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Ask fifty people to finish the statement "Live As If" and you are likely to get fifty different answers. For Christians it will mean something different than for non-Christians. Incorporated into the top graphic are the answers given by friends of mine. It is our desire that your answer will be different each time you visit.

Today's Articles

Mary's Obedience
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  “For nothing will be impossible with God." "I am the Lord's slave," said Mary. "May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her. - Luke 1:37-38 HCSB   “Nothing is impossible with God.” What a wonderful truth. All true believers can… [read more]

Snow (1-18-11)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Sunny South is an expression I have heard all my life. I was born here and I have lived here all my life. I have ventured into the northern states a few times during the winter months and was always glad to get home to a more moderate clime. Last week in Atlanta was an entirely different and unprecedented week… [read more]

Bible and Quote - November 17-21, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies. Ps 119:59          A turn involves two things: a turning from something and a turning toward something. William Barclay, 1907-78, Church of Scotland minister, Professor of Divinity, author  I hastened and did not delay To… [read more]

“…just believe…” Luke 8:50
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

      Have you ever struggled with faith issues, finding it difficult to believe in something you don’t really understand?  You’re not alone, most of us struggle to develop a rock-solid belief system and unshakable faith; some never will.  That kind of faith and faithfulness is… [read more]

Our Need
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

                 As we enter into Advent, we find ourselves reflecting on Jesus and what He means to us. Yet, we hear of people who are faced with major, life threatening, health issues. We read of people inflicting terror on innocent neighbors… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Cross
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Nov 27, 2014

At the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, is a replica of one of the most famous bridges in the world. It is not a model made to scale. No, this is the full sized copy of the real deal. It would actually fit inside many folks homes. It is a simple stone bridge made to span the Swilcun Burn on the Old Course… [read more]

Thanksgiving, 2014
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Nov 26, 2014

In one of Asaph's psalms, he quotes God as commanding, "Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving" (Psa 50:14). Paul told the Ephesian Christians to be "always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father" (Eph 5:20). According to the command to the Christians… [read more]

Loved – Loosed – And Lifted
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Nov 24, 2014

 The book of Revelation is a book of blessing - a book of Grace and Peace - and not confusion, perplexity and puzzlement.        Verse 3.  There appears to be a special blessing for those who turn to this book.   It is unique, so you take it to heart, and allow it to shape you and fashion… [read more]

God Inhabits The Ordinary
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Nov 23, 2014

At times God may seem distant. It can be a very lonely feeling. At times, to the point of desperation. In these times, we long to reduce the distance, feel His closness again. This can be caused by distractions, neglect, and the ever present business and demands of our human existence. We feel the need for closeness with… [read more]

The Applause
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Nov 23, 2014

Am I hearing the sound of applause? Do I hear the sound of victory? Do I ever hear the sound of praise for a good days work? Does my heart ever shout out loud simply because I took action toward my purpose in life? Does my heart ever give me a standing ovation because I did something courageous. These are the… [read more]

That Time of Year
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Nov 22, 2014

  This time of year always brings to light the inner-emotions of every human being. For better or worse, angry or happy, blessed or starving, employed or not, living among the devastation of war or sitting underneath the comfortable blanket of peace, we all have something to be thankful for and look forward to the… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

The Bounty Of The Destitute
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

The Gospel of the grace of God awakens an intense longing in human souls and an equally intense resentment, because the revelation which it brings is not palatable. There is a certain pride in man that will give and give, but to come and accept is another thing. I will give my life to martyrdom, I will give myself in consecration,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for February 3
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Therefore, brethren, we are debtors." - Romans 8:12 As God's creatures, we are all debtors to him: to obey him with all our body, and soul, and strength. Having broken his commandments, as we all have, we are debtors to his justice, and we owe to him a vast amount which we are not able to pay. But of…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 28
Daily Light on the Daily Path

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Not every one that saith, ... Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. — Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. — Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge… — (click here to read more)

Doing What God Can Bless
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto."   Deuteronomy 28:8 If we obey the LORD our God He will bless that which He gives us. Riches are no curse when blessed of the LORD. When men have more than they require for their immediate need and begin to lay up in storehouses, the dry… — (click here to read more)

What's Tailing You?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

I can't remember if it was Buck Owens or George Jones who used to sing the song, but one of those two had a hit some twenty-five or so years ago with a little tune called, "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail." The basic gist is that the singer was in a situation that was about to turn around and eat him up. You don't…… — (click here to read more)

God Came Himself
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

There have been two great attempts to find God throughout the ages," said Dr. E. Stanley Jones, "one, philosophy, the other, moralism." The attempts of philosophy to find God are represented by the three great philosophical nations - Greece, India, and China. These three nations have taken men and women about as far as…… — (click here to read more)

Amazed
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Amazed - This Greek word (existanto) is a verb that means, "to be moved out of a place or state of mind". Our idiom is "to be beside myself". Whatever is happening is so incredible that it disturbs everything I find stable. I am out of place. Here the verb is in the middle voice. That means it has special…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 28
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

A great deal can be learned about people by observing whom and what they imitate. The weak, for instance, imitate the strong; never the reverse. The poor imitate the rich. The self-assured are imitated by the timid and uncertain, the genuine is imitated by the counterfeit, and people all tend to imitate what they admire. By this definition power… … — (click here to read more)

I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord. - Isaiah 63:7
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord. - Isaiah 63:7

What subject so suited as this to engage the thoughts, fill the memory, and flow from the lips of the Lord's people? Let us mention the provision made for all His poor, for all their wants; the promises given to all His people, comprehending all their desires; the prayers answered…

… — (click here to read more)

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