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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24 May 2018

Salvationist Quadrilateral: 4 Authoritative Sources for Salvationists

There are four authoritative sources for Salvationists that help to sustain and define our faith and our self-identity as the people of God. The first source for Salvationists is 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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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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01 Mar 2018

Turtles & Dragonflies

It was a beautiful, sunny, Sunday afternoon. After a wonderful time of worship, I was looking forward to a quiet afternoon on the lake, in my kayak, communing with God

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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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22 Feb 2018

To follow Christ

As God’s faithful soldier for His kingdom mission, I affirm, the whole purpose of the Salvationist’s missional self-identify is not only to represent individual lives committed to holiness but also

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20 Feb 2018

The Hand Me Down Bible

“You come at me with a sword and a spear, but I come to you in the name of the Lord God of Israel. This battle is the Lord’s!” And

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15 Dec 2017

Your ways, Your thoughts

It was quite the beautiful sunny, but breezy and chilly day when one of our grandsons wanted to watch “Bubble Guppies,” a children’s cartoon. When he asked his mom to

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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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21 Nov 2017

To Wait for Thee

The spiritual discipline of prayer and contemplation relies heavily on the practice of silence. One of the highlights of my life was participating in a one-day silent retreat at St.

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14 Nov 2017

Reflections on Solitude and Silence from the Holy Land

“Immediately (Jesus) made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he

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