Dear Salvation Army, 3 Reasons Why Failure IS An Option…

First let me insist that failing to plan is a plan to fail…I am sure you have heard that before.  But it’s true.  Everyone of us has potential to risk … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 3 Reasons Why Failure IS An Option…

Dear Salvation Army Officer’s Kids: 5 Survival Tips For Officer Kids Who Are Moving…

Hey fellow ponderers, please allow me this moment to be a little selfish…actually I want to specifically think of my children, and other officer kids out there on the cusp … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army Officer’s Kids: 5 Survival Tips For Officer Kids Who Are Moving…

Dear Salvation Army: Communion, It’s Not What You Think It Is…

Dear fellow Ponderers… I have been dragging my feet in writing this for some time. Not because I didn’t want to write this edition to Pastorsponderings, but rather because I … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: Communion, It’s Not What You Think It Is…

Lenten Perspectives Day 5b – Featuring Cadet Justin Steckbauer

Where did the human race come from?  Did we evolve out of space dust and starlight?  Or were we designed for a specific purpose?  That is the ultimate question.  But … Continue reading Lenten Perspectives Day 5b – Featuring Cadet Justin Steckbauer

Lenten Perspectives Day 2: Featuring Steve Simms

A Personal Admission Statement (for Lent) by Steve Simms  Success coaches make a big deal about the importance of having a personal mission statement. It’s a good thing to know … Continue reading Lenten Perspectives Day 2: Featuring Steve Simms

Dear Salvation Army, For THY Mission Make Me Holy

Dear Salvationist, the movement of This Army of Salvation is inexplicably wrapped up in the holiness of the body of Christ.  Without this deep desire to be Holy and then … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, For THY Mission Make Me Holy

Dear Salvation Army, Mending Fences…

Dear Salvation Army, reconciliation is a beautiful thing. We seek it for our soldiers, we preach it from our pulpits, but do we truly live it? I have heard it … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Mending Fences…

Dear Salvation Army, 3 Things About The High Council…

Greetings fellow Salvationists and friends! I wanted to delve into the topic of the High Council in this post, and perhaps share in your thoughts, opinions and hopes for what … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 3 Things About The High Council…

5 Things About Faith No One Talks About

Today, I want to talk about something that doesn’t get talked about enough…our faith and the things we don’t talk about.  That sentence sounds funny, but there’s nothing funny about … Continue reading 5 Things About Faith No One Talks About

Salvation Army Tragedy, Martyrdom & Faith

http://m.cleveland19.com/story/36981684/crime-spree-murder-victim-was-wearing-salvation-army-uniform Many have seen the news story (referenced above in the link) about the tragic loss of Salvation Army soldier Jared Plesec.  I cannot put to words the deep sadness … Continue reading Salvation Army Tragedy, Martyrdom & Faith