07 Nov 2017

Confronting Our Nothingness

(an excerpt from The Way of the Heart, by Henri Nouwen) In order to understand the meaning of solitude, we must first unmask the ways in which the idea of

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02 Nov 2017

Holiness Institute Teaching Video Series – Part 4

The 2017 Holiness Institute for Soldiers took place on September 21-24 and for the first time, we would like to share some of the teaching.  Over the next few weeks,

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01 Nov 2017

What does an extrovert know about silence and solitude?

When I first started out in ministry someone shared the concept of silence and solitude with me as a spiritual discipline. I was both frightened and dreading it as if

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26 Oct 2017

Holiness Institute Teaching Video Series – Part 3

The 2017 Holiness Institute for Soldiers took place on September 21-24 and for the first time, we would like to share some of the teaching.  Over the next few weeks,

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24 Oct 2017

Our Restless Hearts

At most of our Spiritual Life Development retreats, we will use liturgies that we’ve created as a means to guide our prayer time. These liturgies serve several purposes. They expose

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19 Oct 2017

Holiness Institute Teaching Video Series – Part 2

The 2017 Holiness Institute for Soldiers took place on September 21-24 and for the first time, we would like to share some of the teaching.  Over the next few weeks,

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17 Oct 2017

Alone Together

Silence and solitude is a powerful thing. When one is able to truly center down and wait on and listen to the Holy Spirit’s speaking it brings an intimacy with

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12 Oct 2017

Holiness Institute Teaching Video Series – Part 1

The 2017 Holiness Institute for Soldiers took place on September 21-24 and for the first time, we would like to share some of the teaching.  Over the next few weeks,

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10 Oct 2017

The Still Axis

Have you ever had a moment while watching the morning news when you just become overwhelmed by all that is going on in the world? Earthquakes, monstrous storms, terrorist actions

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06 Oct 2017

2 Testimonies: A Look Back on the 2017 Holiness Institute

A Reflection by Celeste Pagan Looking back on this weekend’s privilege to attend the Salvation Army’s Holiness Institute for Soldiers, it was a time of spiritual cleansing for me. One

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03 Oct 2017

Beautiful Questions On Silence, Solitude & Community

In a quiet corner of Camp Allegheny, nature’s song accompanied by occasional cars, is joining different sounds from below the hill, arising from our Western Pennsylvania family, enjoying a late

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01 Oct 2017

Reflective Retreats for Officers

As a resource to the officers of the USA Eastern Territory, the Spiritual Life Development Department has been conducting Reflective Retreats for Officers. These retreats are contemplative and reflective in nature with concerted

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