A “Barbarian” in Paul’s time was not a man without morals. He was not necessarily crude, vicious or uncivilized. A “Barbarian” was simply someone who didn’t speak your language or grow up in your culture. 

Many of these young soldiers…

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Winds Of Change

“Writhe and labor to give birth, Daughter of Zion. Like a woman in childbirth. For now you will go out of the city, dwell in the field, and go to Babylon. There you will be rescued; There the Lord will

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Faith For A Pair Of Shoes


Here's another story from the Agape Force's time in Reedley, but it's a personal one from Greg Lanson, who was really helpful when I was doing research for the project in 1995. Though Greg has passed on we…

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The Reedley Awakening in 1971

Here is an article from New Wine Magazine, first published in November of 1971 and it doesn't need much commentary.  The Reedley Revival went on for about 16 weeks during the Spring and Summer of 1971

New Wine Magazine

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Agape Force "In The Beginning"

First, thank you for your prayers for me as I took a short break from my writing focus to address some urgent ministry administrative issues (read AAAAACK…Book Keeping!) 

Monday, after all my deadlines were met (by the virtual…

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Testing The Waters 

I’ve been sitting here for well over an hour trying to make a final decision on which of the many stories I have here at my fingertips to post next. I’ve actually been praying about it. Where to go next…

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Teenage Ministry In A Visitation of God

It’s hard to know where to begin posting the things that I’ve already written so instead, I decided to dive in with something Winkie wrote for the project. Back in 1995, when I had quite a few stories already collected…

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Last Witnesses



A few nights ago Jim & I finished reading "Last Witnesses" aloud. These days we do a lot of reading to each other, mostly when we are driving, the one who is riding shotgun reading to the…

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