Day 53 -A Spiritual Spa…

“He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.”  (Psalm 23:2-3) Have you ever come to the end, or even the beginning of your day and have found that you are unsure if you will make it?  I don’t meaning living, but I do mean the stresses of life. We all find ourselves here. We…

Day 52 – Eternal Immigration

A lot has been said recently about illegal immigration and where countries and presidential ideologies clash in certain beliefs and convictions.  Regardless of what you believe in regards to this important issue, our calling as Christ-followers goes far beyond any national policy or personal conviction.  Jesus came for the whosoever, and this might take us…

Dear Salvation Army, Is This Mission Drift?…

It has happened in numerous conversations. There has been the lament of decisions made, and the ripples that flow from those decisions moving outward growing ever larger and larger. Could it be that in some places in our Army world that we are experiencing a floundering of our mission?  How can we recognize this mission…

Day 51 -God Given Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 There are certainly days when we lack the words to speak and the actions we ought to take.  Difficult days.  Days that leave us bowled over and utterly…

Day 46 – “Have You Had Enough?

“I have had enough, Lord,…” 1 Kings 19:4b Have you ever come to the point in your life where you’re just done “adulting” for one day? Perhaps the challenges at work, or the mounting house work, or the endless “to do” list has all just gotten the better of you…and you have had enough?  Have…

Day 43 – “A Moldy Life?”

When I was in college I had this older SUV. I was a good vehicle, it did what it needed to do.  It got me from point A to point B. The one issue I have with this vehicle is that it smelled.    At some point in the life of this SUV, it must…

Day 44 “We Hate The ‘S’ Word…”

It’s a word everybody hates. For some it means relinquishing our freewill. For others it means becoming a slave…and naturally, no one wants to be a slave. Still others thing of this word as strange and even evil. It’s the word ‘Submit’…as in submit someone else. -submit to the rules… -submit to the will or…

Day 45 – “Love Bites…”*

“(love)…it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:5b-6 Today love is the topic for our consideration. What is love? How do we get it? How do we keep it? Of course on a day…

Day 42 -“Kill Em With Kindness”

When Jesus commanded us to love our enemies, he really meant it.   Perhaps we play that game…you know the one I’m talking about – then one where we ask, “well, what does Enemy really mean?”  Sometimes we like to pick and choose who we “think” our enemies are…but never in our wildest dreams does…

Dear Salvation Army, 3 Smart Strategies To Army Mission…

Dear Salvation Army Soldier & Friends, our mission doesn’t exist without those that push the mission and strive to see it succeed!  Without soldiers and friends working so tirelessly together in an effort to meet human need in Jesus’ name, we will fail and our efforts will be in vain.  With that being said, we…

Day 41 “Facing The Giant”

“Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.” -1 Samuel 17:40 When David stood before Goliath, he didn’t come with years of battle experience, or with the armor Saul…

Day 40 – “Do You Love Your Frienemy?”

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” Matthew 5:43-44 It easy to love those who reciprocate that expression, it is a lot harder when that love is only one way.  Jesus takes the teaching…