Political Apathy & Personal Convictions

Posted by Hallee on Nov 5, 2012 in Life

I have also discovered that the closer I got to God, the less either political party’s platform appealed to me. And the more I realized that “the church” – as in the body of God as a whole – has completely abdicated all responsibility for the directions from Christ to the government. I’m more interested in the church taking back those ordained responsibilities than I am in supporting a government of human agendas driven by greed.

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Hallee on the Issues: Government Spending & the Federal Debt/Deficit

Posted by Hallee on Nov 9, 2011 in Christian Faith, Life, missions, Stewardship

I have a fiscally conservative perspective when it comes to things like government spending. Our government spends WAY too much money. If you want to see some of the mind-boggling appropriations, a good source is Citizens Against Government Waste. They break down how much money went to what, and which Representative is responsible for the bill to enact the spending. Spend some time there and you’ll see what is called “pork” – excessive government use of taxpayer dollars.


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Hallee on the Issues: The War on Terror

Posted by Hallee on Nov 8, 2011 in Life

In 2002, you would have been hard pressed to find a more patriotic American than me. I was a newlywed, the wife of a Special Forces soldier who was fighting the War on Terror on the front lines, and I was a huge advocate for our presence in Iraq. The partisan political buzz didn’t dissuade my opinions (and in hindsight, I don’t believe I was wrong) about aggressively battling terrorists on their home turfs.


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Hallee on the Issues

Posted by Hallee on Nov 6, 2011 in Life

With it being the second week of November, and Tuesday being election day in the United States, I thought I’d do a series of posts on my opinions on “the issues” that face Americans today. Then I discarded the idea, because I barely have time to get recipe posts up the way I like. But, when I was brainstorming for posts ideas, a friend on Facebook asked me to write a post on the Iraq War. It brought back my idea to do a series of “Issues” posts.


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A Volunteer Force

Posted by Hallee on Sep 11, 2011 in Family, Life

Think about this for a moment: Every single person in today’s military is a volunteer. And every single person there has either joined or extended their contract during war time. We are coming up on the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9-11, and we have been at war for almost ten years.


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Giveaway: Pizza Party!

Posted by Hallee on Jan 29, 2011 in Blog Stuff, Giveaways

Welcome to our February giveaway!

To wrap up our week-long pizza party, we are giving away this pizza stone, pizza peel, and pizza cutter (which is apparently officially called a pizza wheel)!


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Surviving Separation: 6 Days From Today

Posted by Hallee on Jan 4, 2011 in Holy matrimony, Life, Love, Marriage, Romance, Surviving separation

This is a picture Gregg took a couple of months ago from a hotel patio in Kuwait. A week ago, he received instructions to attend a week-long class there again. He said to me, “It would be cool if you could come.”


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What Veterans’ Day Means to Me

Posted by Hallee on Nov 11, 2010 in Life

The valor and sacrifice of all Veterans can never be honored enough. I am so very proud of every one of you, and I pray daily for those of you currently serving. I hope you will accept my humble thanks.


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Posted by Hallee on Sep 30, 2010 in Life

Before you read any further, understand that I am a patriot, and I love my country.  I am an Army brat whose father served until retirement, attaining the highest enlisted rank he could attain in the military.  My father-in-law is a retired Army officer who, after retirement, continued to work as a civilian on Ft. […]




A Prayer by a Founding Father

Posted by Hallee on Jul 4, 2010 in Christian Faith, Life, Prayer

George Washington wrote a letter to the governors of the 13 states on the occasion of his retirement from the command of the Continental Army and his removal from public life. In the letter, Washington said that he wanted the governors to convey his words to their legislatures and that he hoped it would be regarded as coming from someone who always wished to be useful to his country, and who, in the shade of retirement, would not fail to “implore divine benediction upon it.”

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