Vol 18 No 04

Fundraisers get creative

Twin Cities Salvation Army attract record participation Twin Cities Salvation Army Commander Jeff Strickler awards the $5,000 grand prize to Team Postfontai...

Stress, meet resilience.

You know the feeling. You’re late. Traffic holds you captive. Your boss texts you, angrily. In your haste, coffee spills on your new pants. The scenarios ...

Circus to sex work

As a young Nepali girl, Sarai loved the circus. Daring acrobatics, elephant tricks, and glitzy, colorful costumes made it glamorous. At 13, Sarai joined t...

Paying it forward

Former Booth baby becomes Mother of the Year and starts her own nonprofit. Dianne Callister received a tremendous shock from her parents at just 8 years old—...

Making room

Helping others feel welcome I wanted to leave, and you wouldn’t have blamed me. I stood before an ocean of gold and blue, of 40,000 people looking at me, not...

Therapy dogs

Canine companions serve as calming conduits for The Salvation Army Shirley Colman and Rader reading a book to a child for the Ruff Reader Team Daily tria...

‘Apologies Due’ revisited

Following an online apology, a dedication to connecting with every responding individual ensued. During the summer, Carolyn and I visited with a retired offi...

Finding sanctuary from life

A couple committed to the renewal of people in ministry Jonathan Browning and Michelle Kay-Browning, managers of Sanctuary House. It’s quiet. The loudest...

Building a bridge to hope

Juvenile offenders reshape their lives with The Salvation Army For young people whose lives are riddled by gangs, drugs, poverty and difficult family sit...

Tense and relax

All of us transit life with varying degrees of stress—some on the short run and some seeming almost permanent. It’s impossible to avoid. Innumerable stressors f...

Survival to salvation

Undocumented and abused, a woman finds safety When I first met Sophia* she spoke openly about music, faith and even politics, but whenever I asked about her,...