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Today's Articles

Musings on Truth
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Monday Miscellany ;  November 26, 2007 Focus Text: John 18.33-38 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… [read more]

Expectancy
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. – Psalm 5:3 I share a particularly close relationship with one of my nieces. She used to stay at my house almost every weekend when she was very small. I found her sleeping with my dog in the… [read more]

Additional Articles

Christ Comes, and Comes Again, With His Living Loving Word
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jun 17, 2019

We are in Isaiah Chapter 1 and reading of what the circumstances were in Israel when Isaiah was called and raised up to speak out.  Rome was rising at this time, as was the city of Athens.  Why were things so terribly wrong among God’s chosen people?    There was spiritual decline throughout… [read more]

Growing Up...
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jun 16, 2019

How do you feel about your growing up (if you have grown up)? Was it tough growing up? Or is it mostly memories of good things and good times? Some have had horrible experiences, with scars for life. All of us have a different story. But in some ways they are the same. We were born, fed, clothed (hopefully), taught, disciplined,… [read more]

Life is a lot like killing snakes
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jun 16, 2019

I don’t know if you have ever come face to face with a snake before especially if you are a city-lubber. If you've ever lived in rural America or vacationed/camped/woods-walking, you most likely have. Snakes are God’s creatures just like the birds and deer, but for a reason God granted most of us a healthy… [read more]

The Importance of DIfficulty
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jun 16, 2019

There is this gravely false notion that once we commit ourselves to following Christ, life will just be better as a whole in a short period of time. This is not true. Once a decision has been made to make a change in our life for the good, whether we are followers of Christ or not, life will get more difficult just as sure… [read more]

The Magic of Summer
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jun 15, 2019

We all have certain things which make us feel happier, content, less stressed, and wanting to claim more from life. For some, it’s the smoothness of silk against their skin, the adoring face of a puppy, a friendly encounter, a child’s laughter, or the sensuality of a lovers kiss. True, all these things can… [read more]

Bible and Quote November 11-15, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jun 14, 2019

 You, who have shown me many troubles and distresses, Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. Psalms 71:20       When the season lasts long, we begin to think that, that’s the way life is. Charles Stanley, Christian Preacher My tongue also… [read more]

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing,…” Heb. 10:25
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jun 14, 2019

         This article is not meant so much to scold as to encourage; which is indeed part of the function of church.  (I Thess. 4:18)  We have been commissioned by Christ to make disciples, baptizing them into the community of believers – his church – and teaching them… [read more]

What Do We Learn About God?
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jun 14, 2019

    As believers in Christ, what do we learn about God?   We learn that He is our Creator. ● that all things are under His control.           “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who    are… [read more]

The Right Dirt
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jun 13, 2019

People seem to love to complain. They can look at the best of situations and see the minutest of flaws, so no wonder they can look at normal situations and absolutely rip them apart. Griping seems to be the one thing most people have down to a science. The sad thing is, the one place people seem to be able to… [read more]

A Biblical Commentary on Abortion
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jun 12, 2019

 In discussions on abortion, I've seen this passage used to say that God doesn't care about abortion. When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for July 15
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out." - Leviticus 6:13 Keep the altar of private prayer burning. This is the very life of all piety. The sanctuary and family altars borrow their fires here, therefore let this burn well. Secret devotion is the very essence, evidence, and…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 18
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark, and there I will meet with thee. The way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest. — Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. Having ... brethren, boldness to enter into the… — (click here to read more)

God Himself Shall Work
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up Myself."   Isaiah 33:10 When the spoilers had made the land as waste as if devoured by locusts, and the warriors who had defended the country sat down and wept like women, then the LORD came to the rescue. When travelers ceased from the roads to Zion, and Bashan and Carmel… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Sivan 15'
Voice of the Lord

Let's face it: this was not much comfort to Eliyahu (Elijah). He seemed to be the only Jew in his era still following the God of Israel. Out of a nation numbering millions, God said there were seven thousand faithful ones—less than one tenth of one percent. ...look at my people, not through the lens of human sight, but through the filter of… — (click here to read more)

It's In The Results
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Golf has produced some rather interesting swings over the years. Some are so buttery smooth as to invoke poetry. Others, well, let's just say that someone sneezing and chopping wood at the same time looks more coordinated. That little bit of commentary helps to explain why many golfers are referred to as "hackers."…… — (click here to read more)

Three conditions
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We have referred to the term "kinsman-redeemer" several times in our meditations and we pause now to make clear what it means. The word "redeem," as you will know, means "to buy back" or "set free." It is the act by which a person's property or liberty is purchased through the payment of a special price. A kinsman-…… — (click here to read more)

Being darkened
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Being darkened - The root Greek verb is skotizo. It means, "to deprive of light". In this verse (and in the whole New Testament) it is passive. That means that this verb describes those who had light taken away from them. Here the verb is a tense that indicates an action completed in the past that has…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 18
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

God has given us a broad world of truth for our spiritual and intellectual habitation. This universe of truth is to the human soul as limitless as the air to a bird or the sea to a fish. There the Christian mind can luxuriate at perfect liberty. While the ages unfold the believer will need no more than has been already given, for it represents the… … — (click here to read more)

"I will not leave you comfortless." John 14:18
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"I will not leave you comfortless." John 14:18

BELIEVERS when in darkness, often fear that Jesus has forsaken them; this is natural; but it is unscriptural; for He has said, "I will never leave thee, I will never forsake thee." His offices require His presence with us, His love secures His presence to us. He will not leave…

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