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Today's Articles

Eden Seekers
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came, and then morning: the sixth day. – Genesis 1:31  One of the weaknesses of American fundamentalist Christianity has been a very weak eco-theology, making room for their being characterized as ecological rapists – right-wing, capitalistic… [read more]

Bear One Another’s Burdens (Galatians 6:2)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

An old riddle or brain teaser asks this question: “If you were carrying all the feathers that you could, would you be able to continue if someone added just one more feather?” Of course the answer is obvious, but it becomes a bit tricky if someone observes, “You mean you couldn’t carry just one additional… [read more]

Who Tripped You Up As You Were Running Your Race?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

We come to Galatians Chapter 5 verse 7 – “You were running good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?” Many start the race fast - they run well for a time - the first year - two years or even longer - and then other influences come along - other demands place a claim upon your… [read more]

Additional Articles

Pass The Salt
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Oct 22, 2017

Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you]. (Colossians 4:6 Amp) My friend once told me a trick he used to help him avoid eating all the food on his plate… [read more]

The Whole Councel Of God?
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 22, 2017

 The Whole Counsel of God? "For I never shrank or kept back or fell short from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan and counsel of God." (Acts 20:27 Amplified Bible) We live in a society of "sound bites", video clips, instant messaging, and a pot pori of various and sundry "lnstants".… [read more]

Forgiving and Withholding Sins
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Oct 22, 2017

(John 20:22 NKJV) And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." These verses read like we have the power to withhold forgiveness for sins here on earth. It's… [read more]

Making Everyday A New Year
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Oct 21, 2017

New Years is always special to me. It's looked upon by millions as a passage-of-the-baton, a new beginning, a time to remember events during the prior year, and a way of looking forward to making new memories. It's celebrated by virtually everyone on the planet, and is perhaps the one day which brings more people… [read more]

Bible and Quote March 26-30, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 20, 2017

Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; let them say continually, "The Lord be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant." Ps 35:27   Remarkable answers to prayer very much quicken the prayerfulness of other godly persons. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92 Of… [read more]

Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 20, 2017

       Have you ever received contradictory advice?  Grow up – but not too fast.  You need to take on more responsibility – but not too much.  You need to act like an adult – yet have fun as a kid.  Part of the problem is in your perception, part of it is in… [read more]

Jesus Came and Said, "Peace"
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 20, 2017

 Jesus Came and Said, “Peace”     “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week,  the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,  Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be… [read more]

Don't Block the Light
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 19, 2017

Every year, on the first weekend of August, my wife's family has two reunions.  The first is held on the Saturday before the first Sunday in August.  The Fridley family reunion is held on the old Fridley homestead near an area known as Crows in Western Virginia not far from Covington.  It was begun as… [read more]

Most to be Pitied
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 18, 2017

1 Corinthians 15 is a fascinating chapter for a variety of reasons. It is there that we find the simplest presentation of the Gospel in all of Scripture (1 Cor 15:3-4). We read of Paul's astounding apologetic for the Resurrection -- eyewitnesses (1 Cor 15:5-8). We have that interesting exercise in logic -- "If… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

Morning and Evening for March 10
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"In my prosperity I said I shall never be moved." - Psalm 30:6 "Moab settled on his lees, he hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel." Give a man wealth; let his ships bring home continually rich freights; let the winds and waves appear to be his servants to bear his vessels across the bosom of the mighty…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 23
Daily Light on the Daily Path

A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. — Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. — Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Give… — (click here to read more)

Harvest of Light, Gladness
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart."   Psalms 97:11 Righteousness is often costly to the man who keeps to it at all hazards, but in the end it will bear its own expenses and return an infinite profit. A holy life is like sowing seed: much is going out, and apparently it is buried in the soil, never to be gathered… — (click here to read more)

Broken Before God
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

It was one of those rounds of golf. I was striking the ball as well as I could. Only had a couple of really glaring mistakes in full shots. My tee shots were big. My irons were crisp. My pitch shots were accurate. Ah, but the flat stick, the deal closer, the putter; it was asleep. I missed nine makeable birdie putts…… — (click here to read more)

An Unintentional Tribute
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

What humiliation and shame our Lord endured for us on the cross of Calvary. Cicero, a Roman philosopher, said of crucifixion: "Far be the very name of a cross not only from the bodies of Roman citizens, but from their imaginations, eyes and ears." But He, our Lord, though sinless, was crucified on a cross. Although His…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Propitiation - This Greek word, hilasterion, is part of a word group that describes the turning away of divine wrath. But if you look this word up in a dictionary, the definition will send you in the wrong direction. Why? Because the Greek background of this word comes from the idea that Greek gods were fickle…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 23
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

When the prophets try to describe for me the attributes, the graces, the worthiness of the God who appeared to them and dealt with them, I feel that I can kneel down and follow their admonition: "He is thy Lord-worship thou Him!" They described Him as radiantly beautiful and fair. They said that He was royal and that He was gracious. They… … — (click here to read more)

I am Jesus. - Acts 9:5
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

I am Jesus. - Acts 9:5

Immanuel presents Himself this morning, and tells us He is exactly suited to us, whatever may be our circumstances, or feelings; He says, "I am Jesus."

Are you seeking the Lord? He is Jesus, the gracious, powerful, tender-hearted, ready and willing Saviour. Are you tried, troubled, and cast down? He is Jesus,…

… — (click here to read more)

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