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Today's Articles

How to Whine Effectively - Part One
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

The people soon began to complain to the Lord about their hardships; and when the Lord heard them, his anger blazed against them. Fire from the Lord raged among them and destroyed the outskirts of the camp. – Numbers 11:1   The people of Israel had just been miraculously delivered from Egypt. They… [read more]

Monday Miscellany
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Malady of Loneliness Focus Text: Genesis 2.18-25 This article is written with the full recognition that there is a vast difference between being alone and being lonely. However, there was a reason that God recognized from the beginning that it was not good for man to be alone… [read more]

Additional Articles

This Was Not Going To Be An Enjoyable Mediterranean Cruise!
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 5, 2015

We come to Jonah Chapter 1 and verse 4, where all is well!   That is how it looks, but it certainly is not.  I am away to Joppa – no Jerusalem for me – and no Nineveh for me.   I have found a ship and I have paid the fare, and off we sail.   We?   God is coming… [read more]

Battery Power
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Oct 4, 2015

There is a flash light craze going on in about every store you walk into. Some are small enough to fit on a key ring and some come with tri-pods. Some take double "A" batteries and some take 6 Volt batteries. Some are in-bedded in hat rims and some come mounted on glasses. It is really kind of phycotic on the… [read more]

Love Is - Love Is Not
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 4, 2015

Love Is Not: Giving to the poor; serving in your church; paying your debts on time; making others happier; working hard, etc.   And... "If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for… [read more]

Hypocrite = Whitewashed tomb
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Oct 4, 2015

On Tuesday morning after Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey amid all the hosannas, Jesus delivers a rebuke that is so piercing and so strong the thrust of it will be felt at the Great White Throne judgment by hypocrites of the eons. Jesus warns the people of just who these religious leaders are—hypocrites.… [read more]

Keeping Our Perspective Within A Materialistic Society
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Oct 3, 2015

Christmas, and The Holidays in general gives us all an opportunity each year to reflect on the people, circumstances, and things we have to be thankful for. The energy in the air during December always seems to be (at least for me) very positive and uplifting; a little cleaner and crisp,… [read more]

Hope for the Hopeless
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 2, 2015

    “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)   Hope-expectation of future good.              … [read more]

Bible and Quote - September 21-25, 2015
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 2, 2015

 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David .. To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, Pr 1:1-2       Knowing and applying God’s precepts save us from learning the same thing through painful experiences.   The proverbs of Solomon - To receive instruction… [read more]

With God, even when nothing is happening, something is happening. Rev. Reuben Welch
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 2, 2015

       At his ascension into heaven, Jesus assured his disciples that he would continue to be with them – at least in spirit – always (Mat. 28:20); and Paul taught that Jesus works for our good in all things regardless how they appear at the moment. (Rom. 8:28 One alternative rendering… [read more]

The Power of His Might
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 1, 2015

Things happen in life that sometimes leave us frustrated and even afraid. Other things bring us a certain measure of anticipation and even excitement. Some have the capacity to do all of the above mentioned things. Back in 1999 I never thought that, following my forty-ninth birthday I would be flipping burgers at McDonald's.… [read more]

Modern Card Games
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Sep 30, 2015

It was some time ago now, but one of the first people I had to ask not to comment on my blog anymore was a guy who made it a practice of accusing me of "playing the victim card". I tried to explain I wasn't. He disagreed ... in a less than friendly manner (the basic rule of commenting on my blog). I explained… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

The Bent Of Regeneration
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

If Jesus Christ is to regenerate me, what is the problem He is up against? I have a heredity I had no say in; I am not holy, nor likely to be; and if all Jesus Christ can do is to tell me I must he holy, His teaching plants despair. But if Jesus Christ is a Regenerator, One Who can put into me His own heredity of holiness,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for March 27
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Then all the disciples forsook him and fled." - Matthew 26:56 He never deserted them, but they in cowardly fear of their lives, fled from him in the very beginning of his sufferings. This is but one instructive instance of the frailty of all believers if left to themselves; they are but sheep at the best,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 6
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Lord God omnipotent reigneth. I know that thou canst do every thing. — The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. — He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? — There is none that can deliver out of my… — (click here to read more)

The Leadership of Our Guide
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all Truth."   John 16:13 Truth is like a vast cavern into which we desire to enter, but we are not able to traverse it alone. At the entrance it is clear and bright; but if we would go further and explore its innermost recesses, we must have a guide, or we shall lose ourselves.… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tishrei 23'
Voice of the Lord

A fitting close to the fall Holy Days is the joyful celebration called Simchat Torah (the Joy of the Law). Although it is not part of the Leviticus 23 list of feasts, Simchat Torah was designated as a time to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of Scripture readings chanted each week in our synagogues. While some believers may find it curious to… — (click here to read more)

Get The Message?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Sometimes we humans can be deadly serious and wind up being outrageously funny. Don't know what I mean? Consider this. Every now and then we have the opportunity to make a statement and that statement results in being nowhere near as accurate as we meant it to be. In our seriousness (or seriocity as I like to call…… — (click here to read more)

Christianity Is Unique
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We make the claim once again - Christianity is unique. It is unique in the sense that it is the divinely appointed way to enter into a relationship with the one true and living God. There is only one way, only one Name, only one God, only one Lord, only one Mediator. Our claim that Christianity is unique comes not from…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Touched - This is a form of the Greek verb hapto. It implies quiet a bit more than a simple touch. It means, "to be connected to, to handle something so that you exert influence on it". There is another Greek word for "touch casually" like "brush against something", but this word implies deliberate involvement. This…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 6
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

One consequence of our failure to see clearly the true nature of revival is that we wait for years for some supernatural manifestation that never comes, overlooking completely our own individual place in the desired awakening. Whatever God may do for a church must be done in the single unit, the one certain man or woman. Some things can happen only… … — (click here to read more)

He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father. - John 14:21
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father. - John 14:21

Do we love Jesus? Are we cultivating an acquaintance with Him?

If we love Him, we desire to know Him more fully; to serve Him more cheerfully; and to enjoy Him continually.

If we love Jesus, we are willing to part with all things for Him, to renounce whatever He forbids, and pursue…

… — (click here to read more)

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