20 Jul 2017

Summer Reading List, Post 4: The Seven Story Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain, An Autobiography of Faith By: Thomas Merton Review by: Major Lauren Hodgson “The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy

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18 Jul 2017

These Wonders

The scent of plumeria blossoms perfumes the air as I walk down the path. Camo-colored leaves overhang the path, giving it an almost tunnel-like feel. I step onto the sand

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13 Jul 2017

Summer Reading List, Post 3: Sunday, Sabbath & the Weekend

Sunday, Sabbath & the Weekend: Managing Time in a Global Culture Edited by Edward O’Flaherty and Rodney L. Peterson with Timothy A. Norton Review by: Lt. Colonel Pat LaBossiere Sabbath.

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12 Jul 2017

Steering wheel or Spare tire…

While driving, walking or even riding the train or bus one comes across so many quotes, slogans or signs. Sometimes the quotes, slogans or signs are interesting enough to give

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07 Jul 2017

Summer Reading List, Post 2: Sacred Rhythms

Sacred Rhythms By Ruth Haley Barton Review by: Major Lauren Hodgson Teaser:  We all long for more of Jesus.  He has given us all there is of Himself, but are

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07 Jul 2017

SLD Summer Reading List

Hey friends and fellow companions, My kids came home last week with their annual “Summer Reading Lists.” This prompted our family to put together baskets for the kids with some

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29 Jun 2017

Challenge by Choice

I envisioned our recent SLD Department Retreat day as “an adventure waiting to happen.” As with prior departmental retreat days, we tend to bond in nature or in some form

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08 Jun 2017

Flawless

Several years ago I decided to learn how to quilt. My instructor always emphasized two rules: – Measure twice, cut once – Sew a scant ¼” seam If you don’t

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05 Jun 2017

A Sacred Space

My daughter and I enjoy sitting on the couch and together. A few weeks ago, she got to the last page in the chapter, close to 80% blank, and she said,

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29 May 2017

The Sabbath in Today’s Salvation Army

There seem to be decades of silence as it concerns the subject of Sabbath keeping in Army publications. Articles addressing today’s non-stop lifestyle and its results on the spirit, soul and

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26 May 2017

MY SABBATH: A PERSONAL REFLECTION – Col. Janice Howard

Guests, gifts, food, conversations, love. Yes, those were the components I remember of our wedding reception, which took place almost 38 years ago. A few years later it was decided that

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24 May 2017

A Sabbath How-To (Corporate & Personal)

Sabbath must be a concentrated time where we disconnect to connect with the deep things of God. It must be ordered and focused. It is the priority in our lives not

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