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Remember who’s in your boat

In the Bible, the authors often use weather and storms as a metaphor to help us understand how Jesus relates to our lives.

May 15, 2019 | Blogs

Good Friday

Devotional: Good Friday explained

Good Friday, also known as "Holy Friday," is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. As we move towards this day, let us contemplate the meaning of "good" in Good Friday...

April 15, 2019 | Blogs

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Devotional: Investing over Saving

I recently started the financial planning process and one of the first concepts I learned is the difference between saving and investing. Saving is a way of protecting while investing is a way of growing. What should we be doing with the gifts that are entrusted to us? Should we be saving or investing?

March 27, 2019 | Blogs

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Devotional: Addition and Subtraction

Around this time people ask one another, “What are you giving up for Lent?” It’s become the thing to do in preparation for Easter. Yet, the power behind Lent is not in what we give up but what we gain from self-denial...

March 15, 2019 | Blogs

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Loving yourself, God and others

What is there within each of us that drives us to press forward each day? A Salvation Army officer answers this question by examining what the Bible tells us...

February 15, 2019 | Blogs

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The day I saw love and dignity on full display

While waiting for the red light to turn green, my friend and I got to witness kindness to another person on that cold winter Sunday morning...

February 14, 2019 | Blogs

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Frigid January increases need for energy assistance

In late January, Minnesotans waved goodbye to what had been a relatively mild winter. The unrelenting cold has created serious problems for low-income families...

January 31, 2019 | Blogs

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What if God began tidying?

What if God caught on to the tidying trend? What do you think he couldn't live without?

January 23, 2019 | Blogs

John Del Vecchio plays guitar

Local musician writes cool song about bell ringing

One night last Christmas season, John Del Vecchio (pictured) pulled into the parking lot of Oxendale’s Market on the west side of Saint Paul. It was dark and cold, and he was going through a hard time in his life. When he stepped out of his car, he heard the distinct jingle of a Salvation Army bell. He heard something else, too: a female bell ringer, singing. “…

December 26, 2018 | Blogs

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The Christmas story: The day our savior was born

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the day that God sent His son to save the world. What is the importance of Jesus' birth and where can it be found in scripture?...

December 23, 2018 | Blogs

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Pray for those searching for a home

As we enter a season when everyone seeks the comforts of home and relishes the joy of being with family and friends, we pray for those who have no home to warm winter chill or people to care for them ...

November 29, 2018 | Blogs

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Pray for the Hungry

As we enter a month of reflection on all the blessings God has bestowed upon us, we want to take a moment to pray for those who are hungry, both spiritually and physically...

November 5, 2018 | Blogs

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