Year: 2017

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Faithful In Prayer

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ It’s September. Our focus this month is on ‘prayer’. So, If we’re doing any strategic planning; prayer. If we are preparing for accreditation; prayer. If we don’t know what to do in a tricky situation; prayer. If things seem just way too busy; …

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Responding With Patience, Gentleness & Grace

There’s a lot going wrong in our world today. Racism. Rioting. Division. Overdoses. Shootings. It’s understandable and ok to get angry. Even enraged. Sometimes that’s the only right way forward. I often feel unsure as to how to best respond. I even feel helpless. But one thing I do know is that responding to hate and violence …

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My Mantra for August

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – Colossians‬ ‭3:12 So we’ve chosen three key words to focus on for the month of August. Patience, gentleness and grace. Patience, gentleness and grace. In fact, it might be wise to take these three words and form …

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Joyful Intercessors

“Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!” – Psalm 81:1 As we continue our focus on joy in the month of July, I couldn’t help but notice that the 19 people who were ordained as Salvation Army Officers (with the title/rank of lieutenant) on July 1 were known as the …

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Got Joy?

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you to know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.”  – James 1:2-4 As I think about Joy, our missional focus for …

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Defining Joy

Happy July! We are without a doubt in summer mode now. And because of that we have chosen the theme of ‘joy’ to be our focal point for the month. Sunshine, warmth, blue skies, green grass, a gentle breeze, blooming trees and flowers, swimming, summer parties, barbecues, bike rides, camping, and the sound of laughter – all bring a …

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Things I Hope For

Be joyful in hope, patient in pain, faithful in prayer. (Rom. 12:12) I hope one day there would be no more homelessness. I hope one day we could find appropriate housing for everyone we meet. I hope one day that everyone was connected to community. I hope one day for an end to addiction. I …

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