Back To School By Faith!

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We are sooo excited to go back to school! Well, sort of… We are glad that the children will continue their educational journey but the expenses can be daunting for parents and guardians. However as people of faith we are assured that our Father will provide all of our needs according to His riches in glory. So let’s walk the walk of faith and be prepared to mentor, encourage and guide our children through the 2016/2017 academic year.

To support you on this journey, our Back to School edition features notable Jamaicans ‘going back to school’ to give a word of advice to themselves! It’s quite a treat!This edition also offers some great tips on starting high school and leaving university as well as the inside scoop on the enigmatic Captain ICan! who is a favourite among students across the island, so be sure to share with your kids! On the family life front, the distinguished Dr. Wayne Henry shares his heart on fatherhood, family and faith, we were truly inspired. So dive in and enjoy our issue #10. It’s Back to School!

And of course, send us your feedback!

Shelly 2016

 

Editorial Director & Founder

Shelly-Ann Harris @harrisshellyann

shellyannharris@gmail.com

And of course big thanks to our loyal sponsors and advertisers as well as our hard working Back To School Team!

  • Abigail Watson, Child Writer
  • Christopher Brodber, Contributor / Writer
  • Dr. Arlene Rose, Contributor/Writer
  • Warren Harris, Senior Sales Associate
  • Gabre Cameron, Photographer
  • Monique McLeod, Professional Makeup Artist
  • Tamar Henry, Administrative Executive
  • Anna Aguilar, Designer
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Easter Brings New Hope!

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The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ reminds us that we can have new hope in every area of our lives – in our faith, in our relationships with others, in our marriages and of course in the call on our lives. That is why I so love the Easter season. It reminds us of the deep and passionate love that God has for us, the great suffering he endured and that when we surrender our lives to Him, He can and will bring new rays of resurrecting ‘sonlight’ in every single area of our lives.

But we must invite Him and allow Him. I invite you to turn the pages of the Easter Edition of Family and Faith Magazine and let God do a new thing in your heart this Holy season. “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

 Access the digital magazine here => http://issuu.com/familyandfaithmagazine/docs/easter_edition_ffm/1 and of course, send us your feedback!

Shelly 2016

 

Editorial Director & Founder,

Shelly-Ann Harris

@harrisshellyann

 

 

Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, Jamaica Broilers Group & Digicel Jamaica and of course to the hard-working team that worked on our Easter Edition!

  • Bishop CB Peter Morgan, Contributor
  • Anna Brown, Writer
  • Janice Lewis, Writer / Contributor
  • Warren Harris, Senior Sales Associate
  • Gabre Cameron, Photographer
  • Tamar Henry, Administrative Executive
  • Monique McLeod, Makeup Artist and
  • Anna Aguilar, Graphic Designer

Unwrapping the Gift – It’s Christmas!!!

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Christmas is easily the favourite time of year for most families. The fellowship, food and festivities warm the heart and remind us that among the most important things in life are family and relationships. Of course the main reason for the season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Most persons accept that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25, but the season certainly presents an opportunity to reflect on the awesome gift that God gave humanity when He sent His only Son into the world so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but receive the unparalleled gift of everlasting abundant life. In all our giving and receiving this Christmas, it is therefore important to embrace the most divine of gifts in the person of Jesus Christ and to enjoy His incomparable love.  It is in that spirit that I am pleased to present the Christmas edition of Family and Faith Magazine from the comfortable Gore home at New Harbour Village III. GoreHouseChristmas certainly involves fixing up our homes and enjoying the company of our friends and family – New Harbour Village gives us a nice canvas to achieve that!

I invite you to turn the pages of our Christmas edition and enjoy the inspiring story of Pastor Junior Tucker and his family; see why one couple delayed sex for marriage, check out our 30 gift ideas for Christmas and much more. Unwrap our Christmas edition and enjoy! Go here => http://joom.ag/bhjp

On behalf of all of us here at Family and Faith Magazine, I wish all of our readers, sponsors and supporters a delightful Christmas and purpose-driven New Year!

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“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14)

Shelly-Ann Harris

Editorial Director

@harrisshellyann

 

 

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Welcome to the August-September (Back-To-School) Edition!

 

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Thankfully the hot Summer is almost over and parents and students are gearing up for the new school year. To help families navigate through the varied issues and plans, we are pleased to present our informative, empowering and fun Back-To-School Edition of Family and Faith Magazine. Dive in! http://joom.ag/Bi4p

We also continue to provide wholesome discussion and ideas on several family-related topics focused on how to preserve healthy enjoyable relationships. In this issue, we also take a sober look at the Charleston shooting and how our reaction to the atrocious incident reveals our perception and expectations of God.

We invite you to read for FREE, subscribe to support the vision and of course send us your feedback!

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Thank you in advance for your support and may God richly bless you!

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Editorial Director & Founder

Shelly-Ann Harris

@harrisshellyann

Read Most of Family and Faith E- Magazine For Free!

2014.11.27-Strobist-ShellyAnnHarris-0188In a bid to ensure that ALL readers can enjoy the empowering content in its bimonthly publication, Family and Faith Magazine has made almost all of its pages in the digital version FREE for reading online. Effective July 16, 2015, Editorial Director Shelly-Ann Harris says more than 90% of the magazine’s content is available for FREE to readers across the globe.

“Readers will now be able to access and enjoy just about ALL of the magazine for FREE. They will still see a small price for subscription on the cover but that is optional ,” Harris explained.

She added that “loyal readers of the magazine can choose to subscribe to just show their support and to invest in our mission to expose Godly Christ-like values, strategies and ideas for family life. Readers have been asking how they can support us and we are happy to say they can simply subscribe to our E-magazine.”

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The print version of the magazine remains available for sale at Fontana Pharmacies island wide and Seymour Park Pharmacy in Kingston, Jamaica.

Family & Faith Magazine Introduces New Sleek, Glossy Edition

Digital Version Available for Subscription Online! 

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F&F Mag_June-July 2015_30 Pages_270515Following a groundswell of positive feedback and requests from a growing fan base both locally and overseas, Family and Faith Magazine will be moving away from newsprint and introducing a new sleek glossy bimonthly keepsake magazine.

According to Founder and Editorial Director, Shelly-Ann Harris, “readers have been asking us month after month for something to keep over time plus it had always been our vision to produce a glossy edition so we have decided to take that step for our next exciting edition to be published this June.”

Continuing she said that “we have received countless calls, messages and emails from readers all across Jamaica, the US, the UK, Canada and other countries telling us that they immensely enjoy the magazine. We also get calls from persons who use the magazine as a resource with small church groups, so we are both humbled and grateful for the impact of the publication so far.”

By the first week of June, the extended digital version of the bimonthly magazine will be available for subscription online and a shorter version will also be available in Seymour Park Pharmacy and Fontana Pharmacy island wide.

“Furthermore to ensure that our loyal readers who look for us in the Gleaner are not disappointed we will also be partnering with the Gleaner Company to insert a large sum of the magazines in the newspaper, so of course we couldn’t be more thrilled because the Gleaner has a massive readership and following,” Harris said.

2014.11.27-Strobist-ShellyAnnHarris-0188Harris remains thankful for her dedicated team and loyal sponsors Jamaica Broilers and the Jamaica Public Service for their ongoing support “on this journey of promoting and exposing positive Godly lifestyle options and solutions for family life.”

For more information send an email to familyandfaithmagazine@gmail.com

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Welcome to the inspirational Easter edition! 

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Happy Easter! 

 

Editor’s Note: Bringing Back Things, Dreams and People from the Dead – The Power of Christ

I have come to accept that we simply must have faith that things can be different, if we are going to have a bright hope for our children and our society. The recent stories of violence, abuse, neglect, death and callousness against our fellow brothers and sisters in Jamaica and indeed across the world, particularly about our women and children, are depressing. Nevertheless, people who believe in God are led to put their hope and trust in the resurrection power of Christ. During this wonderful Easter Season we are reminded that He can love the unlovely, restore the broken and bring back things, dreams and people from the dead. It is with that spirit that I invite you to turn the pages of our Easter edition and put your confidence in Him. Enjoy, reflect, share with your friends and family and of course let us have your feedback:

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Editorial Director & Founder

Shelly-Ann Harris

@harrisshellyann

 

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‘Empowered women take care of themselves, their families and their dreams’   | March Edition

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March is women’s month and so this edition of Family and Faith Magazine is focused on empowering women. For some women, empowerment means having enough money to pay all their bills, for others it’s the ability to achieve a dream or professional ambition. If we go by Proverbs 31 however, the empowered woman serves God, takes care of herself, her family and does not neglect to take care of her own dreams. As a business owner, career woman, wife and mother I have personally come to accept that real empowerment can only come when we discover the streams of our God-given purpose and allow Him to lead and strengthen us on our journey to fulfilling that purpose. That is why I am very excited about our March issue! In it you will find an abundance of thought-provoking, informative and empowering stuff! Be sure to get the full magazine experience by downloading your digital copy here => http://joom.ag/waOb 

So enjoy, please share with your friends and family and of course let us have your feedback:

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Live | Love| Pray | Together

– Editorial Director, Family and Faith Magazine, Shelly-Ann Harris @harrisshellyann

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‘All-encompassing, Absorbing, Frustrating yet Fulfilling Love!’

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I’m so very excited to welcome you to our second edition of Family and Faith Magazine, where it is literally all about love. No matter how successful, mature, confident or independent we get, we all have a deep-seated, genuine need to be loved and what better time than Valentine’s month to focus on this all-encompassing, absorbing, frustrating yet fulfilling subject! Plus our pages are packed with enough stuff to make love the subject for all 28 days of February! So keep your copy of Family and Faith Magazine and share with your friends and family.

You can start off with the story of long-time lovers and best friends Marvine and Zeelah Davis who offer up grounded, no-nonsense advice on the need to fight for love amidst today’s slew of distractions; enjoy the heart-warming, tear-jerking story of beautiful real love from Indi Mclymont Lafayette titled My Love is Blind – Lessons From Having a Blind Lover and refresh your understanding of love; the various types, how it is given and received, and much more from our wise and experienced counsellor, Dr. Barry Davidson.

Now the experience of love in relationships with imperfect people certainly has its challenges, so take a moment to check out Chris Brodber’s insightful look at cheating in the feature Hardened Men Cheat. Love, particularly for women, sometimes also means making your appearance more eye-catching so that you can either attract love or keep the love you have – so check out the first in our beauty series: Righteous Cleavage – Exploring Modesty for the Christian Woman.

Of course we have our monthly features: He Said, She Said, Dressed For Church, Shine Your Light and At The Table so partake, enjoy, share and of course let us have your feedback. We were very heartened by the many comments you sent our way about our inaugural edition – thank you so much and we invite you to keep it coming. Connect with us your way:

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We remain extremely thankful for the faithful team behind Family and Faith Magazine and were happy to dedicate our efforts in a special prayer service held at Transformed Life Church recently. We are also very pleased to have the support of our wonderful sponsors who have helped to make this second edition possible. May God continue to bless you richly.

Dear readers, it is indeed the season to reflect on love – let us look at how we can make love the motivation for all that we do in our relationships and our service to others, remembering that God is the source of love and that “if anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” (1 John 3:17). So “let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” – 1 John 4:8

Live | Love| Pray | Together

Shelly-Ann Harris @harrisshellyann

Editorial Director & Founder

Family and Faith Magazine

Next issue: Monday, March 2, 2015