18 Dec 2020

Mastering the sugar arts

Becki Dina, a Salvation Army soldier and owner and decorator of Sugar Arts Bakehouse in Shaker Heights, Ohio, took on a hobby that became a job, which then became a

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17 Dec 2020

The joy of Christmas comes home

Maria Sanchez sat her four children down and gave them the bad news; their family couldn’t afford any Christmas decorations for their home this year—not even a tree. “The situation

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15 Dec 2020

Golden start to kettle season

It’s one thing for The Salvation Army in Harrisburg, Pa., to receive a donation that will benefit members of their community who are in need. It’s another thing for that

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14 Dec 2020

Communication is a two–way street

Conversation has always been the key to connecting people. Since the early days of the Christian church, religious leaders delivered heartfelt impromptu talks. They also responded to numerous queries from

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11 Dec 2020

A new book revisits reconciliation

In response to the challenges of this tumultuous year 2020, Daniel N. Diakanwa, a retired Salvation Army captain (pictured above with his daughter Danielle), has written a second edition of

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09 Dec 2020

Equipping the called

The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you

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08 Dec 2020

In Uncertain Times

Jonathan Jackson* talks about his first musical instrument, the childhood friend who brought him to The Salvation Army, and how he remains hopeful during uncertain times. I had always wanted

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07 Dec 2020

Lieutenants Kelly and Tylar Melfi: The Army and us

Lieutenants Kelly and Tylar Melfi are corps officers at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Pittsburgh (North Boroughs), Pa. Early in our relationship and years before we signed up

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04 Dec 2020

Un Pueblo de Paz

El 2020 ha sido un año único, interesante y desafiante. Hemos vivido una pandemia mundial, cuyas consecuencias siguen afectando a nuestras vidas.  Hemos sido testigos de lo mejor de la

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03 Dec 2020

Gifts Under the Tree

Amanda Strandburg knows what it’s like to see Christmas approaching, but have nothing under the tree. You might say “The Ghost of Christmas Past” visited her every holiday season. Today,

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02 Dec 2020

A kettle kickoff at city hall

The Salvation Army Passaic, N.J., Corps Christmas kettle kickoff held a special meaning this year. It was the first Christmas event that Lieutenants Guilbaldo De La Cruz and Yesenia Hernandez

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01 Dec 2020

A People of Peace

The year 2020 has been unique, interesting, and challenging. We have lived through a global pandemic, the ramifications of which continue to impact our lives. We have witnessed the best

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