Daily devotions


First soldiers ever enrolled in Seda village (Latvia)

Last Sunday the first three soldiers were enrolled in Seda. Seda is an outpost on its way to become a corps (local church). The hall was full of interested people from the village already forty minutes before the service started.
Picture: The three new soldiers in the middle. The Corps Leaders on the right. On the left the Regional Commanders with their Assistant holding the flag.

Only a couple of weeks earlier a nearby outpost in Drusti enrolled its first soldiers. Drusti is also on its way to become a corps. (See picture below)


Three reasons not to mess with children

1. A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a
human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was
very small.
The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a
human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.

The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?'

The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him'.

2. A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while
they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each
child's work.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked
what the drawing was.
The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'

The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.'

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl
replied, 'They will in a minute.'

3. A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her
five and six year olds.

After explaining the commandment to 'honour' thy Father and thy
Mother, she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to
treat our brothers and sisters?'

Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family)
answered, 'Thou shall not kill.'

Just thinking - THE GHETTO RANT

The web-site of the Former Salvation Army Officers Fellowship have published a series of articles written by Danielle Strickland. The articles deals with womens opportunities to serve in the Salvation Army. Read them! Below you will find links to the different articles.


Just Thinking THE GHETTO RANT -2-

Just Thinking THE GHETTO RANT -3-

Just Thinking THE GHETTO RANT -4-

Writer: Capt. Danielle Strickland is currently the Social Justice Director of the Southern Australia Territory. She digs traveling, reading, running, speaking, basketball and movies. Her passion is grace, mercy and justice… and all the stuff in between. Her favourite question is ‘how hard can it be?’ and most of her days are spent answering it. (While waiting to enter Training College as an accepted Candidate, Canada, she helped pioneer the work in Moscow, Russia.)


From the web-site of Former Salvation Army officers fellowship:
The SA Sweden (Myrorna) has assumed all costs associated with the coat project (except the transport). As a result we can now begin concentrating on new Latvian projects.
We will deliver 150 children's and some adults' Warm Winter Coats to The SA Latvia in December. All the coats are a gift from our fellowship and demonstrates our commitment to the ongoing, difficult and demanding work in this former Soviet Union country.
Our fellowship has already donated money to provide school lunches in three Latvian villages through May 2010.
Watch for information where your CHRISTmas donation of $10-50.00 may be sent. $1,200.00 HAS BEEN DONATED TO DATE !


Behind Barbed Wire

From Christian History Blog by Collin Hansen.
"The 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall passed with some fanfare on November 9. Speaking as someone born in the 1980s, I admit that it is difficult to remember much about the divided Europe that this wall symbolized. Stories of the oppressive Communist rule in East Germany strike me as far-removed, not the grim reality for millions as recently as 1989. I remember much more clearly the exultant speeches delivered by Western politicians as Communism collapsed elsewhere in the following years. Today, it is easy for all of us to forget that many millions live in worse conditions than even the East Germans endured. Indeed, the totalitarian government of North Korea imprisons an entire nation that once enjoyed the blessing of revival."

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The Democracy of the Dead

MatsTunehag writes in his blog:
"I was reminded about GK Chesterton's famous quote: "Tradition means giving a vote to most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death. Democracy tells us not to neglect a good man's opinion, even if he is our groom; tradition asks us not to neglect a good man's opinion, even if he is our father."
PS. The Church of Sweden, Lutheran and former state church, recently decided to introduce a gay marriage ceremony in the church, thus blatantly ignoring Christian beliefs and traditions held by the Church worldwide for 2000 years. This begs the question: Has the church of Sweden cut itself off from the two axes of the church? Has it given in to “the arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about”?"

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