20 Jun 2019

Through the Eyes of a Child

One of the delightful roles in my life these days is Pre-K Sunday School Teacher. Every Sunday I have the privilege of teaching a gaggle of full-of-life kiddos between the ages

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30 May 2019

Beautiful Retreat

Belle Haven Marina, The Potomac River Alexandria, Virginia April 8, 2019 The first paddle of the season. No hurry. Time alone with Jesus. Breathing in His grace. Breathing out distractions.

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07 May 2019

Cultivate Continues

CULTIVATE, a Spiritual Life Development (SLD) course of the Eastern Territory, is entering its 6th cohort. The desire and need for going deeper with God are evident as this spiritual

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25 Apr 2019

Fasting Series Wrap Up

For the last several months, the SLD Department has posted blogs on the topic of fasting. We’ve heard from various people around the territory (officers and soldiers and a cadet).

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12 Apr 2019

My Absolute Fast – A Fasting Experience with Cadet Shawn Williams

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in an absolute fast.  This is the kind of fast in which you don’t eat anything and just drink water for a given

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05 Apr 2019

Why John Wesley Matters For Salvationists?

John Wesley’s life and his teaching on holiness have significantly influenced the Christian church in general and The Salvation Army in particular. Based on this premise, the inquiry of “why

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03 Apr 2019

Confessions of a Non-Faster

I don’t fast. I know I am missing out on what many consider a vital part of their relationship with the Lord and a critical component of their prayer life.

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28 Mar 2019

Hungry For Justice

Today fasting in Christianity is seen as a process to pursue personal spirituality. But is that the whole picture? The biblical way to God is not just about God Himself

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22 Mar 2019

Feasting in God’s Presence: When God is Enough

“Some have exalted religious fasting beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have utterly ignored it.”[i] John Wesley hits the head on the nail, pointing out the imbalance in which

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20 Mar 2019

Hearing from God – A Fasting Experience with Katie Perrett

I was offered the opportunity to join a 21-day fast from YouVersion, Bible app. This plan was sold to me as setting apart these three weeks to seek God on

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14 Mar 2019

Fasting: Broadening the Definition

In my study of fasting I came across this thought-provoking article by Catherine Marshall (journalist and author – 1914-1983) concerning a form of fasting that we all should consider.  I

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12 Mar 2019

40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole – A Book Review

What if God called you to practice an uncommon and uncomfortable abandon to the world’s illusions, and instead embrace the Kingdom’s realities by journeying through a 40- day fasting experience? “40

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