On the Corner – “Values and relatives at Christmas”
by Bob Docter
The term relative cannot be understood in isolation. It’s always at least two of something.
The General’s Christmas Message
Every Christmas we are reminded of the innkeeper who turned Mary and Joseph and their baby away. We do not know his name, but we do know he tried sincerely to make amends by at least offering space with the
From the Desk of… “Surprise! It’s Christmas”
by William Harfoot, Colonel
Have you ever participated in a surprise party? Did you hide in the dark or behind a piece of furniture and at just the right moment turn on the lights or jump out shouting, “surprise”? It’s fun—in
Elsewhere in the World
PAPUA NEW GUINEA—The Salvation Army’s Community Advancement and Reform Enhancement (C.A.R.E) program is rapidly spreading in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Captain John Kerari and Major David Temine created the program in 2008 when they mobilized farmers to
Prayer Power – “The message of hope…”
by Mervyn Morelock, Lt. Colonel
…is why we pray. Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote, “Hope is fundamental to the way we, as Christians, live our lives.” When my hope fades, or even shifts to someone other than Jesus, then I’m walking on
Life Lines – “Too soon”
by Ian Robinson, Major Just before Thanksgiving, an angry donor sent us an e-mail because he was upset at seeing one of our red kettles outside his local supermarket. He said he would not donate a dime before Thanksgiving and suggested
The widow’s mite
A surprise awaited kettle workers at The Salvation Army in Salem, Ore., as they emptied the money from one of the red kettles.
Corps recognized for outstanding youth programs
Each year the Territorial Youth Department announces the Standard of Achievement winners for corps cadets and junior soldiers. The Standard of Achievement involves three levels of awards: blue—the highest—red and yellow.
Promoted to Glory
Brigadier Ethel Lola Brewer and Major Bonnie Jane Lynch
In Jesus’ name…I’ll fight!
I'll Fight Day—an International Salvation Army youth servant evangelism day that originated in the Central Territory—takes place across the world on the first Saturday in December. It’s a way to share the gospel through practical acts of kindness: giving out
The Child of the Promise
What a season! It’s difficult to say if the world is speeding up or slowing down as Christmas approaches. It’s a time of hurry up and wait, a time of exhilaration and exhaustion, of celebration and desperation. It’s a season
Guatemala’s great expectations
Pacaya Volcano erupted in Guatemala in May 2010, spewing lava and ashes in a 60-mile radius. The volcanic activity continued for three days, affecting nearly 24,000 residents.