14 Feb 2019

Fasting Series – A Bit of an Introduction

“So what are you giving up for Lent?”  I hear this question every year, usually on Ash Wednesday or a day or two after.  Reality sets in and I realize

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01 Nov 2018

Our True Home

If I’m being honest, watching the national news these days feels like a full contact sport. Our heightened awareness of abuse of all kinds, the cutthroat widening of the political

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30 Aug 2018

Many Other Things

Jesus did many other things (wonders) as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that

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23 May 2018

Review of the 2018 Employee Reflective Retreat

On April 5, 2018 the Spiritual Life Development Department hosted an Employees Reflective Retreat out at Star Lake Camp for the employees of Territorial Headquarters and ARC Command.  Throughout the

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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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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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02 Mar 2017

Postures In Prayer

A Prayer Experience from Spiritual Life Development “Prayer is far more than words … our bodies can help us engage our total being in fellowship with God.” —Major Lauren Hodgson,

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13 Jan 2017

Why Sabbath?

Shabbat—the Hebrew word for Sabbath—means “to come to an end, to cease, to stop, to pause.”  Notice these are active commands for which a person needs to take responsibility—something one

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07 Sep 2016

Psalms in Nature

The beauty of God’s creation draws us to delight in God’s goodness and his loving presence in the moment.  And the prayers of the Psalmist gives voice and shape to

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01 Sep 2016

In need of a new read?

The Spiritual Life Development team has some recommendations. The Common People’s Gospel by Gunpei Yamamuro Review by Major Young Kim Gunpei Yamamuro (1872–1940) was the first Japanese Salvation Army commissioner.

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01 Sep 2016

Read along with us!

What the SLD team is reading now Lt. Colonel Pat LaBossiere is reading Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation by M. Robert Mullholland  A Holy Longing, by Roland

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15 Jul 2016

Leading Me – An SLD Study Guide

In his book Leading Me, Steve A. Brown, President of Arrow Leadership states that, “Personal leadership is our first leadership responsibility. First and foremost, this means intentionally partnering with God and

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