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  • 2012 in review

    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get […]

  • ROBERTS: Vilifying the Salvation Army harms mission of charity – Washington Times

    ROBERTS: Vilifying the Salvation Army harms mission of charity – Washington Times.

  • The Clause of Christmas (Christmas at the Movies – The Santa Clause)

    Title: The Clause of Christmas Series: Christmas at the Movies – The Santa Clause Scripture: Isaiah 8:19-9:7 Theme(s): belief, need, promise, future, provision, light, freedom Scott Calvin is a man like most of us. He is too busy or too distracted. He is trying hard to make things work on his own, but he just […]

  • All Natural

    It is another beautiful day here at Camp Grandview! I have to confess: I am not a person who spends a lot of time in nature. But, when I am, I am reminded of the meticulous nature of God. When you see the design of a tree or the bend of a hill, it is […]

  • Saying Goodbye

    Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11) My family has recently gone through a process that is familiar is some church traditions and completely alien in others. My wife […]

  • Serving through Education

    Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don’t help people live a life of faith in God. (1 Timothy 1:4 NLT) I am a third generation Salvation Army officer (minister). For three generations, my family has been sharing and showing […]

  • Walking with Him to Victory (2012 Easter Sunday)

    Title: Walking with Him to Victory Series: Walking the Roads of Easter (Easter Sunday) Scripture: Luke 24:13-34 Theme(s): Victory, Success, Easter Unifying Message: We should return and walk in victory because He has risen like He said He would. Unifying Need: We as a people should return to our Easter experience each day. Outline Issue […]

  • A Surprise Along the Way (2012 Easter SONrise Service)

    Title: A Surprise Along the Way Series: Walking the Road of Easter (SONrise Service) Scripture: Luke 24:1-12 Theme(s): Surprise, God’s provision, Purpose, Importance DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT Let’s catch up in our story! Jesus, our Lord and leader of our group, has just been killed and buried. According to tradition some of the women have prepared the […]

  • Caring for Others Along the Road (Easter Saturday)

    Title: Caring for Others Along the Road Series: Walking the Road of Easter (Misc. Devotional) Scripture: Luke 23:50-56 Theme(s): Repentance, Compassion, Caring, Stepping Out DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT After the darkest moment in human history, we find a short telling of a man who was faced with an opportunity to act. Joseph of Arimathea is described by […]

  • Walking the Darkened Path (2012 Good Friday)

    Title: Walking the Darkened Path Series: Walking the Roads of Easter (Good Friday) Scripture: Luke 23: 1-49 Theme(s): Walking the right path even in the face of adversity OUTLINE Jesus walked without company Jesus walked without blame Jesus walked without complaint Jesus walked without support Jesus walked for you and me INTRODUCTION On Good Friday, […]