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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

What You See is What You Are
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast. - Proverbs 15:15 HCSB A young visitor once asked a village elder. "Sir, I am thinking of moving here. What are the people like?" The old man replied, "What were the people like where you come from?" "Oh… [read more]

Did you not know?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

And He said to them, Why did you look for me? Did you not know that I must be busy in the affairs of My Father? Luke 2:49   Did you not know? The Apostles knew and they were busy about God’s business and carrying out the Great Commission. Everyone they met, they told. Apollos knew, but he didn’t… [read more]

The Love of the Truth (66 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

What think ye of the parables? Do you see them as neat little stories that could be understood easily and embraced by all with equal comfort. Well, nothing could be further from the truth! The parables of Jesus, precious and memorable as they are, were the source of great controversy. It was here that a great separation… [read more]

The Unseen War (2)
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

Last week we discussed an unseen war - a war extending perhaps to the unseen and unknown reaches of what we call the Universe itself. Another physical war (although of spiritual origin) within every cell or every organ of our bodies. This includes the physical brain of every human. However, every human brain contains what… [read more]

Additional Articles

Books, Children and The Art of Giving
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Feb 15, 2020

In order for a disadvantaged child to become educated, skilled, resourceful and ready to tackle the world with competitive spirit, the books and developed love of reading they have available to them oftentimes arrive through the love of selfless hearts. And right now, there are literally hundreds of book drives and… [read more]

Bible and quote Oct 22-26
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Feb 14, 2020

.all Israel and Judah loved David . (when King Saul offered his older daughter to him) David said, "Who am I, . that I should be son-in-law to the king?" 1 Samuel 18:16-18   He who takes his rank (or status, or ability or appearance) lightly raises his own dignity. Hebrew proverb    (after… [read more]

Be Still and Know God Ps. 46:10
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Feb 14, 2020

       Do you ever get frustrated by what appears to be a lack of response from God to your seemingly dire circumstances?  Do you feel like you’re constantly asking for help, pleading for direction, begging for a way out of indecision or difficulty?  Or maybe you have it all figured… [read more]

Tomorrow Belongs to God
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Feb 14, 2020

       Do not boast about tomorrow, for you don’t know what tomorrow may bring. Proverbs 27:1 (ESV)   King Solomon gives us sage advice in these 13 words. This bears repeating: He gives us sage advice here.   When we plan our days, we should consider that God… [read more]

From Courage to Peace
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Feb 13, 2020

When Eldrick "Tiger" Woods came along people said there would never be another one like him. Power, precision and a certain youthful zest made him appealing. Then came William Tryon. Tryon was a precocious teenager who took the golf world by storm as he was seemingly being another Tiger. Everyone thought that… [read more]

A Biblical Job Posting
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Feb 12, 2020

Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said… [read more]

Almighty God Personally Intervenes
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Feb 10, 2020

Isaiah Chapter 40 is not solely a word of comfort, but a revelation of the grace of God.   God’s people need divine intervention as they are languishing in exile in Babylon.   How many are languishing and imprisoned in spiritual exile?  There are four voices in this passage crying… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for November 15
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"The Lord's portion is his people." - Deuteronomy 32:9 How are they his? By his own sovereign choice. He chose them, and set his love upon them. This he did altogether apart from any goodness in them at the time, or any goodness which he foresaw in them. He had mercy on whom he would have mercy, and…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — February 16
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Thy name is as ointment poured forth. Christ ... hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. — Unto you therefore which believe he is precious. — God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. —… — (click here to read more)

You Deal with God
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"I will not execute the fierceness of Mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man."   Hosea 11:9 The LORD thus makes known His sparing mercies. It may be that the reader is now under heavy displeasure, and everything threatens his speedy doom. Let the text hold him up from despair. The LORD now invites you to consider… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Shevat 21'
Voice of the Lord

The ancient rabbis said that people were born with the yetzer hara (evil impulse), but that study of Torah could develop the yetzer hatov (good impulse). Rabbi Sha'ul (Saul; i.e., Paul) describes such a struggle in Romans 7. But here the Law provides him no strength to fight the evil impulse! Romans 7, a chapter of spiritual defeat, uses the words "I,"… — (click here to read more)

Age
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Aging is a subtle demon. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it. As a youth I can remember days at play where I ran all day on a football field. In my late teen years I was playing a lot of basketball; first as a freshman in college for the Johnson Bible College junior varsity basketball team, then in intramurals…… — (click here to read more)

Amazing!
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We continue reflecting on the meaning of grace. Illion T. Jones, a famous Welsh preacher, said that "The word 'grace' is unquestionably the most significant single word in the Bible." I agree. But it must be understood right away that grace is a characteristic of God which is exercized only toward those who are…… — (click here to read more)

Known
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Known - The root (yada) of this word occurs nearly 1000 times. It signifies the many contexts of gaining information through the senses. It is used of God's understanding of men as well as our understanding of God. It describes the context of being acquainted with other persons, of distinguishing between good…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — February 16
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

It is hardly possible to overstress the importance of unceasing inward prayer on the part of the one who would live the God-conscious life. Prayer at stated times is good and right; we will never outgrow the need of it while we remain on earth. But this kind of prayer must be supported and perfected by the habit of constant, unspoken prayer. But… … — (click here to read more)

Now is the day of salvation. - 2 Corinthians 6:2
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Now is the day of salvation. - 2 Corinthians 6:2

What an unspeakable mercy to live at such a period! We are poor, lost, ruined sinners; but this is the day when salvation is freely bestowed, without money and without price.

The Lord saves from the love, power, and consequences of sin: gives His Holy Spirit, writes His law in the heart,…

… — (click here to read more)

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