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

31-Day Writing Challenge, Essay, Forgiveness, Mercy, Relationships, Writing, Writing Challenge

No More Rides on the Broken-Relationship Rollercoaster

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor Essay | Writing Challenge Day 6: Reconciliation James 3: 17-18; James 4: 1-3   She won’t forgive me. It’s been 10+ years, and she still won’t forgive me. I have apologized over and over and over again, but she can’t seem to it let go. For… Read More No More Rides on the Broken-Relationship Rollercoaster

Christianity, Current events, Essay, Faith, Jesus, Science, Spirituality

Equinoxes Are Not Equal and Seasons End

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Publisher and Editor Reflective Essay   What I love about March is the Spring Equinox. I’m always standing at the door waving, excited to welcome it after winter, especially after an especially long and cold winter. When the equinox strikes, I know those days are over, even if only… Read More Equinoxes Are Not Equal and Seasons End

Bible, Culture, Essay

Be Mine

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor Reflective Essay   I am reluctant to share this, but every year when Valentine’s Day approaches I get a little irritated. I feel bombarded by the television commercials of couples ogling over each other or ladies accepting marriage proposals with “He went to Jared” or “Every… Read More Be Mine

Bible, Church, Culture, Essay, Faith, Ministry, Religion, Scripture

What Do You Do When Church Ain’t Working?

Renita Guyton The Harvest Magazine Contributor I grew up in the church. I served, I honored, gladly gave my time and finances. I faced many challenges and failed to rise to the occasion at times, but my faith was strong. I told myself if I could just keep myself focused and do what I knew… Read More What Do You Do When Church Ain’t Working?

African-American, Bible, Church, Culture, Essay, Mental Health

There Is Light at the Other End — Hold 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