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Today's Articles

The Purpose of the Award
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

I live for Thursday evenings. No, go ahead. You can ask. "Why do you live for Thursdays, Tom?" That's the day I get to have my grandchildren for the evening. My father was only 42 years old when he had his first grandchild. By the time he was 45 he had four; all grandsons by my sister. At age 52 our first child… [read more]

The Thunderous Voice of God
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  A Davidic psalm. Give the LORD--you heavenly beings--give the LORD glory and strength. Give the LORD the glory due His name; worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness. The voice of the LORD is above the waters. The God of glory thunders--the LORD, above vast waters, the voice of the LORD in power, the… [read more]

How God Treats Sinners - Part 12
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Sweet words and deeds linger long after the emotion and excitement of the moment have passed. If you stop and think, I almost know that you can remember some kind words and/or deeds that someone spoke or did years and years ago. However, I also know that no words or deeds could be sweeter than those spoken and performed… [read more]

Additional Articles

Empathy
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jan 28, 2015

I remember the story of the father who desperately urged his sons to avoid at all costs sexual sin, especially the pervasive problem of pornography. One day one of his sons said, "Dad, can I talk to you?" They went for a walk and his son said, "Dad, the other day I saw on the computer as I came into the room… [read more]

The Power of Remaining Weak
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Jan 27, 2015

There are moments in my life I want to run away. The moments when I want to run most are when I feel like my weaknesses are exposed, or when I fail. It is in these moments that I find it hard to find my way and instead can chose to struggle to get my way. John 5:30 By myself I can do nothing; […] , for I seek… [read more]

Get At the Facts - the Actual State Of Affairs
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jan 26, 2015

 We were reading in Luke Chapter 1, of how the angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah in the Temple while he was going about his duties leading the people in prayer and worship, and because Zechariah did not fully believe what the angel had said, he was given a sign.  He was struck dumb and would remain silent until… [read more]

The Blame Stops Here!
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jan 25, 2015

 I’ve heard it for years. The “Blame Game”. Family, friends and co-workers blame, blame, blame. I did it for many years.  But what good does it do? Does it somehow solve problems? Does it strengthen relationships? Does it insure a strong future for you or others? Of course not.  So why… [read more]

Your Life Has Been Arranged
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jan 25, 2015

Your life has already been prearranged, predestined, ordered, directed, guided. You are cared for, guarded, and provided for. There is one question however: all this being true, IF you believe in Jesus Christ: "For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique)… [read more]

Prejudice vilifying prejudice
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jan 25, 2015

Prejudice vilifying prejudice is the same as the pot calling the kettle black. A man, former fire chief of Atlanta Kelvin Cochran, was fired from his job. He's black. He's a Christian. He wrote a book. Which one of those things do you think prompted the mayor to fire him? Here in Mississippi a person can be fired… [read more]

Love Your Unconditional Friendships
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jan 24, 2015

If you've been lucky, there's been people who entered your life for the sole purpose of being your friend, mentor, lucky star, partner-in-crime, even those who share your most intimate secrets, etc. They're people you can trust explicitly, never having any intention of causing you harm, and truly wanting… [read more]

Bible and Quote April 12-16, 2010
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jan 23, 2015

  The proud ungodly care nothing for what God or the godly think; they blow them off. (The Message - paraphrased) Psalms 10:5   Your response can instantly reveal the Christian values by which you live. James C. Dobson, 1936- (The proud) says to himself, ‘Nothing will shake me; I'll… [read more]

If You Ain’t Cheatin’, You Ain’t Tryin’
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jan 23, 2015

       Sports commentator and author, Mike Greenberg, appeared on the CBS Morning News program within days of football’s divisional championships and was immediately asked to comment on the alleged “cheating” by the New England Patriots; who have had issues in the past, “fudging”… [read more]

What God Requires
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jan 23, 2015

    “What does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humble with your God.” Micah 6:8b   Micah outlines a plan here, one that all followers of Christ should adopt as their way of life.   “To Act justly. . .” We are to act without showing… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

But It Is Hardly Credible That One Could Be So Positively Ignorant!
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

"The Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand." There is no escape when Our Lord speaks, He always comes with an arrestment of the understanding. Has the voice of God come to you directly? If it has, you cannot mistake the intimate insistence with which it has spoken to you in the language you know best, not through…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for December 3
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"There is no spot in thee." - Song of Solomon 4:7 Having pronounced his Church positively full of beauty, our Lord confirms his praise by a precious negative, "There is no spot in thee." As if the thought occurred to the Bridegroom that the carping world would insinuate that he had only mentioned her comely…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — January 29
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Thou God seest me. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether ... Such knowledge is too wonderful for me:… — (click here to read more)

Obedience Brings Blessing
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Observe and hear all these words, which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God."   Deuteronomy 12:28 Though salvation is not by the works of the law, yet the blessings which are promised to obedience are not denied to the… — (click here to read more)

His Purpose
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

A newspaper that is curculated in the Louisville, Kentucky area ran a story on Kentucky basketball in this week's rag. They tied the idea of "passion" into it, which, in and of itself, was not a problem. However, the front cover showed Jesus holding a basketball with the story's caption emblazoned in print reminiscent…… — (click here to read more)

How strong convictions come
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We continue meditating on the first verse of Psalm 73: "Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart." The psalmist has gone through an experience of crippling doubt but the great thing is this: he has emerged from it spiritually enriched and with a deeper confidence in the goodness of God. So he starts…… — (click here to read more)

Forever
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Forever - This Greek word (panteles) is a combination word. It comes from pas, which means "any or all" and telos, which means "end". It can be translated forever when it refers to a temporal period, but it has its root in the idea of being complete, whole or entire. It is often translated with…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — January 29
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

We have developed in recent times a peace-loving, soft-spoken, tame and harmless brand of Christian of whom the world has no fear and for whom it has little respect. We are careful, for instance, never to speak in public against any of the false cults lest we be thought intolerant. We fear to talk against the destructive sins of modern civilization… … — (click here to read more)

Search the Scriptures. - John 5:39
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Search the Scriptures. - John 5:39

The Bible is God's Book, a favour bestowed on man; intended to lead him to a knowledge of the nature, perfections, purposes, will, providence, and salvation of God. It contains all that is really necessary to be known.

It should be read carefully, prayerfully, frequently, and in course: every part of the Bible…

… — (click here to read more)

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