Category Archives: flag

When Does Love Win?

Perhaps love doesn’t win with flags, pride, or court decision. So when does love really win? Love wins when I surrender to God’s love by laying down my desires and giving up my will. I saw this kind of broken, … Continue reading

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“Salvation Army Leader Carries Flag of Justice” (Nashville City Paper Article)

By William Williams of The Nashville City Paper (published Sunday, May 8, 2011) On a recent rainy Tuesday, Steve Simms quietly toiled as corps administrator of the Salvation Army’s Berry Street Worship Center in East Nashville’s McFerrin Park. A gray-haired, mustachioed man … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Valentine

The World’s Greatest Valentine is regularly carried in East Nashville, Tennessee (The “Blood & Fire” Salvation Army Flag) — the red stands for the blood of Jesus; the yellow star represents the fire of the Holy Spirit; and the blue … Continue reading

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A Red Flag On Nashville Streets

My wife and I (and sometimes others) have felt called to carry a red, yellow, and blue flag on the streets of Nashville for the past 7 years.  It is the official flag of The Salvation Army:  The red represents … Continue reading

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Fly The Flag! Rally ‘Round The Flag! (Like In Les Misérables)

In Les Misérables (the new movie, the Broadway play, and the book) people boldly and courageously wave and carry a revolutionary flag.  Perhaps it’s time to boldly carry and wave an even more revolutionary flag — a Christian flag. Why are … Continue reading

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The Cat In The Hat Shares The Rap On His Cap

Yo! Let’s go, We gotta show A better way to pray Than sittin’ in pews Hearin’ preacha views. We got da great news! Let everybody share A prayer or a care. Take da flag Out of da bag; Blood & … Continue reading

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“I’ll Fight” — How To Be A Spiritual Soldier

A famous quotation by William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, boldly repeats the words “I’ll fight!”  His wife, Catherine Booth, preached Aggressive Christianity. They challenged their followers to be spiritual soldiers, not passive spectators.  But how do you fight … Continue reading

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