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  • The Challenge of Unhealthy Love
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    Most have experienced it: staying with the same person no matter how bad and unhealthy a relationship becomes, hoping against the odds that things will eventually get better allowing love to prevail. Some look to God, wish upon a star, or seek out and counsel with every psychologist around to heal the broken seams, replace bad with good, take another drink of love potion which brought bodies together in the first place, and inflame the sparks both felt while first meeting. But realistically, sometimes the right thing to do is walk away early on before you wake up one morning,…

  • Bible and Quote - April 1-5
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. Psalm 52:8 He does not need to transplant us into a different field, but right where we are, with just the circumstances that surround us, He makes His sun to shine and his dew to fall upon us, and transforms the things that were our greatest hindrances into the chiefest and most blessed means of our growth. Hannah Whithall Smith, 1832–1911 I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it.. Psalm 52:9a A state of mind that sees God in everything…

  • In God's Care
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    As children of God, we have times where we have to commit a person’s circumstances to God’s care. Aren’t we always in His care? When we pray for a friend who needs special guidance from God, we may ask Him to wrap His arms of love around them. Our next request asks the Father to draw our friend close to Him. Then we beseech our Creator to whisper words our friend needs to hear. Sometimes we speak in specific terms, other times, we ask God to convey the words our friend needs. At my dad’s funeral, our pastor ended his final prayer with…

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

    There are patches of brown starting to appear in my yard. Even though we have had some rain, it is still fairly dry here in the Bluegrass. Those patches of brown don't bother me as much as the patches of white and yellow. Now that I am a homeowner with a yard that belongs to me and not a church, those patches of white and yellow are a concern. I am sure that the fellow never had his own yard who penned that famous line indicating success, "Now we're in clover." If being in clover is a sign of success then my yard is a successful yard. However, I would rather see…

  • Who Is Your Opposition?
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    In Philippians we read, "Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose." (Philippians 2:2) "Of the same mind." What does that mean? It is a common biblical theme. Jesus said, "... I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me." (John 17:23) In Ephesians we see the unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:3) and the unity of the faith (Ephesians 4:13). So, what is this? Some would argue that…

  • A Good Conversationalist
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    The prayer of the upright is His delight. – Proverbs 15:8 What if your loved ones only communicated with you in prescribed, rote, memorized fashion? What if they never deviated from certain written phrases? No matter how eloquent the phrases, wouldn’t you be disappointed? If my children only addressed me when they wanted something and did it in a very formal, ritualized fashion (in old English) it would drive me crazy! “Our Father, who art in the living room, how handsome thou art today,” they might say. “Thy fatherhood be established, thy will be…

  • Mercy and not Sacrifice (October 6, 2010)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    The father of the Prodigal Son ran to meet him when it appeared that he was coming home. His joy could not be contained! As he saw his son yet a great way off, he “...ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.” His compassion was manifested in mercy that he was obviously all too glad to extend to his long lost son. The result was a great celebration at the fathers behest. “'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and…

  • If Any Man Is Thirsty Let Him Come To Me and Drink
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    At Pentecost, the risen and living and ascended Lord Jesus Christ poured out the Holy Spirit upon one hundred and twenty disciples just as he had promised. Jesus always keeps his word. Jesus Christ always fulfils his promises. Has Jesus Christ given you a promise that has as yet to be fulfilled? If it was given……

  • Spanked or yanked home early?
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    Spanked or yanked home early? 1 John 5:14-17. We are instructed to pray within the will of God according to His will. There is sin that leads to physical death for believers. This whole letter of John's is to and for believers. Verse 16 carries a terrible implication. It is very possible for a believer to sin the final one that is at the end of God's tolerance for His child. In other words, it is the final embarrassment of God and He just yanks that rebellious child home. In this case, the sin that leads to death. You do realize, don’t you, that it is a deliberate…

  • A Strange Fear
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    There are many sources of fear experienced by the human race. But the fear of repentance...even the word seems to conjure up alarm, discomfort, and an undefinable fear. For some, it is manifested by angry resistance; for others, it is a deep down discomfort or sadness. The Holy Spirit of God moves in many ways. The word Repentance seems rarely to be mentioned - in religious circles or out. Why? Perhaps its like the word Bible, Religion, Sin, etc. All at least imply that one could be required or obligated to do something that he or she would not like to do, even to think about.…

  • Breaking Records
         'Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro

    "Bob Beaman's legs gave way, and an astonished and overwhelmed Beamon suffered a brief cataplexy attack brought on by the emotional shock and collapsed to his knees, his body unable to support itself, placing his hands over his face. The news was overwhelming. Bob Beaman shattered the Olympic Long Jump record,……

Daily Devotionals
Napoleon Hill, he of Think and Grow Rich fame, once said, "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." He has a very valid point. Joe Gawzner, founder of Parrot Products, was growing increasingly uncomfortable with the comfort stations he was encountering across the United States. The bathrooms he was finding in rest areas and truck stops were completely grossing him out.Tired of accepting the substandard conditions he invented the Enable Kit in March of 2002.…
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Proverbs 14:25 - A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.
Words to Ponder
if man is not made for God, why is he not happy except in God? If man is made for God, why is he so opposed to God? - Blaise Pascal
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
1 Samuel 8; Psalms 54; Romans 1:1-15:
The name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba. His sons, however, did not walk in his ways but turned aside after dishonest gain, and they took bribes and perverted justice. Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; and they said to him, "Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint us a king to judge us like all the…
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