07 Nov 2019

Not Going Home

John MacArthur, a prominent evangelical pastor, caused controversy when he weighed in on whether the Southern Baptist Convention should allow women preachers and said that Beth Moore, an evangelist and

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30 Oct 2019

The Believer and Hardships

I have been around long enough to remember the ground-breaking invention of Teflon.  It is a layer of resin that is baked onto cookware to help keep food from sticking

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16 Oct 2019

Testimonial Report for 2019 Holiness Institute

“Rebecca, would you like to attend the Holiness Institute?” When my corps officers first asked me, it was met with a resounding and exaggerated no! I have so many responsibilities

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11 Oct 2019

Book Review: The Eternal Current, by Aaron Neiquist

The Eternal Current: How a Practice-Based Faith Can Save Us from Drowning – Aaron Niequist   Every church and religion have its faith traditions that are sacred.  Imagine if we embraced

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24 Jul 2019

The Two Unhealthy, Even Dangerous Misconceptions of The Christian Life and Holiness: PART 1

In my spiritual journey as a child of God, I see there are two particular perceptions against the biblical principle of holiness should be considered as the unhealthy, even dangerous

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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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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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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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