Army Bound


Well we are approaching Tim’s ship out date for the Army rather quickly.  So many people are asking us how we are doing but the common thing I am seeing as they ask is a general concerned look in their eyes or their voice.  I believe they expect us, especially me, to be an emotional mess.  So I answer their question, and as I do, I sense they are  surprised by my answer and some I sense they don’t even believe me as I tell them how excited and eager we both are.  Many of you don’t know this but Tim mentioned the military to me 3 years ago while I was pregnant with our son Shia.  We have been pondering, praying and doing some fasting together for clarity since then.  Tim has also done many hours of research regarding the military since it was placed on his heart to do so 3 years ago.  God finally gave Tim direction and wisdom a few months ago and opened a door to the US ARMY for our family.  So you can imagine after 3 years of waiting for God’s perfect timing….who wouldn’t be excited and eager to get started.

The greatest thing God has given us with this opportunity is a peace that surpasses all understanding.  Philippians 4:7  This is how we are certain this path is of God.  Only He could give us this kind of peace to walk this path but it takes Tim and I trusting in Him fully.

But here are some other amazing things He is providing for us through the US ARMY:

  • Opportunities for us to grow in our faith and trust in God
  • 100% paid Health Benefits
  • A separation allowance each month while Tim and I are apart
  • A housing allowance each month
  • Steady income….who wouldn’t want this during these hard economic times
  • Education Benefits
  • Discounts, Discounts and more Discounts
  • Amazing promotional/advancement opportunities for Tim…he has already received one promotion and he isn’t even in active duty yet 🙂
  • Opportunities to see the world together as a family
  • Amazing physical and mental training that will leave Tim better able to focus, plan, react and work as a team player…who wouldn’t want that in a husband 🙂

So God has truly blessed us with this amazing opportunity and for that we are eager and excited on so many levels.  The only down fall of the Army is us being separated for a short time during training and any future deployments.  BUT, when you pray and seek after God for direction…just like we have…then you would know with confidence…just like we do…and you could trust God fully…just like we are…that this is the best path for yourself.

I know that not everyone could do what we are called to do nor should they but Tim has desired this path for a long time.  The military was placed on his heart as a child and it has never left him.  He began praying deeply about it 3 years ago and NOW, here we are.   Tim will finally be matching his passion (to serve and protect) with his paycheck and as his wife, I couldn’t be more thrilled for him.  I am so proud of him and I give him my 100% support.

There is nothing like having a sense of purpose and living out your dreams and thanks to God and the US ARMY, Tim is finally getting to do this.

Tim and I are so eager to share our excitement with others about this awesome opportunity God has placed before us.  Have you ever thought about joining the US ARMY?  Do you have questions regarding it?  Do you know someone that might benefit from this opportunity?  If so please let us know.  You can email me directly at  We will be happy to answer what we can and what we can’t, then we will put you in touch with some amazing people that can.

Thanks for your support and prayers.

Be Love, Give Love, Abby

About the Author


Abby Lewis has a degree in Health and Wellness and her massage therapy license. She is the author of Living Still and producer of A Breath~in Stillness. Her life’s work is to passionately encourage others to experience transformation of spirit, mind and body by learning to practice “living still.”


  1. Christi

    I am so happy for your family and so proud of Tim for serving our country. We are here any time you need anything while he is gone. We love you girl. Great post.

    • Abby

      You are so sweet. Thanks for engaging in the post and for your support and prayers as we venture into this new chapter of our lives. Be Blessed my Friend.

  2. Holly

    What a beautiful story of God’s faithfulness and a marriage built on solid ground! Nonetheless, prayers for physical , emotional and spiritual protection! Ps. 91:1-3;Jn.4:18

    • Abby

      Thank you so much for your prayers. They are much appreciated. Be Blessed!

  3. Jan

    You never cease to amaze me sweet friend. I’m so proud of you and Tim and your never ending desire to follow God’s lead. Phil 4:13