Picture of WWI soldiers
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Salvation Army History

In 1938, the first-ever National Donut Day was celebrated in Chicago, and the history of The Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies was officially immortalized. The Donut Lassies were sent to France in 1917 where they established field bases near the front lines. These huts served as locations where soldiers could stock up on essential goods and snag a treat ...

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Pause for thought

“Crown him with many crowns…” - Matthew Bridges SASB #358

“…Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all” - Edward Perronnet SASB #73

I am a word geek. Words, their meanings and origins fascinate me. I am especially intrigued by foreign words which have no equivalent single-word equivalent in English, or when a single word ...

What is it?
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Pause for thought

“O thou Spirit divine, all my nature refine, Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.” -Albert Orsborn

Major Gwyn and I like to banter good-naturedly about the perceived superiority of our respective heritages in the British Isles. I never argue with him, I just explain why I’m right! When you are Scottish it is hard to be ...

Plans, plans
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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 NIV

When it has been my privilege to lead Bible studies, I often find myself telling the group about “Rule One”. "Rule One" is my somewhat irreverent paraphrase of the first commandment. It goes like this: “God is God, you are not! ...

Manger Scene
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Bible study

"And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, since he was from the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to him in marriage and was expecting a child ..." Luke 2:3-5.

A friend of mine ...