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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

Plan special time with Christ
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being… [read more]

What Are These Stones? (Joshua 4:21)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Sticky spots in the mind are hard to create; they just seem to be there without much operator input. That's what a former acquaintance of mine used to call the mental repositories where he stored memories that he recalled seemingly at will. However, those sticky spots can be accentuated or augmented by… [read more]

Indulging in Fruit
Find the Call' from Andy Castro

 John 5:6-7 When Jesus noticed him lying there [helpless], knowing that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, Do you want to become well? [Are you really in earnest about getting well?]  The invalid answered, Sir, I have nobody when the water is moving to put me into the pool; but… [read more]

Our Changing World
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

 There is a cliche I grew up with that has come to mind many times: “Things change!“ Now is one of those times. Almost nothing stays the same. Sometimes by the hour. What is happening to “our world”? Can we understand at least some events that are rapidly occurring? At least an overview?… [read more]

Weeping to Laughing
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    The sweet sound of rain splashing outside filled me with joy this morning. It was so soothing I went back to sleep listening to it. So, I slept late. Sometimes that is a very good thing, and this morning was no exception. When I awoke again, the rain was still coming down, and it was still dark outside.… [read more]

The Legacy Of Kenny
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

Kenney and I have something in common; we both have the same first name. But I never used it until I was in the Army. The Army insisted that I remember - and use it. “Kenny” - was a good man. What an incredible understatement! So much in five words! What an honor to be known as a good man! I believe… [read more]

Additional Articles

Politics With The One You Love
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Sep 23, 2017

More than likely, while getting to know someone for the purpose of forming a romantic relationship, the subject of politics will eventually boil to the surface. You'll be sharing that bag of buttered popcorn waiting for a movie to start, chit chatting in a restaurant looking forward to your favorite… [read more]

Bible and Quote Feb 27 - March 2, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Sep 22, 2017

Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But the Lord delivers him out of them all. Ps 34:19    When the time is ripe for certain things, these things appear in different places in the manner of violets coming to light in the early spring. Farkas Bolyai Evil shall slay the wicked; those who hate the… [read more]

The Religious Case FOR Gay Marriage?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Sep 22, 2017

       I don’t read news magazines on a weekly basis, but do try to watch for stories that pertain to Christian thought and practice. A  Newsweek cover story some time back certainly did that, claiming to have ‘The Religious Case For Gay Marriage’ within… [read more]

Our World
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Sep 22, 2017

 Our World   In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (ESV)    Our World As We See It   As we go through life we become more aware of trouble. It comes to the forefront of each newscast and article in the papers. No one… [read more]

Train Up A Child
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Sep 21, 2017

My wife and I found out that our grandchildren had never been to a county fair (or any other fair, for that matter) before.  So when the Scott County (KY) Fair was in session we took the twins and their mother for one night.  I am so glad we did.  The night got a bit of a rocky start as the forecast was for… [read more]

Taking Offense
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Sep 20, 2017

Our culture these days seems almost to be built on being offended. We are offended by anything and everything. When I used the word "boy" in a brief comment to a black person (referrring to her young son), she took offense. When the movie, Tropic Thunder, had one actor describe another as a "retard",… [read more]

To What And To Whom Are You totally Committed?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Sep 18, 2017

 We are reading in the second half of Galatians Chapter 4. It is another difficult passage, but enlightens the eyes of believers in Jesus Christ to the present world situation, particularly with regard to what is called the ‘Middle East’. Paul goes on to explain to these disciples of Jesus Christ what… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for April 8
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"If they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?" - Luke 23:31 Among other interpretations of this suggestive question, the following is full of teaching: "If the innocent substitute for sinners, suffer thus, what will be done when the sinner himself -the dry tree-shall fall into the…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 24
Daily Light on the Daily Path

It is good for me to draw near to God. LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. — A day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. — Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto… — (click here to read more)

The Life-Giving Stream
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live."   Ezekiel 47:9 The living waters, in the prophet's vision, flowed into the Dead Sea and carried life with them, even into that stagnant lake. Where grace goes, spiritual life is the immediate and the everlasting consequence. Grace… — (click here to read more)

Anger Satisfied
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

It was a beautiful day in the Bluegrass yesterday. It rained all day long. No, seriously, it rained all day long. It is raining now. And it is beautiful. I could almost hear my grass singing the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah." Especially that part, "for the Lord God omnipotent raineth." Or is that…… — (click here to read more)

One Foot in Eternity
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We look now at the last of the list of Solomon's fourteen contrasts. (10) A time to keep and a time to throw (or give) away. Think at this moment of all the stuff you have that you will never use. Some things you will need to keep, of course, but some things ought to be given away. (11) A time to tear and a time to…… — (click here to read more)

Winnow
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Winnow - The Hebrew word is zara. This metaphor captures a daily event in the life of the people. Just as they threw grain into the air to separate the good from the bad, God throws His people up into the turmoil in order to scatter them and separate the good from the bad. In the Old Testament, there are two…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 24
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

THIS IS WRITTEN FOR THOSE CHRISTIANS who may have missed a formal education. Let no one despair. A do-it-yourself education is better than none. It can be acquired by the proper use of our mental powers. Our intellectual activities in the order of their importance may be graded this way: first, cogitation; second, observation; third, reading. … … — (click here to read more)

"In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen." Genesis 22:14
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen." Genesis 22:14

JEHOVAH has provided supplies for His people. He arranges the bestowment of them, and hears and answers prayer for them. He may allow them to come into trials, dangers, and troubles; but "in the mount the Lord will be seen," He will show Himself as rigidly faithful…

… — (click here to read more)

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