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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

Table Fellowship
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

        J.R.R. Tolkein, author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy wrote, “…if more of us valued food and cheer and joy above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”1  And while I have a difficult time imagining Jesus and his disciples riotously singing and cavorting… [read more]

The Rich Man’s Reward
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

The righteousness of the blameless clears his path, but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness. The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires. When the wicked dies, his expectation comes to nothing, and hope placed in wealth vanishes.… [read more]

What is Truth? (October 7, 2010)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

We hear a lot about truth. Witnesses in legal proceedings are duty bound to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Under many circumstances, consumers are advised of certain facts under the truth in lending laws. Children are taught the value of truth and the honor that inheres with always telling… [read more]

Bible and Quote - September 8-12, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 The upright man will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Ps 112:7Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to Him despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelm us. Jerry Bridges, 20th… [read more]

Weakness
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

  Have you ever felt weak as you face a huge task or a change in your life? When we face these things as believers, have we admitted to God we can’t do them by ourselves? We have scriptural evidence that God and the Holy Spirit will help us through.   The Apostle Paul spoke many times of weakness, his… [read more]

Additional Articles

Don't Let Satan Strike You Out
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Sep 18, 2014

"Hit'em where they ain't." I believe that old baseball adage is attributed to Casey Stengel, one of the winningest managers ever in the history of the game. However, he may not be the one who had the original concept. Paul Waner, who played baseball back in those halcyon "Golden Years" of baseball, was one… [read more]

But I Thought ...
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Sep 17, 2014

Perhaps one of the most ominous verses in the Bible is found in Proverbs. As [a man] thinks within himself, so is he (Prov 23:7). We like to think that we're pretty good people, at least much of the time. We aren't stealing, murdering, committing adultery ... you know, doing a lot of bad things. Oh, sure, we may think about… [read more]

Killing A Prophet Of God Can Mean Facing The Living God
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Sep 15, 2014

 We move on to Matthew Chapter 14.   Jesus has been teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God.  One man was not in His Kingdom and did not want to be in His Kingdom, but the ministry of Jesus Christ, and these disciples, made this one man tremble. Herod heard of all that was being… [read more]

Captivate Them All
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Sep 14, 2014

 2 Corinthians10:5 AMP…and we lead every thought and purpose away captive…  Next level thinking will cause you to check your every thought and take it captive until you clear it with a very high set of standards. This can be exhausting at times but very rewarding.  Some things that change… [read more]

Those Who Stumble
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Sep 14, 2014

Have you ever felt that you may said or done something, that could cause someone to stumble in their faith? When a Christian inadvertently causes someone to "stumble", the one who stumbles can often be saved from a fatal injury. But it is almost always difficult. There are usually so many issues at play, and… [read more]

God's Inner Voice
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Sep 13, 2014

When you were born, God equipped you with a conscious, a gut-wrencher, an energy feeling coming across when impending forces try causing you harm or propelling you toward greater good, a realistic sensation responding to all things emotional, a subtle voice. That voice is God trying to tell you something, for better… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 19
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The God of all grace. I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious. — He is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. — Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a… — (click here to read more)

The Reason for Singing
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in his love, He will joy over thee with singing."   Zephaniah 3:17 What a Word is this! Jehovah God in the center of His people in all the majesty of His power! This presence alone suffices to inspire us with peace and hope. Treasures of… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for April 13
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me." - Song of Solomon 1:13 Myrrh may well be chosen as the type of Jesus on account of its preciousness, its perfume, its pleasantness, its healing, preserving, disinfecting qualities, and its connection with sacrifice. But why is he compared to "a bundle of myrrh"?…… — (click here to read more)

Do You Continue To Go With Jesus?
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

It is true that Jesus Christ is with us in our temptations, but are we going with Him in His temptations? Many of us cease to go with Jesus from the moment we have an experience of what He can do. Watch when God shifts your circumstances, and see whether you are going with Jesus, or siding with the world, the flesh and…… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Elul 24'
Voice of the Lord

In the above passage, we are exhorted both to be "established" and to "abound" in faith. What does it mean to be established in the faith? Is there a difference between being established and abounding in the same faith? I believe there is. Being established in the faith involves becoming solid and secure in one's doctrine, character and lifestyle. It… — (click here to read more)

The Right Place on the Field
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Professional football is pretty much in full swing with preseason schedules being played right now to determine who will be on the opening day rosters and who will wind up on the practice squad. So many players have been displaying flashes of brilliance to demonstrate that they belong. But let's face it, at this…… — (click here to read more)

How Error Occurs
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Have you noticed that whenever Solomon looks "above the sun" he gets the right perspective, but when he looks "beneath the sun" his blood pressure rises, along with his cynicism? We saw yesterday that when he looked away from the injustice he observed on earth to the day when all wrongs would be righted, he appeared to…… — (click here to read more)

Unfading
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Unfading - "unfading crown of glory" begins in Greek with the adjective "unfading" (amarantinon). Here is a word that comes from Greek mythology. It is a word that originally described a mythical flower, a flower that never faded. The flower was called "amaranth". By using this word, Peter describes the material…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 19
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

I have given much thought and contemplation to the sweetest and tenderest of all of the mysteries in God's revelation to man-the Incarnation! Jesus, the Christ, is the Eternal One, for in the fullness of time He humbles Himself John's description is plain: the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. I confess that I would have liked to have seen… … — (click here to read more)

"Sin shall not have dominion over you." Romans 6:14
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Sin shall not have dominion over you." Romans 6:14

WHAT a precious promise. How many of the Lord's people have been cheered and encouraged by it. Sin lives in us, works in us, fights in us, but it shall not reign. It may annoy, it shall not destroy. Its authority is destroyed by the Lord; its power is weakened by grace; it is warned…

… — (click here to read more)

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