02 Dec 2017

Relevents: Rafael Nuñez

Rafael Nuñez, a soldier at the Manhattan Citadel Corps, talks about why Thanksgiving and Christmas are his favorite holidays, the importance of leaving hard times in God’s hands, and the

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02 Dec 2017

In the Aftermath of MARIA

The U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricane Maria was on the way as Alastair Bate reached the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a member of a Salvation Army disaster relief team, he saw

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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

Truth for Today

We pause once again in the busyness of our hectic and frenetic lives to give thanks to God for His wondrous gift. It was the greatest gift ever given to

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02 Dec 2017

Your Loving Deeds

As we move toward a new year, we are encouraged as we also look back at God’s faithfulness. We are comforted by the reality that in 2018, He will continue

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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

Principled Protest

The Bible is filled with people who protest. Scripture records one individual after another who—often against powerful and dangerous forces—initiates cultural change based on the principle of God’s truth and

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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

An Avenue of Grace

USA East Reformation 500 Theological Symposium (October 26, 2017, Territorial Headquarters) provided an avenue of grace for spiritual formation, self–understanding, and ongoing mission. Three motivating factors combined to bring this

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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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