01 Dec 2015

on Christmas morning

As a child, one of my favorite Christmas activities was visiting the Adler Planetarium on the shore of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago. Every December, the Planetarium still has an

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01 Dec 2015

A New Perspective

Para leer este mensaje en Español, oprima aquí. It is with hearts filled with thanksgiving and praise to God that we should enter this Christmas season. I hope we will all

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01 Dec 2015

a soldier’s story

Congratulations on your new publication, SAConnects. It informs me on how The Salvation Army is making a difference in people’s lives. It’s also beautifully designed, and it’s also impressive that

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01 Dec 2015

A ‘Renaissance Man’

remembering Enrique Lalut September 30, 2015—Luis Enrique Lalut Miranda, a second–generation Salvationist and a former officer, was promoted to Glory after a 30–year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He played a

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01 Dec 2015

I Am

These days, it always happens. I unlatch the case, remove my guitar, twist the tuners, and pluck the strings until they sing in harmony. Then, I lift my voice. It

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01 Dec 2015

Guitar Center donation will ‘amp up’ music in territory

It looks like there could be a lot more Salvationists playing guitar in the USA Eastern Territory. The territory received more than $1 million in musical equipment from Guitar Center,

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01 Dec 2015

delivering mercy on land & sea

Jonhard and Debbie Joensen talk about their 12 years with Mercy Ships, an international charity that sponsors the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. Today, they are active soldiers at the

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01 Dec 2015

Kettle Season: more than the money

As a new officer serving in my first appointment, I had an experience that shaped my view of The Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle season. During a campaign at a store,

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01 Dec 2015

Investing In the Lives of Kettle Workers

Last Christmas, three families joined our congregation at the Cleveland (West Park), Ohio, Corps through working at the kettles! Every day during the kettle season, I pulled out of the

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01 Dec 2015

‘A Coat Just for Me’

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn.” —Isaiah

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01 Dec 2015

God’s grace through the storm

In October 2012, Soldier Carmen Ivette Ortiz of the Bayamón, P.R., Corps visited the United States with her husband. They had come to see the museums and the Statue of

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01 Dec 2015

A Knock at the Door

On a cold winter evening, a tattered silver Christmas tree lay bare in the trash. Most of its branches remained, as well as a pinwheel light that had once lit

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