Entries by Beth Desplancke

She Leads…As a Team Player

By Becky LukeWomen’s Ministries Secretary – Kroc Corps, Honolulu HI As a child, I always wanted to be the leader. Whether it be on the school playground playing follow the leader, a team captain on the field or even a leader on a special project. It gave me great joy to be able to lead. […]

July 2022 Inspire Newsletter

For the month of July we are focusing on how hope is like an anchor. We have this hope as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19a In this Inspire Newsletter you will find clever anchor craft ideas, an encouraging word, and monthly Bible trivia questions about seafarers in the Bible. As […]

July 2022 Devotional: A Godly Character

By Major Millie BearchellPersonnel Officer – College for Officer Training “The true test of a man’s (persons) character is what he does when no one is looking.” UCLA former basketball coach John Wooden There was a brief period in time when Brian and I were not Salvation Army officers due to a family situation that […]

July 2022 Bible Study: Shine Like a Star

By Major Beth DesplanckeTerritorial Women’s Ministries Program Secretary A Bible Study on the Book of Esther Summer is here and the sun is shining. What about the sunshine do you enjoy (or perhaps don’t enjoy)?Jesus is the light of the world, and He tasks His followers, believers, to shine His light to others (Matthew 5:14-16). […]

More Than Conquerors – IHQ Bible Studies

More than Conquerors is a collection of 23 Bible studies developed by women from different parts of our Salvation Army world. Unlike previous collections, Let Justice Roll and Time to be Holy, the 2022 studies are written exclusively by women under 40-years-old, providing an intentional platform for younger voices. Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, World President of Women’s Ministries, writes: Being […]

July 2022 Craft: Suncatchers

By Becky LukeCorps Program CoordinatorRay & Joan Kroc Center, HI – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division Supplies Needed: Coloring pages printed on basic white printer paper. Picture needs to fit in the mason jar lid. If your coloring pages are too large for the mason jar lid, custom print at a lower percentage. Mason jar […]

She Leads… By Including All

By Major Nancy HelmsSpiritual Care Director – College for Officer Training “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: […]

June 2022 Inspire Newsletter

It’s summer time! This month’s newsletter focuses on the ocean. If you aren’t blessed enough to be able to visit a beach in person, you can make some beach inspired crafts to brighten your home. Enjoy some Bible trivia about bodies of water mentioned in the Bible, and be reminded about the fact God is […]

September 2022 Game: Jeopardy – Back to School Edition

By Major Rachel GallopDenver, CO Adult Rehabilitation Center Instead of a craft this month, have fun in your Women’s Ministries with this animated (including sound) Jeopardy game (in PowerPoint). Categories include: History, Science, Bible, Music Appreciation, American Literature, and The Salvation Army. Have fun recalling facts you may have learned in the past as well […]

June 2022 Craft: Sea Glass Ideas

By Major Nancy HelmsSpiritual Care Director – College for Officer Training Any of the ideas below can easily be made from sea glass/pottery.  If you can’t get to the beach to find your own, you can purchase it in bulk at a good price online.  It might be faux, but that’s okay. Make sure to […]