If you know me (Sarah Micula) it is no secret that I LOVE CBLI (Central Bible Leadership Institute). I started going when I was 16 years old and have (almost) never stopped. That’s nearly 20 years, for those counting. 😉 CBLI has been instrumental in my spiritual formation. Without the teaching and friendships made at CBLI […]

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For the past few years Chicago continues to daily make the news for it’s violence. The media has painted the South Side and West Side of Chicago as scary and dangerous. Over the July 4, 2013 weekend, 82 people were shot and 14 of them killed in Chicago. It’s not the first time a holiday was marred […]

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Today, any Women’s Ministries program, event, or gathering being done world wide in the Salvation Army is standing on the shoulders of the legacy that is Home League. The Home League was started in East London, England by Florence Booth in 1907. The program was so popular it spread to other countries around the world, including […]

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  PERSONNEL CHANGES OF APPOINTMENT USA CENTRAL TERRITORY On behalf of the Territorial Commander, Commissioner Paul R. Seiler, we are very pleased to announce the following appointments effective Wednesday, June 28, 2017, unless otherwise indicated: Territorial Headquarters Women’s Ministries Captain Janelle M. Romero Multi-Cultural Women’s Ministries Secretary – Women’s Ministries Department Personnel Services Major David […]

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Happy May! Today, episode 20 on the Prepare Podcast is live and our host, Sarah meets with Pilar Dunning (LCSW). Pilar is the Program Consultant for Children and At-Risk Youth for The Salvation Army Central Territory. In this capacity, Ms. Dunning supports diverse programs across 11 Midwest states that provide services to youth and families. […]

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  “I thirst.”  This simple statement that Jesus made before he died almost seems out of place among the other more dramatic statements he made from the cross.  Yet this seemingly insignificant statement is recorded by John alone, and with John, almost every seemingly insignificant statement is a clue to the deeper meaning of Jesus’ […]

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Lambasted by gossip, slander, doubt and hate, what did Jesus do? Did he pack it in, saying, “You’re right. I am just a simple carpenter. My journey, my mission ends here”? Did he throw in the towel and say, “I can’t do it! I can’t go to Jerusalem to be killed. I can’t take this […]

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Mark 6:1-6 History teems with epic expeditions and victorious voyages: Magellan’s triumphant voyage around the globe in the 1500s Lewis and Clark’s remarkable excursion to the American west in the 1800s Apollo 11’s momentous moon landing in 1969 History also records plenty of troublesome trips and ruinous journeys: Christopher Columbus’ attempt to reach India in […]

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By now you’ve most likely heard about Embrace. You’ve either seen it online or heard about it through the grapevine. If you’ve started an Embrace group and still aren’t sure it’s worth your time or you’ve wondered if you should start; the testimony below might help you understand what can happen in the space that Embrace provides. […]

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The best way to learn this language of lament is to enter into the prayers made available to us.  These are intimate windows into the human soul, the creation condition, and the heart of God. Let’s consider Psalm 13, a lament of King David: David is at the end of his rope. He is tired […]

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