Monday, August 31, 2009


My brother, Zachary, deployed last Tuesday for 90 days. This will be his 3rd deployment and I have to tell you that it is never an easy day when he leaves. I got up Tuesday morning and I was doing my normal routine when I sat down in the chair with my coffee to do my devotion only to discover that the devotion book I was using was upstairs. I thought well I will just grab another book off the shelf to read this morning. When I opened up the book and turned to August 25 this is the verse I read "He goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him."-Psalm 126:6. The devotion went on to tell about a lady that had accepted the call to go to the mission field and even though she knew it was God's will she said that she cried a lot leaving her family behind. She said that even at 2 years of serving there are days when she weeps, but she knows at the end of day joy will follow. I put the book in the bag and I carried it with me all day. When Zack called to talk to me before he boarded I read it to him and I shared it with my mom too. I tell you in our time of need he is so FAITHFUL!! Zack arrived safely in Afghanistan at the end of last week. I have talked to him one time and he seems to be doing well. I ask that you please pray for his safety and peace. Also, please keep my family and his wife, Alex, in your prayers. I am so thankful for all those that are willing to go defend our freedom so I can sit at home each morning and have my quiet time in peace. If you have a solider out there please let me know so I can pray for them as well.


  1. Praying for your brother and his safety!! May God be with you, your sister in law, and your family. He will provide you with encouragement and peace through this deployment!

  2. Yes, this definitely made me tear up this morning!!

  3. Thinking of Zack often and you too. I admire your steadfastness. Love you too!