Posts categorized as "Spiritual Discipline"

After B90x – Bible Memorization Tips

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This past January, a group of Salvos and friends decided to challenge themselves to read through the entire Bible in 90 days. That 90 days came to an end this past week! It was quite the journey, with many of us falling behind, catching up, or readjusting our 90 day goal. We’ve reminded ourselves all…

Am I What I Ought to Be?

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This week at my Corps, I was introduced to a song that was new to me from the Red Songbook: #409–Before Thy Face, Dear Lord by Herbert Booth. Perhaps it’s new to you too, or maybe it’s an old familiar refrain, but in either case the words present a wonderful challenge for Spiritual introspection. The…

Get Spiritually Ripped This New Year With B90X

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Update 1/2/14 – We’ve gotten a great response to the B90X challenge, so we started a Facebook group for mutual encouragement and accountability. There’s still time to join; things are getting started on Monday, January 6. Last year I encouraged you all to resolve for something better than the typical New Year’s promises people make…

Practicing Hospitality with Lt. Sharon Autry

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Lt. Sharon, along with her husband John, is a Corps Officer at the Oklahoma City Citadel Corps. I chatted with her about her great blog, Practice Hospitality, where she writes about everything from crafts and family life, to personal organization and ministry practices. The special Advent series she’s been going through, Crowned With Kindness, offers…

Late Have I Loved You

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Happy Friday everybody! Today we’re showcasing a short poem by St. Augustine, and the song it inspired, for your contemplative/meditative prayer needs. Augustine of Hippo was converted to Christianity late in life, and yet left a rich legacy for all who have come to faith in Christ since. Writing during the Patristic period of Christian…

Thank the Jesuits!

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The Society of Jesus, otherwise known as the Jesuits, are a Roman Catholic order that’s gotten a lot of attention recently. The newly ascended Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to ever hold the office. Never mind the fact that he chose the name of the founder of a different order (either to signal his…

After Urbana… So What?

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On December 31, 2012, 16,000 students seeking God’s heart for world missions gathered in the Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams, to celebrate New Year’s Eve. That night was the culmination of almost a week’s worth of seminars and study, worship and searching, and experiencing first hand the ways in which God…