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Saving the Slum Sisters

Two words—glass slipper—often lead to one thought: Cinderella. Whether you grew up with the Brothers Grimm version, the Disney version, or any of the hundreds of spin-offs in between, one thing holds true: Cinderella’s class is evident…
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With All Her Might

In the sixth season of American Ninja Warrior, the five-foot-tall, barely 100-pound Kacy Catanzaro made history, being not only the first woman to qualify for the finals, but also the first woman to complete a City Finals course. #MightyKacy…
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Risking the Crescent for the Cross

Truth or Dare. You’ve probably played the game as a kid. Maybe you’ve even played it as an adult, because risk can be alluring. Do you offer up vulnerable information about yourself, or perform some chancy prank to prove your sense of adventure…

Keep the Pot Boiling

The sound of ringing bells has become synonymous with Christmas. Not only for the popular “Jingle Bells” tune and the bells magically ringing from Santa’s reindeer-driven sleigh, but for Salvation Army bell ringers tending red kettles.…
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Bodyguards With A Beat

You may “hear” a Salvation Army kettle before you see one. Either a ringing bell or a brass band playing your favorite Christmas carol may cause your head to turn. Ever wondered how brass bands first began? Rather than only playing at Christmas…

Keeping Watch Over Flocks

You’ve heard it in church. You’ve heard it at pageants. You’ve even heard it on The Peanuts special when Linus recites the story to Charlie Brown. The Nativity—as told in Luke 2—is as iconic as it gets. The first ones to hear of Christ’s…

From One War Zone To Another

Eva den Hartog (1923-2006) MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 shocked audiences with 10 seasons of outrageous, over-the-top, coming-of-age celebrations. From arrivals on gold thrones and helicopters, to gifts of custom Lamborghinis and no-budget shopping…
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The Angel of Skid Row

Captain Tom Crocker, (1894-1959) Ever finished an older series on Netflix, or thought back to a show you watched when you were younger, and wondered what the stars of the show have been up to since then? It’s always a shock to find out…
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For the Salvation of India

Arnolis Weerasooriya (1857-1888) “You’re stubborn,” usually isn’t taken as a compliment. More often it means you’re hardheaded, close-minded, incapable of changing, or won’t listen to reason. But depending on the situation, stubbornness…

A Heroic Resistance

Marie Ozanne (1906-1943) Deep in the heart of England, the most famous outlaw shoots his bow and arrow in the name of justice. In a medieval castle, a valiant legend saves his kingdom from brutal invasion through his bravery, might, and captaincy.…

Nothing Better

Lt Colonel Mina Russell  (1903-2002) “It sounds as though Salvation Army officership has been a happy, satisfying life for you. Is this true?” a War Cry reporter asked Lt. Colonel Mina Russell in 1975. “There was no hesitation before…

Can You Hear Me, Now?

Commissioner Flora Larson  1904-2000 Paul Marcarelli became Verizon’s famous “test man” in 2002 by popping out of a manhole on a city street, a muggy swamp in a remote area, an office cubicle, and even the desert. Every two steps he’d…

What's in a Name?

Alexander Alexander 1861-1934 Adam Scott from Parks and Recreation. Celebrity chef Rachael Ray. Chris Martin of Coldplay. Classic rocker Billy Joel. And pop singer Katy Perry. What do they all have in common—besides frequenting stage and screen,…

A Life Written with Love

Susie Swift 1862-1916 Love’s a funny thing—especially in English. This singular word can describe how much we really like pizza, a cool painting, a favorite sports team, our siblings, a significant other or best friend, that new Pentatonix…

WALKING DEAD

Major Alexander Alexander [two_third] [/two_third][one_third_last] Major Alexander Alexander was a man who rocked two first names. He not only turned heads by his unique name, but by his radical living for others and denial of self. [...] [one_third_last]   General…

Reflecting God's Image

Colonel Albert G. Pepper 1897-1978 Colonel Albert Pepper has been hailed as “one of the Army’s greatest holiness expositors” (Commissioner Andrew S. Miller). He taught holiness, not only in sermons, but more importantly, in how he lived. Lessons…

The Proof is in the Pudding

This idea isn’t novel; it’s been around forever. Major (later Commissioner) John Carleton’s generosity was seemingly small in 1886, but because it came from his whole self, it still has rippling effects to this day. A Call For Help At…

Finding Hope in Darkness

It’s been said, “When it rains, it pours.” At times, life can feel like things keep going from bad to worse. It’s a struggle to be an optimist when we feel we’ve hit rock bottom, or have lost something so major that our lives may never…

Floored with the Spirit

Particularly in the early days of The Salvation Army, many accounts of feeling God’s presence in physical or supernatural ways were reported by believers. BRAMWELL BOOTH (1856-1929), the second General of The Salvation Army, recorded some…

Walking Dead: Korean Kourage

"The vitality of The Salvation Army in Korea today is a tribute to the tenacious devotion of its people. Salvationists born in the flame of revival whose spiritual weapons are tempered in the forge of affliction are not easily daunted. Theirs…

'These Are My People' Eduardo Palaci

CANNIBAL MISSIONARIES? Eduardo was eight years-old when the first missionaries settled in his neighborhood. The old Peruvian women said Englishmen were strange and wicked people who killed and ate children. But they won many hearts, especially…

The Angel of Broadway

She was a Salvationist... Daughter of Captain Andrew Crawford and Adjutant Bella lCark Crawford, Rheba grew up in The Salvation Army. As a toddler she sat on the curb by the drum at outdoor meetings, and wore blue and a bonnet like the rest!…

A Murderer Forgiven

The life journey of Joel Mbambo Matunjwa, the first Zulu Officer In his book A Zulu Apostle, Commissioner J. Allister Smith tells the story of the first Zulu Officer who came to know Christ through his ministry in South Africa. Leaving his…

Joe The Turk

“A daring Salvationist extraordinary, a maker of thrilling Salvation Army history, a defender of the faith, a fighter for the ideals of the blood-bright tricolor, and an evangelist with methods bizarre, startling and effective is lost to The…