Caution To Stir Up To Watch Against Sin: John Bunyan

Caution To Stir Up To Watch Against Sin by John Bunyan[i] The first eight lines one did commend to me, The rest I thought good to commend to thee: Reader, in reading be thou rul’d by me, With rhimes nor lines, but truths, affected be. 8 April 1684   I. Sin still at first, just …

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A Good Book: Christian Growth

A good book will be a book that causes you and compels you to run to the living God. It is one that causes you a greater desire to see Him, to know Him, to return to Him, to learn more about Him. Generally speaking, people believe good books are built off of two general principles...

Am I Willing to be Pruned?

Am I willing to be pruned? You may be thinking, "Well what sort of question is that?", but let me assure you it is a very valid one in my life - and honestly, should be in the life of every professing Christian. I will pose far more questions here than answers...

Texas to Kenya: A Two Year Rewind

Ironically enough two years ago today we were traveling the same roads to our new (temporary) home in Kenya. Happy 2 crazy blessed years to us! We had no clue what lay before us but we were as ready as we could be. For anyone who hasn't been following our story from the beginning let me recap "quickly".

In Church and Not Saved: A Powerful Story

The other day I ran across this testimony on Facebook from Jackie Hernandez. After reading this, I reached out to her for her permission to share her powerful transformation. Her story reminds me of a young girl I ran into several years ago. You can read about it here titled, "The Empty Offer". It is …

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Mercy Home Story: Surrendering the American dream for Christ and Kenya

The Bys family sold all they owned, gave away career and savings to serve God as full time missionaries to help the needy. But why Bungoma, Kenya? The reasons are many, but ultimately it was through trips originally made by AFM founders who traveled on Gospel missions to work with various pastors in Bungoma, and …

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Memorial Service: A Friend Who Found Freedom

There is rarely in life anything more difficult than loosing a friend, a co-worker, a loved one, or a spouse. Any yet in this life, death will come, the hour usually unknown, and most often never prepared for. Today a memorial service, a celebration of life, was held for a dear friend who found freedom …

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The Father’s Bargain: John Flavel

The Father’s Bargain—John Flavel In the later 1600's John Flavel wrote this picture of the God the Father talking with His dear Son regarding the hopeless and sinless state. This has come to be known as, "The Father's Bargain." “Here you may suppose the Father to say, when driving his bargain with Christ for you. …

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