Capitalism in America


Not necessarily the best system of society, capitalism is one of many that partners with democracy. These few days after Thanksgiving, looking toward Christmas are ‘steroid-ed’ up to raise a capitalistic frenzy. At the crack of dawn, the shops opened and the shopping stampede began. Some people consequently dropped before they had an opportunity to […]

Don’t be the Turkey on Thanksgiving…


Thanksgiving is a bad day for turkeys, it seems. Even though the bird gets a lot of attention; is worthy of a fair price; is given a full body rub; and served by the best families in society, it doesn’t end well for the turkey. Perhaps we can focus on something else, like, giving thanks […]

Live Constructively…

Quotes About Moving On 0191-193 (Positive Thinking Quotes) (7)

The great Norman Vincent Peale was the most influential theologian to bring the force of “positive thinking” to my attention. There have been others who have indirectly impacted my own hopes for every day, but Peale declared it with his every energy. He was known to have said the following: “Believe in yourself! Have faith […]

Candidates for Officership


With Candidates’ Council today, we added seven more Accepted Candidates to the next session of Cadets at our College For Officer Training. Hallelujah! Listening to their testimonies and declarations of their calling by God simply blesses my heart and encourages me in the journey of serving in The Salvation Army. They speak of life long […]



Judging others is an unpopular exercise these days. I’m guessing it’s always been a problem. So why do we do it? It’s condescending. It’s arrogant. It’s unfair. It’s demeaning…and more. One day, we will all be judged by someone who is innocent of sin and full of love for us. He will know everything about […]



Having attended the Praiseworks Corps this past Sunday, Carolyn and I remain encouraged by what’s happening at this valuable corps. Envoys Joanna and Michael Freeman lead the fellowship with competence, grace and holiness. The music was terrific and the preaching (Envoy Freeman) inspiring. Envoy Joanna Freeman enrolled ten new soldiers. They each looked great in […]

Celebration of Thanksgiving in Music


A visit to the Pasadena Tabernacle Corps is an invitation to enjoy great people who love their music. Their music is exceptional. The band, the songsters, the pianists, the soloists, all make for a deep blessing in the name of God. Last night included a tribute to Ivor and Janette Bosanko. They received the Exceptional […]

Major Jeff Dennis PTG


Jeff is now present forever with the Lord. A capable officer, husband and father, Jeff has been ill for over five years during which time his health has been declining. With his wife Stephanie and other family members at his side, he left to be with his Lord. The memorial service will be conducted at […]



Knowing that in large measure, leadership is influence, I met with the Cadets today on this important subject. I believe influence exists in every relationship. From family relationships to the strangers we meet on the street, influence is a part of the equation. How’s your influence? How’s God’s influence upon you? The Cadets received the […]