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Why I love my work

God has sent me a way to connect with him in the easiest way possible: by playing and laughing with children. Last year, I stumbled into a job without knowin...

Drafted

A community embraces a reluctant champion.   Sara at Whisk, a local bakery in Benton Park. Sara practices a local first approach, and has become good friend...

Never beyond grace

John Potter once rode with a biker gang, but now serves the community breakfast.   “My story starts with a gallon of milk.” It might sound dramatic, but ...
Finding our heart’s desires

Finding our heart’s desires

Have you considered yours? I think I can speak for many of us when I say that we just want to be happy in this life. There’s nothing wrong with wanting c...
Illustration by Autumn Frederickson

All work and no play?

Dr. Stuart Brown invites each of us to rediscover our unique “play personalities.” Illustration by Autumn Frederickson His directions were precise, thoug...

Fighting for success

“I died and came back—overdosed actually,” Ian Butler said. “My vision was getting blurry and I was getting ready to go, getting ready to die so I said my last ...
Sean Poole loads fliers, about LRA combatants who had successfully returned home, into a plane to drop over Uganda.

Coming home

Harnessing a simple feeling to weaken fighters in the Lord’s Resistance Army Coming home is a powerful feeling. As someone who enjoys the comforts and ease ...

A vision to love

By Angel -  I have experienced abuse. One time, when I lived with a lady with a gambling addiction, I was locked in a basement, unallowed to use the bathr...

Healthy choices

Transformed life Every day I look into the eyes of men and women who are struggling to overcome addictions. As an officer in The Salvation Army, I have the r...

Beyond the familiar

Moving past culture shock in ministering overseas After more than three years in Kenya, I was convinced that our new appointment in London would be a pie...

The Global Hunger Expedition

Salvationists create new organization to combat hunger. My first experience with serving starving people was in, of all places, Acapulco, Mexico. I was th...