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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

Our Best Now
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me? says the LORD of Hosts to you priests, who despise My name." Yet you ask: "How have we despised Your name?" "By presenting defiled food on My altar."… [read more]

Justification VIII (2-18-11)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The only justification that counts for eternity is the justification that occurs in the heart of God toward those who find favor with Him. We can justify ourselves, we can justify the deeds of others, and we can even seek to be justified in the eyes of other men, but all that counts for absolutely NOTHING in the courts… [read more]

Always Right
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

Years ago a popular country/western melody filled the radio airwaves. The title of the song seemed to make the point completely - "Always Late". I was labled this once, when extremely late to an important radio musical performance. The MC even labled me as always late (jokingly), at the beginning of the program! No… [read more]

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Mighty Dose of Hope
Find the Call' from Andy Castro

The title was "10 Things You Can Do to Finish Strong, and Focus Forward" by Brian Holmes. (http://www.brianholmes.com/065) Brian Holmes is one of my favorite bloggers and he always has something good to say. He gives practical information blended with his faith and I always come away with something good from his… [read more]

Additional Articles

Our Chemistry Between Us
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Dec 20, 2014

In my novel, "Sons In The Clouds" I spend a great amount of time writing about two of the main characters love affair, how it began during their carefree youth, grew through their adulthood, and managed to last til later years despite many heartfelt struggles. It's a shining example of what true love should… [read more]

Strangers and Aliens – Not of this world
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Dec 19, 2014

        A popular song titled, “Not of this World”, recorded by the Christian rock group Petra back in the 80’s, asserted that ‘we are strangers, we are aliens, we are not of this world.’  This scriptural concept is often misunderstood or misrepresented,… [read more]

Peace on Earth
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Dec 19, 2014

  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV)  Each day in our newspapers and our television news broadcasts we read and hear about war, terrorism, and unrest affecting innocent people. Because… [read more]

"Do Not" Means "Do Not"
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Dec 18, 2014

Currently on TV there is a commercial playing that has the cutest kids in it talking about being sick. One little boy holds up a dirt covered earthworm and says, "I think salmonella is a kind of dinosaur." That sounds like a kid. They hear a word which has no meaning whatsoever to them and they place it in a connotation… [read more]

Imitable
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Dec 17, 2014

You've heard of that which is "inimitable". That is, it can't be imitated. It is typically intended as a compliment, a recognition of that which is truly unique. "There's no one like her." That's the idea. Now, in the history of humans, if there was ever anyone that fell in the… [read more]

Is This Not An Astonishing Beginning To The Solution Of A Massive Problem?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Dec 15, 2014

We are reading and studying these opening verses of Luke Chapter 1.   Zechariah was a faithful priest in a day when there was not a lot of faithfulness around.  I wonder how many people thought, “Look at that silly old priest going away to conduct a service - and say prayers - and preach something… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Experience Or Revelation
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

Reality is Redemption, not my experience of Redemption; but Redemption has no meaning for me until it speaks the language of my conscious life. When I am born again, the Spirit of God takes me right out of myself and my experiences, and identifies me with Jesus Christ. If I am left with my experiences, my experiences have…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for January 11
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"These have no root." - Luke 8:13 My soul, examine thyself this morning by the light of this text. Thou hast received the word with joy; thy feelings have been stirred and a lively impression has been made; but, remember, that to receive the word in the ear is one thing, and to receive Jesus into thy very…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 21
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The days of thy mourning shall be ended. In the world ye shall have tribulation. — The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. — We… — (click here to read more)

From Anger to Love
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea."   Micah 7:19 God never turns from His love, but He soon turns from His wrath. His love to His chosen is according to His nature; His anger is only according to His office. He loves because He is love; He… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Kislev 29'
Voice of the Lord

One of the realities of living in Israel is the everpresent threat of war. Many of the peoples that surround us are controlled by the same spirits that motivated their ancestors who occupied those same geographical locations. When Asaph wrote this psalm three thousand years ago, he listed the names of those who sought Israel's destruction. The descendants… — (click here to read more)

Our Edge
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Allegations of steroid abuse have permeated the sports world for a number of years now. However, the sport that seems to be having the most trouble with them is baseball. With a recent book out on the subject that points fingers at certain star baseball players and last year's round of suspensions for steroids including…… — (click here to read more)

He never leaves the helm
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We touched yesterday on the truth that the reason why the ungodly are set in eminent places is because God arranges it. The psalmist goes on to say that not only does God raise up the ungodly, but He also brings them down: "You cast them down to ruin. How suddenly are they destroyed –" (Psa. 73:18-19). The hand that…… — (click here to read more)

Loves to be first
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Loves to be first - "Now you listen to me! I'm important around here." This is a man who wants to run the show. His life is focused on self-promotion and control. It's his way or the highway. Such a man does not belong in the assembly of believers. He violates everything that Jesus taught about being a servant. The…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 21
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

While many are busy trying to set forth satisfactory definitions of the word "faith," we do well to simply consider that believing is directing the heart's attention to Jesus! It is lifting the mind to "behold the Lamb of God," and never ceasing that beholding for the rest of our lives. At first this may be difficult, but it becomes… … — (click here to read more)

They shall not be ashamed that wait for me. - Isaiah 49:23
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

They shall not be ashamed that wait for me. - Isaiah 49:23

Waiting for the Lord, supposes that we want Him to do something for us, bestow something on us, or fill some relation to us. It implies that we have sought Him, that He has promised, but that He delays to answer our request. It proves that no substitute can be found.

This promise SUGGESTS…

… — (click here to read more)

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