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We The North!

This weekend had a lot of things to celebrate. Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday, where the Church celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is essentially the birthday of the Church, as it was the catalyst for its mission to begin. What does this couple thousand-year-old religious event have to do with us today? Pentecost …

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March Madness

It’s the first day of accreditation…and many of you have been working non-stop to get ready. How can we survive with the stress of accreditation coming at us from all sides?

Salvation Army Missional Focus for 2019

New Year, New Hope

Happy New Year! As we move past the Christmas and Advent Seasons and into the New Year we celebrated Epiphany on Sunday. This day is so significant to the work we do because it reminds us yet again that Jesus came for the WHOLE world; for ALL people. As we enter a new year and …

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Internal Peace

I hope most of you were able to join in last week for some of the THHS Self Care week activities and the Staff Appreciation Party on Friday. It was truly a great week. It also fit so well with our monthly theme of peace. Caring for ourselves and finding internal peace can help us to …

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The Anchor of Hope

In our world, it seems that our experience, from the highest to the lowest, the richest to the poorest, fittest to challenged, is determined by the bottom line. Everything has a cost and these costs must be constantly reduced to improve the bottom line. The budget is a constant concern. As governments cut services, there …

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A Time of Transition

Dear supporters of The Mission Matters emails, I’m writing to share an update as to where things stand with me. You’ll all likely know that my health took a significant decline over the holidays. I’ve been in a rehab hospital now since early February. The upside is that I’m ok. I’ve done a 3-hour cognitive …

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To Do Justice

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 During the season of Lent, as we prepare for Easter, we focus on Justice & Reconciliation because it is the example Jesus lives during His ministry on earth. Throughout Jesus’ ministry, He focuses on …

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New Hope

Later Jesus and his disciples were at home having supper with a collection of disreputable guests. Unlikely as it seems, more than a few of them had become followers. The religion scholars and Pharisees saw him keeping this kind of company and lit into his disciples: “What kind of example is this, acting cozy with …

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A Cold Epiphany

My mind has very much been with the extreme cold weather and how it’s affecting folks with no home. I’ve also been consumed with the thought of yesterday being known as ‘Epiphany’ Sunday in the Christian calendar. It’s a day when we remember that the baby Jesus was being visited and given gifts by Zoroastrian …

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