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Devotional: Make time to rest

Life is busy. We are constantly taking on more responsibilities and committing to more activities. But what if this isn't what God wants for us? What if, instead, God desires us to rest?

October 17, 2018 | Blogs

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Pray for those facing the cold

Unfortunately, there are people who are unable to enjoy what many of us would think of as simple things. They can't afford to have basic needs met, like heating their home once the temperature dips...

October 12, 2018 | Blogs

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Oct. 10 marks ‘World Homeless Day’

Every year on Oct. 10 people around the globe come together to support those experiencing homelessness...

October 9, 2018 | Blogs

Devotional: Giving and sacrificing are not the same

There is a story in the New Testament that I keep coming back to. It’s Luke 10:29-37, the story of the Good Samaritan. In the story, a lawyer wants to test Jesus about the greatest commandment (Luke 10:27). He asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”

August 16, 2018 | Blogs

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‘MOST Amazing Escape’ event coming Sept. 22

An exciting new fundraising event is on the horizon: The MOST Amazing Escape, which combines mystery, storytelling and strategy to put you and your team at the center of real-life challenges...

July 23, 2018 | Blogs

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Devotional: Count your blessings

When was the last time you thought about the ways that God has blessed you. If this seems like a challenge, you're not alone...

June 12, 2018 | Blogs

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Six ways to give back when not volunteering

Ever wonder what you could be doing to help The Salvation Army even when you’re not volunteering? There are plenty of actions you can take that don’t involve giving a donation...

June 7, 2018 | Blogs

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Donations in Action: It’s the little things

A child receives a gift, an 89-year-old man volunteers, a homeless girl finds hope, a selfless woman helps strangers ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

June 6, 2018 | Blogs

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Volunteer serves during hostage situation

It was Friday, April 13 at 8:30 p.m. I received a phone call from a Salvation Army disaster official, inviting me to serve food and drinks to law enforcement officials at a S.W.A.T. call-out...

June 6, 2018 | Blogs

Make a phone call to donate

Eviction averted thanks to a flurry of phone calls

A woman's desperate phone call prompted a Salvation Army social services intern to spring into action...

June 5, 2018 | Blogs

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Donations in Action: Never give up

A waitress keeps her home, a family stays off government assistance, a woman takes a better path, families don't get left in the cold ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

April 26, 2018 | Blogs

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Devotional: Is the future a substitute for the present?

Can looking ahead to our futures be a substitute for what's happening in our present day life? Here's what the Bible has to say about being present and God's desire for us...

April 17, 2018 | Blogs

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