So BFF means “Best Friends Forever.” How many of us really have BFFs? I do. Starting with Carolyn and going to other family members, my BFFs are absolutely the best. The thought, however of BFFs is more about friends, not relatives. It’s like being blood brothers when we were kids. For all of us, our […]

We have a plan and a heart for it.


There’s no doubt that one rarely reaches their objectives without a plan and even less of a hope if they don’t have the heart for it. We simply cannot just expect important things to happen on their own. In the ministry, the plan can change or be realigned, but you need a plan. Often, in […]

Showing Love


The concept of showing love is meant to be an affirmation of an intentional demonstration of love to others. One could simply title this…Loving. Without clarification, it is the same. I remember a beautiful couple years ago who admitted that they never said to each other that they love each other. They continued to reveal […]

GNY Family Camp Sunday


Thank you, Lord for the way you led us through the day with your Spirit. We are so grateful for those who have drawn closer to you and have made lifelong commitments today. I pray that the music, testimonies, worship, and celebration of Candidates for Officership honored you. It is a joy to serve you […]

Family Camp – GNY


All over the States, The Salvation Army conducts family camps, or Labor Day Camp Meetings, or Deeper Life Conference Weekends. They all are an amazing opportunity to finish Summer and begin the Fall season with a celebration of fellowship, worship and affirmation. It’s all good. Today we are at the great Star Lake Camp where […]

Keep Looking…

Looking up

Is there a better way to do what you’re doing? I’m thinking of the essentials, not the habits or inconsequentials. Raising your children? Making your marriage work? Purpose of your life? Job performance? Future plans? With these very important matters on the altar, why would you give them less than your best attention, and why […]

Building a Home


From the outset, understand that The Salvation Army works intensely with the homeless. Our job is to help them find a home. It’s significant that we are not simply trying to connect them with a house or an apartment, but a home. When Carolyn was a chaplain for three different homeless shelters in New York […]

One Army


In the course of International theme making, One Army has made its way into the tripartite banner we serve with these days. As a fact, the concept of One Army can only go so far. We are at our best when we are a local movement, relating to a specific community, meeting needs in Jesus’ […]