Thursday, October 7, 2010


 Afresh daily blog has moved over to Tumblr so starting yesterday all new posts will be posted there. Thank you for following us and stay blessed. Here is the link or

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010


The lyrics is a perfect love song to our King......

Friday, August 27, 2010


Look at that, whatchu lookin at?
(Trip Lee)
In a culture that is crazy, in a world that is fallen
It’s hard tryna lead this thing according to your callin
Every time I’m steppin out my heart is still appallin
Desires waging war back and forth like A-ballin
Yeah, man, hold up! I’m hopin we can see me
That you catch me watchin what I’m watchin it ain’t easy
My heart it wants to see joy, but there’s too many decoys,
And I don’t want to end up in a trap, like a D-boy
Can’t be all relaxed, ain’t no time for getting lazy
Time for us to act, cuz the times is getting crazy
So I wrote an agreement, and I made my eyes sign it
I won’t look on a woman with no lust now I’m denying it!
(whistle) look at that, what you lookin at?
Oh, she lookin good! Aww mayn I ain’t look at that
I’m watchin what I’m watchin, yeah this thing hard
But I’m watchin what I’m watchin – we gotta be on guard (x2)
Now if I listen to that radio then I would have to spit up in the swisher and fill it with green pine
And if I listen to the TV, then you can catch me chasin plenty chicks, cause, homie, they fine
But I ddt my mind, put my flesh in a figure fo
Yes, sometimes I fall, but this right here ain’t gon’ kill me fo
Cause if I had to be a blind amputee I guarantee my Father here is purging me from all of my impurity
Bank on ‘im, bo, bank on ‘im, go hard, Father rain on em ruh, rain on em so you guard cuz
Everytime I slow up, that’s when my father show up
Make-make ways of escape and I….
Tell my TV to shut up, whatchu sellin’ I don’t want it
Hide that Word inside my heart, Ron Artest gon and guard it,
No, I don’t want your goodies baby, you can keep your cookies baby,
I know they got M&Ms but this road I’m on’s slim and shady
(Trip Lee)
With every single glance, man my sin tries to kill me
So I ain’t givin in, how my brothers gotta feel me
I’m free from my slavery, and no that ain’t the real me
I belong to my God and I can’t let no lust steal me
There’s nothing I can gain, this sister she ain’t move me
Cause my God is holy, the epitomy of beauty
Bought me with a price and I’m prayin he would rue me
My eyes belong to him he’s my king and Lord truly.
It’s men who trust Jesus who can’t be cool with all that
And when my eyes start to trip I tell them boys to fall back
So if you see me look away, don’t be surprised
Cause I’m in love with my God, I got some covenant eyes!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Higher Love yall..... set your calendars and save the date for the music and arts festival called "Higher Love" dedicated to exalt our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ through the beautiful gifts He has blessed us with. August 14th is the date from 3pm. to 7pm at Kakaako Park, it is a free event so come through and bring as many friends and family as  you want because Jesus paid the price already! There will be plenty of dope artists displaying their skills along with musical performances by local artists featuring Bridging the G.A.P. and Native roots. To help those who have children starting school and are in need for school supplies they will be given out while supplies last. There will be food and fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ as well as those families and just people enjoying the park that day so it will be a great opportunity to represent the one and only Jesus Christ and minister as the Spirit of God leads us. It's gonna be a dope one so don't say later that you missed it but be the one that said you were there and you saw the many great things the Lord did that day.... all in the name of Almighty Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you.....

Saturday, July 10, 2010


This summer I am pushing myself to read more. Late last year I asked the Lord to reveal more of Himself to me and He led me to dig deeper into His Word. So my goto everyday has been my bible and my devotional by Oswald Chambers which led me to start to search and start finding preachers and pastors who are passionate to proclaim the whole counsel of God. Therefore I have chosen books by John Piper, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Lee Camp. These theologians bring the meat and just keep it real to what following Jesus is really about. There are plenty more of theologians but felt led to read these.  If you have a chance to checkout these men of God for yourselves it will truly bless your walk. Here is my summer reading line up... well to keep it real it might take me til' the end of this year just because these books are loaded. If you do read them make sure you have your bibles open!  

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Today was my dad's birthday and death anniversary... I am very thankful for the time the Lord blessed me with his presence. I miss ya pops.....

Sunday, July 4, 2010


As we remember the independence of our country let us not forget the freedom we have received through Jesus Christ as He shed His blood for our sake. The foundation of this free country was based off of the biblical principals the founding fathers stood for. So let us not forget where our true freedom comes from and be grateful for that and truly bring back the anthem of this country..... IN GOD WE TRUST!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Here are some pics from the 2010 Entrusted With The Gospel Conference. If you were'nt there you missed out on some straight up Jesus glorification. Json, Flame and shai linne brought the Word of God lyrically and most importantly accurately to let the youth know how to glorify the Lord.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Afresh stickers are in.... are you guys ready to stick'em up? They come in black and purple and will be up on the on-line store soon. Every purchase of merchandise gets you some free stickies so come get your favorite christian t-shirt and get afresh!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010



This is the tenth post in a series of twelve. The content comes from “Twelve Appeals to Prosperity Preachers” found in the new edition of Let the Nations Be Glad.
A fundamental change happened with the coming of Christ into the world. Until that time, God had focused his redemptive work on Israel with occasional works among the nations. Paul said, “In past generations [God] allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways” (Acts 14:16). He called them “times of ignorance.” “The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). Now the focus has shifted from Israel to the nations. Jesus said, “The kingdom of God will be taken away from you [Israel] and given to a people producing its fruits [followers of the Messiah]” (Matthew 21:43). A hardening has come upon Israel until the full number of the nations comes in (Romans 11:25).
One of the main differences between these two eras is that in the Old Testament, God glorified himself largely by blessing Israel so that the nations could see and know that the Lord is God. “May [the Lord] maintain the cause of . . . his people Israel, as each day requires, that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other” (1 Kings 8:59-60). Israel was not yet sent on a “Great Commission” to gather the nations; rather, she was glorified so that the nations would see her greatness and come to her.
So when Solomon built the temple of the Lord it was spectacularly lavish with overlaid gold.
The inner sanctuary was twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and twenty cubits high, and he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid an altar of cedar. And Solomon overlaid the inside of the house with pure gold, and he drew chains of gold across, in front of the inner sanctuary, and overlaid it with goldAnd he overlaid the whole house with gold, until all the house was finished. Also the whole altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold. (1 Kings 6:20-22)
And when he furnished it, the gold was again just as abundant.
So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of the Lord: thegolden altar, the golden table for the bread of the Presence, the lampstands of pure gold, five on the south side and five on the north, before the inner sanctuary; the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs, of gold; the cups, snuffers, basins, dishes for incense, and fire pans, of pure gold; and the sockets of gold, for the doors of the innermost part of the house. (1 Kings 7:48-50)
It took Solomon seven years to build the house of the Lord. Then he took thirteen years to build his own house (1 Kings 6:38-7:1). It too was lavish with gold and costly stones (1 Kings 7, 10).
Then, when all was built, the point of this opulence is seen in 1 Kings 10 as the queen of Sheba, representing the Gentile nations, comes to see the glory of the house of God and of Solomon. When she saw it, “there was no more breath in her” (1 Kings 10:5). She said, “Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord loved Israel forever, he has made you king” (1 Kings 10:9).
In other words, the pattern in the Old Testament is a come-see religion. There is a geographic center of the people of God. There is a physical temple, an earthly king, a political regime, an ethnic identity, an army to fight God’s earthly battles, and a band of priests to make animal sacrifices for sins.
With the coming of Christ all of this changed. There is no geographic center for Christianity (John 4:20-24); Jesus has replaced the temple, the priests, and the sacrifices (John 2:19; Hebrews 9:25-26); there is no Christian political regime because Christ’s kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36); and we do not fight earthly battles with chariots and horses or bombs and bullets, but spiritual ones with the word and the Spirit (Ephesians 6:12-18; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
All of this supports the great change in mission. The New Testament does not present a come-see religion, but a go-tell religion. “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age’” (Matthew 28:18–20).
The implications of this are huge for the way we live and the way we think about money and lifestyle. One of the main implications is that we are “sojourners and exiles” (1 Peter 2:11) on the earth. We do not use this world as though it were our primary home. “Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20).
This leads to a wartime lifestyle. That means we don’t amass wealth to show the world how rich our God can make us. We work hard and seek a wartime austerity for the cause of spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth. We maximize giving to the war effort, not comforts at home. We raise our children with a view to helping them embrace the suffering that it will cost to finish the mission.
So if a prosperity preacher asks me about all the promises of wealth for faithful people in the Old Testament, my response is: Read your New Testament carefully and see if you see the same emphasis. You won’t find it. And the reason is that things have dramatically changed.
“We brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Timothy 6:7-8). Why? Because the call to Christ is a call to “share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:3). The emphasis of the New Testament is not riches to lure us in to sin, but sacrifice to carry us out.
One providential confirmation that God intended this distinction between a come-see orientation in the Old Testament and a go-tell orientation in the New Testament is the difference between the language of the Old Testament and the language of the New. Hebrew, the language of the Old Testament, was shared by no other peoples of the ancient world. It was unique to Israel. This is an astonishing contrast with Greek, the language of the New Testament, which was the trade language of the Roman world. So the very languages of the Old and New Testaments signal the difference in mission. Hebrew was not well-suited for missions to the ancient world. Greek was ideally suited for missions to the Roman world.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Need I say more....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Checkout one of the artists... shai linne, the lower case mc, coming out to the Entrusted with the Gospel event in June. Lyrical fire but keeps it real with the real reason of doing thangs. peep it.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EVENT!!!!  It is important people that we support events like this as a whole body. That means all believers from every denomination or church coming together to receive and be edified through the unity of the Spirit. i love this because it is a ministry who is stepping out in faith to put this together out of love for the whole body of believers so we all can be edified by this( especially the youth). We need to promote the vehicle of hip-hop to be used in sharing the Gospel to the youth of our islands. This is the third year so you know this ministry is trying to establish something from their passion to reach the youth. They are already trying to plan next years event(Lord willing) to make it better and this one hasn't even taken place. This years event will have shai linne aka the lower case mc, Json and Flame. This is a powerful line up as you will be fed plenty of meat to chew on as they lyrically release the power through their words to bring you closer to the Lord. Come and support... the only way we are gonna see events like this happening more often so the youth will have a place to go every weekend to edify them is to show up and say we believe in what you are doing... that we want to see change. Stop by our booth and say hello and see all the wonderful things God is cooking up!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


It's hard to believe that we started two years ago but didn't start doing events until the beginning of 2009.  Since we are just starting and don't have a physical store the only way we can be known is to do booths at events. Let me tell you that it is a grind doing booths and to see how we started and started to evolve the booth as time has gone on is pretty incredible. First you have to have some creativity with the space and how much space you have been given. Second is all the stuff you have to bring to set it up and make it look appealing to the customer. Third is the elements especially doing outdoor events. With all that goes to doing events I have been blessed to have been able to do this and would not have done it any other way. As God is opening doors to more opportunities we still are praying and believing for a physical storefront here in Hawaii. Please if you find it in your hearts to pray alongside us for the same thing, join us and come into agreement with us because when it happens it will open the doors to so many possibilities to promote the kingdom of God through the arts.  Well here is some photos of our journey and where we have been. Thank you for all who have supported us it is truly appreciated. Stay afresh.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

IN THE MIX......

If you don't know.... now ya know. Yes there are DJ's out there who use their skills to promote the Kingdom of God. Dj Transform and the crew definitely rep the kingdom well by giving us mix sets that will have you nodding for a good hour. They can be found in the itunes podcasts. i love listening to their mixes as i sit at the computer and design. I grew up in the Bay Area where most of the top Djs come from. Back then it was all house parties and Dj battle with everyone representing their own crew. All I know is that you can't have a party or event without a Dj.... no way. There is something special to hear how a Dj can blend in a song with another and just blow your mind because you would have never imagined the two blending together. Or juggling beats, the scratches to the beat and just the creativity to tell a story through a mix. I definitely looked forward to the release of a new mixtape back in the day. What brought joy to my me lately was to find a brother in Christ here in Oahu who was a Dj back in the day and is gonna resurrect those skills for the Kingdom... shouts to Dj Believa. Well support this ministry of The Midnight Prophets Crew and show them some love so they can be encouraged to keep on representing and any other Djs out there who are doing it as well and definitely keep praying for the souls of all those Djs out there in the world that they may turn to Christ and glorify Him in all they do. ONE

Monday, April 26, 2010


It was a cool vibe at Jazz Minds last night for the SPOKE-IN event put on by the God Squad. It was a nice crowd that came out and they definitely got an earful with Bridging the G.A.P. preaching the Word of God through their music. The photos tell the story of how they totally manifested Jesus so much that their faces were not shown but were a blurrr to the words they spoke in faith. I am definitely excited to see this event grow island wide and will definitely do my best to promote it so that all will be coming from all over the island to support venues like this where the Gospel can be preached through the arts. K Love made a guest appearance to start BTG's set hitting the crowd with his Slam poetry that definitely made them wish they had a rewind button to soak it all up hahaha. Big ups also to the people who displayed their gifts and talents even the testimonies spoken. After the show it was some good fellowship and relationships being made and thats what its all about folks, the body of Christ uniting and coming together. Last of all I would like to thank all who supported Afresh Clothing by stopping by and picking up the new releases. I can't wait for next month ... hopefully  we will see everybody there to pack the house.

Friday, April 23, 2010


This Sunday night the 25th Bridging the G.A.P. will be ministering their gifts at Jazz Minds for the monthly event SPOKE-IN put on by God Squad. If you are into hip-hop or spoken word/ slam or just want to come through for some good fellowship this will be the place to be. We will have our clothing on display for sale. We will be releasing two new color ways for the By His Stripes design... pics will follow later but for right now just know the shirts are BOLD like your faith!!! Well hope to see y'all there.... grace and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Just a quick hit to let you all know about the GET CLOSER TOUR 2010 coming soon to churches in the islands of Hawaii. Stay posted for the complete details .... We are calling out to you youngsters in Hawaii that call yourself believers we want y'all to know we care and this tour is for you to get closer to Jesus. No matter what church or denomination you belong if you believe in Jesus the Son of God as Lord and Savior then come and support the movement.