Officers Commissioned

...should there be more?

In this part of the world, new officers have been commissioned in The Salvation Army. It’s a great celebration and a credit to the Lord. For the uniformed, this means that hundreds of people have stepped forward to serve God in many places around the world and in many circumstances. Should there be more? Actually, […]

Worship the Lord

...every day.

It’s a beautiful day to worship the Lord. This means a great deal to believers who enjoy being together to thank God for His provision. So we should approach the experience with constructive anticipation and joy. Just think, singing songs of delight, being with other positively impacted people by God, seeking the grace of God. […]

Mission…

...utmost importance.

More important than structure, organization or accountability is mission. Of course all are important to the mission, but secondary to it. The mission represents purpose, intention, plans and dreams. It is in missional terms that we measure the effectiveness of a company, organization, or movement. In the USA Western Territory of The Salvation Army, we […]

Still On Track…

...more than ever.

Having read an article today that challenges the veracity of The Salvation Army, it occurs to me that it might be time for a reminder about what we do and how it’s going. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its […]

Why The Salvation Army?

...It started from the Bible.

This is a great set of questions by Jesus that forms the basis of The Salvation Army ministry. Matthew 25:31-46 (NIV) 31  “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32  All the nations will be gathered before him, and […]

Family Christmas…

...forever.

With the celebration of the birth of Jesus among us just now, you might wonder about His family. Mary and Joseph are the parents and they have plenty of relatives. The reason He was born in Bethlehem had to do with Joseph’s family origin. In a text found mid way in Mathew, Jesus asks a […]

Doing The Most Good

...every day of the week.

A recent promise of The Salvation Army is that they’re “Doing The Most Good.” Not a bad thing for people to think or say about us, just not necessarily the best thing for us to say about ourselves. This is not meant to argue this point here, though. The point is that we as believers […]

What, Me Worry?

...it's a common problem.

Worry can possess us. Life can be full of disasters waiting to happen. No wonder we have worries. Then there are other concerns… Matthew 6:25  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than […]

Black Lives Matter…

..along with a few others.

The concern is valid. How do you answer this question? I believe black lives matter. Evidently there are people who believe that if you don’t take this position, you relegate some to the back of the bus. Rather than challenge their perspective, which is their right, I really want to say broadly that All Lives […]

Leading on Friday and Saturday

...every day's different.

Friday – Had I been able to blog yesterday, I would have advised that Friday is a supplies and preparation day. There are things you need to pick up and rooms that need to be ready for the weekend. It’s also your last chance to really clean up the week. A leader I know will […]