September 2013

Christian History Poll: Do You Know The History Of Watch Night Services

Do You Know The History Of Watch Night Services?

Watch Night Service Flame of Freedom

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History Of Watch Night Services:

The Watch Night Services in Black communities, that we celebrate today, can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as “Freedom’s Eve.”

On that night, Blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation, anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law. Then, at the stroke of midnight, it was January 1, 1863, and all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free .

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Christian Living: Why Christian Writers & Ministers Need To Know About Amanda Hocking And How That Information Can Change Ministry Part 1

Amanda Hocking is a 26 year old millionaire writer who a very short time ago was a rejected college dropout working in an old folks home for low wages.

Amanda Hocking

She mainly writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy for the young adult audience. For eight years she tried to get published through traditional channels because she thought it was the only way for an aspiring novelist.

Then she read an article about two authors, Joe Konrath and Karen McQuestion, who were doing well with e-books and she decided to try going the same route by publishing her books as e-books.

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Grieving ? How a Pilgrimage Can Help You Heal

Editor's Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of Gary L. Crawford's new book, Grieving: My Pilgrimage of Love: Engaging Grief for Healing and Hope (Bridge-Logos, 2012).

Grieving My Pilgrimage of Love

Grief is an inevitable part of life in this fallen world where loved ones die and you must adjust to living without them. The pain of grief can be intense, but the hope that Jesus offers for healing is greater than the pain.

One way to invite Jesus to transform your life for the better through your grieving process is to embark on a pilgrimage of visiting places connected to your late loved one’s life. As you travel to those places, you can remember and honor the person you’re grieving while also encountering the Holy Spirit’s healing presence.

Here’s how taking a grief pilgrimage can help you experience hope and healing:

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