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A Secretive Test

“Secular music, do you say, belongs to the devil? Does it? Well, if it did I would plunder him for it, for he has no right to a single note of the whole seven!…” — William Booth Isn’t it iRonic, then, Salvationists still these songs of Zion, using tunes retrieved from the devil’s arsenal, all because of the Founder’s secret test? [...]

A True Knitting Yarn

There’s nothing new about knitting clubs. Groups of women and men have formed over the last century—and continue today—to enjoy fellowship, to hone their craft, and even to express their patriotism.
The Salvation Army was in the forefront of hosting such groups, a movement that peaked during World War II [...]

An NSE Love Story

The National Seminar on Evangelism (NSE) is held every year in early-August. Its venue is the breathtaking countryside of Glen Eyrie, Colorado. As the name implies, NSE is a weeklong format of instruction and practical application for Salvationists from all four USA Territories to utilize to sharpen skills in evangelism.

One would not necessarily think of NSE as a place to find love—but that is exactly what happened to Majors Mike and Cathy Himes, currently stationed as corps officers in Schenectady, New York. [...]

Drawn to the Heart

Kathy Reichman (at left) and Rebby Lucas were ‘drawn to the heart’ from the outset of the National Seminar on Evagelism (NSE), despite coming from homes a half a continent apart. Hear how their sister-like friendship began the moment they met on campus. [...]

Gypsy Boy

Rodney “Gypsy” Smith (1860-1947) was the Billy Graham of his time. Hundreds of thousands on several continents were won to Christ through his mesmerizing preaching style and his winning personality. Learn more about this world-renown evangelist. [...]

Sweet Music

Emily Debnar is an amazing young lady with a “can do” attitude. Her love for music has propelled her to try a number of instruments, and the teen is making admirable progress on each.This boundless optimism is all the more remarkable, given the iRony we are about to learn. [...]

Third Time’s The Charm

It rarely happens, but every once in a while, a Salvation Army Officer might be appointed to a post or position where they’ve served before. It’s possible, and sometimes it does happen—but by and large the majority of Officers serving in one city will probably never be reappointed there. Isn’t it iRonic, then, for Majors Juan and Lydia Mercado to have the unique distinction of being named as Corps Officers in Guayama, Puerto Rico three times! [...]

Transplant Sisters

Major Donna Leedom needed a kidney. Without a donor, her future was uncertain, to say the least. She was placed on a nationwide list, hoping and praying for a miracle. God sent a miracle, all right—just from an unexpected source. [...]