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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

Money or the Will of God?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

My how the times have changed. Just thirteen years ago a young man from Texas named Tom Kite was the all-time leader in money earned on the PGA tour for a career. He did it while serving as the reigning U. S. Open Champion. On this date in 1993 Kite cemented his all-time lead with a stirring victory in the Bob Hope Chrysler… [read more]

Sacrificial Sowing
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

 Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves. - Psalms 126:5-6 HCSB Understanding this verse may be difficult for the modern Western mind. After all, when spring arrives, we… [read more]

The Lord's Christ (Luke 2.26)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“And it had been revealed to him [Simeon] by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.” (Luke 2.26). Simeon was overjoyed to see the Lord's Christ. He had waited perhaps all his life to witness the events that unfolded in the temple when Jesus… [read more]

Additional Articles

Why Be Good?
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Apr 16, 2014

    I heard a caller make this blithe statement on a radio show to which I was listening on the way home the other day. The show was not a Christian show on Christian radio. The host was talking about who to vote for in the presidential race -- specifically about Romney and his religious views. The host… [read more]

Infighting
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Apr 15, 2014

Love is costly. God’s love brings vulnerability and seeks others highest good. When I love others the way God calls me to I will get hurt along the way. I am guaranteed to be hurt because I love imperfect people just like me, and in my love, I don’t always seek the highest good of others before myself. Zephaniah… [read more]

Jesus Christ Fulfils These Prophetic Words of Isaiah
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Apr 14, 2014

We have reached Matthew Chapter 12 where we have a quotation from Isaiah chapter 42, which refers to the coming ministry of Jesus Christ. Read it carefully. God says - I am going to uphold My Servant. Even when Jesus was on the Cross being crucified - shedding His Blood to wash away our sin - God was upholding Him… [read more]

Pass The Salt
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Apr 13, 2014

Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you]. (Colossians 4:6 Amp) My friend once told me a trick he used to help him avoid eating all the food on his plate… [read more]

Called To A Church?
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Apr 13, 2014

The Apostle Paul instructed those to whom he wrote that they should not "forsake the assembling" of themselves together. It is interesting and instructive that he did not use the word "church". By church I mean an organized and recognized congregation with a complete structure with Pastors, and all others… [read more]

Our Image Isn't Everything
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Apr 12, 2014

  While eating lunch recently, I couldn’t help but overhear this statement coming from the next table, “My husband has never made enough money for me to be happy, I wish he’d change jobs or do something else.” The words were spoken in a disappointing, almost angry tone. This touches on the… [read more]

Bible and Quote November 16-20 (09)
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Apr 11, 2014

  (David) Return, O LORD (Y@hovah), rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness. Psalms 6:4 Lost in fear, distrust and regret, my soul pleads for a rekindled cognizance of Your presence and a renewed confidence in Your faithfulness.   (David fearing death) For there is no mention of You in death;… [read more]

Thoughts on Peter
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Apr 11, 2014

 Thoughts about Peter   Journal Entry- February 26, 2004   Mark 14:27-31   Do you have a favorite disciple? Have you ever thought about how human they were? Peter boasted to Jesus, “The others might leave you but I will follow you even to your death.” Jesus replied, “Peter,… [read more]

What is Sin?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Apr 11, 2014

        Why is an understanding of sin and it’s infiltration into our lives – entangling us in it’s consequences – so important?  Because it takes an appreciation of sin and all its ramifications to truly appreciate mercy and forgiveness.        Job… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 17
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. — Glorify… — (click here to read more)

Enemies at Peace
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"When a man's ways please the LORD, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."   Proverbs 16:7 I must see that my ways please the LORD. Even then I shall have enemies; and, perhaps, all the more certainly because I endeavor to do that which is right. But what a promise this is! The LORD will make the wrath of man to praise Him and abate it… — (click here to read more)

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

"He shall not be afraid of evil tidings." - Psalm 112:7 Christian, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings; because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other men? Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved his faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder…… — (click here to read more)

Readiness
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

When God speaks, many of us are like men in a fog, we give no answer. Moses' reply revealed that he was somewhere. Readiness means a right relationship to God and a knowledge of where we are at present. We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. The man or woman who is ready for God and His work is the one who…… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Nisan 17'
Voice of the Lord

Spring cleaning! It is a busy time of the year. Yet it seems that this much-needed chore is actually the idea of God himself! Every year at this time, we are told in the Torah to clean out the chameytz (leaven) from our dwelling places as we commemorate Passover (Exodus 12:15). ...clean out any spiritual chameytz and let the sweetness of the Ruach… — (click here to read more)

Expect the Best
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

We have become a nation of cynics. We expect the worst and usually are not disappointed. We lump people together in the most disdainful of fashions and say, "I told you so," when they perform as we predict. However, every now and then you hear a feel good story that reminds you of the good side of human nature…… — (click here to read more)

How much do we "project"?
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We ended yesterday by saying that no one can become a peacemaker - in the biblical sense of the word - until they have found peace within their innermost self. As we are looking at the Beatitudes from the point of view of how effective they are in producing good spiritual and mental health, it is interesting to see how…… — (click here to read more)

Deceived
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Deceived - The translation in English is the Greek word planasthe. It means "to cause to wander, to lead astray, to seduce or mislead". Paul is exhorting his readers not to be lead into false belief. This phrase is intense. Paul is not suggesting that we should consider an opinion. He is not asking for a democratic…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 17
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

I am convinced that anyone who brings up the question of consequences in the Christian life is only a mediocre and common Christian! I have known some who were interested in the deeper life, but began asking questions: "What will it cost me-in terms of time, in money, in effort, in the matter of my friendships?" Others ask of the Lord when… … — (click here to read more)

"The Forerunner is for us entered." Hebrews 6:20
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"The Forerunner is for us entered." Hebrews 6:20

WHATEVER Jesus did was for His people. He is gone into heaven as our Forerunner; as the PIONEER goes before the army to remove obstacles, clear the road, and render the march more easy, so did Jesus go before us. As an interested and kind friend, He shows the practicability of the way;…

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