Grace for Grief

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and editor Grief sparks a range of complex emotions that are constantly changing, much like a kaleidoscope. And for some who are mining their way through a loss, the feelings ricochet of every aspect of life for what can seem like a lifetime. To His children, God is the God of all comfort, […]

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When Your Reputation Has Been Attacked!

Rev. Jackie Jackson The Harvest Magazine contributor Reflective Essay Reputation is a complicated thing- it’s not easy to get a good one but it sure is easy to get a negative one. In life we strive to be well thought of, but sometimes our good is misunderstood or misinterpreted and therefore evil spoken of; and our mistakes […]

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God Will Work It Out For Your Good

  Minister Norita Marshall The Harvest Magazine contributor Reflective Essay I found myself low and at one of my weakest points. I was on a bathroom floor telling God I can’t do this anymore. Crying, weary, and just unsure of how to go on in life; I was desperate for help.  This is the picture […]

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“Let’s Go!” — How One Chuch Equips Itself for Evangelism

Profile: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church; Herndon, Virginia The Harvest Magazine “Go ye therefore, and reach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the […]

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Reflective Essay Have you watched, “Who Do You Think Are”? It was initially broadcast on ABC, but now airs on TLC. Viewers watch celebrities learn revelations about their ancestry. In this episode, actress Rachel McAdams and her sister learn about their family tree. It’s an interesting subject, what we call identity […]

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Now Accepting Applications for New Members

   Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Commentary Is it acceptable for churches to set parameters on what individuals can join their congregations?  I have applied for jobs, loans, credit cards, scholarships but never have I applied to be a member of a church congregation. And I have never worshipped at a church where it was required […]

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This Seat Is Taken

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Commentary I witnessed something many years ago that continues to stay with me. I’ll likely always remember it because it was an incredibly appalling experience. The year was 2002, and the event was a Black History celebration at the Memphis church where I worshipped. The church’s annual event never […]

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The Harvest Magazine Is Here!

Whether you stumbled here unintentionally or you were directed here, welcome, welcome, welcome! This new blog is a content companion to the forthcoming The Harvest Magazine, which will be launching soon. The Harvest blog is a forum for spirituality, religion, culture, and the Church. We’ll write about how all or some of these themes intersect, […]

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