Year: 2016

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September – Prayer

 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Jesus (Mark 11:24) To me, prayer can be confusing and fraught with questions. Is God listening? Why is there so much pain and suffering when I repeatedly ask Him to bring healing to the …

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August – Patience/Gentleness/Grace (pt.2)

“The art of gentleness toward ourselves leads to being gentle with others” (Brennan Manning) When writing this last ‘Mission Matters’ of the summer, I looked up the definition of ‘gentleness’.  According to one dictionary, to be gentle means to be “considerate, kindly, and tender”. I love that. ‘Gentleness’ is also one of the 9 fruits …

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August – Patience/Gentleness/Grace

Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  (Colossians 3:12) When developing the ‘Mission Focus-THHS Year at a Glance’ calendar, it was a no-brainer that August needed to be about patience, gentleness and grace.  Even though we are still in holiday mode, we start realizing …

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More Joy in July

“Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say. “More, more.” I have God’s more-than-enough, More joy in one ordinary day”  (Psalm 4:6-7 The Message) I’ve really enjoyed spending time this month reflecting on our July missional theme of Joy. When I think about this topic, I inevitably find myself wondering what the difference …

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Joy

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship theLord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. (Psalm 100: 1-2) The famous Salvation Army song repeats over and over: “Joy! Joy! Joy! There is Joy in the Salvation Army!” But what does ‘joy’ actually mean? Are we meant to be happy all the …

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Hope

“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 25:5) Well it turns out that Friday, June 3 was ‘National Doughnut Day’! Who knew? Apparently, this day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 when women from our organization served these …

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