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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

New Kids on Your Block
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Nothing more satisfying than spending the afternoon on the water with some of your friends and the kids. Ah yes, tooling around the fluid surface in a powerful craft. Watching the other boats as they make their way around the broad expanse of water. Love it. Absolutely love it. However, not everybody gets to do that.… [read more]

Dancing Janitors
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"Don't handle, don't taste, don't touch"? All these regulations refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are human commands and doctrines. Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value against… [read more]

He Came Back Seeing? (John 9:7)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?' Jesus answered, 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works… [read more]

Additional Articles

Camping with Dad
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Aug 27, 2014

I never really realized how good I had it growing up. We weren't rich by any means. Dad worked for the county. Government workers are typically not among the wealthy. But we had food, clothing, and shelter. We weren't hurting. I didn't really appreciate that. (Appreciate: to assign value.) One thing that… [read more]

Let the Experience of Discovering Treasure Help You in Every Way
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Aug 25, 2014

 We have been looking at these three verses in Matthew Chapter 13, verses 44, 45 and 46, but let us have one further look at them in the light of preaching from this Parable in a way that might help and encourage in a very simple way someone who may be really struggling.   A farmer was out ploughing. … [read more]

Prideful Prayers
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Aug 24, 2014

How often when speaking to someone do you embellish and exaggerate what you are saying, for effect? Regardless of what you are saying, important or unimportant, do you sometimes embellish for effect, wanting to impress or draw unnatural attention to yourself, making you feel good about yourself? Not long ago I wondered… [read more]

Happily Hopeless
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Aug 24, 2014

Shane Krider from Polaris Global Marketing wrote: "In general, people way underestimate that they could change if they just believed they could. There seems to be a learned fear of taking control. There seems to be a general agreement that there is safety in numbers. People seem to be looking for anyone who is willing… [read more]

How long does it take to fall in love?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Aug 24, 2014

I always know when the music swells and the snow starts falling the movie is over, and the couple, entwined in each other’s arms will live happily ever after. However, for the two hours (or hour and a half depending on commercials) before this special moment the couple have waged a battle of the sexes or have… [read more]

Unforgettable Characters
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 23, 2014

  The recent death of actor, Michael Clarke Duncan at such an early age made me stop, and remember all the memorable roles he played during his short time on the silver screen. For instance, I loved him as accused murderer, John Coffey in The Green Mile. He was a huge, extremely powerful-looking man… [read more]

Our Cloud of Witnesses
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 22, 2014

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked for us.” Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)              … [read more]

Bible and Quote August 11-15, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 22, 2014

 While they treat with contempt and dishonor, You will bless; they rise up and are ashamed; but Your servant will be glad. Psalms 109:28          Sometimes we have to "step over" our anger, our jealousy, our feelings of rejection and move on. The temptation is… [read more]

How Bad Is Too Bad?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 22, 2014

       We all know that, “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  Jesus’ purpose in coming being, “…not to condemn the world but to save the world…”  Our… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

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

The accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. — Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen again, who is even… — (click here to read more)

Out of Any Circumstance
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me."   Psalms 55:16 Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my LORD, I will call upon Thee. My Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me; but I encourage my heart in the LORD, who will bear me through this trial as He… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for May 5
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"I will be their God, and they shall be my people." - 2 Corinthians 6:16 What a sweet title: "My people!" What a cheering revelation: "Their God!" How much of meaning is couched in those two words, "My people!" Here is speciality. The whole world is God's; the heaven, even the heaven of heavens is the…… — (click here to read more)

What'S The Good Of Prayer?
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

It is not part of the life of a natural man to pray. We hear it said that a man will suffer in his life if he does not pray; I question it. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in him, which is nourished not by food, but by prayer. When a man is born from above, the life of the Son of God is born in him, and he…… — (click here to read more)

Put It Behind You
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

"Sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield." A golfing buddy of mine said that the other day as he watched his ball take an unpredictable bounce and roll into a water hazard. Basically put, he was saying that sometimes the bounces go good and sometimes they don't. What happens from there…… — (click here to read more)

More Leadership Qualities
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We look at another three of Solomon's thoughts on the qualities of a wise leader. Third - a high regard for authority. "Obey the king's command," (v. 2) says Solomon, or in other words, respect whoever is over you in authority. Those who have no respect for those higher than they will never get the respect…… — (click here to read more)

Anger
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Anger - The Hebrew root is anep. Behind this is the word ap, a word that describes the nostrils in breathing. This part of the body is important in Hebrew thought. Remember that God breathed life into Adam through the nostrils. Because the nose is part of the context of breathing, it is considered vital…… — (click here to read more)

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

When we are first converted, especially if we come from a non-Christian background, we are likely to be almost too naive for our own good. The wondrous experience through which we have just passed, or perhaps I should say into which we have entered, has predisposed us to believe in everybody. Our trust in other Christians is likely to be boundless.… … — (click here to read more)

"Being justified freely by His grace". Romans 3:24
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Being justified freely by His grace". Romans 3:24

IT was a solemn question which was proposed in the days of old, "How can man be just with God?" Man is without righteousness, he is chargeable with many crimes, he is brought in guilty, and condemned by God's holy law; and he has no excuse to make. His mouth is stopped. We…

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