How Community Members can Celebrate the Harvest Season
Many Harvest Day and fall activities have very little cost, but provide a lifetime of great memories. No matter what age they are, and no matter where they are in the nation, Christians everywhere have many opportunities to celebrate the Fall season with wholesome and fun activities.
Harvest Day Parties are a Positive Christian Alternative to Halloween
Halloween has become an Americanized and commercialized version of a pagan holiday that is based on the beliefs and practices of the ancient Celts. But Christians have the opportunity to celebrate the harvest season by giving it new meaning and significance, one that promotes positive spiritual growth, and is grounded in their faith in Jesus Christ.
Christians are to Combine Practical Cutbacks with Acts of Faith When it Comes to their Finances
This series on Budget Cutting Tips is simply meant to be an opportunity for readers to survey the ground of their finances and determine if there is preparation that needs to be made in order to overcome the looming economic crisis. It also is meant to be a faith-building journey; a reminder that the God who caused Isaac to reap a hundredfold during a time of famine is the same God who can supernaturally supply for the needs of every believer today.
Christian Churches Turning Halloween into Harvest Day
Today, many Christians have voiced their concerns that Halloween does not bring glory to Jesus Christ, and have chosen to celebrate the season with different kinds of festivities. And many churches and Christian communities have been the forerunners, paving the way for positive alternatives to Halloween.
The Christian New Year Begins on January First According to the Gregorian Calendar
For political and military reasons, January 1, 153 B.C. became the beginning of the new year. The Roman calendar was widely used throughout western Europe, until revised by Aloysius Lilius, an Italian doctor, astronomer, philosopher and chronologist. Pope Gregory XIII commanded Christians to use this new and improved calendar in 1582, and named it after himself. It is still the most widely used calendar in the world.
During Financial Struggles it is Wise to Get Good Spiritual and Practical Counsel
When financial struggles occur, it is time to take spiritual and practical action. Further delay will only make the situation more agonizing. Don't wait for things to get worse. Make a plan and deal with whatever must be handled, and trust God in the process for wonderful and manageable results.