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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 Guide for the Trip
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path…My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end. – Psalm 119:105   Men are notorious for not reading instructions. They don’t want to read the map or ask directions. We laugh and many sitcoms have used this premise as the basis… [read more]

Bible and Quote March 2-6
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

  You have also delivered me from the contentions of my people. 2 Samuel 22:44a .thousands are made the prey of grievous wolves that enter within the fold of the church. What a wonder of grace it is when fierce persecutors are converted, for then the wolf dwells with the lamb. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British… [read more]

The Lord's Christ (Luke 2.26)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“And it had been revealed to him [Simeon] by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.” (Luke 2.26). Simeon was overjoyed to see the Lord's Christ. He had waited perhaps all his life to witness the events that unfolded in the temple when Jesus… [read more]

THE “PREACHING” OF CAL THOMAS
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       Cal Thomas is a long-time conservative political commentator with whom I often agree.  However, the mistake many conservative Christians make is in blindly following any and all conservative spin-masters simply because they’re conservative.  Experience teaching us that conservatives… [read more]

Look To The Lord
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)              … [read more]

Additional Articles

Where is Your Treasure?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Aug 17, 2017

This past weekend my wife and I took a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  It was only the second time there for my wife.  She had been there one other time with a group from a church we served back in the late 70s.  As for me, I had been there a number of times before; as in, before the end of 1970.  It… [read more]

Counterintuitive
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Aug 16, 2017

Paul wrote: We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on Me." (Rom 15:1-3) Did… [read more]

Beware Of Those Who Creep In With False Teaching
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Aug 14, 2017

 In his letter to the Galatians, Paul is dealing with some of the most serious, vital, and central questions, which were confronting the Church of Jesus Christ in its very early days. These disciples of Jesus Christ were on the point of being misled on some of the most crucially important matters.   Paul… [read more]

Whiteout-Blackout
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Aug 13, 2017

If you’ve ever been a snowstorm you may have experienced a whiteout. In my experience in a whiteout, I couldn’t see very far in front of me and lost my sense of direction. There was so much snow and cloud cover, I could only see vague outlines of dark objects. I was surrounded by so much “white”,… [read more]

Consequences
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Aug 13, 2017

We reap what we sow. This is such a well know statement that it is recognized and used to apply to life in general There are consequences. Some last a long time. Some, for the remainder of our lives. This is true of individuals and nations. That which we are seeing at the time of this writing is just the beginning… [read more]

Lesson in choices
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Aug 13, 2017

Take a trip with your mother... just you and her. I highly recommend it. There is nothing like it and you have memories to cherish. My mom and I took a trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She is so precious and it was quite a trip, what with her breaking her ankle within the first hour of arriving at our little bungalow on… [read more]

The Power of the Tongue
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 12, 2017

I was sitting in a church auditorium recently, listening to a preacher talk about the power words have on us all, both written and spoken, and the great impact they convey to those around us. It was a well articulated speech, causing me to think about how large a role words play in our lives. Words are extremely powerful—… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for May 15
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"All that believe are justified." - Acts 13:39 The believer in Christ receives a present justification. Faith does not produce this fruit by-and-by, but now. So far as justification is the result of faith, it is given to the soul in the moment when it closes with Christ, and accepts him as its all in all.…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 18
Daily Light on the Daily Path

What God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? Who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? — Among the gods there is none like… — (click here to read more)

Seekers, Finders
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"If thou seek Him, He will be found of thee."   1 Chronicles 28:9 We need our God; He is to be had for the seeking, and He will not deny Himself to any one of us if we personally seek His face. It is not if thou deserve Him, or purchase His favor, but merely if thou "seek" Him. Those who already know the LORD must go on seeking His face by… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Av 26'
Voice of the Lord

Measure with exacting justice, and you will be measured that way, too. As Shlomo HaMelech (King Solomon) put it, "So don't be overly righteous or overly wise; why should you disappoint yourself?" (Ecclesiastes 7:16) ...show compassion to someone I have already… — (click here to read more)

The Right Invite
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Had a good laugh the other day. I saw a flyer for a golf tournament. The people who run the tournament evidently thought that they needed something to really grab people's attention. Right there it was in beautiful red ink on the flyer; the attention grabber. One single word that should grab attention. After all,…… — (click here to read more)

"Poetic Justice"
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We begin a section now that most commentators regard as baffling and bewildering. Several dangerous activities are identified. In all of these, says Solomon, watch out because you can get hurt. Solomon uses graphic language to drive home the point that fools can't see further than their noses. They go blindly on and…… — (click here to read more)

In the same way
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

In the same way - The opening word here is homoios. It means to be in perfect likeness. This is a very important word in the NT. It is used to describe the perfect likeness in substance between Jesus and the Father (Phil. 2:6-11). This word is the basis of the doctrine that Jesus is God. Such an important…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 18
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

There is also spiritual sleep. Notice Ephesians 5:14: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead." This verse is often spoken to sinners, but it was not written to sinners. Ephesians was never written to sinners. It is not a message to sinners at all, but a message to one of the best churches in the New Testament. Yet the writer says, "Wake… … — (click here to read more)

"The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him." Psalms 145:18
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him." Psalms 145:18

REAL prayer is calling upon God. He is our Father: we are His children. We have nothing; He has all things to bestow, and is willing to give them. From a sense of need, we call on the Lord for a supply; from a sense of weakness, we call on Him for strength; from a sense…

… — (click here to read more)

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