Christianity, Culture, Current events, Israel, Religion, Religious Freedom, Religious Persecution

Israel Probes Extremist For Anti-Christian Comments

Israeli authorities have opened a criminal investigation into alleged incitement by Benzi Gopstein, leader of the far-right anti-assimilation Lehava group, according to Israeli media reports, after he wrote an article in December that likened Christians to “vampires” and called for them to be expelled from the holy land. In the article published on far-right Israeli… Read More Israel Probes Extremist For Anti-Christian Comments

Deliverance, Essay, Feature, Guilt, Healing, Intimacy, Love, Mercy, Shame

My First Time

[tweetthis]He gives me life! @theharvestmag http://theharvestmagazine.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1482&action=edit[/tweetthis] Maedee Ford The Harvest Magazine Contributor   My first time was nothing like I thought it would be. I didn’t plan for it; it happened quite unexpectedly one uneventful and unremarkable Saturday afternoon. As I reflect on the experience now, I can see that there were a series of… Read More My First Time

Condemnation, Conviction, Dating, Essay, Feature, Forgiveness, God, Grace, Harvest Contributors, Mercy, Ministry, Missions, New beginnings, Relationships, Scripture, Spirituality

Love Lifted Me

Serra Delight The Harvest Magazine Contributor Reflective Essay Have you ever heard of the hymn, “Love Lifted Me?” Read these words below and imagine that you are the one that’s singing it when you’ve needed God’s love to lift you. He has the power to lift us out of every deep, dark and desperate situation.… Read More Love Lifted Me

Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, Feature, Jesus, Religion, Resurrection, Spirituality

#Lent 2016: Real Rending

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]I’m giving Him me in all my transparency, honesty and nakedness. That’s a real rending of the heart. @theharvestmag[/tweetthis]   What Are You Giving Up for Lent? Does It Matter? Joel 2: 12-13 Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor Ash Wednesday marks the 40-day period of reflection and sacrifice, excluding Sundays, before… Read More #Lent 2016: Real Rending

Christianity, Faith, Fear, Feature, Healing, Health, Obedience, Praise, Spirituality, Testimony, Thanksgiving, Trust

Broken Pencils and #Crazy Faith

Trusting and Obeying God When Doing So Seems…Weird Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor I stood up to get my purse so I could meet Shannon outside for lunch. When I stood up, my legs buckled and collapsed. What happened afterwards is a blur. What I do remember is that I was on… Read More Broken Pencils and #Crazy Faith

Christianity, Current events, ISIL, Islam, Middle East, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, War

Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

Pope Francis hosted Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday and raised concerns about the desperate plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-torn country. Iraq’s ancient Christian community has been decimated since the militant Islamists of ISIL swept through a third of the nation in 2014 in their drive to build a caliphate.… Read More Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

Christianity, Current events, Fasting, Spirituality

Why Fasting During Lent Is Probably Easier Than Keeping A New Year’s Resolution

Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, a season of fasting and abstinence for Christian denominations all over the world. This premise is not unlike the one underlying New Year’s resolutions, and yet only eight percent of Americans stick to their resolutions compared to 65 percent of Christians who stick to Lenten fasts and promises. So… Read More Why Fasting During Lent Is Probably Easier Than Keeping A New Year’s Resolution

Dreams, Faith, Feature, Spirituality, Vision

Dreamers and Visionaries Welcomed–No Co-signers Needed

[tweetthis]Don’t ever, ever stop believing in the beauty of your dreams. Trust God. @theharvestmag[/tweetthis] Believe in the Beauty of Your Dreams Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Editor and Publisher I am a recovering dream sharer. Once upon a time, I easily and routinely shared details of my dreams for the future. It didn’t matter… Read More Dreamers and Visionaries Welcomed–No Co-signers Needed