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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

March Madness
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Here in America we are in a time that is referred to as, "March Madness." It is the time of the year that the National Collegiate Athletic Association stages its annual men's college basketball tournament pitting the 65 best teams in the college ranks against each other for an earned national title as the National… [read more]

Light Makers
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and… [read more]

Faith Working Thru Love (Galatians 5:6/09)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Larger Context: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to… [read more]

Additional Articles

Telling Myself the Truth
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jun 3, 2020

I think I've mentioned this in the past. All of my life I've had a problem with poor self-esteem. Now, of course, I'm one of a very few that despises the term, "self-esteem." It's not the same as self-image. Self-image refers merely to how one views oneself without regard to valuation. Self-esteem… [read more]

If Any Man Is Thirsty Let Him Come To Me and Drink
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jun 1, 2020

At Pentecost, the risen and living and ascended Lord Jesus Christ poured out the Holy Spirit upon one hundred and twenty disciples just as he had promised.   Jesus always keeps his word.   Jesus Christ always fulfils his promises. Has Jesus Christ given you a promise that has as yet to be fulfilled?  … [read more]

Discovering refuge in the Lord
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted May 31, 2020

  Our destination is assured because the Lord is the Fountain of Living Water. Isaiah 44:3 For I will give you abundant water to quench your thirst and to moisten your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit and my blessings on your children.   Discovering Refuge in the Lord…            … [read more]

The Love Of God (2)
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted May 31, 2020

Continuing from last time with 1 Corinthians 13:8, Paul makes one of the most profound, all encompassing, even shocking declarations in the Bible: “Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be… [read more]

The Connection between Love and Infatuation
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted May 30, 2020

  The question above is one we’ve all asked ourselves while making that occasional, sizzling eye contact. And it’s also the oldest both men and women have contemplated every time their heart skips that irreversible beat. God made us equipped to love another, to share that certain bond we feel with no one… [read more]

Bible and Quote March 1-5, 2010
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted May 29, 2020

  You have made him to have dominion over . All sheep and oxen-- beasts of the field, birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. Psalms 8:6-8 Man’s terrestrial position of superiority mandates not power but responsibility, not abuse but compassion, not greed but conservation.… [read more]

A Seven-fold Blessing
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted May 29, 2020

       In the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he speaks both of God being “Blessed” (the NIV’s “Praise be”) by our acceptance of his grace and purposes, and our receipt of a seven-fold blessing in return.        First,… [read more]

Joyful, Patient, Faithful
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted May 29, 2020

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NIV)                    Be joyful              Joyful means what it says-full… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for July 29
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Nevertheless I am continually with thee." - Psalm 73:23 "Nevertheless,"-As if, notwithstanding all the foolishness and ignorance which David had just been confessing to God, not one atom the less was it true and certain that David was saved and accepted, and that the blessing of being constantly in God's…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 4
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, and in this place will I give peace. The house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries. — The glory of the LORD ... filled the LORD's house. Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. He spake of… — (click here to read more)

Exceedingly Precious
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"They shall be Mine, saith the LORD of hosts in that day when I make up My jewels."   Malachi 3:17 A day is coming in which the crown jewels of our great King shall be counted, that it may be seen whether they answer to the inventory which His Father gave Him. My soul, wilt thou be among the precious things of Jesus? Thou art precious to Him if He is… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Sivan 12'
Voice of the Lord

According to the rabbis, there are different ways of being born again. In various places, the Talmud says that one can be born again when he comes of age, when he is married, when he undergoes semikhah (ordination), and when he becomes the head of a rabbinic academy. ...stand with Rabbi Nakdimon and other Jews who have received new birth in Yeshua the… — (click here to read more)

The Coming Day
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Nestled in the bowels of the state of Pennsylvania, Northeast of Pittsburgh, is a quiet little town of some six thousand or so residents. When you enter the town you are greeted by an enormous billboard that describes the town's most famous resident. When you read this billboard you realize that you are in that…… — (click here to read more)

Loving leadership
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Vashti's refusal to obey the king's command threw the whole palace into an uproar. The Persian regime was established and built on the concept of law and order. So deeply ingrained was this idea that even the king himself was subject to the laws that he signed. Greatly embarrassed by Vashti's behavior, he turns…… — (click here to read more)

Wage war
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Wage war The Greek verb is strateuontai. It comes from strategos, a word that means, "to lead an army." Here it is in the middle voice. We know that the middle voice (which does not exist in English) means that the action described in the verb has special importance for the actor. In other words, this…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 4
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Is it possible to become so enamored of God's good gifts that we fail to worship Him, the Giver? Dr. Albert B. Simpson, the founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, invited to preach in a Bible conference in England discovered on his arrival that he was to follow two other Bible teachers. All three had been given the same topic, "Sanctification."… … — (click here to read more)

"His kindness towards us" Ephesians 2:7
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"His kindness towards us" Ephesians 2:7

WHAT a subject is the kindness of God towards us! Let us think of it, as it appears on the place and circumstances of our birth; in happy Britain, not in a heathen land. In our education and preservation. Especially in our regeneration, that we were born again not of the will of the flesh, nor…

… — (click here to read more)

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