delegated to the sidelines of our hearts and energies at this time in our nation's history. Our troops and their families desperately need us, more than ever before. As the "exoderm" of our country, they are wounded, bruised, cut on our behalf... and many bleed, die, or return with the hidden wounds of war that strike to their very heart, soul, mind, and spirit. The government is working this hard, but they do not have the capacity or the appropriate spiritual focus to truly address these hidden wounds. Without mobilizing communities and churches across America to address the impacts of combat trauma and particularly Post Traumatic Stress, we simply will break trust with those great military servants who have put it on the line for us. Said another way, the nation who fails to heal the wounds of war is at great peril.

Now that the 2008 national elections are history, let me ask you to cast one more vote.

* VOTE for our troops and their families, for spiritual nurture to guard, guide, and sustain them in the challenging days ahead. They desperately need continued strength, courage, and resilience.
* VOTE to help Military Ministry provide Faith in the Foxhole and Hope on the Home Front for our nation's military and their families.
* VOTE that our "Bridges to Healing" ministry will equip thousands of churches across America to reach combat trauma sufferers and their families with the healing power of God.

Our "time such as this" opportunity is to spiritually strengthen our military and impact our entire nation. Military Ministry needs your prayer support, your physical assistance, and your financial help. We need your VOTE. Our troops and their families will be glad you did!

Bob Dees
Major General, US Army, Retired
Executive Director, CCCI Military Ministry

1-800-444-6006, Ext 7210
202-468-9208 (cell)

To the ENDS of the EARTH!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Military Wives, Staying Strong

It's the beginning of the month, you know what that means! New great blog content! Check out our new blogs for this month...

Please visit our Staying Strong blog for great verses on how to have faith in stressful times...

Take the Tithe Test on our Financial Blog...

Learn to pace your housework on our Housekeeping Blog...

Is your marriage on shaky ground? Strengthen your marriage, read the Marriage Relationship Blog...

What you say and do, does impact your children... read our Raising Christian Military Kids Blog...

United Way Of San Antonio, TX Offers Help To Military Families


Combat service in Afghanistan and Iraq is producing critical and unique issues for a new generation of active-duty Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Reservists, Texas National Guard members, veterans, and their families.

With an extensive database at their fingertips, United Way 2-1-1 Military Call Specialists help military service members and their loved ones achieve stable and productive lives before, during and after deployment.

• Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week

• Provides referrals for health and human care services for OEF/OIF military members and their families

- continuously updated with new services
- contains federal, state, county, city services
- private, nonprofit and faith-based services
- contains OEF/OIF specific services

Please visit
the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County website, HERE.

Military Spouse Career Advancement

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program (CAA) is giving up to $6,000 for education, training, credentialing and licensing programs to all eligible military spouses at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base.

This is an incredible opportunity to finally get the training and education you need to break into a career that you really love.
Apply for CAA Now.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Christian Military Wives is now featured on the 100 Best Military Resources blog... this blog really does have great resources for military families.