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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

Kilkenny Cats
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if instead of showing love among yourselves you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another. Galatians 5:14-15   There were a pair of proverbial cats in Kilkenny,… [read more]

Much More II
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The expression much more in the New Testament is frequently used in a way that is roughly equivalent to our saying, “If you think that was something, what do you think about this?” Many times the inspired writers of the New Covenant used this expression as a way of drawing attention… [read more]

Additional Articles

Knowing Who Jesus Christ Is Makes All the Difference
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Aug 19, 2019

 All I know about God comes to me through Jesus Christ and the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.   Sin – forgiveness through the blood shed on the cross at Calvary – his love – his joy – his peace – his gifts – his holy character – his nature – his ways… [read more]

Eternity
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Aug 18, 2019

We just cannot grasp the concept of eternity... or infinity for that matter. Our finite minds have no concept of it because we have a beginning and we know our physical bodies will have an end. After all, we all know someone who has died. I cannot fathom the sheer giant-ness of God. Psalm 95:4… [read more]

The Third World
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Aug 18, 2019

We have heard about “third world” countries - those supposedly not as modern, or economically on a par with larger and more prosperous nations. Supposedly, other countries or peoples are occupants of some other world, either a “first’ or a “second” world. There is coming a kind of third… [read more]

Stealth Move
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Aug 18, 2019

 It was the same pattern as before. Subtle, stealth and snipe are the staple words for how He works. It’s His modus operandi to apply maximum damage with little visibility. Who is this guy? He is God. But not just any god, He is the God of army angels. In the beginning He spoke the stars, moon, sun and earth… [read more]

Applaude Yourself!
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 17, 2019

There’s a wonderful saying, “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” When I think about these words, so many meanings come to mind: the people in your life and their attitudes towards you, the places you frequent socially, your workplace environment and those you meet for… [read more]

Bible and Quote Oct 26-29 (09)
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 16, 2019

  The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. Psalms 5:5a Pride (attitude of superiority not worth) leads to every other vice; it is the complete anti-God state of mind. C. S. Lewis, 1898–1963 You (God) hate (actively opposes) all evildoers. Psalms 5:5b It is . God’s irreconcilable hostility… [read more]

The In-Between-Times
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 16, 2019

        Almost immediately after Paul’s conversion on the way to Damascus, he began to energetically and persuasively preach the gospel of Jesus Christ; surprising those he had only recently been persecuting and confounding those he had just as recently been supporting.  Both found… [read more]

Living for Jesus
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 16, 2019

    Recently, I heard more of a person’s story that has caused me to think about how we live for Jesus. In hearing this addition to the story, I realized this individual is truly living for herself and not Jesus. This caused me to ponder what living for Jesus means. When we live for Him, we believe: He… [read more]

Saying Good-bye
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Aug 15, 2019

It's almost that time again. The same time that rolls around this time of the year every year. It's alomst time to say good-bye to this year. Yep, sure nuff, it's New Year's Eve. Time to say good-bye to all the mistakes of 2004 and hello to all the opportunities in 2005...to make the same mistakes. Time to say… [read more]

Abortion, Euthanasia, and Common Courtesy
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Aug 14, 2019

 A lot of people over the last few years have complained that folks aren't as considerate as they once were. Now, you might think it's because old people are crotchety, but I'm even hearing it from younger folk. There was a time that we would open doors or let people in front of us in traffic or "ladies… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

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

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." - Psalm 30:5 Christian! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow; cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord. Be patient, for "Lo! He comes with clouds descending." Be patient! The Husbandman waits until he…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 20
Daily Light on the Daily Path

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent. The Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. — Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever. His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of… — (click here to read more)

Deliverance Not Limited
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee."   Job 5:19 Eliphaz in this spoke the truth of God. We may have as many troubles as the workdays of the week, but the God who worked on those six days will work for us till our deliverance is complete. We shall rest with Him and in Him on our Sabbath. The rapid… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Av 19'
Voice of the Lord

A man who was interested in learning to shoot well visited a practice range. There, as he surveyed each of the bays where the targets were located, he noticed one that had all perfect bulls-eyes. Intent on finding the one responsible for such sharpshooting, he was told that Simon Greenstein was his man. He went out in search of him. ...consult the Word of… — (click here to read more)

Fire God?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Many of Major League Baseball's teams have moved a time or two. The Los Angeles Dodgers started out in Brooklyn. The San Francisco Giants began in New York. The Minnesota Twins started out in our nation's Capitol as the Washington Senators. The Oakland Athletics began in Philadelphia. Then there are the twice…… — (click here to read more)

Don't Take the Huff
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

A further characteristic of a fool, says Solomon, is that he cannot control his anger. If a boss is hot-headed then don't react in the same way, he instructs us (v. 4). A fool quits his job in a fit of temper, but a wise man remains calm. How many people reading these lines, I wonder, look back to difficulties…… — (click here to read more)

Encamps
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Encamps - As a child, I often went camping with my family. We set up our tent and rolled out the sleeping bags. We were always careful to make sure we had water and as much natural protection as we could find. The description of the camps of Israel is quite similar. As God's people traveled, they constantly moved…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 20
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Failing in his frontal attacks upon the child of God, Satan often turns to more subtle means of achieving his evil purpose. He resorts to devious methods in his attempt to divert the Christian from carrying out the task God has committed to him. He often succeeds by involving the saint in some other lesser occupation and so distracting him. Nehemiah,… … — (click here to read more)

"The Lord preserveth all them that love Him." Psalms 145:20
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"The Lord preserveth all them that love Him." Psalms 145:20

ALL who know the Lord love Him, and none can love Him until taught by His Spirit. If we know God in Christ, as our covenant God, and enjoy our interest in Him, we shall love Him supremely, above our tranquillity, natural relations, earthly possessions, gifts and reputation.…

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