07 Jan 2016

Cultivating Good Habits

When we hear the word “habit” our minds suddenly turn to the negative (smoking, overeating, nail biting, etc.), but there are certainly positive habits that, if we are diligent, can

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05 Jan 2016

FIRST: Systematic Bible Reading

January 1st is a time when I, like a multitude of other people, set goals or make resolutions for the year. I have done this for more years than I

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05 Jan 2016

FIRST: Experiences with the Spiritual Disciplines

The Spiritual Disciplines can seem intimidating. If I’ve never fasted before, should I jump straight to the 40 days wilderness thing like Jesus? Do I need to go out to

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01 Jan 2016

The Holiness Resolution

Samuel Logan Brengle (1860-1936), known as “the apostle of holiness,” was once asked for his secret of holiness, to which he replied: “Keep in the will of God, obey Him, seek

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29 Dec 2015

Start Something New in 2016

Looking for something more meaningful than the standard resolutions you tend to give up on by the 9th? Have you committed to “read my Bible more” but maybe you’re not sure

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15 Dec 2015

A Holy Weekend

Several months ago, an invitation was sent out to all soldiers of the USA Eastern Territory to attend the Holiness Institute for Soldiers with the theme of “Sanctify Us by

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10 Dec 2015

Book Review: We Hear The Angels – Ancient Prayers For Advent by JoAnn Streeter Shade

Major JoAnn Streeter Shade has done it again; she has produced a book that makes you think…dig deeper…and reflect. JoAnn masterfully taken beautiful stained-glass photos, and written prayer from a

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08 Dec 2015

What is Cultivate?

God has designed us for holistic growth. . . physically, mentally, emotionally and most definitely spiritually. If you are hungry for more of what the Lord has to do in

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20 Nov 2015

Look for the Helpers

There’s a lot going on in the world today. It’s always been that way, but my eyes are opened more to it now than they have been before. As a

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19 Nov 2015

DON’T DO IT!

Okay. I’m not holding anything back. Here’s the deal. All advice is not worth taking. Seriously. Trust me on this one. Don’t do it!   What spurred this proclamation? The

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12 Nov 2015

LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, ENCOURAGEMENT, ADVICE

  It’s been a fixture in Hamilton, Ohio, for all of my life and all of my parents’ lives, and then some. For 98 years, Tom’s Cigar Shop has been

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06 Nov 2015

He WAS the Sermon

Sunday fell the day after Halloween. Our Corps Officers were out of town for the week, and had arranged for a very competent officer couple to fill in and preach.

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