Kimberly N. Alleyne Instances of U.S. influenza (flu) activity have reached the epidemic threshold for the 2014-15 flu season according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). Annually there are 15 to 61 million cases of influenza are in the United States; each year 36,000 U.S. deaths are caused by flu. The CDC… Read More Why African-Americans Are Less Likely to Get the Flu Vaccine and How the Church Can Help
Reflective Essay I thought it was poetically fitting that the first day after my 40-day fast ended was a beautiful one. An almost cloudless sky greeted me Thursday morning, Feb. 12, and a bright sun with a hint of spring warmth hugged my cheek. During my 40-day journey, I had wondered how I would change.… Read More The Freedom of Emptiness
And “The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.” I Corinthians 15:41, NIV One of my former journalism professors always ends her phone calls and emails with, “Keep shining!” I get it: it’s her way of encouraging people in her mission field to… Read More #Shine On!
Pastor Cheryl Mitchell Gaines, J.D.; M.Div. The Harvest Magazine contributor Reflective Essay If my life can be used to bring you glory Lord Jesus, use me. If you can use anyone Lord, use me. O, Lord. I give you me again, and again, and again. After Robin Williams’s suicide, many African-Americans began to admit how… Read More There Is Light at the Other End — Hold On
Kimberly N. Alleyne | Publisher and Chief Editor | Commentary Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good. – II Samuel 10:12 (KJV) It has been said that a man carries the world on his… Read More A Call to Our High Priests to Play the Man!