The boy could not have been more than 10. It was late March 1959 and still cold, so he wore a winter jacket and mitts. In his hand he carried a card that looked somewhat like a Christmas card except that, instead of a verse inside, it had a graph with lines for people to write their names on and columns for them to enter a money amount. From his coat pocket came a muffled jingle of coins. The … [Read more...]
Salvationists emphasize sacrifice and prayer as they raise funds to support the Army overseas.
February 13, 2013 by Major Fred Ash 2 Comments
God’s plans are often greater than we can ever imagine.
March 16, 2012 by Colonel Floyd Tidd Leave a Comment
What do you hope for? Do you believe it can happen? How will you respond if things don’t work out as you expected? During this time of Lent, we watch from this side of Calvary as a band of Jesus’ followers discovered life beyond unmet expectations. For three years the disciples had followed Jesus and witnessed him teaching with authority, healing the sick, calming the stormy seas and … [Read more...]
Information about the Season of Lent, including what it means, when it starts and ends, how it originated, and how it sets the theme for Christian worship.
March 8, 2011 by Major Bruce Power 1 Comment
The Teutonic word lent originally meant spring, but came to be associated with the period of time in the Church calendar leading up to the celebration of Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (this year on March 9) and spans 40 weekdays. The six Sundays of Lent are not included because Sunday marks the celebration of Christ’s resurrection and is not to be a day of fasting. The climax of Lent … [Read more...]
Exploring the truth behind the Lenten discipline. Don’t just give something up, take something on for the betterment of this world
March 8, 2011 by Andrea Brown Leave a Comment
Nearly everyone knows the clichés concerning Lent. We are to “give up” something as a kind of vague penance. Often I have been asked, “What are you giving up for Lent this season?” to which I reply, “I have no idea.” What one thing in my life do I want to give up in order to further my relationship with Christ? Really, I don’t feel as though giving up one harmful habit or … [Read more...]
The thought of Lent being God’s springtime resonates deeply within me
April 1, 2009 by Colonel Gwenyth Redhead Leave a Comment
I do hope the title doesn’t sound too cheesy! I didn’t sit down and figure out how to make the word LENT into an acronym; the phrase just popped into my mind as I was walking home from the local Curves Fitness Club the other morning. I was enjoying the bright sunshine, despite the nip in the air, and mulling over the fact that I had a very definite inner urge to blog about Lent, coupled … [Read more...]