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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

The Top of the Box
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

I recently took over our dining room table. It is now covered with a thousand pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The puzzle, a rather beautiful montage of lighthouse illustrations and facts, was given me by a family at the Berea Christian Church across from the Kentucky Horsepark here in the heart of the Bluegrass. I… [read more]

You Can
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

In the course of time Cain presented some of the land's produce as an offering to the Lord. And Abel also presented [an offering]-some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he… [read more]

The Love of the Truth (43 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.’” (Matthew… [read more]

Additional Articles

Christian Liberty Relinquished
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jan 22, 2020

 The standard definition for the doctrine of Christian Liberty is something like this. Believers are free to do that which God has not commanded them not to do or to not do that which God has not commanded them to do in accordance with faith. That is, if God didn't say anything about the subject, your conscience… [read more]

When the Storm Is Raging Stand Firm and Faithful
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jan 20, 2020

We are reading in Acts Chapter 27 – Paul is a prisoner and he is being sent by ship from Caesarea to Rome.   Seriously bad decisions have been made by the owner and pilot of the ship to sail on – and they are soon confronted by a violent Mediterranean storm.  What can we learn about storms… [read more]

Arise and worship
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jan 19, 2020

  Gen 22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, You stay here with the ass. I and the boy will go over there that we may worship and may return to you. Gen 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac; and he took the fire and the knife in… [read more]

Preparing Your Heart
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jan 19, 2020

All down through history, no one has been able to find God - the true God - unless God first finds them. Israel agonizing in bondage in Egypt waited four hundred years for their God to find them to deliver them. They had not found God because they had not looked for Him. Others may have looked for a god created in their… [read more]

The Rearview Mirror
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jan 18, 2020

  I read a book one time about ways of discovering your life’s meaning. It was informative, and filled with lots of ideas and methods of taking your existence into positive territory. And one of the areas I enjoyed most was an exercise in listing at least ten of your biggest moments so far—those trinkets… [read more]

Bible and Quote May 16
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jan 17, 2020

When Joab saw that he had two fronts to fight, before and behind, he took his pick of the best of Israel and deployed them to confront the (stronger enemy). The rest of the army he put under the command of Abishai, his brother, and deployed them to confront the (weaker enemy). 2 Samuel 10:9,10 Maximize the potential… [read more]

A Son of Encouragement
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jan 17, 2020

         Shortly after Paul’s conversion, he went up to Jerusalem to join the disciples there.  His reception was less than enthusiastic as his reputation as a persecutor of all things Christian had preceded him and the sincerity of his turn-around was questioned.  “But… [read more]

God Will Refresh the Weary
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jan 17, 2020

         “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel says: “When I bring them back from captivity, the land of Judah and its towns will once again use these words ‘The lord bless you, O righteous dwelling, O sacred mountain. ’I will refresh the weary and satisfy… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for December 9
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Therefore will the Lord wait that he may be gracious unto you." - Isaiah 30:18 God often DELAYS IN ANSWERING PRAYER. We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture. Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn of day-he had to wrestle all night for it. The poor woman of Syrophenicia…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — January 23
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Hope maketh not ashamed. I am the LORD: ... they shall not be ashamed that wait for me. — Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. — Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.… — (click here to read more)

A Completed Sacrifice
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering: and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him."   Leviticus 1:4 If by that laying on of his hand the bullock became the offerer's sacrifice, how much more shall Jesus become ours by the laying on of the hand of faith? "My faith doth lay her hand On that dear head of Thine,… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Teves 26'
Voice of the Lord

Yitzchak (Isaac) had done everything right! He had allowed his father Abraham to personally arrange the selection of his wife. Yitzchak had patiently stayed away from the nearby Canaanite women. Rivkah's (Rebekah's) identity as God's own choice was confirmed by supernatural signs. She was the one. Amazingly, the girl was willing to make the journey into a… — (click here to read more)

Popped Corks
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Ever see a bottle of champaign opened? The cork in a bottle of wine is inserted before the fermentation process is completed. As a result, great pressure builds inside the bottle from the fermentation. The cork, when given a little nudge, pops off the bottle. Sometimes it gets fired across a room, sometimes it…… — (click here to read more)

The roots of some perplexities
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We continue examining the psalmist's graphic description of the so-called successful "man of the world": "Their eyes stand out with fatness, they have more than heart could wish, and the imaginations of their minds overflow with follies. They scoff and wickedly utter oppression; they speak loftily - from on high, maliciously…… — (click here to read more)

Peace
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Peace - This verse can be translated in several ways. It might be rendered, "You will keep the nation of steadfast purpose in perfect peace, ..." or "You will keep in perfect peace the mind of steadfast purpose, . . " The Hebrew word for peace is shalom. It is still used in personal greetings today. …… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — January 23
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

THE MAN WHO IS SERIOUSLY CONVINCED that he deserves to go to hell is not likely to go there, while the man who believes that he is worthy of heaven will certainly never enter that blessed place. I use the word "seriously" to accent true conviction and to distinguish it from mere nominal belief. It is possible to go through… … — (click here to read more)

Why are ye so fearful? - Mark 4:40
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Why are ye so fearful? - Mark 4:40

The disciples appeared to be in danger, and fear filled their hearts. They did not realize that they were the care and charge of Jesus, or else, knowing Him, their fears could have had no place.

Beloved, you are in the hands of your loving Saviour. He has charge of you and all your concerns. He has numbered…

… — (click here to read more)

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