Category: Holiday

Two women at a memorial honoring the victims of the Tops shooting across the street from the store in Buffalo (Image by The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Juneteenth is a Chance to Rethink Our Gun Culture

Christians should work together to address our nation’s hate-motivated gun violence. On May 14, I joined a group of pastors from Brooklyn leading a march through Chinatown, Manhattan. I’m a member of the 67th Precinct Clergy Council—also known as the “GodSquad”—which has long worked to prevent gun violence in our neighborhood of East Flatbush through street engagement, education, leadership training, neighborhood organizing, […]

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Tips to Restart The Exercise Habit After A Holiday Break

Tips to Restart The Exercise Habit After A Holiday Break

Admit it. It’s been a month – or two – since you last visited the gym or do any form of exercise. You had too much going on in your plate plus the holiday season got you busy, which makes  exercising a bit of a hassle. Still, don’t use it as an excuse not to exercise. If you need some […]

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Wisdom to Live Right

Wisdom to Live Right

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. But fools despise wisdom and discipline. Pro. 1:7 As we transition into the New Year and 2020 Decade, we need wisdom to live right and this verse gives us the perfect recipe. The starting place is the fear of the Lord which is reverence, dependence and absolute obedience to God. […]

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Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corth. 9:15

Can you imagine what our situation would have been today if not for the gift of God’s Son – Jesus Christ? Our response then must be to love and live for Christ alone as we are commanded in 2 Corth. 5:14-15. I pray God’s blessings on you this Christmas and a New Year/Decade devoted to living only for the Lord. […]

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After Church, Start Your Christmas Day with the ‘Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’

ABC airs Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade which start on Main Street U.S.A. presented from both the Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World, Florida and the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland, California. The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade is an American television special that airs on Christmas Day on ABC, taped primarily inside the Magic Kingdom theme park at […]

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Montesano Festival of Lights

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What is a Christmas nativity?

What is a Christmas nativity?

Tradition says that Francis of Assisi created the very first Christmas nativity scene in AD 1223 after a trip to the Holy Land and Christ’s birthplace. So began a new tradition that took root in many Western countries. Today, we can see nativity scenes in front of churches and homes, on street corners, and in pageants every Christmas season. The […]

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The ‘War on Christmas’ and Christians Responsibilities

The ‘War on Christmas’ and Christians Responsibilities

The “war on Christmas” is a concerted effort to disassociate Jesus Christ from the Christmas holiday by removing the word “Christmas” from public discourse. Are we going back to dark ages, like in the 17th century, when the Puritans had laws forbidding the celebration of Christmas? With the atheistic Cult of Reason in power during the era of Revolutionary France, […]

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Empty Pockets? You Can Still Celebrate The Holidays!

Empty Pockets? You Can Still Celebrate The Holidays!

As the year closes out the flurry of activities to celebrate CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR accentuates to a high crescendo that deafens our reasoning and common-sense in several areas. One of such areas is the credit card bills we recklessly rake up during this season while throughout the year we have been careful about how we use them. We should […]

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Memorial Day: A Lasting Legacy

Memorial Day: A Lasting Legacy

by ECWA Editorial Board | This U.S. federal holiday is celebrated on the last Monday of May to honor the men and

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