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ver. 2.0.20.07.09

…your life has new meaning!

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

Dye Monster
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

The Tournament Players Championship is currently being contested at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Weather has extended the play to the point that the last round might not be played until Tuesday. The announcers for the tournament have commented that the TPC at Sawgrass is tough enough… [read more]

Deborah’s Judgment
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Deborah, a woman who was a prophet and the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. It was her custom to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her for judgment. - Judges 4:4-5 HCSB By all accounts,… [read more]

The Head of John (Mark 6.25/09)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“He [Herod] also swore to her [Herodias' daughter], 'Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.' So she went out and said to her mother, 'What shall I ask?' And she said, 'The head of John the Baptist!' Immediately she came in with haste to the king and asked,… [read more]

Additional Articles

Pick and Choose
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jul 8, 2020

If you've been around much at all, you've heard the accusation. "You Christians pick and choose which verses you're going to obey." Pretty common. Why do they say it? Well, at the bottom, of course, it's because they figure if they can cast aspersions on us, they can use that as a reason to ignore… [read more]

Learn How Character and Ministry Go Together
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jul 6, 2020

We move on to I Thessalonians Chapter 2 – “You know, brothers, that our visit to you was not a failure.”   It was not for nothing that we came – it was not for nothing that all this has happened.   Are there not times and occasions when we do wonder if our work and service… [read more]

Happyness
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jul 5, 2020

  Don’t you just love that movie, The Pursuit of Happiness? The main character, played by Will Smith, gets bugged by how happiness is spelled on the side of a wall. He just says it once, “Happiness is spelled with an I, not a Y,” as he and his son go into the daycare. His point is that ignorance… [read more]

Spiritual And Spiritual
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jul 5, 2020

There is much said today - and rightly so - about God the Father and Jesus the Christ the Son. But often it seems that he third member of the Godhead is missing. Could it be that there is a lack of spiritual energy and power because we have inadvertently “grieved the Holy Spirit” by neglecting or ignoring Him?… [read more]

The Birth Of A Hero
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jul 4, 2020

When you think about your personal heroes, what names come to mind: a parent, sibling, action figure, military veteran, or stranger you witness saving a life? Maybe it’s the elderly lady selflessly serving free Thanksgiving meals inside the homeless shelter, an ER Doctor working exhaustively for three days straight,… [read more]

Bible and Quote March 8-12, 2010
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jul 3, 2020

  My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before You. Psalms 9:3 Let no name but Jehovah be carved on the trophy reared on the battlefield. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher   You have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously. Psalms… [read more]

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Prov. 15:22
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jul 3, 2020

        Deciding whose counsel is acceptable and whose advice is best disregarded can be complicated and achieved primarily through experience.  Jesus declared that wisdom is proved right by the actions it promotes.  (Mat. 11:19); reinforcing Proverbs’ injunction to, “Listen… [read more]

Sing to the Lord
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jul 3, 2020

    Sing to the LORD a new song. Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD. Praise his name, Proclaim his salvation, day after day. Psalm 96:1 (NIV)     After having our church closed for three months due to COVID, we have met for worship three Sundays. One… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for June 24
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"A certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." - Luke 11:27, 28 It is fondly imagined by some that it must have involved very…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 9
Daily Light on the Daily Path

I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. — We are all as an unclean thing. — I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find… — (click here to read more)

Faithful and Useful
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me."   Psalms 101:6 If David spoke thus, we may be sure that the Son of David will be of the same mind. Jesus looks out for faithful men, and He fixes His eyes upon them, to observe them, to bring them forward, to encourage… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tammuz 17'
Voice of the Lord

Moshe (Moses) left his community for forty days and forty nights to go on a divinely supported journey. He had no food and no water. He finally ascended Mount Sinai, where he communed with God and received the Ten Commandments, the foundation of the Law. ...seek to obey Yeshua the first time he comes for… — (click here to read more)

Superstitious Prayer
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Aaron Harang, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, had to know that his start was going to be a rocky one as he faced the St. Louis Cardinals. Standing on the pitching mound for the Reds, he was clearly shown wearing a baseball jersey that said he played for a team in "CNCINNATI." Somehow the company that made the jerseys…… — (click here to read more)

A mismatched contest
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Clearly Haman knew that his plan to exterminate the Jews needed careful thought if it was to succeed. As Persia prided itself on its structure of law, his first task was to draw up a new edict which demanded the death of all those who were Jews, then have it approved by the king. When, at last, the cruel document is finished,…… — (click here to read more)

Kind-hearted
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Kind-hearted - eusplagchnoi. Wow! Don't even try to say this word. The prefix eu mean "well" or "good" (you remember eulogize?). But "good" what? The second part of the word (splagchnos) means "intestine" or in ancient languages "bowel". So, we might conclude that this word is taking about good…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 9
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Preaching from the pulpit about the Christian "deeper life" does not automatically produce a deeper life church and congregation. The profession of men and women that they believe in "the deeper Christian life" is no assurance that their fellowship is actually a deeper life church. The deeper spiritual life many people say they… … — (click here to read more)

"I will do all my pleasure." Isaiah 46:18
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"I will do all my pleasure." Isaiah 46:18

THE purpose of God cannot be frustrated. His holy mind can never be disappointed. His will is law. His counsel must stand. He is in one mind, and none can turn him. He takes pleasure in them that fear Him, and in them that hope in His mercy. He chose them to salvation in Jesus, according to…

… — (click here to read more)

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