06 Jun 2018

Thank You, John Paul

Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005.  He was known for his energy and athleticism as he enjoyed jogging, weight training, swimming and

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17 May 2018

Big Box Stores

I cannot be trusted with a membership card to a big box store.  My husband carries the card and therefore I can only go to one of these stores when

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06 Mar 2018

Praying Our Goodbyes – A Book Review

Praying Our Goodbyes By Joyce Rupp Book Review by: Major Lauren Hodgson   Life on earth is transitory; birth and death, showers and funerals. We live in a transient society,

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27 Feb 2018

Through the Eyes of a Child

At this time in my life much of my energy goes into my role as a Nana. I often have the privilege of watching my 3-year-old triplet granddaughters and suffice

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30 Nov 2017

Enough

Whether we are ready or not, the Christmas season is upon us. Even before the last “trick or treat” was pronounced at my front doors, stores were gearing up with

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29 Nov 2017

A Christmas Prayer Walk – A Group Worship Experience

This prayer walk should not be experienced alone.  Since Christmas is often celebrated with family and friends, this prayer walk is best experienced with family members, with a partner or small

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17 Oct 2017

Alone Together

Silence and solitude is a powerful thing. When one is able to truly center down and wait on and listen to the Holy Spirit’s speaking it brings an intimacy with

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12 Sep 2017

By Any Means Necessary

The phrase “by any means necessary” finds it origins in a 1948 French play “Dirty Hands” by Jean-Paul Sartre. It entered the popular civil rights culture through a speech given

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08 Sep 2017

Silence and Solitude: An Introduction

We are living in a driven age and society. We are known by what we have accomplished and produced. This mindset has found its way into the church and is

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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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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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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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