Entries by Beth Desplancke

She Leads… With Humility

By Captain Deborah BreazealeAlbuquerque, NM Corps – Southwest Division In Matthew 20: 25-27 Christ admonished his followers, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must […]

She Leads… by Seeing & Seizing the Day

By Commissioner Debi BellSouthwest Division See and Seize the Day!(We need leaders, who seek, see, and lead using valuable insights gained in the search.) We can discover countless gems buried in the myriad lists found 1 Chronicles. This gem is one of my favorites because it gave a tip of the hat to leaders who […]

November 2021 Bible Study: 10 Reasons to Praise the Lord

By Major Beth DesplanckeTerritorial Women’s Ministries Program Secretary Bible Study on 1 Chronicles 16:8-36 INTRODUCTIONIt is November, and here in America we focus on the celebration of Thanksgiving, a time when we gather with family and friends and eat too much food and share what we are thankful for. The Bible tells us to be […]

November 2021 Devotional: The PERFECT Thanksgiving

Southwest Division For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a joyous time of celebration. It is a time when we gather around a table that is overflowing with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pies, and all sorts of delicious foods. It is a time for football, parades, and all-around mirth. As Christians, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and […]

November 2021 Craft: Edible Thanksgiving Turkeys

Submitted by the Southwest Division Ingredients1 cup of chocolate chips or premade chocolate frosting30 candy corn candies6 chocolate sandwich cookies6 mini peanut butter cups6 malt balls1 cup of red frosting6 chocolate sandwich cookies with top cookies removedRed frosting in a piping bag Directions: Place the chocolate chips in a medium stainless steel or glass bowl. […]

She Leads…With Courage

By Major Tracie HarttSanta Rosa, CA Corps – Del Oro Division For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) When I think of powerful women leaders in the Bible, I cannot help but think of Esther. Esther was used by God to save […]

October 2021 Inspire Newsletter

It is a new program year in The Salvation Army and this year’s theme is “Hope for the World.” How fitting of a theme for such a time as this. Each issue of the Inspire Newsletter is going to focus on one symbol of hope. Did you know that red, orange and yellow are considered […]

October 2021 Craft: Sand Jar Craft

By Lt. Mony OregelStockton, CA Corps – Del Oro Division Supplies Needed: (You can find everything from your local dollar store) A container – glass or plastic with a wide mouth 3-4 different colored sands (1 should be a neutral, natural color of sand) A spoon A funnel An artificial succulent or any flower of […]

October 2021 Bible Study: Seeds of Potential

By Major Shannon MurphyYuba/Sutter, CA Corps – Del Oro Division Scripture References: John 15:16, Matthew 13:3-8, John 15:1-4 My oldest son is currently working his second season at a local pumpkin farm, Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm. This pumpkin farm began operations 49 years ago and is well known throughout the region. It is amazing to see […]