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Nov 17

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Go In Peace

Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”(Luke 8:48) I had the privilege of attending The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettle kick off breakfast last week. All of the major Salvation Army players from the country and in the city show up to it, plus some funders and other dignitaries […]

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Nov 17

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Through the Shadows

When I think of peace, I think of non-violence.  And when I think of non-violence, my mind often takes me to Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. These guys led their followers into peace by refusing to engage in violence.  And the results of their work changed many minds, including my own, forever. However, it […]

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Oct 17

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Kudos

Now that we are through the Thanksgiving holiday season, we can more easily focus on our other 2 missional themes of October; appreciation and celebration. In a recent email from our divisional Employee Relations (ER) Director Lisa Baker, she writes: “I would like to suggest that we take the month of October to celebrate and […]

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Oct 17

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Hold On Tightly

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope and pray that each of you are enjoying this beautiful weekend in some way. I spent all last week at a monastery in Niagara Falls. It was my third of four weeks of study towards becoming a certified spiritual director. [ If you are interested in finding out more about what […]

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Oct 17

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God, Thank You

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. – Psalm 100: 4-5 The old Christian mystics felt that if all you could say is “God, thank-you” then you’ve said […]

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Sep 17

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Approaching Injustice With Prayer

God, Grant me the SERENITY to accept the things that I cannot change, The COURAGE to change the things that I can, And the WISDOM to know the difference. I’ve never started a newsletter with a prayer before. Usually, I end that way. But in this case, starting with this prayer made total sense. Prayer […]

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Sep 17

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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 ...

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Aug 17

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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 ...

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Aug 17

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Starting With Patience, Gentleness & Grace

When I think of patience, gentleness and grace I think of the onboarding of new employees. In many ways, we can be a transforming influence to those who have chosen to work at The Salvation Army by starting with patience, gentleness and grace. We are beginning to see five generations working in our ministry units, […]

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Aug 17

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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 ...

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