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Today's Articles

The Gathering Place
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

"From the bottom of the hill..." That tag line used to be the lead in for a  number of columns that I wrote when we lived in the little community of Waco, near Richmond, Kentucky.  We lived on the top of the hill about a quater mile from the recognized hub of the community.  That hub was the Waco… [read more]

Balance! (Encore)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

I asked my friend what was the most radical position, in a religious context, he had ever seen where a matter of judgment was held to the exclusion of doctrine. In other words, what had he witnessed people do that may have been right in itself, but when pressed to extremes, became harmful or even contradictory to other… [read more]

Receiving Forgiveness
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not banish me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and give me a willing spirit. - Psalms 51:10-12 HCSB A king enjoyed playing chess with one of his officers. Now the king was very… [read more]

Additional Articles

Help Wanted
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jul 27, 2016

  Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then… [read more]

God’s Plan Is To Prepare People
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jul 25, 2016

We come to Mark Chapter 3 and verse 7.  People had been plotting the death of Jesus and He knew it, and Jesus had to do all that God wanted Him to do.   There is a lesson here on how to live and cope when pressurised.   Jesus knew how to handle ‘stress’.     Jesus is… [read more]

Are You Hoarding?
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jul 24, 2016

Matthew 6:19-20 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where… [read more]

A Good Man
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jul 24, 2016

Today we hear much about those servants of God who seem to conjure up fame and notoriety. Some become well known...almost a household word, due to their familiarity and popularity in our society. At times we hear certain ones referred to as "a good man". But being considered a "good man" in a society… [read more]

Can you say, "I forgive you."
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jul 24, 2016

 When someone hurts you, can you tell if it was intentional or if it was in reaction to something or someone other than you? Do you snap back without even thinking it through? I've done it plenty of times and to my dear sweet mother, too!   Well, when a brother or a sister has a field day with your feelings...   First,… [read more]

Do you have a Lucky Star?
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jul 23, 2016

  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]

Bible and Quote September 15-19
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jul 22, 2016

  Then (David said to the priests who followed him into exile with the ark of God’s presence). Take the ark of God back into the city… 2 Samuel 15:25a We will live for Christ fully only when we are willing to be impoverished, if necessary, in order that others might be helped. James Montgomery Boice,… [read more]

God’s Triumvirate: Moses – to Lead, Aaron – to Officiate, Miriam – to Inspire Mic. 6:4
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jul 22, 2016

        Many Anglo-Saxon girls of European descent, as well as Jewish girls, have been named in honor of Miriam – the anglicized version being more recognizable as Mary – by which we know Jesus’ mother.  But who was the first Miriam mentioned in scripture?  The… [read more]

God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jul 22, 2016

  In these times of turbulence, unrest, and upheaval, we need an anchor to hold our feet on the ground. Each day seems to bring more and more senseless behavior, in my country and worldwide.               Jesus tells us to come to Him and he will give us… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

After Obedience - What?
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

We are apt to imagine that if Jesus Christ constrains us, and we obey Him, He will lead us to great success. We must never put our dreams of success as God's purpose for us; His purpose may be exactly the opposite. We have an idea that God is leading us to a particular end, a desired goal; He is not. The question of getting…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for June 5
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"The Lord shut him in." - Genesis 7:16 Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the gaiety, the pursuits…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 28
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Walk in love. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. — Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. — Love covereth all sins. When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also… — (click here to read more)

Bow Down; Be Lifted Up
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Humble yourselves therefore order the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time."   1 Peter 5:6 This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the LORD will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand of God which presses us down is waiting to raise us up when we are prepared to bear the… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tammuz 22'
Voice of the Lord

The Talmud records some peculiar changes that occurred in the Temple about 40 years before its destruction. The lot for the goat to be sacrificed on Yom Kippur ceased to come up on the right hand of the Cohen HaGadol (High Priest) as it had previously. The crimson cloth put out on Yom Kippur would not turn white as it had before. The western light ceased to… — (click here to read more)

Size Does Matter
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Does size matter? I hadn't really thought much about that until yesterday morning. I had left at my usual time to head up to the Lock N Key, a coffee shop in downtown Georgetown. As I came out to the light at the end of Champion Way I got into the right turn lane. I was behind a couple of trucks; an SUV and a pickup…… — (click here to read more)

Maximizing time
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

This one verse is like a window through which light floods to illuminate Naomi's family background. It tells us that her deceased husband, Elimelech, came from a wealthy family, and that now most of that wealth was in the hands of a young relative of Elimelech's - Boaz. We know from the preceding verse (Ruth 1:22)…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Despairing - This looks like a difficult word in Greek exaporoumenoi. But if you sound it out you will discover that it has a familiar ring exasperated. It is made from two words ek (meaning "out of" with intensity) and aporeo (meaning "to be at a loss"). So, we get "to be completely without…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 28
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

The Christian churches of our day have suffered a great loss in rejecting the example of good men, choosing instead the "celebrity of the hour" for their pattern. We must agree that it is altogether unlikely that we know who our "greatest" men are. One thing is sure, however-the greatest man alive today is the best man alive today.… … — (click here to read more)

"He will yet deliver us." 2 Corinthians 1:10
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"He will yet deliver us." 2 Corinthians 1:10

HOW many times has our God delivered us, from how many dangers, in how many ways; and He who hath delivered, doth deliver, and in Him we trust that He will yet deliver us. He delivered us from spiritual death, by the operations of His Holy Spirit, and from eternal death, by the sacrifice…

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