Author: Douglas McClure

  • Life Has No Opposite

    As the final days of this year have drawn to a close and the first day of the New Year has come, I, like many people, become more reflective and introspective. This past month has been a source of much emotion. The month started with the loss of people. A good friend and good man […]

  • Empty Kettles, Full Lives

    Every day, The Salvation Army in locations all around the world, and in your local community, send out bell ringers, red kettles, and shiny bells out into the world in the hopes that the general public would be generous. Each day these empty buckets go out empty. The plan is for them to come back full. […]

  • Let Them Ring the Bells

    Let Them Ring the Bells by June Noble December 13, 2014 When it is the holiday season And the spirit is glowing brightly It is also a time of great dire For the poor and hungry Their only salvation And the guiding light Are the red kettles and shields And the chiming of the bells […]

  • 2014 Christmas Card

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  • So, You Are Moving! 10 Things to Remember During a Transition

    This weekend is a transition week for The Salvation Army in the South! Officers (ministers) have received their farewell orders and will be leaving their congregations and communities that they have poured heart and soul into for other “harvest fields.” While officers are aware of this reality during the training period, reality still sets in […]

  • 5 Lessons I Learned from the General’s Visit

    Recently, General André Cox visited the southern part of the United States for an annual gathering of The Salvation Army. General Cox is the 20th General of The Salvation Army. As General, he is the international leader of the Army. He was elected into office on August 3, 2013. You can find some more detail […]

  • Going Blue

    Today is National Awareness Day for 2014! I know there are many days on the calendar that are designated for a special purpose or cause. In fact, you can find a 2014 calendar here that shares many of these special days. There are many people who suffer with many issues. Honestly, cancer sucks, diabetes sucks, […]

  • We Believe: Day 1 – Who Are You Listening To?

    If you have not heard this awesome album, you can listen to it here, or at http://transmission.virb.com/webelieve. Have you ever ridden on public transportation before? Or attended a sports game? Or visited an elementary school? If you have, what do all of these venues have in common? Did you guess it? Noise, sound, voices… Like […]

  • 5 Arguments Not to Have on Facebook | RELEVANT Magazine

    5 Arguments Not to Have on Facebook | RELEVANT Magazine. via 5 Arguments Not to Have on Facebook | RELEVANT Magazine.

  • Place of Quiet Rest

    Do you have a special place? Do you have a place of “quiet rest”? There is a place of quiet rest, Near to the heart of God, Cleland Boyd McAfee (1866-1944) Some people enjoy being out in nature. Some people like being in beautiful spaces. Some people have a special “prayer closet”. Where do you […]