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Kwanzaa 2013: Day 4–UJAMAA

The fourth day of Kwanzaa–highlighting Ujamaa, or cooperative economics.

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[This Kwanzaa I have incorporated the profession of my Christian faith with the celebration of my heritage and community. Kwanzaa, by nature, is not tied to any one faith, but as the parallels between the Seven Principles and many Christian teachings are strong, I try to recognize both in my personal observance. I hope that no matter what your beliefs are regarding theism or religion, you will read on and take away a positive lesson from it to apply to your own life’s journey.]

HAPPY KWANZAA, everyone!

HABARI GANI?
Day 4, December 29 – UJAMAA (cooperative economics)
To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Acts 2:44
And all that believe were together, and had all things in common.

Acts 2:45
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

Life Application:

  • Do…

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5 Ways To Be Unsatisfied With Your Church |

http://www.shaneblackshear.com/5-ways-to-be-unsatisfied-with-your-church/

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Kwanzaa 2013: Day 3–UJIMA

The third day of Kwanzaa, highlighting Ujima (collective work and responsibility).

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[This Kwanzaa I have incorporated the profession of my Christian faith with the celebration of my heritage and community. Kwanzaa, by nature, is not tied to any one faith, but as the parallels between the Seven Principles and many Christian teachings are strong, I try to recognize both in my personal observance. I hope that no matter what your beliefs are regarding theism or religion, you will read on and take away a positive lesson from it to apply to your own life’s journey.]

HAPPY KWANZAA, everyone!

HABARI GANI?
Day 3, December 28 – UJIMA (collective work and responsibility)
To build and maintain our community together and make our sisters’ and brothers; problems our problems and to solve them together.

Galatians 6:2
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Matthew 24:13
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore.

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Kwanzaa 2013: Day 2–KUJICHAGULIA

The second day of Kwanzaa, highlighting Kujichagulia, or self-determination.

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[This Kwanzaa I have incorporated the profession of my Christian faith with the celebration of my heritage and community. Kwanzaa, by nature, is not tied to any one faith, but as the parallels between the Seven Principles and many Christian teachings are strong, I try to recognize both in my personal observance. I hope that no matter what your beliefs are regarding theism or religion, you will read on and take away a positive lesson from it to apply to your own life’s journey.]

HAPPY KWANZAA, everyone!

HABARI GANI?
Day 2, December 27 – KUJICHAGULIA (self-determination)
We learn about and celebrate the traditions that help us define ourselves.

Philippians 14:3
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Matthew 24:13
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Life’s Application:

  • Thinking of giving up? DON’T!
  • Do you need strength? Ask for it!

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Kwanzaa 2013: Day 1–UMOJA

The first day of Kwanzaa, highlighting Umoja, or Unity.

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[This Kwanzaa I have incorporated the profession of my Christian faith with the celebration of my heritage and community. Kwanzaa, by nature, is not tied to any one faith, but as the parallels between the Seven Principles and many Christian teachings are strong, I try to recognize both in my personal observance. I hope that no matter what your beliefs are regarding theism or religion, you will read on and take away a positive lesson from it to apply to your own life’s journey.]

HAPPY KWANZAA, everyone!

HABARI GANI?
Day 1, December 26 – UMOJA (unity)
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Psalms 133:1
Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Ephesians 4:3
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Let us endeavor to keep unity by becoming peace…

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I am a closet Christian – Salon.com

http://www.salon.com/2009/12/21/closet_christian/

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Does Kwanzaa clash with the black church? | theGrio

To coincide with this week’s series of post, an article discussing the connection of the Black church and the observance of Kwanzaa–and whether or not we should nurture one.

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via Does Kwanzaa clash with the black church? | theGrio.

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Habari Gani? Kwanzaa begins

[This is a repost from my main blog, The White Trash Princess Diaries. I have been observing Kwanzaa through my church for almost 20 years now, and have been in charge of the celebration for at least the last 12. I normally try not to cross-post content, but I found an e-book that does a great job of blending scripture and profession of Christian faith with the reflective and community affirming principles associated with Kwanzaa. I will be sharing excerpts from that book, Kwanzaa For Christ, by C. D. Holmes Miller. (I have the Nook from Barnes and Noble, but I imagine Amazon has it available for the Kindle as well if you’d like to get your own copy.) I invite you to take the journey with me this year.]

WTPD: Habari Gani? Kwanzaa begins

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One Day at a Time

Words of wisdom and reflection from a friend of mine. I need help in both areas. 😉

Victorious Journey

 

I am a planner. I enjoy having a detailed outline of what I want to accomplish for any given day or week. I tend to look weeks and months ahead and have a general idea of where I’m going. Running two businesses, being involved in church and civic activities and going back to school necessitates that I use my time wisely so that I can do everything that needs to get done. However, I’m in a season of life right now where my planning skills really cannot be used. I’m waiting for God to resolve certain things in my life, and until He provides these answers, I cannot do my usual planning and outlining. How do I feel about this? What is God trying to teach me in this season of no clear direction?

To answer the first question, I feel unnerved and uncomfortable. I want to be able…

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