This February we continue our series, now called: Sitting with the Saints where our host, Sarah Micula sits with retired officers to learn the advice they’d give themselves during their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Last month she met with Lt. Colonel Marilyn Arnold and today she meets with Commissioner Polly Shoults. Scroll down to listen and […]

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Since Embrace began in 2015, we have heard the unique needs, preferences, struggles, victories and hopes of Embrace groups around the territory. As an Embrace leader, I’m in this with you. I too sometimes struggle to set up our monthly meeting date, I’ve forgotten to let a non-Facebook member of our group know we were […]

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Episode 16 starts a series of interviews with retired officers reflecting on their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond and what advice they might give their former selves. Enjoy learning from those that have gone before us! Scroll down to listen, or listen on iTunes! Click here to subscribe.

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Happy New Year! If you’re like me you’ve added “Diving deeper into God’s Word” to your list of commitments for 2017. If so, you’ll need some resources to help you stay invested in your commitments. God always provides and the Women’s Ministries Department at International Headquarters has prepared twelve new Bible studies for 2017 that […]

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Several years ago, there was a shipwreck. Only one of the crew survived, and after several hours floating around in the ocean, he washed up on the shore of a small, uninhabited island. He was exhausted and without food or resources; he feared for his life. He cried out to God to save him. Every […]

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Luke 2 Yes, it seems that Mary and Joseph just can’t catch a break. I imagine that Mary must have been quite upset. I can almost hear her crying out to God, “God, how could you?! I have given everything to you. I said, ‘Here I am, a servant of the Lord.’ I’ve risked my […]

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Almighty God, You are true to your name, Immanuel, God with us.  This name proclaimed at your birth was also hailed at your ascension.  You are with us always—with us, not against us; with us, not absent from us; with us, not oblivious to us. And so we go forth in your authority to raise […]

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Shortly after Joseph told Mary his dream, he would have announced to his family that they were expediting the wedding.  We don’t know if Joseph told his parents about Mary’s unplanned pregnancy, but would they have believed him? Would you believe your son if he explained a mysterious pregnancy announced by an angel? There was […]

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Isaiah 9:6 says: For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. We come to the journey Mary and Joseph made from Nazareth to Bethlehem, when Mary was […]

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Encouragement helps the recipient and the giver For nine days, Mary walks and thinks. For nine days, Mary is terrified and confused. She travels that long distance with her secret; uncertain, afraid, and wondering how any of this could be true. Finally, she arrives at Elizabeth and Zechariah’s home, and the baby (John the Baptist) […]

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