I found yet another online decorating magazine. This one goes by the name Adore and hails from Australia. Click on the cover which will take you to the magazine site. Choose ‘read’ and the magazine pages will open. Enjoy the view!




We’ve lived in a variety of homes while my husband has served in the military. The best ever was our first house at Ft. Benning. I still remember the address: 101 Madden Avenue. It was lovely. It had great character and good bones—a maid’s quarters (from back in the day), basement, wood floors, charming built in cabinets throughout, a glass enclosed lanai type side room. The Army had me at ‘hello’ when they let us live in this place?

“White Elephant” Ft. Benning, Georgia by Diane Osborne. Diane specializes in artistic architectural designs of buildings, old home places, current homes, churches, etc. You can find out more about her lovely art or commission a piece of work by Diane at: www.artbydiane.net

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As cliché` as it sounds, the Army has taught me that ‘home’ is not a house. Home is the people with whom you build a life. I’ve built a life with wonderful people. I am grateful for the family God has given me. They are what have made every place the Army has sent us…home.

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Here’s a little presentation I put together last week to show at my husband’s retirement ceremony.  It’s impossible to condense 28 years of living into 3 minutes and 16 seconds, but leave it to me to try. Click the link below to check it out:

Home is Where the Army Sends You.

“When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.” ~Thornton Wilder

I have enjoyed every place I have lived as a military spouse. The making of a house into a HOME has always been a fun challenge and moving has always been an adventure. Last year when we moved to Atlanta I was so disappointed to not be able to live on the military installation of Ft. McPherson. Not only were there lovely historic homes, but I longed for the ‘community’ that always results with life on an Army post.
After the disappointing news that there were no quarters available to us on the grounds of Ft. Mc, we regrouped and began looking for another place to live. We found ourselves exploring the lovely village of Vinings. I didn’t even know there was a ‘village of Vinings’ in Atlanta, but I knew I was home when I spotted this sign:

A "sign" that this would be home!

I am kidding…kind of. We did end up living in this neighborhood, right off these roads:

Signs of home

This is a little tongue in cheek, even if my theology does allow me to believe God provides some ’signs’ along the way to guide me where he wants me to go. The greatest ’sign’ I have to know he will continue to guide me in this time of transition is the knowledge of his great love for me. Scripture provides multitudes of promises that he will lead and guide as I entrust my life to him.
Here are just some examples of true ’signs’ to follow in times of transition:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
The intentions of the heart belong to a man, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord. All the ways of a person seem right in his own opinion, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established. The Lord works everything for its own ends–even the wicked for the day of disaster. ~Proverbs 16:1-4
A person plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps. ~Proverbs 16:9
The Lord shows his faithful followers the way they should live. ~Psalm 25:12

What are some scriptures that have directed you in times of transition?

©Brenda Pace, 2010

I’m headed home tomorrow. It’s been a wonderful trip and season of travel and ministry, but I am eager to be home. I’m eager to discover what life’s next leg of the journey brings. Lots of changes around the corner!

“There is nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” ~Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

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