How is God Calling You?

Are You Called? [two_third] [/two_third][one_third_last] Ashley Brackenbury's was called to be a Marketing Manager. Hear how she found her mission. Check out the Summer issue for more of YS's interview with Ashley. [...] Send Me [two_third] [/two_third][one_third_last] What…
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A Homeless Teen, A Hopeful Future

“In this world you will have trouble... ” (John 16:33, NIV). That is exactly what my life was growing up—trouble. When I was a young child, my father was physically and emotionally abusive to my mother and me. Eventually my mother decided…

Meant for More

When I was 20 years old I met a man who I thought could walk on water. He said all of the right things and did all of the right things to make me feel like I was the luckiest girl in the world to be with him. We were together for about three…
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In Sickness & In Health

With an unshakable love for God and each other, Captains Neil and Rubina Navarro refuse to give up. Through every sickness and every health, they cling to Jesus and to the calling He has placed on their lives. Now serving as the Directors of…

Confront It. Head-On.

RACISM.        SEXISM.       CLASSISM. You don’t have to watch the news for very long to see just how depraved our world is—to see stories of how we marginalize those who are different from us. Those differences manifest themselves…
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Courageous Conversations

RACISM: the perception and treatment of a racial group, or member of that group, as intellectually, socially, or culturally inferior to one’s own group. We live in a society where racism is accepted and hatred is desensitized—and history…
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Leading with Love

LOVE IS IN THE AIR Lisa: It was October 22, 2003. I was working at Bed Bath and Beyond as the customer service manager. Anthony came in to buy frames for some posters, because he is the kind of guy who frames posters. He walked into the store,…
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Church or Chore

Your alarm goes off on Sunday morning and, let’s be honest, you don’t want to get out of bed. Sunday mornings aren’t always picture-perfect. Sometimes it involves an act of the will to get up, get dressed, grab your Bible, and head to…
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Exploring the Evidence for God

Students are bombarded by a steady stream of ideas opposing Christianity. But how does Christianity compare in the marketplace of ideas? The good news is that the case for Christ is solid and robust. Many people are happy to discover that there…

My Refugee Story

Welcome to Cambodia: a country rich with cultural traditions, art, and architecture, all infused with elegance and beauty. One common worldview permeates our heritage: Buddhism. Embedded in everything, from the garments we wear, to the birthday,…
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What Can I Do? Something.

Practical Advice to Help Those Facing Anxiety and Depression Anxiety and depression are incredibly difficult to get through in and of themselves, and they can seem impossible when someone feels like they are going through it alone. These conditions…

I Want to Hear God Speak to Me! Where Do I Start?

What is the best conversation you’ve ever had? Who was it with? Why was it so meaningful? What came out of it? These questions posed to a broad audience will produce a variety of responses, memories, thoughts, and ideas. And yet, if I could…
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Seeing Beyond the Clouds

The voice of God is a magnificent reality. Think of it. The Creator of the entire cosmos desires to relate to us intimately through speech. Sometimes we have trouble hearing God speak, but we must live within these seemingly silent experiences,…

Orange — More Than a Color

The Salvation Army's New Sunday Schoot Strategy A big change has come to Sunday mornings at corps across the country, with the national release being June 1, 2017. Orange has arrived and it’s not your typical Sunday school update because it…

When God Calls...

Depending on what God calls us to do, it can be very difficult to walk in obedience. If only we always jumped up enthusiastically and listened like Samuel did! Perhaps you can relate to the responses of three Biblical characters—Jonah, Moses,…

Called Commissioned & Courageous

At 17 she was a bright, beautiful, and energetic young woman with a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ. But in junior high she was a troubled girl falling in with the wrong crowd. During this time her parents became concerned with her behavior and…

What's Your Calling?

“So when are you going into training?” “Have you listened to the call yet?” I lost count years ago how many times I have been asked these questions. As the child of Salvation Army officers, these kinds of questions come up a lot. I…

Lashed to the Mast

It’s such a religious word! Covenant. Not likely to be dropped into a conversation over coffee or in a social media post. And yet, we instinctively know it has heft, something deep and unshakeable, and we’re mysteriously drawn to that. General…

A Promise for Life

In the 21st century, “family” and “marriage” can mean vastly different things to different people. Wedding ceremonies now sometimes join two brides or two grooms together. Families aren’t as predictable as the used to be. My own family…

A Promise of Holiness

[sa_container] ARTICLE 7 — I WILL OBSTAIN FROM ALCOHOLIC DRINK, TOBACCO, THE NON-MEDICAL USE OF ADDICTIVE DRUGS, GAMBLING, PORNOGRAPHY, THE OCCULT AND ALL ELSE THAT COULD ENSLAVE THE BODY OR SPIRIT. [/sa_container] Have you ever thought about…

In the Garden

Did you ever pray before a big test in school? I used to pray before basketball games in high school. I prayed I’d score points or at least not be embarrassed by a bad play! As I grew older I found other things to pray about. What job would…

On the Cross

My wife Jessica is a remarkable woman. She was diagnosed with dyslexia after graduating from high school and still became the first person in her family to earn both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She is smart, gifted, a fine Salvation…

With His Final Breath

"I ENTRUST MY SPIRIT INTO YOUR HANDS!"  (LUKE 23:46) These were the last words Jesus spoke before taking His last breath on the cross. The last words He said were directed not to the two men hanging beside Him, not to the people below watching,…