Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.
If we want to kick the demons of addiction out of our lives, we need to let Jesus move in says Christina Tyson.
Retired Salvation Army officer Major Ian Kilgour isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet. A stay in hospital prompted him to develop a book that invites those nearing the end of their lives to face death with
courage, peace and hope.
‘Would you have work done?’ It was a topic that came up one night at an office job, when we were having Friday night nibbles. Because we thought we were the cast from Sex and the City (‘work, of course, meant cosmetic surgery).
‘Hmmm, I don’t know about the pain.’
‘What’s wrong with wrinkles? Why are we so scared of aging?!’
The most powerful argument can be the one where we don’t talk. But what does that have to do with Brussels sprouts?
Aristotle said, ‘Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.’ But that’s not an option in the face of a mission value that calls us to ‘Support Our Army’.
I’ve sat at my father’s deathbed twice, almost three times. The first time was when Dad suffered a major stroke at 66. We weren’t sure he’d survive. He did, but was left paralysed on one side and with his personality very
The Salvation Army value ‘Do the Right Thing’ sounds straightforward, but unless we allow ourselves to be guided by a clear standard, it’s so easy to get things wrong.
With advances in screening for unborn children with Down syndrome, the future of genetic selection is now. This offers up grave questions about the value of people with Down syndrome, and of what it means to be human in the 21st century.
How do we allow people to move from feeling like outsiders, to knowing they belong? The Salvation Army value ‘Offer a Place to Belong’ is a challenge to look beyond our own needs.