02 Dec 2017

Another Set of ‘officers’

If the walls at the Hilltop Corps in Columbus, Ohio, could talk, they would have nothing on 76–year old Patricia Sexton. “I was brought here when I was two weeks

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02 Dec 2017

The ‘small signs’ of God’s Presence

Henri J.M. Nouwen writes, “I keep expecting loud and impressive events to convince me and others of God’s saving power … Our temptation is to be distracted by them …

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02 Dec 2017

Making Christmas Memories

Christmas lights. Turkey dinners. Family. It was the Christmas season, but I felt lost. Patty and I had taken the year off for sick leave. We didn’t have the usual

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02 Dec 2017

Yuletide Stories from Kentucky to New York

Finding a Church Home When Lisa Tryon applied for Christmas assistance from the Salvation Army in Oswego, N.Y., last year, she was well aware that the Army is a church.

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02 Dec 2017

Lessons from the Kettles

For more than four decades, Roxie Brought has attended the Salvation Army’s York Citadel Corps in York, Pa. In 1995, she became the corps kettle coordinator. The 2017 kettle season

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02 Dec 2017

Driven to Help

The Amish don’t drive cars, but they sure know how to make sturdy high-end furniture. Don and Loretta Shaver, soldiers at The Salvation Army in Punxsutawney, Pa., have formed a

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01 Nov 2017

Will Power

  “Some men’s ambition is art. Some men’s ambition is fame. Some men’s ambition is gold. My ambition is the souls of men.” — William Booth— The Salvation Army’s financial

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01 Nov 2017

It’s about Others!

  Brad McCurtain’s goal was to make $1 million before age 35. The Portland, Maine, stockbroker reached that goal a year early, but it didn’t bring him fulfillment. “For a

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01 Nov 2017

Give Thanks in all Circumstances
1 Thessalonians 5:18

  Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! —2 Corinthians 9:15 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your

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01 Nov 2017

‘Mom’

As a young married woman, Tanya Cameron had suffered two miscarriages and wondered if she would ever be a mother. Today, Cameron has two children of her own and recently

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02 Oct 2017

The Army’s Ministry to Seniors

According to recent census data, eight of the top 11 states with populations having the oldest median age are in the USA Eastern Territory, with Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire

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02 Oct 2017

Joy After Retirement

During the frenetic flurry of 2017, Major Stella McGuire had hurtled towards her official retirement date like a rider on a zip–line. After a 22–year career as a Salvation Army

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