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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

A Short Treatise on…
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Blessings of Faith Focus Texts: John 20.29-31 "Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written… [read more]

The Creative Life
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. Wherever they go, they will find green pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. – John 10:9-10 Many people feel trapped by their day-to-day lives. Their jobs… [read more]

Wrong Answer
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

There is little doubt that the influence of (genuine) Christianity is on the decline in America today. We all know that. The Pew Research Center and Washington Post (among others) all affirm this. But we don't need polls to see it; it's right there. What's the problem? The answer depends on where… [read more]

Additional Articles

Waiting For The Late Rains
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Jun 30, 2015

It’s amazing what we are able to see in ourselves when we humble out before God. As I look back at the last few months of my life it’s been marked by a lot of strife in my relationships (dating, work, home). Mercifully God has revealed and relented as I have strived to change this, but he has also used it to… [read more]

Might This Have Been What Jesus Christ Wrote?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jun 29, 2015

Having been asked recently about what Jesus Christ wrote on one occasion, and having been reading and studying and preaching through the book of Daniel, I share this with you before returning to the Gospel of Luke, where we have been for a number of weeks. Immediately after Daniel explains and interprets the ‘writing… [read more]

He Upped the Ante - Part 2
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jun 28, 2015

Last week we discussed the expectations Jesus has for us if we are to follow Him. In Matthew 5:20 Jesus said, “For I tell you, unless your righteousness (your uprightness and your right standing with God) is more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” In addition… [read more]

The Light
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jun 28, 2015

We all know what light is - it is a brightness that eliminates darkness. If it were not for light the world, the universe would be such utter darkness it would be indescribable. Most of the world would rather be in the light rather than in the dark, no matter where they are. Light enables the function of almost all things.… [read more]

Feet on the Ground, Glory Surrounds
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jun 28, 2015

This was Moses’ first time to set feet upon the Promised Land.  What an amazing thing to see in that isolated spot on the mountain: Victory and glory suddenly appear before their eyes. Peter, James, and John were the only three disciples that had this experience. What reason could God have had to show them… [read more]

Communicate your Image Well
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jun 27, 2015

  Learning to write, speak, express, and socialize well are some of the most valuable items a person can conquer. They aren’t easily learned, oftentimes taking lots of time and pain to master, but once properly accomplished, they can benefit both your personal and professional life in so many ways. Let’s… [read more]

Bible and Quote November 5-9
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jun 26, 2015

Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David . Now Jonathan . caused David to vow (in agreement with the covenant), because he loved him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul. 1 Samuel 20:1  The value of a friend comes and goes, but mutual commitment holds the relationship together.   (after Jonathan… [read more]

Consuming God
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jun 26, 2015

       “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money,       come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.      Why spend money on what is not… [read more]

Whats on our Hearts?
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jun 26, 2015

                 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 (NIV)                As believers in Jesus Christ, what is on our hearts… [read more]

Because He's God
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jun 25, 2015

Okay. I need to know some things. This isn't quite a "didjever?" type thing but it is close. This is more of a "cosmic balance" thing. More of a "canyatellmewhy?" thing. Maybe you have thought of these also, but, then again, maybe you haven't. If you have, you don't win anything, other than the satisfaction… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

The Inevitable Penalty
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

There is no heaven with a little corner of hell in it. God is determined to make you pure and holy and right; He will not allow you to escape for one moment from the scrutiny of the Holy Spirit. He urged you to come to judgment right away when He convicted you, but you did not; the inevitable process began to work and now…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for July 2
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Our heart shall rejoice in Him." - Psalm 33:21 Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress; although trouble may surround them, they still sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface and…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 1
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The fruit ot the Spirit is goodness. Be ye ... followers of God, as dear children. — Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and… — (click here to read more)

God With Us
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"God shall be with you."   Genesis 48:21 Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but he left his son without anxiety, for he said with confidence, "God shall be with you." When our dearest relations or our most helpful friends are called home by death, we must console ourselves with the reflection that the LORD is… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tammuz 14'
Voice of the Lord

Yeshua has given us the responsibility of confessing him before others. However, some of us treat our faith in Yeshua as though it were a crime, and our confession is forced out of us rather than joyfully proclaimed. ...resolve to be open about my faith in Yeshua the Messiah. I will take steps to make my faith known to any of my family or friends who… — (click here to read more)

The Everlasting Arms
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Every morning I get up and shower in the upstairs bathroom right next to my office. Both of our bathrooms have rather large mirrors in them; something around 40 inches high by 60 inches long. They have no mounting frame surrounding them. They are mounted on a wall. How they are mounted is what is fascinating. During…… — (click here to read more)

Wrong counsel
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

When Haman receives the news that he is invited to a special banquet arranged by Queen Esther, his joy knows no bounds. Arriving at the palace gates, however, and seeing Mordecai standing there so confidently, his joy leaves him. Haman thinks to himself once again: this rebellious Jew will not bow down before me. Restraining…… — (click here to read more)

Submit
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Submit - In Greek hupotasso. The pieces that make up this word are extremely helpful in understanding its meaning. It comes from hupo (a prefix that means "under") and the verb tasso (meaning "to place in order"). Literally, it means "to put under in an orderly way". It is an imperative. Do it!…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 1
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Let me call it to your attention that the happiness of all moral creatures lies in the giving of obedience to God, the Creator. The psalmist cries out in Psalms 103:20: "Bless the Lord, ye his angels; that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word." The angels in heaven find their complete freedom… … — (click here to read more)

"The Lord thy God is a merciful God." Deuteronomy 4:31
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"The Lord thy God is a merciful God." Deuteronomy 4:31

IT is no uncommon thing to mistake the true character of our God, and conceive of Him so as to dishonour His name, and distress our own soul. It is plainly and plentifully asserted in the divine word, that our God is merciful, and the same is satisfactorily proved in nature, providence,…

… — (click here to read more)

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