01 Nov 2017

Beyond the *mercy seat

*A designated place of prayer in the front of a chapel, often a plain bench with a cushion for kneeling, also known as ‘the penitent form’ or ‘the altar.’ Great

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01 Nov 2017

The Lord’s Work

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. — Colossians 3:23 Surgeons will tell you that after every medical

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01 Nov 2017

The cursebreakers

Osvaldo & Iliana — life after addiction For years, substance abuse had scarred the lives of Iliana and Osvaldo “Ozzie” Rivera. Now, as soldiers in The Salvation Army, they talk

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01 Oct 2017

Acts of gratitude

Soldier Elizabeth Sooja Kim of South Korea was raised as a Presbyterian. Her husband, John Joung-Seek Kim, was raised Catholic. When they arrived in the United States, they attended a

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01 Oct 2017

Making the Climb

Seniors around The Salvation Army’s Eastern Territory are finding new ways to ‘zip’ into retirement.   Hurray for Hollywood! With the Poconos as a picturesque backdrop, seniors looking for some

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01 Oct 2017

‘God, give me more time!’

Inson Reasoner Chong’s life could easily be a segment on CBS TV’s “60 Minutes.” Born in South Korea into a Christian family, she married a U.S. soldier who was a

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02 Sep 2017

Finding a Way Out

Combating human trafficking The official Salvation Army statement on human trafficking: The Salvation Army is deeply committed to the modern–day fight against human trafficking (for sexual and labor purposes) and

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02 Sep 2017

A drink from The Well

It was Jenny’s idea. “No one who comes to The Well* should have to drink from a paper cup,” she said. “It’s so temporary. So disposable. So impersonal. No. Every

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02 Sep 2017

Does anyone care?

“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.” — Bishop Desmond Tutu It all started so innocently for

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06 Jul 2017

Why *Discipleship can’t wait

Do you know that the Greek verb for “make disciples,” matheteusate, is used only once in the New Testament? What makes the concept important, however, is the strategic place it

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06 Jul 2017

Driven to Change

Unlike most people, Doug Hughes actually considers being stopped by the police a kind of blessing. A year ago in Canton, Ohio, an officer pulled Hughes over and charged him

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02 Jun 2017

What God Makes Perfect

On a warm Sunday afternoon in early July 2015, Major Doris Gonzalez sat in her car in Hazleton, Pa., outside the corps building. She reflected on her new appointment and

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