Inspiration

A simple landmark of home

Handmade quilts serve as empowerment for women in recovery.   When Barbara Kelly heard about The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program (ARP) in Chico, ...

A life worth dying for

One man’s testimony in spoken word My life in Christ, I hope this story will suffice, So I’ll start from the beginning, in a life that was deep in sinning...

Reviving Strawberry Field

Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields. Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about. Strawberry Fields forever. – “Strawberry Fields F...

5 ways to heal from insecurity

You know that insecure feeling when you’re just not sure if you have what it takes? It is like someone has drained all your confidence out of you. You know the ...

6 truths for when life feels messy

Sometimes life is messy. It is not the life that is so often portrayed on social media, but rather it is imperfect and raw. And it can be so easy for us to t...

Challenging evil

Reaching into The Salvation Army’s DNA I was born into a Salvation Army family. Both of my parents were “rescued” by The Salvation Army from poverty and expl...

Mobile ministry

The Salvation Army delivers 1,000 free, hot meals to farms in Central California each week. Along California’s Central Coast, spanning Point Mugu to Monterey...

Finding your story

In those things that appear to set us apart, you might uncover the beauty in our diversity and our shared humanity. Have you ever been afraid of failing at s...

Choosing to miss out

Saying no to some things gives us the opportunity to say yes to the things that mean the most. Face it: you never want to decline a Facebook invitation, even...

Home Depot partners for vets

Team Depot volunteers transform Salvation Army veteran housing facilities. The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with The Salvation Army in the Western Te...

Music of the soul

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” - Friedrich Nietzsche Which songs connect with the deepest part of your being? Music is the language of the soul...

Inspiring quotes on gratitude

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." –William Arthur Ward   This is the day which the LORD has mad...

In-between as a way of life

Apparently Dante’s version of hell had many levels. One of them was called limbo. Catholics call it purgatory—it’s where you aren’t where you’re going but you’r...

Brave for girls

Parents have dreams for their children. Dreams of success as adults. Dreams of how they will interact with teachers and peers. Dreams of them standing up for th...