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Today's Articles

God’s Water
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Both the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" Anyone who hears should say, "Come!" And the one who is thirsty should come. Whoever desires should take the living water as a gift.  - Revelation 22:17 (HCSB) Water is an important feature, appearing some 722 times in the Scriptures. For obvious… [read more]

More Than Conquerors
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

  Yes, I admit I like racing; I watch grown men turn left at breakneck speed lap, after lap, after lap. Maybe its my alter ego that compels me to lose myself in such things. Many a race, in fact the most exciting races, has been won in a photo-finish. In the 1959 Daytona 500, it took NASCAR officials three days… [read more]

Do We Realise and Fully Understand Who We Are In Christ?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

We are reading the second half of Ephesians Chapter 2 and last week closed with these words - "Israel - I give you the promises - the prophets - the Word of Light - the promise of the Messiah - now go and share all this with the world." We too must be careful that we do not fall into the same trap.  … [read more]

Additional Articles

Christian Postmodernism
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 20, 2019

  There is a proverb from long ago (not from the Bible) which goes something like this: "The more things change, the more they stay the same". It seems self-contradictory. Essentially, the sweep of history comes down to today with the same of almost everything, only recast into another form that magnifies,… [read more]

Using Our Special Gifts - Part 3
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Oct 20, 2019

    1 Corinthians 14:1 Prophecy or Perception 1 Love should be your guide. Be eager to have the gifts that come from the Holy Spirit, especially the gift of prophecy.   Galatians 5:13 Service 13 My friends, you were chosen to be free. So don't use your freedom as an excuse to do… [read more]

Don't Do It! - Part 2
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Oct 20, 2019

In "Don't Do It" Part 1 I told you not to write your goals until you read my blog on the subject. I talked about how our thoughts play a big part in our ability to set and reach goals. I mentioned we need to align our thinking to the process of achieving goals. The following are the steps I suggested we take… [read more]

Balancing Social Media with Reality
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Oct 19, 2019

Ever since Al Gore invented the internet (Ha Ha), the personal information we all share through our computers keyboards has exploded like the worlds arsenal of nuclear bombs firing off at once. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc… [read more]

Bible and Quote - March 17-21, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 18, 2019

 The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree; He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Ps 92:12       Help me to quit saying, ‘This is the way I am,’ and remind me that I am capable of tremendous transformation with You. Beth Moore, b.1957, Christian author and teacher,… [read more]

“As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” Prov. 27:19
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 18, 2019

        Two critical studies published in the Indy Star newspaper lend credence to concerns the church and parents have concerning who their young people spend time with and what they expose themselves to through entertainment.  Cataloging the behavior of young people and the influences… [read more]

Faith is The Basis
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 18, 2019

    And he said to her, “Daughter your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease.” Mark 5:34   We all know he story of Jesus being enroute to the synagogue ruler’s home to tend to the ruler’s sick young daughter. We also read where a woman interrupted… [read more]

A Difficult Course
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 17, 2019

Golfers like to be able to enjoy playing the game. Many times we will choose courses that play to our strengths or, as in my case, lack of them. Such as a golfer who has trouble putting the ball in the fairway from the tee will look for a golf course that, though it has rough, is wide open with little or no trees… [read more]

Was Jesus a Socialist?
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 16, 2019

Given the current conglomeration of Democratic presidential hopefuls and the apparently large number amont them that are socialist in their leanings, it might be a good time to ask the question. If you ever talk to anyone from the self-identified "Christian Left" you will find many who answer a resounding, "Yes!".… [read more]

Love is Brave
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Oct 15, 2019

 “You don’t really know who you are until you stop being who you aren’t.” – La Funk   Just when I thought I had learned something about vulnerability I was challenged to, yup, be more vulnerable. This time it was different, the challenge came not in the form of sharing… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for March 12
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Thou shalt love thy neighbour." - Matthew 5:43 "Love thy neighbour." Perhaps he rolls in riches, and thou art poor, and living in thy little cot side-by-side with his lordly mansion; thou seest every day his estates, his fine linen, and his sumptuous banquets; God has given him these gifts, covet not his…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 21
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. — Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. His Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things. — If children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be… — (click here to read more)

God's Multiplication Table
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time."   Isaiah 60:22 Works for the LORD often begin on a small scale, and they are none the worse for this. Feebleness educates faith, brings God near, and wins glory for His name. Prize promises of increase! Mustard seed is the smallest among… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tishrei 22'
Voice of the Lord

Every year, as we come to the end of the High Holy Days, we come to the intriguing feast called Shemini Atzeret (the Eighth Day Assembly). The Torah says that at the conclusion of the seven-day celebration of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) we are to add an extra day (Leviticus 23:39). While this eighth day is designated as an "assembly," it may also be… — (click here to read more)

The Last Word
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Pot shots. Yeah, pot shots. Those zingers that people fire about other people. Nasty little remarks that are intended to capsulize the very essence of another person in a pithy and neat mini-essay. Most of us have let them go from time to time. Most of us have been on both ends of them as well. Famous people seem…… — (click here to read more)

A Sacrificial Head
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Suppose a tiny seed had a will of its own and decided to save itself by refusing to be buried. It would abide alone. It would save itself but would not save others. When it decided to be buried and die, then the result would be a golden harvest. Take a mother: she goes down into the valley of the shadow of death to bring…… — (click here to read more)

Compassion
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Compassion - The Hebrew root is raham. It speaks of God's deep affection for His children. This word implies that God's choice to show mercy is His unconditional decision. It is not fostered by any acts of human merit. Because of God's compassion, He shows His mercy and postpones our deserved punishment. This…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 21
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Too many of us object, perhaps unconsciously, to the rather evident fact that the maintenance of the devotional mood is indispensable to success in the Christian life. And what is the devotional mood? It is nothing else than constant awareness of God's enfolding presence, the holding of inward conversations with Christ and private worship of God… … — (click here to read more)

After he had patiently endured he obtained the promise. - Hebrews 6:15
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

After he had patiently endured he obtained the promise. - Hebrews 6:15

Abraham was long tried, but he was richly rewarded. The Lord tried him by delaying to fulfil His promise; Satan tried him by temptations; men tried him by jealousy, distrust, and opposition; Hagar tried him by contemning her mistress; and Sarah tried him by her peevishness.

…… — (click here to read more)

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