Maundy Thursday


Maundy Thursday – also called Holy Thursday, is the beginning of the three day celebration of Easter – the most important time in the year for Christians. This period (‘The Triduum’) is one big celebration, remembering the last supper, the crucifixion and the death of Jesus, and the Resurrection to new life. Maundy Thursday commemorates […]

Unexpected Changes


Some days are marked by the unexpected changes that come our way. I’m a believer in maintaining margins in life so that we can manage through these changes and make the best of them. Here’s where we hold onto Psalm 1:6 “For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous” and trust that these […]

SA Snapshot


A good picture of Salvation Army mission can be found in the Southern California Division. It is a wonderful collection of ministry, service and love in action. It’s here where we can see the heart of the movement that loves God and neighbor unconditionally. The officers, employees, soldiers, volunteers, and donors give their best to […]

Long Beach Citadel


There are many terrific Corps in the USA Western Territory of The Salvation Army. One of them is the Long Beach Citadel.Being there today was a pure delight. There were enrollment of Junior Soldiers, the recognition of an Accepted Candidate for Officership, Junior Band, Senior Band, Praise and Worship Band, and the Senior Songsters. When […]

Feeling low? Take a dose of SoCal and you’ll be better.


The Southern California Division had a “Let Me Tell You” Celebration at Crestmont today that would have lifted the spirits of any person downcast. Lt’Colonels Doug and Colleen Riley brought together a World Services Fair, Ingathering, Bible Bowl Finals, and Encore (Music and Arts Celebration), all t o the glory of God. The 500+ people […]

Walking proud…


On the way to work this morning, I drove past a handful of young adults walking to work from their parking garage. They travel together. They serve together as Salvation Army employees. They worship together as Salvationists. As they walked by, I was proud to know them. The work and mission of The Salvation Army […]

You gotta’ love this work.


Where else do you connect with God for a living? Where else would you be where everyone gets respect no matter the level of contribution or support of the movement? Where else can you work where people aren’t swearing at you or belittling you? Where else can you work where every effort can be traced […]

Alaska Congress – Kake, Alaska


The annual celebration of Congress in Alaska took place this past weekend in beautiful, Kake, Alaska. Salvationists gathered from the Southeast part of Alaska, where good friends join to remember good times and the grace of God in each of their lives. Majors George and Jeanne Baker, Divisional Leaders are responsible to lead the event, […]

Four essentials in solution oriented thinking…


Got a problem? How about a solution? On any given day we each have plenty of problems. The ones who are still standing at the end of the day are those who have found most of the solutions. When meeting in a group, I’m most comfortable when there is solution oriented thinking present. Solutions require […]