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  • Christian Towers of Babel
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    …You will tell people about me everywhere…to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 When man was first created, he was given a command intended for each succeeding generation. Men were to be fruitful and multiply and, while filling the earth, subdue it to the service of God (Genesis 1:28). After mankind’s depravity pushed God to destroy them with a cataclysmic flood, He reiterated to Noah His wish for us to fill the planet in Genesis 9:1. Instead, man decided in Genesis 11:4 to build a city and a tower whose top would reach the sky so that they would not be scattered…

  • Judge Not (Matthew 7:1)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    Some incorrect ideas absolutely will not die. Some of them are based on biblical passages, or at least those who hold them claim that they have such a basis. One idea that will not die is the belief that the bible, and more specifically Jesus, teaches that it is wrong to judge. Of course, the stock passage that is used to justify this idea is, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” (Matthew 7.1). My purpose today will be to add Matthew 7.1 to my list of Vindicated Verses. First, Jesus did not say, “Judge not.” The only way to make Jesus say “Judge…

  • Worship is Different From All Other Activities
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    Psalm 95 begins with the Invitation - "Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord." Here we have an invitation to come into the presence of the Lord God Almighty, the King of Kings - the risen and living and ascended Lord Jesus Christ. There are certain invitations we receive……

  • Take your medicine
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    Anyone that has had to give a cat a pill or drops or any kind of medicine has had all kinds of trouble making the creature understand that Medicine is Good, being sick is Bad, and Medicine will cure the Sick Kitty. Cats just don't get it. If you really want to know what works, watch this video. However, it is NOT as easy as the video makes it look. We cannot take our cat to the vet without a huge ruckus. People who are stopped at the red lights next to us crane their necks, positive that we are some how abusing children in the back seat. Our cat can be heard over the boom-ba-boom…

  • The Not Said
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    The Not Said According to the book of Ecclesiastes, there is time for everything under the sun. The older I get, the more the word time seems to mean. Solomon said, in summary, all that should be said, all that is important to life and living. He left nothing out that needed to be said. He was not attempting to orchestrate by omission, but to emphasize by being concise. For the subject he is addressing, there is no “not said”. What he said was the conclusion of the issue altogether (“all has been said” - “let us hear the conclusion of the matter").…

  • Affectionately and Watchfully
         'Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro

    Isaiah 46:3-4 (NLT) "Listen to me, all you who are left in Israel. I created you and have cared for you since before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 (Amp) Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, …

  • Coming From Behind
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    When you think about it, we're all born an underdog. We enter this world with no skills, prospects, luck, or abilities. It's all up to us, the individual, to make it happen. There's some truth that who you know in this world can make a difference. But for my money, I much prefer seeing someone who's disadvantaged, struggling, underprivileged, or even poor setting life's goals then finding a way to make his/her life a huge success. As some may realize, I live in Dallas and am a proud Texas native. So naturally, when fall rolls around I tend to glue my attention inside the TV…

  • Bible and Quote - February 4-8
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    “(although David was anointed by God as ultimate king of Israel) David said in his heart, ‘.I shall perish someday by the hand of Saul. I should speedily escape to the Philistines (so Saul will forget about me). 1 Samuel 27:1 Worry is a think stream of fear which, if encouraged, becomes a wide channel into which all other thoughts flow. Anon (in despair) David arose (with his family) and went over with the six hundred men who were with him to (live with the Philistines – Israel’s enemy). .so Saul sought him no more. 1 Samuel 27:2-4 …

  • Confession, Forgiveness
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. I acknowledged my sin unto You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions/ to the LORD,” And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. ……

  • The Faithful Finish
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    Back in professional golf's fledgling years there were no big money tournaments. Instead there were exhibitions in which a small purse was offered to try to entice the elite of golf to come and participate. In fact, the practice was to invite (from which the term "invitational tournament" arises) those golfers that were felt to be the best players of the day. Such was the subject of the movie, "Bagger Vance," which pit Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen and the fictional Rannulph Junah against each other for ten thousand dollars. However, as such exhibitions grew in popularity tournaments…

  • Difficult Times
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    Look around. Marriages are in trouble. Indeed, marriage itself is in trouble. Church attendance is declining. Genuine Christians are harder to find. Gross immorality is becoming mainstream. We have bands of young men who think it's fun to randomly knock people down on the streets, crazy youth who decide to shoot up a school, vicious parents who abuse and kill their own children. We have a government that fails to protect its people and provides greater misery instead in the name of compassion. The only genuine source of any moral code is ridiculed in the streets and barred…

Daily Devotionals
You won't see them at first. You won't know that they have arrived until their familiar calls start to fill the air. And fill the air they will. They'll set up a cacaphanous din that will be heard for miles around. One of the most amazing biological wonders of all time is coming; Brood X - the seventeen year cicada.The cicadas are an amazing breed of insect. Most insects reproduce very quickly and easily, live a short life and die.…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 23:29-35 - Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?
Words to Ponder
Of all gambling in the world, there is none so reckless as that of the man who lives unprepared to meet God, and yet puts off repentance. - J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Genesis 48; Psalms 38; Hebrews 3:1-4:13:
When it was told to Jacob, "Behold, your son Joseph has come to you," Israel collected his strength and sat up in the bed. Then Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and He said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you for an everlasting possession.' Now your two sons, who…
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