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Today's Articles

Leaving the Familiar
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. Going on a little… [read more]

Do We Look for Another? (Luke 7:19)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

When our expectations rest on one and only one person, hope vanishes unless that person delivers. A pinch hitter in the last of the ninth with two out illustrates this principle. If he fails to deliver, then there is no hope; the game is over. However, a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth with no outs is quite another… [read more]

Bible and Quote April 30 - May 4, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

Evil men have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct. Ps 37:14    Wicked men hide their strength, by feigned humility and crafty courteous demeanor, and yet they will always have in readiness an armed band of satellites, or claws… [read more]

“From the lips of children and infants…” comes praise. Mat 21:16
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

  Children seemed to readily accept and be drawn to Jesus. (Matthew 21:14-16) In return, Jesus often used child-like faith and trust to encourage, teach and even scold his adult listeners. In responding to the question – ‘Who is greatest?’, “He called a little child and had him stand among… [read more]

Give Praise
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all and his mercy is over all he has made. Psalm 145:8-9 (ESV)   David gives praise to God in this passage. Let’s see what he says about our heavenly Father.    The… [read more]

Additional Articles

Are You A Carrier?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Nov 23, 2017

The mumps.  You don't hear much about the mumps anymore.  Cases of the mumps are as rare now as hens' teeth.  Since the vaccine for the mumps was licensed way back when I started my senior year of high school (oops, I don't know when I started my senior was 1967) the cases… [read more]

An Attitude of Gratitude
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Nov 22, 2017

The University of Georgia did a study of 468 married individuals. In their study they found that the most consistent, significant predictor of marital quality was ... get this ... spousal expression of gratitude. Didn't see that coming, did you? Not sex, finances, or communication. Gratitude.… [read more]

Returning to Wholeheartedness - Learning how to suffer gracioulsy
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Nov 21, 2017

This past year God used circomstances in my life to teach me a lesson I didn’t even think I needed to learn. Over the last two years God has worked such miracles in my life and heart and healed me from pain I spent my entire young adult life running from. My mother’s abandonment, my father’s alcoholism… [read more]

Recapitulation Is an Important Part of Teaching
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Nov 20, 2017

We are reading and studying the letter to the Galatians and we are in the heart of Chapter 5. One of the things we have read in Chapter 5 is how Paul refers to "love". Now, there was not much mention of this in the early passages where Paul has some strong things to say these brothers in Christ. We remind… [read more]

Special Cases Task Force
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Nov 19, 2017

 A movie I was watching featured a popular detective known for his ability to solve difficult cases. A street cop walks up with some pertinent information. The street cops says to the detective, “I love your work and would love to be on the ’Special Cases Task Force’.” The detective responds,… [read more]

Many Called - Few Chosen
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Nov 19, 2017

In our world today - actually it has always been this way - there are many who are doing wonderful works. There are mammoth organization that have done and are doing wonderful works of service: the providing of human needs, relieving the struggle of multitudes that cry out for help. The list is almost endless, and… [read more]

Depravity of Values
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Nov 19, 2017

  Several years ago I wrote a column called Poverty of Values. It's a term coined by Dan Quayle. Remember him? Vice President? It was in a great speech, which I can't find now. However, as we watch the private lives of many celebrities being pinpointed with the light of truth exposing some scandalous behavior,… [read more]

The Affordable Train Wreck
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Nov 18, 2017

  Do these words sound familiar? “If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your Doctor, you can keep your Doctor…period!” Again, sound familiar. These words were spoken over and over (some 34 times) by our current President in an attempt to derail insurance companies,… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

Morning and Evening for February 7
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Arise, and depart." - Micah 2:10 The hour is approaching when the message will come to us, as it comes to all-"Arise, and go forth from the home in which thou hast dwelt, from the city in which thou hast done thy business, from thy family, from thy friends. Arise, and take thy last journey." And what know…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 24
Daily Light on the Daily Path

My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. Both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren: saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. — In Jesus Christ neither circumcision… — (click here to read more)

Pardon and Forgiveness
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He will not always chide: neither will He keep His anger for ever."   Psalms 103:9 He will chide sometimes, or He would not be a wise Father for such poor, erring children as we are. His chiding is very painful to those who are true, because they feel how sadly they deserve it and how wrong it is on their part to grieve Him. We know what this chiding… — (click here to read more)

The Right Choice
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

This past weekend I got to watch a couple of episodes of Bonanza. You know, with Ben Cartwright and his sons, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe. Got a quick trivia question for you. Every time Ben Cartwright introduces Hoss he calls him Hoss. What is Hoss's given name? Time's up. It's Eric. Just thought I'd…… — (click here to read more)

The Genius of Christianity
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Some religions, such as Hinduism, claim that their gods incarnate themselves, but those so-called incarnations are rooted in fantasy, not in fact. The Incarnation of Jesus Christ is not just a great idea - it really happened. There were eyewitnesses and a written record. The genius of Christianity is that it is not just…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Distressed - "I just don't know what to do! Every way I turn, all I see is disaster." This thought in Hebrew is expressed by the verb yasar. It is used throughout the Old Testament to describe distress in times of war, pressure from social stress, anxiety over plans that do not work and the results…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 24
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

There is such a thing as a renaissance, a personal revival. The best illustration is the coming of the springtime on the farm. The snow will lay all winter long, and in some places you don"t see the ground until springtime. How utterly dead everything looks, but you know that life is still there. The trees are stark, but there is life in them.… … — (click here to read more)

I trust in Thy word. - Psalms 119:42
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

I trust in Thy word. - Psalms 119:42

It is unsafe and improper to trust our feelings or fancies; to listen to suggestions, or judge by appearances; the Christian's guide is God's word, and this should be the object of his trust. If we cannot take God's word and depend upon it, what can we trust?

It is true; on all necessary points plain; it…

… — (click here to read more)

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