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Today's Articles

A Connection Between Music and Sex
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

        Legitimate research continues to uncover mounting evidence showing a correlation between explicit sexual lyrics and teen sexual activity.  Research by the Rand Corp. of Pittsburg and reported on by Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press reveals once again that young people whose… [read more]

Pride-aholics Anonymous
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

The result of humility is fear of the LORD, along with wealth, honor, and life. - Proverbs 22:4 HCSB An elderly man was once asked by a friend what was the secret of his longevity. “Is it vegetarianism? Vitamins? Wine? Abstinence from wine? How did you grow to be so old?” The old man smiled a wrinkled… [read more]

I Know Him (John 7:29)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“Its not what you know, its who you know!” Have you ever heard that statement? Usually it is applied to how we as human beings ascend (or descend) on the ladder of success. Let someone get a promotion at work and as likely as not, someone will affirm by this statement that the promotion was unwarranted based… [read more]

Bible and Quote October 29 - November 2
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

(David fled from King Saul’s renewed desire to kill him) and went to . Jonathan (who said) You shall not die! why should my father hide this thing from me? It is not so!" 1 Samuel 20:1,2 The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts. Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754) English… [read more]

Forgiveness
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

  “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) “Be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake, hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 (KJV)   God’s word through… [read more]

Additional Articles

Our Edge
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jul 31, 2014

Allegations of steroid abuse have permeated the sports world for a number of years now. However, the sport that seems to be having the most trouble with them is baseball. With a recent book out on the subject that points fingers at certain star baseball players and last year's round of suspensions for steroids including… [read more]

God's Will for Your Life
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jul 30, 2014

I can't tell you how many times I've heard people asking, begging, pleading, "How can I know the will of God for my life?" In truth, any genuine disciple of Christ would want that, but I just think it's not as hard as we try to make it. I always want to ask, "Did you ask Him?" Because it… [read more]

Let These Parables And This Fresh Story Encourage You
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jul 28, 2014

 We have been reading in Matthew Chapter 13 of the parable of the sowing of the seed, the mustard seed which appeared so small and insignificant, and the amazing working of the yeast in the dough, invisibly and imperceptibly, yet powerfully and effectively.   These parables of Jesus are packed with relevance,… [read more]

Your New Creation
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jul 27, 2014

Sometime in eternity past, God desired to expand His love, to someone in addition to millions of angels, who would be not unlike Himself. He had angelic companionship, which was enjoyable and satisfying as His messengers and servants. However, being God, He desired something and someone like Himself - someone to love and… [read more]

Your New Creation
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jul 27, 2014

Sometime in eternity past, God desired to expand His love, to someone in addition to millions of angels, who would be not unlike Himself. He had angelic companionship, which was enjoyable and satisfying as His messengers and servants. However, being God, He desired something and someone like Himself - someone to love and… [read more]

Reacting to wrongs committed against us
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jul 27, 2014

How can it possibly be all right for any person to sin and then to blame someone else for the sin?  How can it possibly be all right for any person to sin against another person causing havoc, chaos, hurt, and heartbreak?  It is not. It never will be all right. God never said it… [read more]

False Theory
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jul 27, 2014

 Much of what holds us back in life is of our own doing. It may be the bad decisions we made in our youth. Perhaps it was the career or job of choice. Maybe it was the lifelong mate we chose in the guise of infatuation. Possibly it was a religious belief implanted in us by our parents and grandparents. Mostly I… [read more]

Do you have a Lucky Star?
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jul 26, 2014

  Months ago, I was listening to an interview with then Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump who was discussing his business, lifestyle, and overall viewpoints on how he came to be who he was. His father had been a big time influence on him, and his mother, and those of past generations of his family. When asked about… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

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

The fruit of the Spirit is ... faith. By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. — Without faith it is impossible to please him. — He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. —… — (click here to read more)

Covenant Reaches Children
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an Everlasting Covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee."   Genesis 17:7 O LORD, Thou hast made a covenant with me, Thy servant, in Christ Jesus my LORD; and now, I beseech Thee, let my children be included in its gracious… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for June 1
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"The evening and the morning were the first day." - Genesis 1:5 Was it so even in the beginning? Did light and darkness divide the realm of time in the first day? Then little wonder is it if I have also changes in my circumstances from the sunshine of prosperity to the midnight of adversity. It will not always…… — (click here to read more)

Something More About His Ways
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

If when God said "Go," you stayed because you were so concerned about your people at home, you robbed them of the teaching and preaching of Jesus Christ Himself. When you obeyed and left all consequences to God, the Lord went into your city to teach; as long as you would not obey, you were in the way. Watch where…… — (click here to read more)

Ebb abd Flow or just Flow?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Ebb and flow. Two terms used to describe the movement of the earth's oceans during the course of the average day. The process was immortalized in the lines; "First the tide rushes in, plants a kiss on the shore, then rolls out to the sea and the sea is very still once more," from the song "Ebb Tide." But have you…… — (click here to read more)

Putting God first
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Although Elimelech's decision to care and provide for his family must be applauded, there can be little doubt that in moving to the land of Moab he went against the will of God. Everything seemed to go well at first, and no doubt the improved economic conditions were to their liking. One day, however, tragedy strikes.…… — (click here to read more)

Unworthily
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Unworthily - This is the Greek word anaxios. It comes from the Greek word axios. Axios is a word that carries a very clear picture the balance scale. It really means "to weigh". Weights are added to a balance beam scale until the balance is even. This determines the worth of the object being…… — (click here to read more)

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

But the God we must see is not the utilitarian God who is having such a run of popularity today, whose chief claim to men's attention is His ability to bring them success in their various undertakings and who for that reason is being cajoled and flattered by everyone who wants a favor. The God we must learn to know is the Majesty in the heavens,… … — (click here to read more)

"We trust in the living God." 1 Timothy 4:10
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"We trust in the living God." 1 Timothy 4:10

THE living God is opposed to a dying world, to our dying frames, and to our dying friends; these must not be trusted, or we shall be wretched. Our God may, ought to be trusted, for He is the only suitable object of a Christian's trust; He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all…

… — (click here to read more)

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