Kenya Believe it: Praise Update (Part 1)

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Many of you remember our wonderful friends, Sonia Crawley and Sonji Pass, the two incredible women who founded “Kenya Believe it” ministries in Kenya, East Africa. For the next couple of days Bram’s wife Sandi will be catching up with them to see what The Lord has done in their lives and in their ministry. http://kenyabelieveit.org

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Good News You Can Use: Assurance

One of my favorite verses is in John 14, where we read these words of our Lord: “Do not let your hearts be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” I really like Janet Bly’s comments on this verse. She says, “One Saturday morning, I stewed over a mounting pile of pressures: a stack of potential church choir anthems waited to be reviewed; a dozen important phone calls I needed to make all produced busy signals; a week’s worth of laundry spilled out into the garage; an unfinished letter was spread out on the kitchen table; a half-finished grocery list for Sunday lunch guests decorated the refrigerator door.… Read More

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Sri Lanka: Pain, Retaliation, and Prayer

Less than a week ago, I sat here contemplating the similarities between the burning of Notre Dame, the arson of three black churches in Louisiana, and the torching of bibles in India. This week, I am beginning to wonder when stories of churches being destroyed and religious minorities being threatened will stop dominating the headlines. On Easter Sunday, over 300 people were killed by six coordinated suicide bombings across the island nation of Sri Lanka. The stories that have followed the headlines include details about the pained and complicated Sri Lankan history that paints the backdrop of this current crisis. From the early 1980s until only a decade ago, Sri… Read More

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Good News You Can Use: Maturity

Writer Mary Ruth Howes shares these insights. “How do we grow into truly adult members of God’s family? We keep trying to whip ourselves into shape and to shame ourselves into doing better. But still we fail, we lapse into immaturity, always aware of our many faults. “It seems to me that Jesus gives us the key to the kind of perfection He is looking for in this sentence in the book of Matthew: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.’ The truly adult in God’s family are always honest about their failures and their lacks. ‘Blessed are those who feel their spiritual need,’… Read More

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Hidden In Plain Sight (Pt 2)

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When you hear the name Palestine, what comes to mind? For a lot people, that name evokes images of violence, terrorism and turmoil. But on today’s broadcast, Bram’s guest Sami Awad, will set the record straight about the untold number of Devout Christian’s living in that tumultuous land…

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Hidden In Plain Sight (Pt 1)

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When you hear the name Palestine, what comes to mind? For a lot people, that name evokes images of violence, terrorism and turmoil. But on today’s broadcast, Bram’s guest Sami Awad, will set the record straight about the untold number of Devout Christian’s living in that tumultuous land…

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Good News You Can Use: Bringing Up Babies

Author and speaker Marie Chapian offers her list of six ‘musts’ for bringing up babies. “1) Don’t be afraid of spoiling your baby by picking him up too often when he cries. Your child needs to learn the feelings of security and safety. Your baby is learning even before he can recognize his own name. 2)  Remember that things are never as important as people. We can enjoy our babies and our homes by making the place in which we live both child-safe and child-proof. Save your anxiety and frustration by not buying expensive things or anything white until they are older. 3)  A baby cries because he is in… Read More

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Good News You Can Use: Commandments

It’s interesting that our culture has come to put such a negative connotation on certain words. For instance, ‘authority’ and ‘submission.’ Now those weren’t meant to be ‘bad’ words. Authority was know to mean a ‘cherished right’ and submission was a ‘glad yielding.’ It’s funny, we don’t seem to have such a problem with them as long as we have the authority and others are submissive. We just don’t want to turn it around. Another word we seem to bristle at is the word “commandment.” And that’s strange, because the first 10 were given as a way for God to lavish His love on those who obeyed Him. That was… Read More

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