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Today’s blog post is by a guest writer by the name Andrew Kiserema. Andrew runs the blog MAISHA NI SAFARI. He has penned a personal account on pain and suffering. May it be a blessing to you and your loved ones. Pain and Suffering: Overcoming the Death of a Loved One By Andrew Kiserema We will all go through difficult,…More

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I took a keen interest in the life of the famous evangelist Reinhard Bonnke after he passed away on 7th December 2019. I heard many great testimonies of the fiery evangelist by many people in my Christian circles and I was curious to know the man more. I searched him up and found that he had written a detailed autobiography.…More

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Queen Waturi turns 31 today. After being married to her for nearly eight years, I, as her husband, can confidently say that Turi has embodied Proverbs 31 as she turns 31. So here is King Solomon’s chapter manifested in the wife of my youth. This is 31 at 31! Proverbs 31:10 “A wife of noble character who can find? She is…More

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To raise a child is a high privilege for a man. You are awarded the role of father. It is not a burden but a privilege. A privilege to invest in a future generation by planting trees in whose shade you may never sit. This #FathersDay, be firstly and firmly established in the Fatherhood of God towards you. The Fatherhood…More

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I recently saw a status update shared on social media. It was an image with a caption that read as follows: “I don’t hold grudges; you simply become irrelevant.” I usually don’t fret over the things I see on social media, especially among unbelievers. However, it gets me thinking deeply when I see professing believers subscribe to such mantras. What…More

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During the quarantine, I have been able to put together an eight-part series on Handling Conflict in Relationships in a Healthy Way. This is part one. It has been made available for free.  Access the rest of the course here: www.penstrokes.co.ke/current-course/ International audiences that seek to purchase the course will soon have a link with Paypal and VISA options. More

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INBOX: Hi Ernest I would like to hear your thoughts on taking time apart from your partner following disagreements or hurtful events during dating/courting. Hey, thanks for writing. While dating, taking time apart after a painful fight can help. However, it can end badly if you are not keen on a few things. A friend of mine says, “A break…More

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This quarantine season presents the perfect time for believers to learn how to feed themselves spiritually though a quiet time. The average believer today is often over-dependent on his or her pastor for spiritual nourishment. They depend on one sermon to take them through the week. That is why some believers in Kenya were panicking when the Covid-19 prevented church…More

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Of the top 10 visited websites in Kenya, two are porn sites. About 3 are betting/gambling sites. This means that more than half of our golden Internet time as Kenyans is dedicated to addiction. During this quarantine season, more people are online than before. And without the monitoring systems of work and HR, it is not unusual to hear that…More

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THE COMPULSION OF CALAMITY The Corona virus pandemic has left thousands dead and even thousands more infected. The world has almost come to a grinding halt because of this calamitous disease. Calamity compels us to consider the fragility of our earthly life. It is here today and gone tomorrow like a vapour in the wind. Our lives are truly like…More

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When the dream experiences delay Every believer knows that they are saved because they have acknowledged that Jesus is Lord, that He is the saviour of the world, that through Him our sins are forgiven, that we have His Holy Spirit dwelling inside of us and that we have access to eternal life our of pure mercy and grace and…More

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An encounter with unclean spiritsLate last year, I encountered two demon-possessed persons in one of my teachings. They willingly came forward for prayer at the end of the sermon but suddenly turned violent. One of them blurted all forms of obscenities and kept shouting that the girl belonged to them and that they were not leaving. The unclean spirit in…More

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Is your Church’s “theme for the year” really from God? As the New Year starts, churches in my country roll out themes for the year. Most of these themes are rolled out in vigils as churches cross into the New Year together. The themes are often things that God is saying to the local church to guide them for the…More

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This year I have been privileged to learn some really important life lessons, albeit the hard way. The biggest struggle of my heart this year has been to forgive. I had often imagined myself a forgiving person. However, I have come to realize that you cannot be forgiving if you have not been offended. You cannot claim to be peaceful…More

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Hi Ernest, I need your advice. So my boyfriend and I have started dating. We are serious and heading for marriage. We are both born-again believers. We have made our stand on purity clear based on our values and our mutual faith in Jesus. We wanted to agree on everything so that there are no red flags. We even agreed…More

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