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  • Unexpected Lullabies

    Finding spiritual rhythms that work in the busyness of life. June 14, 2021 by Cadet Natalie Williams
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    In the midst of the ever-shifting and overwhelming, the rhythmic spiritual practices I developed over the course of three maternity leaves are the things I find myself leaning on most heavily in this season at training college.

  • A Tale of Two Pandemics

    The unequal impact of public health measures on lower-income households. May 31, 2021 by Dani Shaw
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    For those who are unbanked, underbanked or live on limited incomes and rely on cash, the shift toward cashless payments and online purchases can mean the difference between readily accessing and living without essential items.
  • A Message of Hope

    “God is our refuge and strength … we will not fear, though the earth give way.” May 17, 2021 by Colonel Glen Shepherd
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    As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, take heart in the truth of the Resurrection and God’s triumph over evil.

  • Poetry in a Pandemic

    Acknowledging the contributions of front-line workers. May 10, 2021 by Major Colin Bain
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    In March, The Salvation Army recognized the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global pandemic by joining together for a territorial day of prayer. Major Colin Bain, assistant executive director, Toronto Housing and Homeless Supports, shared the following poem he wrote to acknowledge the contributions of Salvation Army personnel who serve on the front lines to share the love of Jesus.
  • Generation X

    We’re still here and still serving. May 6, 2021 by Cadet Beverly Burton
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    Generation X. Born after the boomers and before the millennials, I think we sometimes feel a little overlooked in all the talk lately about those other two groups.
  • On Earth as it is in Heaven

    What can we do to seek justice together? April 12, 2021 by Colonel Janet Munn
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    What do you think of when you hear the word “justice”? Fairness? Things being set right? Things as they’re meant to be?
  • Running on Empty

    We’ve been forced to pause—let’s make sure we use this time to focus on what really matters in life. March 25, 2021 by Major Owen Budden
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    Since COVID-19 invaded our lives in the spring of 2020, we have been forced to re-think our behaviours and priorities; to rethink how to live life.
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    Maritime Community Comes Together to Support Fire Victims

    COVID-19 didn’t prevent people from offering help. March 16, 2021 by Jan Keats
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    "We are so grateful for the overwhelming support we have received during this difficult time from people in our community, local businesses, and The Salvation Army.”
  • Conspicuous Consumption

    What all those Amazon boxes reveal about our hearts. March 5, 2021 by Captain Anne Holden
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    Between one-day special sales and two-day free delivery, impulse buying has become easier and easier. The belief that something out there is going to make me happy is just one click away. It’s the original struggle, updated for the 21st century.
  • From left, Buhle Dlamini and Edi Matondo

    From Knowledge to Action

    Celebrating Black History Month in Canada. February 12, 2021 by Edi Matondo and Buhle Dlamini
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    In December 1995, Dr. Jean Augustine (the first African-Canadian woman elected to the House of Commons) led the motion for Canada to officially recognize February as Black History Month. Today, Black History Month provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate contributions of Black Canadians of the past and present.