Rev. Cheryl Kincaid, Author, Speaker, Pastor
"A Guatemalan immigrant, two girls aging out of foster care, a business owner, grandmother and a preschool teacher are all searching for Home. Follow the faith journey of six extraordinary women as they seek to create a space called home while trying to break destructive patterns that have tarnished family for generations. Rediscover the answer that all these women find in their faith as they surrender to God and find the Forgotten Door Called Home." Don't miss out on this inspiring read that will leave you inspired and uplifted. Rev.. Kincaid's book will cause you to think differently about empowerment and place a called home.
All Karrie wants is to fit in but growing up in an alcoholic and abusive home does not make that easy. Her struggles take up most of her energy. Her church seems to be aware of the violence in her home life, but they are uncertain as to what actions they should take. Karrie has questions about Christ’s suffering and how it relates to her suffering which the adults in her life don’t seem to understand.
When she is removed from the only life she has ever known, she feels as if her life will unravel as she tries to hang on to Christian faith in foster care system.
Follow Karen as she strives to answer these questions and undergoes a journey of faith for answers that only a perfect Father can provide.
Have you ever noticed that A Christmas Carol has biblical imagery? Perhaps that is why Christians enjoy it so much.
We revisit this story because it echoes with the ancient lessons of Advent. Hearing the Gospel Through Charles Dickens s 'A Christmas Carol' is a Christian devotional that uses A Christmas Carol as a tool to teach the ancient Advent lessons of Hope, Faith, Peace, Love and Joy. Each week s devotion begins with a section from A Christmas Carol which dramatizes the Advent Lesson and is followed with a scriptural Advent lesson from the Church of England s Book of Prayer.
Rev. Kincaid says that as a Christian pastor, she is grieved that the modern evangelical church has diminished the Advent season to a single Christmas Eve service or Christmas Sunday service. As a community, the church no longer spend time preparing our hearts for the season of 'Christ coming' in human flesh.
Hearing the Gospel Through Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is a winner of the Illumination Award of Independent Publishers.
Read more about Charles Dickens Faith journey by visiting https://dickensandchristianity.com/
The Little Candle That was Frightened of the Dark is a story which re-tells the story of birth Christ from the perspective of Christmas candles that shine in an inner city sanctuary on Christmas Eve. In this story a war memorial candle sits in a shadowy place by a great advent wreath in a church sanctuary. The candle trembles in the dark until he hears how Christ came to earth. Each candle tells a different part of the nativity story thus comforting the frightened candle in the dark. The color of the candles are the same colors of the advent candles from Orthodox Church in honor of the Christians who are suffering from war in the Middle East.
This story culminates with a Christmas family devotion which walks the family through the lessons of Christmas. This book is an excellent picture book because of the vivid imagery that retells the Christmas story. The Little Candle is written for children between the ages of three and six, although, it can be enjoyed by all ages for the story's timeless lessons.
Deep beneath the grass, snug in the earth’s soft soil, lay a little slab of clay, content to spend its whole life hidden. But the Potter has different plans. Using a strong, persistent touch, the Potter’s firm hands mold and stretch the frightened little piece of clay until it becomes a pot. At first the clay is troubled, but then it considers—could the Potter be making me into something beautiful? Something special? Something treasured? Submitting to the work of the Potter, the pot reaches the marketplace, only to discover it is not beautiful or special or treasured. It’s simply an ordinary pot. Based on the parable in Jeremiah 18, the little clay pot learns that sometimes, even ordinary pots can serve great purposes.
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