Hard News

...more terror in London.

Again today the news is full of another terrorist attack in London. When will it stop? How can we stop it? What can we do? The wisest of our culture in law enforcement and government are trying hard to quell these attacks. I imagine there would be even more if good people weren’t working so […]

Start Leading…

...from where you are.

Lead on sisters and brothers. Lead by following Jesus. Influence as many people as you can to be His followers. Start right where you are. Younger? Older? Limited exposure or opportunity? Only because you have not taken advantage of who you are and who lives in you. You can impress the person next to you […]


the measure of the believer...

This is a great concept and even better characteristic of honorable people. Read what the Bible says about integrity in people: Proverbs 10:9 ESV “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” I suppose we all would be happy to be able to walk securely. The […]

Adult Rehabilitation Center Command

...Salvation Army 101

The ministry of the Adult Rehabilitation Center Command is absolutely at the heart of The Salvation Army. Here in the West it’s led by Lt. Colonels Man-Hee and Stephanie Chang and their effective team. Today, we took the time to review all that God is doing in their ministry and celebrating the joy of the […]

Happy New Year!

This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies— they lie down and then can’t get up; they’re snuffed out like so many candles: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old […]

Merry Christmas Eve…

As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met […]

Live Constructively…

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 […]

The Bearchells

So, in The Salvation Army, we know about the Booths. It’s a great family that included the founder(s) and had major impact on the movement from the beginning. I’m happy for them. In America, a couple of the territories have been influenced by another family. There are many great families in the Army around the […]