Friday, May 22, 2009

CMW Weekend Get Away

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Go to Sandy Cove Military Wives Weekend to register online!
Don't forget to check out the 50% scholarship! This means, prices start out at only $90. per person.
Child care is extra... but, well worth it!

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Schedule subject to change to better serve you!


Registration and Check In
Pools & Hot Tub Open
Gift Shop, Treasure Chest, mini golf, marina, shuffle board, Fitness Center, etc.

Chair Massages ($16)
Mary Kay Facials & Pampering
Dinner Buffet
ClubCove Program for Children
Session 1: The Song in the Storm - Victoria & Frances
Concert with Frances Drost (Children are invited)

Pools and Hot Tub open
Chair Massages ($16)
Mary Kay Services

7:00 AM
Water Aerobics with Sue Sabo
Breakfast Buffet
ClubCove Program for Children
Session 2: Struggle and Temptation - Victoria & Frances
Beverage Break
Session 3: Embracing the Military Lifestyle - Diana & Frances
Lunch Buffet

Optional Activities: (See descriptions above)
"Working Out-On Inside Things" Breakout Session by Frances Drost
Crocheted Rag-Rug Workshop ($20)
Massages ($16)
Mary Kay Facials & Pampering
Shuffle Board, Frisbee Golf, Mini Golf, Treasure Chest & Gift Shop open

Pools and Hot Tub open
Marina Rock Wall, Zipline, Big Swing
2:45 & 4:15
Ribbon Necklace Craft Workshop ($6)
Crocheted Rag-Rug Craft Workshop ($20)
Dinner Buffet
ClubCove Program for Children
Session 4: Overwhelmed-Regrets and Monotony - Victoria & Frances
Evening Snack

Pools and Hot Tub
Chair Massages ($16)
Mary Kay Services
Video TBD

8:00-10:00 AM
Chair Massages ($16)
Breakfast Buffet
Check Out of Rooms
ClubCove Program for Children

Session 4: The Battle Belongs to the Lord - Victoria & Frances
~ A love offering for Sandy Cove will be taken at this session ~
Conclusion of conference

If anyone in the North Carolina area is interested in going, we may be able to car pool or shuttle. We need to know how many are interested in attending...
Email: if you are interested in attending this great event!

Memorial Day Weekend

As we take time to have our BBQs and our get togethers this weekend, let us not forget the soldiers who died on behalf of our country. Let us remember their families, embracing them and letting them know how thankful we are also for their sacrifice.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Christian Military Wives Video

Thank you, Aprille for putting together this video! :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Spiritual Warfare And Military Families

This morning, at church - our district pastor touched base on spiritual warfare. It really has me thinking... we need to have more people praying for Christian Military Wives and the families of those who volunteer for Christian Military Wives.

Every time Christian Military Wives has an advancement, it seems like something goes wrong within our family - causing stress levels to go up.

I didn't connect everything until this morning.

Christian Military Wives now has a pro bono lawyer working for us. He is doing all of the non-profit, 501c3 paper work for us. Shortly after his efforts began, my husband began having more health issues.

Christian Military Wives then had a web development company volunteer to design a fresh, new interactive website... the day that happened - and I began praising God was the day that we found out the Army wanted me to start taking my husband back into work daily (an hour there, an hour back) just for facial accountability. This was a stress to me, because that takes about 3 hours total a day that I feel is wasted. My husband has PTSD and it is aggrivated by the military enviornment, so please pray that the transition of going back to afternoon formation will go smooth for him, as a matter of fact - it would be wonderful if God could arrange it so he can continue on with phone check-in accountability.

There have been other things that have happened to our CMW members - such as marriage problems that are on the increase, parenting challenges, etc. I think this is Satin trying to stick his big nose into things.

Here's where I am now...

I am asking for prayer - our family has been under an enormous amount of stress. Please pray that God will lift our burdens, and that we can feel at peace. It feels so good doing Gods will, and Satin has used that against us. I have tried to pray by myself, but I now realize - we need help with this problem. We need people all around to start really praying for our ministry!

Please pray:
  1. That God will protect our family as well as all CMW members from sickness and stress or any other tries Satin has up his sleeve that we may not even know about
  2. That God places a shield of angels around us, so that we can continue on with His work
I really feel like there is a huge battle going on right now at Fort Bragg and in the military community. Families are breaking every day. Satin knows that the Christian Military Wives organization is out to specifically win military families to Christ - and he's not liking it.

Please pray that Satin will stay away from our military families - that God will open up opportunities to allow Christians to shine as testaments to these families who so much need him.


Patti K.
Christian Military Wives - Founder

Friday, May 15, 2009

Prayer of Protection

Dear Lord,

I lift my loved ones up to you. I pray that you would keep us from all harm. Watch over our lives. Watch over our coming and going, both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:7,8)

Enable us to make you, the Most High, our dwelling. Be our refuge. Don't let any harm befall us, or any disaster come near our home. (Psalm 91:9,10)

Don't let us fear bad news. Make our hearts steadfast, trusting in you. (Psalm 112:7)

Spread your protection over us, Father, because we love your name and rejoice in you. Bless us and surround us with your favor as a shield. (Psalm 5:11)

Enable us to live in safety, and let no one make us afraid. (Ezekiel 34:28)

Cause all of our family members to listen to you. Make us live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm. (Proverbs 1:33)

Let no weapon formed against us be able to prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)

Send your ministering angels to protect us. (Hebrews 1:14) Send your angels to encamp around us and deliver us. (Psalm 34:7)

Be a wall of fire around us, and our glory within. (Zechariah 2:5)

Be a shield around us. Bestow glory on us, and lift up our heads. (Psalm 3:3)

May we all love you, Lord, our strength. Be our rock, fortress, deliverer, shield, stronghold, and horn of our salvation. May we take refuge in you. (Psalm 18:2)

Please keep your eyes upon us, and be attentive to our prayers. (1 Peter 3:12)

In the name of Jesus we pray,

Jessica Gerald has been an elementary school teacher for over thirty years, and is the publisher of the website

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Helping Single Soldiers at Fort Bragg (NC)

Fayetteville Cares (Fayetteville NC) is working with a family readiness group to put together gift baskets for approximately 290 single soldiers returning from Iraq. These soldiers normally come back to an "empty" barracks after the deployment. In the barracks, two soldiers share a refrigerator, microwave, and bathroom. Four rooms share a washer and dryer. Our goal is to "stock" the barrack rooms with some basic items.

We are requesting the following items:

* Fast food gift certificates
* Loafs of Bread
* Bottled Water
* Individual bags chips (variety)
* Boxes of single serve cereal
* Plastic silverware
* Laundry Soap
* Boxes of Dryer Fabric Sheets
* Welcome Home Cards/Letters

Items can be dropped off at Single Source on 2919 Breezewood Ave (Behind Taco Bell) (3rd Floor of the Forum Bldg). Drop off between NOW and End of May.

Please contact Kalli Ziegler at 910-867-2276 or if you have any questions.

Thanks for your support.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fayetteville, NC Free Class For Veterans 5/9/09

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Congressman Larry Kissell (NC-08) will host a Veterans Issues Clinic Saturday, May 9, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at his Fayetteville Congressional office located at 6257 Raeford Rd. Suite 2, Fayetteville, N.C., 28304.

The clinic will address all aspects of Veterans Affairs claims from initial filing through the appeals process and what role the Congressional office can serve in helping veterans with the process. Congressional staff will be available to work with veterans on the issues facing them.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to all the veterans who’ve so gallantly served our country. They have sacrificed so much of themselves to protect and defend the United States,” Kissell said. “This clinic is an opportunity for our office to give them the help they need.”

Craig Kabatchnick, director of Veterans Law Clinic at North Carolina Central University, will be on hand to speak about VA claims. Kabatchnick served as Appellate Attorney, Senior Appellate Attorney, and Associate Special Assistant in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel, Appellate Litigation Staff Group between 1990 and 1995.

For more information about the Veterans Issues Clinic, please contact the Fayetteville Congressional Office at 910-920-2070.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Free Scholarships For War Wounded Care Givers

As of January 1, 2009 Operation Life Transformed was awarded 5,000 scholarships for the Computer Literacy Course!

Eligibility: War wounded caregivers, to include the primary caregiver, which could be a parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle, one scholarship per family.
Active duty members, active duty military spouses, to include the National Guard and Reserves.

Jump start your career by learning on-line,
at your own pace, and in your own home.
Courses are taught in English & Spanish
Scholarships are
completely free,
[no hidden cost] and
provided by Military to Medicine and
Operation Life Transformed.
This is our way of supporting our military
families and the community.
Course Outline
Approximately 70 hours,
self-paced and online
Unit 1-Hardware
Unit 2- Operating Systems
Unit 3-Network
Unit 4-The Internet
Unit 5-Desktop Publishing
Unit 6-Spreadsheets
Unit 7-Databases
Unit 8-Presentations
Unit 9-Web Design

Helping educate today's military spouses, transitioning
veterans, veterans, and war wounded caregivers for tomorrow's workforce.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit us online at . Fill out our application and forward all paperwork to

Visit Operation Life Transformed!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Shelly Won Our April Contest!

Congradulations to Shelly, she is our April Message Board Contest Winner! She won a $5 gift card to Starbucks!