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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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Jul 17

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Being Light Everywhere She Went

One of our Causeway participants recently passed away. I guess this was inevitable but was still difficult to learn. She came to us via Evangeline Residence. As she moved out, she acknowledged she’d like to be connected to some friends in her new neighbourhood. So we found some Causeway volunteers, organized a time for everyone ...

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Jul 17

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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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Jul 17

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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 ...

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Jul 17

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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 ...

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Jun 17

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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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