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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

Say I Love You Often
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him. - John 14:21 (NASB)   A tzaddik was approached by a young construction worker seeking reassurance that he was on the right path. When the… [read more]

“Then and Now” is OK “Now and Then” (4 of 4)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Some people have emotional and mental hangups that cause them to live in the past. Others constantly worry about the future such that they cannot live in or enjoy the present. Still yet, some folks miss living in the present by wearing “rose colored glasses” constantly and never quite coming to grips with reality.… [read more]

Thank You Loving Father, For the Light You Give
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

We are reading in Ephesian Chapter 1 and learning of how Paul was a man who prayed and in Verse 18 we read of Paul praying for an enlightened heart.   We need to pray at times that God will give us LIGHT - light from the inside - inside information - so that I can say, "I see".   "I… [read more]

Additional Articles

Silence
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Sep 22, 2019

  It is said that one of the most striking phenomenon of outer space is silence - an almost unbearable SILENCE... of all the limitless expanse of space, with an endless array of galaxies and other elements being created and form, always moving at unimaginable speed - with all of this, there is just - silence! Without… [read more]

How do you confront sin in the church?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Sep 22, 2019

  I was asked that question not too long ago. It is a very real problem because we are still in our frail bodies and in our natural state so we will sin at one point or another. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. I'm fairly certain that Paul had both the Lost and the Saved in mind when he wrote… [read more]

Twas Anything but Silent
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Sep 22, 2019

Twas the night before Christ was born and all through the barn, all the creatures were stirring wondering who these two were. Mary was frightened and Joseph unsure, It seemed like a blur. They had to leave home to give birth in a barn. It didn't make a bit of sense. The Redeemer born in a barn. And it was anything… [read more]

Living Like A Ferrari
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Sep 21, 2019

  This isn’t an article about a car, well, not really. Rather, it’s a discussion about how a Ferrari would feel if one were to be human. It’s about the type of emotions it would carry inside: the pain, sorrows, celebrations, respect and love it would show others. It’s about the power and confidence… [read more]

Bible and Quote - February 17-21, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Sep 20, 2019

 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; love and faithfulness go before You. Ps 89:14       God never acts inconsistently with His wisdom, His holiness, or His goodness. He never acts capriciously, but has good cause for all His decisions and actions. William Plumer,… [read more]

Jesus Prayed Alone
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Sep 20, 2019

    In those days he went out to the mountains to pray, and all night he continued to pray to God Luke 6:12 (ESV)   Jesus had a communication line with his Father. He made use of it regularly. In this passage, Luke speaks of one crucial time, the night before Jesus chose the twelve Apostles.… [read more]

Civil Disobedience
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Sep 20, 2019

       One of the first recorded acts of civil disobedience appears in scripture.  As a result of unfounded fear of immigrant Israelites, Egypt’s Pharaoh had enacted a number of draconian decrees against these aliens within his borders; culminating in his demand that two Hebrew midwives… [read more]

Strong Medicine for Life
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Sep 19, 2019

The mind can play terrible tricks on us. Hallucinations can seem as real as the world around us. Fantasies can overwhelm us to the point that real relationships mean little or nothing to us. Obesessions are also a trick of the mind and can be just as frustrating and deadly as the other things I have already mentioned.… [read more]

Why Jesus Came
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Sep 18, 2019

 If you read through the Gospels you'll see where Jesus says multiple times in multiple ways, "For this reason I came ..." You can (and should) hunt those down to see what our Savior's intent was when He came to earth. Another explanation (not an alternate explanation; an additional one) is given… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for April 9
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him." - Luke 23:27 Amid the rabble rout which hounded the Redeemer to his doom, there were some gracious souls whose bitter anguish sought vent in wailing and lamentations-fit music to accompany that march of…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 23
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Our God hath not forsaken us. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. — If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards,… — (click here to read more)

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all sections, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth."   Amos 9:9 The sifting process is going on still. Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted. In all countries God's people are being tried "like as corn is sifted in a… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Elul 23'
Voice of the Lord

Before Rosh HaShanah (the traditional New Year), Orthodox Jews will sometimes ask a panel of judges to annul any vows they have taken carelessly and become unable to fulfill, so the vows will not be held against them on the Holy Day. Under rabbinic law, a vow, although accepted voluntarily, becomes a compulsory commandment of Torah: "[He] is to do… — (click here to read more)

Will Makes the Difference
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have long been linked as two of the "Big Four" of the older set in golf. Between them they have almost thirty major championships. Both of them have had countrymen whose swings were buttery smooth and nearly picture perfect. And both of them have wondered what they could have done with the…… — (click here to read more)

All Things Beautiful
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we knew how to react properly to all of life's events? To do the right thing at the wrong time is almost as bad as not doing right. "What time is it?" we often ask. In regard to life's events, how often we wish we knew! Solomon follows up his poetic appraisal of time with a question:…… — (click here to read more)

Shepherd
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Shepherd - Here is a thought that is directly related to Jesus' command to Peter. When Peter uses this word in his letter, he must have had a chilling memory of Jesus' conversation on the seashore about being a shepherd (see John 21). Both Jesus and Peter make word plays with this Greek word since the same root word…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 23
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

There is an art of forgetting, and every Christian should become skilled in it. Forgetting the things which are behind is a positive necessity if we are to become more than mere babes in Christ. If we cannot trust God to have dealt effectually with our past we may as well throw in the sponge now and have it over with. Fifty years of grieving over… … — (click here to read more)

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." Psalms 55:22
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." Psalms 55:22

THE Lord's people are often heavy laden, their burdens are heavy and their grief great; but the Lord kindly directs them to cast every burden upon Him, and promises to sustain them. Guilt in the conscience and a sense of sin in the soul, often prove an intolerable…

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